Swamped With New Apps, London Business School Delays MBA Interview Decisions

London Business School

The rich are getting richer, but the choices aren’t getting easier. Having just seated an MBA class chosen from a school-record trove of applications, the UK’s premier business school now is looking at an even bigger admissions cycle for next fall’s Class of 2023. But with next fall’s instruction more likely to be in-person, that means the time for discernment — and rejection of top-tier talent — is nigh at hand.

London Business School received such an “unprecedented volume” of applications in the round that ended September 11 that it was forced to push back by more than a week its initial decision on who would receive interviews, from October 8 to October 16, according to an email to round-one applicants obtained by Poets&Quants. The interviews themselves will be conducted from mid-October to mid-November; LBS also moved back its Admissions Committee’s decision on round-one admits to

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