London Business School is one of the world’s best B-schools and is extremely coveted. It is considered the most flexible MBA in the world with students having the option to choose between 15, 18, or 21 months MBA durations. Diversity is the backbone of the London Business School – where classes are carefully crafted to maximize differences in a high expectation, high talent environment. A 511-member cohort, where 90% of the class hails from outside the United Kingdom – including students from 67 nations. When first-years were asked to describe their class, “diverse” was easily the first word they’d use.


The LBS MBA is a 12-16 month MBA program based in  London, UK. It ranks 8th globally in the Financial Times Global business school rankings. Its acceptance rate was 25% in 2021.

LBS faculty members are world-renowned not only for generating new thinking in their fields but also for having a genuine impact on current business practices. 

Tuition fees for the 2022 MBA intake are £97,500.

Generous scholarships are offered to outstanding international candidates on a merit basis. 

  • London Business School Fellowship
  • The Santander Scholarships
  • The Wates Bursary
  • The Monica & Navin Valrani Scholarship


The MBA cohort typically represents a wide array of industries and professional backgrounds, providing a truly global learning experience.

The industry experience of students, prior to joining is also diverse, ranging from consulting, banking, and financial services to fashion and performing arts. About 92% are international or non-Spanish students.

The average work experience for the full-time MBA is 5.5 years which ensures that students contribute richly to classroom learning by bringing forward their varied industry experience Peer-peer learning beyond the classroom is also facilitated through this.

The average GMAT score for the incoming class is 708. The infographic below depicts the LBS MBA class profile with statistics about the gender distribution, age, work experience, and geographical background of the students. 

Females in the class were about 38%.

Industry Background


Rigorous academic frameworks. Applied project work. Benefit from leadership skills training and the opportunity to tailor your MBA studies. Our Business Fundamentals core provides a robust and analytical grounding in the tools and techniques necessary for future career success.

  • Preterm core 

Get started before you even set foot on campus. Three online modules in finance, accounting, and quantitative methods ensure you have a strong foundation in key skills before the start of the term. Designed by LBS faculty, the courses utilize rigorous online testing and integrate seamlessly with our Business Fundamentals core.

Students with prior knowledge and experience in these areas may take the tests without completing the coursework.

  • Business Fundamentals core

Combine a solid business toolkit with the skills and cultural sensitivities to succeed anywhere in the world. Running across the first two terms, our Business Fundamentals core is a dynamic introduction to management and global leadership tools and techniques. It’s also an essential step in securing your summer internship. 

Shape your MBA in line with your personal and professional goals. Year one is as flexible as possible – start customizing the programme from the second term. 

Explore a number of exciting options: deepen existing expertise in areas such as analytics and finance, investigate new subjects like digital strategy, or leverage our strong London network on the highly practical LondonCAP module.

  • Electives

Our elective portfolio demands your creativity, energy, and enthusiasm:

complete between 10 and 12 electives – target areas of special interest, widen your business lens or prepare for your next career move

schedule your classes in a variety of different formats including weekdays, evenings, weekends and intensive block weeks.


Each year, LBS  achieves high employment rates in excess of 92% of each MBA class. 

The mean salary for the outgoing class of 2021 was $114,526.

Many students started their own companies this year, while many students joined startups and new ventures.

The majority (52%) of the LBS MBA graduating class of 2021 found employment in the UK itself. 

These are the key placement statistics.

Source: The official career report 2021

Consulting, Financial Services emerged as the 2 industries in which the majority of the class was placed. 66% of the class was placed in these industries.

Amazon, Google, McKinsey & Co, Goldman Sachs were among the top recruiters.


Tony Wheeler, Co-founder Lonely Planet Books

Kumar Mangalam Birla, chairman of the Aditya Birla Group

Maria Kiwanuka,  Minister of Finance in the Cabinet of Uganda


Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • GMATExecutive Assessment, or GRE score
  • Application criteria.
  • Completed online application form.
  • Application essays.
  • TOEFL Score (Mandatory for non-native English speakers)
  • A one-page CV. 
  • Name and details of your referee.
  • Letters of Recommendation

Application Fee: £200

Application Deadlines

The Application Deadline is expected in September 2022 

Essay questions


Question 1. (500 words) What are your post-MBA goals and how will your prior experience and the London Business School programme contribute towards these?

Question 2. (500 words) (This question is optional) Is there any other information you believe the Admissions Committee should know about you and your application to London Business School?

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