Students spend the first term (Michaelmas Term) at the LSE where they take a compulsory core course, and can also to customise their programme according to their own interests by choosing up to three optional elective courses from the a selection of world-leading academic departments within the LSE.
Students will then spend the second term (Lent Term) abroad at a leading international business school in either China or the US as part of the IMEX exchange programme. The term abroad is worth one full (1.0) unit towards the degree. Whilst abroad students take courses from the 2nd year of the MBA programme at their allocated school.
In the final part of the programme, students complete a dissertation of 10,000 words which is submitted in the first week of September.
Either MN425 Business in the Global Environment (0.5 unit) looks at the process of globalisation at three levels: industries, firms and nations. Its goal is to develop a solid understanding of the external, economy-wide factors that affect the performance and management of firms in today's global economy. Topics include the changing structure of industries; the response of companies, both those based in the advanced industrial countries and those based in emerging markets, to increasing international competition; and differences between countries in their institutions and policies
Or MN429 The World Trading System (0.5 unit) looks at the "globalization" process: the negotiation, implementation and implications of international trade agreements (ITAs). These include the World Trade Organisation and the fast-growing web of regional trade agreements. We analyse the challenges and opportunities faced by companies engaged in the global economy in this context. The course relies on recent theoretical and empirical research to gain insight into the motivations for ITAs and their consequences for consumers and firms. Globalisation - trends in the international economy and overview of their causes and effects. The sources of international trade. Trade barriers - restrictions to international trade and their consequences. The economics and politics of international trade agreements. The rules, accomplishments and shortcomings of the GATT/WTO system. Regional trade agreements - motivation, implications, and recent trends. The costs and benefits from exporting for individual firms. Challenges and opportunities for national and multinational firms in the global economy.
MN424 Term Abroad
MN499 Dissertation (1.0 unit) a 10,000-word dissertation
IMEX exchange term
Students choose courses to the value of 1.0 unit at one of the IMEX partner schools during their term abroad.
Optional elective courses (any combination to the value of 1.5 units)
Employment relations and organisational behaviour
Managerial economics and strategy
Students may also take a graduate-level course which is not on this list, subject to approval from the Programme Director. Please refer to the full list of all graduate level courses.