First or upper second class bachelor's degree or equivalent in any discipline
Prior formal study of quantitative subjects is not required, but students must come prepared to engage with quantitative topics such as statistics, accounting and finance.
Work experience (anything from 3 months to more than 5 years) is an advantage and should be explained in your personal statement and resume.
Graduates of all non-UK institutions must submit a GRE or GMAT score. The average GMAT score of students on the programme is 680. Students with a score below 600 are very unlikely to be offered a place on the programme.
English language requirements. Unfortunately, we do not provide any language waivers.
Personal statement requirements:
If you are applying for this programme, please note the following specific requirements for your personal statement:
Write a short personal statement (up to 600 words) about why you want to do the programme. This might cover, for example, what you will bring to the cohort, and what are your particular strengths.
Also, you should answer the following questions (your answers should be approximately 300 words each):
1. Explain, in your own words, the main things that managers do.
2. How will studying management theory help you to understand management practice?
3. What do you hope to gain by studying management at the LSE?
The total length of your personal statement – including the answers to the above questions - should therefore be between 1,000 & 1,500 words.
Your application will be considered on its academic merits. An offer of a place may be conditional on attending additional courses and/or passing qualifying examinations at a suitable standard, in addition to your degree. You should note that there are always many more applications than places available at LSE and possession of the minimum entrance requirements does not guarantee that you will be offered admission. It is therefore in your interests to apply as early as possible.
How to Apply
Submit an application to the LSE Graduate Admissions Office:
Applications are open from 20 October 2014 for entry to the programme in Autumn 2015. We operate rolling admissions so we don’t have a closing date. However, we offer places on a first-come, first-served basis, and places on the programme are likely to fill by around Easter, so we encourage you to apply as early as possible to avoid disappointment.
Our admissions process is managed centrally, so please visit the LSE Graduate Admissions Office for queries about the application process and requirements.
Fees and financial support
The programme tuition fee is £23,064 (first year only). Second year fees to be confirmed.
A range of financial support options are available for UK and international graduate students.