London School of Economics and Political Science

Introduction

The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) is a world class centre for its concentration of teaching and research across the full range of the social, political and economic sciences. Founded in 1895 by Beatrice and Sidney Webb, LSE has an outstanding reputation for academic excellence.

LSE is an unusual university. Few university institutions in the world are as international. The study of social, economic and political problems covers not only the UK and European Union, but also countries of every continent. From its foundation LSE has aimed to be a laboratory of the social sciences, a place where ideas are developed, analysed, evaluated and disseminated around the globe.


Why Study Here?

  • Research In 2008 LSE's outstanding success in the Research Assessment Exercise confirmed it as a world leading research university. The School had the highest percentage of world leading research of any university in the UK, topping or coming close to the top of a number of rankings of research excellence.
  • Teaching LSE offers a very wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the social sciences. Teaching is carried out through academic departments and interdisciplinary institutes, and in partnership with internationally renowned higher education institutions.
  • Engagement Set up to improve society and to "understand the causes of things", LSE has always put engagement with the wider world at the heart of its mission. From its location in the heart of London, the School links communities across the world, from formal academic partnerships to advisory work with governments and international organisations.
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Masters in Management

Campus Full time 12 months September 2017 United Kingdom London

The Master’s in Management is an intensive one-year programme designed to develop your intellectual and professional skills as an outstanding manager and leader over a lifetime career. [+]

