London Business School (LBS) is a business school and a constituent college of the federal University of London. LBS was founded in 1964 and awards post-graduate degrees (Master’s degrees in management and finance, MBA and PhD). Its motto is “To have a profound impact on the way the world does business”. LBS is consistently ranked amongst the world’s best business schools.

The main campus is located at Sussex Place in London, adjacent to Regent’s Park. In 2012, the school acquired the Marylebone Town Hall and spent £60 million to refurbish it with the objective of expanding its teaching facilities by 70% – the new building is called The Sammy Ofer Centre.LBS has also acquired the site of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, who vacated the building in November 2019.LBS has a secondary campus in Dubai that is dedicated to Executive Education and the Dubai EMBA.


Business school rankings
Worldwide overall
QS 2
Worldwide MBA
Business Insider 4
Economist 25
Financial Times 2


All candidates must take international exams related to their English abilities (TOEFL) or IELTS and mathematic/logical reasoning skills (GMAT or GRE). Candidates are also asked to write several essays (topics are related to the envisaged programmes). The recruitment process has two steps. The first one consists of sending an application with the following information:

  • An application form (administrative and academic information on the candidate, but also his/her career plan and personal ambitions)
  • Several essays
  • The GMAT or GRE scores. The average GMAT score is usually around 700 (90th percentile)
  • The TOEFL scores (English test)
  • A one-page resume (CV)
  • Two reference letters (one academic and one professional)
  • The candidate’s academic transcript with his/her grades

Once the application has been accepted, an examination is made by the selection committee. Candidates meeting the criteria of the school will be invited for an interview on campus in London. If this latter step is a success, the candidate receives an offer from LBS.