FAQs

Programme Information

The Imperial Weekend MBA is a 21 month long programme, taught on long weekends once a month. Please refer to the 2018-19 Programme Timetable for more information on when you will be required to attend classes at the Business School if you join the programme in April 2020.

Application process

The admissions process for the Weekend MBA has three main parts:

  1. Make a formal application to the programme through our online application system
  2. We will evaluate your application and, if you are successful, we will invite you to attend an interview.
  3. If you are successful in the interview stage, we will make you an offer of a place on the programme. You will then make sure you can meet all the offer conditions and accept your place and pay your deposit for the MBA programme.

Applications for the Weekend MBA April 2020 entry are now open and you can apply via the link here.

We do not accept paper applications. Please refer to the Making an Application page to see what documents you are required to submit with your application.

At Imperial, we work with admissions rounds. By submitting your application into an admissions round, you will be able to plan around the next steps in the process and see the timeline for decisions to be made. If you wish to be considered, please follow the dates listed under the How to Apply page.

Applications for the Weekend MBA April 2020 entry are now open. To receive emails reminding you about upcoming deadlines, as well as news and events about the Weekend MBA join our mailing list.

We welcome candidates with non-traditional qualifications and backgrounds and may be able to consider applicants who do not meet the standard entry requirements. If this applies to you, please contact the Weekend MBA Recruitment Team for a profile review.

Please email the Weekend MBA Admissions team if you would like to request feedback on your application. Please note that whilst limited feedback can be provided, the decision of the academic selectors is final and it will not be possible for your application to be reconsidered.

GMAT

To submit a GMAT score, you must request for it to be sent to Imperial College Business School using the code S22-7S-16.

To submit a GMAT score, you must request for it to be sent to Imperial College Business School using the code S22-7S-16.

Fees and Funding

The fees for the Weekend MBA programme starting in April 2020 entry are £48,400. These fees are the same for both UK and international students. You can find more information on the fees and funding page.

We do not accept paper applications. Please refer to the How to Apply page to see what documents you are required to submit with your application.

Self-funded students will have the option of selecting to pay their fees in instalments.  This option will be made available at the time of responding to your offer.  For further information about the instalment plan, please contact our Tuition Fee team.

There are a number of Business School scholarships available to Weekend MBA candidates. To be considered for an award, you must have submitted your MBA application by the final application deadline listed under the How to Apply page. Please note that specific scholarship schemes may have earlier application deadlines, so please ensure that you check the details on the Scholarships webpage carefully before applying.

Please be aware that you do not need to submit a separate scholarship application to be considered for an award; all applications received by the stated deadline will be considered.  Scholarship decisions will be made in conjunction with Weekend MBA application deadlines.

Please contact the Tuition Fees team with any queries you have regarding the Careers and Professional Development (CPD) Loan.

Please contact the Tuition Fees team with any queries regarding your deposit or tuition fee invoice.

If you are being sponsored by an organisation that will be responsible for paying your tuition fees, you must provide acceptable proof of the award.

Satisfactory evidence of sponsorship is usually regarded as an original, dated and duly authorised letter from your sponsor on headed paper which includes the following:

  • Your name and College Identifier Number
  • The programme for which you have been offered a place
  • The amount of fees which will be paid by your sponsor
  • The address to which the invoice should be sent
  • Any Purchase Order Number required
  • Confirmation that the fees will be sent directly to Imperial College

Sponsorship letters should be posted to:

MBA Admissions Team
Imperial College Business School
Imperial College London
South Kensington Campus
London SW7 2AZ

Admitted Students

Once the official offer letter has been processed, you will have 28 days to decide whether you would like to accept or decline this. Should you choose to accept, the Tuition Fee team will issue you with an invoice for the deposit payment within 5 working days of you making this decision. Once you have received the invoice, you will then have a further 30 days in which to make the deposit payment. Please be aware that failure to pay the deposit on time may result in your offer being withdrawn.

Please note that the only exemption from the deposit payment are students with confirmed sponsorship for the full value of their tuition fees, who will need to provide proof of their funding before being exempted.

The deposit amount for the Weekend MBA is £2,420 for April 2020 entry. You can find more information on fees on our fees and funding page.

This is part of the total fees, not an additional cost. The tuition fees team will email your deposit invoice within five working days of accepting the offer, and this will need to be paid within 30 days of receiving the invoice. Failure to pay this in time may result in your offer being withdrawn.

It is not normally possible to extend a deposit due date, but it may be possible to consider a request to do so in exceptional circumstances. Please email the Weekend MBA Admissions team outlining the reasons for requesting the extension and state when you expect to be able to make the deposit payment.

Once the deposit has been paid, please allow time for the deposit to be processed. You should see confirmation that the deposit has been received on your student e-Service after 3-5 working days of making the payment. If the deposit condition has not been cleared on your account after 5 working days of making the payment, please contact the Tuition Fees team for assistance.

The majority of academic documents need to be posted to the Imperial MBA Team to verify. Scans or photocopies of documents will not be sufficient to satisfy the academic condition of your offer. Please refer to the Meeting offer Conditions page for more information on what you are required to submit and the address that the documents will need to be posted to.

IELTS and TOEFL certificates should be scanned and emailed to the Weekend MBA Admissions team. If you have not yet received your certificates, you can email them your IELTS Test Report Number or TOEFL 16 digit registration number instead.

If you have completed the Pearson Test of Academic English, please ensure you have sent your scores to Imperial via your Pearson PTE account.

If you have completed another one of Imperial’s accepted English language qualifications, you will need to post the original, physical document to the Weekend MBA Admissions Team to support this qualification. Please refer to the Meeting Offer Conditions page for more information and the address that the document will need to be posted to.

Note: Imperial College London considers TOEFL scores to be valid for 2 years. Scores must be valid at the beginning of your studies at Imperial if your application is successful. You must meet the entry requirement in one test from your scaled scores (‘My Best Scores’ reported by TOEFL will not be considered). For more information regarding TOEFL please visit the ETS website. Please note if you would like ETS to send your TOEFL scores directly to the College, our TOEFL Institution Code is 0891.

Offer holders can request to defer their place on a programme for one academic year. In order to request a deferral, you must complete a signed deferral request form and return via email to the Weekend MBA Admissions team. The form should outline the reasons for requesting a deferral and include full details of what you expect to do in the upcoming year (further study, internships etc).

Please note that offers can be deferred by one year only. Should your request be approved, it is advisable to complete any remaining conditions of your offer this year, so that the process is simplified next year.

If you have been awarded a scholarship and wish to defer, we cannot guarantee that your scholarship will also be deferred . You would be considered for any scholarships that you are eligible for in the subsequent academic year.

Visa and Immigration

A Tier 4 student visa is not required for this programme, but international students from outside the EU and EEA will be required to obtain a Short term study visa for the on-campus periods of the programme. An official letter that you will need to use to apply for this will be provided once your unconditional place on the programme is confirmed.

Visiting the Business School

The Business School hold online and on campus information sessions throughout the year to give you the opportunity to learn more about the programmes from the Programme Director, current students and alumni. Please refer to the Meet Us page to find out when the next event is being held for your interested programme(s).

The Business School is located on the South Kensington campus of Imperial College London. Please refer to the location page for our address and guidance on how to get here.