How to Apply

Applications for the Masters in Analytics and Management class commencing in August 2020 are open.

You can find information on how to apply including deadlines in the below drop-down menu.

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Application process and calendar

  • Admissions process

    You may apply at any of the application deadlines indicated in the admissions calendar. Your admissions journey is staged, but the Admissions Committee reserves the right to communicate decisions outside of these application deadlines with you. Our calendar indicates when you will receive a review decision from us, and the period we will be conducting interviews; as well as the final decision date.

    We encourage you to apply at our stated Admissions Deadlines.

    If you apply between 1 August to mid September, your application will be processed as an Early Application, rolling basis in advance of the first deadline. Our initial decision will be communicated by the end of September.

    The same selection criteria are applied throughout the admissions cycle, but competition is often intense in the final months and we recommend you apply as early as possible as places are filled on a first come, first serve basis. Priority for Scholarships will be given to those who apply by the March deadline.

  • Admissions calendar

    The application deadlines for the August 2020 intake (MAM2021 class) are:

    Application deadline Interview decision sent Latest final sent
    Rolling Early Admissions, till mid September End of September (interview decision)
    Wednesday 2 October Wednesday 23 October
    Thursday 28 November
    Wednesday 8 January Wednesday 29 January
    Friday 28 February
    Wednesday 4 March Wednesday 1 April Thursday 7 May
    Wednesday 22 April Wednesday 13 May Thursday 11 June
    Late applications**


    **Late applications may be considered but are not guaranteed, and you are advised to apply by the April deadline. Please contact our Recruitment Team if you are considering submitting a late application.

Required application documents

  • A completed 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 Analytics and 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 / GRE

    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. While we do not require a minimum score, we recommend candidates to apply with a GMAT score of 600 or above.


    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 = 4264

    Why take GMAT / GRE?


    The GMAT / GRE test are important tools allowing the Admissions Committee to assess a candidate’s aptitude for graduate management study. With candidates coming from different undergraduate study disciplines and education systems from around the world, these tests give the Committee an indication of a candidate’s potential to succeed academically.

  • 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 August 2019 (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 transcripts

    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
  • Interviews

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


    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.


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