This opportunity is open exclusively to those studying a Master's programme with the LSE Department of Management.
We are now accepting applications for 2019/20!
Applications close, Monday 21 October 2019, 23:59pm
Our Master's programme student ambassadors are here to help you understand what it means to be part of the LSE Management community. Whether you have questions about a specific programme, the inside story on LSE campus life, or tips on making the most of life in London- they are here to answer your queries.
Alice Brazil-Burns, UK
My name is Alice and I'm from the UK studying on the GMiM. Previous to LSE, I graduated with a First Class Degree BA (Hons) from the University of Warwick in Theatre, Performance and Cultural Policy Studies with Film. In my professional life I am an award-winning producer, having led projects at the Almeida Theatre and New York University. Most recently I was recognised as a Woman in the Arts Next Generation Leader 2016-2018 in The Guardian, Huffington Post & The Stage. On winning this recognition, I am grateful to be directly mentored by top UK Arts and Cultural Leaders including Vicky Featherstone (Artistic Director of the Royal Court), Jude Kelly (Artistic Director of the Southbank Centre and Women Of the World Festival), Kate Rowland (Head of BBC Radio Drama and BBC Creative Director of New Writing), Tanya Seghatchian (Producer of Harry Potter and The Crown), Caroline Cooper Charles (Senior Executive and Producer at Creative England) and Tamara Rojo (Director of the English National Ballet).
I believe in the power of storytelling and community which is why I took the opportunity to study at LSE, to apply my background to business with aspirations to work globally focusing on the Representation of Women in Media, Social Enterprises and International Development.
Abishek Chakravertty, India
Hello! I am Abhishek Chakravertty and am a "third-culture-kid" - half-Indian, half-Filipino but born and raised in Malaysia. Prior to joining LSE’s Global Master’s in Management programme, I studied a BSc (Hons) in Political Economy at King’s College London. I have held internship positions back in Malaysia at several IT consultancies that specialise in healthcare and have taken my first steps towards creating a start-up e-commerce application whilst here in London.
My decision to apply to LSE stems from its strong position in the Social Sciences. Questions reflecting employee motivation, short and long-term strategies, ethics, and how culture and economics would affect management were at the forefront of what I wanted to answer during my time at LSE and when I realised the vast number of electives I could take from various departments across the school in my second year, I decided I wanted to pursue my post-graduate studies at LSE. As a current student, I have come to admire the determination, friendliness and collaborative attitude of those around me. I had been worried that given LSE’s strong academic position, I would find it difficult to adapt and find a close group of friends. Instead, I have gained a new family in my GMiM cohort.
Hi! I am Mitali Chordia, a 23 year old from Chennai, India. I’m currently pursuing the Global Masters in Management here at the LSE. In 2017, I completed my undergraduate degree in marketing management. Subsequently, I began working at my family’s automobile retail and property development businesses. During that time, I learned a lot from my peers but realised the need the build a strong foundation in order to back up my views. This is what led me to apply for the GMiM.
So far, the programme has been thoroughly inspiring— a good balance of challenge and fun. Though my classmates come from different academic and professional streams, we are bound together by our passion to create an impact and it is this diverse cohort makes the GMiM that much more special. I look forward to sharing more about my experiences at the GMiM, LSE and London, in general, with you in the Student Lens blog!
Madhur Dixit, India
Hi! I am Madhur Dixit, a 23-year old student from India. Before coming to LSE, I graduated in Civil Engineering from VIT University, India. After my B.tech I worked as a Marketing Executive for a tech start-up mPass where I developed essential skills needed for successful marketing. I believe that right education equips the youth to build a better society and am associated with Educate 2 Empower Foundation – a Non-Government Organisation at Jaipur, since May 2017 working for the safety, health and education of less privileged girls and women.
After graduating from LSE I aim to work in consulting & strategy industry where I plan to provide strategies, thereby, contributing to the sustainable growth of businesses and people and society in general. My decision to do a Global Masters in Management stems from a quest to follow this passion and have a more in-depth academic knowledge in the field of Business and Management in general. I believe being a part of the international student body at LSE, will provide me with an opportunity to expand my network, connect and learn with people from diverse backgrounds and receive guidance from world-class faculty.
