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 Multimap.com) and Charles Nasser (CEO of Claranet Ltd).