Imperial College Business Summer School


Future you was inspired in London

Imperial College Business School runs an intensive and stimulating Summer School programme that gives students the chance to increase their academic standing at a world-class university situated in one of the most culturally-enriched cities in the world. With five courses spread over two sessions, Summer School is a fantastic taster to life at Imperial.

Programme benefits

  • Open to undergraduates and postgraduates
  • Gain academic credit towards your studies
  • Enhance your CV
  • Study at a global top 10 ranked university
  • Experience an enriching summer
  • Make new friends and develop your network of contacts

Covid-19 safety and multi-mode delivery

All Summer School courses and social activities will be delivered in line with government COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions for teaching and recreation.

For 2022 teaching will take place on campus in our multi-mode-enabled lecture theatres. All Summer School students will be expected to come to London to participate in their courses. If you are unable to come to campus for reasons beyond your control, such as government guidance in place at the time of illness, our multi-mode technology will enable you to continue to participate in live classes remotely.

Should government guidelines be in place at the time limit or prevent on-campus teaching, we reserve the right to deliver some or all Summer School teaching fully online.

Why Imperial?

The world changes. It always does. Nothing stands still. At Imperial, we recognise we live in challenging times, facing pressures of rapid technological innovation, increasing globalisation, dwindling natural resources and the need to generate economic growth which delivers greater well-being for society. At Imperial College Business School, we tackle the challenges business faces through analytical, sharp analysis and thought-leadership. It is our DNA.

  • Enrich your summer. Enjoy a taster of life at Imperial while you explore all London has to offer. This is a stimulating, exceptional opportunity to network, socialise and gain academic credit towards your studies. Combine academic advancement with all the fun of a summer spent in our vibrant capital. Find yourself in the cultural capital of London with three of the UK’s most visited museums on your doorstep. London is the best student city in the world according to the QS Best Student City 2019 Rankings!
  • Top 10 global universities. While you’re gaining insight from industry-focussed guest speakers, socialising with peers and learning from our world-leading faculty, you’ll also be furthering your career. Enhance your CV with the most impressive endorsement which resonates with the world’s top-tier employers. Stand out in today’s competitive job market: you’ll break new ground with our strong reputation for research and teaching.
  • Widen your network worldwide. Studying in London is an exciting opportunity to explore the diverse and abundant social and cultural activities, and there is always something to do on the lively social schedule. Share your experience with new friends and develop a network of contacts worldwide.

Admissions Option 2

Summer School courses are open to current undergraduates and postgraduates as well as individuals who may have already graduated but have less than five years’ work experience.

Undergraduate academic achievement

To qualify, you must currently be studying towards a degree or have been awarded a degree. We would expect all applicants to be tracking towards or have achieved an Upper Second Class Honours degree (or the international equivalent) but in some instances, it is possible to accept slightly lower grades, depending on the strength of the application as a whole.

Please note that current Imperial College MSc and PhD students are unable to apply for the Summer School.

Course-specific requirements

  • Business Analytics – Applicants for this programme will be expected to have some prior exposure or previous learning in calculus, linear algebra and probability.
  • Principles of Finance – for this course we require evidence of A-level mathematics at grade B or above (or an international equivalent).
  • Machine Learning & Applied Statistics – for this course we require evidence of A-level mathematics (grade A or above) or equivalent. It is desirable (but not a formal requirement) that students have some basic programming skills. Students should have successfully completed at least one year of undergraduate studies in a quantitative subject such as Mathematics, Statistics, Computing, Physics, or Engineering.

English language requirements

1. Are you a non-native English speaker studying in one of these countries?

If you are a non-native English speaker but are currently studying for (or have completed) a first degree taught in English within the following countries then you meet the English requirement automatically:

  • Australia
  • Canada
  • Guyana
  • Ireland
  • New Zealand
  • South Africa
  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America
  • West Indies

This applies only to degrees that are awarded by a university in the relevant country

2. Have you taken university courses taught in English (excluding English language courses)?

If you have taken university courses taught in English (excluding English Language courses), you may meet our English proficiency requirements without the need to submit a test certificate.

You will need to provide evidence with your application of the university courses taught in English you have studied – this evidence can be included on your transcript or by submitting a letter with your application from your university

3. Are you a non-native English speaker who doesn't meet one of the above criteria?

Non-native English speakers who have not completed, or are not currently studying for, a university degree taught in English are required to pass an English language test.

Some of the tests and required grades are outlined in the list below. If you have a qualification that is not listed here, please let us know.

Please note, IELTS, TOEFL and Duolingo scores are only valid if they are less than two years old at the programme start date.

  • GCSE, IGCSE and GCE ‘O’ Level: Grade B in English Language
  • For Cambridge Advanced English (CAE) tests taken before January 2015: Grade C
  • For Cambridge Advanced English (CAE) tests taken from January 2015: 176 overall (minimum 169 in all elements)
  • For Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) tests taken before January 2015: Any pass grade with a pass in each element OR Level C1 certificate
  • For Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) tests taken from January 2015: Any pass grade with a pass in each element
  • IELTS (Academic): A minimum overall score of 6.5 with 6 in reading, writing, listening and speaking.
  • TOEFL iBT: A minimum overall score of 92 with 20 in each element. You must meet the entry requirement in one test from your scaled scores (‘My Best Scores’ reported by TOEFL will not be considered). For more information regarding TOEFL please visit the ETS website. Please note if you would like ETS to send your TOEFL scores directly to the College, our TOEFL Institution Code is 0891.
  • Duolingo English Test: 115 Overall with no less than 105 in any band score.
  • International Baccalaureate (IB): please refer to the Standard requirement of the College’s English Language Requirements webpage
  • European Baccalaureate English as a First Language: Grade 6
  • European Baccalaureate English as a Second Language: Grade 7
  • International Option of the French Baccalaureat (OIB) English: Grade 12 in English in the final examinations
  • Malaysian Certificate of Education (Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia): Grade A in English Language
  • Singapore Integrated Programme Cambridge A Levels (SIPCAL): Grade C in the General Paper
  • CET-4 (China): a minimum score of 550
  • CET-6 (China): a minimum score of 520

Scholarships and Funding Option 2


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