Darlington Egbor, UK
Hi, my name is Darlington Egbor. I am in my first year of the Global Master’s in Management (GMiM) programme. Prior to attending LSE, I worked at Atos Consulting as a Management Consultant; The Walt Disney Company as a Product Manager; and at the Collinson Group as a Global Product Manager. Given my work experience, I initially considered the MBA programme but soon discovered that my career and academic goals were better aligned with the GMiM programme offered by LSE. The course is academically very rigourous and it offers frameworks to use in reflecting on my business world experiences. This was a huge bonus as I have ambitions of pursuing a PhD in the future.
I strongly believe that having work experience has helped me to appreciate the modules taught, as well as critically assimilating the knowledge in a global context. Studying at LSE, a global powerhouse in academics, you’ll meet a diverse range of people from all over the world who are as intellectually curious and passionate about making a positive impact in the world. In my time so far, I have managed to co-found a consulting society which provides pro-bono consultancy services to not-for-profit and social enterprises. LSE provides a tremendous environment to do anything you want.
Matei Bjola, Romania
Hi, my name is Matei. Prior to starting my Master's, I completed a BA in Economics and Business at UCL and interned with Roland Berger, Deloitte and Deutsche Bank.
The main reason I decided to apply for the MiM at LSE was the community of people. A range of incredibly ambitious students, renowned academics and supportive administrative staff truly make this programme stand out among its peers. Moreover, there is a clear commitment to building a strong community around the MiM – the intake is small, there are regular social events and the class goes on a trip to Berlin in the summer. It is due to these factors that you will graduate from LSE, not only with a world-class degree, but with a set of invaluable experiences and a network which you will treasure for life.
Feel free to contact me at any time, should you have any questions regarding the MiM!
Yingxin Du, China
I am Yingxin Du, and I graduated from Sun Yat-sen University in China, with a bachelor’s degree in English Literature and Linguistics. I also double majored in Marketing and have co-authored several academic papers in consumer behaviour as a research assistant. Prior to joining LSE, I interned at Accenture and Jones Lang Lasalle, and in both positions I was involved in strategy consulting for Chinese companies. I was awarded full Chinese government scholarship for my postgraduate study here, and I plan to work as a strategy consultant or as an in-house consultant in a technology company after graduation.
My ambition to achieve a successful career in consulting is the major motivation for joining the MiM programme. It provides me with invaluable access to a top academic faculty in management studies, a diverse global network of brilliant minds, and comprehensive resources for academic support and career development. I believe studying at LSE will be an enormous asset for your future career and one of your best experiences in life.
Julia Engels, Germany
Hi, my name is Julia Engels and I am originally from Germany. Having completed my bachelor’s degree in Management and French at King’s College London, just across the road, I considered applying for LSE’s Master’s in Management programme for some years. As part of my undergraduate programme, I spent one year at ESSEC Business School in France. Here, the practical approach to studying led me to develop an interest in marketing and communications so that, in the following summer breaks, I completed internships in brand communications, marketing and business development. These experiences gave me insight into work from both the agency and corporate perspectives.
My motivation to apply for a role as social media ambassador was not only driven by my interest in gaining further experience in marketing, but also, I am hoping to get involved with the Department of Management to a greater extent. I remember very well how overwhelming the application process can be, so, if you have any questions, feel free to contact me.
Farah Goutali, Tunisia
My name is Farah Goutali and I am an MSc in Management student at LSE. Prior to joining, I worked as a public sector strategy consultant in the MENA region for two years. I also worked in think tanks and media. I am from Tunisia but have lived, studied and worked around the world - in Argentina, South Africa, Russia, Saudi Arabia and the UK, where I also did my BA in Politics at King's College London.
I came to LSE to challenge myself and to complement my practical experience with an academic perspective. So far, the diversity of the people and activities available at LSE have made for an experience that is enriching in many more ways than just academic, and I am looking forward to creating many more lasting memories and relationships.
