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The Masters in Finance (MiF) 2016 intake began their Orientation Week on Monday 15 August with a packed day of activities at the prestigious Banking Hall opposite the Bank of England. The students arrived extremely motivated and excited to begin their LBS journey.

After a welcome from the School’s Dean and the MiF Programme Director and Programme Team briefed the students on what they can expect during the course of their studies. Guest speakers Joseph Liu and Ben Hardy spoke on building your personal brands and how students can make the most out of their studies.

After lunch the students participated in a highly interactive icebreaker called the ‘Trading Game.’ “we got energetic introductions to our classmates during a trading game, which had us running around the hall for nearly an hour!” (John Stone MiF PT2018). Students had the opportunity to showcase their finance talents by trading information, money and other (virtual) valuables with the other teams. Despite some rather suspect trading, the game proved a huge success.

The day was capped off with a drinks reception. All in all a most truly enjoyable day for the students to start their studies. “Introduction day highlighted that MiF LBS students represent 52 countries. When the Programme Director started the aircraft engine in an imaginary round the world tour to demonstrate all our origins, I could not be prouder to represent Malaysia. The pride was almost like bearing the Malaysian flag at the Olympics when Brandon and I stood up.” (Zehan Mohamed Saleh MiF FT2017)

For the rest of the week they were in class focusing on ‘Personal Assessment and Development’. The full-time students were introduced to the Career Centre and started the ‘Preparatory Accounting Class’ “Career Centre sessions through the week were serious business; getting the CV ready as recruiters are coming on campus as soon as next month and being part of LBS, means we will get ahead of the pack.”  (Zehan Mohamed Saleh MiF FT2017)

The part-time students also had an intensive week of teaching with ‘Data Analytics for Finance’ course being the main focus in the classroom. Not to disappoint those of us looking to improve our quant skills during the MIF, the remainder of the week featured an intensive crash course on Data Analysis and Statistics.” (John Stone MiF PT2018)

After a full week of studies the MiF students were treated to an early start on Saturday morning with an action packed day at Gilwell Park. Despite the day starting off very wet, it didn’t dampen the spirits of the new class. Raft building, rock climbing and trapeze jumping were just a few of the activities that the MiF students took part in, with some conquering their biggest fears!

The Away Day also proved extremely useful in terms of the study groups getting to know one another as the activities required good communication and teamwork. The weather improved in the afternoon and we eventually got some much needed sunshine. To finish the whole week off the students were treated to a BBQ and some well-earned drinks!

“Orientation week ended exactly how I thought it’d be and more. It truly summed up the LBS brand, the exact reason why I chose to come here – for its diversity and strong network within the finance industry.” (Zehan Mohamed Saleh MiF FT2017)

I had tremendous fun participating in many of the activities with the students. I really enjoyed meeting the new class and admired their determination to make the day a huge success. Feedback from the students was extremely positive and I’m looking forward to seeing them succeed on their Masters in Finance Journey.

“Overall the class had a great first week and we are all looking forward to what is on the menu for the rest of the year!” (John Stone MiF PT2018)

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Applications for the Masters in Financial Analysis (MFA), the Masters in Management (MIM) and the Global Masters in Management (GMIM) starting in September 2017 are now open.

To make the process as smooth as possible, we have put together an application checklist for you to use. In order to submit a complete application, please make sure you submit the following:

  • Online application form
  • GMAT/GRE /(CFA Level 1 certificate – only applies to MFA candidates)/
  • English language certification copy (if required)
  • Essay questions
  •  Two references
  • Scanned copies of academic transcripts (MFA applicants must have studied a numerate undergraduate degree)
  • Application fee: GBP£90
  • KIRA Talent admissions video for GMIM applicants only (a new feature of the GMIM application)

We run a rolling admissions process so you can apply at any point in the cycle once you feel your application is ready and complete. We also provide recommended deadlines through the cycle so applicants can focus their efforts towards a specific date.

Once you have submitted an application, you can expect to receive an initial interview decision within three weeks. If successful and following an interview, you will receive a final decision with six to eight weeks of your initial application date.

Recommended deadline Latest Interview Decision Latest Final Decision
20 September 2016 14 October 2016 02 November 2016
01 November 2016 25 November 2016 14 December 2016
10 January 2017 03 February 2017 01 March 2017
07 March 2017 31 March 2017 26 April 2017
11 April 2017 05 May 2017 31 May 2017
30 May 2017 23 June 2017 19 July 2017

Applicants to the Global MiM should apply no later than the 7th March. Chinese nationals will need to apply via Fudan University, please find details here.

