A private sector transition
“I wanted a truly global school that was still well-known in the US. London Business School ticked both these boxes.”
Cutting edge transformations
“We are only beginning to see the potential of AI and the impact it will have on our society. Having come from political crisis work and having seen what economic and social upheaval can lead to, I wanted to be at the cutting edge of what I believe represents one of the largest transformations our society is experiencing."
“Before I applied for my MBA I was working in the public sector doing political crisis work. I had been senior programme officer for Democracy International and programme manager for the US Agency for International Development."
“I wanted to transition to the private sector, but I knew that to do that and achieve more, faster, I needed a broad overview of the functions of the businesses I sought to work in. I was also looking for a truly global school - one with an international student body but that was still well known in the US. London Business School (LBS) ticked both of those boxes."
“I was thrilled to be awarded the School’s USA/Canada scholarship. It covered half of my fees for the MBA programme and certainly made the decision to study at London Business School a lot easier. It also enabled me to progress my career without being tied down by a
huge debt burden."
“In my final year, I applied for a six-month internship at Blockchain, a leading bitcoin wallet company, and spent three months at PayPal before joining a London-based artificial intelligence (AI) start-up called Signal.”
A broader awareness
“LBS is not so small that you’re in an insular bubble, but it’s big enough to find your niche. It’s not competitive, it’s a collaborative environment."
“Clubs are where you find the people that care about the things that really interest you. I probably formed my strongest friendships there. I took full advantage of student life and got involved in the Technology and Media, Entrepreneurship and Africa Clubs. I was curious to learn more about the growing financial technology landscape and start-up ecosystems, particularly in emerging markets."
“You don’t leave an MBA with a particular expertise, but what you do gain is a broader awareness of the various functions of a business. You may not be working in marketing or finance but you understand the fundamentals. That’s critical to asking the right questions.”
“LBS is not so small that you’re in an insular bubble but it’s big enough to find your niche.”
“Clubs are where you find the people that care about the things that really interest you.”