Executive Summer School 2017
5 -16 June

Applications open in Autumn 2016

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As part of your online application we will ask that you upload the following documentation: 

  • University degree certificate / transcript
  • Curriculum Vitae / Résumé


Once submitted, your application will be assessed by an academic in the relevant field. You will be notified of the outcome within a week of submission. 


If successful, you will be emailed an offer and details of how to accept it. For offers made prior to 14 April; a place on the course is guaranteed for 14 days, and is confirmed upon full payment of tuition fees. Fee payments must be received within this time, otherwise your place will be made available to new applicants. From 15 April onwards, immediate payment is required to guarantee your place. By accepting your offer, you also agree to our terms and conditions.


Once notified that your place is confirmed you can begin making plans for your time at LSE. Pre-course reading materials (if any) will be made available to confirmed participants from two weeks prior to the start of each course. 

Equality and diversity

Equality and diversity are central to the aims and objectives of LSE. The School actively promotes the involvement of all students and staff in all areas of School life and seeks to ensure that they are free from discrimination on the grounds of gender, race, social background, disability, religious or political belief, age and sexual orientation. At LSE we recognise that the elimination of discrimination is integral to ensuring the best possible service to students, staff and visitors to the School.

Cancellation by us

Occasionally it is necessary to cancel or postpone courses. Should a course be subject to a major change, applicants will be offered the option to either transfer to another course or receive a full refund. Any alterations to the programme will be made in writing no less than three weeks before the start of the programme.

If you are coming from abroad, you are strongly advised to take out comprehensive travel insurance for the duration of your stay.

Cancellation by you

  • Cancellations made at least 46 days before the start of the course will be refunded in full, less a £100 application fee.
  • Cancellations made between 45 and 31 days before the start of the course will receive a 75% refund.
  • Cancellations made between 30 and 15 days before the start of the course will receive a 50% refund.
  • Cancellations made less than 15 days before the start of the course will not be refunded.

Please read our full terms and conditions before making an application. This document includes our policy on course deferrals.

Applications re-open in November 2016.

Entry Requirements

Executive education summer school courses are taught to the School's high standard and are therefore academically rigorous. Participants are expected to be fluent in English, with a good first degree in a relevant subject. 

As an executive programme, experience in the workplace is a key requirement. Most of our participants have more than 10 years' experience but we will consider fast-track candidates with a minimum of two years' professional experience. Additionally, some courses have specific prerequisites which are listed in the course description. 

Requirements in brief

  • Fluency in English
  • Undergraduate degree
  • Professional experience (see above)
  • Demonstration of meeting course prerequisites where applicable (see course descriptions)

If you are interested in discussing your application, we have staff available to answer any of your questions, so please contact us.


For further information about obtaining the correct visa, see the LSE visa information pages, or visit the Home Office website. 

If you are at all unsure about your visa requirements, please contact the Executive Summer School office, and we will be happy to guide you.


Please note that the LSE is unable to offer any form of financial assistance or scholarship for its executive education short courses, aside from the discounts listed below. 

1.  Alumni

For offer holders who are (i) graduates of the LSE, or have in a previous year completed a session of (ii) the LSE Summer School, (iii) LSE Methods Summer Programme or (iv) LSE Executive Summer School, a discount of 15% of the tuition fee will be applied. This is subject to production of suitable evidence. Please see exclusions below, for a list of courses which cannot be discounted. This discount is not available in conjunction with any other offer.

2.  Early Booker

For offer holders whose course application was received by 31st January 2016 (midnight GMT) and payment received in full by 14th February 2016, a discount of 10% of the tuition fee will be applied. Applicants who do not make the payment in full by this date will be re-issued a new invoice for the full non-discounted rate.

Please see Exclusions below, for a list of courses which cannot be discounted.

3.  Groups

Where a single employer provides three or more participants to the programme, a discount may be agreed by contacting the Programme Manager. In the case of courses excluded from discounting, the discount would be applied to the eligible courses only. 

4.  Exclusions

The following courses are excluded from the discount policy:

Achieving Leadership Excellence

Strategic Decision Making for Management

Discounts cannot be applied against these courses, regardless of the date of application, alumni status or group booking.