Are you interested in studying Business in London? However, are you unsure which school to pick? We here at EDUopinions have collected information on some of the best Business Schools in London to help you make your decision.
Weighing factors such as available courses, university accolades and, of course, EDUopinions reviews, we have provided some key information to help you decide where might be best for you to study if you are looking to further your business career in the UK capital.
Best Business Schools in London:
London School of Economics And Political Science – LSE
Even though the London School of Economics and Political Science – LSE is not officially a “Business School” it is entering the Business Education market. It was founded in 1895 and is ranked thirty-fifth in the world. LSE has academic partnerships in teaching and research with six universities and their students come from over 133 different countries. The London School of Economics has more than ten thousand students and three thousand staff from all over the world but places are competitive, with LSE receiving over 18,000 applications for 1,500 places, so if you are looking to study here, a swift application is key. EDUopinions student reviewers complimented LSE on their world-class teaching and educational support, describing studying at the university as an “enriching and unforgettable” experience.
London Business School – LBS
Founded in 1964, London Business School – LBS has been one of the highest-rated business schools in the world for over 50 years, and more than 150,000 students and participants from 130 countries have passed through their doors. The Financial Times rankings have placed LBS ahead of Harvard and INSEAD. LBS pride themselves on their multicultural community and global mindset, offering a second campus in Dubai. If you are looking for postgraduate study, London Business School’s Masters in Finance has been ranked the world’s number one post-experience programme by the Financial Times.
Imperial College London
Imperial College London and specifically its Business School has an impressive track record, being rated 8th in the world and 3rd in Europe in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2018, 8th in the QS World University Rankings 2018 and 15th in Reuters Top 100: The World’s Most Innovative Universities. The Imperial College London also offers an Undergraduate Research Opportunity Programme (UROP) which offers over 300 students a year hands-on experience in one of their research teams. EDUopinions student reviewers have praised its excellent teaching methods including team-based learning sessions and interim assessments.
Cass Business School
Cass Business School is one of City, University of London’s five Schools. The Research Excellence Framework (REF) has rated Cass as 6th in the UK for Business and Management Research. The Financial Times rated their MBA programme in the top 3 in the UK for career progression. Cass has over 38,000 alumni worldwide in leading global organisations – showing an impressive post-graduation employment rate. Cass business school offers over 40 courses across undergraduate and MSc to MBA and executive programmes, providing a wide range of options. They also have great connections, offering study abroad opportunities at over 30 prestigious institutions and work placement internships at 100+ businesses.
In conclusion, London is home to some of the world’s best business schools and is a great destination for anyone looking to study business here in the UK. The Financial Times rankings can give you a good impression of the quality of the business course provided by a university, however, wider factors such as campus life and lecture-style are key things to consider, so remember to check out the opinions of real students on the EDUopinions pages of each university. If you’re interested in seeing a comparison of two top business schools in London, you can check out this article where we compare the London School of Economics (LSE) Vs King’s College London.
Editor’s note: This article was first published on the 24th of August 2018. We’ve updated it for current readers.