Executive Global Master's in Management

  • Executive
  • Department of Management
  • Application code N2U9
  • Starting 2024
  • Home part-time: Open
  • Overseas part-time: Open
  • Location: Bangalore, Cape Town, Houghton Street, London

The programme: Combining intelligent critical thinking with real-world practice, the Executive Global Master’s in Management is designed to provide experienced working professionals with a unique combination of intellectual skills, an outstanding global network and practical abilities. It will equip you with a broader understanding of the socio-economic and geo-political forces impacting businesses worldwide, the intellectual tools to succeed with complex challenges in a rapidly changing global environment and management tools that will last a lifetime. 

Unique learning experience designed to develop you as a thinking leader: Built on the foundations of LSE’s guiding principals “to know the causes of things”, you will develop a deep understanding of management theory that will enable you to analyse ‘why things exist’ and ‘what to do about it’ - empowering you to provide robust and relevant solutions to any industry.

Find out more: Sign up for a personal consultation with the Head of Executive Programme Delivery to review your CV, discuss your professional experience and eligibility for the programme, answer your questions and guide you through the application process.

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International programme design: Delivered in a series of short, intensive teaching modules taught in London and two overseas locations, this programme is designed to provide you an exposure to contrasting regional business cultures in key global locations. 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 to join the programme. 

Global networks and community: Learn alongside peers 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, whilst becoming part of the wider LSE and EGMiM network. Most candidates on the programme have 5+ years of professional experience and go on to achieve outstanding career success in management and leadership.  View our dedicated EGMiM Alumni Spotlight page to see what our alums are doing now and how the programme impacted their lives and careers.


Teaching and learning in 2024

Our intention for the 2024/25 academic year is to teach all modules in person. As such, we expect all students to attend each module in person. Should COVID-19, or any other unforeseen circumstance, force us to change this, we will in the first instance endeavour to deliver to a hybrid schedule, whereby teaching is delivered in-person and online simultaneously. If the delivery of a hybrid schedule is impracticable in the circumstances, some modules may be taught online. It may also be the case that circumstances prevent us delivering an overseas module either in the advertised way or at the advertised location. Please note, we will neither consider a partial or full refund of tuition fees, which we have set regardless of how or where we deliver a module. We will notify our offer holders and current students of any changes, if applicable as soon as it is reasonably practicable for us to do so. 

Programme details

Key facts

Executive Global Master's in Management
Start date 26 August 2024
Application deadline None – rolling admissions
Duration 17 months part-time modular (seven modules of one or two weeks in duration occurring every two-three months, requiring nine weeks in total out of the office)
Applications 2022 46
Intake 2022 25
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 Recommended for applicants who do not meet the degree requirement (see GRE and GMAT for further information and exceptions)
English language requirements Standard (see 'Assessing your application')
Location  London and two overseas locations (previous locations have included Beijing and Bangalore)

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

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for Executive Global Master's in Management

  • an upper second class honours (2:1) bachelor’s degree, or international 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.

Assessing your application

In addition to meeting our minimum entry requirements 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
  • statement of academic purpose: 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. 

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.

Please note that programme transfers within LSE are not permitted for Executive Global Master's in Management candidates. If you have been offered a place on another graduate programme at LSE you will not be able to transfer to EGMiM, and similarly you will not be able to transfer from EGMiM to any other programme once you have been offered a place. Therefore please consider your choice carefully before submitting your application. 

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.

Fees and funding

Every graduate student is charged a fee for their programme. Total programme fees for entry in 2024 are £71,086.

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 overseas modules

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

An instalment plan is available for self-funded students to pay fees once they are a registered student. Further details can be found here. Please contact the LSE Fees Office with any questions.

Tuition fees 2024/25 for Executive Global Master's in Management (total tuition fee for for the whole two-year programme):

Home students: £71,086
Overseas students: £71,086

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). 

The Table of Fees shows the latest tuition amounts for all programmes offered by the School.

Fee reduction

Students who completed undergraduate study at LSE are eligible for a fee reduction on the Executive Global Master’s in Management, subject to eligibility criteria.

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 organisation 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.

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. 

Hinrich Foundation scholarship

The Hinrich Foundation Scholarship is designed to help talented individuals who are passionate about trade and have been admitted to the LSE Executive Global Master’s in Management Programme. The scholarship supports LSE’s goal to attract qualified candidates from around the world regardless of their economic capabilities.. Scholarship recipients will have the opportunity to engage with the Hinrich Foundation for mentorship and possible job placement support, as well as membership in the Hinrich Foundation Alumni Association (HFAA).   There were two scholarships available for entry in the August 2024 intake of the programme. This page will be updated when applications for the scholarship re-open for 2025 entry.

Full details on the application process and the eligibility criteria can be found here, but applicants should note:

  • You must have a minimum of 5 years’ full-time work experience
  • Preference will be given to candidates who show motivation to work in Asia post-EGMiM
  • Preference will be given to candidates who display a strong interest in working in global trade
  • You must have submitted an application to the programme before submitting a scholarship application
  • Applicants will be expected to participate in an interview with the Hinrich Foundation during this process

Read more about our previous Hinrich Scholars here.

