Career support Weekend MBA

Dedicated support for every step of your MBA journey

The Imperial Weekend MBA will enable you to increase your value and improve your chances of achieving your career goals. Whether that means promotion, a change of sector or starting your own business, our Career and Professional Development Service can help you realise your leadership potential.

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My careers advisor has done so many different things, it is unbelievable. She was just really helpful in helping me to focus on the types of impact I wanted to create, tighten up a few bits on my career story, and then connecting me to people and giving me ideas and support in how I could approach them. That’s been super useful.
André Campbell
Weekend MBA 2018-19
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Personalised career support

One of the many benefits of a small MBA cohort like the one at Imperial is the individual attention you get for your career. This allows the School to tailor your experience to your own career objectives, while enjoying all the benefits of a large global university. The Careers and Professional Development services are exclusive to Business School students.

From day one, our dedicated careers team will work with you to create a practical personal and professional development plan, and grow your leadership potential. You will also benefit from a global network of like-minded professionals and high-calibre alumni from diverse industries and functions, and our wealth of career resources.

Supporting you to achieve your objectives

Through our state-of-the-art online learning platform, The Hub, our team will help you to identify your future goals and take concrete steps to achieve them. We will provide you with tried and tested development tools, the opportunity to reflect upon your experiences, and work with you to devise a plan for your future.

Personal Leadership Journey

A structured approach to growing your leadership potential and operational effectiveness, the Personal Leadership Journey includes practical exercises, workshops, and one-to-one career coaching sessions, designed to enhance your leadership strengths and address areas for development.

Develop your global network of international business leaders

With students from over 40 countries and a wide range of industries, the Global Online MBA is a unique opportunity to create and take advantage of a life-long network of business leaders from around the world. You will gain in-depth, cross-sectoral insight, and learn from expert academics and high caliber alumni working in the industries which most interest you.

Access the very best resources

We offer a number of professional development workshops catering to your individual needs, covering how to identify opportunities that might be right for you, understanding how to market yourself effectively and developing leadership skills that will be useful during your time on the programme and the rest of your career.

The kind of workshops offered may include:

  • Networking skills

  • Consulting interview techniques

  • Presentation skills

  • Public speaking skills

  • Elevator pitches for business ideas and yourself

  • Mock interviews and assessment centres preparation

Post-MBA and beyond

As an Imperial College Business School student, you will have access to over 16,500 alumni spanning more than 120 countries, alumni network allows for international connections and access to business leaders across all industry sectors.

Career clubs

The Business School supports a number of student-led career clubs, regional clubs and enterprise clubs that bring together MBA and MSc students with similar areas of career interest. The clubs run a number of events throughout the year that give you the opportunity to:

  • Meet other Business School students with similar interests

  • Learn from and network with alumni and other professionals

  • Build links with relevant employers in the sector

  • Learn more about roles available and the skills needed in the industry

Companies that have presented at career clubs events recently include McKinsey, Deloitte, Microsoft, IDEA Pharma, Uber, Johnson & Johnson, SoundCloud and Google.

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For me, the ‘Interview a Leader’ exercise provided an excellent opportunity to contact senior leaders and request time with them outside of typical business requirements. Overall I gained a lot of valuable advice from this exercise as well as an opportunity to better get to know a potential key stakeholder in my future career.

Alex Richards
Weekend MBA 2017-18
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