Admissions

Next start date:
Duration:
21, 24 or 32 months
Next application deadline:
Applications for January 2025 are now open
Fees:
£50,500
Location:
Online
Next start date:
Duration:
21, 24 or 32 months
Next application deadline:
Fees:
£50,500
Location:
Online

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. 

Applications for September 2024 and January 2025 entry are now open.

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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

Complete your application 

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

Interview 

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 tuition fee to secure your place.

Key dates and deadlines

Applications for our September 2024 and January 2025 entry are open.  

For September 2024, we are still accepting applications from strong candidates to join our cohort. We will review applications on a rolling basis, and you are advised to apply as soon as possible to increase your chances of admission. If you are interested in applying to join the class in September and meet our entry requirements, please contact the Recruitment team at bs.recruitment@imperial.ac.uk to discuss your application.

For January 2025, 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. Please refer to the table below.

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.

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Deadlines for September 2024 entry

Admissions round 

Application deadlines 

Interview decision deadline by

Interview dates 

Decision notification 

1

22 January 2024

9 February 2024

5 February & 12 February 2024

1 March 2024

2

11 March 2024

5 April 2024

1 April & 8 April 2024

26 April 2024

3

7 May 2024

24 May 2024

20 May & 27 May 2024

14 June 2024

4

17 June 2024

5 July 2024

1 July & 8 July 2024

26 July 2024

Deadlines for January 2025 entry

Admissions round 

Application deadlines 

Interview decision deadline by

Interview dates 

Decision notification 

1

22 April 2024

10 May 2024

6 May & 13 May 2024

31 May 2024

2

17 June 2024

5 July 2024

1 July & 8 July 2024

26 July 2024

3

12 August 2024

30 August 2024

26 August & 2 September 2024

20 September 2024

4

21 October 2024

8 November 2024

4 November & 11 November 2024

29 November 2024

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Invest in yourself

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.

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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 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

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 at: gmbaadmissions@imperial.ac.uk 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. 

Yes.  

Note: this process is subject to admission to the Global Online MBA programme via our standard admission process. Successful completion of the Executive Education programme does not guarantee admission to the Global Online MBA. 

If you have completed and successfully passed the Mergers & Acquisitions or Private Equity programmes offered by Imperial Executive Education within the last three years, you can have your certificate accredited towards a Global Online MBA. If credited, this will replace one elective module option. You will be entitled to a discount of 5% (stackable to a maximum of 10%) applied to the Global Online MBA fees.