London Business School

London Business School Executive MBA Program Structure

Offered over a period of 20 months, the London Business School Executive MBA can be taken in London, UK or in Dubai, UAE, or a combination of both. As such, students have access to two influential markets. If focused in London, students attend classes consecutive Fridays and Saturdays every other week; if in Dubai, students do a four or five day module once a month, as well as two core residential modules in London: orientation and a module at the end of the program. The program requires the completion of at least six electives.

The London Business School also offers a Global Executive MBA, which allows students the opportunity to earn an EMBA through a combination of classes taken in New York, Hong Kong, and London.

Curriculum

The LBS Executive MBA is specifically tailored to those students who must continue to work full-time throughout the program, and as a result the program is designed to enhance the condensed classroom time with extensive networking opportunities. The curriculum is divided into five elements: core courses, elective courses, the Global Business Assignment, a focus on Leadership Development, and the conclusive modules that draw everything together.

The core courses and electives give students a thorough foundation in business and management; the international components of the curriculum take students out of their comfort zones and expose them to the global context in which they will one day work.

Class Profile

A total of 75 students are enrolled in the London branch of the EMBA program, 2018 class, with 24 percent of the students identifying as female. The class is represented by 34 nationalities. Students enter the program with an average of 13 years professional work experience.

For the EMBA program in Dubai there are 56 total students. Twenty-four percent identify as female, while the class is represented by 20 total nationalities. Students in this leg of the program enter with an average of 12 years of work experience.

Careers

Students who graduate from the EMBA program will be well-placed to advance their career in an international context. In addition to increased job opportunities, graduates see an average salary increase of 47 percent within three years of graduating from the program.

During their time in the EMBA, students will receive a variety career support services. These services include networking events, coaching sessions, CV and interview help, as well as lectures and workshops on career topics. Students can meet with a career advisor in order to help them tailor their educational experience to match up with their longer-term career goals.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition for the London stream of the London Business School Executive MBA is £78,250 and $114,400 for the Dubai stream. Both of these figures cover tuition, course materials and textbooks, hotel accommodation for the two required London modules, hotel accommodation for the Global Business Assignment, and a subscription to the Students Association.

Scholarships

LBS provides various opportunities for scholarships for EMBA students, some of which are awarded based on merit to students of specific gender, ethnic background, or campus location (London or Dubai), and can cover over 50 percent of tuition.

Application Procedures

While LBS recommends that all students have an undergraduate degree, every year one or two students who do not have such a degree are accepted into the program on the basis of responsibility and work experience. Applicants should have at least five years of work experience, and hold a position of responsibility and be a decision-maker in that role.

In addition to the online application, applicants must also submit the application essays, a one-page CV/résumé, the names and details of two referees, transcripts of all institutions attended, GMAT scores, proof of English language ability, and an application fee of £160.

Students that graduated from the London Business School, Hong Kong University, or Columbia Business School are not subject to fees.

Application Deadlines

Final Deadline: 3 July, 2017 (London) or 30 July 2017 (Dubai)