BPES Programme

Business and management courses for engineers and scientists

In your future career as an engineer or a scientist, Business for Professionals of Engineering and Science (BPES) from Imperial College Business School will be of immense benefit to you. You’ll 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 will 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.

Dr Edgar Meyer

Welcome to the BPES Programme at Imperial College Business School. 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.

Dr Edgar Meyer, Associate Dean, Undergraduate Programmes

Module options

Each department decides which modules are available to their students. Before registering, you should check with your department whether the module you want to take is offered under your programme.

To find out more about the modules available, click on the module name of interest and you will be taken to the module outline.

If you sign up for an online module, please note you cannot take the face to face equivalent, i.e. Entrepreneurship Online/Entrepreneurship Business Plan Competition, Managerial Economics Online/ Business Economics, Corporate Finance Online/Finance and Financial Management. In addition, any students who have taken Accounting in previous years are not eligible to take Accounting Online.

The module outlines are provided below. Please note that these may be subject to change.


Registration for BPES 2017/18 modules has now closed.

Check your status

BPES module registration is now closed but, if you would like to check the status of your module selections you can do this via the Departmental Student System (DSS).

  • If My Status is ‘selected’, this shows that you have successfully registered for the module
  • If My Status is ‘waitlisted’, this indicates that the module is currently full and you have been placed on a waiting list.

Waiting lists

If places become available on a module, they will be offered to students on the waiting list on a first come first serve basis.
The Programmes Team will endeavour to transfer across as many students as possible, from the waiting list, between now and the start of term.

Module changes

Now that registration is closed you will need to contact BPES@imperial.ac.uk directly to request any changes in your BPES module selection. If you wish to withdraw from a module please let us know at the earliest opportunity so we can offer your place to a student on the waiting list.

Studying online modules

All our online modules are taught on the Business School's bespoke virtual learning platform, the Hub. We have created a Hub demo to give you the opportunity to explore the Hub, try out some of our online modules and complete activities.

Find out more about the demo and studying on the Hub

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BPES Timetable 2017-18
BPES Timetable 2017-18

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