London Business School Launches ‘World’s Most Flexible MBA’

LBS essay tipsThe London Business School MBA class entering this August will have a transformational experience as the school introduces major updates to its full-time program.

According to an announcement made by LBS earlier this year, the new MBA will include flexible exit points at 15, 18 and 21 months, as well as the option for students to tailor their learning alongside core modules of the program. Students will now have a choice of summer work experience – paid internship, consulting placement or Entrepreneur Summer School – and a choice of more than 70 electives in year two.

The program has also added new locations to the Global Business Experiences (GBEs), including Lima and Tel Aviv. The GBE program gives students the opportunity to apply their academic learning in a real-life, global business environment.

Alongside the expansion of the global menu, students will have the opportunity to complete an extended group project in a key London sector. Business sectors will include: entertainment and leisure; technology, media and telecom; hospitality and tourism; healthcare, pharma and biotech; fashion, design and luxury; financial services; and the third sector.

The school’s new MBA format will also offer:

  • Tailored modules such as Digital Business and Entrepreneurship, where students can choose courses to fulfill credits alongside mandatory modules, allowing for more customized study
  • Option to shorten the length of International Exchange Programme
  • Choice of more than 70 electives in year two including new elective Interpersonal Dynamics
  • Additional languages including Italian and Japanese, in addition to the existing provision of French, Mandarin, German, Russian, Portuguese, Arabic and Spanish.

As Gareth Howells, Executive Director, MBA & MIF, Degree Education at LBS, noted, “Diversity is at the heart of what we do at London Business School. That’s why we’ve designed our MBA to be the world’s most flexible and accommodating programme, allowing students to tailor their experience to individual interests and career paths.”

For more information on applying, please visit the London Business School admissions website.

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