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Why Imperial - GMBA

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 Global Online MBA is ranked #1 in the UK and #2 in the world in the QS Online MBA rankings 2020.

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

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Your key advantages

Cutting-edge technology charts your progress

From day one you can map out your progress with The Hub. Our virtual learning platform designed by our award-winning Edtech Lab. The benefit to you? Stay connected with your peers, tutors and the greater Imperial community. Multi-device functionality is available across every time zone with bitesize learning, ‘always there’ programme materials and weekly live sessions twice a day.

Take your online learning to the next level.

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World-class faculty and content

The faculty teaching on the Global Online MBA are the same that teach our on-campus students. The content they teach is also the same, transformed into engaging online learning material in close collaboration with our in-house learning designers. Interact with faculty during the regular live sessions they offer as part of their modules.

Top faculty, top content - with the convenience of learning online.

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A personalised approach, your career advantage

This isn’t a faceless online programme. You’re connected with your peers, our faculty and have complete access to all areas of our South Kensington campus. It’s a personal approach, backed by complete cross-department resources and expertise. Exceptional and recognised as such, your Global Online MBA qualification will stand out in the job market.

Chart your future goals and take concrete steps to achieve them with Imperial College Business School Careers. Your Personal Leadership Journey includes practical exercises, workshops and one-to-one coaching sessions.

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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, from New York to the Seychelles.

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

Previous trips to China and Vietnam included links with corporations including Ford and trips to local migrant schools.

Real-world learning starts here.

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*Please note this is an additional cost and an optional element for Global Online MBA students.

Face time: establish your global network

Our programme is designed so you can build relationships that will last for your career. Network 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. Meet them again when you come to campus for the Capstone, and any electives that you may choose to take in our classrooms.

And all of our online modules are paced in a way that facilitates ongoing communication and exchange with your peers.   

“The Induction Week was amazing and I loved being on-campus for the week. I feel like I've really immersed myself in the unique experience.” - Milly Barker, Global Online MBA

It lays the foundations of your Global Online MBA, and includes your programme introduction, taster lectures, discussions and exercises, plus the invaluable chance to socialise with others from across the globe, all sharing the same MBA experience.

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Your MBA, your choice

Shape your own Global Online MBA programme to match your ambition in Finance, Marketing and Analytics, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Strategic Management and Leadership and Organisation.

Each offers multiple opportunities to specialise, from Mergers and Acquisitions to Pricing Strategy. Wider elective choices are as broad as your ambitions through FOAM alliance partner business schools across the globe.

“The quality of online learning materials is absolutely outstanding. The administrative staff really get to know each individual and are always ready to assist you with any issues that might arise. Academic staff members are experts who are highly regarded professionals.” - Jane Mills, Global Online MBA

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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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Cutting-edge Edtech Lab

A place for teaching innovation as featured in prestigious publications like The Wall Street Journal and the Financial Times. Our award-winning Edtech Lab is home to our educational technology team. Specialists in everything from software development to film production who help redefine global standards.

Innovation in action.

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Designed for the real world

Our teaching equips you for the real world. Every programme is both practical and relevant. Latest market trends are brought to life, analysed and debated. Hear first-hand about the current issues facing corporations from industry experts and insiders, our expert faculty and guest lecturers.

Gain inspired industry insights.

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