FAQs

This page lists some frequently asked questions. If your particular question is not addressed below or elsewhere on the site then please do get in touch.

 


 

Why should I choose LSE?

Few institutions in the world are as truly international as the London School of Economics and Political Science.  Influential developments in thinking about society, economics and politics originated in work done here, including the basis of the modern welfare state and the development of free-market economics. We will help you stand out as an individual business leader who understands and cares about the world. 

Why should I study management at LSE?

Since the LSE was set up to improve society and to understand root causes of societal issues, we have always put engagement with the wider world at the heart of our mission. The LSE Department of Management's internationally renowned academics are research leaders in their fields with a flair for teaching management from the unique perspective of a global university rather than a traditional business school with more limited course content and teaching approaches. We draw upon the LSE's peerless internal intellectual resources and external contacts to provide students with up-to-date perspectives on the latest developments in global business, politics, international relations, social and public policy and practices.
Our students benefit from the Department's strong links with top professionals in London and around the world. They also have access to LSE's renowned series of high profile public lectures and events, and will contribute to, and benefit from, the School's unique intellectual environment which encompasses 9,000 students from 145 countries and 100,000 alumni in 190 countries and an active Alumni Association with over 70 groups and contact networks worldwide.

What companies are associated with the Department of Management?

Our alumni have successful careers at a wide range of organisations including the following: Accenture, Barclays, the BBC, Booz & Company, Boston Consulting Group, BP, Citi, Coca Cola, Credit Suisse, Deloitte, Deutsche Bank, Diageo, Ernst & Young, Fidelity Investments, Goldman Sachs, Google, HSBC, JP Morgan, KPMG, L'Oréal, The Markit Group, Mercer, Oliver Wyman, Procter & Gamble, McKinsey, Monitor Group, Morgan Stanley, Nomura, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Rothschild, Shell, Standard Chartered Bank, Swiss Re, Tesco, UBS, Unilever, the United Nations, the World Bank.

Why should I choose the Masters in Management (MiM) at LSE?

Our MiM is the closest degree we have to an MBA for aspiring professionals. It is ideal for graduating students just starting their careers or people who want to accelerate or change their existing career choices. We attract a steady stream of top global recruiters who appreciate the incredible diversity and talent in our MSc candidate pool.

 

Why should I choose this programme over an MBA or more traditional masters programme?

 

As a leading management department at a social sciences university rather than a stand-alone business school, we cover issues in global management in a thought-provoking, in-depth manner. Our courses emphasize the applicability of management concepts through critical thinking, case studies and practical assignments designed to test students' ability to see across management disciplines, rather than learn about each topic (economics, finance, marketing, organisational behaviour, etc) in isolation. We teach you how to think critically about business and society rather than give you a limited management toolkit that is only valid for the time you spend in the classroom.

What is the expected class size and profile?

100-120 students from around the world, ranging in age from 19 to 30, with work experience ranging from 1 month to 6 years.

What are the fees?

The full fees for the programme are detailed on the Table of Fees page|.

How do I apply for scholarships?

Information on scholarships and financial support is available on the Financial Support Office website|.

What are the entry requirements?

 

  • Prior degree (undergraduate or postgraduate) in any discipline with a 2:1 UK result, USA 3.5 GPA or equivalent.
  • 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.
  • The GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) or GRE (Graduate Record Exam) is required of candidates who do not have a prior UK 2:1 degree result.
  • The IELTS or TOEFL is required for non-native English speakers who do not have proof of a prior degree taken in English.
  • You will need to submit a personal statement, resume, official academic transcripts, official test scores and two academic references.

Am I eligible if I already have a masters degree?

Yes.

How and when can I apply?

Applications are open between mid October through June. Apply by April to avoid disappointment and to be considered for Graduate Student Support (GSS) scholarships. The How to Apply pages of the main School website| explain in detail how to apply for the programme.

When is the application deadline?

Candidates are considered on a rolling admissions basis, with offers made as early as December until spring for the following September intake. Apply by April to avoid disappointment and to be considered for the LSE Graduate Support Scheme of scholarship funding.

Is there an application fee?

Yes.  A fee of £50 for online applications will be applied, unless otherwise stated.  Details will be explained on the Application pages of the LSE website. 

What references are needed?

We ask that you submit two academic references.  One professional reference may be submitted for candidates who have been out of school for five years or longer. More than two references may be submitted. 

Is the GMAT or GRE necessary?

Candidates who have a UK prior degree with a 2:1 result or better need not submit a GMAT or GRE test. There is no minimum score but candidates should aim to achieve 680 or higher for the total GMAT score and for both verbal and quantitative components of the GRE test.

Can I do an international exchange term abroad?

Yes. There are 2 options for International study - via either the CEMS Masters in International Management as or the MiM Exchange programme

What is CEMS?

CEMS (formerly the Community of European Management Schools) was started in 1989 by a consortium of business schools and global companies dedicated to providing the educational training and professional development for international management careers. LSE is the sole UK school in CEMS, which gives us access to over 60 recruiters dedicated to hiring students into global management careers. The MiM is the feeder programme to the highly selective CEMS Masters in International Management.  Most of our students who do not elect to do CEMS still have the CEMS profile (3 languages including English with experience outside their home countries).  Our MiM students interact closely with exchange students from CEMS and the MiM Exchange. This creates an incredibly dynamic community in our beautiful home in the LSE New Academic Building.

What are the benefits of becoming an LSE alumna/alumnus?

The LSE has a cosmopolitan network of over 100,000 alumni in more than 190 countries and over 70 groups and contact networks registered with the Alumni Association. Alumni have access to social networking sites, events and activities in London and around the world.

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