Full-Time MBA 2022-23 programme changes


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The Imperial Full-Time MBA has always been a programme focused on the future – your future goals, your future as a leader, and the future of business, technology and society.

Looking to the future means creating change today that will have an impact on tomorrow. This is why we’re excited to announce our newly updated Full-Time MBA programme, reimagined to give you the power and flexibility necessary to shape your future. Applications are now open to join the Full-Time MBA in 2022.

Markus Perkmann, Academic Director of the Imperial MBA said, "We have built on the strength of Imperial as a global top 10 university, embedded in global London. Our newly designed Full-Time MBA offers the kind of life-changing experience that our candidates seek."

Personalise your programme

The ability to tailor the Full-Time MBA more specifically to your talents and ambitions is one of the key changes we have made to the programme for the 2022-23 intake.

A reduction in the number of core modules and the introduction of new flexcore modules, as well as our diverse portfolio of electives, means you will have more options than ever before to take the programme in the direction you choose.

Want to deep dive into one area and signal specialism to future employers? For the first time, you will have the option to choose a specialism in one of three areas that align to the most in-demand skills that MBA recruiters are seeking, our students' entrepreneurial ambitions, and our faculty's expertise; analytics, entrepreneurship or finance. While the MBA remains the most highly regarded of qualifications by employers, continued evolution means our recruitment experts are seeing more demand for graduates with deeper skills in these areas. This makes our optional specialisms a way to gain a competitive edge for certain roles.

Lead from the start

New for 2022, the LEADS (Leadership, Ethics, Awareness, Diversity, Society) module that runs throughout the year, and is focused on developing responsible leaders of ethical, inclusive, and sustainable organisations.

At a time when forward-looking leaders are more valuable than ever, LEADS provides a grounding in the areas necessary for you to understand the impact of business on society, and become the responsible leader the world needs.

This is achieved through a number of classes, case studies, practical exercises and group experiences that cover the fundamentals of decision-making with integrity, as well as diversity within organisations and a broader look at business and society.

The module culminates with the LEADS capstone, an exciting trip with your cohort to an international location for a unique experiential assessment of everything you’ve learned.

Working alongside LEADS to develop you into a well-rounded leader is the well-established Personal Leadership Journey, which will help you to identify your strengths and leadership style through self-reflection and professional development.

Together with the individual support of your dedicated careers consultant, these uniquely Imperial programme elements will guide your transformation into a leader who will benefit society.

"We have designed the new Imperial Full-Time MBA so our outstanding candidates can lay the basis for a successful and meaningful career. The programme places a major focus on purposeful leadership, and the skills of 'getting things done' so valued by top employers."
Academic Director, Full-Time MBA
Markus Perkmann

Immerse yourself within Imperial College

Imperial College Business School is positioned within Imperial College London – a globally top-ranked university renowned for our faculties of engineering and medicine, and more recently have been recognised for our expert research and insights that informed the COVID-19 response in the UK.

As a Business School student, you are part of this inspiring community. On the Full-Time MBA, you have the opportunity to become part of the ground-breaking thinking and life-changing research taking place every day across the College.

Opportunities to learn and collaborate exist around every corner: from the Imperial Innovation Challenge where you will have access to the latest research by our leading STEM academics and researchers; the Entrepreneurial Journey project, which provides the chance to collaborate with Imperial medics, engineers and scientists; exploring our ecosystem of innovation and entrepreneurship through the Enterprise Lab, and choosing electives where you will study alongside students from other faculties, such as AI Ventures shared with the Faculty of Engineering. There’s no shortage of ways to reach out and build your network beyond business and immerse yourself in all the wonders Imperial College can offer you.

Additional support from our Careers team, plus over 300 cross-College clubs and societies will give you all the opportunity you need to forge connections that will pave your road to success.

Connect with London and explore international business

Not only does the wider Imperial community open up a whole new world of opportunity, so too does the thriving metropolis that Imperial calls home at our campuses in historical South Kensington and innovative White City.

London puts both corporate giants and trailblazing startups right at your fingertips and provides the ideal setting for kickstarting your career after the MBA. To help you get the ball rolling, we are introducing the London Tech Trek, a two-day tour of the most innovative startups and future-facing corporations in town; enhancing your connection within the city and focusing on digital transformation and how to disrupt in an ever-evolving landscape.

With a global reputation, internationally famous location, and international experiences* such as our Global Experience Week, LEADS capstone and Glocal electives to match, the Imperial Full-Time MBA is your bridge to the world and the future of responsible business across borders.

Find out more about how you can accelerate your career and become a leader in an ever-evolving business landscape

*Travel subject to COVID-19 restrictions