MBA FAQs

  • Who should apply to the London Business School MBA?

    What kind of people is the MBA Programme aimed at?


    The MBA is aimed at people who have gained some high-quality work experience, but who are at a relatively early stage in their career. 


    • The Programme 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 the Programme also makes it suitable for people who want international mobility. 
    • Above all, it is a preparation for general management with a global outlook rather than US-centric or Euro-centric one.

    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 Programme is of particular interest to people working in, or planning to work in finance, consultancy, manufacturing and service industries. Increasingly, some use the London Business School MBA to help them establish their own business or return to help run a family business.


    Do I need work experience, or will you accept graduates straight from university?


    The average amount of work experience is 5.5 years. (Participants from some countries usually have less work experience than the average since their undergraduate study may be longer than others and/or national service has meant they started work later than others).


    Admission may be granted to candidates with less than three years work experience if they can demonstrate superior academic credentials and truly outstanding evidence of leadership through professional and personal experiences.


    Does my work experience need to be as a manager in a business?


    No, your work experience does not necessarily need to include experience as a manager.


    The Programme is suitable for people who come from technical backgrounds(for example, engineering or IT) as well as for people who have worked in finance or consultancy or run their own business. We also welcome applications from people who have worked in the public sector/government. Some of our students have less typical backgrounds, such as doctors, vets, an opera singer, a theatre director and even a NFL football player.


    What's a typical Programme participant like?


    A key feature of the MBA is the stimulating and varied international participant mix. Each year approximately 10 per cent of the class come from the UK, with the remaining 90 per cent made up of participants from 60-70 different countries. Many of our participants come to London Business School with their partners and family. View the current class profile.


    Can I study the MBA part-time?


    Yes. The Executive MBA is a part-time programme designed for those in full-time employment. In the 20-month programme classes are run fortnightly on Fridays and Saturdays during the first year of the Programme. In the second part greater flexibility is offered as electives can be chosen which run at different times, including in the evenings or at weekends. The average EMBA is a mid-career manager with an average of 10 years' experience. Find out more about the Executive MBA.


    MBA or the Masters in Finance?


    You should consider the 10-16 month Masters in Finance as well as the MBA if you are absolutely sure you want to pursue a career in finance. The Masters in Finance provides a curriculum of pure finance. The 15-21 month MBA covers all aspects of general management as well as providing the opportunity to specialise in finance. The London Business School elective portfolio is open to all London Business School degree programmes (with the exception of the Masters in Management), and so if you choose to specialise in finance on the MBA you will study alongside Masters in Finance participants.


    A key difference between the MBA and Masters in Finance Programmes is the work experience requirement: in order to qualify for the Masters in Finance, applicants must have relevant work experience within the Finance Industry. Those who do not have relevant finance experience will find that the MBA provides the right training and opportunities to move into a finance career. Find out more about the Masters in Finance.


    MBA or the Sloan Masters in Leadership and Strategy?


    Sloan is a 12 month programme for experienced managers and senior executives. It is full-time and highly intensive. The average length of management experience for a Sloan fellow is 15 years. If you fit this profile, have a successful career and now wish to either move from a functional role to general and strategic management, or take up a position of leadership, you might want to find out more about Sloan.


  • Tuition fees and funding

    How much does the MBA cost?


    The fees for the programme commencing in August 2014 are £64,200. The figure covers the full 15-21 months of tuition and course materials. See MBA: Fees and financing


    How does the payment process work?


    If you are made an offer of a place on the programme, you pay an initial commitment fee to reserve your place in the class. This is normally due 3-4 weeks after you receive your offer letter, and is deducted from your total fees. The second payment is the reservation fee, which is made in June before the class begins. This payment is also deducted from your total fees. These payments are non-refundable. All deadlines are subject to change on an annual basis.


    Can I pay in instalments?


    Yes. You can pay your first-year fees in three instalments, one at the beginning of each term. Or you can pay in full for your first year when you start the programme. 


    How much can I expect to earn during the Programme?


    When researching the cost of the MBA Programme, you can take into account the earning opportunities that students have while on the Programme. In 2011, summer internship salaries averaged £1,078 per week (10-12 weeks' duration), and the top earnings were £2,023 per week.


    What sources of funding are available to me?


    London Business School encourages candidates to explore all scholarship and financing opportunities available to them in their home country or country of residence.


    A variety of loans are available to students including US Federal and Stafford Loans and the Professional and Career Development Loan.


  • Admissions and selection criteria

    Am I eligible for admission?


    For admission requirements, see MBA: Applying


    What GMAT score is acceptable? What is the average score?


    Our average for the Class of MBA2015 is 695 with a range of 600-790. However, the GMAT is just one of several admission criteria. Just as a high score does not guarantee admission, a below average score does not eliminate a candidate. You must ensure that your GMAT score is still valid on the 1 September for the year you will be matriculating. GMAT scores are valid for five years from the date you take the test. For example, for the class beginning in 2014, we only accepted GMAT scores obtained since 1 September 2009.


    I have taken the GMAT more than once. Which score do you use?


    We will use your highest score. You must ensure that your GMAT score is still valid on the 1 September for the year you will be matriculating. GMAT scores are valid for five years from the date you take the test.


    Do I need to take TOEFL iBT / IELTS / PTE?


    If English is not your mother tongue then you are required to take a language proficiency test. You may request a waiver if your degree (minimum two years' duration) was conducted exclusively in English, or you have lived or worked in an English-speaking country for at least two years since graduation. Our TOEFL institution code is 0898. Find out which language proficiency tests are acceptable.


    I have just graduated with my first degree - will you consider me?


    Admission may be granted to candidates with less than three years' work experience, who present superior academic credentials and truly outstanding evidence of leadership through professional and personal experiences. We insist on students having good postgraduate work experience as our collaborative style of learning from the diversity and excellence of peers is a key feature of our MBA Programme.

    If you have just graduated you may like to learn more about our Masters in Management programme - designed for recent graduates with less than two years of full-time postgraduate work experience and the motivation and desire to build a strong foundation for a career in business. 


    What undergraduate degree subject should I have?


    There is no particular preference. We welcome applications from arts, languages and philosophy graduates as well as those from the pure sciences, engineering, maths and the social sciences, including business and economics.


    I do not have a degree. Will you still consider me?


    Yes. We are happy to consider non-graduates who have an excellent career record.


    I have three years' (or more) work experience which I obtained while studying for my degree. Will you still consider me?


    We will consider you, but the strength of your case will depend on the quality as well as the length of your work experience.


    Can I reapply for the Programme?


    Yes, anyone can reapply. However, you should take a look at your last application and check if you have made significant changes in your profile before submitting a new application. We sometimes specifically ask applicants to reapply in the future, often after gaining more work experience, or improving their GMAT score.

    Candidates are only permitted to submit one application per academic year. To reapply, you will need to wait until admissions open for the next MBA class and then complete a whole new application, with essays, new references and application fee. We hold unsuccessful applications for one year only. You will need to send new undergraduate transcripts if you originally applied more than one year ago.


    Do you count military service as work experience?


    Yes, we believe that military experience is very valuable. We strongly encourage former military personnel onto our programmes, as they have proven leadership, interpersonal and team-building skills.

  • The application process for the MBA Programme

    How much is the application fee? And how do I pay?


    You pay a non-refundable application fee of £185, which you can pay online by credit card when you submit your application. Your application will remain incomplete until the correct fee is received. If you do not have a credit card or encounter a problem when trying to complete the online payment form, please contact the Fees Officer: fees@london.edu


    Can I waive the application fee?


    Application to the MBA Programme is free to London Business School alumni and graduates of the University of London. Please note your school must be a current college at UOL (University of London). To qualify, you must provide a copy of your course transcript at the time of application.


    Who should I give as my referees?


    We would like references from people who know you well. Don't just look for a well-known individual or the CEO of your company. We ask for:


    1. A reference from your current employer (if you do not want to use your line manager, a colleague or client is acceptable).

    2. A reference from someone who knows you in a professional capacity, such as a former employer, client or peer. Only choose someone who taught you at university if you have remained in close contact.


    Do I have to include my original transcript?


    In order to present a complete application you must submit a copy of your transcript. This can be uploaded as part of the online application form or couriered to the School.


    If you are offered a place to study on the Programme then you will be required to submit a hardcopy of your original transcript, or a copy that has been certified by a lawyer or Notary Public.


    Do you have an official transcript request form?


    Yes. This form can be used to request your transcripts from your university. You can download a transcript request form here (download PDF, 20KB). Please note that the transcript request form is intended to help you in obtaining your transcript, and is not required by the admissions committee.


    If my transcript is not in English do I need to get it translated?


    Yes. You need to provide a certified or notarised English translation.


    How do I send in paper documents?


    Supporting documents can be delivered personally to the MBA Programme Office, or sent via courier or registered mail to:

    MBA Recruitment and Admissions

    London Business School

    Regent's Park

    London, 

    NW1 4SA

    United Kingdom


    We do not advise sending documents via standard mail.London Business School Staff are unable to accept applications at overseas events. Please do not contact the School to ask for confirmation that your documents have arrived. Due to the large volumes of mail received during peak periods this is not possible. Should you require confirmation of delivery we recommend that you contact your courier service.


    When is the application deadline?


    See staged admission dates.


    Will I require a Visa to study in the UK?


    Please see visa requirements for more information.

  • Course structure, curriculum and assessment

    What are the Programme's objectives?


    Everyone who joins the MBA programme has different goals, pressures and learning styles while studying.

    This is an intensely experiential programme, balancing theory and practice with a structure you can tailor to meet your leadership and development needs.

