years of work experience
Find out what we’re looking for. Submitting your CV is quick and easy and a great way to get feedback on your fit for the programme.
We don't normally consider applicants with fewer than two years' relevant work experience. This is because: you will get a great deal more out of the programme if you come to London Business School with prior relevant work experience.
Candidates with past experience in finance enrich the programme for the other participants. If you are a new graduate you may wish to consider our Masters in Financial Analysis.
Work experience should be in finance or a closely related field (such as corporate law, finance journalism or IT in a financial institution). Candidates will need to have experienced enough financial transactions to be able to contribute to cases discussed in class. Applicants working in IT will need to show significant exposure to finance-related.
The programme is not designed for people without prior finance experience who are planning to effect a career change into finance (for this, a general management programme like our MBA is more appropriate course of study). It is an excellent choice for people who want to switch areas within finance or generally expand and depend their finance knowledge. We are looking for individuals for whom the programme is a good “career fit”, and who have the potential to have successful future careers.
Please see visa requirements for more information.