The Master’s in Management is an intensive one-year programme designed to develop your intellectual and professional skills as an outstanding manager and leader over a lifetime career. For students wishing to launch their career in management, this programme will give you a foundation in the fundamentals of managing people and organisations within the real-world context of business today. Core courses will develop your skills in business analysis, marketing, financial management, people management, leadership and strategy. The curriculum will take an in-depth analytical approach throughout, enabling you to critically assess the latest trends and theories in management, and gain a true understanding of the social, economic and political forces which impact on organisations worldwide. A business project and international field trip will develop your practical skills as a talented and intelligent manager and enable you to use your insights from the programme to create real-world, practical managerial solutions. You will graduate from the programme as an insightful, analytical and strategic manager, and stand out from other business school graduates with the ability to take on new and unknown challenges throughout your lifelong career in the fast-moving global business environment. We are launching this new programme for the first intake of students in September 2017. Curriculum We are ranked #2 in the world for social science and management, and the Master's in Management curriculum upholds this tradition for academic excellence. A series of core courses will develop your intellectual and practical skills in the core pillars of management, providing an essential foundation for your career as a manager at the level of individual staff, teams and the business organisation as a whole. In addition to this core foundation, this unique Master's in Management programme has been developed with LSE's expertise in the global social, economic and political environment. The programme curriculum will provide you with a unique understanding of the real and complex challenges in global business today, to provide a real-world context to the management skills you develop. An international study trip incorporating company visits and project work, plus a practical business project working with a cross-cultural team of classmates, will give you exposure to the real-world business environment and grow your practical managerial talent. Pre-sessional course (non-assessed) Students are required to attend a pre-sessional course before the beginning of the programme, giving you the opportunity to immerse yourself in the programme and explore LSE. This course will provide the necessary basic pre-requisites to succeed on the programme and its core courses, and will provide additional professional and personal development opportunities to set you on your chosen career path. Compulsory core courses (4.0 units) Autumn term Foundations of Management - Operations and Economics (0.5 unit) Exploring the fundamental foundations of management theory and practice, with a focus on operations management and managerial economics. Business Analysis (0.5 unit) Providing a fundamental foundation in data presentation, analysis and statistical thinking in the context of business problems. Marketing Management (0.5 unit) Building knowledge in the key analytical frameworks, technical tools and concepts which are fundamental to effective marketing strategy. Organisational Behaviour (0.5 unit) Developing an understanding of human behaviour in the workplace, founded in psychological theory. Spring term Financial and Management Accounting (0.5 unit) Providing an introduction to financial accounting and management accounting, including reporting and regulation, information and cost management, and performance measurement. Finance II (0.5 unit) Developing an overview of financial decision making at a corporate level, and understanding strategic decisions from a financial perspective. Summer term Examinations for the courses above Summer modules Block modules taught during the summer vacation, following the completion of examinations Strategy and Innovation in a Global Context (0.5 unit) Building an in-depth understanding of the drivers of profitability for firms in the economy, in order to design managerial strategies to improve a firm and defend its competitive advantage in both the short- and long-term. Buisness in the Global Environment (0.5 unit) Focusing on globalisation to develop an understanding of the external, economy-wide factors which affect the performance and management of firms in today's global economy. Leadership in Practice (non-assessed) A practical professional development course building specific skills required by leaders