Programmes

Executive Global Master's in Management

  • Executive
  • Department of Management
  • Application code N2U9
  • Starting 2017

Executive Global Master's in Management programme video

The Executive Global Master’s in Management is LSE’s cutting-edge alternative to an MBA. Combining intelligent critical thinking with real-world practice, this programme takes a fresh approach to the traditional MBA curriculum to keep pace with today's fast-changing world.

Programme details

Programme overview

Take the next step in your career

We provide experienced working professionals in any industry with a unique combination of intellectual skills, networks and practical abilities to achieve outstanding career success in management and leadership.

A fresh approach to the MBA curriculum

This unique executive Master's programme covers the same essential curriculum as a traditional MBA, but takes a fresh approach to these topics. We take a broader view of the real business world, based on our excellence as the #2 ranked institution in the world for social science and management. We give you an understanding of the socio-economic and geo-political forces impacting businesses worldwide, and the intellectual tools to succeed with complex challenges in the rapidly changing global environment.

Flexbile format

Teaching is conducted in a series of short, intensive classroom teaching modules. In between modules you can continue to live and work full-time in any location worldwide, meaning you don't need to take a career break or relocate in order to join the programme. 

Global exposure

The modules are taught in London, Beijing and Bangalore, giving you an exposure to contrasting regional business cultures in key global locations. You will learn alongside classmates from a diverse range of nationalities and backgrounds, enriching the cross-cultural learning experience. You will graduate equipped to succeed in business on a global scale.

Key facts

Executive Global Master's in Management
Start date 29 August 2017
Application deadline None – rolling admissions
Duration 17 months part-time modular (seven modules of one or two weeks in duration occurring every three months, requiring nine weeks in total out of the office)
Number of applications per place 2.1
Availability UK/EU: Closed
Overseas: Closed
Tuition fee £28,642 per year (two-year programme)
Financial support This programme is not eligible for LSE financial support
Minimum entry requirement 2:1 degree or equivalent in any subject
GRE/GMAT requirement A GMAT or GRE score is not required, but is recommended to those who do not meet the degree requirement
English language requirements Standard (see 'assessing your application')
Location  London, Bangalore and Beijing

For more information about tuition fees and entry requirements, see the fees and funding and assessing your application sections.

Programme structure and courses

Modular format for working professionals

The programme is designed for full-time working professionals, so our students don’t need to take a break from their career in order to study.

Teaching is conducted in seven short (one to two week) intensive classroom modules, requiring a maximum of nine weeks out of the office over the 17-month programme duration. The modules draw direct practical learning from contrasting business cultures across the world, located in London, Beijing and Bangalore.

In between modules, students continue to work full-time in their home location, with access to a learning technology platform which will complement the in-class sessions and maximise intersession communication. The modules are designed to be directly applicable to students’ work, meaning that learning from the classroom can be brought back to make valuable developments and innovations in the workplace from day one.

Students can live and work anywhere in the world while participating in the programme, and typically we welcome around 20-25 different nationalities to each yearly cohort.

Curriculum overview

The programme takes a fresh approach to the traditional MBA curriculum, because we believe that issues and problems in the real world are not neatly divided into the traditional topics studied in the classroom. Your courses will cover the fundamentals of business management and leadership, and our unique teaching style which will challenge the way you think about people, teams, organisations and the wider business world. Rather than a traditional practice-focused approach, we take a deeper exploration into the root causes of business challenges, and examine the global architecture in which organisations operate. This will develop your intellectual decision-making skills, and develop your talent as an innovative and adaptible global leader.

Core courses

All students will undertake a series of core courses covering the essential pillars of management and leadership in the global business environment. Students will complete the programme with a dissertation or Capstone project, brining together learning from all courses and providing an opporunity to specialise in your area of interest, solve a real challenge you are facing in the workplace, or create a business plan to launch your own venture.

