Frequently asked questions

These pages answer any questions you may have regarding the virtual delivery of LSE Executive Education Courses.

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Take a virtual Executive Education course | Course format | Networking | Technology and delivery | Fees | Refunds and deferrals 

Take a virtual Executive Education course

How do I apply?

 Please apply for your programme via the how to apply page.

Course format 

How will the course format and length change from on-campus to virtual delivery?

Your course will now be delivered over four weeks. Week one is orientation, your opportunity to familiarise yourself with the online campus, test your technology and meet your fellow participants. Over the following three weeks, you will have 30 hours of synchronous learning (10 hours per week), delivered live by LSE faculty. Classes will be delivered at the same time every day to allow you to plan your time. More specific timetables will be sent to participants directly. 

We will also host an exclusive on-line lecture, delivered by some of the School’s most senior faculty, to give you the full LSE experience.

What will my timetable look like? 

Here's an example of what your timetable will look like. Please note the final times and days of the networking sessions and LSE Lecture are to be confirmed, this is for illustration only.

How will you maintain the length, quality and impact of the programme?

The virtual Executive Education Courses will give you live, real-time access to faculty and to fellow participants. The groups are capped at a maximum of 25 participants, ensuring maximum interaction with LSE’s world class faculty and other participants.

Will I have live sessions with faculty? How can we ask them questions?

Yes, each course will be taught through 30 hours of live virtual sessions with LSE faculty. As in the classroom, the precise format will vary by course but will include lectures and classes where you will be able to ask questions and receive feedback in real-time.


What happens if I miss a live session?

The live sessions will be recorded and available to view on the Online Campus for the duration of the course. If you have to miss a session then you will be able to watch it at a later date. This feature of the Online Campus also allows you to revisit the content from live sessions at your convenience.

What access will I have to teaching material and library resources?

You will receive full access to all teaching materials, readings and resources via the online platform.

How will I get feedback from faculty over the duration of the course?

The live sessions will provide you with ample opportunities to interact with faculty and get their feedback. Depending on your course, you may also complete a personal development plan or assessments that faculty will provide feedback on. Please contact us to discuss your course in more detail.


What networking opportunities will I have?

There will be networking sessions built into your course timetable so you have dedicated time to get to know your fellow participants.

Will there be group work and how will this be delivered?

Having time to work with and get to know your fellow participants is an important feature of these programmes. Depending on your course, this may take different formats, including discussions, small group work, projects, simulations and case study exercises.

How many people will be on the virtual course?

We believe in the importance of networking and building strong relationships with your fellow delegates. As a result, we are limiting the size of each course to a maximum of 25 delegates.

Will there be opportunities for me to come to LSE after the course?

We will organise an exclusive event for you to visit and experience LSE’s  campus in Central London during 2021. We’ll be in touch with further details as soon as we have them.

Executive Education Courses alumni are always very welcome at LSE. You may find our public lecture series of particular interest. Over the next few months, why not keep in touch with us on our dedicated LinkedIn page.

 Technology/ Delivery

What software and technology will I require to participate on the virtual course?

Please ensure that you have access to a laptop or computer, with a webcam and a working microphone. You will also need a reliable internet connection. The online campus is designed to be highly accessible for delegates studying from around the world.

We recommend you use Google Chrome as your internet browser when accessing the Online Campus. Although this is not a requirement, we have found this browser works best for ease of access to Course material. You may need to be able to read documents in Adobe PDF Reader, Adobe Flash Player and Microsoft Office.

How will LSE manage time differences with international delegates?

All classes will be delivered within UK university opening times and will occur at the same time each day to enable you to plan your schedule accordingly. Please see your course page for more information.

How will I get my certificate?

Certificates will be sent out at the end of the course via DHL. You will be asked to confirm the address you’d like your certificate sent to on the online campus. Depending on your location, it might take several weeks for your certificate to arrive.


What are the fees for this course?

Please refer to your course page to see the fees for your course.

Do you offer any scholarships / discounts?

We offer a discount to LSE and Executive Education Course alumni taking these programmes. We regret we are unable to offer any further scholarships or discounts.   

When you take an LSE Executive Education Course, whether delivered virtually, online or on-campus, you become entitled to a 15% discount on any future executive or online programmes you take with LSE.

Refunds and deferrals

What do I do if I have already booked my flights and accommodation?

Please contact the airline and  hotel you booked with directly to cancel your bookings.

What options are available to me if I am unable to do a virtual course?


If you are unable to take a virtual Executive Education Course, you can either:

  • Defer your place to a future presentation of the course in 2020 (if available). Please check the relevant course page for future presentation dates. You will not need to submit a further application.

  • Withdraw your place and receive a full refund. 

I have paid for my course but don't want to do the virtual version of the course, will I get a full refund?

Yes, all delegates who have paid their fees in full and do not want to participate in the virtual delivery of the course are entitled to a full refund. Please keep in mind that we require 45 days to process all refunds.

When do I need to make a decision as to whether to go for virtual delivery or ask for a refund?

Places on these programmes are limited to 25 people per course and so we ask you to confirm your attendance as soon as possible. Please secure your place by paying your course fees if you have not already done so. For more information, please contact the team by emailing