Dedicated support for every step of your MBA journey
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 Weekend 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.
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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.
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.
Our ELJ Leadership Webinar Series brings you a curated line-up of expert speakers, covering leadership-relevant topics to equip and empower you with the knowledge needed to uncover the key drivers of executive career growth and support you in achieving your goals. Topics covered include Personal Branding: showcasing your unique value proposition, Salary Negotiations: mastering the art of negotiating your worth, Building Resilience: maintaining peak performance in the face of adversity, Breaking into the C-suite: learning strategies for successful transitions, and Executive-level Networking: Building influential connections, to name a few.
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.
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
Even after your studies, you can still access Careers, with the option to meet with a careers consultant to discuss your next steps.
What our students say
“I immediately knew the Weekend MBA was the right option for me as I could continue to advance my career whilst fulfilling my long-term goal of undergoing an MBA. Imperial College Business School was perfect as the main College is renowned for science and technology and by extension, the Business School for fostering innovative leaders with a flair for entrepreneurship.”
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.
Our Weekend MBA graduates gained employment at a wide range of top global companies including:
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Weekend MBA employment report: Class of 2020
We are pleased to release the excellent employment outcomes from our Class of 2020! For this class, the average salary post-MBA was £79,665. Imperial MBA students have gained employment at a wide range of companies, including Amazon, American Express, KPMG and Ernst & Young.
Download our Weekend MBA employment report to discover the sectors, regions and companies in which our graduates are employed. This report will be updated shortly with the achievements of our Class of 2022. Sign up to our mailing list to receive updates.
Please note all figures refer to graduates who were seeking employment and shared employment data with us.
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