Harshitha Perumbedu Rajesh Kumar, UK
Hello…I am Harshi! I was born in India and brought up in England. I am currently on the Master’s in Management (MiM) programme. Prior to joining LSE, I studied Materials Science Engineering at Queen Mary University of London. During the last two summer holidays, I interned at an IT firm and an insurance firm, both in London, in order to gain an experience of working in non-technical roles. Having already obtained a technical degree, I was particularly determined to join LSE and MiM because of the comprehensive structure of the programme, which hopefully will expand my knowledge and skills in the management area. But of course, the buzzing location, diversity amongst the cohort and the reputation of the institution itself were huge incentives. Hopefully by the end of the course I will feel ready to take on new challenges in this ever fast-moving world, build a global network and few lifelong friendships!
As of today, I feel grateful and I’m enjoying the post-grad life (though it is very intense)! Looking forward to welcoming you, I’d be happy to help with any further details or queries so feel free to contact me. Good luck!
Michelle Chingono, UK
Hi, I’m Michelle Chingono from the UK, studying MSc Economics and Management! Before coming to LSE, I completed a BSc in Economics from the University of Essex and worked as a Government Economist, where I gained an interest in specialising in firms and markets.
E&M equips me with exceptional analytical training in economics and management and an unparalleled experience to develop an in-depth knowledge in firms and markets, and present effective decision-making as a well-rounded economist, contributing to thought-leading research and recommendations for governments and businesses. For me, LSE’s established global network and diverse academic space fosters incredible opportunities of a lifetime!
Ana-Gabriela Iorga, Romania
Hi! My name’s Gabby Iorga and I am currently a student on the MSc Human Resources and Organisations degree (International Employment Relations stream). I am Romanian, but my family and I live in Greece. I did my BA at UCL where I studied Politics and East European Studies. Prior to coming to LSE, I look a year off and undertook a few internships. First, I interned in the Human Resources Department of the BSTDB, where I gained insight regarding recruitment and HR policy-making. Next, I worked in the People Advisory Services of PwC Greece, where I explored performance appraisals and job design. The last internship I participated in was at UNDP Moldova, where I helped draft labour policies.
I am positive that a Master’s in Human Resources and Organisations will prepare me for the challenges of the job market. The program, apart from its academic rigour, offers opportunities to network with alumni and attend fascinating talks. The classes combine academic papers and real-life case studies, thus molding the students into HR professionals. Being at LSE is an opportunity of a lifetime and one of the best decisions that I’ve ever made.
Graziana Ruta, Italy
Hello everyone! My name is Graziana Ruta and I am 22 years old. I am Italian, but I have been living in Geneva, Switzerland, for the past nine years. At LSE, I am currently doing a MSc in Human Resources and Organisations.
People management has always been something I showed an interest in. From directing the cast of an original musical production, to interning in the HR department of a Swiss not-for-profit organisation, I have consistently witnessed the extent to which the understanding, engagement and well-being of people are prime sources of operation's success. Thus, naturally, as I progressed in my management studies at the University of Warwick, this passion led me to discover and become fascinated by the world of Human Resources. So far, studying at LSE has surpassed all my expectations. I now firmly believe that thanks to the enriching international nature of this school, my experience at LSE will certainly be one to remember.
Saima Younus, Pakistan
Hi, I am Saima Younus from Karachi, Pakistan. I completed my undergraduate in Business Administration in Karachi. Having always aspired to work in the social sector I have gained experience with various NGO’s in Pakistan. It was during my final year internship project, when I had my first-hand experience of learning how to manage different people, that I recognised my natural flair of acing at the job. This experience provided me with clarity of wanting to excel at HR management. Furthermore, I regard my experience as an HR trainee at Orix Leasing Pakistan as another major driving force for me to pursue HRM. For me getting into LSE meant, being rendered with the necessary shine and network and creating limitless possibilities for my future.
Choosing LSE for my postgraduate studies has been the best decision so far! I am loving the diversity and look forward to an exciting year ahead!
