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Frequently asked questions

For Master's programme applicants.

Further questions? 

Making an application 

Who can I contact with a question about the application process/my application?

How do I apply for a programme?

Please visit the LSE Graduate Admissions Office website for full details on how to submit an application online or by post.

When do applications open?

Applications for entry open early October each year. Please apply as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

When is the application deadline/closing date?

Applications for all Master's programmes in the Department of Management are considered on a rolling basis, so there is no application deadline/closing date. However programmes can begin to close from March onwards, so please apply as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

You can check the current status of a programmes on the available programmes page.

What documents/information do I need to submit with my application?

Please visit the LSE Graduate Admissions Office website for full details of the supporting documents you will need to submit with your application.

Please also check the  Admissions web page for your chosen programme for details of any programme-specific requirements (visit our index of MSc programmes web page > click on your programme > select the ‘Admissions’ tab).

I am still waiting to find out if my application has been accepted. Can you please advise?

Please visit the LSE Graduate Admissions Office website to check the status of your application.

Please be aware that your LSE application tracker is updated live with our systems so any decision will be displayed on there as soon as it’s processed. You will also receive email confirmation of the decision the same day.

(All applications are dealt with centrally by the LSE Graduate Admissions Office, and the Department of Management is not involved in the processing of applications, so unfortunately we cannot answer any further questions on this).

What are your English language requirements?

Please visit our English langauge requirements page to see wether you meet the language requirements for study. 

Can I transfer to one of your programmes from my current university?

No, we do not accept external transfers into our programmes. 


Entry requirements & GRE/GMAT tests

What are the entry requirements for my chosen programme?

All of our MSc programmes have varying entry requirements (university grades and academic background, work experience, GRE/GMAT test, English language requirement, etc.), so please visit your respective programme page for specific requirements, 

My university grades are from another country – how can I check if they meet your entry requirements?

Please visit the LSE Graduate Admissions Office website for full details on international entry requirements.

My grades are slightly lower than required, or have extenuating circumstances. Can I still apply?

All applications are considered on their merits. Our selectors consider not only the marks on your transcript but also the academic references, personal statement and any additional GRE/GMAT test scores where relevant. If there are extenuating circumstances to your grades, please make sure that your referee(s) mention them in their letters. Your application will be strengthened if your GRE/GMAT scores (if required by your chosen programme) are high. Please bear in mind, however, that competition for places is high, and therefore if your grades are lower than the general requirements, this may consequently mean you are less likely to be offered a place.

My programme requires GRE/GMAT – what GRE/GMAT test score are you looking for?

There is no specific or average GRE/GMAT test score required for our MSc programmes – instead we will review your test score relative to other applicants for the programme, and also in the context of all test scores submitted worldwide in the current year. Therefore we simply recommend that you aim to achieve the highest possible score in order to strengthen your application.

Please also note that GRE/GMAT test scores are just one part of your application, and when making a decision on your application we will consider all parts of your application as a whole (including university grades, personal statement, references, etc.).

My programme requires GRE/GMAT –Are there any exemptions?

No, there are no other exemptions aside from those mentioned on the programme pages.

My programme requires GRE/GMAT - Can I submit an application without listing my scores? 

Unfortunately, where GRE/GMAT is a requirement for the programme it is not possible to submit your application without the scores. The scores must be inputted into the form before you can submit and then be considered. We would advise that you complete the rest of the form, then enter your scores in once they are received so that you can submit straight after they are received.

Our programmes 

Which programmes does the LSE Department of Management offer?

Please see our Study page for the full list of programmes we offer. 

Do you offer an MBA programme?

Yes, we offer an Executive MBA programme. We are partnered with NYU Stern and HEC Paris to offer the prestigious TRIUM Global Executive MBA. This is a modular part-time programme for working professionals with a minimum of 10 years’ work experience.

We also offer the Executive Global Master’s in Management which is the LSE alternative to a traditional MBA. The programme is a more academically rigorous option for working professionals looking for a route to reach the highest level of career success at an international level after 3 or more years' work experience.

We do not offer a traditional full-time MBA programme for non-executive students, but instead we provide a range of generalist and specialist MSc programmes. These programmes do more than simply teach students to apply current business tools and frameworks, as with a typical MBA programme - instead they provide the academically rigorous training and critical thinking skills needed to thrive in the fast-changing world of business over a lifelong career.

Do you offer part-time programmes?

Yes, we offer a small number of flexible options, including part-time and distance learning programmes. Please visit our 'Flexible study' page for full details.

Fees & financial support

What are the fees for my chosen programme?

Please visit the programme page for your chosen programme for confirmation of the tuition fees. 

Are any scholarships or other financial support available?

Yes, a range of funding and financial support opportunities are available to Master's students in the Department of Management.

Graduate Support Scheme (GSS)

A total of £2 million funding is available each year to full-time or part-time Master’s students across the LSE through the Graduate Support Scheme (GSS). Please visit the LSE Financial Support Office website for details.

Applications for funding through the GSS close in April each year, and we encourage applicants to apply as early as possible to avoid disappointment. 

Scholarships for UK/European Union applicants

A range of LSE scholarships are available to applicants from the UK and the rest of the European Union - visit the dedicated Home/EU scholarships web page for details. 

External funding opportunities 

The LSE’s Financial Support Office provide details of external funding opportunities for students from the UK/European Union, and the rest of the world, listed A-Z by country.

The following websites also provide excellent resources to search for funding:

How should I pay my fees?

Please visit the LSE Fees Office website for full details on how to pay your fees, payment plans, rewards/discounts for early payment, and any other payment queries.

Enquries & finding out more 

I have a question about the application process/my application

Please contact the LSE Graduate Admissions Office directly.

(All applications are dealt with centrally by the LSE GAO, so the Department of Management will be unable to answer any queries regarding your application).

I have a question about my chosen programme / the Department of Mangement

Please contact the Programme Manager/Administrator for your chosen programme in the Department of Management by email or telephone. To find the relevant contact details: visit our index of people webpage > click professional services > scroll to your chose programme.

Can I visit the LSE campus? 

Yes, we run various Department information sessions for prospective students on campus every year, and visitors are also welcome to visit our campus at any time. Visit our Meet LSE web page for details of all the ways you can visit and discover LSE.

Can I visit the LSE Graduate Admissions Office to discuss my application? 

Yes, the LSE Graduate Admissions Office runs regular drop-in sessions for applicants at the Student Services Centre on LSE campus. Visit the Graduate Admissions Office website for details of when and where the drop-in sessions take place.

Can I visit the Department of Management to discuss my application?

No, we are unable to take visitors in the Department of Management, however we encourage you to discuss your application at a drop-in session with the LSE Graduate Admissions Office (above).

Can I submit my application/CV for review before I apply? 

Unfortunately we are unable to pre-screen applications or offer tailored advice on how to make your application stronger. We can only make an assessment on whether you are a suitable candidate when we have received a full application. We would advise that you read all guidance on the website, some important parts can be found here and here. On that second link you should pay particular attention to the personal statement guidance and ensure you have covered everything we advise.

You should also read your chosen programme page carefully to ensure you understand the programme and can address it in your personal statement.

Are there any LSE representatives in my home country?

Yes, it is likely that you may be able to speak to an LSE representative in your home country, as we regularly visit countries across the world (attending education fairs and conventions, visiting schools, colleges and universities, and meeting students for presentations, receptions and counselling sessions). View our LSE visits you web page for full details.