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Key facts

Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014
1st in the UK based on proportion of world leading and internationally excellent research in business and management

As an integral part of the College, Imperial College Business School inspires brilliant minds to become the world's future business leaders.

Our Business School offers a wide range of postgraduate courses, including:

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Master of Science (MSc)
  • Doctoral Programme (PhD)

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

The school offer four MBA courses covering full-time and part-time study, as well as offering a distance-learning degree.

Master of Science (MSc)

We offer specialised Master's courses in areas such as accounting, climate change, economics, healthcare, finance, management, marketing and risk management.

Doctoral Programme (PhD)

You complete doctoral level research within one of our three departments: Finance, Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Management.

Professional accreditation

We're among the top one per cent of business schools worldwide, having been accredited by the three largest and most influential business school accreditation associations:

  • AACSB (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
  • AMBA (Association of MBAs)
  • EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System)

Courses and research

Master's courses

MBA courses

MSc courses

MRes courses

Research programme

Research themes


Finance, banking and risk management - all pivotal to the success of businesses and economies - have never before been under such scrutiny. Our finance research focuses on quantitative finance, whilst our investments and asset pricing research covers derivative pricing, capital markets, credit risk modelling, hedge funds, risk management and financial econometrics. Corporate finance research focuses on corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, and venture capital. The Business School prides itself on a collaborative approach to research and we have many internationally known experts at the School acting as consultants to world leading companies and giving policy advice.

Healthcare management

Health management is a priority throughout the world. The Business School is in a unique position to bring business management together with the College’s global health expertise. Our research focuses on the theoretical and empirical analysis of healthcare systems, including health systems innovation, and in particular:

  • Innovation in health systems governance: regulation and performance
  • Innovative financing and resource allocation: payment systems and incentivisation
  • Innovation in service delivery: organisational design and novel delivery models
Organisation and management

In our rapidly changing world, how can we organise and manage firms in the most effective way? These concerns are central to the Business School’s mission and are addressed by the Organisation and Management Group through six areas of research:

  • Organisational theory
  • Strategic management
  • Organisational behaviour
  • Marketing
  • Economics and operations research
  • Management science
Innovation and entrepreneurship

Innovation has become necessary in today’s business world. Launching new ideas requires an array of entrepreneurial, research, design and commercialisation skills, as well as the ability to capture value from these ideas at the right time. The Innovation and Entrepreneurship Group’s research spans the entire innovation process from knowledge creation to commercialisation in six key themes. Four themes are in the Innovation Studies Centre:

  • Open and distributed innovation
  • Business model innovation
  • Systems, services and design
  • Diffusion of innovation

Two themes are in the wider Innovation and Entrepreneurship Group:

  • Inclusive innovation
  • Strategic entrepreneurship
More details of current research topics

Business School Research pages.