Managerial Economics

This course aims to equip you with a range of tools to analyse the behaviour of firms, consumers and markets. It will introduce you to basic economic concepts and show how they can be used to understand and analyse the business environment to make better business decisions. You will also learn how to use these tools in practice, through smaller group classes and assessed work, enabling you to instantly apply your learning back in the work place.

Foundations of Management

A uniquely integrated course which provides an overview of the development of key management disciplines. Students will develop a greater understanding of the disciplinary anchors in sociology, psychology and economics as they relate to modern management theory and practice.

Financial Management

The aim of the course is to provide a comprehensive overview of firms' financial decision making. The course is designed to provide an applied and practical approach to finance, enabling the students to address topical issues that modern corporations face. In particular, the course builds on concepts in business strategy, valuation techniques, and capital structure theories, and applies those tools in a systematic and rigorous way to real-life financial management problems. Topics such as mergers and acquisitions and initial public offerings will also be covered. 

Organisational Behaviour

Understanding individual attitudes and behaviour in an organisational context is fundamental in any management role. This course aims to review psychological theories as they apply to organisations and demonstrate how this perspective contributes to understanding human behaviour at work. It brings together theory and practice by using group exercises, presentations, and course work to apply the course material to business problems. By the end of the course, you should be able to critically evaluate some of the main theories of organisational behaviour and apply those theories to real life problems in your organisations.

Strategy, Organisation and Innovation

This course investigates central questions in strategic management, applying tools from microeconomics, industrial organisation and organisational economics to competitive decision making, with the emphasis being on the application of these concepts to business situations. As such the course relies heavily on the analysis of case studies. 

Marketing Strategy

The course covers the main theories and concepts in marketing management for students with no prior knowledge of the subject. Students will have the opportunity to apply the theories in a practical setting, as the course will be scheduled partly during one of the international modules and will include visits to companies and guest speakers.

Foreign Direct Investment and Emerging Markets

This is a course in international business and strategy. Multinational firms have been an increasingly significant aspect of the corporate environment in developed countries since the 1960s, and are responsible for a high proportion of global output, exports and investment, as well as the bulk of foreign direct investment. In the past few decades their activities have been increasingly focused to developing economies, including China and India, and transition economies such as Russia, Brazil and Argentina. This course will analyse the emergence of firms which operate on a global scale and their current and likely future interactions with emerging markets. It will include the recent development of large scale global business players from the emerging economies. You will focus on how the institutional characteristics of emerging markets affect the choices and behaviour of multinational firms, both now and going forward. Teaching methods will combine lectures with in depth case analysis, company visits and corporate speakers.

Dissertation/Capstone Project

The dissertation/capstone is a student-led independent study project that comprises a half credit on the overall degree. Students can choose to engage in an academic dissertation or a capstone project. Both options require the student to produce a 6,000-word report that demonstrates familiarity with relevant literature and analyses original data collected by the student. The dissertation is grounded in academic concepts whereas the capstone project presents a new business idea. Through this project, students demonstrate skills in critical thinking and writing, conducting original research, and drawing conclusions from that research. The focus of the project can be any area in which the student would like to develop their expertise, or it can be an area that would benefit the student’s organisation. Previous topics have included, for example, the barriers to developing local talent in top leadership jobs, the private equity industry in Azerbaijan, women and leadership in the UAE, public sector employee motivation, creativity and commitment in sales organisations.

Non-assessed elements

Students will also take sessions in two non-assessed courses which will be scheduled throughout the programme:

Leadership in practice 

Leadership sessions in the first three modules will focus on developing your leadership style and skills. Drawing on relevant theories, we will consider your personal leadership style and its implications for working with others, leadership skills that are critical to effectiveness, and how to build positive organisational environments. You will be asked to complete two in-depth evaluations, and profiles will be used to guide your leadership development. Furthermore, leadership theories learned in this course will be applied to managerial issues as part of the assessments in the Organisational Behaviour course. 

