Benefits and career impact
The London Business School Sloan MSc is designed to prepare experienced achievers for the transition into leadership positions.
The rigorous curriculum delivers refreshed skills and an update on key aspects of business and how these can be harnessed to drive and improve organisational performance.
Sloan Fellows take away with them the skills and confidence to make an impact as global leaders, as well as the inspiration to plan and achieve truly satisfying careers.
The Sloan programme enables students to:
- realise their full potential and thrive in top positions
- hone their ability to create and execute value-driving strategies
- define their leadership style for maximum effectiveness
- acquire the knowledge needed to succeed in the boardroom.
London Business School has extensive relationships with industry and commerce. Everyone you meet on campus - including your peer study group - is a rich source of ideas, influence and inspiration.
We actively encourage Sloan students to make the most of the networking opportunities the School has to offer. Throughout the year, numerous events will put you in contact with a wide variety of sectors and a potentially rich portfolio of contacts.
Towards the end of the programme, you will have the opportunity to carry out a substantial research project. This will allow you to explore what you have learnt in a practical, focused way, while at the same time carrying out your own research and making vital contacts for your next career move.
Exploring the importance of careers support at the School, we follow students attending the General Managers Speakers Panel.
Why choose this programme?
Be inspired by some of the world's most influential and powerful people in business and politics, through a range of guest speakers, networking events and Career Services sessions. Benefit from the extensive global network of contacts, friends and future colleagues from the School's alumni database. Each member of the School community is potentially a powerful source of new ideas and opportunities.
The London Business School Sloan programme expands your global networks through the varied curriculum, an international assignment, diverse class and wider School community. Sloan alumni live and work all around the world, maintaining the networks and friendships they developed on campus for the rest of their careers.
Be inspired by London Business School's most highly regarded and experienced faculty. As well as being influential and widely published academics, they are fully engaged with the business world. They are consultants to major institutions, corporations and government agencies, and hold directorships with a range of organisations. Faculty insights feed directly into the curriculum and form the basis of dynamic, interactive discussions. This connection between cutting-edge research, real-life experience and class interaction delivers a powerful learning experience.
You complete the majority of your core classes in four months, enabling you to choose the speed at which you complete your degree. You choose from an extensive elective portfolio, enabling you to focus on specific subject areas in depth, or explore new areas, shaping the programme to meet your personal and professional objectives.
A wealth of shared experience
Sloan Fellows are diverse, successful and highly engaged. They each bring an average of 17 years of managerial experience to the classroom from a variety of industries, and come from more than 20 different countries. Studying alongside executives, professionals and entrepreneurs with such an unrivalled mix of seniority and diversity is an invigorating and inspiring learning experience. The immersion format means that, as a group, you build lasting bonds.
Core courses are tailored specifically for experienced senior managers making the transition into senior leadership positions. Teaching is unified by three key themes that are essential to career impact: strategy, leadership and change, and globalisation. The business skills portfolio maximises your personal and professional effectiveness and ability to lead change.
Space for reflection
The Sloan programme gives you the opportunity to reflect on your career in a structured and disciplined way, and to take stock of your personal leadership aspirations and capabilities. You leave the programme equipped to take on challenging leadership positions across a broad range of industries.
An established programme
London Business School has offered the Sloan programme since it was launched by Professor Charles Handy in 1968. In this time more than 1,000 Sloan Fellows have gone on to thriving leadership careers across the world. Sloan is offered at only two other institutions worldwide - MIT and Stanford - making London Business School the only school to offer the Sloan programme in Europe.
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