    Year one focuses on key themes to give you a rigorous and analytical grounding in the techniques and frameworks of global general management.

    Year two develops your individual goals. Through a diverse choice of electives that reflect the breadth of our faculty's thought leadership, you can broaden or specialise your learning.

    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, Career Services offers one-to-one, group and online training and guidance to help you develop your skills.


    What are the term dates? When will I be studying?


    The programme begins in early August each year with an Orientation period and Leadership Launch module running throughout September. This is followed by three study periods: Autumn Term (September to December), Spring Term (January to March), and Summer Term (April to July).

    Exams take place throughout your first year, and usually over weekends. While core courses usually run Monday - Thursday you will spend Fridays in a variety of classes, tutorials and  personal and professional development sessions.

    In addition, a number of block weeks, covering various electives, run outside term time. Students are also required to complete a range of exams, assignments and project work over the break periods. We recommend you see your study at London Business School as a continuous period of education from September through to June each year, with vacations involving consolidation, preparation and project work, as well as completing your summer internship in the main summer break.


    How does the flexible completion date work?


    You can structure your programme so as to graduate early. You can officially exit the programme at 15, 18 or 21 months. To do so you will have to have met all exit requirements; completed 10 electives; complete your global business experience and have met the language exit requirement. Please note, however, that those going on International Exchange will not be able to exit the programme at 15 months.


    What is the purpose of the core courses?


    The core courses are the compulsory element of the programme. They cover all the key management disciplines and functions and serve as a foundation for the elective courses and a preparation for the summer internship.

    The core courses are usually taught in three-hour periods (including a short intermission) once a week for between 5 to 15 weeks.

    The core courses begin with a leadership module, which introduces you to issues and concerns in global general management. The rest of the core courses cover different business functions and disciplines, with care taken to help you make the link between the different perspectives covered. The courses are sequenced so that there is a logical progression between subjects preparing you for summer internship interviews, especially in finance and consulting, which typically take place in January, some time before other internship interviews.


    Do I have to study a language?


    In addition to fluency in English, you are required to be certified to Level 2 in one of 15 qualifying languages in order to graduate from the MBA Programme; for some students this will be their native language and they will not be required to undertake further study. The qualifying languages are: Arabic, Cantonese, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Turkish.

    If you need to develop your language skills, you can join one of the language electives taught at London Business School. We offer a range of languages subject to student demand, the most popular being French, Spanish, Mandarin, Portuguese and German. If you prefer, or if there is insufficient demand for a specific language elective, you can study a language independently. The key outcome is that you can demonstrate the required level of competence by the time you graduate.

    If English is your only language, you are strongly advised to begin studying another language before joining the Programme. For those unsure which language to study, we offer a range of language taster courses prior to the start of the Programme.


    What are electives?


    As well as completing the core courses, you must select classes from the School's elective portfolio. There are over 70 electives drawn from a wide variety of subject areas. By the time you graduate, you must have completed a minimum of ten and a maximum of 12 electives. View our current elective portfolio.

    The Management Report elective offers the opportunity to work on a project that challenges you to analyse and resolve complex business problems using the business skills, frameworks and tools acquired thus far in the programme.


    How are the elective courses structured?


    In your first year you may take between one and five business or language electives, with the majority of your elective study following in your second year.

    You will be asked to choose your second-year electives towards the end of the first-year summer term, and to confirm (or change) these choices before you return to London Business School at the beginning of the second year.

    You can choose any electives from the available portfolio, for example by subject area or to support your planned career path. You can make changes to your options within agreed deadlines throughout the second year to allow you to react to your experiences and tailor your study accordingly.

    You can create a formal specialisation by opting to follow an elective concentration.

    Concentrations on offer include:


    • Change Management
    • Entrepreneurial Management
    • Finance
    • International Business
    • Marketing
    • Private Equity
    • Strategy
    • Economics

    The elective portfolio is open to all London Business School degree students so you will be studying alongside students from the Masters in Finance, Executive MBA, EMBA-Global and Sloan programmes, as well as students from more than 30 exchange schools and our partner institutions Columbia University and Hong Kong University.

    Electives are usually taught in three-hour lessons once a week, over 10 weeks. There are also a number of intensive week-long block electives that are taught outside term time as well as evening and 8-week courses.


    What is an elective concentration?


    If you take five out of your 10-12 electives from one defined subject area, you will be able to inform employers that you have a formal specialisation. See How are the elective courses structured?


    Are there any course exemptions?


    Students with a relevant postgraduate or professional qualification, gained within the last 10 years, may be able to obtain a waiver from certain core courses. In addition, students with significant and demonstrable experience in certain professional areas may also be considered for a waiver from the relevant core course through passing a qualifying test or examination. MBA2015 students were able to apply for waivers from the following subjects: 


    • Managerial Economics (Micro-Economics)
    • Financial Accounting
    • Management Accounting

    What group work is involved in the Programme?


    In the first year you will join a study group of six or seven people who you work with throughout the year. The group will be a microcosm of the class, combining a diversity of nationalities and different professional and undergraduate backgrounds.

    In the second year you will have the chance to form your own groups, choosing partners from across all London Business School programmes.

    Successful group working is at the heart of the London Business School experience. Up to 30% of your marks on a given course can be for group performance. It is therefore very important to make your group work well. There is plenty of emphasis on techniques for successful group work in GLAM and through the various skills courses.


    How is the Programme assessed?


    We have a duty to you, our alumni and future students to maintain the integrity and standard of the degrees we award through a rigorous assessment system. However, the purpose of the various assignments and examinations we ask you to complete is not simply for assessment. They are also intended to help you to structure your learning and provide you with feedback to help you gauge your progress through the Programme.
    The assessment system makes use of the following elements:


    • course assignments and class participation
    • examinations
    • simulations

    You must also demonstrate competence in a language other than English to qualify for the degree.

    In order to pass the core courses you must pass the individual assessment component of each course (usually but not always an examination). You will be graded from A+ to C, on a curve with the top 10% of each course gain an A+ grade. There is no forced failure. The decision whether you pass or fail is a matter of judgment and not a forced curve.

    You must complete all the specified credits to qualify for the degree, pass all core courses and complete 10-12 elective credits. You can carry up to one failed elective and still qualify for the degree.

    You will be expected to prepare for and attend class and participate actively in discussion in class and in your group. The precise assessment model for each course - for example whether class participation and oral report presentations count towards your final grade - will be set out clearly from the outset.

  • Teaching and Learning

    Who will be teaching on the Programme?

    The Programme is taught by members of London Business School faculty, with language teaching conducted by specialists from the Language and Communications Centre at King's College, London. King's College is a sister college and, like London Business School, is part of the University of London. For some skills teaching, the London Business School faculty are assisted by external specialists in management skills development.

    London Business School's faculty have an international reputation and are a highly international group, with our 150+ faculty hailing from more than 30 countries. As a result, much of their work has an international orientation. Their teaching and research work is regularly assessed and accredited by bodies including:


    • The Quality Assurance Agency
    • Higher Education Funding Council for England
    • Association of MBAs
    • European Foundation for Management Development's Equis accreditation
    • AACSB.

    Do students have an opportunity to learn about the external consulting projects and research activities undertaken by faculty?

    Yes. Many faculty consulting and research activities are brought into the class in the form of case studies. Faculty frequently share their latest thinking in their electives as well as through additional lectures. A small number of students may also have the opportunity to work on a research project with a member of faculty as one of their electives.


    How accessible are the faculty to the students?

    Teaching faculty are there to support you through your MBA journey and are available outside class times to discuss academic issues. Students will also have an opportunity to interact more closely with faculty through their involvement in London Business Experiences, Global Business Experiences and the optional Management Report.


    Does the teaching have a practical orientation?

    As well as pursuing research in their own fields of interest, members of faculty often act as consultants and advisers to industry and government, and many hold directorships in a range of organisations or in some cases run their own businesses. These activities help to maintain the practical relevance of the School's teaching and research

    Much of the School's research is supported in some form by donor organisations with whom the School maintains especially close relationships. For example, in the finance and accounting area these include BAA, Bank of England, Barclays, Citibank, Credit Suisse, Solomon Brothers International, Tokai Bank and SG Warburg Group.


    What form does the teaching take?

    Most of 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.


    How many hours a week will I need to study?

    You will usually take four or five courses per term. Typically these will involve a weekly three-hour class, resulting in an average of 15 classroom hours per week. You should expect to spend at least the same amount of time in private study, group meetings and group work. You will also participate in Careers Services sessions, workshops and activities throughout the term.

    It's impractical to try to take on any paid employment during the first year of the programme, but you may find it possible to do so in the second year. You should consider this carefully before committing to the programme. In particular, think through the impact on your learning experience and any conditions of your visa if you have one.


    Do I need a computer?

    Yes. You must have access to a PC and printer. We strongly recommend that you buy a laptop (notebook) that fits the School's configuration specifications: we can then configure your machine for you free of charge. A detailed PC specification will be sent to you once you have been offered a place on the Programme. We also have a wireless LAN in the School, enabling students to work in and around the campus.


    Do I need to buy books?

    We provide you with comprehensive course materials, included in the fee. You will need to buy some core texts and you will probably want to buy additional books to help you read around the subject. You should allow between £250-500 (US$375-750) per year for books.


  • The Executive MBA

    Why should I choose an Executive MBA?

    Many people wish to complete an MBA but do not want to interrupt their careers. Executive MBA participants remain in full-time work while they study, simultaneously advancing their careers and their professional and personal development.

    Executive MBA students are able to immediately apply knowledge gained in the classroom and through their peers back to their workplaces, which fast-tracks the learning process. While the London Business School Executive MBA is an intensive and challenging programme, it is also a highly stimulating and enriching experience.


