Top business schools in London for an MBA

London is famous for many things, including its enviable career opportunities.

By U2B Staff 

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If you’re thinking about pursuing an MBA, why not do so in the UK’s capital — London — a cosmopolitan city with enviable career opportunities? London is famous for many things, including landmarks such as Big Ben and No. 10 Downing Street – the official residence and office of the UK Prime Minister. There are also many top business schools in London.

While London is among the UK’s most expensive cities, the flip side to this is studying in one of the world’s leading financial centres and the business capital of Europe. The city is also home to many conglomerates and startups, which could mean access to job opportunities upon graduation. 

If your interest piqued, these are some of the top business schools in London for an MBA: 


London Business School

LBS was ranked second in the Financial Times Global MBA Ranking 2021. Their MBA programme takes between 15 and 21 months to complete. Their graduate business programmes such as the Master’s in Management and Masters in Finance are also highly ranked.

Imperial College Business School

Imperial College Business School is consistently ranked among the world’s top business schools offering MBA, MSc and executive programmes. Aspiring MBAs can benefit from the School’s world-leading research activities and innovative thinking, as well as access to world-class faculty. 

The School offers a one year full-time MBA at their campus in London, UK, as well as three part-time MBA programmes that allow you to learn without taking time off from work. Their Global Online MBA has been ranked second in the world and first in the UK in the annual QS Online MBA Rankings 2021.

ESCP Business School

ESCP has campuses across Europe: Berlin, London, Paris, Madrid, Torino and Warsaw. They offer an MBA in International Management, which is taught in English. Over the two semesters of the programme, ESCP’s MBA students are given the opportunity to study in two countries of their choice. 

The Executive MBA (EMBA) at ESCP is offered in two alternative formats: a part-time programme and an online format. Students can choose from over 50 electives and six international tracks.


Bayes Business School 

Bayes Business School has over 50 years of business education with triple-crown accreditation from AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB. Their Global MBA course is designed for experienced managers and ambitious professionals and entrepreneurs who want to develop a deeper understanding of the nature of management, organisation and business; and master their knowledge and skills according to their specific career goals while continuing to work full-time.

Westminster Business School

If you’re looking for an MBA that’s ideal for recent graduates, you might want to consider Westminster Business School’s programme. Their Westminster MBA is designed for ambitious business professionals – and recent graduates from any discipline – who don’t want to wait until they have extensive work experience before taking the first steps towards a management career, notes its website. The courses offer week-long international consulting projects based overseas with a client company, intensive practical experiences, to name a few.