Business Education

London Business School Admissions

MBA « Admissions Office Blog @ LBS  December 10, 2018 – 02:16 pm

Do you have an eye for detail and a passion for a career within the luxury goods sector? London Business School’s MBA should be your number one choice. With our Luxury Management programme, taught within our MBA and in partnership with Walpole British Luxury, you’ll have a unique opportunity to gain real experience in successful luxury brands. Find out more about how we support careers within the luxury sector.

I recently caught up with Renita Bakshi, MBA2017 to find out more about her experience on the MBA programme. Renita studied an undergraduate degree in Marketing and International Business at Indiana University- Kelley School of Business. She most recently worked in Planning for Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan at Tiffany & Co., United States of America.


What are your post MBA goals?

I hope to build a career in an industry that I am most passionate about and eventually be CEO.

Why did you decide to consider business education? And why did you choose to embark on an MBA at that point in your career?

I was looking to transform professionally and personally. While, I was at Tiffany & Co., I noticed that everyone in the C-suite either had an MBA or robust international experience. I knew that if I wanted to grow into a business leader, I needed to garner both and there was no better place to do it than London Business School. Apart from the international student body, LBS provides students with many opportunities to gain global experience. Next year, I am going on exchange to Hong Kong. I want to do my Global Business Experience in Johannesburg, Africa and take block week classes in Dubai. By the end of my MBA, I will have had exposure to doing business across four continents and living in three of most magnificent cities in the world – New York, London and Hong Kong.

Through the MBA, I was also looking to gain exposure to new industries as I had spent five years in the retailing industry. Through the recruiting process, I was able to secure two offers, one from Google and another from Accenture Strategy. I am interning at Google this summer and hopefully at Accenture in the fall. When, I come back from Hong Kong, I am thinking to do a third internship in private equity within the retail space. LBS’ flexible program will allow me to experience three industries – Tech, Consulting and Private Equity and that would not have been possible at any other business school.

Lastly, I was a Marketing and International Business major in undergrad, and wanted to round out my skill set by taking more Finance, Accounting, Operations and Strategy classes which would provide me with a solid business foundation to set me up for success for my long term goals.

Are there specific barriers you think women face when deciding on whether to go to business school or not?
And what advice would you give women when considering them?

I have seen women with kids and spouses certainly face barriers when deciding to go to business school. I certainly would like to encourage these women as many of my classmates have children, are balancing long distance marriages, and have managed to secure some of the most sought out internships at top consulting or banking firms. It is completely doable and the LBS community is very supportive.

Why is London Business School a good place for women to study?

LBS has ‘Manbassadors’ and a whole ‘He for She’ campaign by which women are seeing men being supportive of both their personal and professional aspirations. The idea is that when these manbassadors and other MBAs return to the workforce, they will continue to be supportive of women.

Tell us about your interaction with other students through study groups?

LBS is a very unique place when it comes to the student body. What makes this experience so special is that we have students from 68 different countries where no one country represents more than ten percent of the class. The class room discussions as a result are amazing because you are literally learning from a world perspective. No one voice or country is dominant. My study group comprises of six students from different countries and industries. I have someone from China and Private Equity, Italy and Management Consulting, India and Tech, Portugal and Civil Engineering, Brazil and Banking, and I am from America with a Retail background. Through the study group experience, you not only learn how to work with people from different cultures and backgrounds but truly get a sense of how business is done across the world.

The LBS community is truly a collaborative and supportive community. About a month ago, a student had a great idea of LBS making a Guinness World Record and hundreds of students from 72 nationalities came together to make this happen. LBS currently holds the world record for the highest number of different nationalities taking part in a popular singalong.


LekMT GEM Men Women Laptop Backpack Computer Outdoor School Army Travel Camping Bags
PC Accessory (LekMT)
  • Make you look awesome from school or work to weekend travel Large capacity main compartment for your laptop, with front pockets for daily essentials
  • Soft cushioned back and thickened shoulder straps provide best comfort Made of water repellant polyester fabric, resist abrasion and tear for ultra durability
  • Triangle bartack reinforcement also extends the service life of the backpack
LekMT Outdoor Black Military 30L Sport Travel Laptop Hiking Backpack Rucksack bag for Men
PC Accessory (LekMT)
  • Condition: New
  • Colour: Coffee,Khaki,Black,Army Green
  • Dimensions: 11 (Width) x 6.3 (Length) x 16.5 (Height) 28 (Width) x 16 (Length) x 42 (Height)CM
LekMT Kenox Mens Large Vintage Canvas Backpack School Laptop Bag Hiking Travel
PC Accessory (LekMT)
  • A brand-new
  • unworn item (including handmade items) in the original packaging (such as the original box or bag) and/or with the original tags attached.
  • Material: Canvas
CoastLine Double Wall Insulated Glass Espresso & Shot Glass Set | Pair of Illusion Floating Liquid Drinkware for Coffee or Alcohol | Hand Blown for Hot or Cold Beverages
Kitchen (CoastLine)
  • DOUBLE WALL BOROSILICATE GLASS: (2.0 oz) is naturally BPA, toxin and lead free; borosilicate glass will not impact the flavors of the contents.
  • TEMPERATURE CONTROL: Keeps drinks hot or cold; double wall glass prevents heat or cold transfer and does not sweat when filled with cold beverages or desserts.
  • DOUBLES AS SHOT GLASS: Perfect size to use as a shot glass and for spirits served neat or with a cube of ice such as whiskey, bourbon or scotch.
  • DISHAWASHER SAFE: Your double wall espresso glasses will not become cloudy over time - even after 1, dishwasher cycles!
  • OPTICAL ILLUSION EFFECT: contents appear to be floating! A perfect gift for the person that entertains or enjoys unique glassware.
coffled Finger Puppets Toys for Animal Family Santa Claus Snowman Cloth Doll Play Game Story Plush Gift for Baby Story Time 20 Pcs
Baby Product (coffled)
  • Perfect Size to take with:You can carry them in your purse (they are light, and squash down) and share them with desperate parents in awkward situations.
  • Finger Puppets which are most suitable for the story of mom and animal pretend.3. Perfect for keeping little ones entertained when they need to be quiet, such as...
  • Animal&Family&Santa Finger Play Game Dolls:This is a very good educational parent-child toy.,It will help the educational imagination of children and help...
  • The finger holes are easy to get into and they stay on. Every dolls are very detailed and cute!Great party favors or stocking stuffers,It has a sweet face that you...
  • Package included: 20 pcs Adorable Finger Puppet for any situable like family song,bedtime story.Fast Delivery(7-15 business days with free tracking number) and Money...

Related posts:

  1. Cass Business School Admissions
  2. London Business School Alumni
  3. London Business School Deadlines
  4. London Business School MBA Admissions