The final application deadline for the MBA2021 programme commencing in August has now passed and we are finalising the class. If you wish to be considered for late application please send a one page CV and your post MBA employment aspirations to for consideration.


What we need from you

  • Application criteria

    Applicants should fulfil the following admissions requirements:

    • an undergraduate degree or equivalent qualification
    • a minimum of two years’ work experience (students without prior work experience can be considered for admission to the MBA Programme depending on their ability to demonstrate exceptional academic credentials with outstanding performance, but should consider our Masters in Management programme.)
    • the ability to work in multicultural teams and an international outlook

    If you are made an offer at London Business School and you are not from the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you will need to apply for a Tier 4 student visa within 3 months before the start of the programme.  For more information, please visit visa requirements.

  • 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 whenever you are ready.

  • Your application essays

    Essays are a vital part of your application and we recommend that you spend a significant amount of time in their preparation. The questions for our MBA programme are:


    • What are your post-MBA goals and how will your prior experience and the London Business School programme contribute towards these? (500 words)

    • Is there any other information you believe the Admissions Committee should know about you and your application to London Business School? (Optional) (500 words)

  • A one-page CV

    Your one-page CV is uploaded as part of the online application form. Please give reasons for significant gaps in employment history on a separate sheet.

  • Names and details of two referees
    You need to ask two people to be your referees. They should be:


    • your current employer (if you don't want to ask your employer to be a referee, a colleague is acceptable)
    • someone else who knows you well in a work context, for example a former employer or long-standing client.

    After you input your referees' details into the online application form we will send them an email with log-in details for our online reference system. London Business School reserves the right to contact your referees for further information in connection with your application.

    Download further information on references for applicants and referees (PDF document, 91.00kb)

  • GMAT/GRE score

    You must have a valid GMAT score before submitting an application. We also accept GRE scores. Please submit your official test taker copy of your score with your application. Register to take the GMAT, or Try the GMAT test.

    Our GMAT code number for the Full-time MBA is Z11-J7-50. Our GRE code is: 7832. Please note, you may be asked by the Admissions Committee to retake the GMAT before receiving an offer. Read the FAQ for more information on GMAT/GRE requirements.

  • Proof of your 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.

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

  • Application fee

    The application fee is £200. This fee is paid by credit card with your form, your application will remain incomplete until we receive the correct fee.

  • A copy of your university transcript(s)

    A transcript of grades from each university you have attended (if you are made an offer). Transcripts also require a translation into English.

  • What to expect after you have submitted your application

    Your application will be considered by the Admissions Committee in keeping with the deadlines relevant to the stage you applied at.
    If you are successful your Regional Admissions Manager will begin the process of finding an alumni in your region to interview you.
    The interview feedback will be used by the Admissions Committee to reach a decision which may be:

    • Reject – Your application will come to an end for this year but the option to apply in the subsequent admission cycle is available

    • Waitlist – London Business will not be making an offer at this stage, but we remain open to gathering more information concerning your candidacy given the strengths of your application

    • Offer – The exceptional merits of your application and interview mean London Business School would like to offer you a place to join the MBA programme

    Please note that all offers are made via email and given the varying time zones this email may reach you outside of working hours.

MBA2021 application timetable (for the class entering August 2019)

Some applicants will be chosen to progress to the interview stage. The interviews are all conducted by alumni of the MBA programme and your interview will take place in the region in which you are based. Based on alumni interviewer availability, you may be asked to travel in order to complete your interview.

Round  1

Application deadline: 14 September 2018
Interview decision sent on 11 October 2018

Interview period: mid-October to early November 2018
Admission decision sent on: 21 November 2018

Round 2

Application deadline: 03 January 2019
Interview decision sent on: 05 February 2019

Interview period: mid-February to early March 2019
Admission decision sent on: 28 March 2019

Round 3

Application deadline: 01 March 2019
Interview decision sent on: 04 April 2019

Interview period: mid-April to early May 2019
Admission decision sent on: 22 May 2019

Round 4

Application deadline: 17 April 2019
Interview decision sent on: 14 May 2019

Interview period: mid to end May 2019
Admission decision sent on: 19 June 2019

All application deadlines are 17:00 UK time. All Admissions Committee decisions are communicated via email and will be sent on the relevant deadline day by 23:30 UK time.



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