Tailor your learning with electives

Electives are your opportunity to truly shape the programme to your own ambitions. You will choose one elective from the list below, giving you the opportunity to advance your knowledge and expertise across the areas that will benefit your career.

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MSc IEM - Electives

Key electives

Building and Managing Reputations During Good Times and Bad

Organisations increasingly care about managing and protecting their reputations, since it acts to set expectations for their stakeholders and acts as a perceptual filter through which the organisation’s actions and outcomes are interpreted. This module will use the research on reputations and related social evaluations to help students understand how to manage the reputations of their organisations, both during normal times and in times of crises.

Consumer Behaviour

In this module you will explore consumer psychology and how consumer behaviour can be shaped. The module examines consumer psychology theories and current findings to learn how to apply these to develop marketing techniques that cut through the noise, shape or alter consumer behaviour, and help build and sustain consumer loyalty.

Family Business

This one week block module is designed to help current and emerging leaders and owners of family business understand the special challenges of Family Enterprises and manage the strategic and personal challenges that are ever present in this form of business entity. Through a series of lectures, case studies, activities, interactive presentations and discussions with a number of visiting family business owners sharing their experiences, you will have a rich experience in understanding the “how to” and the “how not to” of Family Enterprise.

Global Immersion*

The Global Immersion will give you a chance to experience first-hand the social and cultural dynamics of business in another country. The tour will consist of a number of visits to different companies across a range of industry sectors, as well as social and cultural activities. Previous Global Immersions have been to South Africa, Vietnam, Hong Kong and New York.

Please note, this module requires you to pay additional costs.

*Subject to Covid-19 travel restrictions

Leading Social Innovation

This module explores the brave new world of social innovation and how businesses can tackle social problems through social innovation. While achieving business success and creating social welfare have often been seen as oppositional, a new generation is challenging this by trying to use business as a force for good. These social innovators tackle social problems in two main ways: by becoming social entrepreneurs who lead social enterprises (businesses that seek to fulfill a social mission), or by becoming social intrapreneurs who seek to achieve social change within the for-profit firms that employ them. Through this module you will be equipped with the tools to become a social innovator.

Management, Strategy and Innovation in Fintech

This one week block elective navigates the fintech competitive landscape and outlines corresponding management strategies for firms to deal with the fintech innovation. You will learn how new entrants to the financial sector devise entrepreneurial strategies to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of traditional financial services by leveraging cutting edge technologies such as blockchain, Big Data and artificial intelligence (AI), as well as discussing how industry incumbents respond to the competition by integrating innovation at various levels such as technology licensing, joint venture, or merger and acquisition.

Project Management

Success in both entrepreneurship and innovation depends on the successful execution at project level. This module will focus on the processes of project selection, assessing and managing project teams, stage gate processes and project evaluation.

The most rewarding part for me is the richness of the content taught in class and the diversity of the cohort. Every lecturer and student brings in a new perspective to the table. In less than seven months, I have had the opportunity to work with about 20 people from different backgrounds, cultures, beliefs and mindsets. Working on different projects at different times for different purposes. Every team had their own dynamics. Each team’s dynamic pulls out a different person/personality/character from you. I discovered new things about myself in this environment.
MSc Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Management 2020
Cynthia Ezechukwu, MSc Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Management 2019-20, student at Imperial College Business School

Electives available and module outlines are subject to change. Imperial College Business School reserves the right to alter modules whenever they need to be amended or improved.