    What's the difference between the Executive MBA and the full-time MBA?

    While both the MBA and the Executive MBA cover similar material, and both award the same MBA degree, there are some fundamental differences.

    The Executive MBA is designed for managers and executives who already have substantial professional experience behind them. They want to continue their careers while studying for their degree and remain in full-time employment, studying part-time over 20 months. Full-time MBA students take part in a number of practical exercises, such as work shadowing and placements, making it more suitable for those at an earlier stage in their career.


    What is the difference between the London and Dubai streams of the Executive MBA?

    Executive MBA (London) conducts its core courses on consecutive Fridays and Saturdays of alternate weeks in London. Executive MBA (Dubai) conducts the majority of its core courses in four or five-day modules each month in Dubai, with some visits to London.

    All Executive MBA students have access to London Business School's extensive elective portfolio and international elective options, but only Executive MBA (Dubai) students take core courses in both Dubai and London. For Executive MBA (London) students, core course teaching is conducted in London only.

    With a fully aligned curriculum and admission requirements across both streams, your choice of primary study location is dependent upon your personal preference and circumstances.


    Is it possible to do the Executive MBA if I don't live either in London or Dubai?

    There are no admissions restrictions in terms of geographic location. However, as the majority of the Executive MBA programme is delivered in London or Dubai, you must think carefully about how you can combine the travel requirements with your full-time employment. Approximately 25% of Executive MBA students live outside the UK and the UAE, and commute to London and/or Dubai for classes. While students often find commuting demanding, the benefits from the programme far outweigh the inconvenience of the travel.

    Watch our video: Commuting to London Business School


    Can I swap between the London and Dubai streams of the Executive MBA programme?

    You must apply and commit to only one stream of the programme. This decision will determine the primary location(s) of your core coursework. After you have completed the core, you are free to take electives from the Schools elective portfolios, thereby customising your experience on the programme.


    What is the typical Executive MBA student like?

    Executive MBA students represent a wide range of nationalities and work backgrounds. What they share is that they are exceptional, experienced people who can both contribute to and benefit from the programme.
    Download the class directory

    Here is the profile of a typical Executive MBA class*:


    Executive MBA (London)

      Typical class size 75
    Average work experience 10 years
    Range of work experience 5-21 years
    Women 23%
    Nationalities represented 30


    Executive MBA (Dubai)

    Typical class size 60
    Average work experience 10 years
    Range of work experience 5-24 years
    Women 12%
    Nationalities represented 27

    *These figures are a three year average and represent a typical EMBA class. Please note that admission decisions are taken in accordance with best equal opportunities.


  • Programme details

    How is the curriculum structured for the Executive MBA?

    The Executive MBA is a five-term, 20-month programme. Students on both the London and Dubai streams will come together in London to start the Executive MBA experience. You will join together to undertake a total of three modules in London - at the start and end of the programme. All three shared modules are residential and provide the ideal environment in which to build valuable networks with an extended group of diverse peers.

    The Executive MBA programme begins with Orientation, a London-based residential week dedicated to understanding the principles of general management and leadership. Following Orientation week, the two Executive MBA streams continue the core course curriculum in either London or Dubai. You study the majority of the core courses in your primary study location. In London, core courses are taught on consecutive Fridays and Saturdays of alternate weeks. In Dubai, core courses are taught in a four or five-day block each month.

    During the second academic year, you take between six and eight elective courses. Schedules differ for each student depending on which electives they choose. Students embark on a compulsory week-long International Assignment and may choose a second as an elective option. You can also elect to undertake an in-company project as part of your elective credits.

    The Executive MBA concludes with the London and Dubai streams coming together for two residential modules. Theses core modules are designed to consolidate your learning through multi-disciplinary group simulation and feedback to help you prepare for your career transitions ahead.


    There are also optional workshops offered throughout the programme, designed to develop your interpersonal skills, and cover topics such as presenting, negotiating, handling conflict and business writing.


    What are the study groups? How are they put together?

    Study groups consist of about five or six people who work together for core course work during the first three terms. When putting the study groups together, we look for a balance of educational background, work background, gender and nationality. We also consider a number of personality profiling tools, to create diverse groups and challenging and collaborative learning environments.


    Can I waive core courses if I have already studied a particular subject?

    If you hold professional accounting qualifications, or if you have a Masters degree in economics, you may request to opt out of the Accounting or Economics core courses. However, the experience that each student brings to the classroom is a vital part of the learning achieved on the programme, and therefore attendance through every core course is encouraged. Waivers are judged on a case-by-case basis.


    How do the electives fit in the programme structure?

    Elective courses offer you the opportunity to concentrate on areas of special interest and to explore new subjects. Studied in the last two terms, Executive MBA students complete between six and eight elective courses, each taught over 30 classroom hours.


    Where do I take my electives?

    The broadest choice of electives is available in London, with a selection of the most popular courses offered in Dubai. A limited number of elective opportunities are also available in New York and Hong Kong through our partnership agreement with Columbia and HKU business schools.


    What format are the electives offered in?

    London Business School electives may be offered in the following formats*:


    Modular format


    • Over a single ten week term
    • Alternating weeks
    • Fridays or Saturdays

    Block week format


    • Typically Monday or Friday
    • Blocks of five working days
    • Taught outside term dates

    Term class format


    • Three-hour class
    • Morning, afternoon, evening
    • Once a week over 10 weeks

    *Please note that not all electives are offered in all formats.


    How much time do I need to allocate to each elective?

    Time spent in preparation outside of class will vary according to the course chosen and your background in the subject matter. On average, you can expect to spend approximately 4-5 hours in preparation outside of class for each course undertaken.


    What is the purpose of the International Assignment and where do they take place?

    International assignments offer the opportunity to test and apply skills in a country and culture outside of your immediate experience, and enhance your cross-cultural experience and understanding. Students must complete one international assignment as part of the Executive MBA and may choose a second as an elective course.

    Assignments are currently offered in Argentina, China, India, the Russian Federation and South Africa.


    What is the in-company project?

    You may elect to undertake an in-company project as part of your elective credits. The project focuses on a business issue of particular relevance to you and/or your organisation. Supervised by a faculty member, you integrate theory and practice, and apply the knowledge and tools introduced on the programme to real business challenges. It is your opportunity to provide a substantial and tangible benefit to your organisation as you apply the latest trends and research in management thinking.


    When does the programme start?

    To offer you as much flexibility as possible, the programme has two start dates; January and September. Students follow the same curriculum and have the same choice of International Assignment destinations.

    London stream: class timetable (September intake)
    Dubai stream: class timetable (September intake)

    London stream: class timetable (January intake)  
    Dubai stream: class timetable (January intake) 


    How many days will I need to take out of the office to complete the Executive MBA?

    Your choice of study location and elective options will dictate your schedule and therefore the number of days you are required to take out of the office. However, in the first three terms, when studying the core courses and the international assignment, your schedule is set.  Executive MBA (London) students will need to attend London Business School for approximately 51 days, 28 days of which are weekdays. Executive MBA (Dubai) students will be required to attend classes in Dubai and London for approximately 58 days, 35 days of which are weekdays. Please note that this does not include any travel time you may need to attend the programme.

    In the last two terms, you undertake electives and your schedule will vary depending upon which courses you choose and in which format these courses are offered.


    How much time will I need to spend studying outside the classroom?

    The time spent studying outside the classroom varies from student to student. However, most students estimate they spend an average of 20 hours studying each week in addition to time spent in class. You will get more out of the programme the more you put in, so the more time committed outside classroom hours leads to greater gains in learning outcomes.


    How is the programme assessed?

    Each core course and elective is assessed using appropriate assessment instruments, which can include individual and group assignments, exercises, projects, class participation and examinations.


    Where do I stay when I'm attending classes?

    You will be provided with accommodation facilities for the three compulsary residential modules in London, and for the International Assignment. For the residential modules, both streams will join together to facilitate group discussions. You are required to arrange your own accommodation during elective blocks in the last two terms.


    Is it possible to do the Executive MBA while living outside the UK?

    Yes. Approximately 25% of Executive MBA students live outside the UK and commute to London for classes. While they often find commuting demanding, they realise the benefits from the programme far outweigh the inconvenience of the travel.

    Watch our video: Commuting to London Business School

  • Employer support

    How can I convince my employer to support me through an Executive MBA?

    The Executive MBA provides immediate benefits to sponsoring organisations. Students can immediately apply the theory learned in the classroom to their job and are able to tailor elective aspects of the programme to the specific knowledge requirements of their business.

    Sponsoring organisations also become part of the wide and diverse London Business School network and can attend an annual Employers' Event.


    Do I need to be financially sponsored by my employer to undertake the programme?

    You must be sponsored by your organisation in terms of time, but you are not required to secure financial support. However, many organisations recognise sponsorship as an important investment in their human capital, and so many Executive MBA students are also financially sponsored - fully or partially. Students who are funded often sign an agreement to stay with their company for a stated length of time after completion of the programme.


    Find out more about Sponsorship funding schemes

    Find out more about creating a business case for company sponsorship (PDF document, 489kb)
  • Admissions

    What level of work experience do I need to have?

    You need to be able to demonstrate experience in the management of projects, budgets, processes or people over a sustained period. Students typically have between five and 22 years of managerial experience.


    Does my work experience need to be as a manager?

    Generally, EMBA students have managerial experience in at least one of four areas - people management, project management, process management or budget management. Not everyone leads large teams of people, but they usually manage in one of these key areas. You are required to be in this kind of role so that you can directly apply your classroom learning to your job. This is one of the key benefits of the programme.


    Find out more about the admission requirements

    Should I hold an undergraduate degree?

