Education Imperial College Business School

Imperial College Business School's teaching has realigned to specialise in innovation and entrepreneurship education. Using our unique research results, we also design and develop training opportunities for our industry partners including Arup, Laing O’Rourke and IBM. Our research findings contribute to all levels of management throughout the School, informing the Executive Education and MBA programmes, as well as through direct contact at Board level. Additionally, our textbooks and publications have been translated into many languages and used by educators around the world.

MSc and MBA

Building on the success of Innovation & Entrepreneurship (I&E) research we launched the MSc Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Management in October 2011. Sessions are taught by members of the I&E research group, and topics include innovation management, business models and designing products, systems and services, combining theoretical learning with business simulations and competitions. The course takes our evidence-based research to the core of Business School teaching and disseminates our findings in new ways.

The MSc Management, launched in 2005, was also instigated by I&E staff, and since 2009 has included a pathway on Innovation and Design, led by members of the team. Find out more about MSc programmes.

Based on our research, MBA programmes include a compulsory core theme on Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Design, with all students required to participate in a related syndicate project. Electives for MBA students include Consuming & Adopting Innovation and Designing & Innovating Services, developed by the I&E research group. Find out more about MBA programmes.


There are around 15 PhD students supervised by members of the research group, and play an active role in our research and activities.  We have carefully selected our PhD students to ensure we retain the strongest candidates able to closely engage with our research.

The Doctoral Methods Training Programme is part of the formal learning portion of our PhD programme with I&E staff being responsible for elements including qualitative and quantitative approaches, part of the formal learning portion of our doctoral education. The Doctoral Training Account provides a number of studentships for research into academic and management practice. Find out more about Doctoral programmes.

Undergraduate study

I&E staff contribute to cross-faculty teaching on innovation and project management as part of the Business for Professional Engineers and Scientists programme (BPES) providing business and management skills for Imperial’s engineering and science students. We also teach on the Joint Honours and Intercalated BSc (Medicine with Management). Find out more about Undergraduate programmes.

We've taught:

  • Over 1800 Master's students
  • Over 2200 MBA students
  • Over 200 PhD students
  • Over 1000 Undergraduates

Our industry partners:

  • Laing O'Rourke
  • Arup
  • IBM
  • The Royal Society
  • Finmeccanica
  • Telefonica
  • Total