Boost your career prospects with an MSc Management at Imperial
Combining practical learning and research excellence with academic rigour, our MSc Management addresses the need for professionals with a critical understanding of key business and management topics within the context of a fast-paced and dynamic marketplace. This programme will enable you to work across a broad range of careers in finance, consulting and innovation no matter what your academic background.
As a highly practical programme, you will apply your theoretical knowledge to real-life business contexts, choosing between a Consulting Project, Work Placement or Social Project where you will find solutions to real business challenges.
A Master's in Management at a global top 10 university in London
Taught by world-class academics with direct industry experience, our MSc Management programme develops your business acumen by combining theory with practice.
You will secure a strong foundation of knowledge with eight core modules plus a further four elective modules within your preferred concentration. You will then apply your learning to real-life scenarios with our integration modules.
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.
Online pre-study modules
Before the programme begins you will complete online pre-study modules to prepare for the year ahead. These will be delivered via The Hub, Imperial College Business School’s online learning environment. These include primers in key areas including accounting, maths, data analysis, finance, careers, and plagiarism awareness. These modules do not contribute to the calculation of the final award but are designed to provide students with a common base of knowledge before starting the programme.
Your MSc Management induction will be spent at our vibrant South Kensington campus in London. You will be invited to a welcome event where you can meet and network with your fellow students, distinguished faculty and dedicated programme staff, forging new connections and getting a taste of life at Imperial.
This module contributes to the development of your managerial potential by explaining the techniques of financial and management accounting and examining their relevance to the broader issues of management evaluation and decision-making in the generic manufacturing and service sectors.
This module introduces you to widely applicable concepts and principles used by economists to understand economic situations at the level of the firm. The module will enable you to develop new insights into the business world and become a more effective manager by focusing on the practical usefulness of these concepts to business decision-makers.
This module provides you with a rigorous theoretical grounding for financial decision-making and techniques for investment practice. It explains the objective of financial management in publicly listed companies. Practical examples are used to show how, and why, the size, timing and risk of cash flows of investment opportunities determine the value of a corporation.
Innovation is the fundamental driver of competitiveness and plays a large part in improving quality of life. This module equips you with an understanding of the main issues in the management of innovation and an appreciation of the relevant skills needed to manage innovation at both strategic and operational levels.
Marketing Decisions is essentially about understanding the ways in which an organisation can serve its customers better than its competitors, and continue to do so over time. This module will introduce the key marketing concepts, allow you to understand the principles of marketing analysis and see how marketing is an essential element of business strategic planning.
Operations management is concerned with the design and control of production processes of goods or services. It is one of the primary functions in an organisation along with finance, marketing and human resources. This module provides a general introduction to the concepts, principles, techniques and practice of operations management. You will cover a wide range of topics including operations strategy, process management, inventory management, supply chain coordination, service operations, capacity management, lean operations and quality control.
The focus of this module is on developing your understanding of people and teams within modern organisations and the theoretical foundations you will need to contribute effectively in them.
This module will give you a holistic view of strategy formulation, content and implementation in firms. You will be able to think beyond day-to-day business activities of firms, analysing the strategic threats and opportunities of firms based on their internal capabilities and external environments, including sustainability issues. Specific attention is devoted to strategic decisions that shape the boundaries of the firm.
Risk Management for Corporate and Financial Institutions
Advanced Financial and Sustainability Reporting
Advanced Corporate Finance
Venture Capital and Growth Finance
Python for Finance
Private Equity (online)
Market Research (online)
Marketing Analytics (online)
Brand Experience Design (online)
Emerging Technologies in Marketing
Management and Operations
Strategic Sales Management
Negotiating through Differences
Management of Mergers and Acquisitions
Strategy and Innovation
Sustainability and Competitive Advantage
Strategy and Innovation in Digital Business
Leading Social Innovation
Management, Strategy and Innovation in FinTech
Creating Stakeholder Value through Acquisitions and Partnerships
Shaping Frontier Markets
Design Thinking for Innovation
Digital Business Model Design (MBA)
Corporate Leadership and Governance
A substantial group-based project undertaken for an actual client. It gives you the opportunity to apply the programme material to the solution of a real business problem, and to gain valuable consulting experience.
The work placement is a fantastic opportunity to build your professional network and gain real workplace insights. It creates an opportunity to enhance your future career prospects while supporting your professional development in a sector of interest.
Students are responsible for sourcing their own work placement. This should be for one month or longer and can be held at a UK-based or international company or organisation.
The Social Project (equivalent to two elective modules) aims to contribute to the development of your managerial potential by applying problem-solving techniques to a challenging practical working environment with a social impact focus. The emphasis is on developing your skills in understanding social problems and performing real business analyses and tasks.
This applied module offers an introduction to the essentials of new venture formation and entrepreneurship. The focus is practical and hands-on, underpinned by theory and academic research. The practical part of the module prepares you for developing and testing business ideas.
The Management Capstone provides an opportunity for you to integrate and apply the knowledge and skills gained on the MSc Management programme through an immersive simulation experience. You will be exposed to decision-making scenarios that require the ability to make rapid and effective judgments as a team in a competitive marketplace.
The Global Immersion gives you the chance to experience first-hand the social and cultural dynamics of business in another country. This international trip will consist of a number of visits to different companies across a range of industry sectors, as well as social and cultural activities. Offering excellent networking opportunities, you will travel with students from other programmes across the Business School. For 2022-23, the Global Immersion destinations were Singapore and Dubai.
Please note, this module will require you to pay additional costs.
Global Exchanges partner schools
The optional Global Exchanges programme allows you to increase your international exposure and build your network by taking advantage of specialised electives at one of our partner schools.
