London Business School

London Business School MBA Application Deadlines for 2018-19 have been announced.

Stage    Application deadline    Interview decision sent on        Interviews                     Admission decision

1             14 Sep 2018                 11th October 2018                mid-oct to early Nov     21st Nov 2018
2             03 January 2019            05th February  2019              mid-feb to early Mar     28th Mar 2019
3             01 Mar 2019                 04 April 2019                        mid-apr to early May    22 May 2019
4      ...

The first paragraph captures the trend in the hospitality industry that has kept them behind by over two decades. The candidate then describes the numerous strategies the team has adopted to improve the value offered to the guests, from monitoring the spending pattern to notifying the various department on the guest presence, in such a way that the responsibility is clearly defined.

The candidate then cites an MBA information session held in London where her role was to offer an excellent user experience for the admission and marketing team. The talk on London and the Future of Financing are pointed out as the triggering event for her interest in pursuing a post-graduate degree.

The next half of the essay provides details of the skills that the candidate has acquired in the industry and plans to develop through the LBS MBA core curriculum, the Global Experiential learning modules, and the Summer Consulting program.

At the end of the essay, the candidate mentions the short-term and long-term goals, giving the MBA Admission team enough context on whether the targets are achievable based on previous successes. The need to embrace...

In the first example, we look at the career profile of a Technologist who had worked closely with Investment Banks (IB) while implementing a FinTech solution.

The narrative starts with the background, then quickly contrasts the regulatory mechanism between banks and platforms. Then, the candidate shares his concerns on how Robo-advisors have taken over retail banking, and it is only a matter of time before automation would start putting pressure on the high commission that IB charges. By citing the $15 Goldman Sach investment in Kensho, generic observation is translated to a specific data point.

The opener of the second half of the essay is an honest acceptance that without an MBA, a technologist like the candidate would not be taken seriously. Without dwelling too much into the reality of how expertise is evaluated, the candidate quotes the curriculum structure of the LBS MBA program. A statistic highlighting London's FinTech dominance over the American counterparts, especially Silicon Valley is quoted as the transition to the next paragraph.

The final paragraph states how serving in the non-profit sector is essential to developing a thorough understanding of the...

London Business School offers over 30 scholarships on financial need, merit, nationality, and industry.


LBS leads when it comes to merit-based scholarships. For the latest class, 13 scholarships were awarded, and the amount ranged from £20,000 to Full tuition fee.

Two of the most awarded amount was half the tuition fee for the first year (£19,625) and £20,000.

The most competitive scholarship with the largest number of awards was the London Business School Fund Scholarships that offered up to £78,500 (Full Tuition Fee). The scholarship chooses candidates for academic excellence (3.5+ GPA and GMAT 700+), professional achievements (top 10 percentile) and potential to be an all-around contributor at London Business School.

SARI Foundation Trust Scholarship is the only other scholarship where the entire tuition fee is compensated.


To bridge the gap between women (39%) and men (61%) applicants, the LBS MBA team has introduced 7 scholarships ranging from £20,000 to full tuition fee. The scholarship amount starts at £20,000 and reaches £50,000 for Muna Al Gurg Scholarship, which is awarded for Female candidates from the middle east. The most common denomination for LBS MBA...

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...

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...

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