Studying MSc Management at Imperial
Why did you decide to study MSc Management at Imperial College Business School?
I wanted to switch over to business management after my undergraduate degree in social sciences and to remain in central London. I was particularly attracted to the Business School because of its strong reputation for entrepreneurship and innovation and its link with Imperial College London, itself a world-class institution.
How did you find the programme structure?
The programme was structured well with each module combining a variety of teaching methods to cover course material. Core courses are taken in the first half of the year, while a much more practical second half allows students to apply what they have already learned. I particularly liked, and personally got a lot out of, the way in which all coursework during the first two terms was carried out in syndicate groups, working with the same group of people. It was really interesting doing coursework in this way, especially since overcoming challenges and working effectively in a diverse team environment is ultimately what you will be faced with in your work life.
What do you think makes the Business School’s MSc Management programme stand out from other similar programmes?
The Business School has a world-class reputation for excellence in the fields of entrepreneurship and innovation management, and students are very much able to tap into the latest research and knowledge in these areas throughout the programme. This, combined with a comprehensive yet flexible programme structure and numerous opportunities to work in teams to apply course material, makes the MSc Management programme at Imperial College Business School unique.
What did you enjoy most about the MSc Management programme?
It would have to be the Business Plan Competition. A real highlight of the year, the Business Plan Competition provided an opportunity to put into practice everything we learned over the year as well as get creative and competitive! The whole process was hard work but it was extremely rewarding and some teams have gone on to start up their business in real life.
How would you describe the community at Imperial?
Lively, curious, innovative, social and very welcoming.
Career & Professional Development
How are your studies helping you to achieve your career goals?
As well as giving me an edge over others applying for graduate positions, the programme has given me a strong foundation across a wide range of business areas and management practices – something that has been most useful during my time in consulting. No doubt this education along with the Business School alumni network will prove valuable in the future.
What is it like to live and study in London?
London is truly a fantastic place to live and study – I’ve been here for over six years now! The city is really diverse and there is definitely something here for everyone. The Business School is situated in a great area – literally a stone’s throw away from Hyde Park and a number of popular London attractions, including the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Science Museum and of course the Royal Albert Hall in which graduation takes place.
What value do you get out of your Business School and alumni connections?
I enjoy still being connected with the Business School through the alumni network. The Business School has a lively and active alumni community that regularly holds events throughout the year. I always look forward to the next alumni social as they provide the chance to catch up with former classmates and staff as well as to meet and network with other alumni from different years and programmes – always in a nice London location, may I add!