"We aim to operate to the highest standards in all we do"
The Dean's message
Our vision is clear - to be the pre-eminent global business school. As someone who has been part of this community for many years, I know that this is not a remote aspiration. Being global and pre-eminent reflects what we do here every day. Our faculty are chosen from the best available and come from 32 countries. They are recognised as authorities in their field by practitioners and by other academics. Our students come from over 130 countries and are of the highest calibre. We know this, because our 34,000-plus alumni are leaders in many fields and because those who leave our degree programmes get jobs which repay - economically and in terms of fulfilment - their time spent at the School.
Being in central London has a huge influence on what we do. It is a city which provides an ideal environment for our focus on pre-eminence and internationalism. This is true not only of the City as a financial centre, but of London as a vibrant community which has long welcomed people from all over the world (my own parents came as refugees), and is now host to many thriving communities.
All this means that those who come to work here or enrol in our programmes can be sure that they are part of a group which provides a range of experience which is both challenging and international and I look forward to welcoming those who join us while I am Dean.
Sir Andrew Likierman
About the Dean
Professor Sir Andrew Likierman is Dean of the London Business School. He is also non-executive Chairman of the National Audit Office and a non-executive Director of Barclays Bank plc.
Andrew was Founding Director of the Executive MBA programme and has been a Professor at the School for many years, lecturing on all the major executive and degree programmes. His research interests have been in the field of the measurement of performance.
In the course of his career, Andrew has run a textile plant in Germany, been Head of the Government Accountancy Service and was a Managing Director of the UK Treasury. His previous non-executive posts have included being Chairman of the Economists' Bookshop Group and of the market research firm MORI. He has also been a non-executive Director of the Bank of England and he is a Past President of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.