Applications for the MBA2021 programme commencing in August 2019 are now open. Please see below the relevant application deadlines.
Applicants should fulfil the following admissions requirements:
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.
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.
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)
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.
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)
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.
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.
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 transcript of grades from each university you have attended (if you are made an offer). Transcripts also require a translation into English.
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.
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
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
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
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.