Is an Imperial MiM worth it as an international student?


Hello everyone. I got an offer from ICBS, and got rejected by LBS. I know LBS is a top b-school and has great reputation amongst recruiters, especially in the consulting sector. Since that's no longer an option, Imperial is the only school I'm left with. I wanted to know how recruiters view an MSc Management degree from Imperial for an international student. Is it well reputed? Does MBB recruit from Imperial? And does it add value to your profile or get you interviews with management consulting firms in London or anywhere in the UK?

Hello everyone. I got an offer from ICBS, and got rejected by LBS. I know LBS is a top b-school and has great reputation amongst recruiters, especially in the consulting sector. Since that's no longer an option, Imperial is the only school I'm left with. I wanted to know how recruiters view an MSc Management degree from Imperial for an international student. Is it well reputed? Does MBB recruit from Imperial? And does it add value to your profile or get you interviews with management consulting firms in London or anywhere in the UK?
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Duncan

MBB are small firms in the UK and hire modest numbers of MSc graduates in the UK (all three firms added together are only recruiting a double-digit number of people directly from MSc programmes). Look at How to use LinkedIn to find the best school www.find-mba.com/board/33571 It shows that 12% are Imperial alumni. Most of those have MSc degrees in sciences, but around a third are from the business school. Imperial is certainly not as well positioned as LSE, LBS or Oxbridge in the MBB firms, but perhaps similarly to UCL.

MBB firms hire less than one percent of MiM graduates in the UK. See the employer logos at https://www.imperial.ac.uk/business-school/masters/management/career-impact/ Those are the firms ICBS will lead to, at best, for most people: Accenture, Deloitte, IBM, PwC, etc.

MBB are small firms in the UK and hire modest numbers of MSc graduates in the UK (all three firms added together are only recruiting a double-digit number of people directly from MSc programmes). Look at How to use LinkedIn to find the best school www.find-mba.com/board/33571 It shows that 12% are Imperial alumni. Most of those have MSc degrees in sciences, but around a third are from the business school. Imperial is certainly not as well positioned as LSE, LBS or Oxbridge in the MBB firms, but perhaps similarly to UCL.

MBB firms hire less than one percent of MiM graduates in the UK. See the employer logos at https://www.imperial.ac.uk/business-school/masters/management/career-impact/ Those are the firms ICBS will lead to, at best, for most people: Accenture, Deloitte, IBM, PwC, etc.
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MBB are small firms in the UK and hire modest numbers of MSc graduates in the UK (all three firms added together are only recruiting a double-digit number of people directly from MSc programmes). Look at How to use LinkedIn to find the best school www.find-mba.com/board/33571 It shows that 12% are Imperial alumni. Most of those have MSc degrees in sciences, but around a third are from the business school. Imperial is certainly not as well positioned as LSE, LBS or Oxbridge in the MBB firms, but perhaps similarly to UCL.

MBB firms hire less than one percent of MiM graduates in the UK. See the employer logos at https://www.imperial.ac.uk/business-school/masters/management/career-impact/ Those are the firms ICBS will lead to, at best, for most people: Accenture, Deloitte, IBM, PwC, etc.


Thanks Duncan. So from what I understand, even LBS MIM graduates would have a hard time getting into MBB in the UK. As far as Oxbridge goes, they do not offer MIM courses at all. However, would you rank the LSE MIM higher than Imperial MIM?
Even if it's not MBB at the beginning, I believe that a reputed institution can place you in a good position to then shift to MBB eventually. With this context, would you suggest going for an LSE MIM over Imperial's MIM? TIA.

[quote]MBB are small firms in the UK and hire modest numbers of MSc graduates in the UK (all three firms added together are only recruiting a double-digit number of people directly from MSc programmes). Look at How to use LinkedIn to find the best school www.find-mba.com/board/33571 It shows that 12% are Imperial alumni. Most of those have MSc degrees in sciences, but around a third are from the business school. Imperial is certainly not as well positioned as LSE, LBS or Oxbridge in the MBB firms, but perhaps similarly to UCL.

