How to apply

Applying for MSc International Management

Due to the application and visa processing times, we are no longer accepting international applications. There are a limited number of places available for entry to the programme in 2019 for students that do not require a visa to study in the UK (Home and EU). If you are interested in applying for this cohort, please submit your application as soon as possible.

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Application process

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 to submit 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 demonstrate you have the necessary skills and experience to succeed in your chosen role. If planning to set up your own business, you will need to outline what expertise or product your business will deliver and that you have researched the market. Whilst we want our students to hit the ground running, we understand that you will also be looking to develop gaps in your skillset to prepare for your chosen career and you will need to address this in the career planning questions.

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).

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

You will be asked whether you have experience of using computer software packages and/or programming languages. Please list up to five computer software packages or programming languages that you are familiar with, whether your skills are at beginner, intermediate or advanced level and say what you have used them for. Software and programming skills are not an entry requirement, but it is helpful for the selection committee to understand your previous experience, if any.

If you are unable to provide any topics or examples please enter “no experience of this topic” rather than leaving it blank.

  • Application processing fee of £50

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.

  • Contact details of two referees (one of which must be academic)
  • Full transcripts of your degree level studies to date

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.

To apply for a waiver you should have achieved or be on track to achieve a UK First Class Honours degree (or international equivalent) in a quantitative subject from one of the top 100 institutions in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019.

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 and you are asked not to apply before you are able to do so. Failure to provide a complete application will result in a delay and your application could be withdrawn.

Your personal statement provides an opportunity to demonstrate your suitability for the programme. Typically your personal statement should be one side of A4 and include your motivations for applying to Imperial, and any other supporting information not included elsewhere on the form that you feel will enhance your application.

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.

Interview stage

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.

Application deadlines for 2019 intake

Early application is advised due to the high level of competition for the programme. To ensure that you are considered for Business School scholarships, you should submit and complete your application by midnight (UK time) on 18 February 2019 (application round 2). The MIM Global Leadership Scholarship is available to applicants that submit their complete application by 4 April 2019.

Applications will be processed in line with the following admissions rounds:

Admissions round Application deadline
(midnight GMT):
Decision sent to candidates (by 17:00 GMT) on:
Round 1 4 January 2019 12 February 2019
Round 2 18 February 2019 26 March 2019
Round 3 4 April 2019 13 May 2019
Round 4 24 May 2019 28 June 2019
Round 5 14 June 2019 5 July 2019

We are still accepting applications for September 2019 intake, and encourage strong candidates to apply.