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Saturday, May 20 • 1:30pm - 4:00pm
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What is it about your MBA program that students love the most?

Imperial College London’s reputation, location, technology and commitment to entrepreneurship and innovation.

Tell us about one new course that has recently been added to your curriculum in the last year.  How do you see this influencing the current cohort?

In 2016, we introduced the Banking and FinTech: Strategies and Challenges elective. The module introduces students to the role of intermediaries who operate in credit markets, with a focus on banks, their activities and the risks they face. A core part of the module looks at the activities and challenges of emerging financial technologies which are disrupting traditional banking. 

Module Leader, Dr Andrei Kirilenki, says, "The most important trend in finance is fintech. Imperial College Business School is perfectly positioned to play an integral part in the global fintech revolution. The London-based School is part of a top-ranked science and technology institution with a wealth of research talent in computer science, data analysis, mathematics, and finance." Students who take the elective will benefit from top quality research on blockchain and digital payments from the Centre for Global Finance and Technology.

If you could invite a fictional character to lecture in one of your courses, who would it be and what course would he/she teach?  Why?

We’d have Iron Man teach a class on our Design Thinking and Innovative Problem Solving core module. Why? Because he’s an amazing innovator of course. Have you seen those jet powered roller skates? Seriously though, with little tools and a knack for innovation Tony Stark AKA Iron Man designed his flying armour with the capability to utilise other technologies to aid him in his superhuman efforts to destroy the bad guys. Out of his cave also came an Anti-Gravity Device and his artificial intelligence assistant J.A.R.V.I.S.

The Design Thinking and Innovative Problem Solving module takes students through a journey of innovative thinking and finishes with students pitching their design prototypes to a panel of expert judges. Iron Man could teach students a thing or two about the process of experimentation before getting the right idea (not all of his ideas took off), and that even the most notable ideas need constant modification (the Iron Man armour has been updated several times). He saw the world not as it is but what it could be, and that’s something we hope students take away from the programme. After all our strapline is Imperial means Intelligent Business.

Imperial College London

Sitting at the Centre of Imperial College London, a top 10 global university, the intensive Imperial MBA offers you a unique opportunity to network with diverse brilliant minds in science, engineering and medicine as well as business. The Imperial MBA combines innovative thinking and insight with new technology to develop practical solutions to real world issues, benefiting business and improving society. Our MBA suite includes Full-Time, Weekend, Global Online and Executive formats, tailored to your career aspirations.

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Amanda Payne-Danson

MBA Recruitment Manager, Imperial College Business School
Hi there! I am the MBA Recruitment Manager and have been working here for 4 years. I have vast admissions and program knowledge of our suite of four MBA programs. If you are looking for a 1 year MBA program in Europe with the opportunity to specialise come and speak with me about... Read More →

Saturday May 20, 2017 1:30pm - 4:00pm
The Time Center: The Hall 242 W 41st St, New York, NY 10036

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