LBS MiF(Master in Finance)


Below are the stage deadlines for the August 2013 intake. All deadlines are at 13.00 UK time.


The completed document must not exceed three pages in total. THere is no word limit, but you should use an 11pt font (or higher).

Question 1 - your motivation

What has prompted your application to the Masters in Finance? Why do you believe you would benefit from it at this stage in your career? Why is this the right time for you to pursue the MiF? Why do you want to study for a specialist Masters in Finance programme as opposed to a more general masters degree?

Question 2 - Your contribution

What do you expect you could contribute to the programme? How could you contribute to the London Business School community?

Question 3 - your career to date

Why have you chosen a finance career? What is your most substantial achievement to date and why? Give us a brief assessment of your career progress to date.

Question 4 - Your career goals

In what role do you see yourself working immediately after graduation? In what city/country/region? What is your alternative career plan in case your preferred option does not come through? How will your past and present experiences help you to achieve this? How can the Masters in Finance help you to achieve your goals?

Question 5 - Commitment and support

(Full-time applicants only). Becoming a full-time student will involve taking a break in employment, and for many participants it will also involve relocating to another country or city. Have you discussed these issues with your partner, family and employer? What were their responses? How supportive are they?

Question 6 – any other matters

Any other matters you wish to draw to the attention of the Admissions Committee.


You need to ask two people to be your referees. They should be:

  • your current employer (if you don't want to ask your employer to be a referee, a colleague or client is acceptable)

  • someone else who knows you well - a second work reference eg a former employer or long-standing client. Alternatively, you can select someone who taught you at university or college if they have followed your career progression after you completed your studies.

1. How long have you known the applicant and in what connection?

2. What do you consider to be the applicant's major talents and strengths?

3. What do you consider to be the applicant's major weaknesses or areas for improvement?

4. In what ways might the applicant benefit from the Masters in Finance?

5. Are you aware of any personal factors that might affect the applicant's performance on the