Future-proof your career 

Our Full-Time MBA graduates are highly employable, working at some of the world’s top blue-chip companies. In the last three years, our graduates have gone on to work at companies such as Amazon, TikTok, Meituan, Uber Eats, Boston Consulting Group (BCG), Ernst & Young (EY) Parthenon, Deloitte, PwC, HSBC, Fidelity International, American Express and Mulberry. Whether you’re targeting consulting, fintech, or starting your own entrepreneurial venture, the Careers team will provide you with the tools, insights, and exposure you need for a long lasting and fulfilling career.

We are pleased to release the excellent employment outcomes from our Class of 2022! For this class, the average salary post-MBA was £68,441.

Employment statistics: class of 2022

93 %

employed within three months

71 %

changed location for a new role

63 %

salary increase

Bespoke careers service

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 and throughout your time at the Business School to support you in securing a job in the sector of your choice. 

Before the start of your programme, you can access our Careers Primer module and schedule a careers appointment with a careers consultant to develop a career strategy and prepare for the year ahead. This way, you can start thinking about your goals before the programme has even begun, noticing any gaps that you’d like to discuss with your career consultant. 

An integral part of your MBA programme, The Personal Leadership Journey is designed to help you formulate your post-MBA career strategy, equipping you with the skills and knowledge required to market yourself in a competitive field and succeed in your career. It also offers the opportunity to meet with industry experts and form new connections in industries of interest. 

Apply for the two step mentorship programme, where you will have the opportunity to both connect with a recent MBA graduate and an experienced alumnus based on the area of support you’re hoping to gain. A fantastic opportunity to start building your network early. 

June - December  

Meet with students from the graduating Full-Time MBA cohort who will help you prepare for your programme at the Business School.  

March - July  

We will pair you with senior alumni with experience in industry, functional areas or regions of interest to you. The focus is on leadership skills and achieving your post-MBA career goals. 

The Business School supports a number of student-led Career Clubs, providing extensive networking opportunities with students, alumni, and other professionals.  

There are clubs aligned to regions and core industry sectors, as well as clubs to promote the visibility of underrepresented groups. 

Gain access to our online tools, The Hub and Symplicity, which contain a range of resources to support you throughout your career planning and job application process.  

Our online Careers primer is available in May, which includes sessions on identifying your career goals, defining your career motivators, developing your career strategy, how to market yourself, and a CV enhancement process. 

You also gain access to a range of cutting edge eResources such as MBA Exchange to support your networking, industry and market knowledge, and Case Coach and Wall Street Prep to support your preparation for recruitment processes. 

Imperial College Business School has been building its international presence via Global Hubs as part of its 10-year strategy. The first Global Hub was formally launched in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region in 2020, with the European Hub launched in 2021 with plans to introduce further Hubs in the future.   

Our Hubs deliver a variety of region-specific events, workshops and career development advice, along with industry-specific information, employment opportunities and networking connections.    

Our extensive online resources support students seeking international opportunities. We also host workshops designed for international students wishing to work in the UK after graduation. 

Entrepreneurial students can access specialist support from the Imperial Enterprise Lab - Imperial’s dedicated entrepreneurship training centre. Here, students can book a business coaching session to ask questions, get advice and meet other entrepreneurs.

With tailored support and feedback, Careers Week enables you to focus on your career goals through a series of workshops and activities. 

Highlights of the week include: 

  • Tailored career sessions 

  • Drop-ins for sector-specific career guidance 

  • Interview practice and feedback 

  • External one to ones for specific sectors 

“Neither of us planned to start a company at the beginning of the Full-Time MBA. We had considered traditional finance or consulting roles, or even perhaps joining an existing start-up, but creating a company from scratch didn’t occur to us. The Imperial MBA gave us the confidence to do it.

Our company, OnLadder, originated from the Entrepreneurial Journey. This class was very important in providing guidance and developing an iterative mindset that we have continued to use well after the MBA programme.”
Cameron Orcutt and Sam Hatley
Full-Time MBA 2019-20
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Career consultants

As an MBA student, you will work closely with a dedicated career consultant throughout your programme, receiving tailored support to meet your individual needs. Your consultant can also help you develop solutions to any leadership or personal development issues you are facing. You may also choose to work with them on more self-reflection and self-awareness activities.  

Post-MBA and beyond

Even after your studies, you can still access Careers, with the option to meet with a careers consultant to discuss your next steps.   

Availability of career appointments after graduation:  

  • Up to five 60 minute appointments per year during the first three years post-graduation  
  • Up to two 60 minute appointments per year thereafter 

What our students say

“The Careers team has really tightened up my CV, as well as preparing me for interviews and how confident I feel with the process. We are constantly given opportunities to practice pitching ourselves, which I have found to be the most useful skill time and time again.”
Olivia Xu
Full-Time MBA 2020
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Events and networking

With tailored support and feedback, Careers Week enables you to focus on your career goals through a series of workshops and activities. 

Highlights of the week include: 

  • Tailored career sessions 

  • Drop-ins for sector-specific career guidance 

  • Interview practice and feedback 

  • External one to ones for specific sectors 

Meet with MBA alumni working in industry and hear about their experience of life after an MBA. This is an excellent opportunity to build your network with both alumni and other MBA students from across the Business School. 

We work alongside alumni and employer representatives from a range of global organisations to small and medium sized firms and start-ups including Amazon, Uber, Microsoft, Google, Johnson and Johnson, KPMG, Ernst & Young (EY), GoBeyond Partners, Baringa, Reply, Moodys, Blenheim Chalcot.  

We host MBA-specific company presentations and networking opportunities in addition to panel events and roundtable discussions with alumni or business representatives. MBA students are also encouraged and welcome to attend Business School-wide employer sessions and careers fairs to network with different companies, along with students from other programmes. 

We offer a range of workshops that focus on developing valuable soft skills to support you throughout your career. These workshops typically cover themes such as:  

  • Networking strategy for career transition and progression  

  • CV masterclass  

  • Developing your personal brand  

  • Building your resilience for career progression  

  • How to break into C-suite  

  • LinkedIn Bootcamp  

  • Presenting and communicating at executive level  


This list is not exhaustive and may be subject to change. 

Our MBA advisory board helps us to innovate and ensure the programme is in line with industry standards. The advisory board includes business leaders - many of whom are Imperial alumni, working for companies such as Amazon, Citigroup, Mastercard and DXC Technology. Students have the opportunity to meet the advisory board during career workshops and other organised events. 


Our Full-Time MBA graduates gained employment at a wide range of top global companies including:

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Download the full 2022 employment report

Full-Time MBA employment report - Class of 2022

Download the Full-Time MBA 2022 employment report to discover the sectors, regions, and companies in which our graduates are employed. 

Please note all figures refer to graduates who were seeking employment and shared employment data with us.