What is the Joint Honours programme?
The programme is run in collaboration with the departments of Biochemistry, Biology, Biomedicine and Chemistry within Imperial College London. Students who come to Imperial College Business School complete their degree with a final year in management.
The Management year of the Joint Honours Programme covers the management and operating environment of business organisations to prepare students for an eventual career in management.
What is the BSc programme?
The BSc Medical Sciences with management is run in collaboration with the Faculty of Medicine at Imperial College London. Students decide to come and study at the Business School in either their 3rd or 4th year of their medical degree.
The Management Year of the BSc Programme equips future clinicians with an understanding of the management issues facing the health system providing them with basic management skills and tools.
The Programme is also available to students in their 3rd or 4th year at other medical schools, outside Imperial, and is offered as an Intercalated BSc.
How are the programmes structured?
In the autumn term the programmes examine the economic, financial and organisational framework within which businesses operate. The spring term builds on this general framework and considers the functional issues that arise in the management of business activities. Finally the summer term is timetabled around examinations and the completion of the group project.
Some courses on the Joint Honours, BSc and Intercalated BSc programmes will be taught to all students together as a group, while the classes will be split for other courses. All of this information is detailed in the individual programme booklets issued at the beginning of the academic year.
How are the programmes assessed?
Each subject is assessed through a combination of coursework and a final examination (excluding the group project which will be assessed by presentation and report).
Can you give more details about the coursework?
The nature of coursework and the weight attached to coursework marks vary from subject to subject (details will be given at the start of each course).
Can you give more details about the examinations?
The courses are examined in the spring and summer terms. The weightings for each paper are 20% – 40% coursework and 60% – 80% examination. Full details of schedule weightings will be listed in the programme booklet at the beginning of the academic year.
What are the criteria for the Joint Honours group project?
A group would normally consist of up to 6 students who investigate a particular management related problem, ideally focusing on a company, group of companies or an industry. A faculty member supervises each group. At the end of the summer term, each group writes a joint report of approximately 25,000 words in a format prescribed by the University. In addition, the individual students give a verbal presentation of the findings.
What are the criteria for the BSc/IBSc group project?
A group would normally consist of up to 6 students who investigate a particular health care management related problem. At the end of the summer term, each group writes a joint report of approximately 25,000 words in a format prescribed by the University. In addition, the individual students will give a verbal presentation of the findings of the group project.
What opportunities are there for feedback and evaluation?
Student evaluations are conducted at the end of each course. These evaluations provide an opportunity to comment on course content and presentation. The students are also encouraged to discuss any issues connected with the individual course directly with the relevant faculty member or through the staff/student committee.
Are there any exemptions from professional examinations after leaving Imperial College Business School?
Joint Honours students satisfying the examiners in the Management year are eligible for some exemption from professional examinations. Details will be given on request.