LBS Set to Launch “Flexible” MBA in August 2017


The London Business School (LBS) is all set to launch a new flexible MBA program in August 2017 allowing students ‘flexible’ exit points at 15, 18 and 21 months as well as the option to tailor their learning alongside the core modules.

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,” says Gareth Howells, Executive Director, MBA & MIF, Degree Education.

Working on the premise that there is no typical MBA student, and no ‘one-size-fits-all’ MBA, the business school will also allow students to have a choice of summer work experience – paid internship, consulting placement or Entrepreneur Summer School. They also get a choice of more than 70 electives in year two.

New locations will be added 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. The business sectors will include entertainment and leisure; technology, media and telecom; hospitality and tourism; healthcare, pharma and biotech; fashion, design and luxury and financial services.

London is home to major global brands such as Morgan Stanley and KPMG, and a transport hub to Europe and the rest of the world. It is also home to 33% of European HQs of Global Fortune 500 companies, and more than 40% of the world’s foreign equities are traded here – more than New York”, Howells says.

Thus, from August, the School will offer in its MBA program the facility of flexible exit points at 15, 18 and 21 months. The students could opt for

tailored modules such as Digital Business and Entrepreneurship, where they could choose courses to fulfil credits alongside mandatory modules. It allows for more customised study.

There is also the option to shorten the length of International Exchange Programme. They get the choice of three summer routes: paid internship, Entrepreneurship Summer School or summer consulting team.

The choice of more than 70 electives in year two include include a new elective, Interpersonal Dynamics.

Additional languages include Italian and Japanese, in addition to the existing provision of French, Mandarin, German, Russian, Portuguese, Arabic and Spanish.(Image Source: google)


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