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Considering a trip across the pond?  London Business School is one of the most highly ranked in the world.  Here are a few highlights from a recent interview with the dean. 

 By Ben Feuer


Poets and Quants published a very interesting interview with the dean of London's business school.  We have reprinted some of the highlights of the interview below, and added our analysis.  For more on this interview, please read the extended version in the link above.



The Americans hail from a wide variety of employers, ranging from Accenture, Bank of America, Citigroup, and Deloitte, to Fannie Mae, General Mills, and Wells Fargo. None of the American students in the Class of 2015 are from McKinsey, BCG, Bain or Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley.

Sounds as though LBS is making a (rather pointed) point about American high finance.  This is a good reminder that while American business schools seem to still be dazzled by the name brands, overseas those brands have been tarnished considerably by the 2008 credit crisis.

Since a few years there are more students from the U.S. than from the U.K. enrolled in the school’s full-time MBA program.

Making London an attractive option for a highly ranked full-time program if your work history is slightly off the beaten path (or simply not conducted at one of the big names in finance.)

“In a typical study group, you’ll have group members from every part of the world. On top of that, London is now a truly global city in all aspects of life, where it used to be seen as mostly a global financial center.”

For Americans interested in working abroad or building their international network, this should be welcome news.

“The City’s financial jobs are back to where they were before the crisis.”

According, at least, to the dean who wants you to apply to his school.  Still, the article also states that applications from the EU are still down (new initiatives in China have helped to bridge the gap).


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