LBS welcomes students to new academic year

More than 1600 students expected to join LBS community in next 12 months

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London Business School (LBS) is welcoming new and returning students to its London and Dubai campuses for the start of the 2021/22 academic year.

More than 1600 new students representing more than 100 nationalities are expected to join the LBS community over the coming 12 months.

Highlights from this year’s incoming classes to date* include:


  • 282 Masters in Management (MiM)/Global Masters in Management (GMiM) students representing 51 nationalities;
  • 208 Masters Financial Analysis students representing 48 nationalities.
  • 68 Masters in Analytics and Management (MAM) students.
  • 515 MBA2023 students representing. 68 nationalities.
  • 132 full-time Masters in Finance students representing 52 nationalities. The class is the largest Masters in Finance intake since the 2008-2009 financial crisis.
  • 60 part-time Masters in Finance students representing 31 nationalities.
  • 63 Executive MBA (EMBA) London (September intake) students representing 26 nationalities; 36% of the class are commuters.
  • 44 EMBA Dubai (September intake) students representing 15 nationalities; 45% of the class are commuters.

Students’ professional experience includes consulting, energy, finance, healthcare, the military and social impact sectors.

The start of the academic year at LBS sees coincides with the reintroduction of in-person learning as the primary teaching format for all degree programmes, subject to government guidance. The School’s Classroom First format will enhance engagement with course material and offer greater opportunities for connections outside of the classroom. In particular students will benefit from increased on-campus activity and the opportunity to form lifelong networks.

Oded Koenigsberg, Deputy Dean, Degree Education, says it is inspiring to see classes collaborating and exchanging ideas in person once more.

“There is a buzz on our campuses and in-person attendance in our classrooms is high. Our students are clearly eager for the opportunity to interact with the School and with each other,” he said.

“Students’ learning is made richer by the unique insights and diverse experiences of their classmates.

“This year will be no different – I am particularly proud of the gender parity we see in our new G/MiM (54% of the class are women) and MAM (53% of the class are women) cohorts.

“There is of course more work to do to improve the representation of women in business education and business more generally. Scholarships, like those offered by our Laidlaw Women's Leadership Fund, give talented women, who may not have considered business education to be within their reach, the opportunity to join our global community and realise their career ambitions.”

“We are delighted to welcome all our incoming students to the LBS network and look forward to their many future successes!”

*The next intakes of the LBS Sloan Masters in Leadership and Strategy, EMBA London and EMBA Dubai programmes will commence in January 2022.