MBA at Imperial College London
Imperial College London offers a postgraduate course in Master of Business Administration. It is a full-time, one year MBA programme. Each year, the college takes approximately 65 students from a variety of professional, cultural and academic backgrounds. Learning includes the full spectrum of lectures, student presentations, case studies, guest speakers, projects, examinations and individual and syndicate group coursework.
Many of the students choose the MBA either to bring about a career change by function or industry or leverage their position within an organization. Students have just about six years of work experience earlier to commencing the programme. Core courses focus on managerial concepts and the study of company functions, leading on to business strategy and environment.
The Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Design module is a unique course that invites students on an entrepreneurial journey during this programme. It exposes students to the challenges of efficiently introducing novel services and products to market while working in a multidisciplinary team. Following this, students have to choose six electives from a wide choice of more than twenty, completing the year with the MBA final project.
The Executive MBA and the MBA provide students an excellent opportunity to work on consultancy projects with big names such as GE Healthcare, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Arup, the NHS, central government and Laing O'Rourke. For the organization, it offers an opportunity to gain a high standard piece of research or consultancy when in-house resources are lacking. It also offers an opportunity to work alongside prospective employers and apply innovative ideas and management thinking.
- Economic framework
- Business economics
- Quantitative methods
- Financial management
- People and organizations
- Marketing management
- Strategic management
- Accounting management analysis
There are some of the interactive subjects including innovation, entrepreneurship and design, which explore emerging developments in design, technology, science and business.
There is a broad range of elective options, form which about 25 are run every year based upon student interest. The electives offered differ from year to year. The following list provides an indication of the electives that were offered last year.
- Breakout strategy
- Advanced corporate finance
- Consuming and adopting innovation
- Brand management
- Corporate social responsibility
- Consumer behaviour
- Designing and innovating services
- Hi-tech strategy
- Hedge funds
- Intellectual property valuation
- International strategic management (Russia)
- Issues in managing globalisation (Japan)
- Managing negotiations
- Managing organisational change
- Portfolio management
- New ventures in health sector
- Private equity and entrepreneurial finance
- Pricing strategies and policies
- Strategic investment decisions
- Project time, cost and risk management
- Sustainability and corporate regulatory frameworks
- Strategic management accounting
- Well-being: principles for management and policy
- Venture capital finance
MBA Final Project
The MBA final project can be individually conducted for the potential employers.