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  • Postgraduate taught
  • MBA

Weekend MBA

Take your executive skills to the next level, without impacting your career.

Take your executive skills to the next level, without impacting your career

Designed with interactivity in mind

Weekend learning, your working advantage

Course key facts

  • Qualification

    • MBA

  • Duration

    23 months

  • Start date

    January 2025

  • Study mode


  • Fees

    • £61,000 Home

    • £61,000 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 Weekend MBA has been designed with interactivity in mind. The programme enables regular interaction with your peers, whilst you continue to excel in your demanding career.

After the initial induction, you will attend lectures at our campus in South Kensington, London for Friday, Saturday and Sunday morning approximately once a month. In the second year of study, you will then complete your electives, Capstone Consulting Experience and Global Experience Week.

You’ll work collaboratively and test out new ideas and theories in a supportive environment where you can discuss what you’ve learned. You can then take new ideas back to your organisation where you apply them and then feedback your experiences in your syndicate groups and in the classroom on a regular basis.

During the 23-month programme you will develop a strong international network of ambitious students, leading faculty, and business practitioners. Outside of the classroom our Careers service will ensure that you are equipped with the tools vital to fulfil your aspirations and secure your ideal role as a business 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.

The online pre-study modules will ensure you have the basic knowledge and skills required for the start of the programme.

When you are studying your core modules, you will spend two and a half days on campus (Friday, Saturday and a half day on Sunday) every three – four weeks.

You will choose six electives on the Weekend MBA, developing your expertise with your future career objectives in mind.

Supported by our experienced faculty, many of the electives include guest lecturers from industry and other academic institutions who impart their unique insights and real-world experience to the class.

There is a wide range of elective options, from which approximately 40 are run each year depending on student interest.

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 17 June 2024

Tuition fees

Tuition fee

January 2025 entry


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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70% of our Weekend MBA 2018-20 cohort changed roles, and 34% accepted a role in a different sector.

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