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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

For students who are permitted to take a BPES module on an optional/elective basis, registration for 2023/24 will open at 9am on Thursday 11 May 2023 for both Autumn and Spring Term modules. Registration will take place via the Departmental Student System (DSS) and will remain open until 1pm on Thursday 1 June 2023.

Students enrolling on an optional basis are advised to sign up at the earliest opportunity, as places are allocated on a first come, first served basis. Once modules are at capacity, students who attempt to register thereafter will be added to a waiting list.

Find out more by downloading our registration instructions.

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"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