    Executive MBA students normally have an undergraduate degree from a recognised university. However, we do accept one or two exceptional non-graduates each year. We would expect such candidates to have alternative professional qualifications and/or outstanding work experience. We would also look at the GMAT more closely as an indicator of academic ability.


    Find out more on the GMAT website

    What is the minimum GMAT score required?

    There is no minimum score requirement. The GMAT is just one of several pieces of information used by the School to assess a candidate's suitability, and just as a high score does not guarantee admission, a lower score does not eliminate a candidate.  In making an admissions decision, we consider all aspects of a candidate's background, knowledge and experience as demonstrated throughout the application process.

    If you are concerned about your test score, please contact a member of the admissions team at emba@london.edu or telephone +44 (0)20 7000 7514 (UK) or +971 440 193 01 (Dubai).


    What is the school's code to submit a GMAT score?

    Our GMAT reporting codes are Z11-J7-23 for London and Z11-J7-36 for Dubai.


    Do I need to take TOEFL/IELTS?

    All applicants whose native language is not English must take the TOEFL or IELTS, unless they have received a degree from an institution where English was the language of instruction, or have lived or worked in an English-speaking environment for a minimum of two years.


    Can I apply for more than one programme at the School?

    You cannot apply to more than one Masters programme at London Business School or our partner Schools at the same time, or in the same academic year. You cannot re-apply to the same programme within the same academic year.

  • Application process

    When should I apply?
    We operate a rolling admissions process, which means the sooner you apply, the sooner you receive a decision. In most cases, you will receive a final decision within eight weeks of submitting your completed application.


    Find out more about application deadlines on the applying section


    How much is the application fee?
    The application fee is £160. You can pay the fee online as part of the online application or by downloading the Application Fee Payment Form.


    Can I waive the application fee?
    For graduates of the University of London colleges, Columbia Business School and Hong Kong University, the application fee will be waivered. This must be requested when you apply, and you must provide a copy of your college transcript.

    Candidates recommended by London Business School alumni may also be exempt from the application fee. Alumni wishing to recommend a candidate should email emba@london.edu stating their relationship with the candidate and their reasons for the recommendation. Recommendations must be received before the application is submitted.


    Who should my references be from?
    One should be from your immediate line manager. The other should come from someone who can comment directly on your academic or managerial abilities.


    Academic transcripts
    Candidates are required to submit academic transcripts from their undergraduate or graduate educational institutions. If the original transcripts are not in English, you must also provide certified translated copies.


    How do I apply?
    Our preferred format for receiving applications is via our online system athttp://interact.london.edu/. If you need to make a paper application, please call +44 (0)20 7000 7514 or email emba@london.edu

    Find out more about applying


    Once an application is submitted, what happens?
    We operate a rolling admissions process, so the earlier you apply the earlier you receive a decision. We review applications within two weeks of receiving them. If you are successful, you will be invited to interview. Interviews are conducted by Executive MBA alumni and/or senior Admissions staff. You will receive a final decision within six to eight weeks of submitting a complete application.


    What happens if my application is not successful?
    If your application is not successful, please review the admissions criteria against your application and ensure that your experience and objectives are aligned with the admissions criteria. Remember that competition for

    places is high, and consequently we are not able to offer places to a number of entirely suitable candidates.


    Will I need a visa to study in the UK?
    Please see visa requirements for more information.

  • Fees and financing

    What are the tuition fees for the programme?
    Executive MBA tuition fees for the programmes commencing September 2012 will differ depending on the choice of primary study location.

    The programme fee for the Executive MBA (London) class is £64,500.

    The programme fee for the Executive MBA (Dubai) class is $100,200.


    Find out more in the fees and financing section. 


    What do the fees include?
    Fees include tuition, course materials, essential core course textbooks, and hotel accommodation for the compulsory international assignment and the three core modules studied in London.


    Does London Business School offer a loan for undertaking the programme?
    There is a selection of loan schemes available to successful applicants to the Executive MBA in London and Dubai, including:


    Does London Business School offer any scholarships for the Executive MBA?
    Each year we offer a number of scholarship for self-sponsored applicants. The scholarships cover varying proportions of the total tuition fees and include:


    • Executive MBA Scholarships for Women

    • The Executive MBA Middle East Scholarship

    • The London Business School Dubai Scholarship

    • MBA26 Term Scholarship

    • London Business School EMBA (London) Scholarship

    • Celia Atkin Avent Award for British Women

    • MBA26 Term Scholarship 


    Candidates must apply for the programme first and, if offered a place, apply for the scholarships.


    Find out more on scholarships available in the fees and financing section


    Are there other recommended sources of funding?

    Other funding options include:


    • the Association of MBAs loan scheme, administered by NatWest Bank (UK residents) 
    • Career Development Loans (available to all EU Nationals)


    For further information, see the fees and financing section

  • Finding out more

    How do I find out more about the programme?

    Once you have explored the EMBA web pages and reviewed the brochure, one of the best ways to learn more about the Executive MBA is to attend one of our information sessions. London Business School holds regular information sessions on campus and around the globe.

    Reserve a place at an information event now

    To give you a real taste of the learning experience, we can arrange for you to sit in on an Executive MBA core course lecture either in London or Dubai. 

    For further details, contact the EMBA team


    Any other questions? Email us at emba@london.edu

    How can I find out more about the Executive MBA if I'm not based in the UK?

    If you are not able to attend an on-campus event in London, or one of our information sessions held in Dubai and around the region, there are several alternatives that allow you to meet and speak with London Business School representatives.


    You can attend one of our overseas information events. For a listing of the cities we visit, and to reserve a place at an event, see the information events page.


    We can have a telephone conversation with you. Depending on your location, you can either call our London campus on +44 (0)20 7000 7514, or our Dubai centre on +971 440 193 01. Either call us at a convenient time, or email us at emba@london.edu with the number you would like us to call you on. We will be in touch to answer your questions about the programme and London Business School.


    If you would like to speak directly with students or alumni, send your CV to emba@london.edu so that we can match you with a suitable contact.


    You can email us at emba@london.edu with any questions about the Executive MBA programme or London Business School.

  • The Masters in Finance (MiF) and other programmes FAQs

    Should I apply for the Masters in Finance or an MBA?

    The Masters in Finance gives you a thorough and focused training in finance. Choose the Masters in Finance if you're interested in:


    • advancing your career in finance
    • changing your role within the finance area
    • deepening your existing financial knowledge.

    The MBA gives you a thorough training in general management. Choose the MBA if you're interested in:


    • building a career in general management
    • studying specialist subjects like organisational behaviour, operations management and marketing
    • studying finance as a part of a broader degree.

    Can I take a PhD in Finance after the Masters in Finance?

    We do not recommend the MiF for people interested in taking PhDs in finance or looking at a career in academic research. The MiF is applied and practical, aimed at finance practitioners.


    Can I apply to more than one degree programme at London Business School?

    We can only process one application for one programme per candidate at any one time.

    If you apply for two programmes you will be asked which one you prefer.  preferred application will proceed and your second choice will be placed on hold. If your preferred application is unsuccessful, your second choice application will be reactivated.

    If you are shortlisted for interview the interviewer will be happy to discuss your programme choices.

  • Curriculum

    Do I have to take a concentration?

    No, you can do a general Masters in Finance and tailor the programme to your interests and goals through selecting electives of your choice.  Concentrations allow you to focus your academic and practical learning in a specific area, helping you to progress as a specialist in that area.


    Are the London Finance Experiences and London Finance Talks available to everyone?

    Yes, the London Finance Experiences and Talks are designed for everyone to gain practical knowledge and experience from companies in London that you otherwise may not have exposure too, so that you can understand real life issues facing companies and how they deal with those issues.


    Who can do the extra fourth term?

    This is open to students studying on the full-time format only, however part-time students can still apply to do an international exchange in the first term of their second year.


    What can I do in the fourth term? (full-time format only)

    Option 1: International Exchange
    We are currently finalising the schools which will be taking part and will inform you once these contracts have been agreed. Please note these schools will be located in the Asia-Pacific region. You will be able to do the exchange in Term 4 and take up to three electives at the institution.

    Option 2: Project
    You will be able to complete a project (ideally company sponsored) in Term 4. You will start this project at the end of your summer term (Term 3) and complete it in the additional term (Autumn Term 4)

    Option 3: Additional Electives
    You can take additional electives - up to a maximum of 10 in total across your programme. 

    Option 4: Internship

    You will be able to use the additional term to take an internship across the summer break, if you have secured one.


    When do I have to decide on whether I want to do the fourth term?

    We will ask for an initial indication of your intention to extend in December and will ask for commitment by February.


    Can I still do a project if not taking the fourth term?

    Yes, you will still be able to do the project if completing the programme in 10 months. You will start the project at the end of Term 1 and hand it in during the summer term (Term 3).


  • Admissions and eligibility

    Why don't you consider new graduates for the Masters in Finance - even those with excellent degrees?

    We don't normally consider applicants with fewer than two years' relevant work experience. This is because:


    • you will get a great deal more out of the programme if you come to London Business School with prior relevant work experience
    • candidates with past experience in finance enrich the programme for other participants.

    What counts as relevant experience?

    Work experience should be in finance or a closely related field (such as corporate law, finance journalism or IT in a financial institution). Applicants working in IT will need to show significant exposure to finance-related products.


    What weighting do you place on the various different selection criteria?

    We look carefully at your:


    • academic record
    • work experience and track record
    • application form and personal statement
    • references
    • GMAT score
    • interview performance.

    The programme admissions committee makes a careful, balanced judgement based on all these criteria, both on absolute grounds and also relative to the other candidates being considered.