in organisations, including coaching, team leadership, performance management, presentation skills, upward management, giving and receiving feedback, and facilitating creativity. Optional elective courses (1.0 unit) In addition to the programme's core courses, you will also have the chance to select up to two optional elective courses during the Spring term of the programme in order to tailor the programme to your own interests and career goals. Elective courses are available in a wide range of topics from the Department of Management and other leading departments across LSE, including HR, technology management, business innovation, social entrepreneurship, marketing, finance, accounting and a vast variety of other subjects. Career development with the Master's in Management LSE is ranked #5 in the world for its reputation with employers, and you will graduate from the Master's in Management with a well-rounded portfolio of managerial and leadership skills. You will also gain a unique in-depth understanding of real business challenges in today's rapidly-changing international environment, which is not a feature in the curriculum of many traditional graduate business degrees. We believe this unique approach to the discipline of management, grounded in a real-world business context, will set you apart in the job market upon graduation as a strategic, innovative and adaptible manager. In addition to developing your intellectual strength as a manager, the programme will provide practical learning with a business consulting project, team projects, and opportunities to develop your communication and presentation skills. Whether you have existing training and experience in business and management, and you're looking for the knowledge, skills and networks to accelerate your career, or whether you wish to transition into management and leadership from another background, this programme will give you the platform to transform your career. LSE Careers LSE Careers will provide tailored individual support with your professional development and job search throughout the programme. They offer one-to-one Career Consultant sessions, access to employers with career fairs, seminars and workshops, a vast database of employment opportunities via the LSE Career Hub, and help with job hunting, CVs/resumes and interviews. Graduate destinations Graduates from the LSE Department of Management have gone on to successful careers in a range of industries and leading organisations worldwide. Here are some examples of the companies and organisations which our alumni now work for: Entry requirements Undergraduate degree at 2.1 level or above, or international equivalent. Applicants from any academic background are welcomed. Prior formal study of quantitative subjects is not required, but students must come prepared to engage with quantitative topics such as statistics, accounting and finance. Work experience of 3 months or more is ideal, but not required. Please detail any relevant experience in your application. Graduates of non-UK institutions must submit a GMAT or GRE score English language requirements Your application will be considered on its academic merits. An offer of a place may be conditional on attending additional courses and/or passing qualifying examinations at a suitable standard, in addition to your degree. You should note that there are always many more applications than places available at LSE and possession of the minimum entrance requirements does not guarantee that you will be offered admission. It is therefore in your interests to apply as early as possible. How to apply Submit an application to the LSE Graduate Admissions Office. Applications are now open for entry to the programme in Autumn 2017. We operate rolling admissions so we don’t have a closing date, and places are currently available on this programme. However, we offer places on a first-come, first-served basis, so we encourage you to apply as early as possible to avoid disappointment. Our admissions process is managed centrally, so please visit the LSE Graduate Admissions Office for queries about the application process and requirements. Fees and financial support Programme tuition fee: £28,944 The LSE provides a range of financial support options for UK and international graduate students. [-]

MSc in Marketing

Campus Full time 12 months September 2017 United Kingdom London

The MSc Marketing is an outstanding one-year programme providing an analytical, business-focused curriculum to develop your skills as an innovative and strategic marketer. A practical project will enable you to apply your insights and expertise to a real-world consulting problem, and to develop your professional and practical skills as a marketing manager. [+]

