Imperial College Business School is the business school of Imperial College London. The business school was opened by Queen Elizabeth II in 2004.Over 90 percent of the faculty are from outside of the United Kingdom, with alumni in 124 countries.The business school is located on Exhibition Road at Imperial's South Kensington campus.This was built on the site of the Goldsmith's wing of the Royal School of Mines, incorporating the 19th century vaults of the older building. The new building was designed by Foster and Partners with engineering consultancy from Buro Happold. It was constructed between September 2002 and June 2004 at a cost of £15.7 million, and was opened in 2004 by Queen Elizabeth II.

It has 639 seats in seven lecture theatres and desk space for 70 PhD students. The building was renamed the Tanaka Building in August 2008.The business school also operates out of a secondary building, 53 Prince's Gate, also in South Kensington.[citation needed] From the 2020–2021 Academic year, some teaching and research will operate from Imperial's White City campus.

Program History (TBD)

The business school can trace its earliest origins to 1955, when the Operational Research/Management Science (ORMS) course started at Imperial in the Production Engineering Section of the Mechanical Engineering Department.There were only 5 students enrolled when the programme commenced in October 1955 at 14 Prince's Gardens, with an arrangement in place for students to be able to attend one-day intensive economics and accounting courses for one or two terms at the London School of Economics.

The agreement became a reciprocal one lasting until 1966. In the mid-1960s, there was even the idea of creating a joint School of Administration, Economics and Technology (between Imperial and LSE) but this was ultimately rejected in favour of a new graduate school of business being started in the capital.Imperial and LSE acted as co-sponsors in the establishment of this new school, named the London Graduate School of Business Studies and now known as the London Business School.Accordingly, the London Business School's first academic planning board included the heads of Imperial College and LSE.

Program structure

Our Full-Time MBA places an emphasis on the latest thinking and experiences through a wide range of projects, which are designed to make you a well-rounded leader, ready to face the business challenges of the future.The Full-Time MBA programme consists of pre-study modules, core modules, and electives which will allow you to build rapidly on your previous experience while introducing new and challenging disciplines. You will explore essential business topics and acquire the skills to be an effective and inspiring leader in whatever career you choose.