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Gain insight into strategic management and consulting

This course will enable you to actively and critically learn and apply business strategy concepts to diagnose, manage, design and change commonly faced challenges by organisations. Concepts of consulting will be also analysed to provide you with a strong understanding of strategic approaches for managing consulting projects and managing clients.

By the end of the course you will:

  • Understand the complexity of an organisation’s environment in terms of strategic concepts and frameworks

  • Recognise the implications of strategic decisions on an organisation’s future opportunities and competition

  • Gain insight into key skills and analytical frameworks for effective consulting

  • Develop key skills in managing consulting projects and delivering client value

Course content

The business strategy & consulting course will teach you to understand the complexity of an organisation’s environment in terms of strategic concepts and decisions. You will also learn the key skills and analytical frameworks necessary for effective consulting and delivering client value.

Topics covered will include:

  • The central concepts in strategic management and consulting practice

  • Frameworks and tools for internal and external analyses

  • The relationship between the different strategic management concepts and consulting strategies


Academic level: Equivalent to an undergraduate course

Suggested credit level: 3 – 4 US / 7.5 ECTS credits. Your home institution will determine how much credit is awarded

For more details view our entry requirements.


  • coursework – (50% of final mark)

  • final individual examination – (50% of final mark)

Imperial College London will issue an official transcript with a final overall numerical mark – a breakdown of results will not be provided.
Imperial College London reserves the right to change or alter the courses offered without notice.

Key information

Duration: 3 weeks

Session dates: 3 - 21 July 2023

Fees: £2,650 

"My group and I had started working on our project from the very beginning of the Summer School and by the time we finished, I had formed some friends for life. I thoroughly enjoyed working with each of my teammates. They were all very supportive and open to feedback. We formed a great bond with each other, and that emotional connection significantly helped us in delivering our project efficiently. Learning from their views is what inspired me the most."
Summer School Student
Vipal Adroja, Business Strategy & Consulting, Summer School student at Imperial College Business School