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London Business School - Executive MBA

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 , 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.


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.

Executive MBA Rankings

• Financial Times: 14

Class Profile

A total of 86 students are enrolled in the London branch of the EMBA program, with 28 percent of the students identifying as female. The class is represented by 35 nationalities. Students enter the program with an average of 12 years professional work experience.

For the EMBA program in Dubai there are 60 total students. Seventeen percent identify as female, while the class is represented by 22 total nationalities. Students in this leg of the program enter with an average of 12 years of work experience.

Career Statistics

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.

Tuition, Scholarships, and Financial Aid

Tuition for the London stream of the London Business School Executive MBA is £90,800 and $124,900 USD 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.

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.


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 £180. There is no mandatory minimum GMAT score needed in order for eligibility.

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

The deadlines for the January 2022 intake are:

  • Deadline 1: 24 August 2021
  • Deadline 2: 21 September 2021
  • Deadline 3: 12 October 2021
  • Deadline 4: 11 November 2021

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