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The MBA

The MBA
15–21 months, full time
London experience. World impact.
Contents
Transform your global career
with the world’s most flexible MBA 03

Prepare for a unique experience 04

A world of new perspectives 06

The MBA programme 08

Year One: a foundation for success 10

Year Two: our MBA your way 12

Global Business Experiences 14

Beyond the classroom 16

Career impact 18

The alumni view 20

Take the next step 22

02  The MBA


Transform your global
career with the world’s
most flexible MBA
It’s time to expand your horizons. No matter where your career is headed,
London Business School’s ultra-flexible and customisable MBA – now
celebrating its 50th year – will inspire, challenge and connect you. You’ll develop
new skills, build lifelong relationships and learn from some of the best faculty in
the world on a programme steeped in history.

Over the years, students have travelled from around the globe to take our world-
class MBA. Like them, you will gain the insights and expertise to prosper in an
ever-changing business landscape. We’ll encourage you to apply your learning in
lectures, internships, projects and networking opportunities. And as you grow,
you’ll become part of something truly extraordinary – a dynamic community of
culturally aware professionals who demonstrate the exceptional global mobility
and leadership competencies that top recruiters want.

London showcases a complex, vibrant and demanding business environment,


attracting top global companies, entrepreneurs and professional talent. It
stimulates exceptional performance in all areas – just like our MBA. Consistently
ranked as one of the world’s best business schools, we combine outstanding
thought leadership in a global city with a customised, career-focused curriculum.

Flexible. Transformational. Join us and realise your true potential for success.

The MBA 03
Prepare for
a unique experience
Our MBA will transform not only your career, but also the way
in which you view the world and what you do in life. Flexible in
length and able to be tailored specifically to suit your needs, it’s
a programme that’s as versatile as you are “When a man is tired
of London, he is tired of life;
Shape our MBA your way
Just as there is no one typical MBA student, we believe there is no ‘one-size-fits-
for there is in London all
all’ MBA. That’s why we’ve designed our MBA to be flexible and accommodating, that life can afford.”
allowing you to tailor your experience to your individual interests and career path.
Samuel Johnson,
Throughout our MBA, practical components are integrated with academic theory. essayist and lexicographer
We’re constantly leveraging our rich London network and connections with businesses (1709-1784)
worldwide to let you test what you know. Choose our LondonCAP module, for
example, and you’ll work on a ‘live’ project, developing and delivering business
solutions to exciting London-based organisations.

Flexible exit points – at 15, 18 and 21 months – help you to accelerate your career and
graduate early, or give you time to explore your options and fully develop your skills. A London résumé
Your programme
In the first year of your programme, you’ll undertake various Business Fundamentals
75% of top 500 global
courses, before having the opportunity to customise your studies through our Tailored companies based in the city
Core. Deepen a particular area of knowledge by focusing on existing career interests,
or broaden your horizons through an expansive and current range of subjects including
Digital Strategy, Discovering Entrepreneurial Opportunities and Global Economic
100% of leading financial
Analysis. Then, choose from three summer routes: intern with some of the world’s institutions represented
best companies, or challenge yourself by joining our Summer Consulting Team or
Entrepreneurship Summer School. 37% international population
You can tailor your programme further still in Year Two. Our portfolio of more than
70 electives reflects the extensive academic and research expertise of our faculty, 300+ languages spoken
enabling you to add breadth to your studies, or focus on specific areas of interest that
complement your career search. Other options include adding more internships to 30m visitors each year
increase your practical experience.

Achieve maximum career impact


1,000+ tech start-ups formed
every month
Our MBA curriculum is underpinned by academic rigour and career-related impact.
A team of outstanding professors drives the former, and we also design our programme
around input from a wide range of world-class recruiters. What you learn, and how you 37% of global foreign
learn it, is fully aligned to your career path. exchange market
Crucially, you’ll enhance your practical experience, developing skills to compete and
succeed in the global career market. 264 foreign banks
80% of the world’s metal
trading

4 UNESCO World Heritage sites


240+ museums and galleries
150+ public parks
60+ Michelin-starred
restaurants

04  The MBA


Consistently ranked
among the best
international business
schools by Bloomberg
Businessweek
and the Financial Times

The London advantage Meet the world on our MBA


Confident, captivating, global – London is a cultural and financial capital, with 99% of
the world’s business activity in a time zone that overlaps with the city. Every leading
institution on the planet is here, as are a third of the world’s largest companies. London
is a shining beacon for the techology, media and creative industries, where new, flexible
organisations make an immediate impact.
425
students in the MBA2018 class
Our MBA reflects the strength and dynamism of this extraordinary city. Leveraging
our connections to a broad spectrum of businesses, you can make the most of
internships and full-time recruiting opportunities with global consulting firms, tech
startups, leading pharma companies, luxury retail giants and multinational banks.

London motivates, entertains and surprises. It has culture old and new, sport,
90%
nightlife, exciting cuisine, festivals and parks. The city delivers on every level. international students in the
MBA2018 class
We’re global through and through
Being global is part of our DNA. Acclaimed professors and visiting speakers from
around the world offer cutting-edge thought leadership, and there are inspirational
opportunities to visit other global business hubs.

We’re constantly creating ways to integrate international experiences into our


70
curriculum. Our incredibly popular Global Business Experiences (GBEs) take you nationalities represented in the
out of your comfort zone to examine different business approaches in places such MBA2018 class
as Johannesburg, Yangon, Tel Aviv and Lima. You can participate in an International
Exchange to one of our top partner schools abroad. Let’s not forget the option to study
on our language programme or immerse yourself in our Global Business Perspectives
cultural awareness courses, designed to help you learn the subtle nuances of
conducting business in different regions of the world.

