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  • Postgraduate taught
  • MBA

Executive MBA

Maximise your leadership potential without taking time away from your career.

Designed for leaders in a technology-driven world

The UK’s first blended Executive MBA programme

Maximise your leadership potential without taking time away from your career

Course key facts

  • Qualification

    • MBA

  • Duration

    23 months

  • Start date

    January 2025

  • Study mode


  • Fees

    • £76,500 Home

    • £76,500 Overseas

  • Delivered by

  • Location

    • Blended (online and on-campus)

Minimum entry standard

  • 2:2 degree or an approved professional qualification, and 10 years' relevant full-time work experience.

View full entry requirements

Course overview

Our Executive MBA is a 23-month part-time programme is designed for senior executives wishing to accelerate their career. The EMBA's unique blend of on-campus learning – you'll attend three sessions on campus every four weeks - and online study tools will give you a thorough knowledge of essential business disciplines, opportunities to specialise in your areas of expertise and experiences to develop your global perspective on business.

Your journey will start with pre-study and core modules to build your foundation in business, followed by opportunities to specialise in your areas of interest with electives. Two international residencies will expose you to two of the most important economies in the world, outside of our base in London.

Alongside your modules and international experiences, you will embark on your own Executive Leadership Journey where you will be exposed to different tools, coaching and experiential learning situations. You will get to know yourself better, gain in confidence and ultimately change your behaviour to make the step from manager to leader.

The Executive will prepare you for the next level of your career as an innovative and inspiring leader.


This page is updated regularly to reflect the latest version of the curriculum. However, this information is subject to change.

Find out more about potential course changes.

Please note: it may not always be possible to take specific combinations of modules due to timetabling conflicts. For confirmation, please check with the relevant department.

These interactive modules focus on key concepts and their application to real-world problems. Delivered through The Hub, Imperial College Business School’s online learning platform, each module will take approximately ten hours to complete.

As part of your Executive MBA programme, you will complete core modules that cover the general functions of management, explore essential business topics and equip you with the skills to be an effective and inspiring leader in your field.

The Imperial Executive MBA electives allow you to specialise in areas of particular interest, developing your expertise with your future career objectives in mind. Our elective options also feature many modules that are offered online, ideal if you have a less flexible work schedule or commute long distances.

You can choose five electives. Electives run in the spring and summer terms of your second year.

Electives are offered in four formats to fit into your schedule:

  1. Online modules – perfect if you want to minimise your visits to campus, our award-winning highly interactive online modules allow you to study at your convenience.
  2. Two-week – Monday and Tuesday (week 1), Thursday and Friday (week 2)
  3. Weekend – Thursday afternoon, Friday, Saturday and Sunday morning
  4. IB Glocal Electives – Intensive study abroad programmes led by the Business School faculty to teach students how to explore contemporary global business problems with a local perspective

Elective modules

In order to make an impact on a global scale, you must understand the global environment in which you are working. As an MBA student, you will have opportunities to travel to international destinations to study at partner schools and work with local businesses.

Global experiences

Professional accreditation

We are among a handful of business schools worldwide to achieve triple accreditation:

We have also been recognised for our work in tackling gender inequality in higher education with a Bronze Athena SWAN award.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching and learning methods

  • Person at lectern giving speech
  • People collaborating and completing practical work.
    Practical classes and fieldwork
  • Equipment/technique demonstrations (e.g. Bloomberg, Datastream)
  • Presentations and seminars
  • Workshops
  • Case studies
  • A group of people interacting
    Group work
  • Blackboard virtual learning environment
    Virtual learning environment
  • Recorded lectures available online
    Lecture recordings

Assessment methods

  • Person completing coursework
    Continuous assessments
  • Essays
  • A person completing a written exam
    Written exams
  • Multiple choice tests
  • Formal presentations
  • Papers from a written report
  • Case studies
  • Person participating in classroom discussion.

Entry requirements

We consider all applicants on an individual basis, welcoming students from all over the world.

How to apply

Apply online

If you are applying to the Business School, you may be considered for one course per admissions cycle.

Application deadlines – The next deadline is 22 April 2024

Tuition fees

Tuition fee

Jan 2025 entry


How will studying at Imperial help my career?


Designed specifically for future leaders, Imperial's Executive MBA program offers the first blended MBA in the UK.

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MBA graduates at Imperial are highly sought after in a variety of employment sectors.

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Alumni can be found working across sectors as varied as transportation, banking, education and finance.

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Other potential career paths include communications, social media, design, and defence.

Terms and conditions

There are some important pieces of information you should be aware of when applying to Imperial. These include key information about your tuition fees, funding, visas, accommodation and more.

Read our terms and conditions

You can find further information about your course, including degree classifications, regulations, progression and awards in the programme specification for your course.

Programme specifications