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London Business School - A legacy of excellence

Updated: Mar 5


Ah, London Business School! LBS's recent rankings are a reflection of the dynamism and opportunities that London itself offers. Let's understand why LBS and London catapult careers to new heights.


LBS's number 2 ranking in the Financial Times list of European graduate business schools depicts consistent excellence and innovation that the school has woven since 2004. Additionally, Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) ranking the MBA program fourth globally is no small accomplishment. The growth from rank 6 in 2022 to rank 4 speaks volumes about the tangible impact LBS has on students' careers, particularly in employability and thought leadership after an MBA abroad.


The Executive MBA (EMBA) program at LBS is making waves too, soaring to the ninth spot globally. What's truly remarkable is the number 7 rank worldwide for faculty research quality. This isn't just about academic rigor; it's about being at the forefront of business innovation and thought.



London Business School
London Business School


London Business School Management Programs to consider in 2024


  1. Masters in Finance

  2. Masters in Management

  3. Masters in Analytics and Management

  4. MBA

  5. One Year MBA

  6. EMBA

  7. LBS Sloan Masters in Leadership and Strategy

  8. Executive MBA Global

  9. Executive MBA Dubai


1. London Business School Masters in Finance:


  1. Duration: 10 - 16 months

  2. Session Starts : August 2024

  3. Number of students : 132 students

  4. Fees : £62500

  5. Average Work Experience: 6 years

  6. CFA II or above gives you an automatic GMAT waiver

  7. Work Experience criteria: Minimum 2 years

  8. Application Rounds : 5

Round 1: 26 September 2023

Round 2: 31 October 2023

Round 3: 03 January 2024

Round 4: 27 February 2024

Round 5: 23 April 2024


Application Requirements for LBS Masters in Finance 2025:


  1. Online Application

  2. 2 Essays

  3. One Reference letter

  4. CV

  5. GMAT/ GMAT Focus/ GRE test scores

  6. IELTS, TOEFL, Cambridge CPE, CAE or PTE Academic score


2. Masters in Management at London Business School:

  1. Duration: 12 - 16 months

  2. Session Starts : August 2024

  3. Number of students : 294 students

  4. Fees : £47500

  5. Work Experience: 0 - 2 years

  6. Application Rounds : 5

Round 1 : 25 September 2023

Round 2: 14 December 2023

Round 3 : 11 March 2024

Round 4 : 2 May 2024


Application Requirements for LBS Masters in Management 2025:


  1. Online Application

  2. 2 MiM Essays

  3. One Recommendation letter

  4. CV

  5. GMAT/ GMAT Focus/ GRE test scores

  6. IELTS, TOEFL, Cambridge CPE, CAE or PTE Academic score


3. Masters in Financial Analysis at London Business School:

  1. Duration: 12 - 16 months

  2. Session Starts : August 2024

  3. Number of students : 220 students

  4. Fees : £47500

  5. Work Experience: 0 - 2 years

  6. CFA Level 1 holders do not need to submit the GMAT or the GRE Scores.

  7. Application Rounds : 5

Round 1 : 25 September 2023

Round 2: 14 December 2023

Round 3 : 11 March 2024

Round 4 : 2 May 2024


Application Requirements for LBS Masters in Financial Analysis 2025:


  1. Online Application

  2. 2 Essays

  3. One Reference letter

  4. CV

  5. GMAT/ GMAT Focus/ GRE test scores

  6. IELTS, TOEFL, Cambridge CPE, CAE or PTE Academic score


4. Masters in Analytics and Management at London Business School:

  1. Duration: 12 - 16 months

  2. Session Starts : August 2024

  3. Number of students : 87 students

  4. Fees : £47500

  5. Work Experience: 0 - 2 years

  6. Application Rounds : 4

Round 1 : 25 September 2023

Round 2: 14 December 2023

Round 3 : 11 March 2024

Round 4 : 2 May 2024


Application Requirements for LBS Masters in Analytics and Management 2025:


  1. Online Application

  2. 2 Essays

  3. One Reference letter

  4. CV

  5. GMAT/ GMAT Focus/ GRE test scores

  6. IELTS, TOEFL, Cambridge CPE, CAE or PTE Academic score


5. One Year MBA at London Business School:

  1. Duration: 11 months

  2. Session Starts : August 2025

  3. Fees : £75000

  4. Work Experience: Minimum 3 years

  5. Applicants must have completed a Masters in Management or equivalent accredited by EQUIS and/or AACSB or from a University of London institution

  6. Application Rounds : 3

Round 1 : Opens in July 2024

While you are researching, there are more one year MBA programs in Europe to consider.


