Continuously challenge and evolve your mindset and knowledge relating to contemporary business issues, through rigorous academic frameworks and applied project work.
Prior to commencing the programme in August, complete our pre-programme materials to allow you to confidently navigate the programme content from day one.
Your core courses are intended to refresh and enhance your knowledge of general management topics and concepts, while considering their application to issues that businesses are facing today. The courses are split into three dynamic categories, each addressing a contemporary business need.
This course explains how today’s fragile geopolitical and economic situation has come about, and what policymakers and governments are (and should be) doing to improve it. Topics include the deglobalisation of business, inequality between and within countries, the effects of US/China tensions on world trade, and doing business in a high inflation/interest environment.
This course will use the techniques of data science to help students understand climate change and environmental sustainability, and to assess the solutions being put forward by business and government. It will provide a refresher on important analytical techniques while also allowing students to scrutinise the evidence on climate change.
This course will focus on how changes in consumer behaviour are shaping the purpose and sustainability agenda for companies. It will demonstrate how business can respond to the consumer-led desire to be more respectful to people, wildlife, and planet. It will include how ESG changes the commercial landscape.
This course addresses the key concepts and frameworks in corporate finance, but with an explicit emphasis on how these concepts can be applied and/or adapted to the sustainability agenda, for example by considering the long-term cashflows and different types of risk (systematic vs idiosyncratic) when introducing carbon capture technologies.
For the business world to transition effectively towards sustainability, we need new accounting standards so that firms can be held to account and their investments and outcomes measured in an objective way. This course examines the progress made on adapting accounting standards, and also the internal systems used by firms to make sustainable choices.
This course focuses on how firms operate in the digital economy, and in particular those that are seeking competitive advantage through the creation of platform-based and ecosystem-based strategies. It will also address the emerging threats and opportunities from new digital technologies including AI and blockchain.
This course will offer perspectives on business ethics, sustainability and diversity/inclusion from five different subject areas. It is an adaptation of the successful class with the same name offered for the 15-21 month MBA programme.
One of the overarching themes of this programme is we want students to become more effective at tackling complex and unstructured challenges. This course provides a new perspective and practical examples to help students develop their critical thinking and problem-structuring skills, particularly in the context of sustainability and the tension between people, planet and profit.
To become effective and impactful leaders, students have to also understand themselves – and their own strengths and weaknesses – properly. This course provides an opportunity for students to diagnose their style of operating and discuss with peers and coaches how it could be developed further.
To have a profound impact on the world, students need to develop an “entrepreneurial mindset” that leads them to pursue opportunities without regard for the resources they control. This course explains how this mindset is developed and what sort of context enables it. It also provides students with an opportunity to work on their own entrepreneurial mindset.
The short core has been designed specifically for One-year MBA students to build upon their general business management knowledge, already gained through a Masters in Management or equivalent. These courses will provide an opportunity to further refresh student learning of core topics and concepts while also applying them to important contemporary business issues. The core is split into three parts on the themes of: Navigating the New Business Environment, Rethinking Corporate Purpose and Individual Agency and Entrepreneurship
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.
Most teaching takes the form of structured lectures and case studies. The style is participatory and classes frequently include case analysis and discussions. There are also many projects and group work, field investigations and visits, as well as individual research and simulations.
We have a duty to you, our alumni and future students to maintain the integrity and standard of the degrees we award through a rigorous assessment system. The purpose of the various assignments and examinations we ask you to complete is not simply for assessment: these are also intended to help you to structure your learning to help you gauge your progress through the programme.
The assessment system makes use of elements like course assignments, projects, group work, class participation, examinations and simulations. You will be expected to prepare for and attend class and participate actively in discussion both in class and in your group. The precise assessment model for each course - for example, whether class participation and oral report presentations count towards your final grade - will be set out clearly from the outset.
You must successfully pass all core courses. Your grades will be adjusted to a grade curve from A+ to C, with a maximum of 10% of the class achieving A+. The decision to Pass or Fail is a matter of academic judgement, and there is no obligation to fail any students.
To earn your degree, you must complete all the requirements of your programme. This includes both courses and programme elements.