Are you thinking about applying for one of our Graduate Masters programmes? Want to know what makes a strong CV? This blog offers some tips on how to make the most of a CV review.

Our recruitment team offer informal CV reviews to assess your eligibility for our programmes: the Masters in Management (MiM)Global Masters in Management (GMiM)Masters in Financial Analysis (MFA) and the Masters in Analytics and Management (MAM). This is your opportunity to impress us and receive feedback on whether you are aligned with your programme of choice.

Each year, we receive a high volume of applications across all our Graduate Masters programmes, so it is important to make yourself stand out from the crowd. The CV is an essential part of the application process and an opportunity to showcase your skills and experience.

When structuring your CV, don’t forget to include the following:

Your unique selling points

Relevant internships / work experience – include any relevant work experience or internships you have completed. Highlight key responsibilities, your transferable skills and achievements to make your CV stand out.

Extra-curricular activities and interests – tell us about any sports you play, voluntary work or projects you are involved in. LBS offers over 80 sports and societies that you can join so we want to know what you are passionate about.  

International exposure – whether it is a study exchange or summer internship abroad, include these – it’s the little things that can set you apart from the rest.

Leadership skills – include any positions of responsibility you have held for example, during university or in employment. We want to hear about your accomplishments!

Key Information

Dates – ensure you include the start and end dates of your qualifications, internships, and professional experience – this will help us asses your eligibility.

Grades – include your final or predicted grades on your CV.

GMAT/GRE – the GMAT/GRE is mandatory. You must take either one of these exams prior to submitting your application. If you already have your official score, please include it on your CV. For candidates applying for the MFA, we accept a CFA level 1 certification as an alternative, but you are welcome to take the GMAT/GRE in addition.

CV Layout

1 page – ensure you keep your CV to one-page. For tips on how to structure your CV, check out our LBS CV template here. Be sure to only include information that makes your CV valuable and impresses us.

Any questions? We are here to help! 

If you have any questions or queries, feel free to contact one of our Recruitment and Admission Associates here: MiM, GMiM, MFA or MAM. We are here to support you with your application.  

We look forward to receiving you CV.


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