Who is the MBA designed for?

The London Business School MBA is an academically rigorous programme designed for those looking to take their career to the next level. Our students come from extraordinarily varied career backgrounds, including finance, consulting, engineering, the media, the military, sport, IT, pharmaceuticals, aerospace, marketing, healthcare and not-for-profit sectors.

Your experience may be with multinational corporations, or in a family business. Maybe you're looking for a rapid promotion in your chosen career, or you're a career changer exploring new industries. You may even want to flex your entrepreneurial muscles and start a new venture. Any scenario might motivate someone to choose to apply for an MBA and everyone's story is different.

The reasons for doing an MBA are many and varied, but whatever your motivation and goals, you should be:

  • experienced
  • intellectually capable
  • determined and ambitious
  • culturally aware
  • someone with leadership potential.

Class profile

The 400+ students in the class of MBA2016 were hand-picked from more than 3000 applications.

Class of MBA2016  
Number of students  411
Average age  29 years 
Age range  23-38 years 
Average work experience  5.5 years 
Work experience range  2-13 years 
Average GMAT score  700
Percentage of female students  36%
Nationalities represented  65


To gain further insights into the backgrounds of our MBA students including nationalities, previous degrees, occupations and industries, you can download our Full-time MBA Graduating class of 2016 class profile.

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