Weekend MBA

Weekend MBA

Start date:
23 months
Next application deadline:
London, UK

Propel your career with a Weekend MBA in London

Our Weekend MBA programme allows you to accelerate and develop your career as a working professional. Studying at Imperial one weekend a month in one of the world’s top business hubs offers an unrivalled setting for your studies; boasting leading multinational companies, inspiring startups and a diverse network of business professionals.

During this transformative 23-month programme you will develop strong leadership skills, master key business concepts and gain real-world business experience. You will emerge as a confident, innovative business leader, ready to shape the future of your industry, and capable of steering any organisation towards success, even in the most challenging of times. 

For 2025 entry, the programme start date is subject to College approval.

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A part-time MBA at 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 2024)
city for students (London, QS Best Student City Rankings 2024)

Programme content

After an initial induction, you will attend lectures at our campus in South Kensington, London for Friday, Saturday and Sunday mornings approximately once a month. In the second year of study, you will then complete your electives, Capstone Consulting Experience and Global Experience Week. You will be required to take 32-46 days out of the office in a 23-month period, depending on your choice of electives. 

View 2025 timetable and on-campus dates.

Programme structure is subject to change and will be confirmed prior to the programme start date.

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.  

Online pre-study modules


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. Some of these modules are compulsory while others are strongly recommended as they will help you prepare you for the remainder of your programme.  


Induction week

23-25 January 2025

The Weekend MBA induction will take place on our South Kensington Campus in London, where you will meet with the rest of your cohort, faculty and programme staff. Please note attendance of your induction week is mandatory. 

This two-day induction will lay the foundations of your Weekend MBA experience. As well as a programme introduction, you will partake in several lectures and activities to give you a taste for the programme, as well as attending a special welcome dinner. 

What our students say

“Imperial’s core modules have not only broadened my knowledge base but strengthened my interest in promoting financial inclusion initiatives in developing economies in a more equal, inclusive, and sustained way. The Personal Leadership Journey has been really beneficial in exploring more about myself, my goals and learning about key skills that will push me along my career path.”
Afua Bampoh
Weekend MBA 2022
Market Risk Manager, Goldman Sachs
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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 2021.

“Imperial’s focus on entrepreneurship really grabbed my attention. I want to develop my own business in the future so the Weekend MBA will give me insight into the early years of that journey. Imperial’s global reputation in STEM subjects highlights exciting opportunities in entrepreneurship and the programme structure has given me the opportunity to continue working for my final year in the army.”
Barnaby Spink
Weekend MBA 2022
Executive Officer, British Army
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Frequently Asked Questions

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

  • Seven years’ relevant postgraduate work experience; in exceptional circumstances, we will consider candidates with a minimum of three years of continuous relevant full-time 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.

At Imperial, we work with admissions rounds. By submitting your application into an admissions round, you will be able to plan around the next steps in the process and see the timeline for decisions to be made. If you wish to be considered, please follow the dates listed on the key dates and deadlines page.

Please email the Weekend 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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