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Explore business in an international market

Businesses often operate at an international level and competition is certainly on a global scale. Studying the Executive MBA allows you to immerse yourself in this global business environment. During your time with Imperial College Business School, you will study two core modules that will see you visiting top business schools worldwide.

  • First year: At the end of your first year, you will join a three-day international core module to a top business school in Europe called Manufacturing the German Way.
  • Second year: In the middle of your second year, a one-week international core module called Doing Business in and with China will take you to Greater China.

These modules will expose you to two of the most important economies in the world, outside of our base in London. You will gain first-hand experience in how the theories you learn in class are applied in various international contexts and how different countries and cultures can affect business strategies and consumer needs and wants. Each module will combine lectures and company visits that focus on local applications of key topics, for example, manufacturing and commercialisation of technology.

As an integral part of your Executive MBA programme, these international trips offer a great opportunity to network with your cohort. These modules are all assessed by group projects and you will find yourself working alongside a culturally rich group of exceptional individuals from numerous industries.

"Our first global residency to China was amazing. The thing that’s been most incredible about it is that I’m interviewing at the moment and in every interview I’ve referenced the trip. I am able to speak so fluently on the impact China is having and will have on the global economy and future innovations."
Executive MBA 2018-19
Sally Taylor

Modules may be converted to remote delivery subject to Covid-19 travel restrictions.

Programme fees cover tuition, accommodation and some meals during the international modules. Students are responsible for payment and arrangement of your visa and flights to these destinations.