London Business School launches new MBA

No one size fits all: flexible, global and London based 

LBS campus

There is no typical MBA student, and no ‘one-size-fits-all’ MBA. That is why London Business School is launching a new MBA programme in August 2017.

Gareth Howells, Executive Director, MBA & MIF, Degree Education, says: “Diversity is at the heart of what we do at London Business School. That’s why we’ve designed our MBA to be the world’s most flexible and accommodating programme, allowing students to tailor their experience to individual interests and career paths.”

The new MBA will include flexible exit points at 15, 18 and 21 months, as well as the option to tailor their learning alongside core modules of the programme. Students will also have a choice of summer work experience – paid internship, consulting placement or Entrepreneur Summer School – and a choice of more than 70 electives in year two.

New locations will also be added to the Global Business Experiences (GBEs) including Lima and Tel Aviv. The GBE programme gives students the opportunity to apply their academic learning in a real-life, global business environment.

Alongside the expansion of the global menu, students will have the opportunity to complete an extended group project in a key London sector. Business sectors will include: entertainment and leisure; technology, media and telecom; hospitality and tourism; healthcare, pharma and biotech; fashion, design and luxury; financial services; and the third sector.

“London is home to major global brands such as Morgan Stanley and KPMG, and a transport hub to Europe and the rest of the world. It is also home to 33% of European HQs of Global Fortune 500 companies, and more than 40% of the world's foreign equities are traded here – more than New York”, Howells says.

From August the School’s MBA will offer:

  • Flexible exit points at 15, 18 and 21 months

  • Tailored modules such as Digital Business and Entrepreneurship, where students can choose courses to fulfil credits alongside mandatory modules, allowing for more customised study

  • Option to shorten the length of International Exchange Programme

  • Choice of three summer routes: paid internship, Entrepreneurship Summer School or summer consulting team

  • Choice of more than 70 electives in year two including new elective Interpersonal Dynamics

  • New regions for the Global Business Experiences (GBEs) including Lima and Tel Aviv

  • Additional languages including Italian and Japanese, in addition to the existing provision of French, Mandarin, German, Russian, Portuguese, Arabic and Spanish.