London Business School's Masters in Management course is specially designed for recent graduates in any subject who have a wide interest in the commercial world, 0-2 years' work experience, and the potential to become business leaders.
Here are the key details and some insights from a current student.
About the Masters in Management at London Business School
London Business School's Masters in Management is a one-year full-time taught course that comprises:
- Core modules covering economics, leadership, decision-making, finance, business strategy and marketing.
- Your choice of electives from across the School's areas of expertise.
- Other learning opportunities including Business Immersion Week and Global Immersion Field Trips (see below for more details). Masters in Management students are mentored by MBA students and London Business School alumni at the world's top organisations.
- Achieved or expected 2.1 or higher undergraduate degree, or the equivalent.
- 0-2 years' work experience.
- A score of 600 or above in the GMAT (Graduate Management Admissions Test), an internationally-recognised business school aptitude assessment and preparation process, or the equivalent.
My experience on the Masters in Management at London Business School
Alex Doman is a current Masters in Management student at London Business School.
"I've enjoyed studying the wide range of areas covered by on the course's curriculum - for example economic theory, leadership, accounting, financial modelling and marketing.
There's something to appeal to the interests of everyone who wants to go into business and you'll also become aware of and improve any weak areas.
Course work keeps me busy from around 8.45pm until 4pm, Monday to Thursday.
You do approximately half of your work independently and half in groups of six, put together on the basis of your first degree subject, nationality, and strengths, and so that each group is a diverse mix where you can educate each other - there are six nationalities in my group, including Italian, Chinese, Turkish, French and Indian students.
You get a team mark for your work, so there's a real incentive to pull together. In many ways, it's like a workplace environment, so it's good practice for the future.
On Fridays, I work on my personal development plan. At the beginning of the year, you set your personal development goals and your advisors help you achieve them - you might be working on using Excel, financial modelling, or your presentation skills.
They encourage us to be ambitious in terms of general development as well as in terms of academic grades and getting a good job because it'll benefit us in our careers in the future to be as rounded as possible.
The course also includes special events, like Business Immersion Week, where we visited companies we'd chosen from a list of around 50 great employers - some very renowned ones - for example Deloitte, Google and the London Stock Exchange, and some that were new to me.
I spent half a day at a number of them, including Net-A-Porter. They were all very happy to be involved because they're keen to recruit London Business School graduates - they all encouraged me to apply to them!
There are also Global Immersion Field Trips, where you meet employers in another country.
I went to Shanghai for a week on the China trip, where we got to visit the knowledge and innovation centre of Baosteel, the largest steel manufacturer in the country."