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LSE launches Executive Summer School to give professionals the edge

World-leading professors are offering top professionals from around the world the chance to hone their skills in challenging times at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), which has announced its first Executive Summer School|, to be held in June and July.

LSE will offer innovative courses ranging from Banking in an Age of Turbulence to What's Wrong With the EU and How to Fix It during the two-week school. Each course is designed to update participants with the very latest thinking in the field.

Courses will be led by 15 distinguished academics, including Willem Buiter| former member of the Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England, international relations specialist Michael Cox|, Chair of the European Consortium of Political Research, east Asian specialist and adviser Professor Danny Quah|, and Head of Management at the LSE, Professor Saul Estrin|.

This the first time the LSE has put on a bespoke programme of open enrolment executive style courses.

The summer school's academic director Professor Richard Jackman|, stressed; 'These courses will be of the highest intellectual calibre. They will have real depth and not just offer patchwork learning. Each course has been individually tailored and will be pitched at an advanced level to students with the necessary background in the subject'.

Director of Strategy and Planning Professor Michael Cox added: 'The current economic crisis means that professionals face a fiercely competitive environment at work and the more skills and knowledge they can acquire now, the better they will be able to adapt and thrive in the future'.

Other topics covered will include business analysis, international finance, European company law, leadership and negotiation, global business and international crisis.

There are 11 courses in total, each running for a week between 22 June and 3 July - the deadline for applications is 22 May. There is a special discount rate for LSE alumni and the School may be able to offer help in arranging central London accommodation.

For full details of the Executive Summer School and its courses visit http://www2.lse.ac.uk/executiveSummerSchool/Home.aspx|

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For more information contact LSE press office on 020 7955 7060

18 March  2009

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