Application Requirements for LBS One Year MBA 2026:


  1. Online Application

  2. 2 Essays

  3. One Reference letter

  4. CV

  5. GMAT/ GMAT Focus/ GRE test scores

  6. IELTS, TOEFL, Cambridge CPE, CAE or PTE Academic score


6. Two Year MBA at London Business School:

  1. Duration: 15 - 21 months

  2. Session Starts : August 2024

  3. Fees : £115000

  4. Average Work Experience: Minimum 6 years

  5. Application Rounds : 3

Round 1 : 8 September 2023

Round 2 : 3 January 2024

Round 3 : 25 March 2024


Application Requirements for LBS MBA 2026:


  1. Online Application

  2. 2 Essays

  3. One Reference letter

  4. CV

  5. GMAT/ GMAT Focus/ GRE test scores

  6. IELTS, TOEFL, Cambridge CPE, CAE or PTE Academic score


7. LBS Sloan Masters in Leadership and Strategy

  1. Duration: 12 months

  2. Session Starts : December 2024

  3. Fees : £93500

  4. Average Work Experience: 18 years

  5. GMAT Waiver is available selectively

  6. Application Rounds : 4

Round 1 : 21 February 2024

Round 2 : 1 May 2024

Round 3 : 1 July 2024

Round 4 : 26 August 2024


Application Requirements for LBS Sloan Masters in Leadership and Strategy 2025:


  1. Online Application

  2. 2 Essays

  3. One Reference letter

  4. CV

  5. EA/ GMAT/ GMAT Focus/ GRE test scores

  6. IELTS, TOEFL, Cambridge CPE, CAE or PTE Academic score

  7. Organization chart


8. EMBA Global at London Business School

  1. Duration: 20 months

  2. Session Starts : May 2024

  3. Fees : $ 224598

  4. Average Work Experience: 12 years

  5. GMAT Waiver is available selectively

  6. Application Rounds : 3

Round 1 : 7 November 2024

Round 2 : 16 January 2024

Round 3 : 5 March 2024


Application Requirements for LBS EMBA Global 2025:


  1. Online Application

  2. 2 Essays

  3. Two Reference letters

  4. CV

  5. EA/ GMAT/ GMAT Focus/ GRE test scores

  6. IELTS, TOEFL, Cambridge CPE, CAE or PTE Academic score

  7. Organization chart


9. Executive MBA Dubai

  1. Duration: 20 months

  2. Session Starts : January 2024

  3. LBS Executive MBA Fees for the London stream is £125,000 and for the Dubai stream is US$ 150,000

  4. Average Work Experience: 13 years

  5. GMAT Waiver is available selectively

  6. Application Rounds : 5

    1. Round 1: Thursday 29 February 2024

    2. Round 2: Thursday 28 March 2024

    3. Round 3: Thursday 9 May 2024

    4. Round 4: Thursday 6 June 2024

    5. Round 5: Thursday 4 July 2024


Application Requirements for LBS EMBA Dubai 2025:


  1. Online Application

  2. 2 Essays

  3. Two Reference letters

  4. CV

  5. EA/ GMAT/ GMAT Focus/ GRE test scores

  6. IELTS, TOEFL, Cambridge CPE, CAE or PTE Academic score

  7. Organization chart


Therefore, whether you have just started your career or have substantial work experience, London Business School offers multiple programs which are suitable for professional growth. This is what makes it exceptional as a destination for MBA aspirants in 2024.


About the Author:


Shruti P blends strategic acumen and empathetic guidance in MBA admissions consulting. Her approach artfully combines personal storytelling with tactical expertise, making applicants' dreams attainable. Her writings and blogs in the higher education space are rich with insights, reflecting her deep understanding and passion for mentoring future leaders. At the core, Shruti is more than an advisor; she's a dedicated ally, inspiring individuals to excel beyond their aspirations, shaping not just careers but futures.

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