London Business School Overview

LBS maintains a firm emphasis on Entrepreneurship, Finance, and International Relations, with opportunities to explore more specialized fields such as Change Management and Private Equity.

Snapshot of London Business School MBA Program

With 70 nations represented and more than 80% of the students generating from outside the UK, LBS initiates the setting for a truly unique and life changing MBA experience.

The Foundation for Entrepreneurial Management, Sussex Investment Management, and the Gavron Business Centre all provide students with resources and valuable capital. This is a unique and extensive resource that admissions expect candidates to acknowledge in their applications.

In every field, LBS promotes students to be proactive and independent thinkers. LBS believes that in order to be a successful leader, one must bode confidence and ingenuity in a range of functions. It is also necessary to be both innovative and flexible, and lastly to achieve results. LBS is committed to further developing the leadership skills of all of its students.


MBA Application Elements - London Business School

The average GMAT score for the incoming class of 2009 was 690.

LBS is one of the only business schools that has its faculty conduct the majority of interviews. Given this type of interview, it is to each applicant's advantage to acquaint themselves with the curriculum even more than usual. During the interview, individuals should also highlight how he or she would take advantage of the vast resources that LBS offers.

LBS is also one of the few business schools that values recommendations written by professors. Two references are required. One should be from a current employer or a colleague. The other reference could be from a former employer, a long-standing client, or someone else familiar with the applicant's work abilities. Applicants should only choose a former professor if he or she has remained in close contact since graduating.

Examples of essay prompts previously used by LBS:

  1. In what role do you see yourself working immediately after graduation? Why? How will your past and present experiences help you achieve this? How will the London Business School MBA Programme contribute to this goal? Why is this the right time for you to pursue an MBA? (600 words)
  2. Where do you see your career progressing five years after graduation and what is your long term career vision? (200 words)
  3. Please describe your experience of working in and leading teams, either in your professional or personal life. Include any specific challenges you have faced. given this experience, what role do you think you will play in your study group? (500 words)
  4. Describe any significant experiences outside of your home country. What did you gain from these? (150 words)
  5. (Optional) Is there any other information that you believe would help the MBA Admissions Committee when considering your application?

London Business School MBA Program - Key Statistics & Information

o    Executive Program
o    Masters in Finance
o    Average GMAT Score: 690
o    PhD
o    Tuition fees cost approximately 60,000 UK Pounds for the Fall 2013 incoming class
o    Program Length: 15-21 months
o    Average Age of New Entrants: 28
o    Admissions Website:

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