Applying what you study to real-life contexts is a key aspect of learning in the MBA. By learning in the context of the real business world, the programme equips you to meet the day-to-day challenges of becoming an effective global leader.
Watch the Lord Mayor of the City of London speak to current MBA students as part of our London Talks series.
In the classroom
Visiting organisations in London and across the globe as part of your core academic studies allows you to gain a realistic insight into how the world does business.
London and Global Business Experiences
Through the London Business Experiences in your first year, you'll select company visits from a profile of London-based companies including:
- Bank of England
- Chelsea Football Club
- Fight for Peace
- Saatchi and Saatchi
During the second year of the MBA the Global Business Experiences will provide you with the opportunity to gain a global perspective by choosing from a list of destinations.
Destinations for the MBA2013 class include:
- United States
- South Africa
Beyond the classroom
The knowledge you gain on the core courses taught in the classroom is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to your MBA experience.
London Talks Series
Located in the heart of a city recognised as the 'international hub' of business and finance, London Business School provides you with unparalleled access to inspirational and thought-provoking leaders. London Talks provides an early opportunity for students to hear from leading figures, whilst introducing them to the many opportunities and lessons that London provides as a backdrop to their learning.
Some of the speakers that have visited the School include:
- David Cameron, Shadow Prime Minister, UK
- Vittorio Colao, Chief Executive, Vodafone
- John Connolly, Global Chairman, Deloitte
- Ranulph Fiennes, Explorer and Author
- Anshu Jain, Head of Global Markets, Deutsche Bank
- Ravi Kant, Vice Chair, Tata Motors
- George Soros, Investor, Philanthropist and Entrepreneur
- Peter Voser, CEO, Shell
- Tony Wheeler, Co Founder, Lonely Planet
- Jasmine Whitbread, CEO, Save the Children
- Andrew Witty, CEO, GlaxoSmithKline
Please note, speaker titles reflect positions at the time of their London Business School visit.
Student clubs and conferences
Student clubs are at the heart and soul of our community; they cover professional, sporting, social and regional groups and are an excellent way for you to further develop areas of interest. They also offer superb leadership opportunities and are increasingly linked with alumni and global conferences, with over 70 clubs to choose from.
Recent club-related highlights include:
- Entrepreneurial Leadership Series
- Sailing in Thailand
- Los Angeles Media Trek
- MBA Tournament for European Business Schools
Case Study Competition
Many of our MBA students choose to participate in the annual case study competition, working within a group to review a case study which highlights strategic challenges and managerial dilemmas faced by global business leaders.
As well as involving themselves in activities on campus, our students regularly immerse themselves in volunteer projects within the local community. Members of the MBA2012 class recently led a CV writing workshop for 16-19 year olds at a London college in collaboration with Career Academies UK, whilst their classmates are developing a community allotment in Kings Cross through the London Wildlife Trust.
Whilst studying on the MBA programme, Patrick Anderson (MBA2005) helped to develop a youth community centre in London:
"I worked with a non-profit community to develop a business plan for a youth community centre in a London borough. The project provided the opportunity to integrate everything from marketing and finance to organisational dynamics learned in the MBA into a concise business plan and financial model.
Many of the 'softer' courses such as organisational behaviour also really helped me understand the client's needs as well as the internal and external pressures which were affecting the design of the centre and the overall business plan.
The opportunity to put the skills you develop during the programme to work in the context of a real-world consulting project offers a valuable dimension to the MBA."
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