Few institutions in the world are as truly international as the London School of Economics and Political Science. The programme is a unique opportunity to study management at a top university, while enjoying the cultural, social and recreational facilities of one of the world's greatest capital cities.
LSE is the place where issues of prosperity and welfare, and the solutions to the questions they pose, are debated. These include: new opportunities and challenges for global business; the transformation of world financial markets; shifts in geopolitical power; the changing nature of the nation state; the emergence of new ethnic divisions and conflicts; the impact of climate change. We study not only British areas of interest but also those of other countries from a comparative and interdisciplinary perspective.
We will help you stand out as an individual business leader who understands and cares about the world.
A competitive alternative to an MBA
The programme offers a competitive alternative for graduates in any discipline who want to advance or change their careers. We combine the intellectual rigor of a top-ranked management LSE MSc degree with the School's peerless global networks in the private and public sector. Why choose this programme?
Who is it for?
The programme is open to recent graduates (including recent undergraduates) from any prior academic discipline with strong communication and analytical ability. Work experience is an advantage and should be explained in your personal statement and resume. 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. A pre-sessional course in late September will be required of all students at no additional cost. Please see the class profile page for an insight into our students.
Looking to start, accelerate or change your career?
Use the wide elective choices (at least 25% of the entire degree), summer internship, business project and dissertation to explore new opportunities in areas that interest you.
Careers and international exchange options
The programme is the feeder programme to the highly selective CEMS Masters in International Management. As we are the sole UK school in the CEMS Global Alliance in Management Education, we have access to over 60 top global recruiters (Google, Procter & Gamble, McKinsey, etc.). Most of our students who do not elect to do CEMS still have the CEMS profile (3 languages with experience outside their home countries). Our London-based MiM students interact with exchange students from CEMS and the MiM Exchange. This creates a dynamic community in our beautiful home in the New Academic Building. Read more about your international options.
We teach our students how to think critically about business and society, rather than give them a limited management toolkit that is only valid for the time they spend in the classroom. Faculty teach in a combination of lectures and small seminar groups of 15 students. Assessments include papers, presentations, exams and group work with an emphasis on integrated assignments to put into practice the components of effective management (marketing, human behaviour, economics, global strategy, etc.) rather than understand them as completely separate disciplines. Read more about the programme structure.
Why choose this programme?
Compelling alternative to an MBA
For people ready to study management in depth and advance their careers before they have 5+ years of work experience
Part of the prestigious CEMS Global Alliance in Management Education
Combines the intellectual reputation of top ranked MSc Management qualification with the School's global networks in the private and public sector
Includes teamwork, guest speakers and company-sponsored business projects as well as research papers and an individual dissertation at the end
Ideal for career changers: Use elective choices, summer internship, business project, international exchange option and dissertation to explore new employment options