The LSE Regular Giving programme enables students to reach their ambitions.

Personally having received a scholarship, I feel I have a responsibility to make a difference whenever I can.
Rohan Krishniah

LSE is privileged to enjoy the generous support of alumni and friends who choose to express their support for the Department of Management through philanthropy.

Every gift you make, no matter the size, is a demonstration of faith in our academic department and an investment in the School’s future as a world leading social science institution. Thank you.

In the past, donations have helped us to ensure that the brightest minds, irrespective of financial circumstances, are able to study at LSE by offering full or partial scholarship awards. Find out more about the Department of Management vision and mission statement.

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We can also help to match your generous philanthropy with longer-term priorities that enhance our academic department. To discuss philanthropic opportunities, please contact our Alumni Relations Manager via dom.alumni@lse.ac.uk.

Read real life stories from those who've received scholarships:


Making LSE Possible: An interview with a scholarship recipient

Zoe Ziqi Zhong is studying the MRes/PhD Management - Marketing with an expected graduation year of 2026.

Tell us about yourself and your career journey: 

Ever since I was a child, my curiosity about the world around me has been unquenchable. This passion led me to embark on an academic journey, eventually bringing me to LSE's Department of Management. As a PhD student, I've had the privilege to merge my fascination with human behaviour and my commitment to sustainability. This journey has been both intellectually stimulating and personally fulfilling, allowing me to grow not only as a researcher but also as an individual. 

Please tell us about your research: 

My research interest is Digital Marketing, Marketing for Good, Sustainable Innovation, HCI and Marketing-finance Interface. My recent research revolves around consumer inertia in sustainable service adoption. I delve into the psychological and behavioural factors that influence individuals' decisions to adopt environmentally friendly services. Employing a blend of behavioural experiments, empirical modelling, and machine learning, I explore ways to bridge the gap between intention and action when it comes to sustainability. 

How did getting a scholarship help you reach your goals? What does it mean to you to have a scholarship? 

Receiving the scholarship has been instrumental in enabling me to focus on my research without the financial burden of tuition fees. It has provided me the freedom to dedicate more time and energy to my studies, allowing me to delve deeper into my research questions. Moreover, the scholarship is a testament to the belief the institution has in my potential, which has boosted my confidence and motivation to excel. 

I am immensely grateful for the support I have received from the Department of Management and the scholarship program. The opportunities and mentorship I've received here have shaped my academic journey, and I'm excited to continue learning, exploring, and making a difference in the world. 

What are your future career plans? 

My aspiration is to contribute meaningfully to the field of digital marketing, sustainable marketing and business for good. Armed with the knowledge and skills gained during my time at LSE, I aim to bridge the gap between academic research and real-world application. Whether through academia or collaboration with industry, I am committed to driving positive change and advocating for sustainable choices. 

If you are inspired by Zoe Ziqi’s story, please donate to the LSE Annual Fund so we can support more students achieve their ambitions in the future.


Making LSE Possible: An interview with a scholarship recipient

José Ignacio González Rojas is studying the MRes/PhD in Economics and Management with an exected raduation year of 2029.  

Tell us about yourself and your career journey:  

Even though we constantly change over time, I’ve always been a passionate, curious and perseverant researcher from Costa Rica. Since 2020, I have been involved in academic and policy research projects in different roles related to Trade, FDI, Production Networks, Labour, and Blockchain at Sciences Po, the Central Bank of Costa Rica, the World Bank Development Research Group and a startup.  

Please tell us about your research:  

My research aims to show how firms that differ across several dimensions, e.g., total sales, number of employees, customers and suppliers, trade with each other. Moreover, I want to find policies that help micro and small firms supplying inputs to other firms build a solid customer base that will enable them to grow and consider scaling. I use administrative data from several networks that track the interactions between firms, factors of production, households and foreign trade markets to pursue this research agenda. In addition, I complement these data with theoretical models of production networks, also known as supply chains, that help us understand which factors drive some firms to have almost 10,000 customers. In comparison, the median firm has only three customers.  

In my upcoming paper with Alonso Alfaro-Ureña, Mariany Fuentes, Isabela Manelici and José P. Vásquez, we take a first step in this research agenda by understanding the structure of the domestic firm production network of Costa Rica. To our knowledge, this is the first paper that documents a set of stylised facts of a domestic firm production network of a less-developed country. We present 15 facts showing the relationship between firms’ connections and economic outcomes. For instance, how fast do sales to other firms increase compared to their number of customers and the average transaction across the firms they sell to? Does distance also affect trade within a country? How much do firms export directly and indirectly through supplying to other firms that do export?  

Our results are very similar to others reported in countries in different stages of development. Our answers speak to policymakers and academics on the configuration of the production network, how to make policy to mitigate the impact of shocks to specific firms and how these firms are connected. My next steps in this research agenda are creating models with economic microfoundations that can explain these facts and think about policies that help small productive firms thrive in the national and foreign markets considering the financial constraints and imperfect information.  

How did getting a scholarship help you reach your goals? What does it mean to you to have a scholarship?  

I aim to be a world-class researcher producing rigorous research that improves our understanding of the mechanisms that drive firms to connect and supply to each other. The first step in that path is proper training with methods in the research frontier. Being a part of the LSE DoM community has enabled me to be connected to other researchers from other universities working in similar topics, exchange ideas and collaborate. This opportunity wouldn’t have been possible without an LSE PhD Scholarship and a Graduate Teaching Assistant Scholarship from the Department of Management. In the first place, as a citizen of a less developed country, it would have been unthinkable to come to one of the top universities with such a strong faculty without it because of the remarkable cross-country income difference. Also, this generous award has enabled me to focus on my coursework and research projects instead of looking for part-time jobs to supplement my monthly income.  

What are your future career plans?  

In the future, I plan to continue collaborating on research projects in Trade, Networks and Firm Growth. My career goal is to become a Full Professor in Trade, diffuse knowledge in this area and be a referent on the subject. Also, I plan to impact countries' policymaking to help entrepreneurs contribute to their countries' growth with their firms.   

If you are inspired by José Ignacio González Rojas’s story, please donate to the LSE Annual Fund so we can support more students achieve their ambitions in the future.