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FTMBA why imperial

The world changes. It always does. Nothing stands still. At Imperial, we recognise we live in challenging times, facing pressures of rapid technological innovation, increasing globalisation, dwindling natural resources and the need to generate economic growth which delivers greater well-being for society. At Imperial College Business School, we tackle the challenges business faces through analytical, sharp analysis and thought-leadership. It is our DNA.

How do we rank?

We want to unlock your potential. So it’s good to know our own high standards are also internationally recognised with Imperial College London ranked #3 in Europe by The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021.

Our Full-Time MBA is ranked #12 in Europe and #39 in the world in the Financial Times Global MBA ranking 2019.

The programme is ranked #13 in the world in the América Economía Global MBA ranking 2021, scoring highly in key areas such as #4 for innovation, as well as in the top 10 for the multicultural experience of our students.

The programme is also placed in the European top 10 (and #22 globally) in the QS Global MBA Rankings 2021.

At the heart of the university Imperial College Business School’s Full-Time MBA has established an exceptional reputation.

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Your key advantages:

Shape change – your entrepreneurial edge

How do we rank? Turn to the Financial Times. What sets it apart? Our inspiring curriculum:

Take our Innovation Challenge one week learning laboratory, find a business solution to complex international issues from eradicating poverty to responding to the scarcity of natural resources.

Go on an Entrepreneurship Journey a live project which charts the challenges of bringing new products and services to market. I’m in? Pitch to investors for a monetary prize.

MBA Connect is your in-house network of peers who offer support for startup initiatives, gain cross-disciplinary insights from finance to science, business to technology.

Real world problem solving.

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Your international network

Your peers come from a diverse range of international backgrounds, each with their own career goals. Working as teams you’ll benefit from shared insights. Our class sizes allow you to develop these ideas and flourish with mentor support. We’re equipping the next generation of brilliant women and men to lead and shape inclusive business culture.

Inclusive culture, your advantage.

Career advantage, one-year MBA

This is an intensive, inspiring one-year MBA programme. Benefit to you? You’ll be head-hunted sooner. Our exciting programme is enhanced with the very latest careers support linked to our global business network. Track your Personal Leadership Journey, with career experts, hone your skills in mock interviews and gain professional insights from guest speakers.

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Hone your competitive skills

Your focus is real life business cases. Put into practice learning skills gained on your MBA with applied projects and presentations. Grow your network and sharpen your skills through international competitions including International Bocconi Finance and World Government Summit in Dubai which debates harnessing innovation and technology to solve universal challenges.

Opportunity awaits.

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Broader horizons

Widen your world view. Global Experience Week is a unique hands-on learning opportunity to travel and explore a new culture and business in an international context.

Ready to exchange? Network internationally and take advantage of electives at our global partner schools, from Paris to Hong Kong.

One year, international opportunities.

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Your MBA, your choice

Shape your own MBA programme to match your ambition in Finance, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Strategic Management, Analytics and Digital Marketing. Each offers multiple opportunities to specialise, from Mergers and Acquisitions to The Future of Cities.

Shape your electives to your career goals.

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The Imperial advantage

Future you starts here

Top 10 global university

You’ll break new ground with our strong reputation for research and teaching. All the tools are here, with access to cutting edge business, technology, engineering, healthcare and science. With our global reputation, beyond the classroom your entrepreneurial and business opportunities extend worldwide.

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You shape change

The door is open to wider opportunities beyond business to make a huge difference. Cross-disciplinary thinking will help you tackle the world’s most pressing issues. This wider scope for global research and social impact is your next step towards a highly employable skill set.

Your network includes:

  • Brevan Howard Centre for Financial Analysis
  • Centre for Climate Finance & Investment
  • Centre for Global Finance & Technology
  • Centre for Health Economics & Policy Innovation
  • Data Science Institute
  • Energy Futures Lab
  • Grantham Institute – Climate Change & The Environment
  • Imperial Business Analytics
  • Institute of Global Health Innovation

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An entrepreneurial spark

We are built on innovation. Throughout the year, discover initiatives which encourage an entrepreneurial mindset. Bright ideas take shape and gain momentum.

The Enterprise Lab embodies this. It connects the College community with the Capital’s next generation of innovators. The Lab gives you access to mentors, coaches and funding communities, all drawn from London’s vibrant startup ecosystem.

Translate your thoughts into business-driven reality.

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Leaders in data analytics

We are recognised as a world leader in the study and analysis of data. Imperial Business Analytics is a dedicated research centre which delivers the Data Spark programme. It’s your gateway to live projects on a student placement programme which uncover market relevant insights into business data.

What next? Bitcoin boom or bust? We track global transactions patterns in real time, under analysis are also the demographics of rising sharing economies including Uber and Airbnb. A myriad of thought-provoking business issues are mapped out in The Data Observatory, housed in our Data Science Institute. It provides a vital overview for academics and industry insiders alike to visualise data in the largest facility of its kind in Europe.

Welcome to a wider view of data.

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