As Head of Admissions at Imperial College Business School, I’m delighted to announce that applications are open for the Imperial Full-Time MBA Class of 2019!
We have just welcomed a fantastic new cohort of 78 Full-Time MBA students from 27 different nationalities, 44% of whom are women. Our incoming students are a hugely diverse group of exceptional individuals, and we’re looking forward to witnessing and supporting their success throughout the programme and beyond.
If you’d like to be in their shoes this time next year, our Round 1 application deadline of 29 September is rapidly approaching! You’ll find details of all of our deadlines here and I’d strongly recommend that you apply as early as possible to increase your chances of getting a place on the programme.
What’s new this year for Full-Time MBA applications?
We’ve set some new career questions this year, which will really push you to be more specific about your post-MBA goals than last year’s longer-form essays. For some candidates this will probably make the career planning section easier, but others may find it more challenging to be that concise. There are no right or wrong answers, but what you write will help us to better explore your career plan at interview, if you reach that stage in the selection process.
Our scholarship offering is bigger and better than ever before – with a range of awards covering up to the full tuition fees for candidates who demonstrate exceptional merit, leadership and financial need. As a proud Forté Foundation sponsor, we’re delighted to offer Forté Fellowships to outstanding MBA women – and I’m excited to confirm that after last year’s successful launch, our Entrepreneurship Scholarship for experienced entrepreneurs is back! There’ll be a couple of new scholarship schemes launching soon, so watch this space…
Take the first step
There’s loads of information about the programme, admissions requirements and the Imperial community on our FTMBA website, but nothing beats connecting with us one-to-one and there are lots of opportunities:
On campus information sessions: join us in South Kensington for an evening of with faculty, staff, alumni and current students. If you’re able to get to London, come and experience the Imperial campus and community first-hand.
Recruitment events: we attend and host a wide variety of recruitment events, including fairs, one-to-one coffee chats and information sessions in London and around the world – if we’re coming to your city soon, we’d love to meet you!
Online information sessions: if you’re not able to visit in person, our online information sessions are a great opportunity to find out about the programme from anywhere in the world. Watch presentations and have your questions answered live.
Q&A Webinars with the Admissions and Recruitment teams: whatever stage you’re at in the application process, these online sessions are a great opportunity to get advice and support from members of our friendly Admissions and Recruitment teams.
Individual profile review: once you’ve done your initial research and want more detailed advice, a profile review with our Recruitment team is an invaluable chance to get some tailored support before you apply. Reviews are available in person, by Skype or phone.
Crystal Grant, Director of Admissions, Imperial College Business School