And of course, where would you be without the opportunity to join our superb range
100+
faculty from 31 countries
of international student-led career and social treks and events? At LBS you’re part
of a cosmopolitan student body, plugged into a first-class professional and personal
network that sharpens your competitive edge and provides a springboard to long-term

43,000+
success. Take part in the Ghana Volunteer Trek, organise the Latin America Business
Forum or get involved with the Middle East Conference – broadening your global
perspective has never been easier.
alumni across 150 countries
“LBS is a truly unique school, which will allow you to discover
who you really are, what you really want and how to achieve it.”
João Paulo Alcántara (Brazilian) MBA2016, Manager, Itaú Unibanco

The MBA 05
A world of new
18%
perspectives North America

London Business School’s position at the heart of a


global business centre makes it an unrivalled
destination for students from every continent

Cross-cultural collaboration
Put a Spanish business development professional, a Canadian
finance analyst and a Kazakhstani public sector department
director together with a product development specialist for a
luxury Italian fashion house, a US consultant and a director of an
Indian cable manufacturing plant. Meet study group C10 from the
class of MBA2018. 12%
Our study groups reflect the global talent that is an integral part of today’s Latin America
workplace. They’re tough, but transformational. Together, you’ll produce
around 30% of your first-year grade, learning to create success in multicultural
teams anywhere in the world.

Wide-ranging career experience


The flexibility of our MBA attracts students from varied wide-ranging career backgrounds,
including consulting, media, the military, finance, sports, tech, pharmaceuticals, aerospace,
retail, healthcare and not-for-profit sectors. Your experience may be in the international
corporate sector, or in a family business. Maybe you’re a career-changer exploring new
industries or you want to flex your entrepreneurial muscles and start a successful venture.

Any and every scenario might motivate someone to do an MBA and everyone’s story is
different. Each of you will put in the hours, push your cognitive and creative limits and do what
it takes to redefine your career and life potential.

Harness your potential


At LBS we equip you with the skills to think globally. You’ll spend much of the first year of your
MBA working in the kind of study group mentioned above, learning to thrive in a challenging
multicultural environment that represents the modern global business world. Your ability to
achieve and act – both independently and as a member of a multicultural team – is what
will make you stand out. The investment you make in your MBA will reward you with a life-
changing experience and untold career opportunities. Develop an international mindset, build ■ 27% Finance/Accounting
a global network and enter a market eager for your skills and outlook.
■ 26% Consulting
Whatever your career trajectory, give yourself the best chance of success by capitalising on ■ 7% Energy/Power generation
LBS’s reputation and reach. ■ 7% FMCG/Retail/Luxury goods
■ 6% Manufacturing/Engineering
Industry sector pre-MBA
■ 5% Marketing/Publishing/Media
Our students come from hugely diverse career backgrounds:
■ 5% IT&T
■ 3% Healthcare/Pharmaceuticals/Biotechnology
■ 27% Finance/Accounting
■ 27% Finance/Accounting ■ 3% Public/Not-for-profit/Education
■■ 26%
26% Consulting
Consulting ■ 2% Automotive/Aerospace
7%7%
■■ Energy/Power generation
Energy/Power generation ■ 2% Defence/Military
■ 7% FMCG/Retail/Luxury goods ■ 2% Law/Legal services
■ 7% FMCG/Retail/Luxury goods
■ 6% Manufacturing/Engineering ■ 2% Leisure/Sports/Entertainment/Travel
5%6%
■■ Manufacturing/Engineering
Marketing/Publishing/Media ■ 2% Other
5%5%
■■ IT&TMarketing/Publishing/Media ■ 1% Property/Real estate
■ 3% Healthcare/Pharmaceuticals/Biotechnology
■ 5% IT&T
■ 3% Public/Not-for-profit/Education
2%3%
■■ Healthcare/Pharmaceuticals/Biotechnology
Automotive/Aerospace
■■ 2%3% Public/Not-for-profit/Education
Defence/Military
Follow our MBA student blog: www.london.edu/studentblog
2%2%
■■ Law/Legal services
Automotive/Aerospace
06  The MBA ■ 2% Leisure/Sports/Entertainment/Travel
■ 2% Defence/Military
■ 2% Other
Where do you come from?

10%
The class of MBA2018 intake is made up of 70 nationalities

UK

25%
Europe
(excluding UK)

7% 21%
Asia
Africa/
Middle East
7%
Australia/
New Zealand

“Our cohort spans a tremendous range of nationalities, ethnicities, ages,


sexual orientations and professional backgrounds. Even in London, our
campus stands out for its head-spinning internationalism and inclusiveness.”
Aaron So (Australian) MBA2018

“One of the “What I enjoyed “My cohort


School’s most was was innately
greatest assets being exposed global.”
is undeniably to new ideas
the student and careers.”
and alumni
community.”

