The Department of Management consistently strives to integrate LSE's analytical rigour with practical business and policy relevance. Hence both our research and teaching depends on forging strong and enduring relationships with corporate and social partners, whether through involvement in our management curriculum, collaboration on cutting-edge research, or recruitment of our students and alumni.
Our goal is to build strong, mutually beneficial partnerships. Our Corporate Relations team works with individual organisations to customise a bespoke engagement strategy to fit your specific needs and goals.
We offer a range of options to engage more closely and systematically with the Department:
We offer several types of projects for companies to sponsor, with different levels of scope, target area, faculty involvement, and student hours. These include:
For over 30 years, LSE has teamed up with leading organisations in the commercial, public and not-for-profit sectors to enable student teams in the MSc Human Resources and Organisations programme to conduct applied research projects. Host organisations gain access to independent research and analysis on a people-related issue that is of practical importance to them. Learn more about LSE Links here.
Global Master’s in Management students take part in a business project during their second and final year. This is an applied research project where teams of between four and six students solve real business problems as a one-term part-time activity sponsored by external organisations and supported by faculty coaches. Download the Business Projects brochure here.
Marketing Action Learning Project
The Marketing Action Learning Project provides students the valuable opportunity to analyse and solve a real-world marketing issue within an organisation, bringing together learning across all courses in their Masters programme. Students develop team-working skills and consulting experience, working to produce a marketing report with in-depth insights. This provides the host organisation with recommendations for effective solutions to current marketing challenges within their specific industry or context. Learn more about the Action Learning Project here.
Throughout the academic year, we host various networking opportunities for our students, alumni and external partners.
Global MiM Networking Evening
The flagship Global MiM Networking Evening takes place each November. This event provides a platform for corporate representatives to make meaningful connections with current Global Master's in Management and CEMS students, alumni and LSE programme staff. It is also a chance to discover new areas for cooperation. Company representatives are able to promote their organisation and connect in person with over 200 students and alumni.
Interested in coming as a company or alumni representative? Learn more here.
Thinking about recruiting LSE students for internships or full time positions?
We work closely with LSE Careers who offer a wide range of services to help organisations reach both our current students and recent alumni. These include vacancy boards, targeted emails, presentations, annual networking events, career fairs and more.
LSE Business Partnerships connects corporate strategy with academic research to help companies, of all sizes, address specific challenges and explore new opportunities. Read more about how business partners can explore strategic alliances with academics and the School and match core business challenges with the Department’s research expertise.
For further information on how to get involved, please contact Ashley Bouchard, Corporate Relations Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Becoming a CEMS Corporate or Social Partner
LSE is the only UK member school in the CEMS Alliance, and we are proud that the LSE Global Master's in Management is the only programme in the UK to offer the CEMS Master’s in International Management (CEMS MIM) as a double degree. Through our membership, we already benefit from strong relationships with CEMS Corporate and Social Partners.
We value the involvement of a CEMS Corporate Partner within our programme and work towards developing a bespoke service from CV books, skills seminars, business projects to four key lines of service: advisory, branding, recruiting, and networking. Professional services are provided both by the CEMS Corporate Relations Manager, CEMS Head Office (the permanent management and coordination body of the alliance) and the member schools.
The partnership structure enables our Corporate Partners to contribute actively on a variety of fronts within the network: from contributing to the strategic orientation and management of the network and CEMS MIM curriculum delivery, through to recruiting CEMS students, graduates or alumni to their organisations. CEMS Corporate Partnership is perceived as a long-term commitment bringing benefits to the whole CEMS alliance.
Learn more about becoming a corporate or social partner.