When it comes to management training, London has long been a world leader. Not least of all because of its cluster of top ranking business schools, often based at the world’s most respected universities such as Imperial College and the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Another strong pull factor for students is London’s status as a global commercial and financial hub, with many of the world’s leading financial institutions based in the capital in addition to big corporations and startups. Despite the UK’s exit from the European Union, many companies are still based in London and this tends to attract students from across the globe, especially China, which enriches business classrooms because of the diverse perspectives shared through group discussion.
The UK more broadly also has a relatively welcoming visa regime, with a recently reinstated two-year post-study work visa proving to be especially alluring to overseas candidates looking to launch a global business career, particularly in London. For those looking to get ahead, here are the top 10 masters in management courses in the capital.
London Business School’s Masters in Management degree program is ranked fourth in the world by the Financial Times newspaper. The program was created together with top companies, giving students the skill sets needed to hit the ground running in their career. Indeed, 96 percent of graduates were employed within three months of graduation.View School Profile
The ESCP Master in Management is the FT’s seventh-highest ranked MiM course worldwide. ESCP Business School operates six European campuses, with students on its MiM program navigating through London, Berlin, Madrid, Paris, Turin and Warsaw. So they have the chance to gain the skills to launch an international career.View School Profile
The MSc International Management at Imperial College Business School is ranked ninth globally by the FT. It’s an international program in the sense that it provides a two-day European immersion trip exploring technology and innovation in a capital city, and optional exchange opportunities around the globe.View School Profile
City, University of London: Bayes (formerly Cass) offers the MSc in Management. It delivers analytical and practical tools to help students assess complex strategic and operational issues within a global context. Students also gain soft skills including teamwork, leadership, negotiation and managing people.View School Profile
The Master of International Business, run by Hult International Business School, can be taken in London, Dubai, Boston or San Francisco (or a combination of all four global locations). This provides students with an international business perspective while they build their powerful global networks.View School Profile
The London School of Economics has a strong reputation around the globe. It runs a MiM program that looks at the latest trends and theories in management, while also covering the social, economic and political forces which impact organizations worldwide. Students use the insights from the course to tackle real-world, practical management challenges as part of the program.View School Profile
King’s College London (KCL) is one of London’s most respected academic institutions. It offers a Masters in International Management. Upon completing the program, graduates will understand strategic management decision-making. They will also have deep knowledge of the wider economic, political and cultural environments that modern business leaders operate in.View School Profile
Westminster Business School, in the heart of London, runs a Management MA course. Participants who successfully complete the program are eligible to join the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), with access to an expanded professional network, exclusive events and opportunities for further training.View School Profile
The School of Business and Management at Queen Mary University of London puts on the Management MSc program. It gives students the chance to learn specialist skills in topics such as strategy, innovation and organizational behavior. They can also take electives in areas such as corporate social responsibility and business ethics, as well as commercial and company law.View School Profile
Middlesex University Business School offers an International Business Management MA based in London. It can be taken full-time over one year or part-time over two. The course focuses on managing businesses and people in a globalized world, all within a diverse and multicultural arena to enhance the international perspective of the students.View School Profile