Summer School at Imperial is a unique opportunity to study for three weeks (or up to six if you want twice the fun!) at a global top 10 ranked university in the heart of London. Combining teaching from our world-class faculty with networking and social opportunities, it’s no wonder that past students have called it “the GREATEST experience ever”.
From July to August this year, we are offering five Summer School courses spread across two sessions. Running for three weeks per session, you can choose to study just one course, or one from each session, including Business Analytics, Principles of Finance, and Machine Learning & Applied Statistics in session one, or Digital Marketing and Business Strategy & Consulting in session two.
Wondering whether Summer School is for you? To help you decide, we took a look at what the benefits are of spending summer at Imperial, and how doing so could help you reach your goals in more ways than one.
Study in the heart of London
Studying at Imperial means studying in one of the world’s most vibrant and exciting cities. From our campus in leafy South Kensington, you’ll have the world at your fingertips. Take a stroll around peaceful Hyde Park, visit iconic London landmarks like The Shard or The London Eye, enjoy an exhilarating West End show or eat until your heart’s content at one of the city’s many fabulous restaurants and markets.
All of this can be enjoyed in between sessions with your classmates, alongside special events and trips organised by us as part of our exciting social programme.
Expand your global network with lifelong friends
Our Summer School has always been about more than just the academics. You’ll spend three intense, yet hugely enjoyable weeks, tackling challenges and picking up new skills with a group of likeminded individuals from all around the world. This means plenty of chatting, debating, planning and supporting one another to make the most out of this unique shared opportunity.
While networking is a fundamental part of business, it can be quite nerve-racking when you first give it a go. Summer School allows you to not only build your network in a friendly and relaxed environment, but also practice this vital career-enhancing skill. What’s more, you’ll be inducted into the brave new world of digital working, leaving you fully prepared for today’s blended workplaces!
Give yourself an edge and boost your resume
Set yourself apart from the crowd and invest in your own development with a meaningful and practical learning experience that few others may have the time to invest in. Whether your next stage is work or further study, having a focused, subject-specific period of additional study at a top-10 globally ranked institution can only be a positive in the eyes of a future recruiter, manager or admissions officer!
Perhaps you’re coming from a non-business background and want to kick-start that pivot into a new industry, or maybe you want a deep dive into a particular area like finance. No matter your motivation, you’ll find Summer School a hugely enriching experience in more ways than one.
Get a truly hands-on experience
Due to their condensed nature, it’s not uncommon for summer programmes to be entirely theory-based, leaving you to read or imagine the practical implications without truly experiencing them.
Imperial is different. We present the ideas and theories and then show you how to use them in practice. This method is so effective we even see some students returning to Imperial for another year of Summer School so they can get even more experience utilising those skills! One of the Business Strategy & Consulting students comments on the applied nature of the programme:
The practical nature of the courses gives you the ability to speak the right language in your chosen area. The aim is not to make you an expert in your topic, but to teach you the language and practical application of these areas in preparation for the next stage in your journey. Whether you’re looking for a better understanding of broader topics such as analytics, finance, and strategy, or more specialist areas like machine learning, you’ll leave with a well-rounded toolkit to help propel you even further.
A course built around you
Imperial has numerous advantages and benefits that separate us from the many other summer schools out there. One of our distinguishing features is our smaller size. We regulate our intake of students to ensure that you get a personal and tailored approach and can develop real connections both within the cohort and with the people who teach you.
For students who would like to study their Master’s or an MBA at Imperial in the future, making your mark in the school before you even apply will make your application stand out.
Not only is Summer School 2022 sure to be an enriching experience for both your academic and career advancement, but it also promises to hit one of this summer’s most important objectives – fun!
After a time of unprecedented turbulence, we’re incredibly excited to be offering our Summer School courses this year. With new subjects, innovative delivery methods, and the always-present feeling of excitement and possibility that accompanies this time of year, there’s never been a better time to invest in yourself and make it a summer to remember.
Apply now to secure your place and make your mark at Imperial College Business School.