A student’s experience: Joining the EMBA September 2019 class

by Elena Aldea, Recruitment and Admissions Officer, Executive MBA Programmes

Amanjeet Singh has just joined the Executive MBA (EMBA) programme in September 2019, which, we are very happy to announce, has 77 amazing students, currently in their first week of core modules and networking sessions. To give you some insight, the class has 28% women, 30 nationalities and come from a wide range of industries; from finance to consulting, healthcare to manufacturing. Amanjeet was very keen on sharing his thoughts about his journey so far at LBS.

Why did you choose us?

After moving to Google LLC, London, I decided to look for an EMBA programme, so I had four criteria in mind: location, reputation, content and people. LBS was the best fit in all the four areas. I wanted an EMBA that could offer the same quality and choices of courses as the full-time MBA programme. LBS offers a platform to learn from an excellent, diverse community of students and alumni; a wide range of courses from strategy to finance and leadership; experiential learning opportunities through its international projects; and a world-class reputation.

How do you think the EMBA will help you achieve your goals?

The EMBA aligns with my career goals. Its structured approach to management will enable me to build my knowledge in unknown areas such as the operational management and strategic innovation. Overall, I believe that the EMBA will improve my professional competitive advantage and give me the tools for global initiatives and strategic decisions, through its academic content and involvement with the LBS environment, student community, and exchange of ideas.

How was the application process and interview?

Thinking of pursuing an EMBA and doing the LBS application was an extremely enriching process, which allowed me to think about what I have done in my life and what to do next. Communication with the admissions team and alumni was very useful in preparing an effective application. I loved the questions asked in the form related to my goals and constructive feedback. But, the interview day was the best: apart from being interviewed, I was also able to experience the life of an EMBA student and that definitely influenced my decision to join LBS.

What have you enjoyed the most so far?

The most enjoyable part of the journey so far was the willingness to help. There has not been a single instance that LBS staff ever delayed to respond to my plethora of inquiries. It has been an absolute pleasure to work with Hema Solanki, Elena Aldea, and Zenab Matloob during the application process, as it is very motivating when you feel taken care of. Having worked with Google for more than 5 years, I have realised the importance of diversity and inclusion. After I experienced it myself and talked to Arnold Longboy about the diverse and inclusive culture of LBS, I became more excited to be a part of this amazing institute.

Do you have any advice for future candidates?

Self-analysis is very important. Candidates who have spent several years working need to first sit down and define their goals. Any EMBA programme or professional degree requires a significant amount of commitment in terms of time and discipline. I would highly advise applicants to revise and compare the programmes, what is expected out of them during the course, gather information about the programme and institution, and just then make the final decision. Stay motivated and don’t fear thinking about the outcome. Good Luck!

The admissions cycle for the January 2020 stream is now open. Feel free to contact the Recruitment team for coffee chats, CV reviews or conversations with alumni.


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