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  • Postgraduate taught
  • MBA

Full-Time MBA

An accelerated career pathway to responsible business leadership.

Your MBA your way

An accelerated career pathway to responsible business leadership

Become a business visionary studying alongside some of the world’s most forward-thinking minds

Course key facts

  • Qualification

    • MBA

  • Duration

    12 months

  • Start date

    September 2024

  • Study mode


  • Fees

    • £67,500
      Extended placement: £69,000 Home

    • £67,500
      Extended placement: £69,000 Overseas

  • Delivered by

  • Location

    • South Kensington

Minimum entry standard

  • 2:2 degree or an approved professional qualification, and three years’ continuous relevant full-time work experience

View full entry requirements

Course overview

The business world is in a constant state of change. Digitisation is transforming the way businesses operate and reshaping the rules of work. Business leaders need to understand the change technology brings and have the agility, skills, and confidence to navigate through this ever-evolving environment.

The Imperial Full-Time MBA will challenge you to imagine, innovate, and inspire. It will allow you to develop the skills demanded by recruiters for the future workplace, enabling you find innovative solutions and create impact in business and society.

We are always looking forward, and our recently redesigned programme boasts a curriculum that enables you to customise your learning experience to your career goals, gain international business acumen, and accelerate your responsible leadership aptitude.

An MBA is an investment in you. Your education. Your career. Your future.

You also have the option to complete a four-six month work placement (internship) as part of your programme, extending the programme to 16 months and graduating with 120 ECTS. Please note that additional tuition fees apply.


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.

The Full-Time MBA begins with pre-study modules. These primers are designed to ensure you are prepared for your core modules at the start of your programme, where you will develop a deep understanding of the fundamental areas of business.

The core modules build rapidly on your previous experience, while introducing new and challenging disciplines. You will explore advanced business topics to build a solid toolkit and acquire the skills to be an effective and inspiring leader in your chosen career path.

The leadership experience forms an essential part of your MBA and is key in preparing you to capitalise on the many opportunities that await you upon graduation. Your own personal careers consultant will be with you from the start, supporting you in the development of your career strategy and preparing you for success in your leadership transformation.

  • Business Analytics
  • Business Problem Solving
  • Corporate Finance I
  • Financial and Management Accounting
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Managerial Economics
  • Marketing
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Strategy

You will begin your journey of customisation with two flexcore modules. This will enable you to choose a variety of modules to stay on a general management path, or alternatively to study one of our newly developed specialisms in analytics, entrepreneurship or finance.

The three concentration areas are aligned to Imperial’s research and faculty strength in these topics and reflect the key skills top employers are looking for in MBA graduates. 

Your next step is to choose from a wide range of electives, where you will continue to explore your own areas of interest. You can choose from traditional business topics such as marketing and strategy, or study electives that are unique to Imperial and our STEM expertise in areas including climate change, energy business, sustainability, AI, machine learning and more. If you’ve decided to pursue a specialism, you will choose your electives according to your chosen route.

We’ll support your development as a leader by helping you understand how your awareness of ethical, societal, and diversity issues, as well as your own leadership style, play a role in every decision you make.

Leadership experience 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.

At Imperial we provide immersive opportunities to explore real-world business challenges, developing a global mindset and hands-on skills, you’ll strengthen your understanding of business, innovation and responsible leadership.

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
  • 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.

Tuition fees

Tuition fee

2024 entry

£67,500 12 months

Extended work placement option

2024 entry

£69,000 16 months

How will studying at Imperial help my career?

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Improve your career prospects by changing location, function, sector, or even starting your own business.

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

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93% of our Full-Time MBA class of 2022 were employed within three months of graduation

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71% of our Full-Time MBA class of 2022 changed location for a new role.

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