LBS MiM vs LSE M&S

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Hi all,

I would like to know which postgraduate degree is better given my background and my interests: I am a Senior Aerospace undergraduate at Madrid, and I would to break into (strategy) consulting at London or Madrid (obviously, I prefer MBB but I think that Deloitte, Oliver Wyman, A.T. Kearney or a multinational company are a good start before entering MBB). I don't have relevant internships in the sector (I just completed an internship as an Engineer last summer), but I don't want to do a two-year program because of the cost attendance and because I prefer professional experience and then an MBA. The case is that I would like to know which of the following masters would be better for someone like me:

  1. London Business School Master in Management (1 year): networking, strong career services, nice campus but it doesn't make sense MBA after MiM?
  2. London School of Economics Master in Management and Strategy (1 year): more reputation than LBS, MBA option open after work experience, more interesting courses but does it place well? Is it well-regarded in industry?

Anyone who coursed one of the masters can share his insights? Thank you.

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Oct 27, 2018

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Oct 31, 2018

You are unfortunately ill-informed and mistaken on a number of issues. Let me shed a light on a number of your expressed assumptions cited above.

Monkey.D.:

1. London Business School Master in Management (1 year): but it doesn't make sense MBA after MiM?

MBA after MiM makes perfect sense. You should regard the Top European 1-year MiM as the senior year of an Ivy Target UG Senior Year. In fact, tons of european graduates from those strong European MiM end up pursuing M7 MBA programs 3-to-5-years years later, down the line. I have seen a slew of LinkedIn profiles that can attest to that.

(Example of a female Mexican LBS MiM Graduate, currently enrolled at GSB. Covered by the FT: https://www.ft.com/content/9974734c-7e06-11e8-af48... ;
The FT previously covered another female Indian LBS MiM Graduate who similarly pursued an HBS MBA, back in 2012)

Monkey.D.:

2. London School of Economics Master in Management and Strategy (1 year): more reputation than LBS, MBA option open after work experience, more interesting courses but does it place well? Is it well-regarded in industry?

Your stated claim on LSE's reputation>LBS's is highly contestable, questionable, dubious, and disputable. Such reputation attributed to LSE, in a similar manner with UCL, Imperial, and other top UG UK programs, primarily related to their UG offerings.

Indeed, when it comes strictly to graduate business-oriented programs, LBS is probably the best possible brandname to have. At least in the US, it is the school that is most known by admission consultants, companies, etc. And it is also very well-regarded upon by global offices of consulting firms.

For those two reasons, that I think take care of your two main doubts, I would strongly (& humbly) advise you to make the LBS MiM your top target program to apply to.

Best Regards.

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Nov 5, 2018

Unfair to say that LSE' MSc reputation is helped only by its undergrad offerings, given it has more postgrads than undergrads, has some of the, if not the best MSc Finance (and related, e.g. MSc A+F) courses in the country, and still has a pretty competitive MSc Management programme.

However I do agree in that LBS is stronger than LSE when it comes to the courses mentioned, as well as with regards to their connections with top consulting firms.

Nov 28, 2018

Thank you for the thorough answer. You are probably right, and I think that going to business school is the best choice for me.

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Jan 5, 2019
Don Quixote:

Thank you for the thorough answer. You are probably right, and I think that going to business school is the best choice for me.

It depends also on your GMAT score. Even though the MIM average gmat score is lower than that of the MFA programme, i think it is higher that the LSE m&s. Additionally, the admission rate is not that high and a lot of high calibre students apply there. Therefore, be realistic and assess your profile using an objective perspective. JM2C

Dec 1, 2018

Holy cow, the people in the photos within that FT link may have fancy degrees, but they know nothing about grooming

Oct 31, 2018

If you can afford LBS that is the obvious choice, hands down.

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Oct 31, 2018

Both LSE and LBS will put at the door, so I would not discuss about which is better at getting you a job but instead, which school you will fit better and enjoy more

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Nov 6, 2018

Yes. Absolutely.

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Nov 28, 2018

Yes that's right, but besides getting the interview there is a big difference between both schools in terms of preparation for the interview.

Nov 5, 2018

For London I would say they are equal but for non-UK recruiting (e.g. Madrid) I dare say the LSE rep is superior (perhaps slightly).

Nov 13, 2018

I disagree - LSE may be stronger in the US, but LBS is an MBA factory in Europe for MBB and others, because of this LBS has strong alumni networks everywhere in Europe as MBB consultants trickle down to companies boards and PEs. In short words, because of the MBA I think that LBS' network in Europe is better than LSE's

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Jan 5, 2019
Bananas101:

I disagree - LSE may be stronger in the US, but LBS is an MBA factory in Europe for MBB and others, because of this LBS has strong alumni networks everywhere in Europe as MBB consultants trickle down to companies boards and PEs. In short words, because of the MBA I think that LBS' network in Europe is better than LSE's

Totally agree

Jan 11, 2019
Don Quixote:

Hi all,
Lbs MIM way better than lse m&s
It all turns down to your gpa/gmat combo
I would like to know which postgraduate degree is better given my background and my interests: I am a Senior Aerospace undergraduate at Madrid, and I would to break into (strategy) consulting at London or Madrid (obviously, I prefer MBB but I think that Deloitte, Oliver Wyman, A.T. Kearney or a multinational company are a good start before entering MBB). I don't have relevant internships in the sector (I just completed an internship as an Engineer last summer), but I don't want to do a two-year program because of the cost attendance and because I prefer professional experience and then an MBA. The case is that I would like to know which of the following masters would be better for someone like me:

  1. London Business School Master in Management (1 year): networking, strong career services, nice campus but it doesn't make sense MBA after MiM?
  2. London School of Economics Master in Management and Strategy (1 year): more reputation than LBS, MBA option open after work experience, more interesting courses but does it place well? Is it well-regarded in industry?

Anyone who coursed one of the masters can share his insights? Thank you.

Jan 11, 2019
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