The scholarship application form can be found here and the deadline for applying is Monday 27 May 2024.

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 look on our webpages as well as external resources, and apply for any appropriate funding available to you, including scholarships, grant schemes, and fellowships.

Fees and funding opportunities

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
  • a postgraduate loan is available from the UK government for eligible students studying for a first master’s programme, to help with fees and living costs
  • some other governments and organisations also offer tuition fee loan schemes 

Find out more about tuition fee loans

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. 

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, and 2 overseas locations.

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 a diverse mix of nationalities to each yearly cohort.

PLEASE NOTE: module dates are subject to change.

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 adaptable 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, bringing together learning from all courses and providing an opportunity 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 and consumers in markets. It will introduce you to basic microeconomic concepts and show how a deeper understanding of how markets work can lead to making better business decisions. You will also learn how to use these tools in practice, through case-based class discussion 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 and Leadership 

Understanding individuals, teams and organisation is fundamental in any management role. This course discusses psychological theories and considers their meaning for managers. The course also brings together theory and practice by using conversations, group exercises, presentations, and course work to apply the course material to business problems and embed learning. 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 issues in your organisations. In addition, we reflect upon leadership style and skills. Drawing on relevant theories, we examine your personal leadership style and its implications for working with others. We discuss the leadership skills that are critical to effectiveness, and consider how to apply these skills to build positive organisational environments. You will be asked to complete two in-depth evaluations to prepare for these session. Profiles will be used to guide your leadership development. An optional one-to-one meeting to discuss your leadership is included in the schedule.

Strategy, Organisation and Innovation

This course investigates central questions in strategic management, including the drivers of differences in profitability across (for-profit) firms and the frameworks with which to analyse them, Power Nodes and scenario planning to address the complexities of strategy and competition, and the challenges of implementing a new corporate strategy. 

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 overseas modules and will include visits to companies and guest speakers.

International Business Strategy 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

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 utilise 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. 

For the most up-to-date programme regulations, please visit the relevant School Calendar page.

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.

Teaching and assessment


Courses will be assessed through a variety of methods including essays, presentations, take-home exams and group work 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

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*

Connson Locke
Professor Connson Locke - Programme Director
Professorial Lecturer in Management

Ricardo Alonso
Professor Ricardo Alonso
Professor of Management

Yally Avrahampour
Dr Yally Avrahampour
Associate Professorial Lecturer of Management

Dr Christine Cote
Associate Professorial Lecturer 

Professor Amil Dasgupta
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

Dr Rebecca Campbell 
Associate Professorial Lecturer 

*This is our current teaching faculty and may be subject to change

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, and two overseas visits. 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.

Overseas Modules

Two modules take place in overseas locations; previous trips have included Bangalore (India), Beijing (China), Istanbul (Turkey), Singapore and Cape Town (South Africa). Locations are selected based on the academic content of two of our core courses - the first trip focuses on marketing and entrepreneurship and the second on International Business Strategy and Emerging Markets.  The trips are designed to complement each other to give a wide ranging view of global business. 

The Marketing trip provides an opportunity for students to experience first-hand how both large established for-profit firms and start ups adapt when working in an emerging, and rapidly changing environment.  The location of this trip is selected to best showcase this and how emerging economies can present some of the biggest opportunities and challenges with the objective of the module being to expose students to some of these. 

The second trip focuses on international business strategy and emerging markets.  This trip is in the field of international business 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 of companies which operate in emerging markets. Such economies bring a special character to the internationalization process because emerging markets have greater interplay between politics and business, weaker institutions and faster growing markets.

During both modules, students will hear from speakers from resident universities to gain insight into the local landscape.  They will also hear from, and visit, an eclectic mix of individuals and organisations from both national and multinational companies, in diverse sectors of the economy, to get a real understanding of the opportunities, challenges and issues faced in doing business in varying markets.  Both trips will also provide an opportunity to connect with alumni from LSE, broadening your connections and networks. 

PLEASE NOTE: The locations of the two international modules are subject to change as we are constantly adapting and improving the programme in response to global business trends. They are also continually being monitored in light of the Coronavirus situation and changes may be made if necessary.


Career development with the Executive Global Master's in Management

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

Ben, US 
"Given that I was specifically looking for a unique programme focused on a global curriculum, I only considered and applied to the EGMiM.." Read Ben'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

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 as a virtual sessions 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

EGMiM's 10 year anniversary 

We have recently celebrated the tenth anniversary of our Executive Global Master's in Management (EGMiM) programme with the release of 10 individual profiles featuring their incredible achievements and successes. Visit our 10 EGMiM Stories page to read more. 

Anusha, New Zealand


Marina, Canada


Mahmoud, Jordan

Student profile video - Mahmoud

Ben, US

Student profile video - Ben

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 directory to view the diverse profiles of our current EGMiM students:

Read more about the LSE student experience on our student blog, The Student Lens >

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Programme and admissions enquiries

We encourage you to contact our programme admissions team to discuss the programme, and its suitability for your background and career goals. 

Sign up for a personal consultation with our Head of Executive Programme Delivery: submit your CV via our consultation form below and we will be in touch to arrange a call to review your CV, discuss your professional experience & eligibility for the programme, answer your questions and coach you through the application process.

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