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About The School

It is hard to imagine that until the mid 1980s, middle management from the Commonwealth had a free ride for their business education at LBS. It seems it was mostly French and U.S. students who bore the total cost. But just as London has become one of the world’s great cities, so the London Business School has transformed into one of the world’s finest business schools. And tuition for the 2-year MBA program – an exception in the European market – has been transformed too!

A top flight center of teaching and research, the school’s MBA program often ranks #1 in Europe, and is seen as the international alternative to the finance-focused business schools of the US. Blue-chip firms from consultancy to finance to industry fight to recruit 400 graduates every year, for placement in positions not only in the UK and Europe, but also in the Middle East, Africa and Asia.

The culture and economy of London are at the heart of the LBS experience, and the student body reflects such a cosmopolitan city with over 65 nationalities in the MBA classroom.

Strengths And Specializations

Finance, Strategy, Entrepreneurship, Global Business Experience, Real Estate, Media, Marketing, Energy Career placement and deep roots in international financial markets

Incoming Class

Number of Applicants: 1,890

MBA Class Size: 415

Tuition: £82,000

Post-MBA Careers

Sector: Consulting 37%; Finance 23%; Technology 23%; Consumer & Retail 6%: Starting Own Business 4%

Top Recruiters: BCG, McKinsey, Bain and Co., Strategy&, A.T Kearney, Amazon, Accenture, Deloitte

Avg salary: $106,120 Salary Increase: 102%

Employment in 3 months: 95%

MBA Rankings 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
BusinessWeek 1 4 2 1 2 2
Financial Times 4 4 3 2 3 6 2
Forbes 4 1 1
The Economist 12 11 15 24 25 31 6


Avg. Age: 29

Avg. GMAT: 707

Int’l Students: 91%

Female Students: 35%

Deadlines for 2017-18: R1: Sep 15, 2017, R2: Jan 03, 2018, R3: Mar 02, 2018, R4: Apr 20, 2018

Sources: LBS, BusinessWeek, Financial Times, MBA50


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