Foundations of Management 2: Financial Control and Governance

This course is concerned with examining the relationship between governance and control in organisations. A strong emphasis is placed on the techniques used in assigning values to input into and outcomes of organisational processes. Amongst other issues, we will examine how firms’ financial condition is represented to external parties, how values are assigned to determine the magnitude of costs and how performance is measured. Each session will be concerned with investigating real life debates relating to the representation of issues relating to governance and the exercise of control. In common with Foundations 1, we will utilize the different disciplines informing management, that is, primarily economics, psychology and sociology to investigate the debate relating to the use of these techniques and to place these techniques in their historical and organisational context. Through this combination of technical, theoretical and historical perspectives we will systematically examine the complex relationship between governance and control in organisations. Each session will include a lecture introducing the topic and a case providing participants the opportunity to apply concepts relating to the topic. 

You can find the most up-to-date list of optional courses in the Programme Regulations section of the current School Calendar.

You must note however that while care has been taken to ensure that this information is up to date and correct, a change of circumstances since publication may cause the School to change, suspend or withdraw a course or programme of study, or change the fees that apply to it. The School will always notify the affected parties as early as practicably possible and propose any viable and relevant alternative options. Note that the School will neither be liable for information that after publication becomes inaccurate or irrelevant, nor for changing, suspending or withdrawing a course or programme of study due to events outside of its control, which includes but is not limited to a lack of demand for a course or programme of study, industrial action, fire, flood or other environmental or physical damage to premises.

You must also note that places are limited on some courses and/or subject to specific entry requirements. The School cannot therefore guarantee you a place. Please note that changes to programmes and courses can sometimes occur after you have accepted your offer of a place. These changes are normally made in light of developments in the discipline or path-breaking research, or on the basis of student feedback. Changes can take the form of altered course content, teaching formats or assessment modes. Any such changes are intended to enhance the student learning experience. You should visit the School’s Calendar, or contact the relevant academic department, for information on the availability and/or content of courses and programmes of study. Certain substantive changes will be listed on the updated graduate course and programme information page.

Teaching and assessment

Assessment

Courses will be assessed through a variety of methods including papers, presentations, take-home exams and group work with an emphasis on integrated assignments that help students understand how to put into practice the various components of effective management. There will also be a final dissertation or capstone project based on a topic selected by the student.

You can view indicative details for teaching and assessment methods and contact hours for each course in the relevant course guide.

Academic support

You will be assigned an academic adviser who will be available for guidance and advice on academic or personal concerns.

There are many opportunities to extend your learning outside the classroom and complement your academic studies at LSE. LSE LIFE is the School’s centre for academic, personal and professional development. Some of the services on offer include: guidance and hands-on practice of the key skills you will need to do well at LSE: effective reading, academic writing and critical thinking; workshops related to how to adapt to new or difficult situations, including development of skills for leadership, study/work/life balance and preparing for the world of work; and advice and practice on working in study groups and on cross-cultural communication and teamwork.

LSE is committed to enabling all students to achieve their full potential and the School’s Disability and Wellbeing Service provides a free, confidential service to all LSE students and is a first point of contact for all disabled students.

Teaching faculty

Saul Estrin
Professor Saul Estrin - Programme Director
Professor of Management

Connson Locke
Dr Connson Locke - Deputy Programme Director
Senior Lecturer in Practice

Ricardo Alonso
Dr Ricardo Alonso
Associate Professor of Management

Yally Avrahampour
Dr Yally Avrahampour
Assistant Professor of Management

Christine Cote
Dr Christine Cote
Senior Lecturer in Practice

Daniel Ferreira
Professor Daniel Ferreira
Professor of Finance

Mia de Kuijper
Dr Mia de Kuijper
CEO, Cambridge Global Partners

Om Narasimhan
Professor Om Narasimhan
Professor of Marketing

Emma Soane
Dr Emma Soane
Assistant Professor of Management

Lourdes Sosa
Dr Lourdes Sosa
Associate Professor of Management

Paul Willman
Professor Paul Willman
Professor of Management

International modules

In today’s globalised world, we believe successful managers and leaders are those who can adapt to the diverse variety of international business cultures and institutional structures across the world. The EGMiM programme explores management and leadership through a global lens, drawing real-world practical learning from three international module locations in London, India and China. This experience is designed to highlight topical international business issues, and give an insight into global diversity in management practice.

