Full-Time MBA

Start date:
One year
Applications for 2024 entry are now closed.
London, UK

Become a business leader for the future

Embark on a transformative journey with Imperial College London's one-year MBA at a global top-10 university. Immerse yourself in a cutting-edge ecosystem of technology and innovation, addressing the world's pivotal challenges. The Full-Time MBA seamlessly blends essential business knowledge with the latest technological insights, positioning you to shape your career and influence your industry on a global scale.

Benefit from our strategic London location, Europe's start-up capital and a major global business hub. Propel your career forward in the ever-evolving market landscape.

Designed with your success in mind, our MBA offers a balance of core learning, flexible personalisation options, and transformative global and leadership experiences.

Unlock your full potential with the Imperial College Business School MBA.

elective options to personalise your MBA
of graduates employed within three months (class of 2022)
optional concentrations
in the UK (Financial Times Global MBA Rankings 2024)
Explore the programme

A London MBA from a global top 10 university

in Europe (Imperial College London, Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2024)
in the world (Imperial College London, QS World University Rankings 2025)
city for students (London, QS Best Student City Rankings 2025)

Programme content

Personalise the Imperial MBA according to your career ambitions. Our one-year MBA includes pre-study and core modules to ground your knowledge, as well as a choice of flexcore and elective modules to personalise your programme.

You can also choose a concentration to focus on a particular subject area and signal your interests to employers.

We are pleased to offer an optional extended term, that will allow you to extend your programme duration to 16 months. This will give you the opportunity to commit to a longer work placement or global exchange, gaining deeper work experience, global experience and earning additional credits. Please note, the extended term is subject to an additional tuition fee.

Please note, programme content is subject to change.

Download an example Full-Time MBA timetable

Through a combination of online pre-study modules and induction week, you will be ready to hit the ground running when your programme begins. This comprehensive preparation not only prepares you for the academic rigour ahead but also ensures you're thoroughly equipped to maximise the benefits of your programme.

Pre-study modules

Online | Pre-September

Before the start of your programme, you will be expected to complete online pre-study modules, delivered via The Hub, our bespoke virtual learning environment. These include primers in key areas including accounting, careers, corporate sustainability, data analysis, finance, maths, plagiarism awareness, and social innovation and ethics.

Please note that some modules are compulsory while others are strongly recommended.

Induction week

On campus | Early September, compulsory

Your Full-Time MBA induction will be spent at our South Kensington campus in London, where you will meet with the rest of your cohort, faculty, and programme staff. This takes place at the start of September when the programme begins and lasts for two weeks, it will include a climate change away day - an opportunity to bond with your new classmates.


Discover our admissions process for the Full-Time MBA including entry requirements, how to apply and key dates and deadlines.

We operate a staged admissions process with several deadlines throughout the year. This programme is highly competitive, so early application is advised; this will put you in a stronger position to be considered for a scholarship, and provide access to exclusive admitted students events.

How to apply

Students on campus

Fees and funding

Choosing to pursue an MBA is one of the most important decisions you will make and is a substantial investment in yourself.

Many of our students fund their studies through multiple funding sources. We offer a wide range of awards, including a number of full scholarships to the most talented applicants. We’ve also provided information about the different financing options available to you.

What our students say

“As someone with a strategic mindset, I was looking for an MBA programme and university that complements my commitment to technology and innovation. So far that has also been the best part of the MBA. The Business School provides a lot of ways to connect with like-minded people driven by passion on various topics of interest through university-wide electives, events, and networking sessions.”
Komal Bapna
Full-Time MBA 2023
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Career impact

Imperial College Business School Careers provide world-class support that is tailored to your own individual career aspirations and is an integral part of our MBA programmes. A number of personalised services are provided before you start your programme, throughout your time at the Business School, and after you graduate, to support you both in securing a job in the sector of your choice and with ongoing career success.

Employment outcomes below refer to the class of 2022.

“The Careers team has been great! The Personal Leadership Journey provides a guide to help develop our skills and so far has touched on everything from job hunting to networking to professional presentation skills. I have been very lucky to have a great career consultant who helps keep me on track and working on my career goals.”
David Rex
Full-Time MBA 2022
Director of Customer Success, Palolo
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Frequently asked questions

To be eligible to apply for the programme, you would normally require: 

  • Three years’ relevant postgraduate work experience; in exceptional circumstances, we will consider candidates with less than three years’ experience who can demonstrate strong academic performance, excellent career progression and international work experience.
  • You will need at least a UK Second Class Honours or international equivalent or an acceptable professional qualification
  • English language test results (if applicable). 

More information about entry requirements can be found here

We accept a wide range of international qualifications for postgraduate study at Imperial.

We've provided general guidance in the country and region index on how qualifications awarded by public institutions overseas may satisfy our minimum academic admission requirements.

We review our requirements annually. Updates usually happen in September each year before the next academic year of entry.

If your country or region is not listed, please contact the relevant Admissions team for further information.

View accepted qualifications

All applications to our postgraduate programmes are made online – we do not accept paper applications.

Please refer to the how to apply section of our Admissions page to see which documents you are required to submit with your application.

We have a series of admissions rounds throughout the year, with decisions typically released four weeks after each application deadline. Full details of application and decision deadlines are available here.

Please email the Imperial MBA Admissions team if you would like to request 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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