Create real impact for real businesses
The key to career success is the ability to put theory into practice. That’s why we offer plenty of opportunities to engage in real-world project work - inside and outside of the classroom - this will also allow you to interact with potential employers and industry contacts.
The Entrepreneurial Journey is an opportunity to work an idea into a product or service and pitch your proposition to a panel of venture capitalists to compete for a monetary prize.
You will have the opportunity to form an interdisciplinary team with Imperial scientists, or design and post-doctoral students from around the College. Throughout the journey, you will be able to use the Imperial Enterprise Lab for coaching support and to connect with investors.
The journey is suitable for both those wanting to innovate as intrapreneurs from within an organisation or start their own ventures. You will develop a value proposition, carry out customer discovery research, validate the product or service, and create a fully-fledged business proposal.
You will have a choice of projects that focus on deploying what you learned in the core modules and honing your teamwork skills.
In addition, over the summer term you’ll complete an internship or individual project to get ready for the labour market.
Strategic mindset. Critical thinking. Commercial awareness. Whether you are looking to pursue a career in consulting or a strategic role in a corporation, these skills are crucial across sectors and functions.
The Strategic Consulting Project is designed to develop your potential by applying your knowledge and problem-solving skills to a real-world consulting project. You will build upon the tools and techniques developed in the core Business Problem Solving module.
Taking on the role of a team of consultants, you will manage the project from initial problem-framing through to completion, drawing on your knowledge from the programme so far. Previous participants have included BT, Virgin Media, Rajasthan Royals, Unilever, P&G & Arrival.
Gain practical experience in developing business / data analytics applications for business with our MBA Analytics Project. This builds on earlier modules in the Full-Time MBA Analytics specialisation and so the Business Analytics and Advanced Business Analytics modules are prerequisites.
You will work (part-time) in small groups over an approximately 10-week period to complete a business-related project which contains a significant analytics component. Groups will prepare a formal written proposal and communicate their results via both presentation and written report.
Working either individually or in a team of 2 people (your choice), you will address an important, real life financial problem, opportunity or challenge which is amenable to an approach based on data gathering and analysis.
You, or your team, will manage the project (which can be a financial consulting project) from the framing of the initial problem to the identification of well-supported conclusions and recommendations. Teams will prepare a formal written proposal and communicate their results via both presentation and written report.
The Individual Project allows you to develop your ideas on a topic of interest. You may choose from one of three options:
- Complete a consulting project which sees you approach and build your network within an organisation of interest
- Undertake a consulting report covering a sector or market and one or more organisations
- Develop your own business plan if you are looking to gain more entrepreneurial experience
Employ your networking skills to organise your internship, and our Careers team will alert you to opportunities arising from our corporate connections and alumni.
Previous students have interned at companies such as the UK Space Agency, Depop, AB InBev, Fusebox Games, JP Morgan, Intuit, American Express, AECOM and Imperial start-ups sourcery.ai and About Energy.
Imperial Innovation Challenge
Through this one-week learning laboratory, you will work with Imperial College London scientists to apply innovative thinking to generate business solutions to complex international issues. In groups, you will use business model innovation to create economic disruption with positive environmental and social effects.
London tech trek
Leveraging our unique location in central London, you will have the opportunity to embark on a two-day tour of some of the city’s top tech companies. Take part in group presentations and challenges, building pedagogical rationales, approaches and objectives around a chosen theme.
You will attend a speaker series with industry leaders, as well as intimate seminars with Imperial College London experts from fields including climate change, AI and fintech.