During each of the international modules, you will gain direct experience of the local business culture. Alongside classroom learning, we incorporate visits to local and multinational companies, talks from prominent international industry experts based in the module locations, and elite networking opportunities with LSE’s local alumni chapters. 

London, UK

Five modules will take place at LSE’s cosmopolitan campus here in the heart of London, where you will join the School’s prestigious tradition of academic debate and our thriving student community. There is always a huge range of activities and events to choose from while you are here, including our high profile public lecture and events series, as well as a taste of London as a global centre for culture, entertainment, history, industry and government.

You will have full access to LSE’s facilities including the famous LSE Library and the LSE Careers Service, and opportunities to broaden your professional and personal network with other LSE Executive Master’s students.

Beijing, China

Students will travel to China and visit Beijing during their course on foreign direct investment and emerging markets. This course is in the field of international corporate strategy, and will outline the main theories of multinational internationalisation, the resource based view and new institutional economics. It will also provide detailed analysis of case studies of company experience in expanding their operations internationally. There will be a particular focus on models and cases on companies which operate in emerging markets. Such economies bring a special character to the FDI process because emerging markets have greater interplay between politics and business, weaker institutions and faster growing markets. By far the most important emerging economy from the perspective of Western multinationals in the past 30 years has been China, which makes Beijing an ideal location to study FDI.

During the module students will hear speakers from Chinese Universities discussing the Chinese economy, its political system, the rapid change in the region and the prospects for the future. They will also visit multinational firms operating in China, to get a real understanding of the issues raised for multinationals from investing in emerging markets, as well as some leading Chinese companies which have begun to operate on a global scale in their own right. This will lead students to question whether the same models which explain internationalisation by Western firms are also applicable to firms in emerging markets, and to explore the implications of this enhanced competition for Western markets. 

Bangalore, India

Students will visit Bangalore in India during the course on marketing and entrepreneurship in emerging markets. The focus and location complements the portion of the course held in Beijing, China. A famous economist once remarked that “whatever you can rightly say about India, the opposite is also true.” Translated into business terms, India is probably the country that currently presents the biggest opportunities as well as the biggest challenges to capitalising on them - the objective of the module is to expose students to some of these challenges and opportunities. 

Students will meet individuals and organisations in diverse sectors of the economy, ranging from large established for-profit firms to innovative start-ups, and understand first-hand how these actors are dealing with a period of rapid change in a very large market.

PLEASE NOTE: The locations of the two international modules are subject to change in the future, as we are constantly adapting and improving the programme in response to global business trends.

Careers

Career development with the Executive Global Master's in Management

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Whether your goal is to progress in your current organisation, change job function or industry, or develop your own business venture, the Executive Global Master’s in Management is designed to drive your career in business faster and further. Students join the programme from a very diverse range of industries and employment backgrounds each year, some already in the business world and some wishing to transition into this arena. 

Through our unique learning experience, you will develop your intellectual and practical skills as a manager and leader. The global focus of the programme will provide a platform for international career success. You will also join LSE's prestigious global network of over 100,000 students and alumni, connecting you to a wealth of career development opportunities, as well as a supportive network of like-minded peers and leaders in global business and government worldwide.  

We understand the importance of value for money and return on your investment, and you will start to gain benefits in your career as soon as you begin studying on the programme, as the core courses are designed to enable you to bring learning from the classroom back to your workplace throughout the programme.

