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How to apply

Next start: 1 September 2017 
Next recommended deadline: 1 November 2016


Applications for MiM2018 are now open. You will not need to wait for the recommended deadline to submit your application.

Please review the below guide which contains important information about the admissions calendar, required application documents and what to expect once you’ve applied. Please carefully review all sections prior to submitting your application.

Admissions process and calendar

  • Admissions process

    We operate a rolling admissions process and offers are made throughout the year. Whilst rolling, we have included a number of admissions dates in which you may choose to apply, to aid in your graduate applications timeline.

    Whether you apply on or within these deadlines, the same selection criteria is applied throughout the admissions cycle. We communicate intial review decisions within four weeks of a complete application being submitted and in most cases you will receive a final decision within six to eight weeks. Competition is often intense in the final months and we recommend you apply as early as possible. If you require a visa to study in the UK or wish to be considered for a London Business School scholarship you are strongly encouraged to apply no later than the end of April 2017.

  • Admissions calendar

    The recommended deadlines for the 2017 intake (MiM2018 class) are:

    Recommended deadline Latest Interview Decision Latest Final Decision
    20 September 2016 14 October 2016 02 November 2016
    01 November 2016 25 November 2016 14 December 2016
    10 January 2017 03 February 2017 01 March 2017
    07 March 2017 31 March 2017 26 April 2017
    11 April 2017 05 May 2017 31 May 2017
    30 May 2017 23 June 2017 19 July 2017

    Late applications may be considered but are not guaranteed, and you are advised to apply no later than the 30 May 2017.

  • Admissions Interviews in China and India

    Our Admissions Team will be visiting Shanghai, Beijing, Mumbai and Delhi in early 2017 to conduct candidate interviews. To potentially be interviewed by a member of the Admissions Team in these cities you will need to submit a completed application by the deadlines below.

    Please note you are not required to apply by these deadlines, and your application and interview will be assessed the same regardless of when you apply. Applications that fall outside of these timeframes, from these regions, should refer to the Admissions Calendar.

    Candidates based in Recommended deadline Latest Interview Decision Interview schedule Latest final decision
    29 November 2016 19 December 2016 16 January - 27 January 2017 Mid-February 2017
    Mumbai/ Delhi 17 January 2017 3 February 2017 20 February - 3 March 2017 Mid-March 2017

Required application documents

  • A completed online application form

    The application form is designed to be completed over several sessions. You can save your work as you go and submit the completed form at any time ahead of the final admissions deadline.

  • Application essays

    Application essays are your opportunity to tell us more about yourself and detail your interests, values and goals. We are interested in what motivates you, evidence of leadership and team work, why you are looking to pursue a Masters in Management and what you will bring to the LBS community.

    Essays are a vital part of your application and we recommend that you spend a significant amount of time in their preparation. They must be specific to the current application and personal statements will not be accepted in lieu of the essays.

    Take a look at our admissions blog on tips for submitting strong essays.

  • GMAT (range 600-800) / GRE equivalent score)

    Candidates must take either the GMAT or GRE prior to submitting an application. If you have not received your official score report when submitting your application we do accept the unofficial score report as evidence of your GMAT/GRE.

    Practice the GMAT test with London Business School's GMAT simulator and prepare yourself for the test.

    Our institution codes are:

    GMAT = Z11-J7-40

    GRE = 3805

    We do offer GMAT/GRE waivers to exceptional candidates. For eligibility requirements please check the FAQs.

  • One page CV

    We recommend that you use our CV template however you can submit a CV of your own formatting. Follow the instructions within the online application form to attach the document to your application.

  • Name and details of two referees

    You will be required to submit the names and details of two referees - Preferably one academic and one professional - in the online system. Ensure that you select individuals who know you well and who can provide specific feedback on their interactions with you either inside of the classroom or in the workplace.

  • Proof of English language ability

    If English is not your native language, or if you have not been studying fully in English or living in an English-speaking country for at least two years, please submit your IELTS, TOEFL, Cambridge CPE, CAE or PTE Academic score. Other tests will not be accepted.We do not require a hard copy of your score report at the application stage and will verify your test score during the admissions process. Please make London Business School the score recipient to your test score so we are able to verify your scores electronically.

    Download proving your English language ability (PDF, 100 KB) for guidance on accepted scores.

  • Application fee

    £90 for the programme beginning September 2017 (non-refundable). Payable online by credit card upon submission of your application. Your application will remain incomplete and will not be reviewed until the correct fee is received. An application fee waiver is available to graduates of the University of London upon production of your degree transcript.

  • A copy of your university transcript(s)

    Transcripts should include a comprehensive record of completed courses, grades and class of degree received and, if possible, class ranking. If your transcript is not in English you must provide a certified or notarised English translation.

    If you have not yet completed your degree you will need to request a transcript that is current at the time of applying. Admitted students will be required to provide original copies prior to the programme starting.

Once you have applied

  • What to expect after you have submitted your application
    • You must submit all required documents, including essays, GMAT/GRE, references, transcript(s) and application fee before the Admissions Committee can consider your application. If anything is missing from your application you may be notified by the Admissions Team and given a deadline to submit this information. If this deadline is not met, your application will be reviewed by the Committee as is and the decision to take your application to the interview stage will be made on the basis of the information submitted. Please note your application submission date is determined by when your application is complete. The Admissions Committee reserves the right to make a decision on any submitted application, it is the candidate’s responsibility to ensure their application is complete at the time of submission.
    • Once you have submitted your application you will receive via email and auto response confirming receipt of your application. The auto response will include important information about next steps, including paying the application fee, submitting additional documentation, as well as further details of the interviewing process, so please do ensure you read this carefully.
    • All decisions are communicated via email. We are not able to discuss a candidate's decision over the phone, or with anyone other than the applicant. We will contact you directly should any document or information be missing. Please note all decisions are final.
  • Interviews

    A decision will be made to invite you to interview based on your initial application review. If you are located in the UK or Western Europe, you will be asked to travel to London Business School to conduct an interview with a member of our Admissions Team or alumni community.

    In cases where candidates are unable to travel to London, interviews will be conducted by members of our alumni community. Please note interviews conducted by alumni may take longer to coordinate, and the scheduling of your interview will not affect your application.

    In some cases a Skype interview may be conducted when a face-to-face meeting is not possible, however, the majority of interviews will be conducted in person on or off campus.

    Some candidates may be asked to conduct a follow-up interview where there are outstanding questions about the application, and the Admissions Team will contact such candidates directly.

    Please note both the Admissions Team and alumni utilise the same interview process, and the Admissions Committee will employ the same assessment regardless of the interviewer (staff or alumni) or location. Who you interview with and where will not have any impact on the outcome of your application.

  • Waitlist

    We operate a waitlist system and waitlisted applicants receive regular updates at scheduled dates. Each year a number of waitlist candidates are successful in getting a place on the programme.

    Waitlisted candidates may be required to conduct a follow-up interview with a member of the Early Career Programmes Office, and information about any such interview will be communicated to the candidate.

Next steps