MBA students

We know that choosing to pursue an MBA is one of the most important decisions you will make and is a substantial investment in yourself.

In addition to the costs of tuition, you should also consider the costs of flights and visas for the international elements of the programme, accommodation within London during your studies and the lifestyle choices that will determine your costs.

Many of our students on the Executive MBA fund their studies through multiple funding sources, combining personal resources with company sponsorship, education loans and scholarships.

Funding sources to consider

Personal resources

You should consider what personal resources are available to you and evaluate your income, assets and your lifestyle expenses. Personal resources reduce your dependency on loans and other financing options.

Future Finance

Future Finance are an alternative source of financing for students. Further details of eligibility requirements, interest rates and other key terms of the loan are available from Future Finance.

Professional and Career Development Loan

A Professional and Career Development Loan is a government-backed commercial bank loan that UK residents can use to help pay for work-related learning. Imperial College London is a Professional and Career Development Loans registered Learning Provider, registration number 7477. For more information and to find out which banks offer the loan, see the gov.uk website.

Postgraduate Master’s Loan

If you are a UK student or an EU student who meets certain criteria, you can apply for the Postgraduate Loan for Master’s Study (PGL) from the UK government for the MBA. Find out more

Employer sponsorship

A number of our students are either wholly or partly sponsored by their employers. Our sponsorship webpage offers more advice on building a business case for sponsorship. Our Recruitment team can also advise you about preparing a business case for sponsorship; please request a profile review for more information.

Low interest rate loans

Individual banks, building societies and other lenders offer MBA loans.

Lendwise

Lendwise is a specialist loan provider dedicated to education finance for UK residents who are looking to fund their postgraduate studies at top universities. For Imperial College London, North American and EU nationals will also be considered for a Lendwise loan.

Full-time programme students who are approved for a Lendwise loan will have access to a grace period that allows for repayment to start after graduation. The interest rate offered will depend on the overall applicant profile.

To apply you must have received an offer of admission to a postgraduate degree programme at Imperial College Business School. The application process is entirely online. Contact Lendwise directly to apply.

Further funding opportunities

For UK residents, for further information on financial assistance to support your learning, please visit gov.uk or contact 0800 100 900

Please note that other sources of funding may be available.

Nothing on this website is, or shall be deemed to constitute, financial advice or a recommendation or endorsement in respect of any financial product. You should always check the suitability of the product that is of interest to you. If you are in any doubt as to its suitability we suggest that you seek independent professional advice.

Please note that other sources of funding may be available.

Nothing on this website is or shall be deemed to constitute, financial advice or a recommendation or endorsement in respect of any financial product. You should always check the suitability of the product that is of interest to you. If you are in any doubt as to its suitability, we suggest that you seek independent professional advice.

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Having an employer that you can make a good agreement with is extremely important if you’re looking for sponsorship. My employer was open to the idea of sponsorship but I also needed to convince them. Look at it like a business proposal – what’s in it for you and what’s in it for them
Sam Ellis
Executive MBA 2017-18
Sam Ellis