Why London Business School is the place to study your Masters

If you’re reading this you probably have already decided that you want to pursue a Masters degree. You may be researching your field of interest, exploring UK based options or have a particular interest in LBS. Wherever you are in the process there are undoubtedly factors to consider when selecting the best institute that will equip you with the recipe for success. Here at LBS we challenge conventional wisdom, transform careers and empower our people to change the way the world does business. Here’s why LBS is one to consider if you’re looking for a truly transformational postgraduate experience.

In the heart of London

Becoming an LBS student means you also become part of one of the world’s most dynamic and lively cities. London is at the forefront of global business, trade, finance innovation and culture which is the perfect environment for career opportunities, from cutting edge FinTech startups to the luxury retail industry or if you are kick-starting your career in trade London’s Stock Exchange is steps away, the opportunities are endless. Balancing your studies and career with an exciting social scene is the best way to let your hair down. Whether you are into the championship tennis at Wimbledon, retail shopping at Bond Street or a fun night out in Piccadilly Circus you will find something to enjoy. With London as an extension of your campus, you’ll have constant opportunities to explore and enjoy this incredible city.

Engage with a global family

At LBS, we pride ourselves on our outstanding peer group. We travel to all 4 corners of the globe to recruit our international, diverse classes of students. Each year, we have 2200 students across our 12 degree programmes, representing over 130 nationalities. The LBS community is diverse, not just by nationalities but by the range of experience levels of its students. As an Early Career student you network with MBA, MiF and our leadership students who have on average twelve years’ experience. These individuals are easily accessible and quickly become part of your network through shared electives, clubs/societies and even as your mentors. Your LBS journey continues past graduation with more than 45,000 alumni across 155 countries make up our thriving LBS alumni community. You can learn more about our Alumni and student ambassadors’ profiles here.

Career impact

So how much of an impact will this journey have on your career development? The LBS Career Centre team supports students via the EEDD framework – exploring, evaluating, developing and doing – to identify and refine your career goals and equip you with the knowledge and tools to successfully secure internships or a permanent role in your function, sector and location of choice. On campus there are a large range of interactive workshops, which are helpful to scope out your career plan and figure out your timeline of when you should be doing things throughout the year. In addition there are plenty of networking opportunities on campus attended by recruiters and alumni that focus on different industries and sectors. Speakers and alumni also visit the School to offer their experience and insights, and highlight trends shaping the business landscape. A small sample of events includes the China Business Forum, Global Energy Summit, Private Equity Conference, Art Investment Conference, and Middle East Day.

Benefit from the access to book one-on-one career coaching, which are tailored to your specific career goals and helps you to evaluate your career options, as well as prepare for interviews. You can practice interviews with your career coach and discuss how to prepare for recruitment tests. You also have access to book peer leader meetings which are one-on-ones with MBA students who have done internships in the sectors you are interested in, to get their perspective to master the interview process and what it’s like to work in those firms. All the support that our students receive is reflected in our annual employment reports reflecting each class’s employment stats.

Unique learning elements

LBS fosters a remarkable learning experience, from the academic rigor of the programme to a hands-on approach through experiential learning.

  • The elective portfolio will provide you with an exciting opportunity to customise your degree and build the foundations of your future career. The electives are unique in that you will have the opportunity to engage with students from across all the degree programmes in the classroom. You will have access to over 60 electives! 
  • Global exposure is a key differentiator in world-class leadership development. Transformative and rich, faculty-led Global Immersion Field Trips (GIFT) are integral to your degree.

Check out our Early Careers Masters to learn more!

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