Making the most of summer is at the top of a lot of our agendas right now. As the world continues adapting to the new normal, there’s a great feeling of importance in how we make the most of our time; whether for leisure, education, career progress or working towards personal goals.
The last few years have provided many of us with a renewed sense of appreciation for the value of experiences, and a stronger drive than ever to make forward progress.
Whether you’re an undergraduate or postgraduate student, Imperial’s Summer School offers a unique and enriching opportunity to enhance your knowledge in an intense but highly social environment. The courses are designed to develop your practical skills in preparation for your next stage, whether that’s continuing your undergraduate study or readying for a post-graduate programme.
Summer School courses are available over two sessions, with the option to study up to two courses (one from each session) in the subject/s that interest you most. The courses available for each session are as follows:
Session one: Monday 4 July - Friday 22 July 2022
- Business Analytics
- Principles of Finance
- Machine Learning & Applied Statistics
Session two: Monday 25 July - Friday 12 August 2022
- Business Strategy & Consulting
- Digital Marketing
Each course has been thoughtfully created using some of the most relevant and insightful topics from our world-class MSc and MBA programmes, to deliver useful introductions to pivotal areas in global business. In addition, each course also provides an opportunity to gain academic credit towards future studies, for those looking to go even further once the summer ends.
Delivered at our beautiful South Kensington campus in the heart of London, all Summer School courses are taught in our multi-mode enabled lecture theatres. This means you’ll experience in-person teaching with our world-renowned faculty, and arrive safe in the knowledge that our multi-mode technology will enable you to continue participating in live classes remotely should you be unable to come to campus for reasons beyond your control, such as changes to government guidance or illness.
Here’s a closer look at what each course has to offer, and the core concepts you can expect to gain an understanding of during the three-week sessions.
Focusing on prescriptive analytics, the Business Analytics course delivers a brief introduction to probability/statistics, decision trees and optimisation, and networks with applications in logistics and organisations.
By the end of the course, you will have a solid understanding of basic probability concepts and apply them in real-life situations. You’ll also build and solve decision trees, formulate various kinds of optimisation problems (and solve them in Excel and AMPL), and construct linear regression models for statistical analysis, estimating them in R.
Principles of Finance
Designed to develop your understanding of the rapidly evolving and exciting theory of finance, the Principles of Finance course is an introduction to the core concepts in finance. You will learn the nature and workings of financial markets and their use by corporations, investors and others, and the relevance of theory for financial and investment decision making.
By the end of the course, you’ll understand the basic principles of finance and financial theory, as well as how to apply the criteria that companies use to make investment decisions. In addition, you’ll cover the concepts of market efficiency, portfolio risk and diversification, the principal functions of capital markets, and the distinct features of main financial instruments including debt, equity and financial derivatives.
Introducing you to key concepts in statistical analysis and machine learning, this course explores a range of quantitative methods from mathematics, statistics and computing, and will enable you to use these methods in applications across various fields including finance and bioimaging.
By the end of the course you’ll understand the basics of programming, linear and non-linear methods, and the concepts of supervised and unsupervised learning. You’ll also study basic probability theory and time series analysis, including how to deal with trend and seasonality in data and how to forecast in linear time series models. By the third week, you’ll be familiar with handling spatial data and learn about its applications in life sciences.
This course will enable you to diagnose, manage, design and change commonly faced challenges by organisations. Analysing concepts of consulting, you’ll be taught to actively and critically apply business strategy concepts, providing you with a strong understanding of approaches for managing consulting projects and clients.
By the end of the course, you’ll:
- Have an understanding of the complexity that makes up an organisation’s strategic environment
- Recognise the implications of strategic decisions
- Gain insight into key skills and frameworks for effective consulting
- Develop key skills in managing consulting projects to deliver value for clients.
Learn to think like a modern digital marketer with this intensive course that will review and appraise contemporary Digital Marketing strategy, latest leading-edge developments, literature and industry best practice, to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of 21st century marketing including the role of digital technologies and social media.
By the end of the course you’ll understand the fundamentals of marketing strategy and the current digital marketing landscape, before deep diving into specific areas such as search engine marketing (SEO & PPC), email marketing, social media, online display advertising and campaign measurement. By the end of the three-week course you’ll know what good digital marketing looks like and even look ahead to the future of trends, technologies, and the importance of data and privacy.
Application dates and fees
Applications are now open for all of our Summer School 2022 courses, with discounted ‘early bird’ fees available for applications made before 22 April:
One Session – £2,115 before 22 April or £2,350 thereafter
Two sessions - £3,807 before 22 April or £4,230 thereafter
Scholarships are also available to the value of £1000 for candidates who have accepted Summer School offers and demonstrate a strong application, potential for future academic and career success – and the passion to make a positive impact on business and society.
Summer School courses are open to current undergraduates and postgraduates as well as individuals who may have already graduated but have less than five years’ work experience. To qualify, you must currently be studying towards a degree or have been awarded a degree.
Certain courses also have more specific requirements. Take a look at the entry requirements for each course to find out more.
A Summer to remember
Imperial’s Summer School is an opportunity for the brightest minds to study and network in a culturally enriching environment in one of the world’s most vibrant and diverse cities.
The broad range of courses on offer means there are a number of ways to take advantage of the Summer School experience so that it fits with both your interests and future ambitions.
Apply now and make this Summer a memorable part of your academic journey.