BPES Programme

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Next start date:
Imperial College Business School, UK

Business and management modules for engineers and scientists

In your future career as an engineer or a scientist, taking a module with Business for Professionals of Engineering and Science (BPES) from Imperial College Business School will be of immense benefit to you. Covering a diverse range of business and management topics, BPES modules are open to current Imperial students, providing the opportunity to gain an understanding of the financial, strategic, operational and organisational context in which engineering and science takes place.

By combining studies in your department with modules delivered by the Business School, you have the opportunity to graduate with a powerful array of skills that will give you the flexibility to alter the direction of your career in response to changes in the workplace environment.


You can register for BPES modules in the following ways:

  1. As a ‘non-technical’ optional/elective module
  2. As your iExplore module

The modules and enrolment routes available to you will be determined by your home department and the structure and requirements of your degree programme. If you are required to take a BPES module as a core/compulsory part of your programme, you will be registered automatically by your department.

Important dates

Registration for 2022/23 opens at 9am on Thursday 12 May 2022 for Autumn Term modules and 9am on Thursday 19 May 2022 for Spring Term modules. You will need to register by 1pm on Monday 6 June 2022.

We advise that you sign up as soon as possible as places are allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. If you miss out, we will add you to the waiting list.

Find out more by downloading our registration instructions.

Registration for BPES as an optional module  |  Registration for BPES as your iExplore module

Module options

Before registering, make sure to check with your department whether the module you want to take is offered under your programme and how many BPES modules you can take.

Please note, due to overlapping/shared content, the following equivalent modules cannot be taken together. If you have taken one of these modules previously you can't take its counterpart in future years (e.g. if you take Business Economics, you can't then take Managerial Economics Online).

  • Entrepreneurship / Entrepreneurship Online
  • Business Economics / Managerial Economics Online
  • Finance & Financial Management / Corporate Finance Online

Students who take ‘Leading Teams and Organisations’ should also not take the Imperial Horizons module ‘Organizational Behaviour’ for credit, due to overlapping content. 

If you are considering a transfer to the Joint Honours or Intercalated BSc in Management programmes, you should not select a BPES module as an optional elective, or your iExplore selection due to overlapping content.

The 2021/22 module outlines are provided below - please note that these are for guidance only and the offering for 2022/23 is subject to change.

Key information

Next start date:
Imperial College Business School, UK
"The BPES modules will introduce you to a range of ideas, concepts and models relevant to working successfully in organisations. The faculty have designed modules that will stimulate your thinking and demonstrate to you how theory and practice interact. By working hard and engaging with the materials and the faculty, you will develop knowledge and skills that will stand you in good stead in your future endeavours."
Edina Hamzic-Maguire
Programme Director, Undergraduate Programmes