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We are extremely proud to announce that we welcomed our highest intake of female students on our EMBA Dubai programme, January 2015 intake.

28% of the 61 students were female with almost a quarter with a UAE nationality.  They all have a proven professional and academic track record and are tremendously engaged within their own respective industries. Many have chosen to do an Executive MBA to accelerate their existing career, or develop beyond their technical specialism into a general management or leadership role.

The rising interest in entrepreneurship and start-ups is making London Business School the ideal place to study. Our Entrepreneurship Summer School elective enables students to test their feasibility of a new business opportunity using field-based research.

Last year London Business School launched a new mentor scheme in Dubai. Dubai-based students and alumni who are interested in entrepreneurship now have year-round access to four entrepreneurs from the region. Our mentors are the sounding boards for new ideas and also provide assistance in helping students to overcome obstacles-as well as giving them invaluable help to build up their contacts.

The Executive MBA scholarship for women is aimed specifically to female candidates in the region. With more than 2,000 members including alumni, students from all programmes and faculty, the Women in Business Club (WIB) at London Business School strives to celebrate and advance women’s leadership in business. The annual flagship event, The Women in Business Conference was held in March around the theme ‘Redefining Success’.

The next intake for the Executive MBA London and Dubai programme is September 2015. The upcoming application deadlines are:

  • 5th May
  • 1st June
  • 29th June

With any questions you may have regarding the programme or the application, feel free to contact me via emba@london.edu.

Hi everyone!

Just a brief introduction, my name is Cindy Li – Recruitment Coordinator for our Masters in Finance (MiF) programmes. My job is to guide prospective candidates through the application process; answering any questions along the way.

I am very pleased to announce that LinkedIn recently ranked London Business School as the best graduate university in the UK for finance professionals. For the last 4 consecutive years, our MiF has also been ranked as the No.1 post-experience Masters in the world by the Financial Times.

You’re probably reading this blog post because you are currently at the researching stage – deciding which business school or programme to apply.

London Business School’s MiF is designed for finance professionals wishing to accelerate their career. If you are looking for a programme to deepen your existing financial knowledge and to expand your professional network, you should look no further.

With deadlines fast-approaching, I am here to help you find out whether our MiF is a good fit for you and to answer all your questions about the programme.

The upcoming deadlines are as follows:

Part-time MiF: 7th April 2015

Full-time MiF: 5th May 2015

If you are thinking about your options, don’t delay – get in touch. We also provide a CV review service. Send over your CV to receive some feedback on your eligibility at mif@london.edu.

I look forward to hearing from you!

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On joining the EMBA-Global Asia programme, you’ll be assigned to a study group of four to six people, who will no doubt become lifelong friends. Our students tell us this is one of the most valuable parts of the overall learning experience.

It can be challenging to work in multicultural teams, but it’s an essential management skill that’s highly valued by employers. Each study group is made up of individuals from a diverse range of backgrounds – each with different strengths. You’ll find your study group is invaluable in supporting you through the demands of the programme.

Below is a study group from the current EMBA-Global Asia class.






Hi everyone,

You can follow a transcript of today’s LGBT at LBS webinar at http://ow.ly/Kuilm.


On joining the EMBA-Global Americas and Europe programme, you’ll be assigned to a study group of four to six people, who will no doubt become lifelong friends. Our students tell us this is one of the most valuable parts of the overall learning experience.

It can be challenging to work in multicultural teams, but it’s an essential management skill that’s highly valued by employers. Each study group is made up of individuals from a diverse range of backgrounds – each with different strengths. You’ll find your study group is invaluable in supporting you through the demands of the programme. Below is a study group from the current EMBA-Global Americas and Europe class.

We are still accepting applications for the May 2015 intake. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any further questions you may have: embaglobal@london.edu.

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The GMAT and GRE tests can sometimes seem daunting, particularly when you’ve been out of education for a long time.

As one of the only schools in the UK to still have a mandatory GMAT requirement for the programme, we are able to accurately measure the current academic ability of our students. We also use scores to help us form study groups consisting of students that complement each other’s current capabilities, strengths and weaknesses.

GMAT and GRE tests also show immense commitment and motivation from the candidates, who are dedicated individuals and willing to go the extra mile to ensure their place on the programme. This is definitely reflected in the quality of the classroom from the feedback we receive from participants and faculty.

” The GMAT takes a fair amount of effort for most students, refreshing their numeracy and literacy skills. However, students will be using these skills during their time at the school, so having taken the trouble to prepare for the GMAT ensures that, when you start your MBA, you land running and can get more value out of your time on the course. This is part of what makes an MBA from LBS different from other schools. “  

Richard Jolly, Adjunct Professor of Organisational Behaviour

There is no minimum score to be considered for the EMBA-Global programme as we look at your application holistically, but we would encourage scores of 600+. If you are concerned that you have achieved a lower score than expected, we’d be happy to discuss this with you.

Our candidates tend to be busy individuals, and we understand the GMAT/GRE test prep can sometimes prove difficult to fit into your schedule. If the time constraint is a concerning issue for you, many of our past participants have hired a GMAT personal tutor or done intensive prep sessions at specialised prep schools, so it is possible to sit the test in a much shorter amount of time.