    Are all applicants invited for interview?

    No. Your application is very important, and only the best applicants will be invited for interview. No one is offered a place without a personal interview.


    Can I speak to MiF alumni or current participants during the application process?

    Yes. If you are shortlisted for a place on the programme, we can arrange for you to talk to one of our alumni and hear about their experiences of the programme.
    If you are offered a place on the MiF, we will be happy to put you in contact with alumni and current participants.

  • Academic issues

    Are there any exemptions from any parts of the degree?

    Part-time students who are qualified accountants or who take and pass our test can ask for exemption from some early sessions of the Financial Accounting and Analysis core course. However, we recommend that everyone attend even these early sessions.


    What are the IT requirements?

    You must have access to a suitable personal computer, and already be familiar with Excel or a similar spreadsheet package.


  • Placement and careers

    What kind of careers does the programme prepare people for?

    The programme prepares you for a financial career in any professional organisation. It's of particular relevance to those working in:


    • investment banking
    • retail and commercial banking
    • investment management, security analysis, broking
    • capital markets, trading and risk management
    • venture capital or private equity
    • hedge funds
    • the finance function, controller's department or treasury operations of industrial, commercial, and service organisations
    • corporate finance and corporate restructuring
    • corporate planning and consultancy
    • finance in public-sector and not-for-profit organisations.

    Do top companies recruit from London Business School?

    Yes. Many prestigious financial organisations give presentations at the School and hire graduates from the MBA and Masters in Finance programmes.


    Will I get work authorisation so that I can work in the UK when I graduate?

    For more details on working in the UK, see the UK Border & Immigration website.


    What about getting a job in my own country?

    London Business School's reputation will help you find a job in any country in the world. You will be able to make use of the School's global network of over 34,000 alumni wherever you seek work. Many of the organisations that recruit for Europe will also have operations in other countries too.

  • Funding

    Are most participants sponsored by their employers?

    Most students on the programme are self-financing, but about 25% are sponsored by their employers. Many companies recognise the benefits of an employee attending the programme. For example, for their project many Masters in Finance participants carry out research and analysis into a particular area of interest to their sponsoring company.

    See our Fees and Financing page for information on creating a business case for company sponsorship.


    Can I earn anything during the programme?

    Not as a student on the full-time format - you will be too busy. If you are fully sponsored by your employer they will continue to pay your salary during the course. If you choose the weekend format, you can remain in your job and continue to receive your normal salary.


    Visas

    Please see visa requirements for more information.


    Policy on unsuccessful application

    We aim to treat all applications to our programmes fairly and equally, in accordance with our published application policies and procedures. Competition for places on our programmes is very intense and the quality of the applicant pool is extremely high. Consequently, we are not able to offer places to a large number of qualified candidates.


    Feedback

    In the great majority of cases we are unable to give individual detailed feedback as the decision is the result of the high degree of competition.

    Our initial review of each application checks that the candidate has met our basic admissions criteria. All candidates are reviewed.

    In some exceptional cases we actively encourage applicants to improve their application and reapply with some feedback on how to enhance their competitiveness as a candidate.


    I have previously applied unsuccessfully. Can I reapply?

    If there is new information that adds significant weight to your reapplication, the Admissions Committee will consider this.  Examples include an increased level of responsibilities, a new role, a new qualification or a substantially improved GMAT or English test score.  If there is no new information, no purpose can be served by reapplying.

    We will need a formal request (by letter or e-mail) for us to reconsider your application. This should also detail the new information that you wish the Admissions Committee to consider.

    If after a reject decision you reapply for entry more than one year after your original application, then a new application will be required.


    Appeal against an admissions decision

    Appeals will only be considered against an admissions decision on the following grounds:


    • There is substantive evidence of bias or prejudice against the applicant.
    • There is substantive evidence that the Admissions Committee have departed from published policies and procedures.

    In the first instance appeals should be made in writing to the admissions team. The admissions team will acknowledge the appeal within 5 working days and respond fully within 20 working days.

    If, following this step, the applicant is dissatisfied with the outcome they may petition the Executive Director of the Programme to review their case. This decision will be final.

  • The London Business School Sloan MSC

    What is the Sloan MSc?

    The Sloan MSc has been designed to prepare experienced senior managers moving into positions of leadership in their companies or future organisations for the challenges ahead. It is an 12-month, full-time degree programme leading to an MSc in Leadership and Strategy. The curriculum mixes core skills with a choice of electives. It includes an international assignment and an individual project.

    The programme is offered by only three world-class business schools: Stanford, London Business School and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where the programme has merged with the Management of Technology programme to become the MIT Sloan Fellows Program in Innovation and Global Leadership.

    The Sloan MSc programme began at the MIT in 1931. It was the idea of Alfred P Sloan Jnr, Chairman of General Motors, who believed that the best kind of leader was one who had a cross-functional understanding of management, and that this understanding was best acquired after some years' experience in organisations.


    Should I apply to the Sloan MSc or the full-time MBA?

    The full-time MBA is a general management degree aimed at people who are at a relatively early stage in their career. The Sloan MSc focuses on leadership and strategy and has been designed for those who have significant management and strategic experience and would like to study with a group of peers with similar depth and breadth of experience. The programme awards an MSc degree.


    What is a typical Sloan Fellow like?

    Sloan Fellows have experience of working at strategic levels and, typically, they have more than 12 years management experience. The diversity of their backgrounds means there is no such thing as a typical Sloan Fellow.

    Take a look at our Class Profiles page for more information 

    Sloan MSc 2014 class profiles (PDF document, 781kb)

  • Programme details

    (Visit the Programme Content page for more information)


    How is the Sloan MSc curriculum structured?

    The Sloan MSc is a full-time 12-month programme run over three academic terms. The curriculum is a four-part programme model with a dual focus on personal development and the organisation within the global business environment. Themes of strategy, leadership and change, and globalisation underpin the programme content.


    The four-part programme model:


    • core knowledge - core courses
    • key skills - personal and professional effectiveness workshops
    • special interest - electives and individual project
    • personal planning and development - cross-disciplinary courses.

    When does the programme start?

    The Sloan MSc starts once a year in January. We recommend candidates apply early to ensure they allow enough time to make arrangements before commencing the programme.


    What is the purpose of the core courses?

    Sloan core classes balance the theoretical elements that underpin the behaviour of individuals, firms, markets and economies, and many applied and practical aspects of the various business disciplines. They are designed to give you an update on key aspects of business and equip you with the crucial knowledge that all leaders must possess.


    What are the study groups? How are they put together?

    You will be assigned to a group of approximately six people at the beginning of the programme for core course study. The study groups are put together based on a series of psychometric tests undertaken by students as part of pre-programme. We also aim to make each group as diverse as possible in terms of nationality, and educational and professional backgrounds to ensure the learning experience is as enriched as possible.


    How do the electives fit in the programme structure?

    Sloan Fellows take elective courses during the second and third terms of the programme. Students are required to complete four electives but may take up to eight. Electives are chosen from the School's wide-ranging portfolio of over 70 courses.


    Apart from core and elective courses, what else does the programme include?

    At the end of the first term, Sloan Fellows go on an international assignment to study a particular regional economy and the factors that contribute to its development and success. Students visit a number of different companies, both national and multinational; meet with local business leaders; and are briefed by government representatives and resident academics.

    In the third term, Sloan Fellows complete an individual project, carried out with a company. Students present their findings to their chosen company and are required to submit a thesis as part of their assessment.

    The programme also includes a number of skills workshops as part of Sloan personal planning and development, which you can tailor to your individual needs.


    How is the programme assessed?

    Each course on the Sloan MSc is assessed using some or all of the following tools: individual projects/essays/reports, examinations, class participation, group assignments/reports and class presentations.


  • Admissions

    (Visit the How to Apply page for more information)


    What level of work experience do I need to have?


    Successful Sloan applicants are executives, professionals and entrepreneurs who can demonstrate significant levels of achievement in their career and experience of decision making at strategic levels. Sloan Fellows typically have a minimum of 12 years managerial experience.


    Should I hold an undergraduate degree?


    It is very unusual for Sloan Fellows not to have an undergraduate degree, although we do occasionally offer places to people with an exceptional career history and a high GMAT score.


    Is GMAT/GRE compulsory?


    Tests are used as part of multiple criteria to assess an applicant since they provide useful information about quantitative and verbal reasoning abilities. They also offer a useful benchmark to judge applicants across degree subject, academic institution and nationality.

    London Business School Sloan GMAT reporting code: Z11-J7-18.

    Candidates may submit their applications pre-GMAT as part of the fast-track process (application form, essays, 1 reference).
      

    What is the minimum score required?


    We do not set a minimum test score, but pay attention to performance, educational background and skills and responsibilities in your career and current position. A high score does not guarantee admission; equally, a below-average score does not automatically discount your candidacy.


    How do I prepare for tests?


    Make use of the many preparation and study aids. It's important that you prepare early. We recommend practice sessions with a preparation textbook or software, and being rigorous on timing. If the concepts are unfamiliar, you may benefit from a tuition course.
    The Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC) offer a range of tools to help you prepare at http://www.mba.com/


    Timing your test


    Timing is critical. Take advantage of the application fast track option to get a stronger sense of your candidacy, then you have an agreed time to work on tests with the confidence of knowing your place is reserved. Candidates who are not UK/EU nationals should build in time to take the test and complete the process in time to apply for their visas to the UK.

    You can only take the test once in the same month. Forward planning will allow you to retake the test if you're not happy with your score. Every year we welcome students that have retaken their test.

    It is worth at least booking your test, to have a date to work towards. 

