Best part Executive MBA

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The Imperial Executive MBA is a part-time programme for high achievers who want to develop the skills that will launch them right to the very top of the ladder. At Imperial College Business School, our emphasis is on future-proofing you with the expertise to be ready for the challenges of today, and for whatever the future holds.

This programme is designed especially for high-calibre professionals who want to gain not only an understanding of the different business functions, but also the advanced management and leadership skills on par with a C-suite level executive.

So, how does our Executive MBA stand up? Students studying on the programme or who have recently completed their studies share why Imperial’s Executive MBA has been transformative on a personal and professional level.

Susanne Juhl Executive MBA

Susanne Juhl

Executive MBA 2018-19

CEO, HMN Naturgas

Location: Copenhagen

The Executive MBA has been a truly transformative journey. Imperial’s unique selling point is the connection between the Business School and the other faculties at the College. I recommend Imperial’s Executive MBA to any business leader who wants to deepen their understanding of the relationship between business, technology and the challenges our planet faces. One of the best things about the Executive MBA has been the STEM talks by the leading professors from Imperial College London, a global top 10 university. The tech talks really connected the dots between business and science and pointed to cutting edge solutions to the challenges of our planet.

Jack Tang, Executive MBA

Jack Tang

Executive MBA 2019-20

Senior Consultant, Arcadis

Location: London

The best part of the Executive MBA so far is the blended learning approach. It allows me the flexibility to learn the concepts through the online learning platform, The Hub, and to raise queries in advance to the Teaching Assistant sessions.  The learning is then reinforced during the on-campus sessions where I get the opportunity to apply them to real-world case studies, which I felt was useful.  The on-campus catering throughout the two-day period is truly wonderful as this takes the stress out of worrying about food and enables me to focus on the learning. In addition, the planned cohort dinners have been another great highlight as it has allowed me to develop my social network through engaging with my fellow cohort, the programme team and the lecturers.

Marta Lesiewska Executive MBA

Marta Lesiewska

Executive MBA 2019-20

Sustainability Consultant

Location: Warsaw

Imperial’s Executive MBA represents a new generation of MBA programmes. The curriculum is enriched with the Executive Leadership Journey and speaker series dedicated to new technologies and solutions that are at the heart of Imperial College London. The programme gives you the tools to accelerate careers in a technology-driven world. It takes you out of your comfort zone, helps you to identify and fight your weaknesses and appreciate and build on your strengths. The first year was an inspirational journey, and along the way, I met incredible people from all backgrounds. A lot of them, like myself, commute from different countries in Europe, the Middle East, Africa or from the US. Working on projects together creates an excellent opportunity to learn not only new skills, but also embrace management skills in a multicultural environment.

Matteo De Tomasi, Executive MBA

Matteo De Tomasi

Executive MBA 2019-20

Director of Sales, Hilti Great Britain

Location: London

The best part of the Executive MBA so far is the strength and motivation to get better, which comes from my cohort. I had a demanding job and a soon to be born baby when classes kicked-off last year, yet being surrounded by like-minded individuals, also going through similar challenges, has helped me to improve my efficiency and prioritisation, managing to enjoy the modules as much as possible, and deliver on my commitments. The power of doing this journey alongside colleagues from completely different industries and professions is incredible. Working in groups has highlighted the skills each of us bring to the teams and has definitely supported my own leadership awareness and development.

Brett Gibson, Executive MBA

Brett Gibson

Executive MBA 2019-20 

Client Strategy & Value Adviser, Domo Inc.

Location: London

A year ago I started preparing to start my Executive MBA at Imperial College Business School. It's been an incredible learning experience and supported my transition to client strategy and value consulting. The alignment to technology, innovation and the diverse cohort is what attracted me, and studying at one of the world's leading programmes didn't hurt either. Being able to cover gaps in my experience from great lecturers, and discussing the practical applications with an experienced cohort has been incredibly powerful.

Patrick Wilhelm, Executive MBA

Patrick Wilhelm

Executive MBA 2018-2019

Principal Consultant, ERNI

Location: Zürich

One of the benefits I did not expect at the beginning of the Executive MBA is self-confidence. I approach new professional challenges differently and use my newly learned methods and tools to find solutions. In this way, I reach the desired goal faster and more effectively. One of the modules that gave me exceptional benefit was the Entrepreneurial Journey. Here I liked the hollistic approach the most, because in my opinion it was very close to practice. The pitch session added the extra spice. Working with the service designers from the Royal College of Art helped me see the challenge from a different perspective and try out new approaches.