For those who want to gain a strong network and experience and Asia but are also looking for a back door entry into London Business School, you may be interested in the MBA program of the University of Hong Kong, HKU. Since last year, the is a partnership between HKU, London Business School and Columbia Business School. All MBA students at HKU do their first year core in Hong Kong, and then all transfer to either London Business School or Columbia Business School in New York for their final term, where they can take four to five electives.
Right now, we have 40 HKU students in our second year at London Business School. Together with Masters in Finance and MBA students, this brings our class size to about 450. I would imagine that for the purpose of finding a job in London, the programme is not ideal, since the last term of the MBA is quite a late moment to apply for jobs. However, that for those who plan on staying in East or South East Asia, this is a great opportunity to build up a network in Hong Kong and also get to study a term in London or New York.
Since I have many readers from Asia, I thought you may be interested.