Alexandros Kalyvas-Kasopatidis, Greece
Hi! My name is Alexandros Kalyvas and I am from Greece. I am a Master’s student at LSE and I also work as a consultant at IBM. Before coming to LSE, I studied Business Administration at Athens University of Economics and Business. During my studies I interned at an energy company from Greece and at a start-up company here in London. Right after my studies I joined IBM as a Business Analyst and started working on a very large Business Intelligence project. From my previous experiences I realised that I am interested in two different areas, corporate strategy and data driven decision making.
I joined the MSc in Management and Strategy programme to get a better understanding of management and corporate strategy, and through my dissertation I will work on how large amounts of data can help us make better strategic decisions. I am very excited about my programme because it offers a more quantitative approach to management and because so far I’ve had the chance to meet some amazing people.
Tomisin Ogunsanya, Nigeria
Hello. My name is Tomisin Ogunsanya and I'm an MSc student in the Management and Strategy programme. I'm Nigerian, and I grew up, sequentially, in Ghana, Kenya and Nigeria. For my undergraduate degree, I studied Political Science and Economics at Emory University. Prior to attending LSE, I interned at the Boston Consulting Group and Accenture. I chose LSE for various reasons. Firstly, its international student body meant that I would be exposed to a variety of cultures and backgrounds, thus enhancing my master's experience. Secondly, its Management and Strategy programme is uniquely theoretical: students are taught the concepts and theories that undergird managerial economics, as well as their practical applications. Thirdly, its location in London provides a convenient access to employers, career presentations and recreational activities.
So far, I'm having a great experience! If you value a cosmopolitan outlook and an independent, critical approach to academics, then I encourage you to apply!
Kate Socatiyanurak, Thailand
Hi, my name is Kate Socatiyanurak from Bangkok, Thailand, and I’m a student in MSc Management and Strategy at LSE. Before coming to LSE, I did my undergraduate degree in economics at Chulalongkorn University back home, but my high-school studies were completed in England. During summer breaks in the past three years, I have interned at the Ministry of Finance of Thailand, Siam Piwat (a department store company), and King Power (a duty-free company), all of which are based in Bangkok. As my long-time interest lies within the luxury fashion management field, my work experience has only developed this interest further. My decision to do MSc Management and Strategy, which is a managerial economics degree, is due to LSE’s excellence in economics teaching that will equip me to stand out in the luxury fashion management sector as a brand manager with an economics lens.
So far, my experience at LSE has been beyond expectation; so many components at the school have made it an amazing place to be: stellar professors, engaging cohorts, interesting societies and events, campus location, and the list just goes on!
Vanessa Tang, Singapore
Hi! My name is Vanessa. I was born in Singapore and raised in Hong Kong. So I do consider these two places my home! I graduated from LSE with a BSc in Management, and have decided to stay on another year to pursue a Master’s in Management and Strategy! I was a Summer Intern in Barclays, where I was in the Coverage Strategy & Integration team working on strategic formulation projects. This included developing and integrating internal and external strategies across the UK’s regional businesses. I believe that obtaining a master’s degree from LSE will not only help me to develop the skillset to evaluate the use of economic decision models in managerial practices, but also to expand my professional network by utilising LSE’s strong links with industries.
My experience at LSE has been great so far - I have met some of the most amazing and intelligent individuals here, and have made life-long friendships! Feel free to reach out if you have any questions regarding LSE, I’m more than happy to share with you my experiences!
Aimee Bosman, South Africa
Hi, my name is Aimee Bosman and I am an MSc in Management of Information Systems and Digital Innovation student from Cape Town, South Africa. I recently completed my BSc in Mathematical Economics with minors in Business and German Studies in the US. During this degree I spent a lot of time analysing data and quickly became interested in the role of data and information systems in society, which is why I chose this particular master's at LSE.
I spent a month this summer volunteering in Morocco and Uganda teaching English and working with an organisation that helps women with HIV/AIDS, which further ignited my interest in understanding how technology and information systems play a role in the developing world. I love travelling, meeting new people and learning new skills and I am really looking forward to being a Social Media Student Ambassador for the Department of Management this year!
