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Essays Question 1 (750 words): Give us a brief assessment of your career progress to date. In what role do you see yourself working in immediately after graduation and what is your longer term career vision? How will your past and present experiences help you to achieve this? How will the London Business School MBA Programme contribute to this goal? Why is this the right time for you to pursue an MBA?
Question 2 (300 words): Give a specific example of when you have had to test your leadership and team working skills. Given this experience what role will you play in a first year study group?
Question 3 (300 words): Student involvement is an extremely important part of the London Business School MBA experience and this is reflected in the character of students on campus. Please describe how you will contribute to student clubs and the community and why?
Question 4 (300 words): London Business School offers a truly global and diverse experience. Describe any significant experiences outside of your home country or culture. What did you gain and how will your experience contribute to London Business School?
Question 5 (150 words: Choose ONE of the following options.
5a) You have decided to stand for the role of Student Association President. Announcing your campaign to the London Business School community for the first time, please describe your manifesto.
5b) What is your most substantial achievement to date and why?
Employment Statistics Median Base Salary: £63,690 ($107,272) *converted at 1.6843 from pounds to dollars on 3 August 2009 Top Industries: Financial Services (36%), Global Industry (33%), Consulting (31%) Top Locations: United Kingdom (51%), Europe (outside UK) (24%), USA/Canada (8%) Number of students starting their own business: Unavailable
The MBA Programme provides innumerable opportunities for you to learn and practise the art of leadership. Some of these activities are a formal part of the programme but most are optional. These leadership activities combine to form our Global Leadership Development Programme (GLDP). The GLDP consists of the Early Leadership Module, Skills Core Course, Business Communication Module, and the Further Skills Development Portfolio.
Early Leadership Module (begins at Orientation)
Understanding General Management (UGM) highlights the challenges and responsibilities you will face as a future global leader. You will study managing through processes, managerial values and what it means to be a leader in the modern business environment.
Global Leadership Assessment for Managers (GLAM) helps you develop key interpersonal and teamwork skills to help you lead others in a culturally sensitive way. You also create a personalised MBA action plan based on an assessment of your personal development needs.
Further Skills Development Portfolio – Course Selection:
Applying what you're studying to real-life contexts is a key aspect of learning on the London Business School MBA. This is highlighted by the project work conducted on the Programme. There are two major curriculum-based projects, both of which are compulsory:
Organisational Audit During the Managing Organisational Behaviour core course each MBA study group conducts an Organisational Audit on a company of their choice. The audit is tailored to the individual needs of the company. Study groups work with their chosen organisation to agree on the focus and scope of the investigation. Team members gather information through interviews, focus groups or surveys. They share emerging findings with the organisation and present a written report at the end of the project. The audit enables students to apply their knowledge and expertise, and demonstrates the value of their MBA training. Many students describe this as the most valuable learning experience of the Managing Organisational Behaviour course.
The Second Year Project The Second Year Project is the culmination of your MBA. It's a team-based consultancy exercise that makes use of everything you've learned in class. In a team of two or three you'll analyse and evaluate a tangible business problem for your project sponsor. Past sponsors include global companies, start-ups, charities and NGOs. The project is a superb chance to build networks - some students receive permanent job offers through their project. It's also a chance to earn - you'll negotiate the terms and timetable with the client - or to work pro-bono for a worthy cause.
In 2008 and 2009 the average paid Second Year Project daily rate ranged from £100 to £300 per day, for between 25 and 30 days work.
Summer Consulting Programme Every year, six to eight of our top MBA students join forces to become the London Business School Consulting Team. With full access to School resources, they provide high-end consultancy services to a range of clients throughout the summer internship period.
Entrepreneurship Summer School The Entrepreneurship Summer School is one of our popular electives and is ideal if you are interested in:
pursuing a business idea of your own
starting a career as an entrepreneur
learning to develop and shape opportunities
You'll explore a business opportunity in a practical format and test the feasibility of your idea through active research in your proposed markets. You can then study other electives in entrepreneurship and work on a business plan as you finish your second year on the MBA programme.
Every London Business School MBA graduate must achieve competency in one language other than English by graduation.
If you do not have competency in a language other than English upon entry, you'll need to reach Level 2 in a second language by graduation (Level 1 is Basic, Level 5 is fluent).
To get to this level you can:
study one of the languages offered at London Business School
combine a School course and independent study.
If you're already competent in another language when you start the MBA, you can still study a language as part of your programme. Many of our students choose to study a third, fourth or fifth language.
hello , i am a final year student of computer science engineering ,from india. plz tell me : 1. i want to pursue one year accelerated mba in hedge funds . i don't have any undergraduate degrees or certificates in business . so am i eligible to do so ? 2. what are my chances of getting admission and scholarship in following colleges ? London Business School, UK Insead France / Singapore IE Business School Spain Iese Business School Spain IMD Switzerland HEC Paris France Esade Business School Spain 3. what are the requiremens for getting admission and "scholarship " in these above colleges and which will be better for a foreigner like me to pursue mba in hedge funds ?