    Visit http://www.mba.com/mba/TaketheGMAT to obtain more information about available test centres and dates.

    On the day itself, try to relax, drink plenty of water and let us know how you got on.


    Can I waive the GMAT?


    In exceptional cases, the GMAT or GRE can be waived. We will consider GMAT waivers for candidates whose work experience, professional status or prior degree/training indicates a high level of analytical or quantitative ability.

    Conditions for GMAT waivers include but are not limited to the following:


    • CEOs, CFOs, Managing Directors, Division Heads or individuals who can prove their experience in managing major budgets or investment portfolios
    • Treasurers, Chief Accountants, CFAs or candidates with advanced training in quantitative fields of study.

    We invite candidates who feel they merit a waiver to speak with an admissions officer for more information. Requests for waivers will be considered aftercandidates have submitted their online application. Fast-track candidates should submit their transcripts if they believe they may be suitable for a waiver. The Admissions Committee may require any candidate to take the GMAT or GRE at its own discretion, and may also ask that a candidate complete an alternative test or an online course in order to meet the conditions of admission.


    Do I need to take TOEFL/IELTS?


    You may be required to take TOEFL/IELTS if English is not your first language and you have not worked or studied in an English-speaking environment. This is judged on a case-by-case basis by the admissions team.


    Do I need a visa to study in the UK?


    Please see visa requirements for more information.


    Can I apply for more than one programme at the School?


    You cannot apply to more than one Masters Programme at London Business School or our partner Schools at the same time or in the same academic year. You cannot re-apply to the same programme within the same academic year.


  • Application process

    (Visit the how to apply page for more information)


    When should I apply?


    We operate a rolling admissions process, with applications reviewed in the order in which we receive them. The admissions process usually takes up to eight weeks: the sooner you submit your application, the sooner you will receive your final decision.

    We strongly recommend that you apply as early as possible to provide yourself with plenty of time to finalise arrangements with your organisation and colleagues and, if necessary, to arrange relocation to London with your family.

    Once the class is full, we operate a wait-list system with priority given according to the order in which applications are received. Many wait-listed candidates are successful in securing a place on the programme. We will do everything we can to help you with the application process.

    For further information, contact: sloaninfo@london.edu


    How much is the application fee?


    The application fee is £160 and should be made payable to London Business School. You can pay the fee by downloading the Application Fee Payment Form (download PDF document 57KB) or you can pay online as part of your online application.


    Can I waive the application fee?


    Graduates of fellow University of London colleges, Columbia University and the University of Hong Kong can apply for free. You must request a fee waiver when you apply, and provide a copy of your college transcript.

    Candidates recommended by London Business School alumni may also be exempt from the application fee. Alumni wishing to recommend a candidate should email sloaninfo@london.edu stating their relationship with the candidate and their reasons for the recommendation. Recommendations must be received before the application is submitted.


    Who should my references be from?


    All applicants are required to have two references submitted on their behalf. One referee should be a current or previous manager; the other a colleague, someone else who knows you well at work, or someone else who knows you in a professional capacity.


    Do I need to submit my academic transcripts?


    Candidates are required to submit academic transcripts from their undergraduate and graduate educational institutions. If the original transcripts are not in English, please also provide certified translated copies.

    Transcript request form (PDF document, 19kb)


    How should I submit my application?


    Candidates should apply online and send their supporting documents, including references and academic transcripts, to the Sloan admissions team.
    Before applying, we recommend you read these application instructions:

    Sloan application instructions (PDF document, 31kb)


    Once an application is submitted, what happens?


    You will receive an initial decision on your application within two to three weeks of submission. If successful, you will be invited to attend an interview with senior admissions staff or Sloan MSc alumni. Following this, you should receive a final decision within two to three weeks with a deadline in which the offer must be accepted. The whole process generally takes six to eight weeks.


    What happens if my application is not successful?


    If your application is not successful, please review the admissions criteria against your application and ensure that your experience and objectives are aligned with the admissions criteria. Remember that competition for places is high, and consequently we are not able to offer places to a number of entirely suitable candidates.

    Policy for unsuccessful applicants (PDF document, 49kb)

  • Fees and financing

    Visit the Fees and financing page for more information


    What are the tuition fees for the programme?


    The fees for the Sloan programme starting in January 2015 are £53,700 .


    What do the fees include?


    Fees for the Sloan MSc include:


    • tuition
    • core course textbooks and online reading materials
    • some elective course reading materials

    When do the fees need to be paid?


    All candidates are asked to pay a commitment fee of £5,000 when they accept their offer of a place on the programme. Self-sponsored students are required to pay the remainder in three equal payments at the start of each academic term. Companies sponsoring an employee pay the balance in one payment before the first term starts.


    What other costs should I budget for?


    If you are not based in London, you should budget for living expenses, which will vary according to your circumstances and lifestyle. You will need to budget £28,000-£43,000 for a family and £21,000-£27,000 for a single person if sharing accommodation. There is no accommodation available at London Business School.


    Are there any scholarships for the Sloan MSc?


    Scholarships available to Sloan Fellows include:


    • Sloan Awards
    • Sloan Alumni Gift Scholarship
    • Sloan Women's Scholarship.
    • Sloan MSc Women's Scholarship
    • Read more about Sloan MSc scholarships

    Are there other recommended sources of funding?


    Key loan options include:




    For more information, see Sloan MSc: fees and financing.

  • Finding out more

    I have read the information on the website. How do I find out more about the programme?

    Once you have reviewed the website and the Sloan brochure, we recommend you attend an on-campus information session in London, or visit us at one of the many sessions held by London Business School around the world. Book a place on an information session.


    We are also happy to answer any questions you may have, and/or to arrange a visit to the School. Simply email us at sloaninfo@london.edu


    I cannot attend an information session, as I am not based in the UK. How can I find out more about the Sloan programme?

    It is difficult for some people to attend one of our campus-based information sessions and there are several alternatives for meeting or speaking with London Business School representatives:


    • You could attend a global information session. We organise regular events around the world. To see the cities we visit, and to reserve a place at an event, see our Global information sessions pages.
    • We can have a telephone conversation with you. Either call us at a convenient time on +44 (0)20 7000 7500 or email us at sloaninfo@london.edu with the number you would like us to call you on. 
    • We can put you in touch with current students or alumni. If you would like to speak directly with students or alumni, send your CV to sloaninfo@london.eduso that we can match you with a suitable contact. We are unable to put you in touch without viewing your CV.
    • Any other questions? Email us at sloan@london.edu
  • Who should apply to the Masters in Management?

    The Masters in Management is aimed at recent graduates who have less than one year of full-time postgraduate corporate work experience or less than two years experience in a non-traditional business role, and the motivation and desire to build a strong foundation for a career in business. Students will come from diverse academic and professional backgrounds and we will consider candidates who have broad work experience in non-traditional business roles such as engineering, science and arts.


    I would like to do a PhD. Is this Masters right for me?


    If you are seeking to pursue a PhD and wish to complete a Masters in Management as the next stage in your education, then this is probably not the right programme for you. As this course aims to give students highly relevant and practical skills for the workplace, it is not appropriate for students who wish to engage in further study immediately after graduation. If you have concerns about your suitability for the course then you should contact the Masters in Management Admissions Team and we can discuss your individual situation in more depth.


    Can I pursue the MBA after completing the Masters in Management?


    Students who graduate from the Masters in Management will be able to apply for the MBA so long as they meet the entry requirements. However, they will need to apply for the programme as non-alumni do, and will not be exempt from any coursework that they may have covered on this programme.


    I already have an MBA or other postgraduate degree in business. Can I apply for this programme?


    If you have already pursued an MBA or other postgraduate degree in business, such as a Masters in Management from another business school, we would note advise that you apply for this programme as it will be a repeat of what you have already studied.


    Do I need work experience, or will you accept graduates straight from university?


    As the programme is aimed at recent graduates, most students who enter the programme do so immediately following their undergraduate studies. While work experience is not a requirement, gaining experience in your industry of interest is a good way to gain not only valuable experience that will boost your CV, but also experience that will help you to better understand whether this is the appropriate career path for you. Most students will have completed at least one internship prior to joining the programme, and experience ranges from involvement with family businesses, entrepreneurial ventures, not-for-profits, and finance, consulting, and other corporate organisations.


    What kind of career does the Masters in Management prepare students for?


    Students are typically recruited for pre-experience roles and graduate schemes in industry, banks, consultancies and other large organisations. For mor information, view the MiM2013 Emplyment Report.

  • Programme details

    What is the difference between the Masters in Management, Masters in Finance and MBA programmes?


    The Masters in Management is a one year programme for recent graduates who are looking to embark on a management-oriented career, but who have limited business knowledge and less than two years of full time, relevant work experience. This programme has been designed following extensive consultation with top graduate recruiters, and provides students with the skills and knowledge to perform in all areas of management across a number of core courses in both academic study and professional development.


    The Masters in Finance gives students a thorough and focused training in finance and is aimed at those individuals who have already been working in the finance sector for a minimum of two years and an average of five years, and who wish to advance their careers. Masters in Finance students may take this course in order to deepen their existing financial knowledge or to move into a different role in the finance area. Students have the option to take this course on a full or part-time basis at 10-16 or 22 months, respectively.


    The MBA programme is aimed at more experienced individuals who are looking to take their career to the next level. This programme accepts applications from students with between two and twelve years of work experience, and the average work experience level on this programme is five years. The MBA is a 15 -21 month course which offers students the chance to specialise in their chosen areas in the second year of the course.


    For further information on the Masters in Finance go to www.london.edu/mif/


    For further information on the MBA go to www.london.edu/mba/


    Can I take the course part-time or via distance learning?


