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We are pleased to announce that our Masters in Management (MiM) programme has been ranked sixth in the recent Financial Times ranking for the second year running. The programme remains number one in the UK.

We are delighted that the programme achieved a top position for ‘aims achieved’, with 93 per cent of alumni satisfied.

London Business School is ranked number one in the world for its international student body, with international students accounting for 98 per cent of the MiM class of 2015.

Leila Guerra, Executive Director, Early Career Programmes, said: “Our global diversity is extremely attractive. Our students gain a lot from the rich peer mix and a life-long, cross-generational, network of alumni worldwide. The ranking results today are a testament to this and to the exciting careers that our graduates go on to lead.” 

The average salary reported by London Business School’s 2013 MiM students was $80,526 three years after graduation, an increase of more than 9 per cent since the first ranking two years ago. 96 per cent of the class were employed within three months of graduation, based on a 98% reporting rate; one of the highest among the schools ranked.

Find more information about the programme and how to apply here.View the full Financial Times MiM ranking here.


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Sitting in on a class is the best way to experience the quality of our faculty and the classroom experience and to meet informally with current Masters in Finance (MiF) students.  During October and November 2016 we offer four Saturday dates when you can join the part-time MiF Financial Accounting and Analysis core course (taught by Chris Higson) either in the morning (09.00-11.45) or in the afternoon (12.45-15.30):

1 October

15 October

29 October*

12 November*

* includes the option to join the class for lunch

Places are limited so if you would like to take part please contact mif@london.edu as soon as possible.  These visits are open to people considering the full-time and part-time MiF.

We will announce similar opportunities for 2017 later.


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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, the 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 personal brands and how students can make the most of their studies.

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 it was a most enjoyable day and a great way 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 started ‘Preparatory Accounting Class’ and were introduced to the Career Centre.
“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 lots of 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.

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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!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.

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!

Camille Vironda


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.

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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