Nono Mkhondo (South African) Richard Huse (New Zealander) Ken Saito Hanawa (Peruvian)
MBA2016 MBA2015 MBA2013
Investment Banking Associate, Tendering Business Partner – Senior Director – Strategy &
Goldman Sachs Africa & Asia, Averda Corporate Development, ESP
Properties
“One of LBS’s greatest assets is “What I enjoyed most about life at LBS
undeniably the student and alumni was being exposed to new ideas and “My cohort was innately global. Sharing
community. The diversity of the careers, and having the opportunity to a classroom with a cross-section of
student body makes for challenging interact with truly brilliant people. The engineers, economists, architects,
and stimulating classroom debate and School has an extremely diverse student medics and lawyers was the best training
is central to the School’s innovative body and faculty, which is reflected in I could have had to learn how to motivate
character and collaborative culture.” an MBA programme that attracts people and lead international and professionally
from around the world.” diverse teams.”
The MBA 07
The MBA programme
Our programme will test your initiative, stimulate your creativity and demand your energy and intellect.
Here’s an overview of its structure and highlights

PRE-TERM TERM ONE TERM TWO TERM THREE


Online
August–December January–March April–June
preparation

PRE-TERM TERM ONE TERM TWO TERM THREE


Online preparation August–December
All students must take these courses January–March
Students April–June
choose from Tailored Core to fulfil their credits

All students must take these


Business courses
Fundamentals Students
Business choose from Tailored Tailored
Fundamentals Core to fulfil
Coretheir
and credits
Electives

Data Analytics Managing Organisational Business Analytics


Accounting
for Managers
Business Fundamentals Behaviour
Business Fundamentals (terms two and
Tailored three)
Core

Global Leadership Customer and Market


Finance Marketing
Assessment for Managers
Data Analytics Managing Organisational Insights
Business Analytics
Accounting
for Managers Behaviour (terms two and three)
Managing Responsibly: Developing Entrepreneurial
Statistics Ethics in Work, Operations Management Opportunities
Global Leadership
Organisations and Society (terms two and
Assessment for Customer and three)
Finance Marketing
Managers Market Insights
Understanding
Tailored Core Global Economic Analysis
General Management
Managing Responsibly: Operations
Statistics Ethics in Work, Digital Business
Management
Business Analytics Marketing Planning Under
Organisations and
Accounting
Society (terms two and three) Competition
Understanding
Finance II Entrepreneurship
Strategic Economic
GeneralI Management
Finance Tailored Core
(terms two and three) Analysis

Financial
BusinessReporting
Analyticsfor Global Economic
Macroeconomics
Accounting for Today’s Economy
(terms two and three) Value Chain Management
Analysis
Managers (terms two and three)

Microeconomics for Assessing Performance for LondonCAP


Corporate Finance Capital Markets
Strategy Execution Marketing
Managers
and Valuation and Financing (terms two and three)
Planning
(terms two and three)
Assessing Performance for
LondonCAP
Strategy
Macroeconomics Financial Strategy Execution
(terms two Reporting
and three) Strategic Economic
(terms two and three)
for Managers for Today’s Economy Analysis
Developing Entrepreneurial
Finance II
Opportunities
Management (terms two and three)
(terms two and Accounting
three) Value Chain
Strategy
and Performance Management
Financial Reporting for
Digital Strategy
Measurement
Today’s Economy
(terms two and three)
(terms two and three)
LondonCAP LondonCAP
(terms two and three) (termsStrategy
Digital two and three)
(terms two and three)

Electives Electives
Electives

Electives
Leadership Launch (Skills Development) Career Management

Leadership Launch (Skills Development) Career Management

Language Programme

08  The MBA


SUMMER YEAR TWO
July–August September–July

SUMMER
Students spend their summer
YEAR TWO
July–August Year TwoSeptember–July
is entirely tailored by you
in one of three ways

Students spend their summer By this time the course will be most flexible
in one of three ways
Internship Electives Flexible exit points

Global Business Experience 15 months


Entrepreneurship Summer
School ¢¢ Boston and New York City
Internship Electives 18 monthsFlexible exit points
¢¢ Johannesburg
Summer ¢¢ Hong Kong 21 months
Consulting Team Lima Business Experience
¢¢Global 15 months
Entrepreneurship
¢¢ Tel Aviv
Summer School ¢¢ Boston and New York City
¢¢ Mumbai 18 months
¢¢ Johannesburg Capstone
¢¢ Yangon
¢¢ Hong Kong and Shenzhen 21 months
Summer
Consulting Team ¢¢ Lima
International Exchange Congregation
¢¢ Tel Aviv
¢¢ Mumbai
Capstone
Business Project

International Exchange
Internships Congregation
Programme

Business Project

Internships

Leadership Launch (Skills Development) Career Management

Leadership Launch (Skills Development) Career Management

Language Programme

The MBA 09
Year One:
a foundation
for success
Year One gives you a solid grounding
in business frameworks and analytical
skills – customised building blocks
for a successful and career-focused
learning journey

