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Intensive programmes for visionary thinkers, right in the heart of London

The highlights of the course would have to be my classmates who are literally from around the world and bring very different perspectives, not only because they're from around the world, because they're from a variety of different businesses.
Susan Ross, President, 1906 Group LLC
LSE Executive Education Courses — About the Programme LSE Executive Education Courses — About the Programme
We spoke to staff and alumni to find out what the benefits of the LSE Executive Education Courses are and what participants can expect from their time in London.

Founded with the purpose of academic engagement with real world issues and staffed by leading academics, the LSE enjoys a reputation as one of the top social science institutions in the world. 

The School has more than 25 years’ experience of open enrolment short courses, providing students and professionals with insights into cutting edge research relevant to their studies and work.

Our school: LSE at a glance

  • #1 in research excellence
    ranked as the top university in the UK for producing world leading research (Research Excellence Framework 2014)
  • 37 world leaders
    have studied or taught at LSE, from George Papandreou and Pierre Trudeau to Queen Margrethe of Denmark and Shri KR Narayanan
  • 16 Nobel Prize winners
    have taught or studied at LSE, including George Benard Shaw (Literature) and Professor Christopher Pissarides (Economics)

Our programme


Dynamic learning environment 
Classes are designed to optimise the learning experience, and the programme uses only the best of LSE’s modern teaching facilities.

Hear from our past participants about their experience


World-class faculty
Courses are taught by full-time LSE faculty who lead their fields. Most courses are also augmented by senior practitioners drawn from industry and business.

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Talented global participants 
Our reputation for innovative and intellectually challenging courses is the reason why executives from a diverse range of organisations attend the LSE Executive Education Courses.

Participant profile

  • 14 years
    average professional experience
  • 66% of participants
    have a Master's degree or above
  • 97% of participants
    would recommend LSE Executive Education Courses
  • Top 10 industry sectors represented:
    Financial services, Banking, Government (non-UK), Consultancy, International trade, Education, Energy and utilities, IT and IT services, Central government, chemicals and pharmaceuticals

A note from the Academic Director

The programme will provide an inspiring range of high-level courses, and the engagement with faculty and participants promises to be both stimulating and exciting.

You will benefit from peer-to-peer learning through class discussions and networking events, whilst experiencing one of the world's most prestigious and renowned universities. Moreover, this all takes place in the very heart of London.

We look forward to welcoming you to this illustrious programme in 2018.

Professor Paul Willman, Academic Director, LSE Executive Education Courses

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