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The application for the MBA2019 programme is now open.

The deadline for the final admissions round for the MBA2019 class has now passed. The admissions committee do on occasion accept late applications. If you are interested in submitting an application for the MBA2019 programme starting in August 2017 please email with a statement of why you are applying after the deadline and an updated CV. Your request will be reviewed by the committee who will decide whether they will be able to approve a late application.

What we need from you

  • A completed online application form

    The application form is designed to be completed over several sessions. You can save your work as you go and submit the completed form whenever you are ready.

  • Your application essays

    Essays are a vital part of your application and we recommend that you spend a significant amount of time in their preparation. The questions for the class of MBA 2019 are:

    • What are your post-MBA goals and how will your prior experience and the London Business School programme contribute towards these? (500 words)
    • Is there any other information you believe the Admissions Committee should know about you and your application to London Business School? (Optional) (500 words)
  • A one-page CV

    Your one-page CV is uploaded as part of the online application form. Please give reasons for significant gaps in employment history on a separate sheet.

  • Names and details of two referees

    Download further information on references for applicants and referees (PDF document, 29.90kb)

  • GMAT/GRE score

    You must have a valid GMAT score before submitting an application. We also accept GRE scores. Please submit your official test taker copy of your score with your application. Register to take the GMAT, or Try the GMAT test.

    Our GMAT code number for the Full-time MBA is Z11-J7-50. Our GRE code is: 7832. Please note, you may be asked by the Admissions Committee to retake the GMAT before receiving an offer. Read the FAQ for more information on GMAT/GRE requirements.

  • Proof of your English language ability

    If English is not your native language, or if you have not been studying fully in English or living in an English-speaking country for at least two years, please submit your IELTS, TOEFL, Cambridge CPE, CAE or PTE Academic score. Other tests will not be accepted.

    Download proving your English language ability (PDF, 100 KB) for guidance.

  • Application fee

    The application fee is £190. This fee is paid by credit card with your form, your application will remain incomplete until we receive the correct fee.

  • A copy of your university transcript(s)

    A transcript of grades from each university you have attended (if you are made an offer). Transcripts also require a translation into English.

  • What to expect after you have submitted your application

    Your application will be considered by the Admissions Committee in keeping with the deadlines relevant to the stage you applied at.
    If you are successful your Regional Admissions Manager will begin the process of finding an alumni in your region to interview you.
    The interview feedback will be used by the Admissions Committee to reach a decision which may be:

    • Reject – Your application will come to an end for this year but the option to apply in the subsequent admission cycle is available

    • Waitlist – London Business will not be making an offer at this stage, but we remain open to gathering more information concerning your candidacy given the strengths of your application

    • Offer – The exceptional merits of your application and interview mean London Business School would like to offer you a place to join the MBA programme

    Please note that all offers are made via email and given the varying time zones this email may reach you outside of working hours.
    You need to ask two people to be your referees. They should be:

    • your current employer (if you don't want to ask your employer to be a referee, a colleague is acceptable)
    • someone else who knows you well in a work context, for example a former employer or long-standing client.

    You should only select someone who taught you at university if you have remained in close contact.

    After you input your referees' details into the online application form we will send them an email with log-in details for our online reference system. London Business School reserves the right to contact your referees for further information in connection with your application.

    Application Criteria

    Applicants should fulfil the following admissions requirements:

    • an undergraduate degree or equivalent qualification
    • a minimum of two years’ work experience (students without prior work experience can be considered for admission to the MBA Programme depending on their ability to demonstrate exceptional academic credentials with outstanding performance, but should consider our Masters in Management programme.)
    • the ability to work in multicultural teams and an international outlook

    If you are made an offer at London Business School and you are not from the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you will need to apply for a Tier 4 student visa within 3 months before the start of the programme.  For more information, please visit visa requirements.

MBA2019 application timetable (for the class entering August 2017)

Some applicants will be chosen to progress to the interview stage. The interviews are all conducted by alumni of the MBA programme and your interview will take place in the region in which you are based. Based on alumni interviewer availability, you may be asked to travel in order to complete your interview.

Round  1

Application deadline: 21 September 2016
Interview decision sent on 12 October 2016

Interview period: mid-October - early November 2016
Admission decision sent on 23 November 2016

Round 2

Application deadline: 04 January 2017
Interview decision sent on 01 February 2017

Interview period: early February - early March 2017
Admission decision sent on 22 March 2017

Round 3

Application deadline: 24 February 2017
Interview decision sent on 29 March 2017

Interview period: early - mid-April 2017
Admission decision sent on 10 May 2017

Round 4

Application deadline: 21 April 2017
Interview decision sent on 17 May 2017

Interview period: mid-May - early June 2017
Admission decision sent on 21 June 2017

All application deadlines are 17:00 UK time. All Admissions Committee decisions are communicated via email and will be sent on the deadline day at approximately 10pm UK time.

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