Pre-study modules

Pre-study modules ensure that all students have the basic knowledge and skills required for the start of the programme.

Compulsory pre-study modules covering mathematics, accounting and careers and professional development will be available to you from three months prior to the start of the programme.

These refresher modules are delivered through The Hub, Imperial College’s online learning platform. Once you have accepted your offer, you will be given access and instructions on how to use the system.

An online tutor works in tandem with programme faculty to support you, providing guidance and monitoring progress and performance in quizzes.

This online module assumes no prior knowledge and covers key accounting concepts, such as financial statements, and the relationships between them. You will be introduced to standard financial reporting, including balance sheets, income statements and cash flow statements. The basic pro-forma of these statements, how they are prepared and their limitations will be explained.

Note: the Accounting Primer module is assessed by a quiz in early September. The marks will not count towards your final grade but it is a programme requirement that you complete the quiz.

To maximise your chances of success, it is critical that you start thinking about your career as early as possible. The careers pre-course work will ensure you are best placed to start working with the Careers team as soon as you start the programme. This online module will ensure you have a working CV and take you through the process of identifying what career might be right for you.

Note: you will not be able to access the Career and Professional Development Service until you have completed this module.

This optional pre-arrival module is designed for non-native speakers of English who wish to practice their listening, reading and writing skills, and develop subject-specific vocabulary. The module contains a range of finance and management-related lectures, readings, and written tasks. You can upload your writing for detailed feedback from a language tutor.

The aim of this module is to ensure that you have a grasp of the mathematics and quantitative skills you will encounter during the MBA.

Note: the Maths and Quantitative Skills module is assessed by a quiz in early September. The marks will not count towards your final grade but it is a programme requirement that you complete the quiz.

These interactive modules provide practical advice on working in groups, delivering presentations and time management. They contain videos of recent students describing their experiences of studying at the Business School, some of the challenges they faced and practical suggestions to get the most from your study experience.

In this short module, we will explain the key academic issues relating to deliberate and accidental plagiarism including what it is, the different types of plagiarism and the notion of academic integrity, as well as providing advice on how to avoid plagiarism in your work.

Note: you are required to complete and pass the online plagiarism awareness test during the Autumn term.

Natasha Lakhani

I chose to pursue the Imperial MBA as the degree covers a breath of business concepts relevant to today’s business world, but also supports candidates to grow in practical skills such as leadership, communication, negotiation, networking and career progression.

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