MBA Applications: The Deadlines

by Charlotte Smith, MBA Recruitment Manager

Applications for our MBA 2020 intake are now open!

We understand the time and effort that goes into an MBA application, and with the Round 1 application deadline fast approaching, I would like to go through the London Business School process and MBA application deadlines with you for 2019/20.

We operate a ‘staged admissions’ process, just like most top schools. See the table below:

MBA 2019/20 deadlines

On the MBA, we have four rounds, starting in September and running through to a final round in April. That final round is later than most of our US competitors, but not uncommon for European schools. On other programmes we extend even longer, especially for part-time programmes where the candidate decision making process is quite different.

For us on the MBA, although a large portion of our places are filled in rounds one and two, it is essential that we hold back places for the final rounds, in order to build the very particular kind of class we are seeking. What we don’t want to do is front load our admissions process and sacrifice our class quality. Aside from having the world’s most flexible programme, an excellent London location and outstanding employment success, one of the key points our students love about us, is the class diversity – typically around 70 nationalities, with no more than 20% from any one country.

The main thing you need to know is that whilst admissions deadlines are open, you honestly have every chance.

“I’m not going to tell you which groups tend to apply later in the year, every year, as we believe that everyone should submit their application when they feel ready. But what I will say, is that you can be sure that if you as an applicant are strong enough, there will be places available right through the admissions season.”
 – David Simpson, MBA Admissions Director

If you have any questions regarding the MBA application process, you can contact our Student Recruitment Team.

You can find out more about what the Student Recruitment can help you with here.

Wishing you the best of luck with your application!


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