Applying for the Global Online MBA  

Are you ready to advance your career with a world-leading Global Online MBA? Taking a holistic approach to admissions, this programme attracts a diverse range of individuals with varied backgrounds to foster an enriching, international learning experience. Looking beyond your professional qualifications, we also consider who you are, what motivates you, and how you collaborate with others.  

Our Global Online MBA has two start dates – January and September. 

September 2023: Applications for our September 2023 intake are now closed. Sign up to our mailing list to receive updates.

January 2024: You can still apply to join our January 2024 cohort. The next admissions round deadline is Monday 11 September 2023. 

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Weekend MBA Class 2022-23

What we look for in a Global Online MBA candidate 

Our ideal candidates are ambitious and proactive individuals with a particular interest in the power of technology and innovation in a global context. We look for students who can leverage their networks and resources, demonstrating promising leadership potential and a track-record of driving innovation and collaboration. Could you join the next generation of impactful business leaders in an increasingly connected world? 

Entry requirements

Imperial Global Online MBA students have on average 11 years of work experience when joining the class. You will need a minimum of three years of continuous relevant full-time work experience after graduation to apply for the programme.

When assessing your application, we will look at your career progression through roles and responsibilities, and managing projects and people to ensure that you can contribute and engage in the classroom and share your experiences with your peers.

You will need at least a UK Second Class Honours or the international equivalent, or an acceptable professional qualification:  

  • Full membership of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in the UK or Ireland (ICAEW, ICAS or Chartered Accountants Ireland)  

  • Full membership of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accounting (CIPFA)  

  • Associateship or Fellowship of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)  

  • Full membership of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)  

All home, EU, and overseas applicants must demonstrate English language proficiency. Students who were not awarded their degree in a qualifying English-speaking country must demonstrate their proficiency by completing an approved English language qualification at the required level. Minimum test requirements for the most popular tests are: 

  • IELTS (academic): A minimum score of 7.0 with minimum scores of 6.5 in all elements 

  • TOEFL iBT: A minimum score of 100 overall with minimum scores of 22 in all elements 

  • Duolingo English Test: 125 Overall with no less than 115 in any band score 

More detailed information can be found on our English language requirements page.

A student visa is not required for this programme. A short-term study visa is required for the on-campus periods of the programme if you are an international student from a country outside the EU or EEA. If you are made an offer for a place on the Global Online MBA, our team will provide all the relevant visa information and guide you through the process. 

How to apply

Start your application online 

  • Visit the application portal
  • Create an account and input your personal details
  • Pay the £150 application processing fee

Submit your supporting documents

  • Current resume/CV: you can view a CV template here for guidance
  • Personal statement: read our blog for tips on writing your personal statement
  • Complete degree transcripts with English translation if necessary
  • Contact details of two professional referees. We recommend that one is your current line manager
  • Career planning questions
  • English language scores, if required i.e. TOEFL, IELTS.

Complete your application 

Once you have submitted your supporting documents you can complete your application. Please note: referees may respond after submission.


Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview. This is the best opportunity for you to demonstrate your passion and drive, and why you want to study an MBA at Imperial.

Your interview will be held online and last approximately 30 minutes. Check our key dates and deadlines below to view scheduled interview weeks.  

Admissions decision 

You will be notified of the outcome of your application by email no later than the published decision date for the application round that you have applied for.

Submit outstanding documents and pay your deposit 

Once you receive your offer, you may be required to submit documents to satisfy your offer conditions. The application portal is where you respond to your offer and view full details of your conditions. You will then be required to pay a non-refundable deposit of 10% of the first year’s fee to secure your place.

Key dates and deadlines

September 2023 entry: Applications for our September 2023 intake are now closed. Sign up to our mailing list to receive updates.

January 2024 entry: We operate a staged admissions process with several deadlines throughout the year. This programme is highly competitive, so early application is advised, and will also put you ahead of the game to be considered for a scholarship.

Candidates should submit their application by 23.59 UK time on the day of the application deadline. Successful candidates will be notified by 17.00 UK time on the decision date.

Deadlines for January 2024 entry


Application deadlines 

Interview dates 

Decision notification 

Round 1

17 April 2023

8 May & 15 May 2023

26 May 2023

Round 2

30 May 2023

19 June & 26 June 2023

7 July 2023

Round 3

3 July 2023

July 2023

11 August 2023

Round 4

11 September 2023

25 September & 2 October 2023

13 October 2023

Round 5

23 October 2023

13 November & 20 November 2023

1 December 2023

September 2023 and January 2024 fees 

Tuition Fee



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Invest in yourself

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

Tuition fees cover the length of the programme (21,24 or 32 months) and online study materials.  

Fees do not cover accommodation and expenses, costs incurred as part of optional internships or exchanges, Global Experience Week or IB Glocal electives, supplementary texts, and study materials, Careers Club membership (£10 per club for the year).

The fees for both UK and international students are the same. 

1Deposit: The non-refundable confirmation deposit counts towards the cost of the programme. 

Paying your fees

Full information on how to pay your fees will be communicated after you have accepted your offer. To secure your place,  a deposit of 10% of the first year’s tuition fee is required. This is part of the full tuition fee and not an additional cost.

Making your payment

You can pay your MBA tuition fees in one instalment per year when the programme starts or, if you are self-funding, in two instalments as set in regulated credit agreements.

Receiving your invoice

You will receive an email invoice from the Tuition Fees team within five days of accepting your offer and will need to pay the deposit within 30 days of receiving this invoice. Failure to pay this in time may result in your offer being withdrawn.

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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 our Admissions page to see which documents you are required to submit with your application. 

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

  • Five years’ relevant postgraduate work experience; however candidates with a minimum of three years’ relevant experience can be exceptionally considered 
  • At least a Lower Second Class Honours degree OR international equivalent OR recognised professional qualification 
  • English language test results (if applicable). 

More information about entry requirements can be found here

We have a series of admissions rounds throughout the year, with decisions typically released four weeks after each application deadline.  

For more details about application and decision deadlines please refer to our key dates and deadline.

Please email the Global Online MBA Admissions team on: 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.