London Business School MSF

The London Business School MSF is one of the premier programs in Europe and continually place graduates into someone of the best firms in top notch positions. The 2013 career report is out and I felt it was time to post an update regarding these amazing placements.

Class of 2013 Profile

  • Number of students – 100
  • Average age – 30
  • Age range – 23-39
  • Average work experience (years) – 6.5
  • Range of work experience (years) – 2-13
  • Nationalities represented – 30
  • GMAT average – 695
  • % Female – 18%

A few comments on the class profile. As you can see, the age range is older than most MSF programs in the US. The London Business School looks for experienced individuals who can truly benefit from this world class financial education. I’d almost consider this an MBA substitute for individuals looking for a pure financial education.

Another thing to look at is the international diversity. London truly is the financial capital of the world and the class room reflects this. I consider this an incredible strength of the program as your network will reflect this global reality.

Below is a brief list of some of the financial firms hiring LBS MiF students. Keep in mind that this is just a small selections and is not the entire list of hiring companies.

  • Bank of Montreal
  • Barclays
  • BP
  • Cederberg Capital
  • Central Bank of Chile
  • Central Bank of Peru
  • China Development Bank
  • Citi
  • Credit Suisse
  • Daiwa Capital Markets
  • Deloitte
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Evercore
  • Gazprom
  • HSBC
  • J.P. Morgan
  • Jaguar Land Rover
  • Lloyds Banking Group
  • Moelis
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Nomura
  • Rothschild
  • Santander Asset Management
  • Swiss Value Fund
  • TD Bank Financial Group

Placements were global, with students mainly working in Asia, Europe and London. Half the program accepted offers with new employers, making this a great career change option. Industry wise, this program obviously places students mainly into the financial sector, but approximately 20% went into consulting or the corporate sector.  The average all in compensation was nearing $130K USD.

Here is a link to the full 2013 London Business School MSF Career Report.

I’ll be posting more information on LBS in the future so please check back regularly.