MBB firms hire less than one percent of MiM graduates in the UK. See the employer logos at https://www.imperial.ac.uk/business-school/masters/management/career-impact/ Those are the firms ICBS will lead to, at best, for most people: Accenture, Deloitte, IBM, PwC, etc. [/quote]

Thanks Duncan. So from what I understand, even LBS MIM graduates would have a hard time getting into MBB in the UK. As far as Oxbridge goes, they do not offer MIM courses at all. However, would you rank the LSE MIM higher than Imperial MIM?
Even if it's not MBB at the beginning, I believe that a reputed institution can place you in a good position to then shift to MBB eventually. With this context, would you suggest going for an LSE MIM over Imperial's MIM? TIA.

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Duncan

Cambridge has an MPhil in Management, which is a MiM. The Oxford MFE is a 'managerial MiF' designed to meet the needs of both consulting and finance employers. Bain and BCG hire from the MFE. The LSE and IC MiM degrees serve rather different audiences. The LSE CEMS MiM is certainly more potent than the IC MiM.

Cambridge has an MPhil in Management, which is a MiM. The Oxford MFE is a 'managerial MiF' designed to meet the needs of both consulting and finance employers. Bain and BCG hire from the MFE. The LSE and IC MiM degrees serve rather different audiences. The LSE CEMS MiM is certainly more potent than the IC MiM.
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Cambridge has an MPhil in Management, which is a MiM. The Oxford MFE is a 'managerial MiF' designed to meet the needs of both consulting and finance employers. Bain and BCG hire from the MFE. The LSE and IC MiM degrees serve rather different audiences. The LSE CEMS MiM is certainly more potent than the IC MiM.



Oh okay, thank you. I guess I'm hesitating a bit to proceed with the LSE MIM because I haven't seen great work placements for LSE graduates post their MIM degree, which is not the case for Imperial graduates, even though LSE is way more reputed than Imperial's B school. One would think with a reputation as good as that, their employment stats would far exceed Imperial's.

[quote]Cambridge has an MPhil in Management, which is a MiM. The Oxford MFE is a 'managerial MiF' designed to meet the needs of both consulting and finance employers. Bain and BCG hire from the MFE. The LSE and IC MiM degrees serve rather different audiences. The LSE CEMS MiM is certainly more potent than the IC MiM. [/quote]


Oh okay, thank you. I guess I'm hesitating a bit to proceed with the LSE MIM because I haven't seen great work placements for LSE graduates post their MIM degree, which is not the case for Imperial graduates, even though LSE is way more reputed than Imperial's B school. One would think with a reputation as good as that, their employment stats would far exceed Imperial's.
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Duncan

IC has a huge advantage: a well-resourced business school focused on postgraduate teaching and serving international students. In terms of career advisors and active employer relations, ICBS is decades ahead of LSE's department of management.

IC has a huge advantage: a well-resourced business school focused on postgraduate teaching and serving international students. In terms of career advisors and active employer relations, ICBS is decades ahead of LSE's department of management.
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IC has a huge advantage: a well-resourced business school focused on postgraduate teaching and serving international students. In terms of career advisors and active employer relations, ICBS is decades ahead of LSE's department of management.




Thank you! Another question, among Cambridge's MPhil mgmt, Oxford's MFE, LSE's MIM and Imperial's MSc mgmt, which one would you suggest if work placement is to be prioritized? I feel like oxford and cambridge's degrees are good for the oxbridge tag and they're more research based and won't help with employment as much post the degree. Also, Oxford's MFE seems to look like a finance-heavy course, but I'm looking for a more generalized degree since I do not have a finance/accounting background. Thanks!!

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[quote]IC has a huge advantage: a well-resourced business school focused on postgraduate teaching and serving international students. In terms of career advisors and active employer relations, ICBS is decades ahead of LSE's department of management. [/quote]<br>
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Thank you! Another question, among Cambridge's MPhil mgmt, Oxford's MFE, LSE's MIM and Imperial's MSc mgmt, which one would you suggest if work placement is to be prioritized? I feel like oxford and cambridge's degrees are good for the oxbridge tag and they're more research based and won't help with employment as much post the degree. Also, Oxford's MFE seems to look like a finance-heavy course, but I'm looking for a more generalized degree since I do not have a finance/accounting background. Thanks!!
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Duncan

Cambridge seems to win over Imperial.

Cambridge seems to win over Imperial.
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