London Business School (LBS) has been listed as one of the best schools globally for LGBTQ+ students to study an MBA.
The listing notes LBS's Out in Business club, with over 900 members, which provides social and professional support for LGBTQ+ students and is sponsored by some of the world's top employers. The club runs EUROUT, Europe's leading LGBTQ+ conference for graduate students, MBAs, PhDs and alumni from top business schools. It also partners with Pride in London, a wider LGBTQ+ network in the UK capital.
Going beyond the MBA, LBS has now launched an LGBTQ+ Executive Leadership Programme which is designed for LGBTQ+ leaders who are preparing to take on a bigger leadership role or are looking to tackle a significant professional transition.
Co-director (with Aharon Cohen Moliver, Assistant Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship) of the new programme, Aneeta Rattan, Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour, London Business School, said, “Members of the LGBTQ+ community with at least eight years of management experience can engage with a peer group of leading LGBTQ+ executives from across the globe, while gaining insights and techniques from expert faculty and contributors who have a track record of engagement with the LGBTQ+ community.”
Inclusion and diversity are cornerstone values at LBS. Students, staff and faculty are all represented on the Inclusion and Diversity Advisory Board, which drives the school's inclusion and diversity agenda.