Imperial College London mba ranking

By | 16th June 2017

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Imperial College London mba ranking

Imperial College London is consistently ranked amongst the top 10 universities in the world

Outside the City Guilds Building


The Business School is among just one per cent of business schools worldwide to have been accredited by some of the largest and most influential business school accreditation associations:

The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
Association of MBAs
European Quality Improvement System
Athena Swan Bronze Award


The strength of our teaching is reflected by our high position in rankings. In the past ten years Imperial College London has consistently ranked in the top ten in the world and top five in Europe:

  • 8th in Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2015-16
  • 3rd in Europe in Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2015-16
Current Business School Rankings:
Financial Times Masters in Management 2016 (published in September)
Ranking in World 20
Ranking in Europe 16
Ranking in UK 3 (2*)
Financial Times Masters in Finance 2016 (published in June)
Ranking in World 13
Ranking in Europe 12
Ranking in UK 2
Bloomberg Businessweek Full-time MBA 2016
Ranking in World 15
Ranking in Europe* 13
Ranking in UK 5
Financial Times Full-Time MBA 2016 (published in January)
Ranking in World 35
Ranking in Europe 11
Ranking in UK 4 (4*)
Financial Times Executive MBA 2016 (published in October)
Ranking in World 34
Ranking in Europe 20
Ranking in UK 10 (6*)
Financial Times European Business Schools 2015 (published in December)
Ranking in Europe 12
Ranking in UK 4 (3*)

Imperial College London mba ranking

The Imperial Executive MBA has been ranked number 1 in the world for entrepreneurship, according to the prestigious Financial Times Executive MBA rankings (2016).


The Head of the Innovation and Entrepreneurship department, Dr Markus Perkmann, said, “At Imperial, we offer a world class experience in entrepreneurship and innovation. Developing an entrepreneurial mindset and knowing how to pursue business opportunities entrepreneurially is as important for innovating within corporates as for high-growth start-ups.

“During their studies on the programme, we take students through a structured entrepreneurial process – from ideation and customer discovery to market positioning and execution – all skills that are highly valuable in any business, no matter its size.”

During the programme, the Executive MBA participants have the option to work on a real business project over a number of months, producing an actual business plan and product concept. Those taking this option receive support from Imperial’s Enterprise Lab and the Advanced Hackspace at all stages of their entrepreneurial journey, whether at initial idea stage or fund raising. The project also pairs the participants with design students from the Royal College of Art to provide them access to design thinking and skills.


Imperial College London mba ranking

The Executive MBA programme climbed up four places on the overall ranking, to 34th place in the world. The programme is among the top 10 programmes in the world for career progress, and also in the top 25 programmes in the world for salary growth, with an average 63% increase in salary after undertaking the programme.

Associate Dean for Executive Programmes Professor George Yip said, “I am delighted with the results. Over the last two years, we have developed the leadership elements of the programme, which will equip students with the tools they need to grow in senior corporate roles. We are enhancing the learning experience on the programme by increasing our international experience with three residencies at top business schools around the world; and by being one of the very first programmes in the world to use a more flexible blended approach that combines online preparation before face-to-face classes.”

As a school, Imperial has a commitment to gender parity and the current class representation of women – currently 41% – is the highest of any Executive MBA programme in the UK. Imperial offers 30% Club scholarships for talented female participants joining the programme, which include mentoring opportunities through the 30% Club.