A top-ranked online MBA programme for global professionals
The Global Online MBA is a highly rewarding programme that will equip you with the business toolkit and leadership skills to progress your career on an upwards trajectory.
Discover why you should study the Global Online MBA at Imperial College Business School.
How do we rank?
We want to unlock your potential. So it’s good to know our own high standards are also internationally recognised. Our Global Online MBA is ranked #1 in the UK and #2 in the world in the QS Online MBA rankings 2021.
Our programme is also ranked #3 in the world in the Financial Times Online MBA rankings 2021.
Imperial College London is ranked #3 in Europe by The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021.
Technologically leading programme design and content
The Global Online MBA was built by our in-house educational specialists, the Edtech Lab, who designed it from the ground up. Our team of leaders in online edtech worked carefully to transform the Imperial MBA curriculum to be taught online in an engaging format.
You will study on the Hub, our leading-edge learning platform that enables you to stay connected with your classmates, tutors and programme team. Multi-device functionality is available across every time zone with bitesize learning, ‘always there’ programme materials and weekly live sessions run several times a day.
Take your online learning to the next level.
Your MBA, your choice
Shape your own Global Online MBA programme to match your ambition. You will tailor your programme via the newly introduced ‘flexcore’ modules, and then continue to specialise through our elective portfolio in the areas of Analytics & Operations, Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Finance, Leadership & Organisation, Marketing or Strategy. Wider elective choices are as broad as your ambitions through FOME alliance partner business schools across the globe.
You can further personalise the programme by choosing your completion date to suit your individual needs. Choose between 21 months (early), 24 months (standard) or 32 months (extended), allowing you to complete the programme at your own pace.
On the Global Online MBA, you will be taught by the same top faculty who teach our on-campus students. Our faculty are leaders in their field, bringing richness to the classroom from their academic pursuits and industry experience. Just like in a face-to-face classroom you will interact with faculty during the regular live sessions.
Top faculty, top content - with the convenience of learning online.
Career coaching to help you achieve your goals
Chart your future goals and take concrete steps to achieve them with Imperial College Business School Careers. Your Personal Leadership Journey includes workshops, professional development sessions and one-to-one coaching with a dedicated Career Consultant. They will coach you from the beginning of the programme to after you graduate with personalised advice to realise your career aspirations
Give your career the edge.
Face time: establish your global network
Our programme is cohort-based, designed for you to build relationships that will last for your career. All of our online modules are paced in a way that facilitates ongoing communication and exchange with your peers.
Moreover, you will also meet and work with your peers and our faculty face-to-face at our South Kensington campus. Induction Week gets your Global Online MBA off to the very best start.
See your classmates again when you come to campus for the Capstone, and any electives that you may choose to take in our classrooms.
Your personal advantage.
Broader international horizons, wider opportunities
Travel really does broaden your horizons. Our IB Glocal Electives are your chance to analyse global problems from a ‘ground level’ local perspective. Explore new cultures, network and problem solve across the globe.
Widen your world view. The optional Global Experience Week is a unique hands-on learning opportunity to travel and explore a new culture and frame business in an international context. Joining the Weekend MBA cohort on their Global Experience Week is an additional cost, and optional for Global Online MBA students.
Real-world learning starts here.
Imperial College London at your fingertips
As a Global Online MBA student, you not only benefit from the exciting opportunities at the Business School, but also the wider Imperial College London. A top-ranked global STEM institution, Imperial’s renowned Department of Medicine has been a pivotal player in supporting the UK government during the COVID-19 pandemic. The programme will provide you with opportunities to connect with Imperial researchers, medics, engineers and more, via projects like the Entrepreneurial Journey and societies like MBA Connect.
You can get support from the Imperial Enterprise Lab for your innovation projects. The Lab allows you to tap into the entrepreneurial ecosystem at Imperial, testing your own startup or intrapreneurial ideas, working with experienced innovators, entrepreneurs and venture investors.
An award-winning programme
Our Global Online MBA has won a number of awards, which include:
- Silver for Best Online Distance Learning Programme, Learning Technologies Awards 2020
- Silver for Best Distributed/Online Program for Nurturing 21st-Century Skills, QS Reimagine Education Awards 2020
- Bronze for Best Distributed/Online Program for Nurturing 21st-Century Skills, QS Reimagine Education conference 2019
- Silver for Business Education, QS Reimagine Education conference 2018