Pre-study modules

Prepare yourself with online pre-study modules

Modules covering mathematics, accounting and data analysis methods will be available to you prior to the start of the programme, ensuring that all students have the required knowledge and skills.

These interactive modules focus on key concepts and their application to real-world problems. Delivered through The Hub, Imperial College Business School’s online learning platform, each module will take approximately ten hours to complete.

A teaching assistant will work in tandem with programme faculty to support you, providing guidance and monitoring progress and performance.

The online refresher modules are:

Accounting is divided into two areas, financial accounting which involves preparing financial information for users external to the organisation and management accounting which involves preparing financial information for the users within the organisation. This module will look at both areas.

You will learn key financial topics such as present value, Internal Rate of Return (IRR), capital budgeting, equity, bonds, diversification, portfolio choice and the Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM), all of which are often discussed and explored in great detail in business and management programs across the globe as well as everyday business operations.

In the mathematics module, you will learn the fundamental business math skills needed to succeed in your studies. These math skills will also give you an edge in the workplace enabling you to apply greater analytical skill to your decision making.

You will learn how to evaluate and manipulate the types of formulae that appear in an accounting syllabus, how to perform the calculus required to solve optimisation problems in economics and how to apply the concept of geometric series to solving finance‐related problems such as calculating compound interest payments.

This module assumes no prior knowledge of business maths, concepts are explained clearly and regular exercises give you the opportunity to practice your skills and improve your confidence.

How would you define plagiarism? Do you know what plagiarism is? Do you know there are different types of plagiarism? We’ve asked lots of students what they think plagiarism is, and most of them say plagiarism is when you ‘cut and paste’ or copy other people’s work.

This is only one half of a definition of plagiarism. You need to have a full understanding of what plagiarism is, and why it is an academic offence.