Aleksandra Makarova

  • Degree Programme: Global Masters in Management
  • Global Nationality: Russian

Education: BA, UCL, London; graduated in 2020

Topic(s) studied: History, Politics and Economics

Interested in: Investment banking, consulting

My greatest challenge when applying to business school was: Perfecting my application, my online final exams and finishing my dissertation

About me: I am originally from Moscow, Russia, but I have spent the past five years living and studying in the UK. I attended an international boarding school in Oxford and went on to UCL where I studied History, Politics and Economics. During my undergraduate studies, I undertook internships in consulting and investment management, and I really enjoyed the project-based nature of the work, as well as the advisory and technical elements. Based on my professional and academic experiences, I decided to pursue a career in deals advisory. LBS has an incredibly diverse student community, and a great way to connect with your peers and grow your professional network is to join student clubs. During my undergraduate, I was the finance executive and marketing director of a social enterprise society, and I continue to be involved with clubs and social activities at LBS. I joined the Finance Club Executive Committee as an events officer, and I am also a member of the Running Club, Consulting Club and Women in Business Club. Please reach out to me with any questions you have, and I look forward to sharing my experience with you!

Three topics I can be approached about: GMiM vs MiM; application tips; getting involved with clubs

Email address: amakarova.mim2021@london.edu