Imperial ecosystem

A world-leading London university tackling complex global challenges 

As a Business School student you will have access to a wide range of opportunities, events and activities offered as part of the wider Imperial ecosystem including clubs and societies, leadership opportunities, and world-class research centres. This collaborative learning environment allows for the development of new skills, perspectives and connections across different disciplines.

Discover your opportunities at Imperial

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Clubs and societies 

The Business School supports a number of student-led careers clubs that bring together like-minded students with similar areas of professional interest, such as: 

  • Finance 
  • Consulting 
  • Luxury and retail 
  • Energy 
  • Healthcare  
  • FMCG 

Each club runs a number of events throughout the year, giving you the opportunity to build relationships with leading companies, learn from alumni and network with other students. Major organisations that have presented at student-led events recently include BCG, EY, McKinsey & Company, HSBC, Microsoft, Google, Mitsubishi, Shell, Moët Hennessy, NFL, Visa and NHS England. 

Plus, you will also have access to over 360 clubs, societies and projects offered by Imperial College Union, providing an opportunity to connect with students from within the wider Imperial community. 

Leadership and team building

Become a student leader and help us to improve the overall student experience by organising talks, conferences and networking events. 

The Dean's Student Advisory Council brings together representatives of our 1,400 Business School students and our senior leadership team to examine how to improve our student community and society. 

Together you will work to identify common challenges and opportunities across programmes, lead school-wide innovation and build a strong, cohesive community. 

This day is an opportunity for leaders across Careers Clubs, the Dean’s Student Advisory Council and Student Ambassadors to team-up and make a difference. The day itself includes interactive leadership training and an introduction to the Business School mission: to have a positive impact on each other and society. 

Feel passionate about your subject? Shape your own conference agenda. We offer the opportunity to bid and host your own conference for students and industry professionals. 

Imperial College London has a rich history and a world-wide reputation for excellence with many notable alumni including 14 Nobel laureates, 3 Fields Medalists and one Turing Award winner.  

As an alumnus of Imperial College London, you will join a diverse community of 210,000 members, including inventors, scientists, engineers, business leaders and entrepreneurs. Spanning more than 190 countries Imperial's alumni network gives you lifelong access to a community of thought-leaders across every sector.  

Two students chatting in the Imperial Enterprise Lab

Entrepreneurship and innovation

Interested in starting your own business, consulting or leading on innovation? Imperial’s dynamic, enterprising culture provides a unique opportunity to develop the entrepreneurial, future-focused mindset of the future. 

Imperial Enterprise Lab 

Supported and inspired by the Business School’s Innovation & Entrepreneurship department, the Enterprise Lab connects students from all faculties across Imperial and maximises the impact of our dynamic, enterprising culture. 

Whether you’re interested in starting your own business or becoming a force for innovative change within existing companies, the Imperial Enterprise Lab will help you develop an entrepreneurial mindset. 

Research centres

Business School researchers are engaged in a number of activities which cross disciplinary, departmental, faculty and in some cases institutional boundaries. Each centre has been formed to advance study in a particular thematic area such as energy, healthcare or policy, uniting research and practice to enhance the impact of our work.  

The Brevan Howard Centre dramatically enhances Imperial College Business School’s expertise in financial economics and strengthens ties with other disciplines, including engineering and computational finance. 

The purpose of the Centre for Climate Finance and Investment is to unlock solutions within capital markets to address the challenges posed by global climate change. The Centre conducts interdisciplinary research combining intellectual rigour and industry relevance.  

The Centre for Digital Transformation helps businesses understand the far-reaching organisational implications of the digital revolution. From artificial intelligence (AI) to the Internet of Things to blockchain, the Centre’s work focuses on new and emerging digital technologies, and how they can be leveraged to meet both business and social objectives. 

The Centre for Financial Technology has been established to act as a hub for the interdisciplinary research that is needed to develop innovations, reveal insights and answer questions; bringing together the activities of academics, startup companies, established industry and governmental organisations. 

The Centre for Responsible Leadership at Imperial College Business School helps businesses redefine their approach to leadership. 

The Gandhi Centre for Inclusive Innovation was established with the mission of helping organisations across the globe to create tangible social impact, especially in the emerging economies.  

The Grantham Institute is Imperial College London's hub for climate change and the environment. The Institute drives forward discovery, converting innovations into applications, training future leaders and communicating academic knowledge to businesses, industry and policymakers to help shape their decisions.