The LBS MBA – London Business School

The London Business School (LBS) at the University of London is considered one of the best in the world. It offers an MBA program which differs from most European programs in being a two-year program (though it can be completed in 15 or 18 months). The program is mid-size, and most students come from outside the UK.

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Average Age

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Acceptance Rate

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FT Ranking

Percent of Hires in Each Industry:

  • Consulting 35.3%
  • Technology 27.4%
  • Financial 25.9%

Median Starting Salary per industry:

  • Consulting – $116K
  • Financial – $121K
  • Technology – $108K
  • Consumer – $94K
  • Health Care – $101K
  • Energy – $80K
  • Retail – $82K
  • Transportation – $78K
  • Particularly important to research the school and MBA thoroughly, show understanding of what makes school unique.
  • Show international experience/orientation/ambitions.
  • Emphasize what you will contribute to campus. Mention clubs/activities that you hope to take part in.
  • Seem to be increasing emphasis on entrepreneurship.
These traits make you more likely to get accepted into London Business School’s MBA program:


(4 is highest, 1 is lowest)

Leader/Manager 4
Team Player/Relationship Builder 3
Smart 3
Initiates 3
International/Cultural 3
Creative 1
Presentation Skills 1
Persuasion Skills 1
Community/Society 3
Risk Taker 1
Business Skills 1
Source of career plan/prog choice 2.5
Promotions 2
Credible Names 2
Story is unique 1
Learn more about the meaning of these traits and how they are reflected in your application.

ARINGO has developed this information through ARINGO employees who worked with the LBS MBA admissions committee, thousands of hours of research, and by helping hundreds of applicants apply to London Business School. ARINGO knows LBS, and we can help your strengths shine through your application. Contact us today.

Finance, (International Business, Entrepreneurship)

The school is known for its international character and has similar percentages of students from Europe, Asia and the US.

LBS’ specialty is finance, and the school’s proximity to the London business center gives it a significant advantage in this regard. LBS offers an additional finance program, Masters in Finance, which is geared towards individuals who see their future primarily in finance, and aren’t as interested in business administration in general. The program is also strong in entrepreneurship. The school also offers executive education and finance courses.

One of the program’s attributes is an approach of thinking and introspection. As part of one of the projects, first year students “shadow” a manager for a week, observing his/her work and leadership approach, and at the end of the week they document their observations and consider the implications for their own professional development.

Alumni include the following individuals, with current or past positions in parentheses: John Bowmer (CEO of Adecco Group), Tim Faithfull (President and CEO, Shell Canada Ltd), Sir Richard Greenbury (Chairman and CEO, Marks & Spencer), Jeffrey Kelisky (CEO of and Charles Nasser (CEO of Claranet Ltd).

Students who submitted their applications through ARINGO have had a 269% higher admission rate than LBS MBA’s average admissions. Contact us to start working on your LBS MBA application.
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  • Very international.
  • Strong emphasis on participation in student organizations.
  • Located in large city but centralized campus creates sense of community.
  • Program flexibility- 15, 18, or 21 month MBA programs.
  • Location in London- financial and business capital.
  • Many options – flexible length of MBA program, numerous areas to specialize in, several alternative programs (Sloan Fellowship, Masters in Finance, Masters in Management).
  • Do not seem to be opposed to career-switchers, but must demonstrate realistic plan.
  • Partners automatically get work permit for the UK.
  • Someone interested in international business, particularly in the finance or consulting fields.
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