Making an application

Making a good application is the first step in your MBA journey

Applications for the Weekend MBA are made through our online application system, which gives you the flexibility to complete your application in your own time and save your progress.

To submit an application, you will need to pay an application processing fee of £100.

The application

The application form includes questions about you, your career and your educational history to date. You will also need to submit a short essay about your current and future career plans.

How do I make a great MBA application?


There are four key sets of supporting documents:

Video pitch

At Imperial, we give you the opportunity to submit an optional three-minute video pitch in support of your application. The video pitch helps you to: consolidate your motivations for undertaking an MBA, set yourself apart from other candidates, and allows the Admissions Team to hear about your experience and achievements first-hand, gain an insight into your personality and gauge if you are the right ‘fit’ for Imperial.

If you choose to prepare a video, you will need to post it on YouTube (or Youku if you are based in China) and allow us access to it by providing a private link to it  on your application. There are no technical specifications and most applicants film their video pitch on a camera phone, tablet or webcam. We do not provide any strict guidelines about the content or format of the video, and you should feel free to present yourself in the style in which you are most comfortable.

CV and references

Your career progress so far is an important part of the application selection. To help us evaluate your suitability for the programme, you will need to include a full and up-to-date CV with your application. We provide a CV template which you will find with the application form.

You will also need to provide the details of two people willing to give you a reference. One of these must be professional, the other may be professional or academic. The online application system can generate an automatic reference request that goes to your referee’s professional email address, or alternatively, you can ask your referee to send a reference on headed paper to the admissions team.

Degree transcripts and GMAT

We also will evaluate your academic background as a part of your application. You will need to submit electronic copies of your full degree transcripts (with English translations if necessary) for any degrees you have completed, or relevant qualifications.

GMAT is not necessary for entry onto the Weekend MBA at Imperial. However, a good GMAT score may add weight to your application. Our GMAT code is S22-7S-16.

English language test scores

If English is not your first language, you may be required to take an English language test (see entry requirements for accepted tests and required scores). You may submit your application form before you have obtained English language test results.

Sending documents to us

Relevant hardcopy materials in support of your application can be posted to:

MBA Recruitment
Imperial College Business School
Imperial College London
South Kensington Campus
London SW7 2AZ
United Kingdom

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