Imperial College London Entrance

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Camilia Berrada

Placed 2nd in the UK by the Financial Times Masters in Management ranking, the intensive one-year programme encompasses theory and its application to the real world via practical case studies and hands-on tasks.

Our graduates thrive in the corporate, consulting and entrepreneurial world, with 92% of our 2015 cohort gaining employment within three months of completing the programme. It’s no surprise that many of our current MSc Management students have already secured graduate positions at some of the world’s top companies.

Camilia Berrada will be joining the Technology Consulting division at Deloitte following her August graduation. “Working within the Technology Strategy & Architecture subdivision, I will be assigned projects where I will be assisting my team to diagnose and implement solutions for clients,” she explains.

“I wanted to join consulting as the idea of joining an industry so diverse where I could work on so many different projects within different industries and collaborating with a cross-functional team really attracted me.”

Fellow classmate Máté Deutsch will also be joining the consulting world working as a Senior Business Analyst in McKinsey & Company’s consulting division. “I believe that consulting offers an exceptional opportunity for personal growth and development,” he says.

“I would also like to get familiar with as many industries as possible and consulting is invaluable in this sense. I believe – and I hope – that I will have an impact on the projects I will be working on and will be able to see my recommendations in practice with actual results, which is fascinating to me.”

The MSc Management programme encompasses core management modules, which set a solid foundation of practical knowledge in every subject area. Students then have the opportunity to tailor the programme to their career goals through a selection of four pathways including Strategy and Leadership, Digital Business, Energy Business, and Financial Services.

“The lecturers, my classmates and the different style of teaching here have all helped me to gain a wider understanding of topics I have previously studied, through the intensive group projects, cases and in-class discussions,” Máté says.

The Careers and Professional Development Service was absolutely essential in helping me secure an offer

MSc Management student Matthew Russell-Cheung explains how the group work component of the programme is an essential and enriching part of the learning experience: “Throughout the course, I worked in teams of five to six classmates to complete presentations and reports in the core modules and Digital Business pathway,” he says.

“These group projects gave me the opportunity to work on skills that will be important in my career, such as effective communication, challenging assumptions, breaking down complex tasks into component parts, and managing time.”

Mathew Russell

MSc Management student Matthew Russell-Cheung explains how the group work component of the programme is an essential and enriching part of the learning experience: “Throughout the course, I worked in teams of five to six classmates to complete presentations and reports in the core modules and Digital Business pathway,” he says.

“These group projects gave me the opportunity to work on skills that will be important in my career, such as effective communication, challenging assumptions, breaking down complex tasks into component parts, and managing time.”

Matthew will be starting as an analyst in September at PA Consulting, a leading consulting, technology and innovation firm operating on a global scale.

“I will work in small and highly innovative multi-disciplinary teams, working with colleagues and clients at all levels. I will mainly be supporting a team of consultants in research and analysis to establish a solid foundation in the essential disciplines of consultancy,” he says.

MSc Management students have access to the Business School Career and Professional Development Service, which facilitates ongoing support and guidance to students throughout the year. Working with students to develop a strategy, identify strengths, refine CVs and set up mock interviews, the service can ensure the very best support is provided to Imperial students throughout all stages of their career development journey.

“The Careers and Professional Development Service was absolutely essential in helping me secure an offer,” explains Matthew.

“The counsellors edited my CV and cover letter to ensure I was presenting myself in the best way possible and directly addressing what the firm was looking for. In addition, I was able to attend several individual practice interview sessions. By the time I got to the interview, I felt really confident that I could succeed.”

The amount of networking opportunities and contacts that I have obtained this year because of Imperial is absolutely invaluable, and has been a fundamental part of this course as well as securing this job

Alice Hubener

Máté also attributes his job success to the support of the Careers and Professional Development Service saying, “the Careers Service was a huge help from day one as the team gave me relentless support with the application process.”

Current MSc Management student Alice Hübener was also able to utilise the Careers Service to secure her position at Deutsche Bank: “ The Business School’s Careers Service helped me a lot in preparing for my interviews through one-to-one coaching and a vast amount of resources.”

“I will be taking on a role as a Trainee at Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management,” she says.

“The job not only requires a strong interest in financial services but also the ability to think broadly in order to find the best solution for each individual client. In the MSc Management programme, we are challenged to directly apply tools and frameworks to cases and group projects, which is good preparation for on-the-job learning.”

To further maximise opportunities for MSc Management students, the programme provides a range of networking activities in the form of guest lecturers, group work and events.

“The amount of networking opportunities and contacts that I have obtained this year because of Imperial is absolutely invaluable, and has been a fundamental part of this course as well as securing this job,” recalls Camilia.

“The programme has given me ample exposure to teamwork and I feel much better prepared to thrive in a professional environment now.”

Matthew adds, “I am also looking forward to working with interesting and diverse colleagues that I previously met on campus. Before I attended my first round interview, I had networked with several consultants from the firm at company presentations and career fairs held at the Business School.”

MSc Management is a highly effective way to shape the careers of ambitious and motivated students who want an edge in today’s competitive job market.

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