Your questions answered

Who should apply to the Masters in Management?

  • Who is the programme aimed at?
  • I would like to do a PhD. Is this Masters right for me?
  • I’m interested in taking your MBA; can I pursue this after completing the Masters in Management?
  • I already have an MiM or MBA. Can I apply for this programme?
  • Do I need work experience or will you accept graduates straight from university?
  • What kind of career does the Masters in Management prepare students for?

Programme details

  • What will I be studying?
  • What is the difference across the Early Career programmes?
  • Can I take the programme part-time or via distance learning?

Admissions and selection criteria

  • Am I eligible for admission?
  • What degree do I need and how do I know if I meet the academic requirement?
  • I do not have a degree. Can I still apply?
  • Do students need to be able to speak English?
  • I have lived in a non-English speaking country all my life, studied also in another language but I am fluent in English. Do I still need to take the IELTS or TOEFL, and if so can I apply and take it at a later stage?
  • Do I need to follow the word limit on the essay questions, and can you elaborate on whether I’m providing an acceptable answer?
  • Do you accept the GRE?
  • I have taken the GMAT/GRE more than once. Which score do you use?
  • How do I qualify for the GMAT/GRE waiver?


    Only applicants with exceptional academic performance will be considered for a waiver and all requests will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

    To be eligible for a waiver, you will need to meet the following criteria:

    • UK First degree equivalent (GPA 3.8/4.0) at the time of your request.
    • Studying for or recently completed an undergraduate degree from a top 100 university. Please see the latest World University Ranking by The Times Higher Education.
    • Evidence of strong quantitative ability demonstrated through your undergraduate academics or work experience.

    To apply for a waiver you will need to:

    • Submit your CV for a review by our Recruitment Team here.
    • Send an email outlining your reason for the waiver request and copy of your most up to date transcripts to

    Please note that all waiver requests need to be received no later than three weeks before the relevant stage deadline you wish to be considered for.

    The Recruitment Team will first check that you meet the eligibility requirements for the GMAT/GRE waiver and notify you within one week whether your waiver request has been forwarded onto the Admissions Committee. The Admissions Committee will then review your waiver request and send you a decision within two weeks of the next stage deadline.

    Please note you should not submit your full Masters in Management application before taking either the GMAT or GRE without speaking with the Recruitment and Admissions Team first. Any application submitted without a relevant test score will be processed, waivers cannot retroactively be applied for.

  • Do internships taken as part of my studies count as work experience?

The application process

Tuition and funding

  • How much does the programme cost?
  • How does the payment process work? Can I pay in instalments
  • Do you offer any financial aid?


  • Will I require a visa?



  • Is there on-campus housing at London Business School?

Meet us

  • Can I visit LBS?
  • Do you hold events for prospective students outside of London?
  • Can I get in touch with a student ambassador?

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