Imperial College Business School – Imperial College London

Imperial College Executive MBA Program Structure

The Imperial College Executive MBA runs for 23-months in a part-time format based in London. The structure of the program allows working professionals to earn a degree attuned to their own schedules. The first year of the program will be centered in South Kensington for two days per month, along with two international residencies.

The second year in the program focuses on completing electives, a residency in the United States, and one final project.


Before the program begins, students enter a pre-study module to prep for core courses, which is then followed by a four day induction sequence in February that takes place from a Wednesday through a Saturday. Core modules are taught for the next 10-to-12 months on campus once per month (Friday and Saturday). Exams take place in August and January. Two hours of Leadership Coaching take place during the same weekend.

During the middle of the first year, students will take residency in China, followed by a residency in a top business school in Europe at the end of the year.

Year two requires four total electives, which can be completed on campus or online. The year culminates with another residency, this time to the U.S., and a final project – a lengthy formal report.

Class Profile

The Imperial College Executive MBA class of 2016-18 is made up of 39 total students, 38% of which identify as female. The average age of the class is 37-years old and the average working experience is 13 years.


The Professional Development Program offers a full range of career support, including career counseling and skill development workshops. EMBA students are also allowed to take foreign language courses at Imperial College.

Tuition and Fees

The total fees for the February 2017 entry are £55,000.

The fees include tuition and accommodation for the one week international study tour. The fees do not cover accommodation in London but we have agreed preferential rates with local hotels. Travel arrangements are not covered by the fees and are the responsibility of the participants.

Fees are the same for overseas and UK students.


Once entrants have been accepted to the Imperial College Executive MBA program, students can apply to the scholarships on offer, which are awarded based on academic and professional performance and recommendations, as well as the required report submission.

Admissions Procedures

The Imperial EMBA requires that applicants have a minimum of five years of management or 10 years of post-graduate work experience. Entrants must also have an undergraduate degree or recognized professional qualification, and English language test results (if applicable).

In addition, applicants must provide official transcripts, CV, two references (at least one professional), and the online application and fee of £100. Applicants must also submit a 3-minute video pitch, in which they should share anything else that their application might not have contained.

Application Deadlines

Application deadlines for the Imperial EMBA are as follows:

  • Round One – 27 May 2016
  • Round Two – 1 July 2016
  • Round Three – 26 August 2016
  • Round Four – 30 September 2016
  • Round Five – 2 December 2016

Notifications of decisions are released a week after applicants are interviewed for the program.