Alumni career profiles

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Brian, US 
"The programme has allowed me to take on new roles and responsibilities more quickly than I otherwise would have been able to achieve." Read Brian's profile >

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Carolina, Colombia 
"Going through EGMiM and learning from the life experiences of my colleagues has allowed me to think about my professional career, and helped me make the decision to take a new professional path that I’m passionate about." Read Carolina' profile >

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Mark, France/Gabon 
"I believe the programme has boosted the confidence I have in my abilities to perform. It has helped me raise the quality of my contributions and exchanges with some of the world’s most recognised leaders in their fields." Read Mark's profile >

Support for your career

Leadership in Practice

Students will undertake Leadership in Practice sessions during the first half of the programme. The sessions are designed to equip students with the insights, analytical capabilities and skills The programme is designed to equip students with the insights, analytical capabilities and skills to meet the challenges facing leaders who seek to shape organisations in today's world, focusing on managing yourself and others, and increasing employee well-being and performance while working in dynamic and complex environments.

The course explores the nature of leadership, and how leadership can be effectively practised at work. The emphasis will be on critical self-reflection, as well as understanding and applying theory. The course will also enhance awareness of personal strengths, how strengths can be built upon for leadership development, and how leaders can contribute to the growth of their teams and organisations. Sessions will also consider how to create optimal environments within which employees can thrive. 

Executive career coaching

In the second year of the programme, each student will receive bespoke individual career coaching from an external Executive Careers Coach, giving in-depth support tailored to their current position and future goals. One-to-one meetings with the coach will take place during the classroom teaching modules, as well a Skype/phone session between modules. 

LSE Careers

LSE Careers has links with many leading employers, and offers a wide range of resources to assist you in your career development. 

Student stories

Student profiles

Mahmoud, Jordan

Student profile video - Mahmoud
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Ben, US

Student profile video - Ben
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Class profile - international and diverse

  • class size: 45-50 students
  • 39 per cent female
  • age range: 25-61
  • average age: 34
  • 37 nationalities

The Executive Global Master's in Management is designed around the diversity of our students, and each year we hand-pick a small group of outstanding students from a range of international locations to create a truly global cohort.

The learning experience on the programme is enriched by the variety of work experience, academic backgrounds and international perspectives which our students bring to the classroom, forming a close-knit student community.

Our students have achieved career success in a wide range of industries, including consulting, technology, finance, investment banking, retail, music and creative industries, pharmaceuticals, energy, e-commerce, law, construction, and NGO/third sector organisations.

Browse our class directories to view the diverse profiles of our current EGMiM students:

Assessing your application

Entry requirements for Executive Global Master's in Management

  • a good Bachelor’s degree: UK 2:1 or higher, 3.5 GPA or higher, or equivalent (see international entry requirements)
  • a minimum of 3 years' full-time, relevant work experience. The majority of students on the programme will have 5+ years' experience.
  • 'standard' level English language - IELTS or TOEFL:  if your native language is not English or if the language of instruction of your previous degree is not English (see our English language requirements)
  • GMAT or GRE: this is recommended only for applicants who do not meet the Bachelor’s degree requirements above. For those applicants only, this is not required but is strongly recommended as it will make your application more competitive

You will also need to submit the following with your application:

  • two references: one academic and one professional reference, OR two professional references if you have been out of university education for more than five years
  • personal statement: include your interest and suitability for the programme, career achievements and ambitions, what you hope to get out of the programme and what you think you can bring to the class
  • CV or resume

See further information on supporting documents

You should also ensure you have the support of your current employer to attend all of the classroom teaching modules during the programme. View 2017-2019 programme calendar with module dates.

Competition for places at the School is high. This means that even if you meet the minimum entry requirement, this does not guarantee you an offer of admission.

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified prospective students and want to recruit students with the very best academic merit, potential and motivation, irrespective of their background.

We carefully consider each application on an individual basis, taking into account all the information presented on your application form.

