The London Business School MBA: What You Need To Know
Established in 1964, the London Business School MBA is a product of the city it is based in: cosmopolitan and full of opportunities. As one student puts it, the MBA class has “head-spinning internationalism and inclusiveness.” The program is very diverse, typically with over 90% of students from outside the UK.
To cater to this diverse cohort, LBS takes pride in considering itself the world’s most flexible MBA.
The two-year MBA accepts around 500 students per year. Recognizing that students are on different timelines and have varying needs, LBS offers the option to complete the MBA in 15, 18 or 21 months.
The program has eight “fundamentals” courses with the option of a “tailored core” of courses, where students can take advantage of a variety of concentrations; the newest being Technology and Analytics. As well as core business courses, the program offers skills courses such as programming, coding and digital courses in finance, accounting and quantitative methods to give a more blended experience. Global Business Perspectives courses are designed to raise cultural awareness and help students learn the subtleties of doing business in different regions.
In their second year, students can customize their MBA to fit their interests and goals with 70-plus electives, and have the opportunity to attend a Global Business Experience to cities such as Johannesburg, Yangon in Myanmar, Mumbai, Tel Aviv, and Lima.
Students come to LBS with a wide range of interests and enjoy taking part in international exchanges, international conferences, and a wide variety of student clubs from the Social Impact club to the Retail in Luxury Goods club.
LBS shapes skilled business leaders that are eager to directly impact the local London community.
“The flexibility of the program length, highly diverse global peer group and leveraging of our London location are the core strengths of our MBA. The new two-year graduate visa will allow even more of our students to stay and work in London after graduation,” says David Simpson, Admissions Director.
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