Academic excellence The first year combines business Terms two and three –
Our MBA starts with a commitment to
fundamentals with optional tailored Tailored Core
subjects to enhance your learning.
academic excellence – it’s the foundation Start to shape our MBA your way.
Experience business simulations,
of every lecture, study group or real- As well as completing your remaining
case studies, lectures and group work
time business situation we offer. You’ll Business Fundamentals courses,
while collaborating with your study
experience outstanding and current term two sees the introduction of the
group, to make up around 30% of your
thought leadership that underpins Tailored Core curriculum. As your career
first-year grade. It’s a steep learning
rigorous academic theory, and benefit path becomes clearer, the flexibility of
curve, and invaluable preparation for
from exciting opportunities for sustained our MBA really comes into its own,
today’s global workplace.
practical application. Learn how to allowing you to map your future through
deliver results in today’s fast-changing your choice of subjects. Customised
and global business environment, Pre-term – online preparation classes allow you to increase your
developing your career path and Our three online pre-courses integrate knowledge of key areas like finance
showcasing your toolkit to recruiters seamlessly with our Business and marketing, or to try something new
both on and off campus. Fundamentals portfolio. Rigorous online – develop new skills in digital business
assessment tools ensure you’re ready or entrepreneurship.
Flexibility to hit the ground running when term
starts. These modules are structured www.london.edu/mba/core
With a focus on flexibility, choice is
to allow students with prior knowledge
central to our MBA. And it starts early,
and experience to complete their tests
right from your second term of study.
without taking the full course.
Different options abound. Choose from
12 specially tailored core subjects,
identifying specific classes that support Terms one and two –
your career track. Decide exactly how Business Fundamentals
long your programme is going to be, with Build the core knowledge, skills and
the flexibility to take different electives cultural sensitivities essential for leading
and multiple internships. Or raise your teams anywhere in the world – and more
game and add value to selected London immediately, for helping you secure
organisations in our optional LondonCAP a summer internship. Our Business The Sammy Ofer Centre, our cutting-edge teaching
and learning facility, opened in summer 2017
course. Whichever paths you choose, Fundamentals core offers an introduction
you have a unique opportunity to direct to management and global leadership
your MBA in line with your personal tools and techniques. It runs across the
career goals. first two terms and covers key subject
areas such as economics, operations,
Your first year strategy, marketing and finance.
Today’s business toolkit is more You may also start language studies in
complex than ever before. Global the second term, boosting your global
leaders are expected to be skilled in toolkit from one of a range of options
analytical frameworks and processes including French, Portuguese, Spanish,
and adept at managing teams. Mandarin, German, Arabic, Russian,
Meanwhile, they must demonstrate Italian and Japanese.
a smart, strategic approach.
www.london.edu/mba/languages

10  The MBA


Highlights of Year One
London Applied Module
As part of the London Core
Application Practicum
(LondonCAP), you will immerse
yourself in a live project and
experience first-hand the diversity
and dynamism of the London
business community. By tackling
challenges for leading and cutting-
edge companies in London, you’ll
have the invaluable opportunity to
apply the learning from your core
courses to develop solutions that
have real-world impact. Test your
abilities to work alongside your
classmates in a small group setting
and to harness your combined
strengths to meet some of the
complex issues facing today’s
businesses. You’ll not only enhance
your practical experience but,
“The diverse mix of students at LBS gives me continued critically, you’ll also grow your
network and gain exposure to new
exposure to a multicultural environment and is an ideal companies and sectors. Previous
landscape to build a supportive global network in the unrivalled students have worked on projects
with organisations such as Amazon,
cultural and business centre that is London. I have learned as the Bank of England, Transport for
much outside the classroom as I have inside.” London and the British Fashion
Council, to name but a few.
Marcela Santacoloma Valencia (Colombian) MBA2014,
Investments & Strategy Advisor, AKEN Capital Global Business Practice
Our optional Global Business
Practice courses form part of
our skills portfolio and harness
the enormous bank of cultural
knowledge that exists within
our MBA class. Up to half of
our students stay in the UK
for internships and full-time
placements, while the rest work
in different locations around the
world. Take the opportunity to
discover first-hand how business is
really done, both here and abroad.

Leadership Launch
Identify where to focus your
leadership development efforts right
from the outset. Leadership Launch
allows you to map your personal
and professional development
needs alongside relevant career
support, core courses and elective
opportunities. Inspirational
business leaders join us at
orientation, and you’ll start to hone
your confidence and skills through
creative problem solving and
communication on our Leadership
Away Day. A dynamic introduction
to your MBA, the Launch forms part
of our Leadership Competencies
Framework – skills training that
stretches across your entire
MBA journey.

The MBA 11
Year Two:
our MBA your way
In the second year, you’ll focus on applying your learning in different
global environments. Immerse yourself in a GBE, enjoy a term on
international exchange or source your business project from a
far-flung emerging market

Highlights of Year Two International Exchange


Programme
The Elective programme
Take your new-found skills abroad for
Your summer See the business world from all angles. a term by applying to take part in an
How you spend these 8–12 Choose from more than 70 electives outstanding International Exchange.
weeks could define your career (see opposite page) to broaden or Immerse yourself in a new culture and
– and lead to that prized post- concentrate your sphere of knowledge. grow your global network at one of
graduation job offer. The elective portfolio showcases more than 30 partner schools around
the depth and quality of our faculty the world, from China to the US, Asia
Consolidate your skills and take research, and its diversity allows you to Latin America. Your choice of school
an internship with big names like to customise your degree and build may be guided by location, language
Google, McKinsey & Company, foundations towards your future career. and elective availability, or your desire to
Goldman Sachs and Johnson Delivered in practical, strategic and move your career to a particular country
& Johnson, or smaller, more academic formats, you’ll complete a after graduation.
niche organisations. Explore minimum of 10 electives. Subject areas www.london.edu/mba/exchange
new avenues, investigate on- cover Accounting, Economics, Finance,
trend industries, or accelerate Management Science and Operations,
Marketing, Organisational Behaviour, and
Global Business Experiences
your current career in line with
future plans. Strategy and Entrepreneurship. Our GBEs are week-long, intensive and
hands-on learning experiences that
Join the Summer Consulting Electives may be timetabled in intensive will allow you to apply the frameworks
Team to work on real client block weeks or spread across a term you have studied to organisations and
projects, or learn how to innovate on weekdays, evenings and weekends. business challenges in emerging and
and finance a new business An elective bidding system is used for dynamic markets around the world.
venture at the Entrepreneurship students to select their courses. This They are designed to further your global
Summer School, discovering flexibility means you can plan them to fit awareness and help you to flourish
from the mentoring process what with your completion date and any job outside your comfort zone, by placing
it takes to innovate and finance offer you may have. Talk to us for advice you in unfamiliar territory and testing
your business. on devising the most effective schedule. your knowledge and skills in real-
www.london.edu/mba/electives world settings as you work alongside
www.london.edu/mba/summer faculty and classmates from different

12  The MBA


Our diverse elective
options include:

Mergers, MBOs and Other Corporate


Reorganisations

Financing the Entrepreneurial


Business

Advanced Marketing Strategy

Managing Change

Paths to Power

Strategy Lab

Pathways to Start-up Success

Capital Markets and Financing

cultures and industries. The current portfolio includes: Boston and New York City, Negotiation and Bargaining
Johannesburg, Tel Aviv, Yangon, Hong Kong and Lima.