The MSc Marketing is an outstanding one-year programme providing an analytical, business-focused curriculum to develop your skills as an innovative and strategic marketer. A practical project will enable you to apply your insights and expertise to a real-world consulting problem, and to develop your professional and practical skills as a marketing manager. The programme’s core courses bring learning from the latest research into the classroom, giving a well-rounded, critical analysis of consumer behaviour and data analytics, in the context of real business challenges. You will gain an in-depth understanding of consumer markets, based on cutting-edge research and insights in human behaviour. You will also develop your talent and expertise in data analysis, enabling you to take a strategic approach to designing and developing marketing campaigns. A core course in the foundations of business management will also develop your knowledge of the contexts in which marketing managers can drive forward organisational goals This unique combination of human insight, analytical expertise and business understanding will set you apart from other marketing graduates, and give you the tools to create truly effective evidence-based solutions to the ever-changing marketing challenges facing businesses worldwide. We are launching this new programme for the first intake of students in September 2017. Curriculum We are ranked #2 in the world for social science and management, and the MSc Marketing programme is founded in LSE’s tradition for academic excellence. The curriculum is designed around four compulsory core courses, and you can also customise your programme according to your own interests and career goals with a choice of optional elective courses from leading academic departments across LSE. You will complete the programme with a Marketing Action Learning Project, which will enable you to develop your practical marketing skills, bring together knowledge from courses throughout the programme, and select an area for specialisation to deepen your knowledgee in your specific area of interest. Pre-sessional course (non-assessed) Students are required to attend a pre-sessional course before the beginning of the programme, incorporating a programme of classes and welcome events. This course will provide an intensive 'boot-camp' training in the basic principles of business, and the global environment in which firms operate. This is designed to give an essential context to the specialist marketing knowledge which you will develop throughout the programme, in order to build your understanding of the strategic role marketing management plays in driving business. Compulsory core courses (2.0 units) Principles of Marketing (0.5 units) Exploring the key analytical frameworks, technical tools and concepts essential to building an effective marketing strategy, and developing students' skills in analysing and making sense of complex real-world business situations. Marketing Analytics I: Consumer Analysis Fundamentals (0.5 units) An absolute essential in the age of Big Data, this course provides a fundamental understanding of marketing analytics and research methods, and the interpretation and use of data insights. Consumer Insights I: Behavioural Fundamentals (0.5 units) Developing an understanding of human psychology and consumer behaviour to bring insights to fundamental questions, including why consumers want what they want, what information they will respond to and what they will ignore, and how and why they make decisions. Marketing Action Learning Project (0.5 units) A team project analysing and solving a real-world marketing issue within an organisation, bringing together learning across all courses in the programme. Students will develop team-working skills and consulting experience, working to produce a marketing report with in-depth insights to provide a basis to recommendations for effective solutions to a complex real-world issue. Optional elective courses (2.0 units) In addition to the core courses above, you will tailor your programme according to your own interests and career goals with optional elective courses. You will have the opportunity to select from a choice of specialist marketing elective courses below, as well as options to expand your knowledge with elective courses from leading academic departments across LSE, covering a wide range of broader topics relevant for marketing managers today. Specialist marketing electives Marketing Analytics II: Analytics for Managing Innovations, Products & Brands (0.5 unit) Building insights in state-of-the-art Marketing Analytics models for managerial decision-making in marketing, which enable companies to emerge as market leaders, successfully launch new products or innovations, and manage mature products and brands. Consumer Insights II: Judgement and Decision Making (0.5 unit) Introducing the field of behavioural decision science to develop and in-depth understanding of human judgement and decision making, including insights into cognitive biases and heuristics, preferences and values, decision making under uncertainty and risk, principles of choice architecture, and how to bring about behavioural change. New Media Marketing (0.5 unit) Developing cutting-edge tools and techniques for strategic online advertising and social media marketing, with technology and analytics to collect, analyse and act on customer insights. Pricing Strategy (0.5 unit) Providing an essential understanding of the fundamental principles of pricing strategy, pricing tactics and implementation, using analytical tools, theories and frameworks to formulate successful strategies in pricing. Career development with the MSc Marketing LSE is ranked #5 in the world for its reputation with employers (QS ranking 2016), and the MSc Marketing will provide a platform to transform your career. Whether you are looking for a way to take the next step in your existing marketing career, wishing to change your career path and move into marketing management from another field, or working toward launching your own entrepreneurial venture, this programme will provide the intellectual and practical skills to enable you to drive your career forward. You will graduate as a well-rounded marketing manager, with a rigorous scientific approach to data analysis, coupled with a nuanced and insightful understanding of customers, giving you the ability to drive strategic marketing success. Alongside this you will build your professional talents with core courses developing your team working and communication skills, and consolidating your fundamental understanding of the marketing industry. LSE Careers LSE Careers will provide tailored individual support with your professional development and job search throughout the programme. They offer one-to-one Career Consultant sessions, access to employers with career fairs, seminars and workshops, a vast database of employment opportunities via the LSE Career Hub, and help with job hunting, CVs/resumes and interviews. Graduate destinations Graduates from the LSE Department of Management have gone on to successful careers in a range of industries and leading organisations worldwide. Here are some examples of the companies and organisations which our alumni now work for: Entry requirements Undergraduate degree at 2.1 level or above, or international equivalent. Applicants from any academic background are welcomed. Prior formal study of quantitative subjects is not required, but students must come prepared to engage with quantitative topics such as statistics and data analytics. No prior work experience is required, however students with experience are welcome. Please detail any relevant experience in your application. All applicants must submit a GMAT or GRE score English language requirements Your application will be considered on its academic merits. An offer of a place may be conditional on attending additional courses and/or passing qualifying examinations at a suitable standard, in addition to your degree. You should note that there are always many more applications than places available at LSE and possession of the minimum entrance requirements does not guarantee that you will be offered admission. It is therefore in your interests to apply as early as possible. How to apply Submit an application to the LSE Graduate Admissions Office. Applications are now open for entry to the programme in Autumn 2017. We operate rolling admissions so we don’t have a closing date, and places are currently available on this programme. However, we offer places on a first-come, first-served basis, so we encourage you to apply as early as possible to avoid disappointment. Our admissions process is managed centrally, so please visit the LSE Graduate Admissions Office for queries about the application process and requirements. Fees and financial support Programme tuition fee: UK/EU £25,944 (provisional EU); overseas £26,448 The LSE provides a range of financial support options for UK and international graduate students. [-]

