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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.

Teaching during the coronavirus pandemic

Students currently studying the programme are doing so using our multi-mode teaching format, a unique blend of on-campus and online teaching that enables an interactive learning environment for all students. Find out more about multi-mode.

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 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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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. Previously, students have travelled to Berlin and Lisbon for their European Immersion.

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*Subject to Covid-19 travel restrictions


  Jul-Aug Sept-Dec Jan-Mar Apr-Jun Jul-Aug
Pre-study online 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.

My decision to apply to Imperial College Business School was based on a variety of factors. Certainly, the excellent reputation of the MSc International Management programme is a key differentiator to many other business schools, but also the diversity of students in terms of their international backgrounds and experiences was especially important to me. I was also impressed by the strong focus on consulting, both in the programme and Imperial College Business School Careers, which equips us very well for our future career plans.
MSc International Management 2021
Philipp Zimmer, MSc International Management 2020-21, student at Imperial College Business School