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London Business School

Regent's Park London, United Kingdom View Map
  • QS Global RankQS Global Rankings
    Position in the QS World University Rankings: Global MBA Rankings 2020
    #6
  • GMATRange of average GMAT scores across all MBA programs at the institution
    550-650 - Low
    651-700 - Medium
    701-800 - High
    High
  • DemographyAverage age range of students across all MBA programs at the institution.
    29-35 Yrs.
  • ScholarshipIndication as to whether the institution provides scholarships for MBA programs.
    Yes

Overview

How Will Covid-19 Affect My Application

Due to COVID-19, LBS has suspended all non-essential school community events, and the policy will be re-evaluated at the end of April. 

Many recruitment and on-campus events will be held online, you can check their events page to find out more. 

LBS is accepting applications to programs without a GMAT/GRE score if you are unable to take a test in your location. The business school is being updated by GMAC and ETS, the providers of the GMAT/GRE test, regarding test center availability. 

his information was accurate as of 08 April 2020 – to see the latest advice from LBS please visit their  Coronavirus FAQ’s


London Business School's vision is to have a profound impact on the way the world does business. The School is consistently ranked among the best in the world for its full-time MBA programme. In research, the School is ranked top ten and holds the highest average research score of any UK academic institution. 
 
The School's faculty, from over 30 countries, is grouped into seven subject areas – Accounting; Economics; Finance; Management Science and Operations; Marketing; Organisational Behaviour; and Strategy and Entrepreneurship. Additionally it has six research centres: AQR Asset Management Institute, Centre for Corporate Governance, Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Leadership Institute, Private Equity at LBS, and Wheeler Institute for Business and Development. 
 
Studying at the School provides access to an unmatched diversity of thought. With a presence in four international cities – London, New York, Hong Kong and Dubai – the School is well positioned to equip students with the capabilities needed to operate in today’s business environment. Students further benefit from our 45,000 alumni from more than 130 countries, who provide a wealth of knowledge, business experience and worldwide networking opportunities.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is the MBA aimed at?

The LBS MBA is aimed at people who have gained some high-quality work experience, but who are at a relatively early stage in their career. It is suitable for people who want to increase their knowledge of business and management to:

  • enhance their existing career and accelerate their promotion prospects
  • change career by changing function, or industry
  • start their own business.

The highly international nature of our programme will appeal if you are looking for a career with international mobility. Above all, the MBA prepares you for general management with a global outlook rather than US-centric or Euro-centric one

What are the programme's objectives?

Everyone who joins the MBA has different goals, pressures and learning styles while studying. Our intensely experiential programme balances theory and practice with a structure you can tailor to meet your leadership and development needs.

Year One gives you a rigorous and analytical grounding in the techniques and frameworks of global general management. Our Business Fundamentals core and Tailored core enable you to create a programme to suit your goals and development needs.

In Year Two you continue developing your goals. Diverse elective choice reflects the breadth of our faculty's thought leadership. Deepen expertise in a specific area, or broaden your learning. You extend your global focus, engaging with leading companies around the world on a Global Business Experience, or studying with one of our 30+ academic partners on International Exchange. Many students take more internships and demonstrate their commercial acumen working on a real-world commercial challenges in our Business Project elective.

Throughout your MBA experience, you will encounter different career options, potential employers and world-class recruiters. To help you nail that key position after you complete your MBA, the Career Centre offers one-to-one, group and online training and guidance to help you develop your skills.

How does the 15, 18 or 21 months flexible completion date work?

You can structure your programme to graduate early and can officially exit the programme at 15, 18 or 21 months. To do so, you will need to have met all exit requirements, including completing 10 electives and your Global Business Experience.

Please note, that those going on International Exchange will not be able to exit the programme at 15 months.

What form does the teaching take?

Most teaching takes the form of structured lectures and case studies. The style is participatory and classes frequently include case analysis and discussions. There are also many projects and group work, field investigations and visits, as well as individual research and simulations.

What kind of career does the MBA prepare you for?

As a general management programme, the MBA is good preparation for any job that requires general management competence. The MBA caters to people working across an increasingly wide range of industries – everything from finance, consultancy, manufacturing, to healthcare, tech and the luxury goods industry. Increasingly, some students use our MBA to help establish their own venture or return to help run a family business.

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