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Imperial College Business School's Innovative Ethos Continues to Attract Students

By Niamh O

Updated November 22, 2019 Updated November 22, 2019

Business schools need to innovate to stay ahead of the curve. This is one of the things Imperial College Business School continues to do without a glitch.

To find out what Imperial is up to, we caught up with faculty and students to hear their thoughts.

Katia Fox, MBA student

MBA student Katia Fox chose Imperial for many reasons:

  1. It’s situated in the City of London; a fantastic city full of amazing companies and opportunities to learn about different businesses, specifically in technology, finance, and innovation
  2. The school is focussed on innovation, entrepreneurship, tech, sustainability. All these things are important in today’s economy and things Katia was looking for in a school
  3. Imperial is invested in women in business. The b-school does everything it can to promote women in leadership positions and business overall. There’s the ‘We Innovate’ program and many different club opportunities. There’s almost 50/50 gender parity in the classroom which is almost unheard of at any other business school

Joël McConnell

Joël McConnell, Executive Director of Marketing, Recruitment, and Admissions says key areas of expertise at Imperial focus on delivering the promise of bringing technology and business together.

Three examples:

  • Imperial is using AI and machine learning to better prepare graduates for the key moment they have to go back to the job market
  • Using different technologies to give them access to top speakers who may not be able to fly to London, but could give a live lecture – and Imperial uses hologram technology to do that
  • The data observatory – developed by Imperial with top organizations which is especially useful for students studying business analytics

Read more Imperial articles here:

My First Semester as an MBA at Imperial College Business School

Imperial College Business School Takes the Lead in the Fintech Area

What Makes Imperial's MBA So Special


This article was originally published in November 2019 .

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Niamh is Deputy Head of Content at QS (;, creating and editing content for an international student audience. Having gained her journalism qualification at the Press Association, London and since written for different international publications, she's now enjoying telling the stories of students, alumni, faculty, entrepreneurs and organizations from across the globe.