Full-Time MBA - The programme

Programme overview

The Imperial Full-Time MBA curriculum will challenge you to imagine, innovate, and inspire. You will be exposed to the latest academic thinking; and through applied and immersive experiences you will put your newly acquired expertise into practice.  

Discover our Full-Time MBA programme for the 2022 intake. 

Programme content

The business world is in a constant state of change. Digitisation is transforming the way businesses operate and reshaping the rules of work. Business leaders need to understand the change technology brings and have the agility, skills, and confidence to navigate through this ever-evolving environment.

This is where you come in.

The jobs of tomorrow require leaders who have vision and the ability to define, develop, and drive the strategies that will allow their businesses to excel through times of transformation.

This is where we come in.

Our MBA will challenge you to imagine, innovate, and inspire. It will allow you to develop the skills demanded by recruiters for the future workplace, enabling you find innovative solutions and create impact in business and society. The Imperial MBA Advisory Board, a group of top professionals across different industry sections, provide us with key insights into the skills that are in-demand by the global workforce.

Sitting at the cross-section of Imperial College London, with the academic rigour expected of a top STEM institution, and the management and leadership expertise of Imperial College Business School, you will be exposed to the latest thinking and experiences that will let you put your newly acquired expertise into practice - before venturing into the real world.

Your MBA journey: Core academic learning

The Full-Time MBA begins with pre-study modules. These primers are designed to ensure you are prepared for your core modules at the start of your programme, where you will develop a deep understanding of the fundamental areas of business. 

To help you develop all the knowledge and skills needed to succeed; we’ve updated the program with flexible options to put you in control at every stage along your MBA journey.

You will begin your journey of customisation with flexcore modules. This will enable you to choose a variety of modules to stay on a general management path, or alternatively to study one of our newly developed specialisms in analytics, entrepreneurship or finance. The three specialism areas are aligned to Imperial’s research and faculty strength in these topics and reflect the key skills top employers are looking for in MBA graduates. 

Your next step is to choose from a wide range of electives, where you will continue to explore your own areas of interest. You can choose from traditional business topics such as marketing and strategy, or study electives that are unique to Imperial and our STEM expertise in areas including climate change, energy business, sustainability, AI, machine learning and more. If you’ve decided to pursue a specialism, you will choose your electives according to your chosen route.

Immersive experiences and global opportunities

Immersive learning experiences are embedded throughout the programme. These experiences will enable you to put your MBA learnings into practice, and will also give you the opportunity to be involved with the Imperial STEM ecosystem. These experiences include the Imperial Innovation Challenge and the London Tech Trek. 

Projects are your chance to put your learning into practice, creating real solutions for companies on the Strategic Consulting Project, or ideating a new startup on the Entrepreneurial Journey. Your final piece of applied learning is your final piece of coursework where you choose to do an Internship or Individual Project.  

In addition to these immersive classroom experiences, opportunities to expand your global outlook are weaved into the programme’s fabric through the Global Experience Week, Glocal Electives, LEADS Capstone and exchange initiatives with international partner universities. 

Leadership development

The Full-Time MBA programme puts focus on your development as a leader, allowing you to master the skills you need to find innovative solutions and create impact in business and society. At the heart of this is the Personal Leadership Journey, a unique opportunity to gain a deep understanding of your leadership style.

More than ever, the business world needs forward-looking leaders who understand how business can benefit the society it serves. The new LEADS module is focused on developing responsible leaders of ethical, inclusive, and sustainable organisations. Through this module, you will become the responsible leader the world needs.


Interested in seeing what your Full-Time MBA journey will look like in September 2022? See our indicative timetable here.

Timetables and module outlines are subject to change. Imperial College Business School reserves the right to alter the timetable when required.

"We have designed the new Imperial Full-Time MBA so our outstanding candidates can lay the basis for a successful and meaningful career. The programme places a major focus on purposeful leadership, and the skills of “getting things done” so valued by top employers."
Director of the Imperial MBA
Markus Perkmann