Please note, this module will require you to pay additional costs.
What our students say
“The programme has motivated me to stay up to date with current trends and challenges in the industry. In one of my projects, we were required to explore the implementation of AI in marketing campaigns. For our capstone project, we are tasked with researching current topics related to digital business, sustainability, mental health, and more.”
Funding and scholarships
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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.
employed within six months
employed in UK
employed in consulting or finance
“The Careers teams have been instrumental in helping to hone my existing skillset through small group sessions and careers talks including working on presentation skills, emotional intelligence in the workplace, negotiation skills and drafting an up-to-date CV.”
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Our world-class faculty are leaders in the field of business practice. They combine theoretical knowledge from their cutting-edge research with the latest practical insights from their extensive network with industry and government.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 kiratalent.com 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.
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.
We are unable to assess eligibility before an applicant applies as the academic selection committee needs to review a full application before any decision can be made. Please check the specific entry requirements of the programme you are interested in studying along with our international entry requirements. If you feel you meet our entry requirements you can apply online.
In addition to the guidance available on our website, we also hold regular information sessions both online and on-campus throughout the year where we would be happy to discuss your suitability in more detail.
The majority of the MSc programmes require a minimum of an Upper Second Class Honours degree (or international equivalent) to be admitted. While work experience can add weight to an application, this would not be considered in place of meeting the academic requirement, regardless of how lengthy the experience has been.
The exceptions to this are MSc Global Health Management, MSc Business Analytics (online delivery, part-time), and MSc Strategic Marketing (online, part-time). Please refer to the programme’s entry requirements for more detailed information.
We may consider candidates applying to MSc Business Analytics (online delivery, part-time) with non-traditional qualifications and backgrounds, on the basis of highly relevant work experience or demonstrated interest.
The Business School does not offer pre-sessional English courses or accept attendance of a pre-sessional English course as a means of meeting the English language requirement.
The Business School offers a variety of different scholarships, each with unique eligibility criteria.
All candidates who submit an MSc application before the scholarship deadlines (listed on our website) and receive an offer for one of our programmes will automatically be considered for scholarship(s) relevant to their programme, providing they do not have additional criteria such as a video submission. You can be considered for multiple scholarships at the same time.
Additionally, there are a number of cross-programme awards and programme specific awards also available. Please check on the scholarships page on your programme of choice for eligibility and entry requirements.
Yes, we offer a 10% bursary on programme fees to successful candidates with an undergraduate degree from Imperial awarded at a minimum of upper second class, or Master’s degree awarded with a minimum of Merit. In order to be considered for this bursary, you must submit your application by the scholarship deadline.
If you are being sponsored by an organisation that will be responsible for paying your tuition fees, you must provide acceptable proof of the award.
Satisfactory evidence of sponsorship is usually regarded as an original, dated and duly authorised letter from your sponsor on headed paper which includes the following:
Your name and College Identifier Number
The programme for which you have been offered a place
The amount of fees which will be paid by your sponsor (please report in GBP)
The address to which the invoice should be sent
Any Purchase Order Number required
Confirmation that the fees will be sent directly to Imperial College
Sponsorship letters should be emailed to the Central Admissions team at email@example.com
Your CAS number holds information about the programme you will study and if you have paid any fees. You will not need a formal letter from the College confirming your offer status for your visa appointment.
For more information about what you will need, see the UKVI website.
We will start to issue CAS numbers from April. The details of your CAS will appear on your My Imperial record after you have met all the conditions of your offer. Please note that you will need to upload a scanned copy of the photo page of your passport and current visa (if you have recently completed a degree in the UK), before your CAS can be issued. Please upload these documents to the ‘Passport/visa’ section of your My Imperial account.
Once your CAS is ready, you will receive an email confirming that it has been uploaded onto your My Imperial account. If you log into My Imperial you will be able to find your CAS number and the details that have been included in your CAS.
Please note that we cannot provide you with a CAS if you have outstanding conditions on your offer. Please ensure that you allow enough time to meet your conditions and apply for a visa before the start date of your programme of study.
The Business School holds online information sessions throughout the year to give you the opportunity to learn more about the programmes from the Programme Director, current students and alumni. Please refer to the meet us page to find out when the next event is being held for your interested programme(s).
The Business School is located on the South Kensington campus of Imperial College London. Please refer to the location page for our address and guidance on how to get here.
Please note that before you contact us you should also check information on the relevant pages on the Business School or College website. If your question isn’t answered, please contact the appropriate team below.
General application queries
Deposit and tuition fee invoice queries (including refunds)
To check if your payment has been received
Tuition Fees Team
+44 (0) 20 7594 8011
To check if your documents have been received
Queries regarding your CAS number
+44 (0) 20 7594 7258
Career-related queries from admitted students
+44 (0) 20 7594 9617
Visa and immigration queries
International Student Support
+44 (0) 20 7594 8040
+44 (0) 20 7594 9444
General student information and advice
+44 (0) 20 7594 9444
Advice on budgeting and London living costs
Advice on external scholarships
Student Financial Support
+44 (0) 20 7594 9014
If you’ve submitted your application but haven’t received your CID number
Password or technical issues with your Imperial Gateway account
+44 (0)20 7594 9000
Almost all of the MSc programmes we have available are 12 month, full-time programmes. The only exceptions are our MSc Business Analytics (online delivery, part-time) and MSc Strategic Marketing (online, part-time) programmes, which are available on a part-time basis.
Yes, we offer an Economics, Finance and Data Science Bachelor's degree, as well as a range of courses at undergraduate level:
- BSc Economics, Finance and Data Science
- BPES Programme
- Joint Honours and Intercalated BSc Programme
- Summer School Programme
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