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London Business School - Full-Time MBA

London Business School Full-Time MBA Program Structure

The London Business School full-time MBA is a traditional program that can be completed in 15-to-21 months, depending on the student’s choice. The first year is devoted to the core curriculum while the second has students focusing on their elective coursework. Although the standard is 21 months, LBS allows students to take fewer electives or condense their schedules to shorten the total program length to 15-18 months. The program begins with a mandatory orientation period which, together with the Leadership Module, takes a month to complete.


The core curriculum, which spans the first year of the MBA program, is primarily focused on the business fundamentals of international management, finance, strategy, and entrepreneurship. Students’ progress through the core curriculum over the three terms of the first year, after which they must complete the capstone and the Global Business Experiences program.

In addition to the core curriculum, students must also take elective courses—as many as 12 courses from over 80 offered. In addition to the elective courses offered at LBS, students may also cross-register for certain electives offered at University College London.

Third, in addition to the core curriculum and elective coursework, students at LBS can also choose to study a language other than English. This is not required but recommended by the school. LBS, in conjunction with King’s College London, offers a list of nine global languages students can choose.

Full-Time MBA Rankings

• Bloomberg: 3 (Europe)
• Financial Times: 2 (global rank)
• Forbes: 1
• The Economist: 13

Class Profile

The London Business School full-time MBA class of 2022 consists of 532 students, although including all business-related graduate degrees brings this number up to about 2,000 students per year.

Thirty-six percent of the class is represented by female students, and all students join the program with an average of six years of professional working experience. Eighty-nine percent of the MBA class is represented by international students, representing 66 nationalities in total. The average GMAT score for the class of 2021 was 701.

Career Statistics

Roughly 90 percent of graduates accept a job offer within three months of graduation, with almost half of graduates finding employment within the UK.

Tuition, Scholarships, and Financial Aid for the London Business School Full-Time MBA

Regardless of the student’s decision to condense their program or not, tuition for the London Business School full-time MBA is £92,735, which covers core and elective course materials as well as tuition, and all accommodation for the Global Business Experience.

Applicants to LBS can also pursue various scholarship options, most of which are given based on the application, but others require additional materials to be submitted for consideration. There are scholarships that are available to all applicants, as well as scholarships that are specific to women or students who are of a particular nationality or come from a certain sector of business. Beyond these scholarships, LBS has relationships with several banks to provide loans for students.

Admissions for the London Business School Full-Time MBA

Applicants should have an undergraduate degree, though LBS considers applicants who have worked in a position of high responsibility without such a degree. Although two years of work experience is the standard, admission to this program may be granted to candidates with less than this if they can demonstrate superior academic credentials and truly outstanding evidence of leadership through professional and personal experiences.

In addition to the online application, applicants must submit a one-page CV/résumé; two letters of recommendation; transcripts from all colleges, universities, and professional schools attended; standardized test scores (GMAT and TOEFL/IELTS, if applicable); and responses to each of the essay questions, which can be found online. LBS considers a 600 score on the GMAT as a minimum in order to be eligible for the full-time MBA program.

Along with all of the above materials, applicants must also submit an application fee of £200. Active military candidates are exempt from paying the application fee.
August 2021 Intake:

London Business School Full-Time MBA Deadlines

Application deadline Interview decision sent on Interview period Admission decision sent on
Round 1
Friday 10 September 2021 Thursday 14 October 2021 Mid-October to early-November 2021 Thursday 02 December 2021
Round 2
Thursday 06 January 2022 Thursday 10 February 2022 Mid-February to early March 2022 Thursday 07 April 2022
Round 3
Friday 25 March 2022 Thursday 28 April 2022 End of April to mid-May 2022 Friday 10 June 2022

All application deadlines are 17:00 UK time. All Admissions Committee decisions are communicated via email and will be sent on the relevant deadline day by 23.30 UK time.

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