MSc in Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Campus Full time 12 months September 2017 United Kingdom London

This unique programme brings expertise from the latest insights in social innovation research with LSE’s tradition for academic excellence, alongside practical learnings from our network of socially-focused organisations worldwide, into the classroom. [+]

This unique programme brings expertise from the latest insights in social innovation research with LSE’s tradition for academic excellence, alongside practical learnings from our network of socially-focused organisations worldwide, into the classroom. You will learn to think beyond current trends and fashions in the young and rapidly-developing field of social innovation, and develop critical academic views informed by cutting-edge research in management, psychology, sociology, economics and anthropology. Based on this, you will learn how to design, launch and scale-up successful entrepreneurial ventures with social goals. Core courses will develop your managerial skills, and grow your talent as a successful leader of teams and organisations. Social innovation design projects will develop your professional experience and entrepreneurial skills, and give an opportunity to start your own social enterprise during your year at LSE. You will have the opportunity to undertake an international field trip in a developing country, gaining first-hand experience of the diverse range of issues faced by different communities worldwide. You will learn to critically analyse the root cause of social issues in their specific social, economic and political contexts, and to design effective solutions based on a clear understanding of the real problem. You will graduate with lifelong critical skills and a platform for success in developing and leading socially-focused ventures. We are launching this new programme for the first intake of students in September 2017. Curriculum We are ranked #2 in the world for social science and management, and the MSc Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship programme builds on this tradition for academic excellence with a cutting-edge academic curriculum. Core courses will develop your insights and understanding of social issues, and provide a world-class training in the development of social innovations to address fundamental societal problems in a range of different economic, political and geographic contexts. You will also develop managerial and leadership skills, to provide the foundation to launch and sustain socially-focused entrepreneurial ventures. Core courses will also include an international field trip to gain first-hand experience with socially-focused organisations in a developing country, as well as the opportunity to work on a practical innovation design consulting project. These projects offer the chance to develop your own social venture during your year at LSE. Pre-sessional course (non-assessed) Students are required to attend a pre-sessional course before the beginning of the programme, giving the opportunity to immerse yourself in the programme and LSE with a timetable of classes and social and welcome events. Classes will provide the necessary basic pre-requisites to succeed on the programme and its core courses, and will provide additional professional and personal development opportunities to set you on your chosen career path. Compulsory core courses (2.5 units) 2.0 units of core courses will build knowledge and skills in the design and management of socially-focused ventures. Full details will be added to this web page shortly. Dissertation (0.5 unit) Giving the opportunity to bring together learning across all courses in the programme, and apply this well-rounded understanding of social issues, techniques to develop innovative solutions, and entrepreneurial and managerial skills. Students can elect to work on a consulting project to solve a real-world issue, develop a design for a new social enterprise, or conduct an empirical research project to develop new knowledge in the field of social innovation. Optional elective courses (1.5 units) You will have the opportunity to tailor the programme to your own interests and career goals with a wide range of optional elective courses from the Department of Management and other leading academic departments across LSE. The School's expertise in the social, economic and political world will provide you with a rich variety of options to deepen your knowledge and understanding of issues in social innovation and organisational management. Career development with the MSc Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship LSE is ranked #5 in the world for its reputation with employers (QS ranking 2016), and the MSc Social Innovation and Entrepreneurships offers the opportunity to develop your career as a talented, insightful and entrepreneurial manager. The programme will provide the knowledge, skills and networks you need to take the next step in your career, whether this will be to launch or grow your own socially-focused entrepreneurial venture, drive forward your career in your current organisation, or find a route to transition into social innovation from another sector. Graduates from the LSE Department of Management are highly sought-after in the job market, and go on to successful careers in a range of leading organisations worldwide. Many of our graduates have also launched successful start-up ventures. LSE Careers LSE Careers will provide tailored individual support with your professional development and job search throughout the programme. They offer one-to-one Career Consultant sessions, access to employers with career fairs, seminars and workshops, a vast database of employment opportunities via the LSE Career Hub, and help with job hunting, CVs/resumes and interviews. Entry requirements Undergraduate degree at 2.1 level or above, or international equivalent. Applicants from any academic background are welcomed. Students admitted to the programme would normally have 2 or more years' relevant work experience. However applicants with less experience (for example an internship) are also welcome to apply. Please detail any relevant experience in your application. A GMAT or GRE score is not required, but a strong result from either of these tests may benefit applicants English language requirements Personal statement requirements: If you are applying for this programme, please note the following specific requirements for your personal statement: Write a short personal statement (up to 600 words) about why you want to do the programme. This might cover, for example, what you will bring to the cohort, and what your particular strengths are. Also, you should answer the following questions (your answers should be approximately 500 words each): Tell us about an experience you had with social innovation /entrepreneurship/ a project with high social impact. What role did you play and what did you learn about yourself? How will your past experience, combined with this LSE masters, help you to achieve your goals? The total length of your personal statement – including the answers to the above questions - should therefore be between 1,100 & 1,600 words. Your application will be considered on its academic merits. An offer of a place may be conditional on attending additional courses and/or passing qualifying examinations at a suitable standard, in addition to your degree. You should note that there are always many more applications than places available at LSE and possession of the minimum entrance requirements does not guarantee that you will be offered admission. It is therefore in your interests to apply as early as possible. How to apply Submit an application to the LSE Graduate Admissions Office Applications are now open for entry to the programme in Autumn 2017. We operate rolling admissions so we don’t have a closing date, and places are currently available on this programme. However, we offer places on a first-come, first-served basis, so we encourage you to apply as early as possible to avoid disappointment. Our admissions process is managed centrally, so please visit the LSE Graduate Admissions Office for queries about the application process and requirements. Fees and financial support Programme tuition fee: UK/EU £25,944 (provisional EU); overseas £26,448 The LSE provides a range of financial support options for UK and international graduate students. [-]

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