MSc International Management

MSc Innovation,
Entrepreneurship & Management

Disrupt, innovate and ideate 

MSc Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Management at Imperial is designed to empower the next generation of venture founders, venture builders, innovators, and investors to create and grow new business opportunities while considering the implications of social and environmental factors.  

Throughout the programme, you will develop your skill in the areas of innovation, entrepreneurship, and management. You will learn how to manage, create, and deliver value from innovation. Drawing on the expertise of our esteemed management faculty as well as experts in innovation, entrepreneurship, technology, and sustainability, the programme offers a uniquely Imperial view.

Get ready to join the next generation of entrepreneurial leaders within a forward-thinking business school. 

employed within six months (class of 2022)
started their own business (class of 2022)
elective options
practical project options
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Developing the next generation of entrepreneurial leaders

in Europe (Imperial College London, Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2023)
in the world (Imperial College London, QS World University Rankings 2024)
city for students (London, QS Best Student City Rankings 2023)

Programme content

The curriculum combines core modules which are organised into foundation and specialist modules, as well as including your Personal Innovation Development journey. The programme will give you the opportunity to delve into specialist topics such as Design Thinking for Innovation & Impact and Technology & Innovation Management.  

MSc Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Management is a one year, full-time intensive programme. The normal working week is Monday to Friday and classes will be scheduled between 08.30 and 21.00. You are expected to attend 12-18 hours of lectures every week, including one evening class per week . For each hour in a lecture room, you should also complete approximately 2-3 hours of individual study or group coursework. Other optional activities such as guest lectures or alumni and careers events may be scheduled in the evening. 

Please note, programme content is subject to change. Candidates that fail to successfully complete this degree are not entitled to a Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma.

Before the start of your programme you will be expected to complete online pre-study modules which are delivered via The Hub, our bespoke virtual learning environment. These modules are designed to prepare you for the remainder of the programme.

What our students say

“It was crucial for me to select a programme that had the right mix of innovation, business, technology, and leadership, and the IEM programme checked all the boxes. Now, nearing the end of the programme, I can confidently say that it is the perfect fit for me.”
Babatunde Oguntade
MSc Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Management 2023
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Career impact

At Imperial College Business School, your career is our priority. We have a dedicated Careers team that is committed to helping you achieve your personal and professional goals. With close links to industry and a busy calendar of events, workshops, and personal development programmes, you will be prepared to enter a highly competitive recruitment market.

Employment outcomes below refer to the class of 2022.

“I am planning on continuing my startup, Skinutri, full-time after my Master’s. Skinutri is the first European snack brand that offers a skin-friendly chocolate for people with sensitive skin who are looking for a carefree way of sustainable snacking without sacrificing on taste. The Enterprise Lab as well as extra-curricular activities such as the Imperial Launch Club, the Discovery Fund and the Imperial College Summer Accelerator thereby help you very much along the way to make this happen.”
Nele Wessels
MSc International Health Management 2021
Founder, Skinutri
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Frequently asked questions

All applications to our postgraduate programmes are made online – we do not accept paper applications. Please refer to the ‘How to apply’ section of each programme page to see what documents you are required to submit with your application and to view the selection process.

All of our programmes are academically rigorous and include a quantitative component so all candidates are expected to be familiar with a basic level of mathematics before the start of the programme. The quantitative experience statement provides an opportunity to demonstrate this to the selection committee.

In the quantitative experience statement, you need to list up to five of the most quantitative modules or elements of your studies to date. You should list the main topics of study (eg: algebra, probability etc) as well as the level of study (eg: high school, undergraduate degree, short course etc) as this will allow the selection committee to have an understanding of your quantitative experience to date.

Quantitative experience is a key selection criterion for our more quantitative programmes (MSc Finance, MSc Finance & Accounting, MSc Financial Technology, MSc Investment & Wealth Management, MSc Risk Management & Financial Engineering, MSc Business Analytics, MSc Climate Change, Management & Finance and MSc Economics & Strategy for Business) so please be sure to check the entry requirements for your programme of interest to ensure your background is sufficiently quantitative. For other programmes, candidates are advised to review both the programme content and the pre-study modules to see what the numerical content of the programme includes before they submit an application.

You can apply to be considered for one programme each year. We will take your areas of interest and eligibility into account when considering you for alternative programmes.

While it is not compulsory to submit the results of an approved English language test with your application, it is strongly encouraged and will add weight to your application if you are able to show that you have met the language requirement prior to applying. You can find detailed information regarding the Business School’s language requirements and the tests that we accept here.

As part of your application, you will be asked to provide the contact details of two referees. Your referees will be contacted by email once you have completed and submitted your application, and the email will contain instructions on how they can submit your reference via our application system.

Please ensure that each reference letter that is submitted has been sent from an academic or professional email address. We cannot accept references sent from personal email addresses, such as Gmail, Hotmail, 126, 163, Sina, QQ, and Yahoo.

Our electronic application service is provided by an external provider, so there may be a delay before the receipt of your references is confirmed on your student application account.

If you receive confirmation that your references have been received but this still isn’t confirmed on your account a week after receiving the confirmation, please contact the Central Admissions team at

Yes. As part of the selection process, shortlisted candidates for our MSc programmes will be invited to complete an interview. Interviews are conducted through Kira Talent, our video interview platform, which you can access online to record and submit your answers.

The interview process typically takes about 20 minutes and does not require extensive preparation. It aims to supplement your written application by providing a further opportunity for you to articulate your suitability for your MSc programme of choice through questions about your previous experience and future aspirations.

If you are invited to submit a video interview, you will be sent details of how to access and use the Kira Talent online interview platform.

Once you have created an account, you will be asked a series of questions, to which you can record your answers as short videos and submit them online.

Please make sure that the invitation doesn’t go to your junk mail by adding to your list of safe senders. You must complete your online interview by the deadline stated in the email. If the email has gone into a junk, spam, or clutter folder in your inbox, we will not be able to rearrange a new interview for you, and your application will be considered for withdrawal.

Please note: our video interviews are conducted via the Kira Talent platform. As Kira Talent is an independent third party service provider with their own terms and conditions of service and privacy policy, please familiarise yourself with these and ensure you are happy with them before proceeding to use the Kira service and platform.

For all MSc programmes, you can normally expect to receive a decision within 6-8 weeks of having submitted a complete application. Please keep in mind that during busy times and/or where documents are missing from an application, this time may increase.

When an offer is submitted by the Business School, the Central Admissions need to make a number of final checks before it can be formally approved. These may include an additional review of an applicant’s academic background or ensuring the references we have received are valid. Until you have received confirmation of the official offer via the College’s applicant portal, please do not arrange accommodation, book flights or decline any other offers you may be holding. The majority of offers are successfully approved by Central Admissions and you will be able to see full details of your offer conditions once your official offer has been confirmed.

Unfortunately, we are unable to confirm when you will receive a decision on your application but we will be in touch via email as soon as there is an update. Please be aware that you do not need to provide any additional information unless you think that this will add significant weight to your application (e.g. updated transcripts, relevant internships, English language results).

Please email your programme admissions team if you would like feedback on your application. Please note that whilst limited feedback can be provided, the decision of the academic selectors is final and it will not be possible for your application to be reconsidered.

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