London Business School




Question 1 (500 words)

In what roles or sector do you see yourself working immediately after graduation? Why? How will your past and present experiences help you achieve this? How will the London

Business School MBA Programme contribute to this goal?

Question 2 (200 words)

Where do you see your career progressing five years after graduation and what is your longer term career vision?

Question 3 (300 words)

Give a specific example of when you have had to test your leadership and/or team working skills, either professionally, or outside of work. What role will you play in your first year

study group?

Question 4 (300 words)

Student involvement is an extremely important part of the London Business School MBA experience and this is reflected in the character of students on campus. What type of student

club or campus community will you be involved with and why? How will you contribute?

Question 5 (150 words)

London Business School offers a truly global and diverse experience. Describe any significant experiences outside of your home country or culture. What did you gain and how will

your experience contribute to the School?

Question 6 (300 words)

Given an example of a person who, in your opinion, has made a profound impact on the way the world does business. How will this person influence your contribution to your MBA

Programme at London Business School?

Question 7 (300 words)

(This question is for re-applicants only)

How has your candidacy for the London Business School MBA changed since your last application?

Additional Information

(This question is optional)

This is not a compulsory essay but please complete if you would like the opportunity to clarify or expand upon any information submitted in your application.


Two referees are required. They should be:

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

  • someone else who knows you well in a work context, for example a former employer or long-standing client.

*You should only select someone who taught you at university if you have remained in close contact.

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 developmental areas has the applicant changed most over time?

5. What will this individual be doing in 10 years? Why?

It also asks you to rate the candidate on the following qualities:

  • Intellectual or academic ability, quantitative skills, initiative/ability to take decisions, problem solving skills, organizational skills, leadership skills, team skills, impact/charisma, self-confidence, self-motivation, oral English communication skills, written English communication skills


To reapply, you will need to complete a whole new application, with essays (including Essay 7), new references and application fee. We hold unsuccessful applications for one year only. You will need to send new undergraduate transcripts if you originally applied more than one year ago.



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London Business School

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United Kingdom

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Last updated: July 10, 2012