Benefits of the Global Online MBA

How the Global Online MBA works for you

Our Global Online MBA programme offers a uniquely flexible, part-time online MBA that combines Imperial College Business School’s world-class teaching and research with state-of-the-art online learning tools to revolutionise the MBA experience.

With our Global Online MBA programme, you’ll be able to achieve your individual career goals and aspirations while having the freedom to study around your busy schedule. Our bespoke online learning platform, The Hub, supports your learning with online lectures, projects and peer-learning on-par with a full-time, on-campus MBA programme – yet when and where it suits you and on your own terms.

As a Global Online MBA student, you’ll be connected to Imperial’s highly-respected global community from wherever you are in the world, and be part of an invaluable network of high-calibre professionals, expert professors and corporate partners.

Our Global Online MBA will provide you with the tools you need to harness your leadership potential, innovate and inspire.

Be part of a world-class institution

Imperial College London graduates are respected throughout the world. Imperial is ranked:

  • One of the world’s top 10 universities in the QS World University Rankings 2015/16 and The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015/16
  • 3rd in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016 list of the UK’s best universities

Connect seamlessly to a global network

The Global Online MBA brings the inspiring Imperial community to you wherever you are based in the world, welcoming you into a network of high-calibre students, alumni and employers.

We know that networks and group learning are essential for the MBA experience. During the programme, you’ll spend a total of three weeks on-campus getting to know your fellow students and expert faculty – an initial induction week at the start of the programme, and two weeks at the start of year 2 for the Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Design course. You can also attend face-to-face electives on-campus to further establish you as part of the Imperial community and give you the space to build lasting connections.

The Global Online MBA breaks new ground in online engagement. Peer-to-peer interaction and project group work form an important part of the programme, delivered through a variety of digital platforms. With small class sizes and syndicate groups, you’ll be well-supported and have the opportunity to really get to know one another throughout the programme and progress together.

As an alumnus of the Business School and Imperial College, your connection to the community will continue. You will be part of a vibrant network of over 170,000 distinguished alumni in more than 150 countries. You’ll be encouraged to take an active role in this prestigious network and to make use of the opportunities to develop your professional and business networks. These include inspiring professional development events, as well as sector-specific interest groups, guest lectures and presentations, and the opportunity to participate in electives alongside current Business School students.

A uniquely flexible, tailored MBA

The Imperial Global Online MBA offers flexibility that lets you learn on your terms, in your own time. The programme structure is designed so that you can complete it around your professional and personal commitments from anywhere in the world.

Recorded lectures and online activities are available on-demand and live online lectures are held in line with multiple time zones so you can choose a time that’s convenient for you. This flexibility puts you in control of your studies, securing your path to success.

In the first year, the core modules will build the foundation of the MBA programme, drawing on your own experiences to gain new perspectives and develop confidence. In the second year, you’ll choose from a portfolio of electives to build an MBA programme that’s bespoke to your career objectives, allowing you to specialise and explore new avenues.

Should life get in the way, you can pause your studies and pick up where you left off at the next round, without losing motivation or momentum.

A state-of-the-art online MBA experience

The Imperial Global Online MBA uses the latest online teaching tools to deliver a blended learning experience to suit today’s busy working professional, and a full career support package.

Using The Hub, a purpose-built online learning platform unique to Imperial, you will work through the programme using a variety of resources and methods designed for convenience and optimised learning. You will also connect with a dedicated career support team who will help you to identify your future goals and take concrete steps to achieve them.

We’ve made The Hub simple and easy to use by adopting many of the technologies we all already use in our working lives. The Hub technology has been tried and tested over several years in our face-to-face programmes.

The Hub’s learning analytics give you the power to track your progress in real-time, and benchmark this against the progress of your class.

We’ve designed The Hub so you can also learn on-the-go, accessing all programme materials through whatever device you want to use at any time you choose.

What I love about the programme is that you can study on the train, read at home, or wherever. You can fall behind now and then but that’s the nature of working and studying at the same time – if you have a crazy week at work the resources are there to keep up.

Harry PatelGlobal Online MBA candidate