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MBA Program Review
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     By rainyrain 2 5
This review is for: LBS
Program:

Full Time MBA

Class of:

2014

Experience during the program

The student body at LBS is one of the most diverse one, if not the only one. Classmates are generally with high caliber and down to earth. Such environment helps students build up a high degree of awareness to cultural difference.
Academic resources have been great, with school investing a lot of resources hiring the best faculty from all around the world.
Career service wise, I personally have received more than expected guidance and support along the way. The employers I wanted to work for all came to campus presentation. There are plenty of alumni working in those companies which is quite helpful during the recruiting process.
Although I would suggest students wanting to work in London have a back up plan in place, since the UK gov't had taken measures to tighten the visa policy.

About job placement process

The career service team works really hard with students to help them achieve their career goals. Multiple sessions / workshops are regularly held for students to work on their CV, interview skills, etc.
Almost every investment banks / consulting firms that has a MBA hiring program will come to school for the presentation, thanks to its location in London.

Overall BSchool experience
     (5.0)
Schools contribution
     (5.0)
Classmates rating
     (5.0)

Strengths of the program:

Student body, diversity

Career opportunities provided by school

Location

Best fit at this program:

Finance

Investment Banking

Tech

Can be improved:

Alumni Network


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MBA Program Review
London Business School
January 26 | 2016
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     By kamuikaren 39 25
This review is for: LBS
Program:

Full Time MBA

Class of:

2015

Experience during the program

I had a great MBA experience at London Business School. The school had really good professors for finance and I learned a lot through both the lecture and group work. The student body is very diverse with students coming from all over the world with different sets of experiences and skill set. Students were very proactive at organizing professional and cultural treks as well as conferences, forums, etc. There was a lot of opportunities to learn about different industries through these conferences.
The school had really good resources when it came to interview prep, especially for banking and consulting and fellow students were also helpful in terms of practicing interviews.
Being in London, student enjoy the benefits of working with different start-ups in the city, most of my classmates had the opportunity for part-time projects during school year. Alumni was also very helpful when you reach out to them for coffee chats.

Overall BSchool experience
     (5.0)
Schools contribution
     (4.0)
Classmates rating
     (5.0)

Strengths of the program:

Student body, diversity

Location

Culture & Student Support

Best fit at this program:

Consulting

Finance

Investment Banking

Can be improved:

Curriculum, Classes, Professors

Career opportunities provided by school

Facilities


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1 Commented by lpetroski on November 29, 2016
Hi! Can you elaborate on why you feel the career opportunities provided by the school could be improved?
MBA Program Review
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     By Niemea 1 0
This review is for: LBS
Program:

Full Time MBA

Class of:

2018

Experience during the program

Many students need the MBA to get their dream job. LBS helped me get mine. By the help of the school and the career centre I managed to secure a summer internship at Amazon which led to a full time offer. Located in central London and close the largest companies, LBS offers great career opportunities.

In terms of the program, the first year is very intense. However, given the three exist points that LBS offers, the second year is very flexible. Many students undertake a second internship, find a part time job, travel the world, or graduate early. That enables the student to shape their own path.

Overall BSchool experience
     (5.0)
Schools contribution
     (5.0)
Classmates rating
     (5.0)

Strengths of the program:

Career opportunities provided by school

Location

Brand/Ranking

Best fit at this program:

Consulting

Finance

Investment Banking

Tech

Entrepreneurship

Can be improved:

Alumni Network


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MBA Program Review
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     By lottitan 3 0
This review is for: LBS
Program:

Full Time MBA

Class of:

2016

Experience during the program

If you are not an European, neither have you got any connections to Europe, LBS is definitely not for you. The British are quite xenophobic in general, so as an Asian I never felt I belong to London. LBS has a strong reputation in London, but only in London, I’m afraid. So think carefully before committing to this choice.

LBS is cheaper compared to other world Top 10 MBA programs, but as I said, if you don’t belong to Europe, it is still not worth it to study in London.

If you want to use an MBA study as a way to immigrate, American schools are way better.

I would have chosen an American school, if I knew upfront what l would encounter in those two years.

FYI, every word above is sincere.

About job placement process

If you want to work in the EMEA area, LBS is perfect. Otherwise, please choose an American school.

