Taught course

Executive MBA

Imperial College London · Imperial College Business School

Entry requirements

All applications to the Executive MBA are considered on their individual merits. We look for a combination of academic ability, work experience and professional status. To be eligible to apply for the programme you would normally have: 10 years’ relevant postgraduate work experience, of which at least five should be management experience; At least a Lower Second Class Honours degree OR international equivalent OR recognised professional qualification; English language test results (if applicable)

Months of entry


Course content

The Imperial Executive MBA programme is designed for senior executives wishing to accelerate their career whilst continuing to excel in a demanding job.

The 23 month programme is designed to give you a thorough knowledge of all the essential business disciplines, as well as opportunities to specialise in areas that will directly benefit your chosen career path. You will graduate with a unique grasp of leading innovation in the workplace.

During year one you will attend lectures at our campus in South Kensington, London for two days every three – four weeks. In the second year of study, you will complete your electives, Final Project and Global Immersion Week.

Core Modules

All Executive MBA students study nine core modules, which will provide a broad understanding of the areas deemed essential to be an informed and strategic business leader in today’s competitive business landscape. These include:
• Accounting and Corporate Reporting Analysis
• Corporate Finance
• Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship
• Global Macroeconomics
• Managerial Economics
• Marketing Management
• Organisational Behaviour
• Responsible Leadership and Corporate Success
• Strategy


The MBA elective portfolio consists of approximately 25 options which provide you with the opportunity to specialise in an area of particular interest or to explore new avenues, based on your individual experience and career aspirations. You will choose six electives from the following list:

Innovation and Entrepreneurship
• Design Management
• Managing and Valuing Intellectual Property

• Advanced Company Valuation
• Advanced Corporate Finance
• Behavioural Finance
• Private Equity
• Venture Capital Finance

• Brand Management
• Consumer Behaviour
• International Business
• Social Media

Strategic management
• Breakout Strategy
• Globalisation
• Leadership
• Managing Negotiations
• Managing Organisational Change
• Mergers and Acquisitions
• Operations Management
• Pricing Strategy
• Strategic Consulting Skills
• Strategic Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability

• Clean Technology/Investment
• High-Tech Strategy
• Management Challenges in Healthcare
• Managing Infrastructure Projects

Final Project

The Final Project is an opportunity to create value for your employer in a tangible and measurable way as a culmination of your learning experience. It is an independent piece of work, where you will deliver a piece of consultancy with high strategic impact.

Global Immersion Week

The Global Immersion Week is an opportunity for you to see business in action in another region of the world. As an integral part of the Executive MBA programme, this experience allows you to immerse yourself in the business environment of a specific country, such as Argentina, Brazil or China.

Information for international students

Students who are not native speakers of English, or were not awarded their degree in a qualifying English speaking country, must demonstrate their proficiency by completing an approved English language qualification (including GCSE English, IELTS or TOEFL) at the required level.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Imperial College Business School is pleased to offer significant scholarship funding. All self-funded candidates will automatically be considered for a scholarship.

Visit our fees and funding page for more information.

Qualification and course duration


part time
21 months

Course contact details

Amanda Payne-Danson
+44 (0)207 594 9206