As you prepare your application to one of our three programmes, there are a few steps you can take to help strengthen your candidacy. As a first stage, we always recommend you submit a copy of your CV so that we can check and confirm your eligibility to apply to our programmes!

Submit CV for MFA here

Submit CV for MiM here

Submit CV for GMiM here

Next, if you are planning on visiting London in the upcoming months, why not book in for a coffee chat or attend one our monthly information sessions on campus which is a great opportunity for you to meet with staff, current students and get a feel for campus life. If not, our will be running sessions across the word so please do check our events page for events near you!

Should you have any questions about our programmes, the application process or the School in general please do get in touch with the recruitment team at mfa@london.edu or mim@london.edu.

Best of luck with your application – we look forward to receiving it!


Whether you are at the crucial research stage or in the process of applying for our MBA programme, the Recruitment Team at London Business School (LBS) can offer you a wealth of support.

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1. WE CAN HELP YOU WITH YOUR RESEARCH INTO THE MBA PROGRAMME

We understand that it can take weeks, months and even at times years, for candidates to decide on whether to do an MBA and which school to choose.

Therefore we are here to answer any questions or queries you may have concerning the LBS MBA programme. We can send you further details or any information requested to help you understand all the great features and benefits of the programme. We will share with you, what we look for in an MBA candidate. It is advised to start your research by looking at our recently updated MBA brochure.

2. WE CAN HELP YOU BY REVIEWING YOUR CV

Secondly we can help decipher whether the MBA will be the best programme for you based on your experience. We do this by conducting an informal CV review.

This is not an admissions decision, rather a tailored advice based on reviewing your academic and professional background. Admission is based on the whole application.

3. WE CAN ARRANGE 1-TO-1 CONSULTATION MEETINGS OR PHONE CHATS

Having a phone conversation or meeting you in person will give us an opportunity to offer you tailored advice and support that will help you to submit a competitive application.

We also hold informal MBA drop-in sessions on campus, where you can talk to a member of the Admissions Team and our Student Ambassadors. These events take place every Monday and Friday (beginning promptly at 14:30) and last one hour, and include Q&A and campus tour (weather permitting). There is no need to register in advance, simply report to our main Reception at around 14:20. We also have monthly information sessions on campus where you can meet the MBA Recruitment and Admissions Team, together with current MBA students and MBA Alumni. We also hold international information sessions; to find out which city we are visiting next, visit our website.

4. WE WILL GIVE YOU THE NECESSARY APPLICATION GUIDANCE AND SUPPORT

Whether that’s reminding you of the upcoming deadline dates, giving you some top tips on how to strengthen your application or sending you more information on the requirements for the programme; we are here to help you submit a strong application. We advise you to take a look at the recently published essay questions.

At all points right up until you submit an application, we are happy to help you begin your journey to becoming a successful student on the next class!

Get the conversation started today! Our email address is mba@london.edu.


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Whether you’re at the crucial research stage or in the process of applying for our Executive MBA London (EMBA) programme, the Recruitment Team can offer you a wealth of support.

1. WE CAN HELP YOU WITH YOUR RESEARCH INTO THE EMBA PROGRAMME

We understand that it can take weeks, months and even at times years, for candidates to decide on whether to embark on an EMBA and which school to choose.

Therefore we are here to answer any questions or queries you may have concerning the EMBA programme at London Business School (LBS). We can send you further details or any information requested to help you understand all of the great features and benefits that our EMBA has to offer. Simultaneously, we will share with you, what we look for in an EMBA candidate.

At this crucial research stage, we can aid you in differentiating between programmes. For example you may be deciding between the EMBA or our full-time MBA; we can help you understand the key differences and similarities between our programmes and which one might best suit your needs.

2. WE CAN HELP YOU BY REVIEWING YOUR CV

Secondly we can help decipher whether the EMBA will be the best programme for you based on your experience. We do this by conducting an informal CV review.

This is not an admissions decision, rather tailored advice based on reviewing your academic and professional background.

We also work very closely with the Recruitment and Admissions teams from the other programmes in our portfolio. So if we feel you may that your profile is better suited to another programme, we will put you in touch with the right person.

3. WE CAN ARRANGE 1-1 CONSULTATION MEETINGS OR PHONE CHATS

Having a phone conversation or one-to-one meeting will give us an opportunity to offer you tailored advice and support that will help you to submit a competitive application.

We also hold monthly information sessions on Campus where you can meet the EMBA Recruitment and Admissions Teams in person together with current EMBA students and alumni.