Overall BSchool experience
     (2.0)
Schools contribution
     (2.0)
Classmates rating
     (2.0)

Strengths of the program:

Location

Brand/Ranking

Best fit at this program:

Consulting

Finance

Investment Banking

Can be improved:

Curriculum, Classes, Professors

Alumni Network

Career opportunities provided by school

Culture & Student Support


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1 Commented by shoro on January 31, 2018
Everything in your review is wrong except for the sentence regarding working in EMEA (although South America and Asia ought to be included here too). The data speaks for itself.
https://www.london.edu/programmes/masters-courses/mba/class-profile
https://www.london.edu/programmes/masters-courses/mba/career-impact
2 Commented by bb on January 31, 2018
The rule of thumb is that the man/woman on the ground has the best perspective. Unless you are a current student, you should absorb every piece of information and appreciate an honest perspective.
3 Commented by shoro on January 31, 2018
I agree. The data suggests the review was not written by an LBS MBA student or alum.
MBA Program Review
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     By mcoin 7 5
This review is for: LBS
Program:

Full Time MBA

Class of:

2019

Experience during the program

London Business School has a great reputation for Finance, Consulting and Banking. Although this is still true, the Tech and Entrepreneurship communities are taking over LBS, which has given the school a fresh innovate atmosphere.

A new LBS building called the Samy Ofer Center just opened this year and is already proving to be a valuable addition to the program. The more than 420 students that come through the doors are originally form over 130 countries, which provides the most diverse student body of any MBA program. I've been truly impressed with the amazing classmates I have this year, I've never been between such highly capable individuals that range from military, government, marketing, investment banking and entrepreneurs. Additionally, being in London is something that cannot be taken for granted, Brexit or not, this is the place you want to be!

Recruiting is much better than I expected. The career services offer plenty of help and all the biggest companies from Tech, Banking, Consulting, Consumer and Luxury come to recruit from day one.

If you like to travel this is also the MBA for you. Having been to dozens of countries and 3 continents in just first term is mind boggling. Also, to have people from all this corners of the world in your class, makes every trip a locally curated one, which is a perfect way to understand the world.

Ultimately, if you don't want a cookie-cutter and be surrounded by the most amazing talent in the world, you need to apply to London Business School.

About professors, classes and curriculum

The program is extremely flexible, yo only have one term of core clases, and the other 5 you can choose the right path for you. You can also go on exchange with the best institutions in the world (8 out of the top 10 in USA) and even have two internships.

About job placement process

You won't have an issue getting a job. Not only do all the big companies recruit year-round, but also local businesses from all over the world come to LBS to find global talent. As an example, through the MBA office I applied to summer internships in companies located in Sweden, Japan, Argentina, Belgium, Singapore, Dubai and Johannesburg, to name a few.

Overall BSchool experience
     (5.0)
Schools contribution
     (5.0)
Classmates rating
     (5.0)

Strengths of the program:

Student body, diversity

Location

Culture & Student Support

Best fit at this program:

Consulting

Finance

Tech

Entrepreneurship

Can be improved:

Admissions Team


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MBA Program Review
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     By kasiaw99 8 7
This review is for: LBS
Program:

Full Time MBA

Class of:

2017

Experience during the program

The outstanding part of LBS was the quality and diversity of the student body. I met and benefited from peers from around the world, and will continue to take advantage of the worldwide network as I advance in my career.
I went to LBS to change career paths and locations - I was able to do just that, moving from finance and into a tech role. Living in London was also an unparalleled experience - there was always something fun and exciting to do, and networking and recruiting was made easy by being in a global city. I would recommend LBS for anyone who is looking to get out of their comfort zone and who likes a challenge.

Overall BSchool experience
     (5.0)
Schools contribution
     (5.0)
Classmates rating
     (5.0)

Strengths of the program:

Student body, diversity

Alumni Network

Career opportunities provided by school

Location

Best fit at this program:

Consulting

Finance

Investment Banking

Tech

Entrepreneurship

Can be improved:

Curriculum, Classes, Professors


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MBA Program Review
Exceeded my expectations
January 27 | 2018
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     By NMP 1 0
This review is for: LBS
Program:

Full Time MBA

Class of:

2019

Experience during the program

LBS has been such a wonderful experience this past couple of months - and I really think this program is underrated.

Awesome student body
The class is extremely diverse and I know after this I will have a close connection with someone from all major economic zones fo the world. Furthermore, most people being down to earth and eager to connect and help each other and we have a lot fun - balls, cultural days, weekly pub etc. Lastly, the school spends a lot of time working to help the study groups bond and work together. This has been a great learning exercise too.

Fantastic career development and coaching opportunities
There is not one day that goes by where there isn't some exciting talk on campus from established corporates, start-ups, business icons and even sports figures. There is plenty of opportunity to learn and build a network in whatever your area of focus is London location is a big advantage). I was also impressed by how much leadership/personal coaching have access to including a one-on-one session with an executive coach early on in the program.

Pick your own adventure program
The ability to tailor and design the experience you want is really a great advantage. Whether that is doing 2 internships, doing an exchange to an international Uni or travel the program gives you a chance to truly explore. An opportunity that is very in life.

Such a great program, the school could do better to promote what it is offering because it's offering is far superior to some schools ranked above it.