Cathal Greaney, Ireland
Hi, my name is Cathal Greaney, I’m a 43-year old student from Ireland. I’ve previously studied Electronic Engineering and Computer Science. In 1998 I received a BEng in Electronic Engineering and 10 years later I returned to college to obtain an MSc in Computer Science while continuing to work in industry. Following my BEng, I worked in telecommunications as an engineer and then became a software consultant. In 2011 I saw the opportunity to establish a Software Engineering firm (IrishApps.com) and have been managing that small business ever since.
Joining LSE has been a long term goal of mine. I’ve followed LSE alumni careers and I share the values and philosophy of the university. Doing the MISDI course has been a revelation and even at this early stage in my studies, it has broadened my understanding and appreciation for the social element of Information Systems while also enhancing my previous software engineering expertise and demonstrating the value of formal approaches to IS issues.
Gunjan Kothari, India
Hi! I am Gunjan Kothari, an Indian who lives in Dubai. Before coming to LSE, I completed my undergrad in Information Technology at National Institute of Technology Karnataka, India. I did numerous internships during my undergrad as a Software Engineer Intern in financial services companies.
Following my undergrad, I worked for a year at Fidelity Investments as a Software Engineer where I was able to work closely with the financial industry which made me aware of how business and technology are so intrinsically interwoven, sparking my interest in Information Systems. This led me to apply for MISDI at LSE. I believe this programme will help me understand how to use the disruptive technologies in firms and in turn make an impact in the lives of people and bridge the gap in the understanding of the financial services, whilst also strengthening my foundations. The programme has been a great experience so far!
Fjoralbe Krapi, Kosovo
Hello! I am Fjoralba Krapi, a 23-year-old student from Kosovo. I graduated from RIT in Economics and Management, and now I am exploring the field of Management of Information Systems and Digital Innovation as my masters at LSE. Last year I decided to take a gap year and worked as a project and pay-per-click manager at a digital marketing company in Switzerland. Working for a digital marketing company and having to deal with issues of data privacy, platform usage and social media advertising has influenced my decision to apply for the programme I have enrolled at LSE.
I am interested in blockchain technologies and AI, and also the ways technology can have an impact in socio-economic development. I am also very outdoorsy so you might find me running in London or climbing somewhere in the mountains during my free time.
Sofia Klapp, Chile
I’m Sofia from Chile. I hold a BA in Organisational Psychology, plus diplomas in Business Management and Innovation & Entrepreneurship.
My first work experience was as an innovation consultant, where I participated in innovation management programmes, while specialising in innovation methodologies like design thinking and service design. While there, I realised that the technological aspects were fundamental in most of the projects I participated in. For this reason, I decided to embark in a new direction in my professional career, applying to a IT-Global Consultancy firm, where I led customer experience projects with technological and business implications. This experience enabled me to understand the strategic and socio-technical complexities that digital transformation entails, encouraging me to pursue a MSc in Information System Management and Digital Innovation (MISDI) at LSE. I believe that MISDI will give me the critical and multidisciplinary approach for handling the complexities of digital transformation projects, while positioning myself as a leader in this burgeoning field.
Hi! My name is Bridget Harkness. I am pursuing an MSc in Marketing with the LSE Department of Management. I was born and raised in the United States, where I earned a B.A. in Writing Seminars and a Masters of Arts in Teaching from The Johns Hopkins University. I love to write and to oversee the creation of visually appealing work.
During my undergraduate study, I held the position of Editor-in-Chief of both The Hopkins Undergraduate Research Journal (HURJ) and the student yearbook, The Hullabaloo. Since graduating, I have worked to develop and deliver educational content for a variety companies (ranging from start-ups to companies in the fortune 500). In 2016, I received an award from the National Newspaper Association recognizing the success of an anti-smoking campaign that I created for The Seattle Times’ Newspaper In Education program.
I am inspired by projects where practical experience and theoretical knowledge can be applied to make a real-world difference. My hope is to use my LSE MSc. in Marketing degree to continue to fine creative ways to educate the public about health and other important issues.