    The Masters in Management programme runs full-time for one year, and classes typically run from 08.45-17.00, Monday to Friday. All classes are core, therefore students are required to attend all classes and engage in class discussion. As such, participating in the course via distance learning or on a part-time basis is not possible. Students are based at the Masters in Management student centre, located on our London Business School campus near Regent's Park, and must be in London to attend classes.


  • Admissions and selection criteria

    Am I eligible for admission?


    Please view the eligibility information on the Applying page, or alternatively please submit your CV for review.


    What degree do you require and how do I know if I meet the academic requirement?


    We accept undergraduate degrees in any subject area, with a grade equivalent to a UK First or 2:1 / GPA 3.5 and above. If your university does not use either of these grading systems or you have any concerns as to whether you meet the academic requirement, please email us. Please note that all students on this programme will need to have completed their undergraduate degree prior to the course beginning in September.


    I do not have a degree. Can I still apply?


    All students who enter the Masters in Management are required to have a minimum of a bachelor's degree, or equivalent.


    Do students need to be able to speak English?


    Yes. All students on the programme need to be fluent in English. If their first language is not English, they will need to prove their fluency unless:


    • Their undergraduate degree (minimum two years) was conducted exclusively in English
    • They have lived in an English-speaking country for at least two years.

    Do you accept the GRE?


    We accept both the GMAT and GRE, and you must take one of these tests prior to submitting your applicaiton. For additional information, please visit the Applying page.


    I have taken the GMAT/GRE more than once. Which score do you use?


    We will accept the highest score achieved, although will not combine scores from different tests.


    What is the policy for unsuccessful applications?


    Where programmes are delivered in partnership, partner institutions also contribute to the overall responsibility of ensuring fair admissions practices are adhered to and for operating their own admissions policies and procedures which are subject to approval of the School.

    Due to the nature of the programme, applications to the PhD programme are managed separately to applications to the Masters programmes and therefore may have their own separate process which is outlined in the policy.

    The admissions policy can be viewed here.

    Please note Masters in Management applicants are able to apply only once per academic year.

  • The application process

    Who should I give as my referees?


    We advise submitting one academic and one professional reference. It is crucial that you select referees who you know you well and can provide specific comments on their interactions within either the classroom or the workplace. Title is not as important as relationship. If you do not have a professional referee two academic will suffice, although if you have had work experience the Admissions Committee may question why a recommendation from a past employer has not been received.


    If my transcript is not in English do I need to get it translated?


    If your transcript is not in English you will need to provide a certified translation. A soft copy will be required at the application stage. Those applicants who are made an offer will be required to provide a hardcopy of both the English and original transcripts before the programme start date.


    How do I send in paper documents?


    Only test score reports (e.g.GRE, TOEFL) and transcripts from applicants will be accepted. All other documents that are sent via post will be discarded.


    When should I apply?


    Please view the recommended deadline information provided on the Applying page.

  • Tuition and funding

    How much does the Masters in Management cost?


    The total entry fees for the programme starting September 2014 are £26,600. The fees include the full one year of tuition and course materials (excluding textbooks).


    How does the payment process work? Can I pay in instalments?


    Yes, you will have the option to pay in two instalments before the end of Term 1 - the first instalment deadline is September, the second instalment deadline is December. Or you can pay in full when you start the programme.


    Do you offer any financial aid?


    London Business School has a limited number of scholarships available for Masters in Management students, including London Business School Fund Scholarships. For additional information on financing, please click here.

  • Visas

    Will international students need a visa?


    If you are not a national of the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you require a visa to study in the UK. Applying for a UK visa to study at London Business School is a straightforward process. For more information please visit visa requirements.

  • About the programmes

    What types of people attend Executive Education programmes?


    Our Executive Education programmes attract leaders from a wide range of countries, industries and organisations. Their shared aim is to develop their business capabilities and perform at a higher level.


    What are the benefits of attending an Executive Education programme?


    Each programme is different and each delivers different benefits. You can read the individual benefits page for each course, or see which is the right programme for you using our programme selector


    What can I do in my spare time in London?


    London offers unparalleled cultural and social events and is a wonderful backdrop for your studies, offering:



    • over 200 museums and galleries
    • 5 world-class symphony orchestras
    • 2 opera houses
    • 150 theatres
    • countless bars, clubs and restaurants.
  • Travelling to London Business School

    Which is the best airport to fly to?


    The most convenient airport is London Heathrow.


    How do I get from the Airport to London Business School?


    Heathrow: take the Heathrow Express to Paddington station, then take a taxi or use the Underground.
    Gatwick: take the Gatwick Express to Victoria station, then take a taxi or use the Underground.
    Stansted: take the Stansted Express to Liverpool Street station, then take a taxi or use the Underground.
    City Airport: take a taxi or use the DLR and the underground.


    Can I hire a car to take me to and from the airport?


    Yes, try RadioTaxis.
    For cash black taxis, call: +44 (0)20 7272 0272

    For cash executive cars or people carriers, call: +44 (0)20 7107 0700


    Will London Business School pay for my transport to and from the airport?


    Transfers to and from the airport are the responsibility of the individual.


    Where is the nearest London Underground Station?


    Baker Street Station, on the Bakerloo, Jubilee, Metropolitan, Circle and Hammersmith & City Lines, is a 5-minute walk from London Business School. For further instructions see our maps

  • Programme information

    When do I need to arrive at London Business School and where do I check in?


    You will receive this information in your joining instructions.


    How much free time will I have?


    See the sample timetable for an idea of how the programme will be structured. You will receive more detailed information in your joining instructions.


    Do I have to attend every session?


    To get the most from the programme, we recommend you attend every session. If you have any issues about this, speak to the Programme Director.


    If my programme starts on Sunday evening, do I need to attend?


    Yes, you must attend the opening session. It is an essential introduction to your programme themes and a foundation for the rest of the week.


    When is the Optional Financial Accounting session? (Senior Executive Programme and Emerging Leaders Programme only)


    The Optional Financial Accounting session takes place the Sunday before the programme starts. If you'd like to attend, schedule the extra time in your diary and confirm your travel plans with your Programme Manager.

  • Accommodation

    Where will I be staying?


    Participants on some residential programmes stay on the school campus (see programme pages). If you are not staying at the School, local hotels nearby offer preferential rates.


    What type of accommodation will I have?


    If you are staying at the School, you will stay in an individual study bedroom. All rooms are centrally heated, comfortably furnished and equipped with:


    • full en-suite bathroom facilities
    • a universal shaver point
    • radio alarm
    • satellite TV
    • direct dial telephone
    • free WIFI access 
    • tea/coffee-making facilities
    • a hair dryer.

    Find out more about our on-campus accommodation


    Can I book accommodation so I can arrive before the start of the programme?


    Yes, you can. We'll send you a reservation form in your joining instructions, which you will need to return as soon as possible. You'll receive your joining instructions 4-6 weeks before your programme starts.


    Will I get a reduction in cost if I don't stay on campus?


    Sorry, there's no reduction in the fee if you choose not to use the bedroom provided.

  • Cancellations

    To avoid a cancellation or transfer fee, we must receive your cancellation, in writing, no less than six weeks before the prgramme starts.

    Read our full terms and conditions (PDF document, 231kb)


  • PHD FAQs

    Is there an induction programme at the start of the academic year?


    Some students are expected to attend a four week maths refresher or pre-programme course in September (depending on the subject area). All students will be required to attend a 3-day orientation in October, giving you the chance to meet faculty, your first year supervisor and other PhD students. You'll also receive training and induction in London Business School's facilities and services.

     

    Are there fees for the PhD programme?


    As long as you complete in five years, no fees are payable. A continuation fee may be applied to students who are still registered in the programme in years six and seven.


    Do I need to make contact with faculty members before I submit an application?


    No, you do not need to contact faculty members before you make an application. Decisions on supervisors are only made after the first year in the programme, so you will have plenty of time to get to know faculty. We do encourage you to read the faculty profiles on our website to see if faculty at LBS have research interests relevant to what you wish to do.


    How long does it take to complete the PhD programme?


    Almost all students complete the Programme within five years.


    Is there an induction programme at the start of the academic year?


    You'll attend a 3-day orientation in September, giving you the chance to meet faculty, your first year supervisor and other PhD students. You'll also receive training and induction in London Business School's facilities and services.


    When does the academic year start?


    The academic year starts in October. The year is divided into three terms, lasting 10 weeks each. Some new students may also need to attend a presessional course in September.


    I understand I have to provide teaching assistance and/or research assistance. How much should I expect to do?


    All students must work as teaching or research assistants up to forty days a year. This is seen as a valuable part of your training.


    Can I do the programme on a part-time basis or through distance learning?


    The Programme is run on a full-time basis only and students are expected to live in London.


    Are there fees for the PhD programme?


    As long as you complete in four years, no fees are payable. After that period, there is a nominal continuation fee. In year five, students can apply for a remission of the continuation fee, but if you don't complete the continuation fee will be doubled in years six and seven.


    What is the deadline for applications?


    Your application needs to reach us by 8th January. Make sure you have allowed enough time for your GMAT and/or other scores to be processed. We suggest you take any tests (and request for the results to be sent to us) before 15th December.


    I have done the first two years of my PhD but now need to relocate. Is it possible to transfer to London Business School?


    We do not offer transfers. You may be admitted to the programme from year one and apply for exemption from courses already taken.


    I have a Masters from LSE. Do I still need to submit a GMAT or a GRE score?


    Yes, you must. We expect all applicants to submit a GRE or GMAT score before their application can be considered. Your score is valid for up to five years.
  • General queries

    Why should I hire from London Business School?


