"Staying focused on my goals would have been impossible without the support of the coaches and advisors in Career Centre, who helped me zoom out of the chaos and step into unknowns."
Our One-year MBA programme helps you boost your existing education and experience at a critical stage in your career journey.
The programme will allow you to take a brief step away from the demands of your current role to accelerate your career by challenging and evolving your understanding of contemporary business issues. Or you may use this learning to establish your own venture or return to help run your family business.
In addition to a rigorous Masters in Management or equivalent, candidates will have between three and ten years' relevant, high-quality work experience that demonstrates a strong track record of achievement.
Take advantage of our links to leading global companies across a wide range of industries, including blue-chip firms such as Google, Pimco, McKinsey and Nike.
The LBS Career Centre provides support in four ways:
The One-year MBA helps you boost your existing education and experience at a point critical to your career progression. The 11-month format will equip you with the knowledge and exposure to accelerate your career, while minimising your time away from the workforce.
There is, however, no one size-fits-all. The programme caters to people progressing careers across a wide range of industries – everything from finance, consulting, manufacturing, to healthcare, tech and the luxury goods industry. Some students may also use the One-year MBA to help establish their own venture or return to help run a family business.
By taking a brief step away from the demands of your current role the programme will enable you to spend a year challenging and evolving your understanding of contemporary business issues, while sharing and absorbing the experiences of your peers. You’ll complete the programme with a career-map that’s unique to you.
There are typically two different paths MBAs follow in recruitment - structured recruitment specifically for business school students and the open recruitment market, which is sometimes called ‘direct hire’ or ‘just in time’ recruiting.
Companies who want an ongoing, existing pipeline of MBAs have structured leadership/associate/general management programmes. Because they can plan ahead for their business needs, these roles tend to be more visible and competitive. The route to getting these roles is therefore more predictable but the timing is much less flexible. For One-year MBA students, this may mean having to recruit for full-time structured roles within a few weeks of joining the programme.
Students may also pursue recruitment through the open market. These are roles offered throughout the year when a business need arises. Some are advertised but there are also many “hidden” or unadvertised opportunities. Recruitment is driven by your networking efforts but there is also more opportunity to stand out and find a unique role.
For One-year MBA students, these paths are for full-time opportunities only.
As a member of our alumni community we hope that you continue to engage with us for your career development needs. We run an annual calendar of webinars, events and workshops to support you in your career and professional development. These cover a range of topics, from developing your personal brand to becoming a Non-Executive Director. We provide access to a range of resources and also offer alumni the opportunity to work with a career coach.