The LBS Sloan Admissions Process

By Elena Aldea, Senior Recruitment & Admissions Manager, EMBA-Global and Sloan

The LBS Sloan Masters programme is our most senior programme at LBS; as a result our talent pool is very strong and diverse. This requires a rigorous and selective admissions process in order to recruit a high-quality and exceptional class.

Our current admissions process for Sloan is as it follows:

  • Online application
    Candidates can submit the application online on our website, which requires filling in the application form, providing the most up-do-date CV (1-2 pages), 1 reference, certified English translated transcripts, 2 essays and an EA/GMAT/GRE score. We can fast-track those applications which do not have an EA score yet, however it will be required at a later stage.
  • Review stage
    If the application is complete or can be fast-tracked (depending on the missing documents), we will be able to evaluate it.
  • Kira assessment
    Kira is an online-video interview made of three pre-recorded questions that test the key traits we look in our Sloan applicants, specifically, leadership, openness and resilience. This needs to be completed before having the official interview.
  • Interview
    It is conducted either with a member of the Admissions Committee or with our Sloan alumni. It lasts between 45 to 60 minutes and it’s made up of competency-based questions which assess the career progression, goals and motivations to pursue this specific programme.
  • Decision
    If successful, candidates can receive either a conditional offer, which requires them to submit any missing documents (such as the EA score) or an unconditional offer, which is the golden ticket to secure a place onto the programme. If unsuccessful, candidates can be placed on a waitlist for a certain period of time, asked to reapply in a few years or be rejected.

The next deadline to join the January 2023 cohort is Tuesday 24 May 2022. To learn more about the LBS Sloan programme, please visit our website.

You can also read our recent blog on one student’s experience of moving to London for the Sloan.

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