Business School students

Prepare for a career in management, consultancy and financial services on this one-year, full-time course

Key information

Duration: 1 year full-time
Start dateSeptember 2022
Location: South Kensington
ECTS: 90 credits
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Overview

Our MSc in Management is an intensive, one-year, full-time programme that prepares recent graduates for a wide range of careers in management, such as consultancy and financial services.

The programme content allows you to find solutions to real-world business challenges and covers the skills required for managing in turbulent environments.

The programme combines academic rigour and practical relevance. There is a careful balance of teaching and learning, individual and group work. Case study methodology and class-based discussions are used to strengthen the conceptual, analytical and problem-solving skills of the participants in real situations. In addition, there are regular seminars by external expert speakers.

Study programme

Before the programme begins you are expected to complete a number of online pre-study modules. These are designed to give you a basic knowledge of areas which will be covered by the programme throughout the academic year.

You then study a number of core modules which cover the fundamentals of the course. Then, from the Spring term through to the end of your studies you complete the integration and optional modules in specialist areas relevant to your degree.

Careers

Our graduates are well prepared for jobs in a wide range of industries in the UK, Europe and further afield, with employers including Coca-Cola, Deloitte and Microsoft.

Find out more about MSc Management

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.

This course holds accreditation from EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA.

Structure 

This page reflects the latest version of the curriculum for this year of entry. However, this information is subject to change.

Find out more about the limited circumstances in which we may need to make changes to or in relation to our courses, the type of changes we may make and how we will tell you about changes we have made.

Page last reviewed on 25 October 2021.

Structure

Online pre-study modules

You complete the below online pre-study modules.

The modules are delivered via, The Hub, Imperial College Business School’s online learning environment.

  • Data Analysis Primer
  • Finance Primer
  • Foundations for Career Success
  • Maths Primer
  • Plagiarism Awareness
  • Study Skills

Core modules

You complete the core modules below, which enhance your fundamental business skills and knowledge.

  • Accounting
  • Business Economics
  • Corporate Finance
  • Global Operations and Projects
  • Innovation Management
  • Marketing Decisions
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Strategic Management
  • Operations Management

Integration modules

The Integration modules give you the opportunity to integrate and apply practical, analytical and problem solving skills gained on the programme to real life business contexts.

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Either Consulting Project, Work Placement or Social Project
  • Management Capstone

Optional modules

Finance specialism

  • Advanced Corporate Finance
  • Management of Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Private Equity (online)
  • Risk Management for Corporate and Financial Institutions
  • Venture Capital and Growth Finance

Strategy specialism

  • Business Analytics
  • Business Simulation
  • Corporate Strategy
  • Energy Business
  • Leadership Skills
  • Project Management

Innovation specialism

  • Design Thinking for Innovation
  • Economics of Information and IP
  • Family Business
  • Strategy and Innovation in Digital Business
  • Management, Strategy and Innovation in Fintech
  • Leading Social Innovation

Marketing specialism

  • Brand Management (online)
  • Consumer Behaviour
  • Sales Force Management
  • Emerging Technologies in Marketing
  • Marketing Analytics
  • Market Research

Other electives

  • Global Immersion
  • Study Abroad

Career & Leadership Development

You will also take the Career and Leadership Development module throughout the year. The module consists of a series of workshops that will support you in defining your ambitious career goals, and will equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to achieve these goals and be successful in the future.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching methods

  • Case studies
  • Consulting Project
  • Equipment/technique demonstrations (e.g. Bloomberg, Datastream)
  • Formal presentations
  • Group work exercises
  • Interactive content including video and module quizzes
  • Lectures
  • On-line discussion forums
  • On-line lecture materials
  • Practical classes and field work
  • Pre-programme VLE modules
  • Seminars
  • Social Project
  • Work Placement Opportunity
  • Workshops

Assessment methods

  • Case Studies
  • Continuous assessments
  • Essays
  • Formal Presentations
  • Multiple Choice Tests
  • Participation
  • Reports
  • Written Examinations/Tests

Entry requirements

We welcome students from all over the world and consider all applicants on an individual basis.

Entry requirements

Minimum academic requirement

Our minimum requirement is a 2.1 degree in a non-business/non-management degree.

International qualifications

The academic requirement above is for applicants who hold or who are working towards a UK qualification.

We also accept a wide variety of international qualifications. For guidance see our Country Index though please note that the standards listed here are the minimum for entry to the College.

If you have any questions about admissions and the standard required for the qualification you hold or are currently studying then please contact the relevant admissions team.

English language requirement (all applicants)

All candidates must demonstrate a minimum level of English language proficiency for admission to the College.

For admission to this course, you must achieve the ICBS requirement in the appropriate English language qualification. For details of the minimum grades required to achieve this requirement, please see the English language requirements for Business School applicants.

Competence standards

Our competence standards highlight the core skills students should be able to demonstrate by the end of this course.

View Imperial College Business School's competence standards [pdf]

We believe in providing the widest practicable access to all of our degree programmes and will make reasonable adjustments wherever possible to support your study. For more information, please contact the Department using the contact details below.

Imperial College Business School

T: +44 (0)20 7589 5111
E: business.school@imperial.ac.uk

How to apply

How to apply

Making an application

Apply online

All applicants must apply online.

Visit our Admissions website for details on the application process.

If you are applying to the Business School, you may only be considered for one programme per admissions cycle, with the exception of applicants to our Finance Master's programmes, who may select two programmes.

Application fee

If you are applying for a taught Master’s course, you will need to pay an application fee before submitting your application.

The fee applies per application and not per course:

  • £80 for taught Master's applications (excluding MBAs)
  • £135 for MBA applications

There is no application fee for MRes courses, Postgraduate Certificates, Postgraduate Diplomas or research courses, such as PhDs and EngDs.

If you are facing financial hardship and are unable to pay the application fee, we encourage you to apply for our application fee waiver. 

Find out more about the application fee and waiver

ATAS certificate

An ATAS certificate is not required for overseas students applying for this course.

Further questions?

Find answers to your questions about admissions. Answers cover COVID-19, English language requirements, Visas and more.

Visit the FAQs

Tuition fees and funding

The fees for MSc Management are the same for UK and international students.

Find out more about fees and funding opportunities.

Tuition fees

Tuition fees

Postgraduate Master's loan

If you're a UK national, or EU national with settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme, you may be able to apply for a Postgraduate Master’s Loan from the UK government, if you meet certain criteria.

For 2021-22 entry, the maximum amount is £11,570. The loan is not means-tested and you can choose whether to put it towards your tuition fees or living costs.

Scholarships

We offer a range of scholarships for postgraduate students to support you through your studies. Find out more about our scholarships to see what you might be eligible for.

There are a number of external organisations also offer awards for Imperial students, find out more about non-Imperial scholarships.

Accommodation and living costs

Living costs, including accommodation, are not included in your tuition fees.

You can compare costs across our different accommodation options on our Accommodation website.

A rough guide to what you might expect to spend to live in reasonable comfort in London is available on our Fees and Funding website.

Further information

Business School

Got a question?

T: +44 (0)20 7589 5111
E: business.school@imperial.ac.uk

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