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Inventor of the web Tim Berners-Lee famously said, “We need diversity of thought in the world to face the new challenges”. An eclectic mix of factors such as gender, ethnicity and experience can encourage the kind of cognitive diversity Berners-Lee meant.
There are 195 countries in the world today. Before joining London Business School (LBS), current students across all of our programmes studied in 80 of them.
The School’s ever-growing footprint in London and its Dubai campus allows LBS to welcome more students – 2,177 and counting – than ever before.
Ideas are powered by diversity. Nearly 120 nationalities are represented across our programmes, with each student bringing unique world views, experiences and insights. Our graduates leave LBS with broadened horizons and they have a direct impact on the way the world does business.
Our community embraces diversity
Around a third of our current students are women. LBS’s Dean, Professor Sir Andrew Likierman, says: “We are committed to ensuring generations of women leaders flourish throughout their careers, right across the globe.” Learn more about women at LBS here
There has been much talk of Brexit and whether the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union will impact the School’s ability to attract the brightest minds from all corners of the world. In this film, Sir Andrew said he had been reassured that our students are the kinds of people whom officials want to stay in the UK. As a global school we’ll continue to celebrate our richly diverse community.
So, what makes LBS diverse? Our multicultural students. Just as our students thrive on learning from different perspectives, the global business community thrives on the diversity of thought for which our students are known.
There are plenty of reasons to choose a Masters in Finance (MiF) at LBS. Here are half a dozen
Research shows that you should spend your money on experiences, not things. You might say, “What do people have to show after six-course dinners and long-haul holidays?” You might say that buying a better car is the smarter option. But we adapt to things (like shiny new cars) quickly. Experiences last.
At LBS, we believe the best investment you can make is in yourself and your education. What’s more, our programmes are experiences, not things.
Why a Masters in Finance at LBS? Here are six reasons
1. One size doesn’t fit all
You can choose a format that fits your needs. The School draws strength from people’s differences so we understand the importance of a learning experience that works for you. Spend 10–16 months immersing yourself in our full-time programme or continue working as you learn with our flexible two-year part-time programme.
2. Find your hashtag
MiF students have plenty of professional experience so they might already have a hashtag – a specialism or an area of expertise. To help you find and hone yours, you can tailor each of our programmes to suit your goals through an extensive range of electives, practitioner courses, industry-focused events and international experiences.
3. Achieve your career goals
We know the MiF is a big investment. Meeting your career goals is key to your return on investment. Are you an experienced finance professional seeking to advance your career? Do you want to switch to another area, function or region, or deepen your knowledge? Whatever your motivation, you’ll benefit from the support and advice of our dedicated careers team who can help you achieve your goals.
4. Renowned thought leaders
LBS faculty provide commentary on the finance industry’s burning topics – from Bitcoin to Brexit. Their research helps shape policy, their insights strengthen the finance sector and their academic theory is amplified by real-world experience, giving them a powerful voice inside and outside the classroom.
5. London: the financial capital of the world
“When it comes to attracting talented workers, London is the city to beat,” wrote LBS blogger Rob Morris. There’s no better place for you to study finance than London. Our strong links with financial institutions, recruiters and practitioners make us proud – and they make us unique.
6. Learn, apply, do it again
You’ll not only learn with some of the best financial and business minds in the world, but you’ll benefit from experiential learning: the process of learning by doing. After all, we’re talking about an experience. If you could get this from a textbook you’d just buy it, right?
Broaden your international outlook, build your skills and do it in a format suited to you: that’s a long list of benefits. What about the drawbacks? We’re trying to find one.
There’s still time to join this year’s programme
If you have 3+ years experience in a finance role then don’t miss out on this exceptional opportunity. Visit our website for further information.