Aaron Sims

  • Degree Programme: MBA
  • Global Nationality: American

Education: BSc Control Systems Engineering, United States Naval Academy, USA; graduated in 2016

Pre-MBA industry: Military/Engineering

Pre-MBA role: Submarine Officer, United States Navy

Clubs: People Strategy Club, Corporate Leadership Club, Military in Business Club, Expedition Club

About me: Prior to enrolling at London Business School, Aaron served as a submarine officer in the United States Navy for five years. After graduating from the United States Naval Academy in 2016, he completed the Naval Nuclear Power Training Program and moved to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii to serve on the USS GREENEVILLE. While there, he completed his first Western Pacific deployment earning various military decorations.

Following the deployment, he transferred to the USS JEFFERSON CITY to serve as the assistant weapons officer, responsible for three divisions and 45 sailors. He helped complete the longest weapon system overhaul in the Navy’s history, coordinate an urgent top secret mission, and complete a second Western Pacific deployment earning recognition as the Submarine Junior Officer of the Year.

Aaron chose to pursue his MBA at LBS due to the programme’s unparalleled diversity and global perspective. Together, he believed these would accelerate his career shift to consulting or corporate leadership by pushing him out of his comfort zone and facilitating meaningful personal and professional growth. Aaron serves his stream as the academic representative and is actively involved with volunteer projects and multiple clubs.

Three topics I can be approached about: MBA for those with non-business background; Military in Business Club; choosing LBS over US M7 MBA

Email address: asims.mba2023@london.edu