When to apply

Applications for this programme are considered on a rolling basis, meaning the programme will close once it becomes full. There is no fixed deadline by which you need to apply, however we encourage you to apply as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

Will I need a visa to study on this programme?

Depending on your nationality you may need a visa to attend the LSE modules. If this is required, you will need to obtain a Short-term Student Visa. Depending on the nationality and circumstances of each student, different visa arrangements may apply for the two overseas modules. We will assist you throughout the admissions process and provide information to those of you who may require visas for the overseas modules. We can supply supporting documents for visa applications. Please see the relevant pages below for further information:

Fees and funding

Every graduate student is charged a fee for their programme.

The tuition fees  for this programme cover:

  • tuition
  • course materials
  • some meals and events in London
  • all accommodation, and some meals and events, for the Beijing and Bangalore modules

Please note that travel to all modules, and accommodation in London, is not included in the fees.

There are several payment options available to pay your fees once you are a registered student. Please contact the LSE Fees Office (fees@lse.ac.uk) with any questions.

Tuition fees 2017/18 for Executive Global Master's in Management

UK/EU students, first year: £28,642 (2017/18)
Overseas students, first year: £28,642 (2017/18)
UK/EU students, second year: £28,642 (2018/19)
Overseas students, second year: £28,642 (2018/19)

For this programme, there is a pre-registration fee of £2,500 to gain early access to online programme materials (this will be deducted from the overall tuition fee). 

Fee reductions and rewards

Currently there is an early payment reward for self-financed students who pay their tuition fees by specific dates. 

Please refer to the Fees Office website for updates.

Funding for your programme

This programme is not eligible for financial support from LSE, as the programme is designed for students to continue working and earning a salary while they study. However there are a range of other financing options available for the programme, outlined below.

Employer sponsorship

We provide customised professional development related to each student’s current employment role, and the programme can therefore be hugely beneficial to your company or organisation. The return on investment for your organistion at the end of the programme will be a fully developed employee with a unique skills set, and the talent to drive growth, success and innovation.

  • 20 per cent of students in our most recent EGMiM cohort are sponsored by their employer

We encourage you discuss this directly with your employer and make a case for their financial sponsorship if this is appropriate, as they will gain valuable return on their investment in sponsoring you. 

Download the EGMiM Employer Brochure, which contains full details of the benefits of the programme for your employer

EGMiM Employer Brochure

External funding opportunities

A wide range of funding opportunities are available to students from across the world who plan to study on a postgraduate programme in the UK, provided by a number of organisations and charities. We recommend that you search our Awards pages and apply for any appropriate funding available to you, including scholarships, grant schemes, and fellowships.

Bank loans and government loans

  • UK residents: Professional and Career Development Loans (PCLDs) are available to students who have lived in the UK for three years prior to taking out the loan (regardless of whether they are employed or not). 
  • non-UK residents: For non-UK students, banks in your home country are also likely to offer student loans. Contact large banks based in your local region to find out about your options.
  • your government may also have a student loan scheme, for example with Federal Student Aid in the United States. Contact the Education Ministry in your home country, or your national Embassy in London, to find out more about any government loan schemes available to you.

Make sure a loan is right for you

If you’re considering taking out a loan to fund your studies, make sure you think about this decision carefully and choose an option with repayment terms which will be affordable and reasonable for you after you graduate.

Hardship funding

The EGMiM programme has access to a limited Hardship Fund for use in exceptional circumstances, which is available only to currently registered students. Any hardship funding will be restricted to a very limited amount per academic year, with a strict application process and selection criteria based on emergency circumstances. This should therefore not be relied upon as a guaranteed source of additional funding. 

Contact us

Programme and admissions enquiries

Becky Coggins

We encourage you to contact our Programme and Admissions Manager Becky Coggins to discuss the programme, and its suitability for your background and career goals.

Email: dom.egmim@lse.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7106 1204

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