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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 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, London Business School’s MBA program often ranks #1 in Europe. Traditionally seen as the international alternative to the finance-focused business schools of the US, LBS has enjoyed shaking off its reputation as a ‘finance school’ and secures great placement statistics across the board. Blue-chip firms fight to recruit 475+ graduates every year, for placement in positions not only in the UK and Europe, but also in the Middle East, The Americas, Africa and Asia. After consulting, tech is now the second most popular sector for LBS grads, with Amazon hot on the heels of strong MBB hiring numbers; last year, 44% of first year MBAs chose to complete an internship in this field.

With the culture and economy of London at the heart of the vibrant ‘Minds Alive’ LBS experience, the diverse student body reflects the school’s cosmopolitan capital city home. The MBA cohort boasts over 60 nationalities and the school is justifiably proud of its reputation for global excellence.

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: 2,879

MBA Class Size: 532

Tuition: £92,735

Post-MBA Careers

Sector: Consulting 40%; Finance 21%; Technology 28%; Diversified 11%: Starting Own Business 6%

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

Avg salary: $106,220 Salary Increase 3yrs post-grad: 105%

Employment in 3 months: 91%

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

Admissions

Avg. Age: 29

Avg. GMAT: 700

Int’l Students: 89%

Female Students: 36%

Deadlines for Class of 2023: R1: Sep 11, 2020, R2: Jan 05, 2021, R3: Mar 04, 2021, R4: Apr 27, 2021

Sources: LBS, BusinessWeek, Financial Times, MBA50

Essays

1. What are your post-MBA plans and how will your prior experience and the London Business School programme contribute towards these? (500 words)

2. (Optional) Is there any other information you believe the Admissions Committee should know about you and your application to London Business School? (500 words)

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