Dedicated career support for your online MBA 

Imperial College Business School Careers provides world-class support that is tailored to your own individual career aspirations, and is an integral part of your Global Online MBA.

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. 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 statistics: class of 2020

31 %

average salary increase (in UK £)

 

76 %

changed roles

21 %

changed sector

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. 

A structured Careers Module to help you grow your leadership potential and operational effectiveness, the Personal Leadership Journey includes

  • Three assignments: (1) a 90 minute Career Welcome Meeting with your dedicated Careers Consultant, including a debrief of a Strengths-based assessment, (2) a defined Career Action Plan to help you kick start your career trajectory, (3) the Interview a Leader assignment, giving you the opportunity to interview successful leaders in your target industry.
  • Full access to specialist workshops and leadership webinars, as well as unlimited access to your dedicated Careers Consultant.

We offer a range of webinars and workshops that focus on developing valuable soft skills to support you throughout your career. Topics include:
 

  • 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 an executive level

 

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

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. 

Our MBA graduates are highly employable, working at some of the world’s most renowned companies such as Amazon, Google, Uber, Boston Consulting Group (BCG), Ernst & Young (EY), Deloitte, PwC, HSBC, Moody’s, P&G and Zalando. 

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. 

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. 

What our students say

“The Personal Leadership Journey has given me an insight into my current strengths and weaknesses, and areas of my personal development to focus on. I also appreciate the structured programme with different personal milestones that encourage us to achieve different leadership or career goals throughout our MBA journey.”
Supatra Lee
Global Online MBA 2021
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Career consultation

Personal appointments

We offer personal one-to-one appointments with a dedicated careers consultant to help you define your career strategy and explore your options. Some of this support includes but is not limited to: 

  • Guidance for interviews, including case studies 
  • Access to industry-specific insights
  • Mock interview sessions where you can practise and receive feedback, tailored to your job application 
  • Salary negotiation 
  • Personal branding consultation 
  • Advice and tips for effective networking 
  • Career coaching on topics such as leadership and career transition 

Events and networking

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. 

As an Imperial College Business School student, you will have access to over 21,000 alumni spanning more than 140 countries. The alumni network allows for international connections and access to business leaders across all industry sectors.

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. 

Employers

Our Global Online MBA graduates gained employment at a wide range of top global companies including:

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Find out where our Global Online MBA class of 2020 are working now

Download our Global Online MBA employment report to discover the sectors, regions and companies in which our graduates are employed.