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London Business School

History

The London Business School, as it is now known, was founded in 1964 as the London Graduate School of Business Studies by the British National Economic Development Council in response to the success and popularity of business schools in the U.S.A. Upon its opening in 1966, the school was located temporarily on Northumberland Avenue, near the House of Parliament on the Thames. It wasn’t until 1970 that the school’s current Regent’s Park Campus was opened by Queen Elizabeth II.

The London Business School has always made student opportunities a priority, and several exclusive fellowships and partnerships with other elite institutions ensure that students at LBS have ample options for networking and advanced scholarship.

The school also provides the option to study in Dubai on the UAE campus.

The school has the distinct honor of triple accreditation by EQUIS, AACSB, and the Association of MBAs.

School Rankings

• Bloomberg: 3 (Europe)
• Financial Times: 7
• The Economist: 25

Location

With a campus that abuts the beautiful, 395-acre Regent’s Park, central London’s largest open green space, LBS offers its students clean air and open space while remaining in the heart of bustling Central London. Buildings like the Sainsbury, one of LBS’s main structures, house all of the expected services in unexpectedly ornate and elegant architecture that gives LBS a timeless air.

Although the façades may suggest antiquity, LBS has stayed up-to-date technologically and continues to add to their campus facilities, notably signing a contract with Westminster City Council that will give the School the use of Old Marylebone Town Hall.

The school is easily accessible due to London’s extensive public transportation system. The city’s Heathrow, Gatwick, and City airports can all be reached within less than an hour via train. The UAE campus is located in the heart of Dubai.

Facilities

Facilities include the Sainsbury Building and the Plowden Building, which, between the two, contain 12 lecture halls, 100 seminar rooms, 10 function rooms, and six flat-floor teaching rooms.

In 2017, opened the brand new Sammy Ofer Centre, which will house three stories worth of advanced teaching facilities, six lecture theatres, a student lounge, 35 seminar rooms, a library, offices, staff and faculty suites, broadcast facilities and a new alumni centre. The building will be located in the Old Marylebone Town Hall.

Faculty

The London Business School faculty is made up of close to 150 members, and over 30 nationalities with an age range of 29 to 73. 26 percent of current faculty identify as female.

Student Body

Similarly diverse, the student body of London Business School consists of around 2,000 students per year.

MBA Degree Offerings

The London Business School offers a traditional full-time MBA, an Executive MBA (taught in London and Dubai), a Global Executive MBA through Columbia University in the U.S. and The University of Hong Kong, and several Masters programs.

Videos

Masters in Management: Celebrating a decade | London Business School

Since the inaugural class graduated in 2010, our Masters in Management (MiM) programme has evolved to reflect the changing needs of top global recruiters. In this film, we check in with Thomas Griesel (HelloFresh) MiM2010, Camilla Giovannini (MyBuilder) MiM2015, as well as MiM2020 student Noor Xarmina Khattak, to hear their stories and find out how the LBS experience continues to shape their careers. Learn more: https://www.london.edu/masters-degrees/masters-in-management

My story: Thomas Griesel, MiM2010 - Founder & CEO, HelloFresh

When Thomas graduated from LBS’s Masters in Management (MiM) in 2010 he knew that he wanted to start his own business and it wasn’t long before he joined forces with co-founder, Dominik Richter, and HelloFresh was born. Hear from Thomas about his journey to building a global company with over 7,000 employees, the lessons he learnt at LBS that he’s still applying today and his advice for young entrepreneurs. For more information: https://www.london.edu/masters-degrees/masters-in-management

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