About professors, classes and curriculum

A mix bag of professors especially in the core curriculum. However, as a theme though most seem to really care about the students and be passionate about teaching.

About job placement process

The school provides an easy structured process to intern/work at the typical post-MBA jobs (consulting, banking, Amazon etc.)

They could do better with guiding students not interested in the typical paths. So far, however, a combination of the LBS brand, London location, Alumni network and campus events have provided me some access to alternative opportunities.

Overall BSchool experience
     (5.0)
Schools contribution
     (4.0)
Classmates rating
     (5.0)

Strengths of the program:

Student body, diversity

Career opportunities provided by school

Culture & Student Support

Best fit at this program:

Consulting

Investment Banking

Tech

Entrepreneurship

Can be improved:

Brand/Ranking

Specialization in a particular area (e.g. Finance, Consulting, Healthcare, etc)


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MBA Program Review
Best time of my life
January 27 | 2018
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     By Azn84 59 14
This review is for: LBS
Program:

Full Time MBA

Class of:

2015

Experience during the program

I moved from the US to do my BSchool in the UK, and nearly every other person asks me why I didn't go to one of the many fantastic schools in the states? I come from banking pre-MBA and despite what college applications ask you to say, I really wanted to figure out what I wanted to do. In the US, recruitment varies by school region, and even area of work varies by which office you end up in. The beauty of London is that it's all there... From ur banks, to retail, tech firms, startups, pharm, etc. It makes it so much easier to grab coffee chats with recruiters, alumni, and wider community looking for smart people. I am happy to say post MBA it worked doubt well for me as I got to complete two different internships (another big pro for LBS) and worked on little projects during my 2nd year to figure out what works best for me.

On the flip side, this school is not for people who don't like meeting numerous people, and networking, etc. I had some friends who felt lost and overwhelmed by everything that was available to them. You are also competing with everyone else In Europe trying to get to London.

In terms of getting into one of these schools, yes give either ur bets shot, do ur extra curricula, do well at work... But the actual selection process is a black box... You neve r know why you got into one school and not in the other..

About professors, classes and curriculum

The curriculum is OK.. I learn best from people, and there is a lot of working with your classmates.

About job placement process

All major companies recruit.. Visa policies are friendlier here than in the states... But they still exist... So world is ur oyster.. Unless you need a visa

Overall BSchool experience
     (5.0)
Schools contribution
     (5.0)
Classmates rating
     (5.0)

Strengths of the program:

Student body, diversity

Career opportunities provided by school

Location

Best fit at this program:

Consulting

Finance

Marketing

Investment Banking

Tech

Entrepreneurship

Can be improved:

Curriculum, Classes, Professors

Facilities


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MBA Program Review
Outstanding class
May 25 | 2017
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     By y11458 2 5
This review is for: LBS
Program:

Full Time MBA

Class of:

2018

Experience during the program

Not the most organised administration office, but the diversity and experience of the class more than makes up for it. My 425 classmates come from about 80 different countries. Great people, fantastic treks around the world (skiing in the French Alps, partying in Japan, safariing im South Africa, hot air ballooning in Myanmar, playing rugby at Duke to only name a few) and unbeatable drinking culture (free food and unlimited beer/wine/cider at Sundowners every Thursday night). In regards to career services and internship hunting, LBS is definitely strong in the consulting and finance fields, but could offer more support to non traditional MBA paths.

Overall BSchool experience
     (4.0)
Schools contribution
     (3.0)
Classmates rating
     (5.0)

Strengths of the program:

Student body, diversity

Alumni Network

Culture & Student Support

Best fit at this program:

Consulting

Finance

Investment Banking

Management

Can be improved:

Career opportunities provided by school

Facilities


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MBA Program Review
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     By niddy 110 41
This review is for: LBS
Program:

Full Time MBA

Class of:

2018

Experience during the program

It is much more than I expected. All classmates are willing to help and it is easy to network and leverage your BS experience through your classmates and alumni either for academic and professional objectives. Career service is also very strong with a lot of optional activities to help you with all aspects of recruting, from choosing what you want to do to interviewing and negotiating offers.

I just love my classmates and the whole academic environment/people. People is really the strongest asset in the school and BS for me is all about networking, so I chose the perfect school.

I think the only aspects to improve are facilities because there is just not enough spaces for all school events and we frequently have to use nearby facilities, but the school is already making a new building expected to be ready in 2017.

I also think the school should be aiming to be first in the world in the ranks, not first in Europe

Overall BSchool experience
     (5.0)
Schools contribution
     (5.0)
Classmates rating
     (5.0)

Strengths of the program:

Student body, diversity

Alumni Network

Career opportunities provided by school

Best fit at this program:

Consulting

Finance

Investment Banking

Tech

Can be improved:

Brand/Ranking

Facilities


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