Business Project Private Equity and Venture Capital


Source a real-world business issue and present a general management report
appropriate for a senior manager. Your commercial knowledge and skills will be on
display; you’ll challenge and explore concepts, focus indepth on an issue and, of
World Economy: Problems
course, give back to the company you’re working with. Sectors covered previously
and Prospects
include luxury goods and real estate, private equity and not-for-profit projects, in
markets as far afield as Brazil and South Africa. Students choose a faculty member to
supervise their report.
Project Management
Capstone and Congregation
Having forged your individual paths in the second year, Capstone now reunites you
with the classmates from your original streams and study groups for a lively two-
Corporate Strategy
day conference. Celebrate and reflect on your successes as you transition to the
next stage of your career. Capture the wisdom of alumni and enjoy mind-expanding
talks from prominent thought leaders. Congregation is our annual graduation event
for all graduates, held at the Royal Festival Hall and followed by a garden party at our Advanced Corporate Finance
Regent’s Park campus.

Managing Corporate Turnarounds


“The second year was exciting for me as I could focus on areas
that I wanted to learn more about. Particularly being a young
Entrepreneurship in Emerging
entrepreneur prior to my MBA, I really got to understand what Markets
investors look for.”
James Harding (British) MBA2013, Senior Commercial Manager,
John Parker & Son Ltd Topics in Asset Management

The MBA 13
Global Business Experiences
Whatever you’ve learnt in the classroom, nothing replaces the live business situation. Immerse yourself
in a real business environment to learn what makes it tick
By Year Two, you’ll have a solid grounding in the fundamentals of global business management. But context is everything. Join
a faculty-led group and travel to one of seven global locations for an international experience that reflects that country’s unique
business profile.

A genuine MBA highlight, each GBE offers a 360-degree view of the country’s business culture via company visits, panels,
workshops and guest speakers. You’ll engage with business leaders and real-world challenges. Debate a hot topic in the asset
management industry, support a micro-entrepreneur with a business plan or help a tech startup tackle a pressing business issue.

Where will your experience take you?

Johannesburg, South Africa Theme: Entrepreneurship and Economic Growth: The Role of Micro-Businesses

Content: Work with a micro-entrepreneur on a challenge facing their business in an


important emerging market. Develop an understanding of the process of growth and
transformation, as well as the constraints and opportunities that surround them.

“It was life changing. Whether it was helping our township entrepreneur with the little
resources she had, or understanding the challenges of a developing economy with a
heavy past, it was a unique time of personal growth and reflection.”
Marie Milleron (French) MBA2015

Mumbai, India Theme: Understanding, Driving and Adapting to Change

“I have been to India before, but the GBE exposed me to many more facets,
challenges and joys of the country. It was truly inspiring, from the kindness and
fun in the rural villages to the thriving economy in the slums and the errorless
operations of the DabbaWala food delivery. It was so impressive to me how more
Content: Gain insight into the realities than one billion people from different religions and a huge wealth disparity live
and intricacies of doing business mostly peacefully with and next to each other. Thanks to my peers who made this
in dynamic India, and hear different an unforgettable experience.”
perspectives about how society and
organisations are approaching change. Yves Bauer (German) MBA2016

Hong Kong Theme: Innovation and Institutions in China

Content: Explore the impact of innovation and institutions across a diverse range of
sectors and businesses. Examine how Hong Kong is developing and the changing
nature of its relationship with mainland China.

“The GBE is surely the highlight of the MBA programme. Spending a week in
Hong Kong, immersed in social, political and economic issues, gave me an
instantly richer understanding of China than I could ever have developed from
outside of the region.”
Tristan Kaye (Australian) MBA2015

14  The MBA


Tel Aviv, Israel Yangon, Myanmar
Theme: Contextualising the Drivers of Innovation Theme: Frontier Markets: Opportunities and Risks

Content: In 2016, funding in Israeli startups grew to $4.2bn


while the global market experienced a decline. Why? Explore
environments that encourage innovation, look at how startups
generate revenue, discuss how future innovations might disrupt
current business models and much more. Content: Engage with leading local companies
and entrepreneurs to gain an understanding of
“Understanding the underlying factors that trigger entrepreneurs the opportunities and risks that Myanmar faces
to strive for their ventures, allow venture capital funding to flourish at this stage of its development. Examine how
and bring huge corporations together to coach and nourish new these opportunities and risks can be managed
ideas was without doubt among the best experiences in my entire to ensure sustainable growth and what role
SMEs and early-stage companies are playing in
MBA journey.”
this development.
Oscar Zapata (Peruvian) MBA2016

Lima, Peru Theme: Reinvention in Turbulent Times

Content: Gain a first-hand look into the “The Lima GBE was a highlight of my MBA. We spent a week hearing from
changes, challenges and opportunities Peruvian business leaders, politicians, entrepreneurs and alumni about Peru’s
faced by and within Lima today. Explore the fascinating journey through turbulent times. It forced me to think deeply and
factors contributing to strong demand for
sparked many interesting conversations among my peers.”
new technologies, new business models
and public–private partnerships, in addition Mollie Amkraut (American) MBA2016
to ongoing political and social challenges.

