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LBS MBA Essay TipsLondon Business School has published the MBA Application Essays for the Class of 2020. This year, there are two essay questions with 500 and 300-word limits. The essays cover post-MBA plans; specific area of LBS MBA program that interest the candidates; the value that applicants will add to the school, and other information that candidates would like to share with the admissions team. For Sample Essays, Curriculum Analysis and 200+ pages of Essay Writing and Review Tips, read LBS MBA Essay Guide.

LBS MBA Essays for Class of 2020 (Entering 2018)

Q1. What are your post-MBA goals and how will your prior experience and the London Business School programme contribute towards these? (500 words)

Most applicants have three career goals – change in career, advancement in career, or explore career options through the MBA program. Before applying to LBS, applicants should have one of the two career paths – change in career or advancement in career. The reality is that most candidates experience...


Sample LBS MBA Essay: Post-MBA Goals - How Prior Experience & LBS MBA will contribute (486 Words)

Students have to take a minimum of 10 total courses from a mix of specializations, and a maximum of 12 courses that also include language courses (minimum one and up to two) from French, Spanish, Mandarin, Arabic, Portuguese, German, and Russian.

Q1. What are your post-MBA goals and how will your prior experience and the London Business School programme contribute towards these? (500 words)

As a technologist, I had the good fortune to work with Investment Banks that have realized lately that the sell-side leverage is slowly eroding with technological integration. The study on feasibility for the Technology projects broadened my understanding of investment banking, blockchains, and AI algorithms for stock picking. It was during a recent project with < company name> that I was assigned the task of implementing a Financial Technology (FinTech) solution. During the tenure, I was amused by the regulatory roadblocks banks face in bringing products to the market. On the other hand, start-ups in FinTech are disrupting the market funding platforms and services.

The old-fashioned broker-based systems will soon be redundant if the adoption of Robo-advisors in retail banks is any indication. Although...


Insead vs LBSLondon Business School (LBS) and INSEAD Business School offer MBA programs that are ranked among the best in the world.  The quality of the students, the teaching methodology, curriculum, faculty expertise, networking opportunities and employment statistics have contributed towards the rise of these two giants among the MBA elites.

1) Location

LBS is located in London, which has been consistently voted as the best European City to live. The school campus is located next to Regent’s Park, the epicenter for experiencing London's history, art, and culture. 43 Universities in the City earned London the title as the ‘largest concentration of higher education in Europe.’  In addition to that, over 75% of Fortune 500 companies have their offices in the city.

INSEAD’s main campus is located in Fontainebleau, 34 miles away from Central Paris. Students will experience a peaceful environment, isolated from the hustle of the city. It is not far off from the renowned Forest of Fontainebleau. The highly integrated transportation system in France allows students to take a quick detour to Paris - the fashion capital of the world. 

A clear advantage that INSEAD has over LBS is the...


Q1. What are your post-MBA goals and how will your prior experience and the London Business School programme contribute towards these? (500 words)

In our LBS MBA Essay Guide, we have shown how applicants looking to get into Finance should map their pre-MBA experience with their post-MBA goals. However, the essay also asks about the ‘specific aspect’ of the London Business School MBA program. The admission team expects you to quote the curriculum structure. To make it easier for you, we have analyzed the curriculum. Select the courses according to your post-MBA goals.

Course Structure

LBS MBA Core courses are divided into three time bound phases: pre-term, year one and year two.

Pre-Term courses cover the fundamentals of leadership development with Global Leadership Assessment for Managers (GLAM) and Leadership Launch while Understanding general management covers the challenges that a General Manager will face during the next two years.

Year One

Year One Courses are divided into three themes: Tools and Techniques, Managing the Organization, and Engaging with the World.

Term 1: Tools and Techniques

For a...


Q2. What specific areas of London Business School life are you most excited about getting involved in and where will you add value? (300 words)

The first essay question asked about your pre-MBA experience, and how LBS MBA program fills the skill gap. However, the second essay is about the student-led clubs, experiential learning opportunities, and other aspects of the program where your contribution will be visible.
 
Over 70 student-led clubs work in the school based on professional, social, regional, or sports interests. The primary objectives of these clubs are to impart leadership skills through personal experience and to develop the management skills necessary for careers in Finance, Marketing, Consulting, and Technology.

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. We will give our take on which club is useful for your post-MBA journey.

Ideally, you should select four clubs that intersects your athletic and vocational abilities with extra-curricular.
Profile Example: You are from Australia with a post-MBA goal to enter consulting in Energy sector. You love Football and believe in the philosophy that real change can only happen when you are the change.

By...


LBS MBA Employment Trend
London Business School has published the 2012 MBA employment report. There are some interesting findings. Here is the summary of the major trends in LBS MBA Employment:

1) 92% of MBAs found employment within three months of graduation
2) Corporate Sector attracted the most students – 35% of the class
3) 53% of Students chose to work abroad
4) Major Recruiters from China have for the first time visited London Business School for recruitment
5) Post-MBA Median Base Salary for the class of 2012 was $110,000

About the Employment Report

The 2012 LBS MBA Employment report is based on data collected from 400 students with an average age of 28 years with 5 years of average work experience, represented predominantly (31%) by European students excluding UK, followed by Asia(20%) and North America(14%). UK students represented 11% of the class.

The largest representation of the pre-MBA class is from the corporate sector (41%) followed by Finance (30%) and Consulting 29%.

Post-MBA Employment Sectors

The largest section of the class (35%) of the class chose corporate sector, followed by Consulting (33%) and...


London Business School MBA Application Deadlines for 2014-15 have been announced.

Stage    Application deadline    Interview decision sent on    Admission decision sent on

1             03 October 2014            31st October 2014                 11th Dec 2014
2             05 January 2015            05th February  2015               26th Mar 2015
3             27th Feb 2015               02 April 2015                         14 May 2015
4             17 April 2015                21 May 2015                      ...

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