The LBS Sloan Masters in Leadership and Strategy

The LBS Sloan Masters challenges and prepares experienced senior managers moving towards leadership positions to realise their global leadership ambitions. It is a 12-month, full-time degree programme leading to an MSc in Leadership and Strategy. The LBS Sloan focuses on leadership and strategy and has been designed for senior executives with significant management and strategic experience, who would like to study with a group of peers with similar depth and breadth of experience. The LBS Sloan Masters starts once a year in January.

The curriculum combines core courses in leadership and strategy with a choice of electives, and includes a Global Business Assignment. The Sloan Masters programme began at MIT in 1931. It was the brainchild of Alfred P Sloan Jnr, Chairman of General Motors, who believed that the best kind of leader was one who had a cross-functional understanding of management, and that this was best acquired after some years’ real-world experience. Today’s Sloan Fellows share a breadth and depth of expertise gained in senior positions worldwide.

Three world-class business schools offer programmes that share this great heritage: Stanford, London Business School and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). LBS Sloan Fellows join a powerful international network. The LBS Sloan Masters in Leadership and Strategy is the only specialist masters of its kind in Europe.

Class of 2020 includes 53 students from 20 countries, with 18 years of management experience on average.

Admissions

We operate a rolling admissions process, with applications reviewed in the order in which we receive them. The admissions process usually takes up to eight weeks: the sooner you submit your application, the sooner you will receive your final decision.

Applicants should submit GMAT/GRE/EA score. In exceptional cases, the GMAT, GRE or EA can be waived. We will consider a waiver if your work experience, professional status or prior degree/training indicates a high level of analytical or quantitative ability.

You may be required to take TOEFL/IELTS if English is not your first language and you have not worked or studied in an English-speaking environment. This is judged on a case-by-case basis by the admissions team.

All applicants are required to have two references submitted on their behalf.