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Applying for MSc International Management

September 2022: Applications for full-time programmes commencing in September 2022 are now closed. We may consider late applications in exceptional circumstances. Please contact bs.recruitment@imperial.ac.uk if you wish to apply.

September 2023: Applications for 2023 entry are now open! Sign up to our mailing list to receive updates.

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Submit your application through our online application system

Applications are made through our online application system, which gives you the flexibility to complete your application in your own time and save your progress. The form includes questions about you and your educational history to date. 

You will also need to provide the following in support of your application: 

In the career planning questions you will need to show you have thought about the type of employer you want to work for immediately after graduating and have researched your target organisation(s) and role. You will also need to answer the following questions to demonstrate awareness of what is required and the steps you will take to prepare for your chosen career. 

  1. How will your chosen programme help you reach your career goal?
  2. Do you see any barriers that you may need to overcome to reach this goal (personally, professionally, or academically)?
  3. What gaps in your skillset will you need to develop to prepare for this career?

All of our programmes include some quantitative content and so it is useful for the selection committee to have an understanding of the level of your quantitative experience to date.

You will be asked to list up to five of the most quantitative courses you have covered in your studies to date, list the main topics included and the level of study (e.g. undergraduate degree, secondary school, short course etc) and the grade achieved.

Failure to complete the quantitative experience statement will delay the processing of your application.

You will be asked about your experience of using programming languages and your level of proficiency.  Software and programming skills are not an entry requirement, but it is helpful for the selection committee to understand your previous experience, if any.

You are expected to have a valid GMAT or GRE score as part of your application for MSc International Management. A minimum GMAT score is not required but we recommend a minimum of 600.

You should upload a copy of your results within your application and request your score to be released to Imperial College Business School. This will enable us to verify your results online, so you should not send a hard copy unless we request it. Our GMAT code is S22-7S-53 and our GRE code is 0121.

Candidates for MSc International Management with exceptional academic backgrounds may be considered for a GMAT/GRE waiver.

Each cycle we are able to offer a small number of waivers to candidates. To be considered for a waiver, you need to demonstrate exceptional academic performance and evidence of strong quantitative skills.

To request a waiver, you will need to provide:

• A copy of your transcripts detailing modules taken and grades achieved

• An up-to-date CV

• A short statement outlining why you think you should be offered a GMAT waiver

Requests should be sent to icbs.mim@imperial.ac.uk before you submit your MSc application and will be reviewed on a case by case basis within seven days.

If you do not qualify for a waiver, you are required to submit a valid GMAT or GRE score as part of your application. Your application will not be complete until this is received, and therefore will not be processed by our admissions team and may be withdrawn.

You will be asked to pay an application processing fee of £100.

Supporting information

Once you have submitted your application form, you will need to upload the following supporting information to complete your application in time for the application deadline you want to be considered by.

It’s essential that we receive your supporting documents and reference information before midnight (UK time) of the deadline for which you are applying. Until we have received all the necessary documents, your application will not be complete and will not be processed.

You will need to submit electronic copies of your full degree transcripts and certificates (with English translations if necessary).

Transcripts should include: details of all of the modules studied on the degree, your marks for each, and the overall mark, grade or classification that you achieved if you have completed your studies. 

Your personal statement provides an opportunity for you tell us a bit more about yourself and your motivation for undertaking this programme. In the personal statement section of the application, we ask you to answer the following questions:

  1. Please share your motivation for undertaking this programme?
  2. What is your proudest non-academic achievement?
  3. What would you contribute to the cohort and to the Imperial community?
  4. How would you use your degree to make a positive impact?

Each section of the personal statement has a 1500 character limit (including spaces).

You must include a full and up-to-date curriculum vitae (CV) – we do not require that you use a particular format, but a CV template is available here for your convenience.

You will need to provide the contact details of two referees (one of which must be academic*). When you submit your form, the online application system will send an automatic reference request directly to their professional email accounts so they can submit their recommendation letter quickly and efficiently online.

*We will accept two professional references where applicants graduated five or more years ago.

If English is not your native language, you may be required to take an English language test (You can find accepted tests and required scores here). You should upload a scanned copy of your English language certificate

You may submit your application form before you have obtained English language test results. Please include details if you have a planned test date on the application form and ensure that you contact the Admissions team once your score is available.

Interview

We will evaluate your application, and if selected, you will be invited to interview – normally this will be through our video interview platform, which you can access online to record and submit your answers; occasionally you may be invited to interview via Skype or telephone instead.

If you are invited to submit a video interview, you will be sent details of how to access and use the Kira Talent online interview platform. Please make sure that the invitation doesn’t go to your junk mail by adding kiratalent.com to your list of safe senders. Once you have created an account, you will be asked a series of questions, to which you can record your answers as short videos and submit them online.

Application result

You will be notified informally via email and officially via your Imperial Gateway account with the result of your application. If you are successful you can then meet your conditions of offer, accept your place and pay your deposit.

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"My advice for applicants to MSc International Management is to think that their differences are their most valuable strengths. The application standards are very high, and differentiating yourself in a mass of excellent applicants through your history and ambitions will really increase your chances of getting an interview, and eventually getting in. Think about your professional and personal goals and how the programme can help you reach them. It will help you confirm that this programme is a good match, and emphasising it in your essays will certainly help you stand out."
MSc International Management 2021
Benjamin Driffort, MSc International Management 2020-21, student at Imperial College Business School