Entry requirements

You’ll need a minimum of three years’ continuous relevant full-time work experience after graduation. The programme is highly interactive and you’ll be encouraged to contribute your own experiences and insights in lectures.

You’ll need one of the following:

A good undergraduate degree from a recognised university or the international equivalent OR

An acceptable professional qualification:

  • Full membership of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in the UK or Ireland (ICAEW, ICAS or Chartered Accountants Ireland)
  • Full membership of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accounting (CIPFA)
  • Associateship or Fellowship of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
  • Full membership of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

We welcome candidates with non-traditional qualifications and backgrounds; if you do not meet the requirements listed above please contact us to discuss your eligibility.

An MBA is an interactive, participatory learning experience, and at Imperial especially so. Therefore, you must meet our English language entry requirements in order to be able to contribute to the class.

A full list of acceptable English language qualifications and our required scores can be found on our detailed English language requirement page.

View the Entry Requirements for the Weekend MBA.

Months of entry


Course content

Over the course of 21 months the Imperial Weekend MBA will provide you with a solid understanding of core business disciplines, and also present opportunities to specialise in areas that reflect your personal interests and career aspirations. Whether your motivation for completing an MBA is to accelerate your career within your current sector, or to make a career transition into a new role or industry, our Weekend MBA will provide you with plenty of opportunities to make these ambitions a reality.

Throughout the Weekend MBA you will have regular interaction with your peers at lectures at our campus in South Kensington, London. The programme requires you to take between 27–37 days out of the office in a 21 month period, depending on the electives chosen.

During the first year on the programme you will cover two blocks of core modules. In the second year of study, you will complete your electives, final project and global experience week

Core Modules

The core modules will build rapidly on your previous experience, while introducing new and challenging disciplines. You will cover the general functions of management, explore essential business topics and acquire the skills to be an effective and inspiring leader in whatever career you choose. These include:

  • Corporate finance
  • Decision analytics
  • Finance and management accounting
  • Global macroeconomics
  • Innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Managerial economics
  • Marketing management
  • Organisational behaviour
  • Strategy


The MBA elective portfolio consists of approximately 25 courses across a number of subject areas.You can choose to study six electives, or five electives plus the entrepreneurship journey. If you wish, you can also apply to join a further two electives, for which you will not be assessed. These include:

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
  • Strategic corporate social responsibility and sustainability
  • Globalisation
  • Leadership
  • Managing negotiations
  • Managing organisational change
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Operations management
  • Pricing strategy
  • Strategic consulting skills


  • Clean technology/investment
  • High-tech strategy
  • Management challenges in healthcare
  • Managing infrastructure projects

Final project

The final project is an independent piece of work where you will demonstrate that you are able to address a specific theme in an autonomous way and bring together your learning across different subjects. This project will be your ‘business card’ to show that you are able to provide a valuable and holistic view of a topical theme.

Global experience week

The global experience week is an opportunity to immerse yourself in the business environment of another country. Together with the rest of your class you will visit local and global companies, and meet business school alumni based in that country. The global experience week is an intensive exploration of a country’s business practices and challenges using company visits to learn through practical case studies.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Imperial College Business School offers significant scholarship funding to the most talented applicants. A range of scholarships are available and all self-funded candidates are automatically considered for all scholarship schemes for which they meet the eligibility criteria and application deadlines. View the full range of scholarships here.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MBA
    part time
    21 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

+44 (0)20 7594 1758