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    London Business School MBA Class Profile 2021: Ranking, Class Profile by Origin, Fees, MBA requirements, Placements, Salary Details, and More

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    Rachita Mitra

    Content Curator | Updated on - Feb 9, 2021

    The MBA program of London Business School is a globally preferred one since its establishment in 1964. Among all the London Business School courses, London Business School MBA program claims to be the most flexible one as the course can be completed within 15, or 18, or 21 months. In terms of class profile, London Business School (LBS) is pretty diverse with 92% international candidates, originated from 66 countries around the world. Let’s find out all the details of it:

    London Business School Ranking

    • London Business School ranks in second position in the list of Financial times Best Business schools in Europe.
    • London Business School ranks in second position in the list of Forbes 2-year international MBA program.

    London Business School - Class Profile 2021 by Region

    Europe and North America send the maximum number of candidates in London Business School. Check the chart below for further information on it.

    Class Profile 2021 by Region

    London Business School acceptance rate is 25% and it is nonetheless very difficult to secure a place here.

    London Business School - Contact Information

    Location – London Business School, Regent’s Park, London, NW1 4SA, United Kingdom, Tel: +44 (0)20 7000 7000, Fax: +44 (0)20 7000 7001

    Dean – François Ortalo-Magné

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    London Business School Fees

    Tuition Cost of full MBA program in 2020 was £ 87,900 for domestic and international candidates.

    Plus, there is a non-refundable commitment fee of £3,000 and a reservation fee of £6,000 – all these are to be paid within a month of an offer. Later, these will be deducted from the tuition fees.

    Additionally, there is Student Association fee of £240 is also charged for student association subscription.

    London Business School MBA requirements

    Factors of LBS MBA 2021 Numbers
    Average GMAT 701
    GMAT Scores (middle 80%) 600 – 780
    Average GPA 3.5
    Undergraduate GPA (middle 80%) NA
    Class Size (enrolled) 497
    % of women in the class 38.0%
    % International students 92%
    Work Experience (Average) 5.5 years
    Work Experience (middle 80%) 2 – 15 years
    Average Age 29

    There are 4 admission rounds in London Business School, but it is preferred to apply in round 1 or 2. Check the table below for the deadlines:

    Admissions Rounds Application Deadlines Interview Invites Decisions
    Round One 11-Sep-20 16-Oct-20 1-Dec-20
    Round Two 5-Jan-21 9-Feb-21 31-Mar-21
    Round Three 4-Mar-21 14-Apr-21 25-May-21
    Round Four 27-Apr-21 18-May-21 22-Jun-21

    Some more requirements are to be filled during admission:

    • Application essays
    • Application fee of £200
    • Copy of transcripts
    • Names and details of two referees
    • One-page CV
    • Proof of English language ability

    Notable Features After MBA

    % Employed after graduation 92%
    Mean Salary Class 2019 £ 83,295

    London Business School - Pre-MBA work experience in MBA Class 2021

    Check the Pie-chart below for information regarding Pre-MBA work experience:

    Pre-MBA Work Experience

    As per the chart, the maximum number of candidates used to work in Consulting or Finance/Accounting sector.

    Placement Details and Salary offer After Completing MBA from London Business School

    Most of the candidates get placement in consulting and finance sector. The following chart shows the percentage London Business School MBA placements in different industries:

    Post-MBA Chosen Industries

    Moving on to the salary and other compensations, get the data from the table below:

    Industry Mean Salary Other compensation
    Consulting £87,880 £36,921
    Finance £84,590 £52,434
    Investment Banking £85,362 £56,761
    Private Equity £87,699 £65,612
    Investment Management £89,500 £56,000
    Venture Capital £74,336 £20,756
    Finance-Other £84,629 £44,421
    Technology £75,448 £23,560
    Internet/e-commerce £72,347 £35,741
    IT Services £71,614 £13,698
    Technology – Other £79,478 £18,453
    Diversified £80,583 £23,522
    Consumer & Retail £87,054 £32,473
    Energy £82,202 £13,793
    Health/Pharma £73,434 £14,435
    Industrials £77,221 £26,391
    Diversified- Other £93,097 N/A

    As per the table, the highest mean salary offered in Investment management services. The same goes for other compensation. To know the salary offered to the candidates of a different region, check the table below:

    Region Mean Salary
    UK £80,926
    Europe (except UK) £80,122
    Asia £79,624
    USA/ Canada £107,375
    Latin America £67,063
    Middle East £101,017
    Oceania £87,894

    Candidates of US/Canada, after completing their MBA from London Business School get the highest mean salary.

    Top employers of the MBA candidates of London Business School

    The highest percentage of MBA candidates in London Business School come with experience in consulting and finance sectors. Plus, they prefer getting placements in these two sectors, it is quite natural that the top employers of LBS candidates will be from these two sectors. Check the table below for information on it:

    Consulting Finance Technology Diversified
    McKinsey & Company Credit Suisse Amazon Kraft Heinz Company
    Boston Consulting Group Partners Group Samsung Electronics Renault Nissan Mitsubishi Alliance
    Bain & Company PIMCO Uber AB InBev
    Strategy& (PwC) Goldman Sachs Google -
    EY MetLife Mastercard -
    Accenture Strategy Citi Wipro -
    Deloitte Morgan Stanley - -
    OC&C Strategy Consultants - - -
    Roland Berger - - -

    London Business School Notable Alumni

    Behind a handful of successful people London Business School played a major role – below the names of a few are mentioned:

    • Tony Wheeler – Founder, Lonely Planet
    • Nisreen Shocair – President, Virgin Megastore Middle East & North Africa
    • Kumar Birla – Chairman, Aditya Birla Group
    • Simon Borrows – CEO, 3i Group
    • Ismail Ahmed – Founder and CEO, WorldRemit
    • Evelyn Bourke – CEO, Bupa
    • Wong Kan Seng – Former Deputy Prime Minister and former Member of Parliament Singapore Government
    • Cyrus Mistry – Former Chairman, Tata Group
    • Jim Ratcliffe – Chairman and CEO, Ineos Chemicals Group
    • Tim Kopra – Astronaut, NASA

    A candidate needs to hold exceptionally good academic records to get admission to London Business School. It is not very easy to secure admission in London Business School – only with a satisfactory GMAT and language test score, along with strong academic record, candidates are allowed to pursue MBA here. 

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