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How to apply


Places to our Executive Programme are issued on a 'rolling admissions' basis. Given the highly competitive nature of the programme, applicants are strongly advised to apply early.

Minimum Requirements

Minimum requirements to be considered for a place on the course are as follows:

  • A good first degree of a least at 2.1 or a GPA of 3.5 or above from an accredited university.
  • At least 4 years of professional experience but preferably 10.

English requirements (Standard): IELTS with 7.0 overall (at least 6.0 in speaking and writing and 6.5 in listening and reading) or internet-based TOEFL with 107 (at least 22 in reading and listening, 21 in writing and 20 in speaking).

Please Note: IELTS or TOEFL test scores are required only if your first language is not English or if the language of instruction of your previous degree is not English. English tests must be less than two years old by 1 October in the year you intend to start your programme.

For further information on our English requirements click here.

To Apply

In order to apply, candidates should provide:

  • University transcripts and degree certificate;
  • A CV, outlining 4 or more years of work experience;
  • Personal statement (1-2 pages), explaining your interest in the course;
  • Two references, either professional or academic.

For further information please visit our Frequently Asked Questions and the LSE How to Apply page.

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You can start your online application here.