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The MSc International Management programme’s distinctive, business-focused learning encompasses theory and its application to the real world via practical case studies and hands-on tasks involving companies and other external institutions.

Programme structure

Before the programme begins you will be expected to complete some online pre-study modules which are delivered through The Hub, Imperial College Business School’s virtual learning environment.

These modules will be available to students who have accepted an offer of admission from July onwards, and are designed to give you a basic knowledge of areas which will be covered by the programme throughout the academic year.

Core modules, starting in the Autumn term and continuing into the Spring term, will give you a solid base of practical knowledge in every subject area.

The Leadership in Action module runs through the whole year and aims to provide international consulting experience and contribute to the development of your leadership potential by applying problem-solving techniques to complex and challenging business problems.

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Across the Spring and Summer terms, you will choose an equivalent of seven modules from a range of electives, including some electives that are shared with other Master’s and MBA programmes at Imperial College Business School.

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Alongside academic modules, you will take a compulsory Career Development module throughout the year.

The Career Development module consists of a series of workshops that support students in defining their own ambitious and realistic career goals and equips them with the knowledge and skills they need to achieve these goals and be successful in the future.

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MSc International Management has international elements embedded throughout the programme, so you will graduate with applied, international leadership experience.

As well as attending the European Immersion and completing the Leadership in Action module, you will also have the opportunity to expand your international experience further by applying to take modules at one of our global partner universities or choosing to take the Global Immersion elective along with other students in the Business School.

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  Jul-Aug Sept-Dec Jan-Mar Apr-Jun Jul-Aug
Pre-study modules          
Core modules          
Elective modules          
Leadership in Action          


Timetables and course outlines are subject to change. Imperial College Business School reserves the right to alter the timetable when required.

Candidates that fail to successfully complete this degree are not entitled to a Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma.