EMBA-Global: Frequently Asked Questions

by Arione McQueenie, Recruitment Manager, Leadership Programmes

Deciding which Masters programme is right for you is an important, and often confusing, decision. At London Business School, it is the role of the Recruitment Team to help advise you on which programme might be the best fit for you, and also to answer any questions you might have about the programme or the application process.

Ahead of the penultimate application deadline for the EMBA-Global Americas and Europe May 2019 class (22nd January 2019), I thought I would share answers to some of our more frequently asked questions. If you have any questions that are not covered here, please do get in touch with the Recruitment Team, who would be happy to help you.

What is the EMBA-Global Americas and Europe?

The EMBA-Global Americas and Europe is the unique dual MBA programme offered jointly by London Business School and Columbia Business School in New York. Upon successfully completing the programme, you will receive two full MBA degrees – one from London Business School and another from Columbia University – and be a full member of both institutions.

You can view our new brochure here.

Who is the programme aimed at?

Our EMBA-Global students are often looking to accelerate their careers on a global scale, and the programme has been designed for those who want to be challenged and stimulated by a truly international postgraduate degree.

Our students tend to have 12 years’ work experience on average, and possess significant managerial and international experience.  If you would like an informal assessment of whether you would be a good fit for our EMBA-Global programme, please submit your CV.

You can view our current class profiles here.

How is the programme structured?

The EMBA-Global is five-term, 20-month programme. During the first academic year, core courses take place in blocks that alternate between London and New York each month. During the second academic year, you choose electives from the portfolios of London Business School, Columbia Business School and The University of Hong Kong. The electives are offered in modular, block week or weekend formats.

You can view the class timetable for the May 2019 class here.

Do I need to discuss the programme with my employer before I apply?

Yes. An important part of the application process is your letter of company support. This letter outlines that your company is aware of the time commitments of the programme and that they allow you to be out of the office during this period. One of your application references should also be from your current line manager.

You can find out more about how to gain company support here.

Do I need to take the GMAT before applying?

The GMAT or Executive Assessment is a mandatory requirement. If you have not yet taken the GMAT, we urge you to consider the Executive Assessment, as this test is shorter in both duration (90 minutes) and preparation time required (typically, around 10 – 20 hours).

When should I submit my application?

You should try to submit your application as soon as possible. We accept applications on a rolling basis, which means we fill the class as we go – making the final deadlines more competitive.

The penultimate deadline for the May 2019 class takes place on the 22nd January 2019. The final deadline will be on the 5th March 2019.

What are my next steps?

If you have not submitted your CV to the Recruitment Team, I would advise that you do so as soon as possible. We will then be able to give you an informal assessment of your programme suitability, and advise you regarding your next steps.

You should also open an online application form. You can return to your application as many times as you need before you are ready to submit. From this form, you can download the essay template, and submit the details of your references.

If you have any questions that are not covered in this article, you can see full FAQ’s here. Please do also get in touch with the Recruitment Team with your questions.

 

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