Imperial College Business School

Imperial College London #

City: London

Country: England 

Year Founded: 2004

Average GMAT: 642

About #

Imperial College Business School prides itself on inspiring brilliant minds. Business Imperial College of Business keeps science and technology at the forefront as they look to inspire future global leaders of business. With World-leading researching and high regard by governments and policymakers, Imperial College of Business is an opportunity for motivated students to learn from the best and brightest. Their vision is to benefit businesses while improving society with innovative thinking. With the history of Imperial College London dating back to 1851, students attending the college will be a part of centuries of history and contribute to the powerful tradition of the university. 

Featured Professors #

Andrea Buraschi

Professor Buraschi is the Finance Chair at Imperial College Business School. His research interests include Financial Economics, Asset Pricing and Derivatives, and Financial Econometrics. He has worked previously at the University of Chicago Booth of Business as well as London Business School and Columbia University. His work has been published in numerous journals, including the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics, among others. He also received numerous awards for his work and teaching capabilities. 

Richard Green

Professor Green is the Professor of Sustainable Energy Business. He has been with Imperial College of Business since 2011. His research interests are on the economics and regulation of the electricity industry and has written on market power in wholesale electricity markets. At the moment his research interests are on the impact of low-carbon generation. He is well-published, with his publications appearing in numerous journals. 

Ranking #

#44 Financial Time 2021 Global MBA Ranking

#22 QS Global MBA Rankings 2021 

MBA Program Overview #

The Full-time MBA program at Imperial College Business School takes place over a single year and emphasizes modern thinking and experiences through hands-on projects. Designed for turning students into well-rounded leaders, the program incorporates pre-study, core, and elective modules. Each builds off of every student’s passions and previous experiences so that classrooms are filled with diverse thinking and innovative ideas. Located in London, MBAers have access to the challenges and benefits of one of Europe’s largest cities. Students graduate from London with the necessary skills to find solutions and make an impact in business and society. 

Year One Description #

Before classes begin in earnest, students attend pre-study modules. In September introduction courses and core modules offer students the fundamentals of business acumen. After the exam period has finished, students participate in numerous electives and innovative projects and experiences. These being the Imperial Innovation Challenge, The European Business Insights, and the Global Experience Week. At the end of the year, students conduct a capstone project where they put their theoretical skills into practice. 

Fall Semester Mandatory Classes

  • Accounting
  • Business Economics
  • Organizational Behaviour
  • Corporate Finance
  • Design Thinking and Innovative Problem Solving
  • marketing
  • Strategy
  • Business Problem Solving
  • Decision Analytics
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Investments and Risk Management
  • Macroeconomics
  • Operations

GMAT/GRE Stats #

Average GMAT 701

GMAT Total Range 600 – 780

Unique Aspects #

Global Experiences

Students have an opportunity to participate in a whole host of global experiences including Global Experience Week, Study Abroad, IB Glocal Electives and the European Business Insights Trip. These experiences provide students with cross cultural learning opportunities while growing their networking and skills portfolio. 

Imperial Innovation Challenge

This immersive experience is designed for students to utilize business model innovation for creating positive environmental and social effects through economic disruption. At the end of the project, students will be able to show off their ciritical knowledge skills and be able to articulate the importance of sustainable innovation solving global challenges. During this challenge, students will have access to top industry experts. The 2020 Innovation Challenge Theme was: Sustainable Infrastructure-creating a path to the future. 

Student Life #

Students at Imperial College Business School have a host of opportunities to explore. They can be come engaged in any number of the student led clubs, or take on leadership positions by starting their own. They can develop their entrepreneurial ideas in the Imperial Enterprise Lab workshops and competitions or use their unique skills to benefit society. Located in London, students have the world at their fingertips as they explore everything the amazing city and campus has to offer! 

Application Process #

Applicant Requirements

Need a minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience. 


At least a UK second class Honours.


At least a 600 GMAT or GRE accepted. 

Foreign Language Requirements

Must have a degree from an English language institution in order to waive the Foreign Language Requirement.

Essay Description

A personal statement, one page in length, discussing motivations and listing other supportive information. 


Two recommenders are required.




By invitation only.

Traits to Emphasize Core Values #

  • Well rounded
  • Leadership
  • Innovation
  • Collaboration

Other #

  • Answer career planning questions. 
  • Demonstrate the necessary skills to succeed. 

Cost #

Tuition £54,500

Class Profile #

Year Data has been pulled of 2020 – 2021

Program Length: 1 year

Total Enrollment: 56

Average Age: 28 

Women 43%

Countries Represented: 23

Previous Work Locations/Fields #

  • Banking/Finance: 20%
  •  Engineering: 16%
  •  Consumer/Retail: 5%
  •  Consulting/Professional Services: 13%
  •  IT/Tech/Telecoms: 14%
  •  Energy: 9%
  •  Government/Public Sector: 7%
  •  Pharma/Biotech/Healthcare: 7%
  •  Other: 9%

Employment Reports (Class of 2019) #

Accepted an Offer 70% Accepted Job offer in New sector

Top Industry Destinations #

  • Consulting: 25%
  •  IT / Telecoms / Technology: 20%
  •  Finance: 14%
  •  FMCG / Luxury goods / Retail: 14%
  •  Energy: 7%
  •  Leisure and Tourism: 7%
  •  Engineering / Construction / Manufacturing: 5%
  •  Healthcare: 5%
  •  Other: 3%

Location Destinations #

64% employed in UK

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