London Business School’s Masters in Management (MiM) has been named fourth in the Financial Times’ (FT) annual ranking of MiM programmes.
It is the fifth consecutive year the publication has named the LBS programme one of the top five MiM degrees globally and the top ranked programme within the UK.
The strong result was supported by an increase in students’ average salary three years after graduation as well as the programme’s performance in the careers service ranking. The careers service measure is based on ratings by alumni on the “effectiveness of the careers service in supporting student recruitment”, according to the FT.
Jane Charlton, Executive Director of Programmes and Student Experience, Degree Education and Career Centre, said the MiM’s top five ranking demonstrated the power of an LBS education to help aspiring business leaders progress in their careers.
“Our MiM students work with our Career Centre to maximise their career potential, including spending time with our highly experienced team of career coaches and sector advisors to explore possibilities for their next career move” she said.
“Notably, the FT rankings reflect that 96% of our MiM Class of 2020 accepted an offer of employment within three months of completing our programme. This is particularly pleasing given the current challenges faced by the employment market due to the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Overall satisfaction amongst students on the programme has risen also.
The MiM and Global MiM (GMiM) form part of LBS’s early careers portfolio alongside its Masters in Analytics and Management and Masters in Financial Analysis. This year’s incoming G/MiM Class of 2022 comprises 283 students representing 71 nationalities. 56% of the class are women.
Ms Charlton said the large number of women on the programme was an important step towards the improved representation of women in business.
“This kind of representation benefits our students but also benefits business. We know that gender diversity is important for productivity, creativity and improves performance. We are pleased we can support more women to get a business education and realise their career potential.
Students studying on LBS’s UK-based programmes also benefit from access to the UK Government’s graduate route visa, which is providing further flexibility for students wishing to remain in the UK after graduation for up to two years.