We are now in the final “fast track” phase of accepting applications for the May 2015 intake.  Candidates who apply will be considered on a case by case basis. During the month of March 2015, you will learn if you have been shortlisted within 5-10 business days. We are always interested in hearing from motivated students, and are planning the final interview and offer schedule in April.

If you want to be considered for this intake, please let us know by contacting us now.

Final decisions are contingent upon interviews, which will be scheduled in March and early April. 

Your GMAT or GRE test must be booked prior to your application submission. We will prioritise completed applications, and will review and shortlist the strongest applications pre-test.  We advise you book the test before April 5th Applications must be complete before an offer can be made.

As you begin discussing your development plans with your employer, be sure to read our advice on Creating a Business Case. This document will help you build a case for your employer’s support, either financial or time away from the office.


If you would like to discuss the application process further, please do not hesitate to contact me at embaglobal@london.edu or +44 (0)20 7509.

Join me at our next online session on Wednesday 4 March 13.00 – 14.00 (UK time) to learn how London Business School and the Masters in Finance programme can help you advance your career and achieve your goals.

The session will start with a 30 minute presentation, followed by online Q+A.

Our next On Campus session is on Tuesday 17March 18.30-21.00

For a full list of all our forthcoming information events and to sign up go to: http://www.london.edu/education-and-development/masters-courses/masters-in-finance/information-events/mif-information-eve

London Business School is very proud of its reputation for diversity and inclusivity.

The Out In Business (OiB) club at London Business School represents the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community at the School. OiB is one of the strongest and most active clubs on campus and is a real tribute to the School’s diversity. It provides an invaluable professional, social and support network for students, alumni, faculty and staff.

The Club’s mission is to support the LBS LGBT community by organising social events throughout the year, organising career events connecting LGBT students with many of the employers who seek out talent and create inclusive workplaces, and acting as the champion for LGBT issues at LBS. We are the proud host of one of LBS’s flagship events, The EurOUT conference, attracting LGBT business school students, alumni, professionals and allies from all over the world. Please take a look at our conference website.

For general information, contact details and scheduled events, please take a look at our club website.

LGBT Webinar

Join us on Wednesday 18 March 2015 11.00 (AM) to 12.00 (midday) for an online chat with members of OIB. There will be a short presentation followed by an online Q+A. Sign up here!

EMBA-Global in London in February – it’s the most exciting week of the calendar for us at LBS. Not only do our two classes (Asia and Americas and Europe) come together for a joint learning week, but the social side really takes off. Classes included Strategic Management, Global Economics, Capital Markets and Managerial Negotiations. There was at least one dinner to celebrate the upcoming Chinese New Year.

There was a powerful launch to the week on Sunday with an inspiring session on accelerating your career and securing your next promotion. Thursday evening saw the red-T-shirted classes sponsor Sundowners, (some) made time for a Leadership Speaker event with Luke Johnson, Chairman of Patisserie Holdings PLC giving tips on how p/e really works and what it takes to be an entrepreneur, and held a Talent Show showcasing the amazing skills of a class that can dance, sing, ride a unicycle and drink a glass of wine while doing a headstand…..

EMBA-Global, London

Friday bought a highlight talk by Lynda Gratton discussing her latest insights on the Future of Work followed by a reception to close the week Talking about the hollowing out of the workplace, the global shift of Fortune 500 companies, what robots will be doing instead of us in the next 10 years (though NOT paying taxes or indulging in retail therapy) the whole evening felt like a glimpse into the future – the world you, the kids and grandkids will be working in….

EMBA-Global class week London Business School, Lynda Gratton talk

It’s cold outside, but the spirit of the class is tangible – warm, supportive, working and playing hard.

From an Admissions point of view, this is exactly what I wish for our classes. They are riding the challenges of balancing work, study and life – they are involving their partners and families, and they are smarter, better networked, increased in confidence and ambition – and they can catch up on sleep later.

We are interviewing now for the May 2015 class, and seeing some great people. The next deadline is March 2nd so get in touch if you are planning your application and want some last minute admissions tips.


I am pleased to let you know that applications for the 2016 Sloan Masters in Leadership and Strategy intake is now open. We seek passionate and intelligent people who can create a stimulating and valuable learning exchange. Candidates will have a breadth and depth of professional experience including management at a strategic level, and come from a wide range of backgrounds in private, public and not-for-profit sectors. You will bring ambition, commitment, a sharp intellect and a global outlook to the table. Content is pitched at a very high level, appropriate for those in key positions as decision-makers responsible for delivering results, leading critical projects and taking a leadership role in managing change.

Explore your fit and meet us

We recommend you to fully research the Sloan programme to ensure it aligns with your long-term career objectives. We can help you to determine this alongside your eligibility through an informal CV review. We run open days on campus and in cities around the world for you to meet admissions staff, students and global alumni. Drop-in sessions at the School give you the chance to chat with the Recruitment & Admissions Team about your application and the programme in more depth. Please see all upcoming events here.

If you would like a phone chat or meet me in person on Campus, I would be happy to schedule one as long as you send a CV with your request. You can submit your CV here.

LBS Sloan Recruitment & Admissions team