2013 London Business School Masters in Management Adcom Interview Available!

Alex Salter- Recruitment & Admissions Manager

Alex Salter- Recruitment & Admissions Manager

Are you confused about the difference between London Business School’s MBA and its Masters in Management (MiM)? Are you considering applying for the MiM program but have questions about the program’s curriculum, student life, job prospects, etc.? Are you looking for winning tips on how to best present yourself in London’s MiM application?

If you answered “yes” to any of those questions, then you’ll want to check out our recent Q&A with London Business School MiM reps Ivan Anderson, Client Services Manager at the Masters in Management; Alex Salter, Recruitment and Admissions Manager at the Masters in Management at London Business School; and Daniel Lay, Career Services Recruiter Lead for the Masters in Management at London Business School. Read on for an excerpt.

Question: What are the main differences between the MiM program and the conventional MBA program?

Alex Salter: With regards our MiM program, it really is a pre-experience program for more recent graduates in the last couple of years. The MBA at London Business School, I can certainly say you will be required to have a minimum of two years work experience and it’s actually unusual to see students on the program contributing at that level. The average work experience on that program has risen year and year. At the moment it’s just about six years work experience. So we really are filling the gap in the market. People are graduating more recently looking for that practical business experience, whilst they might not have the practical experience themselves. It may only be in a number of internships that they have undertaken.

Ivan Anderson: …Also, I definitely think the differences between the MBA and the Masters in Management specifically is that we equip individuals who come from various different undergraduate disciplines with the skills and the knowledge, as well as, the tools that they need in order to really begin and to make their impact on the business world. Versus the MBA which is slightly different where individuals either use the MBA to shift careers or to move up to the next level within their career. Versus the MiM which is designed to really give young professionals that are just entering the market the extra competitive edge that they need in order to really make an impact.

For the complete conversation, please check out the 2013 London Business School MiM Q&A transcript or listen to the audio file. You can also view our London Business School MiM B-School Zone for more information.

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  • elle


    I just wanted to contribute to this forum, as i think a predicament that many students face, is whether to take an MBA or pursue job experience. Having read many articles on this issue , i am wondering what is more important? A recent article on the financial times documented that those from the top global financial institutions received the highest salary increase in recent years.


    In short, does this mean that prospective students should invest in taking an MBA over the hands on experience that a job can offer

    • http://www.accepted.com Linda Abraham


      Unfortunately the link is bad so I can’t comment on this article.

      An Masters in Management, such as is discussed in the post above, is usually a pre-experience masters. The question of whether to work of study will have different answers for different people. Some will be able to get the job of their dreams without an MiM especially if they pursued courses in business and the sciences as an undergrad and perhaps also had a few great internships in college. Others decided too late in their college career to focus on business as an undergrad and can’t get the entry level business position that they want without further education. Hence the MiM makes a great option.

      Others may feel that they want a graduate business education and prefer to pursue it early in their career when the opportunity cost is lower.

      For more on this topic, please see http://blog.accepted.com/2012/04/25/subject-what-about-that-112467/.