Full-Time MBA induction

Leadership and team building day

To kick-start your leadership journey, we offer a leadership day during your induction week. A fun day away from campus, you will spend time building core relationships with your MBA family – the team you will be working with for the next year.

The aim of this day is to encourage you to explore how individual characteristics affect leadership styles and how these styles can affect corporate culture. You will examine your own leadership and communication style, and learn how you can make rapid change to become an effective future leader.

Forté MBA Women’s Leadership Conference

Imperial College Business School is a proud sponsor of the Forté Foundation, a non-profit organisation that champions women’s progression within business through access to education. We are pleased to offer Forté Fellowships to outstanding female students joining the Full-Time MBA. Awards of up to £23,500 are available.

Each year, Imperial College Business School also offers a stipend to female admitted and current students to attend the Forté MBA Women’s Leadership Conference. Learn more about our proud sponsorship of the Forté Foundation, including our Forté Fellow scholarships and access to resources.

Forte Foundation Conference Group
My trip to the conference is definitely one of the highlights of my year at Imperial. The inspirational speakers, an opportunity to meet business school students from around the world, and a chance to visit another country. The conference was a great experience and I don’t think I can thank the Business School enough for the opportunity.
Anshu Grover
Full-Time MBA, 2016-17

HEC MBA Tournament

The HEC MBA Tournament, or MBAT, is an annual sporting event for MBA students that brings together top-ranked MBA students from around the world. Organized by HEC Paris MBA students, a leading business school in Europe, the tournament is the continent’s largest annual gathering of MBA students.

Over 1500 international future business leaders visit our campus every May for heated competition, friendly rivalries, and passionate celebrations. MBAT consists of both sporting competitions, festivities, and cultural exchange – all taking place on the the beautiful HEC Paris campus and select venues in the surrounding vicinity of Jouy-en-Josas.

Leadership opportunities at the Business School

Student leadership is a core part of extra-curricular activities at Imperial College Business School. Student leaders work to improve overall student experience, with a focus on innovation, collaboration and excellence. Leading their teams, they organise a broad portfolio of events across the academic year, including talks, networking events, conferences and social events.

Shape change: Dean’s Student Advisory Council

We offer a range of leadership opportunities. Work in partnership with us to make a valuable impact on your programme, across the Business School community and Imperial College.

The Dean's Student Advisory Council bring together representatives of our 1,400 Business School students and our senior leadership team to examine how to improve our student community and society.

Together you will work to identify common challenges and opportunities across programmes, lead school-wide innovation and build a strong, cohesive community.

Student Leadership Day

This day is an opportunity for leaders across Careers Clubs, the Dean’s Student Advisory Council and Student Ambassadors to team-up and make a difference. The aim is to improve all aspects of the student experience and offer a broad portfolio of talks, conferences, networking and social events.

The day itself includes interactive leadership training and introduction to the Business School mission: to have a positive impact on each other and society.

Conferences – you take the lead

Feel passionate about your subject? Students can shape their own conference agenda here. We give you the opportunity to bid and host your own conference to students and industry professionals.

Inspired? Successful bids are given a budget to host the event. Our 2019 student conference programme included:  

  • ‘Future X’ a shift in the technological paradigm

  • ‘Sustainable Impact Investing’ defining financial responsibility in a changing world

Being an MBA student gave me the possibility to interview CEOs of big multinational companies and founders of some of the greatest startups on my Personal Leadership Journey careers module. This has been such a powerful experience to me, speaking with successful entrepreneurs and great CEOs, I was able to interview some huge companies in my field like Proctor and Gamble.
Federico Di Benedetto
Full-Time MBA 2017-18