Who are we looking for?

At Imperial, we are looking for high performing candidates who have excelled in their professional career to date and wish to make a global impact as the future leaders of business and society for the next part of their career. Alongside intellectual ability and a strong professional track, successful candidates for the Imperial MBA demonstrate:

Leadership potential

First and foremost, we are looking for candidates who exhibit strong leadership experience throughout their academic and professional experience. This can take many forms: being selected for a leadership programme at work, winning accolades from your employer, captaining a sports team or leading a voluntary project – anything which demonstrates your ability to lead, inspire and motivate others. Imperial Executive MBAs have the leadership experience and potential not just to succeed in business, but to create new opportunities and be trailblazers for others in challenging environments. We want candidates with the drive and ambition to change the world for the better.


As part of one of the world’s greatest science and technology universities with a global reputation for pioneering research, it should come as no surprise that at Imperial College Business School, we are looking for innovators for our MBA. Whatever your background, if you are a bold, original thinker you will fit into the class well, providing unique solutions to business problems. Intra-preneurial ventures in your career so far or volunteer projects can demonstrate your passion for innovation.


Whilst we expect individual excellence from all of our MBA candidates, the culture at Imperial is focussed on collaborative success. Throughout the programme, working well with your cohort in syndicate groups, action learning sets and project teams will enable you to achieve so much more than you could by yourself. We are looking for people who will make a positive contribution to our community and find ways to enrich the MBA experience for their whole cohort by being highly engaged inside and outside the classroom – whether it’s through exchanging ideas, utilising your network or organising activities. Your MBA classmates will become part of your lifelong network, so it’s as important to you as it is to us that we get this right.