London Business School – Masters in Management
Ah London! The home of Madame Tussauds and Big Ben, of Lord’s and Wimbledon, and the city which houses the headquarters of dozens of major global companies including HSBC, Barclays, Virgin Atlantic, and many more.
There are few cities in the world, if any, which can provide the host of cultural and professional opportunities which London can. It’s no surprise why, given the caliber of companies, quality of life, and top notch salaries. While many mid-career professionals try their hardest to secure a move to London, how would you like to kick start your career directly in this city of dreams?
If you like the sound of that, read on to know more about London Business School’s Master's in Management program!
Established in 1964 and located near the famous Regent’s Park, London Business School offers master's programs in management and finance, along with its MBA and PhD programs. LBS is also a part of E7 - an informal group of the best European Business Schools. Other schools in the E7 group include INSEAD, HEC Paris, Oxford Said, Cambridge Judge Business School, IMD and IESE.
The Masters in Management program at LBS is part of their Early Career programs targeted at candidates with 0-2 years of work experience. The program length is 12-16 months, with the optional fourth term allowing students more opportunities to find internships as a part of the program.
The LBS Masters in Management program was ranked 3rd and 4th in the FT MiM rankings for 2019 and 2020 respectively.
Academics and curriculum
Core courses and electives: As this MiM is an early career program, the core courses cover all the fundamental areas of business that students need to know, including Data Analytics, Finance, Strategy, Marketing and others. After completing these fundamental courses, students then have the choice of a further three electives from 60+ options. Students who opt for the additional fourth term are required to complete another three electives as well.
Global cohort: Across all its programs, LBS has one of the most diverse and multicultural class profiles, and the MiM program is no different! The typical MiM class has students from 48 nationalities in a class of ~200 students, with more than 90% of the class being comprised of international students. The level of exposure students experience in this environment is hard to match and is a vital part of the experience.
LondonLAB: Students have the opportunity to complete a live 10-week real world business project. This allows them to put their learnings into practice, under the guidance of LBS faculty and the company they are working with. It is also a fantastic opportunity for students to expand their professional network in the city! Some companies who have recently been clients include Deloitte, BBC, UNICEF, EY, Salesforce, Telefonica and Depop.
Global Immersion Field Trips: These trips allow students to experience new communities and cultures and find solutions to the most pressing business problems in the world today. Some recent locations for GIFTs include Cape Town, Beijing, Tel Aviv, and San Francisco.
The LBS MiM normally has five application rounds every year, beginning in September until May. As always, it is recommended to apply as early as possible to give yourself the best chance of both admission, and scholarship opportunities.
The MiM application includes a completed application form, GMAT/GRE score, academic transcripts, CV, essays, and two referees.
References: As the program is meant for young graduates, the referees can be divided between academic and professional supervisors.
Academics: While there is no minimum GMAT/GRE score, it is recommended for students to have a minimum score of 600 to apply for the program. The school accepts strong undergraduate degrees in any subject area equivalent to a UK First or 2:1 or a GPA of 3.3 and above.
Essays: The LBS application includes many essays and short questions, discussing motivations, personal interests, ambitions, and even backup plans if you don’t achieve your primary goals! This certainly isn’t an application you want to get done at the last minute, so get started as early as you can.
As we mentioned right at the start, there can be fewer better ways to give the start of your career a launch than an LBS MiM. Some of the key career outcomes for the Class of 2019 include,