Discover our history and see what lies ahead for the Department of Management. Hear from faculty, alumni and our Head of Department in our official anniversary video.
The Department of Management was formed in 2006-7 following the coming together of the Interdisciplinary Institute of Management, the Department of Industrial Relations, the Department of Information Systems and the Department of Operational Research. In 2008, the department moved into the New Academic Building which was officially opened by Her Majesty the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh to the great excitement of students and staff alike. Since then, we have grown to become a leader in management research and teaching and continue to act as a forward-thinking entity looking to create a positive impact towards the betterment of society and the world of business.
As we reach this historic occasion, we begin to reflect back on some of the achievements over the last ten years. We are launching a series of activities and events throughout the anniversary period to highlight our successes - culminating in our inaugural ten year anniversary celebratory event.
Whilst we reflect on our achievements, it's important to also look ahead and plan for our future. With your continued support we will remain at the forefront of management teaching and research, and will continue to achieve and surpass our long term goals.
This year we have already seen the launch of our new portfolio of Master’s programmes which reflects the ever-changing nature of management practice. A new fundraising campaign will provide prospective LSE students the opportunity to realise their full potential, regardless of socio-economic circumstances thanks to alumni funded scholarships. Finally, the development of an interactive online alumni platform will keep our global management alumni connected and will provide a series of opportunities to support and inspire the next generation of management students.
Donate to our anniversary scholarship fund
As we mark our 10 year anniversary, we have launched a fundraising campaign to ensure that the brightest minds, irrespective of financial circumstances, are able to study at LSE by offering full or partial scholarship awards.
Students from disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds are less likely to progress into postgraduate study due to the associated financial burden. Your gift will provide access to a world class education and enable them to overcome barriers to achieve their ambitions.
If you wish to make a donation to support our efforts via the annual fund, you can do so online. Please remember to select “Academic Department” and then “Management”.
Read real life stories from those who've received scholarships and donated themselves:
Rohan Krishniah graduated in 2010 after completing the MSc in Management, and is now AVP in the Credit Restructuring Advisory Group for Barclays.
What did the scholarship enable you to do?
The scholarship has assisted me tremendously and I will always be grateful to its donors (Markit) and the LSE. During the program – the scholarship allowed me to focus on my course and enjoy the several amazing facets of LSE life. I had time to take part in extracurricular activities, make great friends and explore different career opportunities without worrying too much about finances. I was able to go on exchange to Paris with the CEMS program and expand my personal and professional network while experiencing a different culture and country.
In what ways did the scholarship support you in achieving your professional/personal ambitions?
The immediate way a scholarship helps you after graduation is that it leaves you with little or no student debt at the start of your career. This gives you immense flexibility and freedom to make the right professional choices. You are definitely in a better place than if you were indebted towards anyone. Also it is much easier to start saving and working towards achieving other financial goals.
Why do you think it is important to provide scholarships?
Personally having received a scholarship, I feel I have a responsibility to make a difference whenever I can. When donors contribute towards a scholarship, not only are they being generous and kind; they are also fostering goodwill in society by granting opportunities to students they do not know but trust will do well in the future. It is an exciting prospect that even a little support may have a grand unforeseen positive impact as the next big talent or leader could be just one scholarship away.
If you are inspired by Rohan’s story, please donate to the LSE Annual Fund so we can support more students achieve their ambitions in the future.
Professor Patrick Flood (left) is an LSE alumnus and fund donor. Discover how donations such as his can help Management students like Jessy.
“The scholarship helped me in so many ways” said scholarship recipient, Jessy Zumaeta. Originally from Chile, Jessy moved to London and studied in the Department of Management thanks to the help of a scholarship award.
Jessy enrolled onto the Human Resources and Organisations programme and was able to access high-quality teaching otherwise unavailable to her. She states “I was able to learn state of the art approaches in my field of study”. Professor Patrick Flood – a management alumnus and scholarship donor – agreed about the impact such funding can have, and told us that “scholarships open doors and change lives”.
Jessy graduated in 2016 with a distinction, but the benefits of her scholarship didn’t stop there. Now an LSE alumna, Jessy found herself part of what she calls “a strong and lasting network of enthusiastic and brilliant professionals”.
Currently working at the University of Chile as Director of Executive and Organisational Development, Jessy spoke to us about the importance of receiving an LSE scholarship. She affirmed that it “provides the necessary drive to achieve ambitious personal and professional goals”. For Jessy, this was all made possible by the award – something Professor Flood echoed. “I would encourage alumni to support the Department of Management with its global ethos and world class faculty” he told us.