Imperial College Business School – Imperial College London

Imperial College Global Online MBA Program Structure

The 24-month Imperial College Global Online MBA begins in January and is split into two years: in the first, students will progress through the core curriculum, with examinations between each module; the second year is dedicated to the elective coursework and independent/group projects. Each core and elective course lasts 10 weeks, and requires approximately 15 hours of study per week.


Before entry into the program, students must complete the pre-study courses, which will prepare them for the content and pacing of the curriculum. The Imperial College Global Online MBA begins with the core courses, of which there are seven, and which are optimized for online learning. In the second year, students begin with their elective coursework: they must choose five courses from the portfolio of 15 online-optimized courses.

In addition to this online coursework, students must also complete the Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Design course, which is a two-week project that takes place on campus at the beginning of the second year. Working in groups, students will explore the different steps to entrepreneurial creation. Also, there will be a final project at the end of the second year, which will provide students an opportunity to put their theoretical learning into practice.

Class Profile

The Imperial College Global Online MBA attracts a very diverse student body. Hailing from all around the world, 75% of students live outside of the United Kingdom, and have an average age of 35.


Given its virtual nature, the Imperial Global MBA offers subscriptions to various online career services, including Hoovers, Workmaze, MBA Exchange, Vault, Going Global, and many others.

Tuition and Fees

The fees for the Global Online MBA (September 2016 and January 2017 entry) are £34,000. These fees are the same for both UK and international students.


The Imperial College Business School offers Imperial Women’s Scholarships for multiple MBA programs, including the Global Online MBA. A total award of £5,000 will be gifted to qualified applicants at the beginning of the academic year.

Admissions Procedures

To enter into the Imperial College Global MBA program, applicants must have five years of relevant work experience; at least a Lower Second Class Honors degree (or international equivalent, or professional qualification); and any applicable English language test results.

In addition to the standard 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

Open application dates for the September 2016 intake are as follows:

  • 29 July 2016 (final)

Dates for the January 2017 intake are:

  • 8 July 2016
  • 2 September 2016
  • 14 October 2016 (final)