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London Business School

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London Business School, in London (UK), established in 1965, is an international business school providing postgraduate degrees in management, including MBA (Master of Business Administration) courses, as well as non-degree courses for business executives.

Around 350 students graduate from the full-time two-year MBA each year. The School also offers part-time Executive MBA courses, as well as a Masters degree in Finance, the only Sloan Fellowship programme outside the USA, and a Global MBA in partnership with Columbia Business School.

Over 80% of students, and over 70% of faculty, come from outside the UK. A GMAT test is required for entry to the MBA programme; the average GMAT score of successful applicants is 685.

The School is consistently ranked among the top ten business schools in the world, accredited by the prestigious AMBA, achieving joint fourth place in the Financial Times Global MBA Rankings 2004 (http://rankings.ft.com/rankings/mba/rankings.html) above Yale, the Kellogg School of Management and MIT. This places the School in joint first place with INSEAD (in Fontainebleau, France) as Europe's top business school.

Fees for the full-time MBA are approximately £40,000 (GBP) (not including living expenses); many students are either sponsored by their employers or take advantage of various scholarship and bank loan schemes.

MBA students take a prescribed set of 'core courses', then choose 12 electives from a choice of 70. The core course includes:

The School has over 16,000 alumni in more than 100 countries. It is part of the University of London (which is the School's degree-awarding authority), and is based in central London near Regents Park.

Faculty Heads include Gary Hamel, originator (with C. K. Prahalad) of the concept of core competencies.

The School's Dean, Laura D'Andrea Tyson, was from February 1995 to December 1996 National Economic Advisor to President Clinton's US Administration, and the highest ranking woman then in the White House.

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Recognized bodies of the University of London

Birkbeck | Goldsmiths | Heythrop | Imperial | Institute of Cancer Research | Institute of Education | King's | London Business School | LSE | London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine | Queen Mary | Royal Academy of Music | Royal Holloway | Royal Veterinary College | St George's | SOAS | School of Pharmacy | UCL

Listed bodies

British Institute in Paris | Courtauld Institute of Art | School of Advanced Study | University Marine Biological Station, Millport

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