Admissions frequently asked questions - Master's (MSc) programmes
We hope you find this page useful to answer some frequently asked questions about admissions for our portfolio of cutting-edge generalist and specialist Master's (MSc) programmes.
Information on admissions for our other programmes can be found here:
Making an application
Applications are open from 20 October 2014 for entry to our Master's programmes in autumn 2015.
Applications for all Master's programmes in the Department of Management are considered on a rolling basis, so there is no application deadline/closing date. However places on our programmes are likely to fill by around Easter, so please apply as early as possible to avoid disappointment.
Please visit the LSE Graduate Admissions Office website for full details of the supporting documents you will need to submit with your application.
Please also check the Admissions web page for your chosen programme for details of any programme-specific requirements (visit our index of programmes web page > click on your programme > select ‘Admissions’ in the left-hand menu).
Please visit the LSE Graduate Admissions Office website to check the status of your application.
(All applications are dealt with centrally by the LSE Graduate Admissions Office, and the Department of Management is not involved in the processing of applications, so unfortunately we cannot answer any questions on this).
No, we do not accept external transfers into our programmes.
Entry requirements & GRE/GMAT tests
All of our MSc programmes have varying entry requirements (university grades and academic background, work experience, GRE/GMAT test, English language requirement, etc.), so please check the Admissions web page for your chosen programme to find out the specific requirements ( visit our index of programmes web page > click on your programme > select ‘Admissions’ in the left-hand menu).
All applications are considered on their merits. Our selectors consider not only the marks on your transcript but also the academic references, personal statement and any additional GRE/GMAT test scores where relevant. If there are extenuating circumstances to your grades, please make sure that your referee(s) mention them in their letters. Your application will be strengthened if your GRE/GMAT scores (if required by your chosen programme) are high. Please bear in mind, however, that competition for places is high, and therefore if your grades are lower than the general requirements, this may consequently mean you are less likely to be offered a place.
There is no specific or average GRE/GMAT test score required for our MSc programmes – instead we will review your test score relative to other applicants for the programme, and also in the context of all test scores submitted worldwide in the current year. Therefore we simply recommend that you aim to achieve the highest possible score in order to strengthen your application.
Please also note that GRE/GMAT test scores are just one part of your application, and when making a decision on your application we will consider all parts of your application as a whole (including university grades, personal statement, references, etc.).
The Department of Management offers 9 full-time MSc programmes.
We also offer Executive programmes for working professionals, Undergraduate programmes, and PhD/MPhil tracks, including some flexible options (part-time or distance learning) – visit our Study page for details.
Yes, we are partnered with NYU Stern and HEC Paris to offer the prestigious TRIUM Global Executive MBA. This is a modular part-time programme for working professionals with a minimum of 10 years’ work experience.
We also offer the Executive Global Master’s in Management which is a more academically rigorous option for working professionals looking for a route to reach the highest level of career success at an international level after 3 or more years' work experience.
We do not offer a traditional full-time MBA programme for non-executive students, but instead we provide a range of generalist and specialist MSc programmes. These programmes do more than simply teach students to apply current business tools and frameworks, as with a typical MBA programme - instead they provide the academically rigorous training and critical thinking skills needed to thrive in the fast-changing world of business over a lifelong career.
Yes, we offer a small number of flexible options, including part-time and distance learning programmes:
Fees & financial support
Please check the web page for your chosen programme for confirmation of the tuition fees: visit our index of programmes web page > click on your programme > look for the tuition fees in the right-hand ‘Key facts’ box.
Please visit the LSE Fees Office website for full details on how to pay your fees, payment plans, rewards/discounts for early payment, and any other payment queries.
Enquiries & finding out more
Please contact the Programme Manager/Administrator for your chosen programme in the Department of Management by email or telephone. To find the relevant contact details: visit our index of programmes web page > click on your programme > look for the contact details in the left-hand ‘How to contact us’ box.
Yes, we run a Graduate Open Evening for prospective students on campus every winter, and visitors are also welcome to visit our campus at any time. Click here for details of all the ways you can visit and discover LSE.
Yes, the LSE Graduate Admissions Office runs regular drop-in sessions for applicants at the Student Services Centre on LSE campus. Click here for details of when and where the drop-in sessions take place.
No, we are unable to take visitors in the Department of Management, however we encourage you to discuss your application at a drop-in session with the LSE Graduate Admissions Office (above).
Yes, it is likely that you may be able to speak to an LSE representative in your home country, as we regularly visit countries across the world (attending education fairs and conventions, visiting schools, colleges and universities, and meeting students for presentations, receptions and counselling sessions). Click here for full details.