October 2, 2008

New Masters in Management Degree That Breaks the Mould

LONDON, October 2 /PRNewswire/ -- - London Business School Responds Directly to Student and Recruiter Needs

London Business School has today announced the launch of a ground-breaking new addition to its existing degree programme portfolio. The new Masters in Management degree will welcome students from around the world for its first intake in August 2009.

The Masters in Management has been designed with an intense focus on what students and recruiters need in today's business environment. As one of the world's leading business schools, London Business School identified the need to equip students with both the intellectual rigour and the practical skills needed in today's competitive marketplace.

The London Business School Masters in Management will attract top recent graduates who have less than one year's previous work experience and an undergraduate degree in a discipline other than business or management studies. The Masters in Management is for students who are seeking to expand their thinking, fast-track their career, and increase their career choices.

Students will benefit from studying within the unique environment of an entirely post-graduate institution. They will be taught by the London Business School's world-class faculty. They will also receive London Business School's highly successful bespoke careers advice. In addition, students will get to mix with individuals with considerable business experience, a benefit rarely available in the world of undergraduate studies.

Robin Buchanan, Dean of London Business School said: "This launch is an exciting move for the School. It builds upon our reputation as a dynamic and entrepreneurial organisation, adept at taking advantage of emerging opportunities. We are entering this market because it gives us access to a new pool of outstandingly talented, high calibre men and women. London Business School can help them to realise their potential better than anybody else."

London Business School is the best placed institution to cater for the large and growing market of new graduates who wish to develop their business knowledge and skills. From the Masters in Management through to MBA, Executive MBA and EMBA-Global, Sloan Fellows and Executive Education, London Business School offers unparalled business education and training throughout an individual's career.

Central to the Masters in Management programme is the access that students will get to both rigorous and relevant education.

Julian Birkinshaw, Deputy Dean of Programmes at London Business School added: "This programme goes beyond the traditional skills and career development to offer students a unique and transformational experience. The academic courses are focused on giving students both the intellectual and practical proficiency they need to succeed in the early stages of their careers.

"During consultation, it became apparent that recruiters who offered early graduate and entry-level opportunities wanted to hire students from this type of programme. We have listened to those needs and developed a programme which marries strong technical skills with a sense of perspective. On graduation, employers will be guaranteed bright, ready-to-work students - it is this that sets our Masters in Management programme apart from all others in the market."

Further information on London Business School's new Masters in Management programme can be found at http://www.london.edu/mm/ or by emailing [email protected]

About London Business School

Founded in 1964 and based in the world's best connected city, London Business School exists to develop leaders and insights that have a positive impact on business around the world.

The School's faculty, from over 30 countries, is grouped into seven subject areas - Accounting; Economics; Finance; Management Science and Operations; Marketing; Organisational Behaviour; and Strategic and International Management.

Studying at the School provides access to an unmatched diversity of thought. With a presence in four international cities - London, New York, Hong Kong and Dubai - the School is well positioned to equip students from more than 130 countries with the capabilities needed to operate in today's business environment. Students further benefit from our 28,000 alumni who provide a wealth of knowledge, business experience and worldwide networking opportunities.

The School awards 800 degrees every year, across MBA, Executive MBA, Masters in Finance, Sloan Fellow and PhD programmes. The Executive Education team offers a portfolio of over 20 open programmes as well as custom-designed programmes developed to meet the specific needs of organisations.

London Business School is consistently ranked among the top ten business schools in the world.

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