Boston and New York City, USA Theme: Understanding the New Challenges of the Asset Management and Banking Industries

Content: Discover what drives the decision-making processes of the most


important players in the financial markets. Gain industry insight through
discussions, panels and guest lectures that bring together luminaries from
investment firms, regulatory agencies and major banks.

“The New York GBE was one of the most memorable experiences of the MBA.
The week was filled with insights into the world of asset management, with
views from some of the most prominent players. The relatively small group
sizes made the sessions much more interactive and personal, allowing us to
actively engage with the presenters. It was also an excellent opportunity to get
to know fellow classmates who shared a common passion for the industry.”
Poorni Polgampola (Sri Lankan) MBA2015

GBE themes and locations are based on the academic year 2017/18 and may be subject to change.

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Beyond the classroom
Bring together enterprising people with an array of passions, and the
results are electrifying. With clubs spanning professional, sporting and
social interests, here’s a taste of our community in action
An action-packed MBA in a buzzing city Key business conferences range in
is just the start of your student experience themes from the Global Energy Summit
at LBS. Our activities programme is largely to the Women in Business Conference,
student-generated, overseen by the Student from the Entrepreneurship Forum to the
Association Executive Committee and Global Healthcare Conference. Broader
enthusiastically supported by our alumni. summits cover the global scene, such as
the Africa Business Summit and the China
Student clubs Business Forum.
These are the heart and soul of our
community. Joining a student club is Career treks
a superb way to further your career Meet your potential future employers on a
aspirations, enhance your communication career trek. With the support of our Career
and organisational skills, and enrich Centre team, students travel to business
your world view. The Latin America Club hubs around the world.
is a great example, bringing together
students from across the region and A Singapore trip organised by the Asia
others interested to learn more about Club set up visits to Uber, MasterCard,
it. Members meet for social events and Microsoft and General Electric. In the US,
conferences, such as the annual Latin the Tech & Media Club went to Silicon
America Business Forum. Valley and visited Google, LinkedIn
and Airbnb. In New York, the Finance
Whether you want to climb Everest, Club arranged to see a host of banking
explore business in Qatar or perform institutions including Goldman Sachs,
Shakespeare, there’s a club for it. And if Barclays and Morgan Stanley.
there isn’t, why not start one?
Social trips On top of the world
Conferences Travel the world with the insider knowledge Adventurous and diverse
Student-led conferences, events and of our international student body, on trips activities await (clockwise from
forums can have a significant positive that will stay with you for a lifetime. Annual above): trekking to Macchu
impact on your career. Hear from and fixtures include skiing in the Alps, seeing Picchu: TEDx talks in London;
debate with high-profile speakers and the cherry blossoms in Japan, and Yatra, scale Everest if you dare;
industry practitioners, and network with our India trip. Every year new trips are students competing in the
our global alumni. added as students share the highlights MBAT tournament.
of their home countries.

Some of our 79 student clubs

Sailing Club Running Club Technology Club Energy Club Asia Club

Finance Club Healthcare Club Film Club Industry Club

Investment Military in
Net Impact Club Marketing Club Basketball Club
Management Club Business Club

Women in Entrepreneurial Retail & Luxury Latin America


Business Club Club Goods Club Club

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“Student-led conferences
Find out more at
are one of the highlights of
www.london.edu/
the MBA. I was involved with
studentactivities
the Global Energy Summit
and Africa Business Summit
in the first year of my MBA.
The experience helped
me connect with industry
leaders, put my organisation
and leadership skills to the
test and allowed me, in my
own small way, to give back
to the School community.”
Mehul Bhatt (Indian) MBA2015,
Managing Director, VK Logistics

Competitions Families welcome


There’s no shortage of opportunity to The Partners Club welcomes students’
test your mettle against the brightest and partners and families into our supportive
best from around the world. The formats network. The club is run by partners
vary, so you can hone your skills in and organises a host of events including
different disciplines. Recent wins for LBS London walks, theatre nights, book
include: the SDA Bocconi International clubs, job-hunting workshops, pub
Finance Competition, the Rotterdam nights, language classes and children’s
School of Management Private Equity playgroups. It’s a perfect illustration
Case competition, and the MBA Impact of the LBS community spirit. Partners
Investing Networking and Training of MBA students can apply for a visa,
(MIINT) competition held at Wharton. which gives them full working rights.

We also hold our own competitions


such as the London HealthTech
Challenge and the Cinven Private
Equity Case Competition.

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Career impact
Whether your goal is to accelerate your career within
Some of our MBA recruiters
your sector or function, or switch to another industry,
A.T. Kearney Goldman Sachs
take advantage of the resources and expertise available Accenture Google
from Career Centre Amazon H.J. Heinz
LBS graduates are highly sought after – a quick look at where our American Express HSBC
alumni are now proves that. Utilising links to major global recruiters Anheuser-Busch InBev Johnson & Johnson
such as Google, The Boston Consulting Group and Goldman Sachs, Apple KPMG
our exceptional Career Centre team is with you every step of your MBA
Bain & Company McKinsey & Company
journey. We’ll support you with one-to-one, group and online skills
training, strong recruiter relationships and labour market insight. Bank of America Merrill Microsoft
Lynch Morgan Stanley
Expertise includes: Barclays Group PIMCO
BP PwC
¢¢ Experienced sector recruitment advisors and career coaches to CDC Group
help you clarify your career goals and work towards them Roland Berger
Citi Royal Dutch Shell
¢¢ Advice on the application process: teasing out key points in your Credit Suisse Samsung
CV and constructing a powerful covering letter Deloitte Strategy&
Deutsche Bank The Boston
¢¢ Mock interview training
EY Consulting Group
¢¢ Opportunities to meet recruiters from finance, consulting, Facebook Thomson Reuters
technology and diversified sectors, plus on-campus employer Fidelity Vodafone
presentations, career fairs and interviews.

