Dear Imperial College London,

I hope this letter finds you well.

According to Freedom of Information right, I would be very grateful if you can kindly provide admission statistics (last three years) for the following MSc courses.
- MSc in Finance
- MSc in Finance and Accounting
- MSc in Investment and Wealth Management
- MSc in International Management
- MSc in Management

Entries include:
- Average GMAT score (if available)
- Applications received
- Offers made
- Offers made to students in Taiwan
- Offer holders (Taiwanese students) for each year broken down by (1) the university they have attended for undergraduate study and (2) their major

Thank you in advance!

Yours faithfully,
Christi Ting

IMPFOI, Imperial College London

Dear Ms Ting

This is to acknowledge receipt of your request below, made under the Freedom of Information Act. The College will respond to your request by 16 November 2020.

Kind regards,

Freedom of Information Team
Imperial College London

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IMPFOI, Imperial College London

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Dear Mr Ting

Thank you for your recent Freedom of Information request. Please find below the College's response to your questions.

I would be very grateful if you can kindly provide admission statistics (last three years) for the following MSc courses.
- MSc in Finance
- MSc in Finance and Accounting
- MSc in Investment and Wealth Management
- MSc in International Management
- MSc in Management

Entries include:
- Average GMAT score (if available)
- Applications received
- Offers made
- Offers made to students in Taiwan
- Offer holders (Taiwanese students) for each year broken down by (1) the university they have attended for undergraduate study and (2) their major

The information that you have requested is attached. We are not able to provide data on average GMAT score as this information is not held in a reportable format. We cannot provide this data unless we analyse each application individually which would take over 18 hours. This data is therefore exempt from disclosure under Section 12 (1) of the Freedom of Information Act. Section 12 states that "Section 1(1) does not oblige a public authority to comply with a request for information if the authority estimates that the cost of complying with the request would exceed the appropriate limit (under the Freedom of Information and Data Protection (Appropriate Limit and Fees) Regulations 2004)." The appropriate limit is set at 18 hours.

Please note that numbers of 5 or fewer have been replaced with an asterisk. Information is exempt from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act, Section 40(2), if it is personal data and releasing the information would breach one of the data protection principles contained in the Data Protection Act 2018/General Data Protection Regulations.

Statistical information can amount to personal information if it would be possible to identify the individual from that information or from that information and other information that may be available to the recipient of the information. Where small numbers are involved, the possibility that the receiver might be able to link the information to an individual is increased.

The GDPR principle (a) requires us to be lawful and fair in the way we handle a person's information. Disclosure to the public would contravene GDPR principle (a) because there is no lawful basis for processing the information for that purpose. When assessing fairness, we have to take into account what the individual's expectations are about how we might use their personal information and also any public interest that there might be in disclosure of the information. Our students would not expect to be made available to the public. We are not aware of any objective public interest arguments in favour of disclosure. This is a refusal notice in relation to the personal information aspect of your request, as required by the Freedom of Information Act.

If you are unhappy with the way that we have handled your request, you can ask us to conduct a review. Please make your representation in writing within 40 days of the date you received this response. If you remain dissatisfied with how Imperial College has handled your request you may then approach the Information Commissioner's Office.
 
Kind regards,

Freedom of Information Team
Imperial College London 

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