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No. This programme is not recommended if you already have a MiM or an MBA as some of the management material covered is likely to be a repeat.
After graduating from the GMiM, you can apply for the MBA as long as you meet the entry requirements. However, you will need to apply for the programme, as non-alumni do, and will not be exempt from any coursework covered on the GMiM. Students on the London Business School (LBS) MBA have an average of five years’ work experience.
Probably not. The GMiM is designed for students wanting to step into the workplace once they graduate. Please contact the GMiM recruitment team if you have questions.
In addition to the three electives you complete in your first year, you study a further three electives at Fudan School of Management.
Electives currently on offer include: entrepreneurship and innovation, advanced marketing, managing the digital firm: information systems, big data and e-commerce, supply chain and logistic management, fashion and luxury brand management. Please note that electives may be subject to change.
The Global Masters in Management (GMiM) is designed for recent graduates with up to two years’ full-time postgraduate work experience and the motivation to build a strong foundation for a career in business. You should have a strong interest in Asia. Knowledge of Mandarin is highly recommended, but not mandatory.
You may come from a diverse academic and professional background. We will consider applicants who have broad work experience in non-traditional business roles such as engineering, science and arts.
The GMiM builds skills suitable for recruitment into pre-experience roles and global graduate schemes in a wide range of industries including finance, consultancies and tech.
93% of our most recent GMiM class had accepted roles within 3 months of graduation.
View the most recent GMiM Employment Report.
Only work experience gained post-graduation is considered towards the two-year limit requirement. Internships taken during your studies don’t count, even if you’ve done several.
Yes. Our student ambassadors provide great insight into both our programmes and our vibrant LBS community. Learn more about your programme experience, discover what life on campus is like, and find out how to maximise your time in London.
As a GMiM student please note you must return to Fudan to complete the second academic year of the double degree programme and are therefore not eligible for the UK Graduate Route Visa.
No. You’ll need to select which programme you’re applying to at the beginning of your application. If you are unsure which is best for you, please contact our recruitment team on firstname.lastname@example.org.
We accept strong undergraduate degrees in any subject area equivalent to a UK First or 2:1 or a GPA of 3.3 and above. You must complete your undergraduate degree prior to the start of the programme.
To apply to GMiM, you must have a minimum of a bachelor's degree (or equivalent).
Yes. You must be fluent in English. If your first language is not English, you will need to prove fluency unless:
If you’ve lived in a non-English speaking country and/or your undergraduate degree wasn’t taught in English, you’re required to prove your English fluency through an English language speaking test. We recommend you take this when applying for the programme.
We recommend that you have some knowledge of Mandarin and/or a willingness to learn, although it is not mandatory.
We accept both the GMAT and GRE. You must take one of these tests prior to submitting your application. For additional information, please visit the how to apply page.
We take your highest score, but we don’t combine scores from different tests.
The School does not have any arrangements for students to transfer between its programmes or to/from a programme at another institution.
The GMiM is specially designed for recent graduates - so you can join straight from your undergraduate studies. It’s also suitable for those who have completed an internship or have up to two years in the workplace.
Our preference is that you choose a current or previous employer who is able to provide insight into your character and abilities, please choose someone who knows you well. If you are unable to provide a current (or previous) employer e.g. if you work for a family business or an entrepreneur, then please select an academic referee who knows you well enough to comment on your character and abilities.
You are only permitted to submit one reference, who must submit their reference via our online system. We do not accept pre-written letters of recommendation.
If your transcript is not in English you will need to provide a certified translation. A soft copy will be required at the application stage. Those applicants who are made an offer will be required to provide a hardcopy of both the English and original transcripts before the programme start date.
Answers over the word limit will not be considered by the Admissions Committee. We look for concise, informative answers within the word limit that demonstrate your potential for success on the programme.
Please view the deadline information on the how to apply page. We recommend you apply as early as possible. The later you apply, the more competitive the process becomes.
We do not provide feedback on unsuccessful applications. You may only apply once per academic year to the Global Masters in Management.
If you are an EEA, Swiss or non-EEA national, you may need a visa to study in the UK. If you are an Irish citizen, you don’t need a visa to study in the UK.
For more information, please visit our visa requirements page.
Year one tuition fees for the Global Masters in Management 2023 intake at London Business School are £44,900.
Fees are exclusive of any programme related travel expenses. This gives you flexibility to tailor your student experience and associated costs. For example, the different Global Trips incur varying travel and accommodation costs depending on which location you choose.
In addition to the tuition fees, there is a Student Association Fee of £150 that covers the Student Association (SA) subscription, enabling students to participate in our vibrant community.
Year two fees for the GMiM at Shanghai's Fudan University will be RMB100,000.
You can choose to pay in two instalments before the end of Term 1. The first instalment deadline is September, the second is December. You can also pay in full when you start the programme.
LBS offers several financing options to support your graduate studies, including merit funds and bursaries.
Around 20% of the Graduate Masters class each year receives funding from one of the School’s scholarships, which are supported by the School, alumni and external donors.
In addition to our own scholarship portfolio, there are also external loan options that admitted students can apply to, including Prodigy and Future Finance.
For additional information on financial aid, please visit our fees, financing and scholarships page.