4. WE WILL GIVE YOU THE NECESSARY APPLICATION GUIDANCE AND SUPPORT

Whether that’s reminding you of the upcoming application deadlines, giving you some top tips on how to strengthen your application or sending you more information on the programme requirements; we are here to help you submit a strong application as smoothly as possible. We can also send you an application checklist which contains useful information on requirements such as the GMAT or the Executive Assessment and also details of our fast track application process.

At all points right up until you submit an application, the EMBA Recruitment Team is here and happy to help you begin your journey to becoming a successful student on the next class!

Get the conversation started today! Start your EMBA journey by getting in touch with us via emba@london.edu


As a student at London Business School, there will be a number of opportunities for you to get involved in Competitions.  These are fantastic ways to apply some of the theories explored in the classroom, and really showcase your knowledge, creativity and expertise in a particular area.

Types of Competitions

There are a variety of competitions available for you to participate in spanning various industries and requiring different skill sets. The main types are;

  • Business Plan Competitions: These are great opportunities for entrepreneurs who already have a business idea but haven’t got round to exploring its feasibility.  These quite often involve an element of pitching as well.
  • Hackathons: usually associated with computer programmers and designers, but what better way to get a business off the ground in a short period of time than to bring those technically gifted individuals together with talented business students, then splitting them into teams and making them compete.  We are very fortunate to have our very own LBS Hackathon which is open to the entire London coding community as well as LBS students from all its programmes.

Why you might want to get involved

As well as the opportunity to practise your skills and apply your  expertise to what are often real life problems, the competitions are a fantastic opportunity to learn through doing and to network with industry leaders, as well as students from across LBS and other top business schools.

You will more than likely be in teams, so you can learn from your teammates.  Your competitors will also be of a high calibre so you can expect to learn from them too. Most competitions are officiated by a prestigious judging panel that  provide you with feedback on your work based on their years of experience, thus providing you with a further opportunity to learn. The judges and sponsors of these competitions quite often represent potential employers.

Competitions also offer various prizes and recognition to the winning team, however it is really the taking part that counts as the experience is often invaluable.

Competitions based at LBS

Another exciting aspect of competitions at LBS is that we have our own set of established events which that you can help organise. Therefore you get to see the whole process from the other side, giving you a totally different experience.

This will often involve working directly with faculty and other leading industry experts to shape the competition and enlisting them to help judge and deliver the final event.

You also work in teams to deliver a world class initiative, so it’s a great opportunity to practice and develop those skill sets, such as leadership, communication and managing a highly talented group of individuals.

Examples of home grown competitions include;

  • Cinven Private Equity Case Competition: ran as part of the LBS PEVC Club Annual Conference. 2015 was its inaugural year the competition brings together students from the world’s top business schools to evaluate and provide recommendations for a proposed private equity buyout.
  • The Stock Pitch Competition: ran by the LBS Investment Management Club, students benefit from the experience of pitching stocks. The winning stock is then purchased by the Student Investment Fund, and the winning student is invited to join the Investment Committee of the fund.

Success Stories 

Whether participating in or organising a competition, the experience can be very rewarding and provide you with some great moments whilst on your chosen programme.

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In April of this year MBA2017 students Otar Dgebuadze, Francesca Gala, Marek Sandrik, Ilaria Di Mattia and Giorgio Podda  won the SDA Bocconi International Competition in Finance held at Milan.

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LBS team “Rickshaw Finance” which included LBS PHD Student Amrita Kundu won Second Place and £17,435 in the 2016 MBA Impact Investing Networking and Training (MIINT) competition held at Wharton.

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LBS’s first ever IMPACTathon event involved 80 participants working hard to support and deliver solutions for social entrepreneurs tackling real social issues.

‘I thought it was absolutely brilliant to see so many students give up their weekend and deliver such high quality projects for the social enterprises in the room. We had a few social enterprises specifically say that these students have done for them what they’ve been trying to do in 18 months in the space of a weekend’ - Natasha Malpani, Big Society Capital

 


Join Jane Charlton (Director of the MiF programme), Sean Garman, MIF PT2015 (Leveraged Finance at Lloyds Banking Group), Ivelina Delcheva, MIF PT2016 (Strategy and Risk at BNP Paribas) to learn more about the MiF Part-Time programme at London Business School.  I will be moderating the panel discussion, and there will be plenty of time to ask questions about the curriculum, the classroom experience, work/study balance, student life at LBS etc.

6 July Webinar: Spotlight on the Part-time Masters in Finance (19.00-20.00 London time zone)

To attend this online event, please sign up here


 

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If you are thinking of studying the Sloan MSc or have already received an offer, funding is one of your priorities.