Allison Katz, USA
Hi! I’m Allison Katz, a 27-year-old student from America. I graduated from Tufts University in 2013 with undergraduate coursework in Clinical Psychology and English. Following that, I worked for Accenture Strategy for four years, consulting for consumer goods companies. Among other things, I worked on projects involving customer segmentation, marketing activation, distributor relationships, and trade promotion. These experiences were where I found the most joy in my work! This led me to the decision to go back to school and learn all I could about marketing.
I am pivoting and focusing my career on what I’m passionate about – social responsibility at the intersection of business and psychology. The fallout from marketing practices of the past – the onslaught of body image issues for women, for instance – are on their way out, and being replaced with more positive messaging for everyone in society, and I want to be part of that revolution.
Juerong Li, China
Hi! I’m Juerong Li from China. Before joining LSE, I completed my bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Finance at the University of Melbourne, Australia. I attended LSE summer school in 2016, and this incredible one-month experience motivated me to apply for a master’s degree at LSE. From my past marketing internships, I have realised how digital disruption is changing traditional marketing and how data analytics empowers marketers to make better business decisions. I found MSc marketing as a perfect programme that provides a great mixture of marketing analytics and consumer insights. So far I have enjoyed the program very much and believe MSc marketing will equip me with all the essential skills to kick-start an exciting marketing career in the digital era.
If you have any questions about the programme or application process in general, feel free to contact me.
Kaden Ng, Hong Kong
Hi, I’m Kaden Ng from Hong Kong. I’m passionate about digital strategy, data analytics, technological innovation and social impact. Previously, I was the Head of Operations and Content Strategy of an entrepreneurship-focused magazine. I have also completed an intensive startup bootcamp at HEC Paris, spent two months researching global poverty at Cambridge and co-founded a student-run social impact advocacy group in Hong Kong. I am now pursuing an MSc in Marketing because I want to equip myself with a data-driven approach to product development, digital marketing and pricing strategy. Previously, I read philosophy at the University of Hong Kong, where I won the departmental top prize two years in a roll. I also hold an MSc in Philosophy of the Social Sciences (Distinction) at LSE.
The reason I am coming back to LSE is that LSE is the place where I acquired my intellectual and social compass. I have always been impressed by the rigourous scientific manner in which LSE approaches different subjects, as well as the brilliant students who are both intellectually-driven and socially conscious. Feel free to contact me.
Josué Carlos Montenegro Orozco, Ecuador
Hi! I am Josué Montenegro Orozco, a 26-year-old student from Ecuador. Before coming to LSE, I worked as a researcher in The Instrument Project, a Social Innovation Enterprise that helped at-risk children who worked in the streets in Quito overcome personal and educational difficulties by using music. I also worked at the Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador as a research assistant writing about globalisation, poverty, inequality, and trade.
I am a social activist for animal rights and have been involved in several campaigns in my country to incentivise civil society and politicians to defend animals. Due to my background in economics, social enterprises and activism, I decided to study a master's degree that bolstered my knowledge in those areas in a practical way. I finally found the programme I was looking for at LSE. Being part of the Master’s programme on Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship has given me the chance to participate in field trips to developing countries, as well as learn about the social impact of business models, leadership, anthropology, marketing and economics. A unique opportunity!
Nadia Karina, Indonesia
Hello! My name is Nadia Karina, I come from Indonesia. I am studying MSc in Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship at LSE. I always have the passion for entrepreneurship and I believe entrepreneurship can be one of the tools to solve social problems particularly in developing countries. Before coming to LSE, I worked in Unilever Indonesia for three years as a marketeer. I was in charge of brands’ performance and marketing campaigns, including leading brands’ digital initiatives since digital is the fastest growing consumer channel. After getting the experience of working in a well-established MNC, I would like to build my own social enterprise in Indonesia to solve social problems.
I would like to make the most of my time in LSE to learn not only from the best campus but also the best talents from around the world, build a network with brilliant minded friends, and enjoy the great experience of studying in London.