We welcome applications from experienced executives, professionals and entrepreneurs who can demonstrate their suitability and fit with the Sloan MSc in Leadership and Strategy.
We operate a rigorous application process to ensure all participants can contribute and benefit fully from the curriculum and experience. Sloan Fellows are successful and ambitious individuals with at least 10 years of managerial experience.
Fast track your application:
Sloan Fellows have many demands on their time. To be reviewed for a preliminary decision for the January 2014 class you will need to submit the application form with your essays and one recommendation. The strongest candidates will be fast tracked in the admissions process.
To start the process of applying you will need to complete an online application form. The form is designed to be completed over several sessions. You can save your work as you go and submit this whenever you are ready.
You will be given full instructions during the online process, but please read the information below before you begin. This will give you a better idea of how the application process works and what additional documentation you will need to provide.
Please contact Linden Selby, Senior Admissions Manager for more information
Applications for the January 2014 intake will open from February 2013. The following are recommended admissions deadlines for January 2014:
|Spring||25 February 2013||General deadline - all candidates|
|Spring||27 May 2013||Candidates who wish to be considered for scholarships should submit their application on this deadline.|
|Summer||24 June 2013||Candidates who wish to be considered for scholarships should submit their application on this deadline.|
|Summer||22 August 2013||Non EEA candidates are strongly recommended to apply for this or earlier deadlines. If you decide to apply later than this date you run the risk of delaying your visa application.|
|Autumn||14 October 2013||General deadline - all candidates|
You can submit your application without your GMAT score and we offer a fast track option to the strongest candidates. We will let you know if you are shortlisted within two weeks of our receiving your application.
- In most cases, you will receive a final decision on your candidacy within six weeks of submitting your completed application.
If you need to apply outside of the published deadlines please, contact the Admissions team with your request.
We operate a waitlist once the class is full, with priority given according to the order in which applications are received. Many waitlisted applicants are successful in getting a place in their chosen intake. If no places become available, there is an automatic transfer of admission to the next intake.
Candidates should have an undergraduate degree or equivalent qualification. Occasionally a strong career trajectory and/or other professional qualifications are also accepted.
London Business School Sloan students generally have more than 12 years post-graduate work experience. You will need to show that you:
- are a strategic decision maker in your functional area
- are accountable for results
- lead mission critical projects
- influence and take a leadership role in managing change.
We place particular emphasis on working in teams. Your contribution is essential to the collaborative learning environment of the programme.
The Sloan programme attracts students from around 20 countries. We select students with an international outlook who can build on existing international exposure.
When you complete your online application form, you will be asked to submit:
- your application essays
- an organisational chart
- a one-page CV/resume
- names and details of two referees.
We also require:
- a transcript of grades from each university you have attended
- your GMAT score (if you have a valid GRE test score please contact the admissions office)
- proof of your English language ability* (TOELF, IELTS or CPE)
- your application fee of £160.
* The English language ability test may be waived for those who have been working in an English speaking environment for a substantial amount of time.
The details below explain how you should send us this information.
Please download and complete the Sloan MSc essay template. There is one personal statement, two essays and an optional statement to complete.
These form an important part of your application, so make sure you spend a significant amount of time on them.
Attach the completed template to the online application form.
Supply a chart which clearly shows your position in your organisation.
Attach your chart to the online application form.
Your CV must be no more than one page in length.
If you have any significant gaps in your employment history, give your reasons on a separate sheet.
Attach your CV to the online application form.
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.
Please direct any reference queries to firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone +44 (0) 20 7000 7000 ext 7512.
After you input your referees' details into the online application form, we will send them an email with login details for the online reference system.
London Business School reserves the right to contact your referees for further information in connection with your application.
Send transcripts of grades from all colleges, universities and professional schools you have attended.
These must include:
- a list of courses completed
- degree class
- class ranking (if available).
If the original transcript is not in English, provide a certified or notarised English translation.
If you do not wish to submit your original transcript, we will accept copies that have been certified by a lawyer or Notary Public.
If you do not have a copy of your transcript, use this transcript request form to request one from your university or school:
(It is not necessary to submit this form to us)
Electronic versions or photocopies of your transcripts are not acceptable. Send original copies to:
Sloan MSc Admissions Office
London Business School Degree Programmes Office
London Business School
London NW1 4SA, UK
The Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) is a requirement for admission to the London Business School Sloan MSc. If you have already taken the GRE and have a valid test score, please contact our Admissions Team with your test information so we can discuss your individual situation in more detail. Otherwise, if you have not yet taken either the GRE or GMAT you should plan to take the GMAT.
The GMAT code number for the Sloan MSc is Z11-J7-18.
If English is not your native language, please arrange to take an English language test and send us your score. Only recognised English tests taken within the last two years are valid.
The following English language tests are acceptable:
The TOEFL institution code is 0898
You do not need to submit your test score if:
- your undergraduate or postgraduate degree was conducted entirely in English or in an English-speaking country (degrees must be two years in length or longer)
- you have lived or worked in an English-speaking country for at least two years since graduating from university.
An English test will support your GMAT verbal and analytical writing score.
The application fee for the Sloan programme is £160. You must pay online after submitting your application. Your application will remain incomplete until we receive the correct fee.
There is no fee for graduates of:
- London Business School
- The University of London
- Columbia University
- The University of Hong Kong.
You will need to produce your transcript as proof of graduation.
Candidates recommended by London Business School alumni may not have to pay the application fee. If an alumnus who knows you well recommends you, they should email (email@example.com) stating how they know you and what they consider would be your main contribution to a class. This should be sent before you submit your application, please include the alumnus details on the application form.
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