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Sloan MSc – Term 1 Highlights

Written by Matthew Foster

The Sloan Masters in Leadership and Strategy is unique in European top business school offerings in focusing on the experienced executive in a full time degree. As the class of 2017 move into their second term, here are a select few of the many highlights of the term just finished beyond the engaging, informative and educational core programme.

Orientation

The year started at full pace with a jam-packed Orientation week, as study combined with invaluable team-building and networking to ensure the Sloan journey started on a strong footing. Find out more about this exciting kick-off in our earlier blog post.

Case study with Lord John Bird

Lord Bird, founder of The Big Issue, joined the Sloan
Fellows for a singular case study in February. Lord Bird is both a talented and inspirational businessman and speaker, facing early hardship to become a well-known entrepreneur and member of the House of Lords.

His enthusiastically received session with our Sloan 2017 cohort was a fantastic opportunity to explore entrepreneurship and social responsibility whilst engaging with this unique individual. Such was the reception that we have made the full presentation
available online.

Career Events

As a full time programme, more often than not the Sloan MSc requires participants to step away from their current job roles and careers. At London Business School, we have a well-developed Career Management offering tailored to the needs of the experienced executives and entrepreneurs who become Sloan Fellows.

The first term has included a variety of workshops, covering career development, networking, getting investment ready for entrepreneurs and exploring and developing resilience.

The Career Centre also played host to ‘The Challenge of Change’ presentation with Mohan Mohan, (LBS Executive in Residence), a  retired Procter & Gamble senior executive, having had a memorable career spread over three continents. Mohan delivered a motivational presentation covering topics such as how to approach time at London Business School, how to pursue the definition of career goals and how to approach your career development, as well as coaching sessions with our Sloan Fellows.

End of term celebration

To mark the end of a memorable but exhausting term, celebratory drinks and a dinner was hosted by the School here at our central London Campus.

Find out more

If this has whetted your appetites for the Sloan experience, why not come to an information evening to find out more, as well as meet some current and/or former students? Details of future events can be found on our website.

For a taste of the Sloan experience first-hand, we also offer the opportunity for applicants to the Sloan 2018 cohort to visit a class. You can join the current Sloan MSc cohort and gain an insight into our world-class faculty, ground-breaking research and network with existing students to discover if the Sloan journey is the right path for you.

We have two modules open for visitors over a number of days to maximise the opportunities available; you can sign up here or find out more by contacting sloan@London.edu.