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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 31.4k / 2015-16
  • Foreign: $ 31.4k / 2015-16
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English

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    This intensive, one-year full-time programme prepares recent non-business graduates for a wide range of careers in management such as business analysis, consultancy or accountancy.

    Programme Benefits

    Putting theory into practice

    Learn from real-life case studies how to put the latest academic thinking and business strategies into practice

    Tailor the course to your needs

    You choose which of our four pathways will best serve you and your career interests

    Career development

    Our dedicated careers service will help you present yourself with confidence to the world’s top employers.


    The Imperial name will open doors for you across the world. * excluding multi-campus programmes

    One of the unique features of the MSc Management programme is that it offers you the opportunity to study management skills while at the same time providing advanced insights into innovation and entrepreneurship. During the programme you will study 9 core courses, undertake a Consulting Project Course or a Work Placement, participate in a Business Plan Competition and a Business Simulation Exercise, and have the opportunity to choose from one of four pathways:

    • the Digital Business pathway provides both the economic foundations for analysing competition in digital markets, and the strategic insights necessary to succeed in Digital Business.
    • the Energy Business pathway explores the challenges which energy businesses face in providing secure supplies of energy, at a reasonable cost to consumers, with minimal damage to the environment, while making a profit.
    • the Management Science and Operations pathway explores advanced analytical and computational methods to support effective and informed managerial decision making.
    • the Strategy and Leadership pathway is designed to introduce students to advanced concepts in strategic management, to highlight the importance of leaders in developing and implementing strategy, and to develop their personal leadership capabilities in order to ensure they are effective strategic managers.
    • the Family Business pathway* examines the unique challenges faced by family run businesses and explores strategies for successfully leveraging the family human capital as a competitive advantage in the business environment.

    The programme is paperless and uses state of the art teaching methods in order to provide students with a rich and interactive learning experience. All course materials will be delivered in electronic format on an iPad. Read more about our ipad -enhanced student interaction in the Financial Times Online.

    Autumn term

    September – December

    Compulsory courses

    • Accounting and Corporate Reporting Analysis
    • Business Economics
    • International Marketing
    • Project Management
    • Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management

    Careers & Professional Skills

    • Careers Workshops

    Spring term

    January – March

    Compulsory courses

    • Finance
    • Innovation Management
    • Strategic Management

    Optional Pathways

    • Digital Business
    • Energy Business
    • Management Science and Operations
    • Strategy and Leadership
    • Family Business*

    Careers & Professional Skills

    • Careers Workshops

    Summer term

    April – June

    • Business Plan Competition
    • Business Simulation Exercise
    • Entrepreneurship

    Summer Projects

    June – September

    • Consulting Project
    • CourseWork Placement
    • Management Report
    • International Study Tour

    *Please note that the programme structure is subject to change.

    Teaching methods

    We take as much pride in our teaching as in our research, using a variety of teaching methods on the MSc including:

    • Conventional lectures
    • Syndicate discussions
    • Group exercises
    • Case studies and practical examples


    You’ll be assessed via a mixture of examinations and coursework. Autumn term courses are examined in the last week of the Autumn term, Spring term courses in the last week of the Spring term. Candidates that fail to successfully complete this degree are not entitled to a Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma.

    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.


    Academic AchievementA First or Upper Second Class Honours degree (or international equivalent )in a subject other than business or management.We will not accept candidates whose degrees are in business or management. If your degree contains modules similar to more than one quarter of the MSc Management programme you will not be eligible for a place.Whilst there are no specific ‘A’ Level criteria for admission to MSc Management , you should be aware that some companies have very strict grade requirements for their graduate programmes. Therefore, we strongly recommend that when you are considering your career options, you research the entry requirements of any companies you are interested in working for. Career PlanningOne of the most important parts of our application form is the ‘Career Questions’ section.Your answers should demonstrate well researched career goals, a clear understanding of the business sector and the skills that employers are looking for, such as teamwork, problem-solving, leadership and communication.You should also ensure that you list any relevant work experience or internships in the ‘Industrial/Professional Experience’ section of the application form.English Language RequirementALL applicants must demonstrate English language proficiency by meeting one of the following standards:GCSE, GCE ‘O’ Level English or equivalent at grade B or aboveIGCSE English as a First Language at grade B or above (only acceptable from students who do not require a visa to study in the UK)Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) at grade B or aboveIELTS (academic): A minimum score of 7.0 with a minimum score of 6.5 in all elementsInternational Baccalaureate (IB) English at grade 5 or above (either Subsidiary or Higher)Successful completion of the Business School's Pre-Sessional English CourseA full list of acceptable English language qualifications and our required scores can be found in the English language section of our FAQ pages.NoteOur English language requirements are applicable to Home, EU and Overseas students.IELTS scores will only be valid if they are less than two years old on the programme start date.You may submit your online application prior to receiving your IELTS scores.Our English language requirements are higher than the minimum standard set by Imperial College. English Language Requirements IELTS band: 7 IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

    Students normally obtain funding from the following sources;

    • Imperial College Business School scholarships
    • Other merit or needs based scholarships. For example, Imperial College London offers postgraduate scholarships which you canread about here, and The British Council offers scholarships for international students
    • Self/family funding
    • Employer sponsorship
    • Other sources of funding may be found in these publications; Imperial College London Postgraduate Prospectus, The Grants Register (published by Macmillan), Awards for postgraduate study at Commonwealth Universities (Association of Commonwealth Universities), Study Abroad (UNESCO)

    UK residents requiring further additional information on financial assistanc e should visit this government website or call 0800 100 900. They offer options such as Professional and Career Development Loans.

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