The One-year MBA provides an opportunity to refresh and evolve your existing knowledge. This programme creates the space for you to think more deeply about challenges that affect businesses and business leaders today. You will be immersed in enriching and diverse classroom experiences through core and elective courses, complemented by extensive experiential learning opportunities.
You will start preparing over the Summer with an exciting pre-programme course to brush up your existing knowledge and equip you with the tools to step into the next 11 months. The pre-programme course will blend faculty introductions and videos with learning materials needed to bring you up to speed before your core learning starts.
Learn how the business world is changing, how big macroeconomic, natural environment, technological and behavioural forces are impacted, and what new requirements businesses face.
Examine the role of business in society, and the ways in which companies are repositioning themselves to address the needs of people, planet and profit. You’ll learn more about established theories and frameworks and how they can be applied or adapted to today’s business challenges.
Explore your responsibility to act as a positive agent of change in the business world, whether you work for large companies, not-for-profits, or start your own business. You’ll gain the tools you need to better understand the entrepreneurial mindset and how to become an impactful leader.
Your Masters in Management or equivalent, combined with your high-quality work experience, the pre-programme and core courses, brings you to the same academic standard seen at the end of year one in our 15-21 month MBA programme.
Capture your capabilities, chart your professional development journey, and make the most of leadership training.
Grow your network and add value to select London organisations in our project-based LondonCAP module.
Our transformational global experiential courses challenge you to apply your learning in new and unfamiliar contexts, and to have responsible real-world impact on the communities and businesses you encounter. Our unique approach to experiential learning provides a cornerstone of students’ lifelong learning and allows our student community to have impact on a global scale.
One of the ways students can develop their leadership skills at LBS is by leading a club or initiative. The Student Leadership Incubator strives to support these leaders by creating a reflective space so they can move forward as well-equipped leaders in a complex and uncertain world.
The Leadership Incubator is a platform for student leaders to discover, develop and practice their leadership competencies. Now in its eighth year, the Leadership Incubator is a partnership between three teams at LBS: Experiential Learning, the Leadership Institute, and the Career Centre.
There are over 80+ clubs to be found at LBS, and between them over 1000+ initiatives are hosted annually. Each club offers students a platform to connect with those with similar interests and cement a network outside your immediate cohort. Find out more here.
There will be online pre-programme materials that will be completed in the Summer before the programme commences. The programme will begin in early August at our London Campus with Orientation. Students will then go into a specially designed programme of orientation briefings to support the transition into the programme and the specialised core courses.
This is followed by three study periods: Autumn term (August to December), Spring Term (January to March), and Summer Term (April to July). Exams take place throughout the year, and these may be scheduled over weekends.
Core courses run Monday - Friday and you will also spend time throughout the week in a variety of classes, tutorials and personal and professional development sessions. You will have access to the elective portfolio from the Autumn term where you will build your own learning journey, choosing electives around your professional goals. In addition, there are a number of block weeks, where you will be brought back into your cohort group to complete core courses. Students may also be required to complete a range of exams, assignments and project work over the break periods.
We recommend you see your study at London Business School as a continuous period of education from August through to July, with vacations involving consolidation, preparation and project work.
You will usually take four courses at any one time. You should expect to spend about two and a half hours in private study, group meetings and group work for every hour in the classroom. You will also participate in Career Centre sessions, workshops and activities throughout the term.
The programme is taught by members of London Business School (LBS) faculty. For some skills teaching, LBS faculty are assisted by external specialists in management skills development.
As well as pursuing research in their own fields of interest, members of faculty often act as consultants and advisers to industry and government. Many hold directorships in a range of organisations or in some cases run their own businesses.
These activities help to maintain the practical relevance of the School's teaching and research. Much of the School's research is supported in some form by donor organisations with which the School maintains especially close relationships. For example, in the finance and accounting area these include BAA, Bank of England, Barclays, Citibank, Credit Suisse, Solomon Brothers International, Tokai Bank and SG Warburg Group.
No. All students will complete the same required pre-programme materials and core courses. Students will then design their own journey with their elective and experiential learning choices.