The final part of the Full-Time MBA at Imperial is the Capstone event which brings together students for a final challenge. In the month leading up to Capstone, students had been completing their internships at companies like Hello Fresh and Amazon, exchange programmes at other prestigious universities worldwide, or summer projects.
As the grand finale to the programme, Capstone provided students the opportunity to celebrate their achievements, reconnect with their classmates through a range of social activities, and offered a final opportunity to integrate and apply their MBA learning to the topic of “Managing and Leading Change in uncertain times”. Students heard from a variety of companies including Unilever, Shop Direct, AC Nielson and Media Measurement.
The programme of activities ended with closing remarks from the Dean of Imperial College Business School, Professor Francisco Veloso, and the programmes team, who received a standing ovation from students. The students’ time on the Full-Time MBA officially ended with a finale dinner at the Royal Garden Hotel.
Highlights of the Full-Time MBA cohort of 2016-17’s year at Imperial include:
- Global Experience Week in Vietnam
- Innovation Challenge 2017 where students created innovative solutions for smart cities
- Business Insights in Europe trip to Berlin
- Pitching innovative design prototypes to experts
- Taking the Entrepreneurial Journey
- Making the most of student life at Imperial
- MBA Connect Launching a group of MBA students providing professional support and mentoring to Imperial start-ups
Our Full-Time MBA graduates are now starting careers in exciting industries, and this year we are excited to announce that two graduates have been hired at businesses started by Full-Time MBA alumni. George Chatzaras was recently appointed Business Development Manager at Boat Affair, a boutique boat matchmaking service founded by alumni Adrian Walker and Natalya Zubova (Read our interview with Adrian and Natalya). Adrienne Fung has joined Think. Plan. Thrive., an innovation consultancy founded by alumni Imogen Berman and Jared Ruddy (Read Adrienne’s blog post on deciding to do an MBA).
We look forward to staying in touch with the Full-Time MBA cohort of 2016-17 as alumni of Imperial College Business School.