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Imperial College Business School – Imperial College London


With roots dating back to the Great Exhibition of 1851, Imperial College has a long history of higher education. Imperial College’s Business School, the first iteration of which began in 1971 and gained legitimacy as the AMBA-accredited Management School in 1987, was named as such in 2008. As a part of Imperial College London, one of the finest science and technology institutions in the UK, the Business School operates at the heady intersection of business, science, technology, and medicine.

Imperial College Business School is amongst just one per cent of business schools worldwide to have been accredited by the three largest, and most influential, business school accreditation associations: AACSB, AMBA and European Quality Improvement System. Imperial is also one of the first business schools to receive a department level Bronze Athena SWAN award from the Equality Challenge Unit (ECU), in recognition of commitment to tackling gender inequality in higher education.

School Rankings

• Bloomberg: 13 (Europe)
• Financial Times: 18 (Europe)
• The Economist: 61


The Imperial College Business School is located in the heart of London, just minutes away from the city’s financial center, the museum district, and a short walk from Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens.

Access to the school is quick and easy via the city’s public transit system, with near proximity to the Heathrow, Gatwick, and Stansted airports.


Following a £27 million donation, in 2004, a modern building designed by Lord Norman Foster was erected to house the College’s main entrance and the Business School. The building features seven dramatic lecture theaters as well as state-of-the-art study spaces and classrooms. Also on the South Kensington Campus are the Central Library, which has all variety of study spaces and education resources, and the Imperial College Health Centre.


The Business School aims to provide students with an international and extremely well-informed cadre of professors to push them beyond the pack. Faculty members combine an understanding of current best practice in global business theory with an immersion in the practical issues of today’s global corporations through their research and consultancy projects. From classroom lectures to seminars and informal chats, faculty members and students work together to expand the boundaries of business knowledge and practice. Most of these professors also engage in groundbreaking, cross-disciplinary research, which informs their pedagogy and leads the way for the students.

Student Body

In recent academic years, the Imperial College London Business School had 2,016 students enrolled, 622 which were enrolled in an MBA program. Imperial College London has over 17,000 students overall, and nearly 8,000 staff.

MBA Programs

Imperial offers a one-year full-time MBA and three part-time MBA programs.

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