    A rigorous selection criteria across the programme portfolio means that, as a recruiter, you can be confident that much of the initial work has already been done for you. 

    Once on a programme our students profit from outstanding teaching and a capital city location renowned for its strong international links and corporate connections. The result is a campus of exceptional diversity and strength, with outstanding talent at all career levels.

    London Business School's alumni community consists of over 36,000 globally-focused professionals. Based in over 130 countries worldwide, our alumni represent an invaluable pool of experienced talent, ranging from recent graduates right through to very senior professionals.


    What LBS degree programmes are relevant to my company and alumni?


    London Business School has over 2,000 students representing more than 170 countries, from a range of professional backgrounds, with differing levels of experience. Given this diversity, it is likely that students from more than one programme will be suitable for your vacancy, and we would encourage you to be open-minded in your recruitment process in order to seek out the best individuals for the perfect organisational fit.

    Take a look at student profiles for each programme here:




    What can I do on campus to promote my company?


    There are a number of opportunities for employers to enhance their company brand on campus:


    • On-campus presentations during recruitment week
    • Attending Careers Fairs
    • Involvement in delivery of career and skills development workshops
    • Participation in club events and other more niche activity
    • Corporate Partnership and sponsorship opportunities.

    Please don't hesitate to contact the appropriate Sector Manager to discuss how we can help you meet your hiring needs through activities like these on campus.


    What are student clubs?


    Our student clubs are at the heart of our community, providing your organisation with a selection of unique networking and education opportunities.
    Professional clubs help to develop students with common career interests, and regional clubs are focused on opportunities for students in particular geographies.
    View a list of our student clubs.


    Can my company participate in educational events via the student clubs?


    Yes, we really encourage companies from across all sectors to get involved in further professional development of our students.

    Please note however that involvement with clubs should be limited to career or technical interview skills development. Direct recruitment (e.g. informing students of specific jobs, interviewing of candidates etc.) should be managed through Career Services.


    Can my company come onto campus to meet students one-to-one?


    Yes, Career Services offers firms opportunities to hold informal events to meet students for discussions.

    To arrange these events then please don't hesitate to contact the appropriate Sector Manager.

    Please refer to our full recruitment calendar for scheduled events for this year.


    When can I begin to recruit for full-time roles?


    Permanent recruitment presentations start in September - for specific dates please refer to our full recruitment calendar.


    When can I begin to recruit for internships?


    Internship recruitment presentations start in January - for specific dates please refer to our full recruitment calendar.


    How long does an offer need to be open?


    Permanent offers need to be kept open until a fixed date or 4 weeks after the offer is made - whichever is later.

    Internship offers need to be kept open until a fixed date or 3 weeks after the offer is made - whichever is later. 

    These offer dates vary each year so please refer to our full recruitment calendar.


    Are there any charges associated with recruiting from London Business School?


    Hiring talent from London Business School is free of charge, including the majority of our recruiting services. We do however charge for some additional services tailored to your specific needs if you require.

    It is often possible to package additional charged services together to maximise your hiring potential.

    Please don't hesitate to contact the appropriate Sector Manager to discuss how we can help you build your brand on campus.


    What is Career Central?


    Career Central is our online recruitment system giving you access to 1,700+ London Business School students around the world. Career Central provides much more than just basic job posting and CV search functions - register today for:



    • Greater flexibility - generate and save your own CV books in PDF or EXCEL format, organise interviews and presentations according to your team's schedule.
    • Higher visibility - review your job postings, track applications and monitor presentation sign-up information.
    • More exposure - market your brand to students by building a company profile including your logo, website address and company description that students will see on each of your job postings.
  • Online services (Career Central and the Alumni Job Board)

    How do I get or reset my login details to online services?


    You can acquire login details at Career Central.

    Fill in and submit the relevant details - you will receive your log in details within two business days.

    To reset your login details or for additional support, please contact our recruitment support team.


    Where do I get additional support when using online services?


    For additional support please contact our recruitment support team who will be more than happy to assist you in using our online recruitment tools.


    To discuss how we can meet your hiring needs in more general terms, please don't hesitate to contact the appropriate Sector Manager.

  • Searching CVs

    Can I search both student and alumni CVs?


    Employers are able to search both students and alumni CVs on separate systems which need to be logged into separately:



    How do you search students CVs?


    Once you have registered as a recruiter and received your log in details you can then search for CVs:


    • Log into Career Central
    • To search students' CVs, use the 'CV Search' tab at the top of the screen.
    • Search by name or keywords (e.g. 'health', 'engineering') to display a list of all students whose CVs contain those terms.

    For more information and step-by-step visuals, you may like to view our helpful screencast.


    How does alumni CV search work?


    Fill in and submit the relevant details - you will receive your log in details within two business days.

    To reset your login details or for additional support, please contact our recruitment support team.
    Once you have registered as a recruiter and received your log in details you can then search for CVs:


    • Log into the Alumni Job Board and CV Database   
    • To search students' CVs, use the 'CV Search' tab at the top of the screen.
    • Search by either name or keywords (e.g. 'health', 'engineering') to display a list of all alumni whose CVs contain those terms.

    For more information and step-by-step visuals, you may like to view our helpful screencast.

  • Posting a job

    How do I post a job online on Career Central (for current students)?


    Once you have registered as a recruiter and received your login details, you can then post suitable roles to our student community.

    Firstly, you need to decide whether you will be interviewing for this role on campus or not.

    If the answer is no - select the 'post jobs and interview off campus' tab. Then,



    • Click 'Post jobs + Interview off campus' on the top menu
    • Click  'Add New'
    • Fill in the form and press Submit
    • The Career Services team will be notified of your request and if appropriate approve your job posting (which will make it viewable to candidates).

    If the answer is yes - select the 'post jobs and interview on campus' tab. Then:



    • Click 'Post jobs + Interview on campus' on the top menu
    • Scroll down and click 'Request a Schedule'
    • Fill in the form with as much information as is known at the time of posting the job (approx. date of interview, approx. length of interview etc…)
    • The  Career Services team will then be notified of your request and assign your interviews with a schedule date
    • You will be notified when your request has been approved
    • One notified, click on  'Attach Position'  (aka 'post your job') under 'Options'
    • Please select 'Copy/Create A New Position'
    • After filling in the form press 'Save & Finish'                        
    • Your whole schedule (date + job) will then be approved by a member of the Career Services team.

    For more information and step-by-step visuals, you may like to view our helpful screencast.


    How do you search alumni CVs?


    Once you have registered as a recruiter and received your login details, you can then post jobs:



    • Log in the Alumni Job Board and CV Database
    • Create a job posting by clicking on the 'Create a new job' link
    • Import position descriptions and screening criteria from previously posted jobs by using the 'Copy Existing' dropdown menu.
    • Submit position using the 'Submit' button, or select 'Save and finish later'.

    For more information and step-by-step visuals, you may like to view our helpful screencast.

  • Interviews

    How can I use Career Central to schedule interviews?


    Our helpful screencast includes instructions on how to use Career Central to schedule interviews.


    Can I use my own system to schedule interviews?


    Career Central is a valuable tool our students are familiar with; however, it is possible for you to use your own system for scheduling students.


    Can my company host interviews off campus?


    It is possible to host interviews off-campus. Please discuss proposed dates for interview with the appropriate Sector Manager in order to avoid conflicts with other scheduled interviews.


    What is included in on campus interviews?


    Companies interviewing on campus will have a room assigned by Career Services staff (including a hospitality room). Refreshments are provided and lunches available upon request.


    How much does it cost to interview on campus?


    Please contact our recruitment events team for a breakdown of interview pricing. recruitmentevents@london.edu or 020 7000 7409.

  • Presenting to students

    How can I organise a company presentation on campus?


    Campus presentations involve one or several speakers from a company presenting to a room of students for up to 45 minutes, followed by a catered networking event. It is important to bring enough staff to present to and talk with students.

    If you wish to present or interview our students, please don't hesitate to contact the appropriate Sector Manager.

    If you wish to recruit from the Masters in Management (MiM) programme (pre-experienced level with 0-1 years' experience), contact Daniel Lay dlay@london.edu or call +44 (0)20 7000 7439.

    What is the standard presentation format?


    Campus presentations involve one or several speakers from a company presenting to a room of students for up to 45 minutes, followed by a catered networking event. It is important to bring enough staff to present to and talk with students.


    What times can I present to students?


    Permanent recruitment presentations start in September and internship recruitment presentations start in January. For specific dates please refer to our full recruitment calendar.

    Presentations are typically held:

    Monday - Friday: 11:15 - 12:45
    Thursday: 18:45
    Friday: 15:45


    How many students will attend my presentation?


    Attendees vary dependent on the firm. In the past we have hosted presentations for 25 to 150 students.


    Can we do presentations off campus?


    Of course, it is possible, however holding your presentation off-campus may impact on the number of students able to attend.

    Please discuss your proposed dates with the appropriate Sector Manager in order to avoid conflicts with other presentations.

  • Regular recruiting from London Business School

    How can I become a corporate partner?


    London Business School's Corporate Partnership Programme is designed to connect organisations like yours with our world-class business graduates.

    Corporate Partners enjoy a variety of exclusive benefits including:


    • high-level networking at prestigious events 
    • privileged access to our students 
    • access to the rigorous, influential research from our world-class faculty 
    • a raised profile among London Business School's global community

    Find out more about becoming a Corporate Partner.

  • Recruiting global talent - immigration and visa requirements

    What do I need to think about when recruiting non-EU students and alumni from London Business School?


    Recruiting our international talent is much more straight forward than you might expect. More information on visas and immigration.

    If you have any other questions, please don't hesitate to contact our Employer Engagement team.