History of the School
How London Business School became one of the best in the world
London Business School is young compared to its competitors, but it has accomplished a phenomenal amount in its short history.
As well as winning praise for its rigorous and influential academic work, the School is rated as one of the world's top business schools for our degree and non-degree programmes.
Significant events that shaped the School...
June 2008: the EMBA-Global Asia is launched in partnership with Columbia Business School and Hong Kong University
September 2007: the Dubai-London Executive MBA welcomes its first students.
2001: London Business School offers the first EMBA-Global degree in partnership with Columbia Business School.
1993: the first Masters in Finance programme is launched.
1992: The Queen's Award for Export is awarded to the School in recognition of educational services to managers and companies worldwide.
September 1986: London Business School is incorporated by Royal Charter, changing its name from "London Graduate School"
January 1983: the first part-time students, studying the Executive MBA, enter the school.
1970: Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II opens the School's current building.
1968: the Sloan Fellowship MSc programme - the first outside the US - is offered with funding from the Sloan Foundation.
February 1966: the School launches it first executive programme. Later that year, the School launched its full-time MSc degree which was awarded for the first time as the Masters of Business Administration in 1987.
May 1965: the School's first two professors are appointed
November 1964: the first meeting of the School's governing body
April 1964: Dr Arthur Earle becomes the School's first principal