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Executive Global Master's in Management

About the MSc programme

This highly challenging and rewarding programme is the LSE alternative to an MBA, providing the same outstanding training in the core disciplines of management and leadership, but with a much deeper understanding of the geo-political and socio-economic contexts which fundamentally underpin the success or failure of businesses across the world.

This unique programme is designed for outstanding working professionals in any industry, providing a route to transition into a top-level senior management career. 

The programme is designed with a flexible modular format, enabling students to continue working full-time while studying. You will take time out of the office for seven intensive classroom modules in London, Beijing and Bangalore over the course of the 17 month programme, and in between modules you can continue to work full-time in your home location. Please visit lse.ac.uk/globalmim to view the 2015-17 programme module dates.

The programme will develop students’ talent to make better business decisions, based on a deeper understanding of the global geo-political and socio-economic context in which business operates. This academic depth and rigorous critical thinking will develop our students as innovative business leaders with unique skills and understanding to navigate and thrive in the fast-changing world of business.

The core curriculum provides an optimum balance between rigorous academic analysis and real-world practice. We offer more academic depth than a traditional MBA, but retain the crucial real-world application and teamwork elements in the programme. The core courses cover the key disciplines of management (management, leadership, strategy, organisations and innovation, financial management, marketing, and foreign direct investment), and how each of these topics inter-relate and affect one another in a global context. Students are assessed through a variety of methods, with an emphasis on integrated assignments which help students to understand how all disciplines fit together in real-world scenarios. You can also customise the programme according to your own interests and career goals with a dissertation or capstone project on a topic of your choice, ideally related to a business issue in your current employment, or a planned entrepreneurial venture. 

Each year the class is formed of a carefully selected group of students from a diverse range of employment backgrounds, industries, and international locations. Our students benefit from this network of close connections with talented professionals from around the world, as well as the wider global community of LSE students, staff and alumni.

The programme will provide the knowledge and professional networks to enable our students to achieve higher-level and longer-lasting career success on an international scale; whether changing to a more senior job role with their current employer, changing company/industry, or managing their own business. 

Visit lse.ac.uk/globalmim to view full programme details, download our brochure, and register to attend an information session.

Admissions are operated on a rolling basis for entry in August 2016, however we encourage applicants to apply as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

Programme details

Key features of the programme include:

  • a gateway to higher-level and longer-lasting career success as a senior manager and leader
  • a highly challenging academic approach to business practise
  • flexible part-time modular format for working professionals, with instant return on investment as learning from the classroom is applied directly in your work
  • international modules in London, Beijing and Bangalore
  • study in a small select classroom with the top students from across the world
  • become the newest member of the LSE’s prestigious network of students and alumni, including government leaders and Nobel laureates, in 190 countries across the world

Compulsory courses

(* half unit)

  • Managerial Economics (modular)* 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.
  • Foundations of Management (modular)* is a uniquely integrated course which provides an overview of the development of key management disciplines.
  • Organisational Behaviour (modular)* aims to review psychological theories as they apply to organisations and demonstrate how this perspective contributes to understanding human behaviour at work.
  • Financial Management (modular)* is designed to provide an applied and practical approach to finance, enabling the students to address topical issues that modern corporations face.
  • Strategy, Organisation and Innovation (modular)* 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.
  • Foreign Direct Investment and Emerging Markets (modular)* will analyse the emergence of firms which operate on a global scale and their current and likely future interactions with emerging markets.
  • Marketing Strategy (modular)* covers the main theories and concepts in marketing and students will have the opportunity to apply the theories in a practical setting.
  • Dissertation/Capstone Project (modular)* (6,000 words) will be based on an area of interest to the student or relate to their organisation or business of their choice.

Students will also take two non-assessed courses in Leadership in Practice (modular) and  Foundations of Management 2: Financial Control and Governance (modular).

You can find the most up-to-date list of optional courses for Executive Global MSc Management 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, some circumstances may cause the School to subsequently change, suspend or withdraw a course or programme of study, or change the fees that apply to it. 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 circumstances outside of its control. You must also note that places are limited on some courses and/or subject to specific entry requirements. The School cannot therefore guarantee places on its courses. 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.

Graduate destinations

The programme is designed as a gateway for outstanding working professionals from any industry/background to transition into a top-level senior management and leadership career. Whatever your career goals and aspirations are, the programme will provide a foundation to change job role with your current employer, transition to a new company/industry, or develop your own business.

The global focus of the programme provides the knowledge and experience to prepare students to work outside of their home country, reach international markets with their business, or work in an international-facing role for a multinational company.

Our graduates are equipped with lasting knowledge and experience to outperform their peers from more traditional business school programmes (such as MBAs) in the competitive business environment, with a deeper understanding of global business enabling them to make better-informed business decisions, predict and thrive with future trends, and innovate in the fast-changing global environment.


Application code: N2U9 (check availability)

Start date: Late August 2016

Duration: 17 months part-time in modules of 1-2 weeks in length in London, Beijing and Bangalore

Intake/applications in 2014: 37/65

Minimum entry requirement: First or good upper second class bachelor's degree or equivalent in any subject (see entry requirements)

English requirement: Standard (see English requirements)

GRE/GMAT requirement: A GMAT or GRE score is not required, only recommended to those who do not meet our requirements with their prior degree

Fee level: £28,080 per year (two-year programme) with a pre-registration fee of £2,500 to gain early access to online programme materials (this will be deducted from the overall tuition fee)

Financial support: As an executive programme, this degree is not eligible for LSE financial support

Application deadline: None - rolling admissions

Note: For detailed information about application procedures and programme features, please visit lse.ac.uk/globalmim