London School of Business and Finance

London School of Business and Finance #

City: London

Country: England 

Year Founded: 1964

About #

Dynamic, Cosmopolitan, and Diverse London business school is located in the heart of one of the most business-oriented cities in the world. With a diverse cohort of students, London Business Schools boasts some of the most prestigeous masters programs. Top professors and motivated alumni, this school offers its students the best starting point for their future business careers. 

Featured Professors #

Rajesh Chandy

Professor Chandy is a professor of Marketing at London Business School. He is also the Tony and Maureen Chair for Entrepreneurship as well as the Academic Director at the Wheeler Institute for Business and Development. With such impressive titles, it is no wonder that professor Chandy is a well-researched and published academic. He works on the advisory board for the Journal of Marketing and is a Co-editor of the Management sciences special issue Business and Climate Change. His published work has also received numerous rewards. 

Joao Cocco

Professor Cocco works as a professor of Finance and the Chief Examiner. He is also a research fellow at the Center for Economic Policy Research and the Center for Financial Studies. Additionally, he is a founding member of the CEPR Network on the Household FInance. He received both his MA and Ph.D. from Harvard University. He is well researched and well-published, with his research appearing in such works as the Journal of Financial Economics and the Review of Financial Studies. 

Ranking #

#2 Financial Time 2021 Global MBA Ranking 

#7 QS Global MBA Rankings 2021 

MBA Program Overview #

Ranked second in the world by the Financial Times, the MBA program at London Business School is a flexible program meant to offer students the necessary skills to achieve their dream careers. An expansive professional network can propel careers forward while students thrive in London, studying and operating in a multicultural and diverse environment. Spread across 5 terms, this MBA is perfect for students looking for a challenging and fulfilling MBA experience. 

Year One Description #

Before classes even start, new students embark on 3 required courses which teach the business fundamentals necessary for a successful MBA at LBS. Once classes begin officially, students take core classes in Business fundamentals where they learn how to succeed in any environment with the right toolkits. During the first year, students are set up to successfully obtain a summer internship. 

Fall Semester Mandatory Classes

  • Understanding General Management
  • Global Leadership Assessment for Managers (GLAM)
  • Data Analytics for Managers
  • Perspectives in Business Ethics
  • Finance 1
  • Strategy
  • Microeconomics
  • Accounting
  • Marketing
  • The Science of People in Organizations
  • Operations Management
  • Macroeconomics for Managers

GMAT/GRE Stats #

GMAT Total Range: 600-780 (middle 80%)

Unique Aspects #

Student Engagement

LondonCAP- Because of the benefit of London’s location, being home to numerous companies and tech startups, LBS allows students to engage with the area through the LondonCAP program. LondonCAP stands for London Core Application Practicum and allows students to benefit from local organizations and businesses that are eager to build connections with the LBS student body. This project lets students implement their new skills while creating innovative solutions and while working cross-sectionally with peers and sectors. Former students have worked with such organizations like the BBC, Football Association, AB InBev, and the British Fashion Council. 

Skill Development

GLAM – The Global Leadership Assessment of Managers is for students to develop their hard and soft skills further. Students expand their cultural understanding while deepening their digital and communication skills. GLAM is designed to help students thrive as leaders upon graduation and during their studies. 

Applicant Requirements #

Applicants must have a minimum of 2 years of work experience while demonstrating a motivation to work in a multicultural and international environment. 


A transcript of each attended university must be submitted. 


LBS accepts either GRE or GMAT scores. Some candidates may be asked to retake the GMAT before being accepted into the program. 

Foreign Language Requirements

An English language exam must be taken by an individual who is not a native English language speaker or who has not been studying at an English language institution. 

Essay Description

There is one required essay for admissions: What are your post MBA goals and how will your prior experience and the LBS programme contribute towards these? (500 words)


Applicants should submit references from two referees. These include their current employer (or colleague if the employer is unavailable) and another individual who has knowledge of the applicant in a professional environment. Such as a former employer or client. 


The CV should not exceed one page. Gaps in employment history should be noted on a separate page. 


Only applicants who are invited are given an interview. These interviews are conducted by either an alumnus or senior admissions staff. Interviews may take place in person.

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