Job location post-MBA Job sector post-MBA

52%
■■52% UK UK
■■16% Europe (excluding UK) ■ 40% Corporate sector
16% Europe (excluding UK)
■ 11% Asia ■ 35% Consulting
■ 11% Asia
■ 7% USA and Canada 25% Finance
■■ 40% Corporate sector
7%
■■7% USA
Latin and
America Canada
■ 35% Consulting
■■4%
7%Middle East
Latin America
■ 2% Australasia ■ 25% Finance
■ 4% Middle East
■ 1% Africa
■ 2% Australasia
■ 1% Africa

MBA2016 graduate stats

£77,693 £28,957 94% 58 & 40


mean salary other guaranteed accepted an offer our alumni are working
compensation* within three months of in 58 cities and 40
graduation countries around
the world

* Other guaranteed compensation includes sign-on and end-of-year bonus where we have sufficient data.

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“I had tailored
support that
ultimately
enabled me to
move into the
role that I’m in
today.”

The alumni view


Tara Reddy (British), MBA2016
Product Manager, Blippar
“Career Centre helped me a lot. Coming
from an atypical background I needed
some help to work out how to translate
my skill set so that employers could
see my full potential. The mixture of
workshops, one-on-one coaching and
interview prep meant I had tailored
support that ultimately enabled me to
move into the role that I’m in today.”

“Our primary
role at Career
Centre is to
act as a bridge
between
students and
employers.”

Career Centre view


Lara Berkowitz
Executive Director,
Career Centre, LBS
“Our primary role at Career Centre is to
act as a bridge between students and
employers. We are passionate about
helping students to develop lifelong
career management skills. We also
develop strong and lasting relationships
with our global and diverse network
of recruiters.”

“LBS is a key recruiting


partner for Amazon, helping
us to find top leadership talent
across all of our European
locations. The LBS students
who join the Amazon
Leadership Development
programme combine long-
term strategic thinking with
great execution skills.”
Amazon

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The alumni view “I established my company
soon after graduation. Being
Where does a London Business School MBA lead? We’ll let surrounded by people who
some of our graduates tell you… are willing to take risks
gave me confidence and
“The MBA “If you want motivation. With so much
gave me an a really global inspiration and an effective
opportunity MBA to help
to redirect my you start a
range of technical skills, the
career from business, this MBA was a fast track for me.”
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consulting.” for you.” remove
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Morgan Turner (South African) Nigel Morris (British)


MBA2013 MSc1985
Culture Change Project Managing Partner, QED
Specialist, Deutsche Bank Investors and Co-founder,
Capital One Financial Services
“During my MBA I completed a 10-week
internship at McKinsey & Company. “My LBS experience was a great
I learned an incredible amount. The springboard for my entrepreneurial
great thing about an internship is interests and gave me a sound grounding
that you really get a chance to try in business fundamentals. I graduated
something new in a relatively risk-free in 1985, and co-founded Capital One
environment. There were aspects that Financial Services in 1994. I have
I absolutely loved, such as the people recently started my own venture capital
interaction and problem solving. firm, QED Investors, which focuses on
leveraging data to gain a competitive
“I was lucky enough to travel to Hong
advantage across business sectors.
Kong, which was fabulous! I visited
some amazing companies. I think it is “The strong sense of community at
such a big issue in the world economy Connie Nam
LBS has ensured I’ve stayed involved (South Korean)
going forward that people need to have with my alma mater. I am a school
at least a basic understanding of China MBA2011
governor, and visit regularly for
and the East and how they are likely to guest lectures. If you’re interested in Founder
evolve in the future. Having a broader starting your own business, and want and CEO,
perspective is invaluable in business. a really global MBA to help you do Astrid & Miyu
it, then this is the place for you.”
“For me looking back, the MBA gave me
an opportunity to redirect my career from
banking into consulting. And I don’t think
I could have done that without LBS.” “I’d been working for five years as an
associate and an analyst in investment
banking, in Seoul and then in Hong
Kong, and wanted a career change.
When I applied for the MBA I was
hoping to follow my passion and find
a role in a luxury fashion conglomerate
and then, perhaps, to set up my own
business. To do this I knew I needed to
improve my general management skills
and learn from different disciplines.
Both of these aspects are at the heart
of the MBA, and the flexibility of its
courses and its practical teaching style
really appealed to me.

“The diversity of LBS attracted me,


too. My classmates came from all
corners of the world. Fashion is an
international business and I was

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excited to gain inspiration from the different industries and “I got going on Astrid & Miyu immediately upon graduation,
cultures represented by my peers. This was important to and everything is going fantastically. The brand has been
me not only because I grew up in a multicultural environment, featured in all major UK fashion publications – including
but also because I knew I wanted to set up and lead a Grazia, Vogue, InStyle and Marie Claire – and we are currently
global business. stocked in select Fenwick and House of Fraser stores, as
well as high-end independent boutiques around the UK. In
“I was a member of the Retail & Luxury Goods Club, which 2014, I was voted as ‘One to Watch’ by Management Today,
was not only great socially, with lots of events and talks, but and I was the Smarta100 winner in the Female Entrepreneur
also extremely helpful on a practical level. It was through the category. The MBA has more than repaid the time and money
club that I found my first internship, having made contact with I invested; I can’t recommend it highly enough.”
the CEO of LVMH Asia Pacific when he came to do a talk. I
ended up doing two internships with LVMH, working in luxury
branding firstly for Moët Hennessy Asia Pacific and then for
Thomas Pink in London. What I learned from this, not least
when it came to marketing strategy, was invaluable when I
came to establish my own jewellery brand, Astrid & Miyu,
soon after graduation.

