MSc International Management

Programme content

The MSc International Management programme’s distinctive combination of 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

Online pre-study modules

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.

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Core management modules, starting in the Autumn term and continuing into 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 a 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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Leadership in Action*

The Leadership in Action module runs throughout the year and allows you to gain international consulting experience.

The focus of the module is on developing your leadership potential, through managing a real design thinking consulting project from inception to completion in a global context. Drawing on the knowledge and skills learnt throughout the programme, you will apply problem solving techniques to a complex and challenging business problem, and apply your learning by developing a product or service.

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*Subject to Covid-19 travel restrictions

European Immersion*

The European Immersion will give you the opportunity to experience first-hand the dynamics of business in another country. The two-day trip will consist of a number of visits to technology and innovation companies, and a networking event. Last year’s MSc Management cohort travelled to Berlin or Lisbon for their European Immersion.

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*Subject to Covid-19 travel restrictions


View the timetable here.

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

Tech Innovation in Business Speaker Series

At Imperial College Business School, we are proud to attract world-class leaders to campus to share their insights and experiences on current business issues, corporate strategies and complex management situations.

In this new series exclusively for MSc International Management students, industry leaders will visit the Business School to share how technology has impacted their workplace.

The overall goal of the series is to redefine leadership in a technology-driven world, and discuss the challenges and benefits associated to technology innovation in complex business environments.

Previous speakers at the Business School include:

  • Jay Scanlan, SVP and Head of Global Growth Evosystems at GenPact

  • Rowena Maxwell, Managing Director of Head of Customer Insight and Growth at Accenture

  • Bob Flint, Technology Director at BP

  • Rashik Parmar, Technical Executive, Europe at IBM

  • Lucy Cooper, Managing Director, Innovation at Accenture

The numerous international opportunities provided on this programme, combined with the exceptionally high number of electives that I could tailor to my specific interests in technology and digital innovation, was something I truly found compelling. I chose Imperial because the university is built on engineering principles and emphasises a structured analytical approach to problem solving, while incorporating technology and innovation into the wider learning environment.
MSc International Management 2020
Gill Hauzmann MSc International Management 2019-20, student at Imperial College Business School