Taught course

Weekend MBA

Imperial College London · Imperial College Business School

Entry requirements

A first or second class honours degree (or international equivalent) from an acceptable university, or an acceptable professional qualification; Minimum three years’ relevant postgraduate work experience; demonstration of English language proficiency.

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.

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 scholarships to outstanding candidates for the Weekend MBA. Scholarships will be awarded based on the following criteria:

  • The information supplied in your original application to the programme, including a strong academic background and an excellent track record of professional achievement
  • Your performance during the admissions process including overall application, video pitch and interview
  • Your professional references

How to apply

All applications received by our final round deadline will automatically be considered for the weekend MBA scholarship. Decisions on these scholarships will be made after each application round to allow for fair consideration throughout the entire process.

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 9206