“The alumni network is excellent, too. I’ve reached out to


people in different fields and everyone’s been very willing
to share. When I started Astrid & Miyu I had help from
an alumnus with experience in online luxury retail. His
entrepreneurial perspectives and generosity were invaluable.

“I brainstormed business ideas while on the MBA, thought


about options, looked at competitors, but I didn’t expect to
start up so soon. Being surrounded by people who were
willing to take risks and talk about starting businesses or had
done so already gave me confidence and motivation. With
so much support and inspiration, and with such a range of
technical skills, the MBA ended up being a fast track for me.

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Take the next step Financing your MBA
We recognise that undertaking
a life-changing global MBA is a big
investment of time and money. It
is essential that your finance is in
LBS offers you an extraordinary MBA experience in one of the finest
place before you start your studies.
cities in the world. Here’s a guide to finding out more about the
School, your financing options and the application process Most funding sources have strict
deadlines, so begin your research
as early as possible. Living
expenses should be budgeted
1 Take a tour online Programme summary for well in advance, too. We can
advise on what these are likely
Discover details about the School, MBA, to include.
faculty and alumni community:
www.london.edu/mba

2 Hear from others


August London Business School
scholarships
start date We offer a growing number of
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scholarships in an extensive and
happy to answer your questions.
diverse portfolio to help offset fees.
The majority of our awards are

15, 18 or 21
Read about our MBA ambassadors:
www.london.edu/mba/ambassadors open to all students and do not
require an application.
Read more student experiences: duration in months (excluding summer
www.london.edu/studentblog Regional scholarships
internship)
We offer a number of awards
3 Meet us around the world for students from the UK, North
Come to one of our many London America, Latin America, India,

Full-time
and international events. Israel, China, Australia/New
Zealand, Africa, Sweden, Greece,
See our website for the latest information Ireland, the GCC, Russia and
on dates and locations: format the CIS.
www.london.edu/mba/events
Scholarships by
4  ontact us by telephone
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Five years
or email We have a range of scholarships
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specific and general questions: employment sectors. A number
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7000 7500 average work experience prior to of awards are available for
Email: mba@london.edu programme (range 2–11 years) students with finance, consulting,
military, social enterprise,
5 Information for partners healthcare, energy, engineering
and technology, and luxury and

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retail backgrounds. We also
www.london.edu/clubs/partners or
have dedicated scholarships
email: partners_club@london.edu
for entrepreneurs.
nationalities
Scholarships for women
We have a growing number of
scholarships for women, including
All admissions decisions are taken Forté Foundation Fellowships,
in accordance with best equal 30% Club Scholarships and
Apply now and start several corporate scholarships.
opportunities practice.
the journey:
www.london.edu/mba Donor-funded
scholarships
For information on Our scholarship portfolio offers
some outstanding corporate and
funding your MBA: foundation awards. Companies
www.london.edu/mba/ awarding scholarships include
financing Lloyds Bank, Vodafone Group
Foundation and Nestlé. Awards
are also donated by many of our
generous alumni classes and
individuals.

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Our programmes
London Business School can boost your capabilities and potential at every stage of your career
Duration / Format / Primary study location Years of work experience
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20

Masters in Financial Analysis


12-16 months / Full-time / London
For recent graduates looking to embark upon a career in finance.

Masters in Management
12-16 months / Full-time / London
For recent graduates with less than one year of full-time
postgraduate corporate work experience or with less than two
years in a non-traditional business role.

Global Masters in Management


24 months / Full-time / London and Shanghai
For recent graduates with up to two years’ full-time postgraduate
work experience. Strong interest in Asia and knowledge of
Mandarin highly recommended, but not mandatory.

MBA
15–21 months / Full-time / London
For individuals who are looking to make a vertical shift in their
career path, change industry or job function, or develop an
entrepreneurial toolkit.

Masters in Finance (full-time)


10–16 months / Full-time / London
For individuals wishing to advance their career or change their
area within finance.

Masters in Finance (part-time)


22 months / Study while working full-time / London
For individuals wishing to advance their career or change their
area within finance.

Executive MBA
20 months / Study while working full-time / London or Dubai
Designed for those who want to accelerate their career into
general management or move beyond their technical or
functional specialism.

EMBA-Global Americas and Europe


20 months / Study while working full-time / London and New York
For dynamic, mid-career managers and professionals who
are highly ambitious and have, or aspire to have, transnational
responsibilities.

EMBA-Global Asia
20 months / Study while working full-time / Hong Kong
For dynamic, globally focused executives and managers wishing
to deepen their understanding of western and eastern business
practices.

LBS Sloan Masters in Leadership and Strategy


12 months / Full-time / London
A unique specialist masters for experienced executives,
professionals and entrepreneurs.

Executive Education
Our Executive Education portfolio comprises both open enrolment
and company-specific programmes. Open programmes range from
three days to four weeks in length and span general management,
finance, HR, leadership, strategic marketing and strategy.

Key: Range of work experience in class Key target range of work experience Average class work experience

For more information about our programmes visit: www.london.edu/programmes or contact:

Masters Programmes Executive Education


Telephone: +44 (0)20 7000 7500 Telephone: +44 (0)20 7000 7390 All details correct at time
Email: masters@london.edu Email: execinfo@london.edu of publishing. October 2017.

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www.london.edu/mba
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United Kingdom
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