I would like to remind you that London Business School offers a generous range of scholarships that cover partly or fully the tuition fees of the Sloan MSc. Some scholarships will automatically consider all candidates who accepted their offer whereas other scholarships require an application with various criteria. Ensure you visit our website for all the details about the below scholarships:

  • 50th Anniversary Scholarship
  • Sloan Philip Langsdale Scholarship
  • Sloan Awards
  • Sloan MSc Women’s Scholarship
  • Sloan Alumni Scholarship
  • The Monica and Navin Valrani Scholarship
  • The Gallifrey Scholarship for Social Enterprise
  • The David Pyott Scholarship

 

Please note that you can submit applications for as many scholarships as you consider yourself to be eligible for.

Good luck with your applications, and remember: you won’t get if you don’t give it a try!


On Saturday 4 June we were delighted to host our first Executive MBA (EMBA) Women’s Brunch on campus.  The event was hosted by Julia Marsh, Executive Director for Leadership Programmes at London Business School; it provided a great platform for current students, alumnae and guests to network, discuss ideas and learn about our Executive MBA programme.

Professor Tammy Erickson, a McKinsey Award-winning author, repeatedly ranked amongst the 50 most influential living management thinkers in the world by Thinkers50, provided inspiring insights and discussed  Leading Businesses into the Future, stimulating engaging discussions amongst participants, who represented a wide range of industries including technology, consulting, oil and gas, finance and entrepreneurship.

One of our values at London Business School is that we draw strength and ideas from our diversity and one of our aims is to help more women transform their careers  by developing their leadership potential, equipping them with the skills, expertise and network that our Executive MBA programme offers. This year’s EMBA cohort consists of one of the largest intakes of female candidates of 32%  adding to the programme’s already rich diversity.

The next intake for the Executive MBA London and Dubai programme is September 2016.  For more information about the application  process and the deadlines please visit our websiteIf you have any questions in the meantime, please get in touch via email: emba@london.edu


It’s that time of year again. When the London Business School campus welcomes MBA admitted candidates into the LBS community.  This year, we had over 150 MBA2018s and their partners attend a wide array of events showcasing the incredible city of London as well as the MBA programme’s offerings.

The first day of Welcome Weekend consisted of engaging presentations from our Career Centre, the MBA programme team and Student Ambassadors.  Additionally, two of our world-class faculty members, Professor Rajesh Chandy and associate Professor Daniel Effron, led interactive lectures filled with lively debates.  Following a day of engaging sessions and ‘Speed Networking’, admits and partners experienced their first evening Sundowners, an LBS tradition.  MBA2018s then danced the night away to a live performance by ‘No Donuts for Hilda’, an LBS alumni band.

A highlight of the weekend included the ‘Entrepreneurship Session’ where we learned about an MBA2015 and his children’s literacy initiative, Pobble. Also featured in the session was MBA2015 student Graeme Burns, who talked about the student initiative, London Entrepreneurship Review.

Congratulations on your acceptance into the class of MBA2018 admits!

We look forward to seeing you soon at Orientation in August.

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After a year of reviewing applications, conducting interviews from both sides of the Atlantic, London Business School(LBS) and Columbia Business School(CBS), last week we finally welcomed the new EMBA-Global Americas & Europe class on campus.

This fantastic class of 73 students with an average age of 34 years represent 33 different nationalities, and have an average of 11 years of work experience. This intake also marks the highest number of female students (32%) we have had in a class so far.

The first day of Orientation, Sunday 8 May, was a beautiful summer day in London; perfect to kick off this very intensive week. The afternoon started with some refreshments and followed with inductions from both partner schools. Having drinks and dinner was the best way to complete this first day.

Richard Jolly from LBS and Paul Ingram from CBS were part of this first week of study respectively with their Executive Leadership and Leadership & Organisational Change classes. Students also got introduced to Financial Accounting, Managerial Economics and Managerial Statistics, just enough to get them straight into the academic part of the programme.

The EMBA-Global programme is highly collaborative and this first week was the time for students to meet their study groups. A study group usually consists of five individuals from different countries and industries. Throughout the programme they will surely share their ups and downs. After getting their hoodies, getting their photos taken and signing off their biographies for the class directory, study groups all went for dinner so they could better get to know each other.

The orientation week would not be complete without the famous closing dinner on the River Thames. Better known as the boat party, it was a great opportunity for the class to meet students from other leadership programmes including Sloan MSc and Executive MBA. One of the recurring comments among the guests was how diverse London Business School community is, and we are certainly proud of this.

See you in August EMBA-Global 2018s!

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