Imperial Student Projects

From perspectives on theory to Perspectives on Practice

Experiential learning is a cornerstone of our teaching methodology. We believe that it is the best way to be prepared for the real world.

During your first two terms, your core modules will teach you the latest theory informing the science of management and challenge your academic mind. In your summer term, you will be tasked to integrate and synthesise this theory you’ve learned in the classroom, together with insights from your business experience, and apply it in a real-world setting through either an Internship or Individual Project.  

Internships

Internships are an important way in which to acquire experience, develop practical skills, build networks, and gain insight to help direct your career trajectory. If you are considering exploring a different industry, or want exposure to a new company, the internship option will allow you to test the waters before graduating.

You will employ your networking skills to organise your internship, and our Careers team will alert you to opportunities that come to us from our corporate connections and alumni. Students from our 2018-19 cohort secured internships at companies such as the UK Space Agency, Rugby Football Union, AB InBev, Fusebox Games, JP Morgan, American Express, and Procter & Gamble.

At the end of your internship, you will submit a reflective report based on your work.

Individual project

This individual project allows you to develop your ideas on a topic of interest by considering the implications of current thinking within an applied context. You will be exposed to future career opportunities and develop your academic prowess. While the project is yours, we’ll provide support along the way, from receiving guidance from a faculty supervisor to helping you find organisations to work with.

You may choose from one of three options:

  • Complete a consulting project, which entails you approaching and building your network with organisations 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 experience in the entrepreneurial world

Whatever your interest, you will be in charge of the direction your project goes in. And just as business has no borders, neither will you. You’ll be able to complete your project in London and take advantage of the city and school’s resources, or travel or further afield, and develop your idea in the location of your choice.