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Congregation 2018

More than 1,100 students joined Congregation 2018 to celebrate the completion of their Masters in Business Administration (MBA), Executive MBA, EMBA Global, Masters in Finance, Sloan Masters in Leadership and Strategy, Masters in Management, Masters in Financial Analysis and PhD programmes.
If you weren’t able to attend or want to relive Congregation you can watch the recordings of Thursday and Friday now.

Congregation took place at London's Royal Festival Hall (RFH), on the South Bank and after the ceremony students, their guests and faculty gathered on the front lawn at Sussex Place for any afternoon celebration. The awards ceremony at the RFH was live streamed, giving friends, family and the wider LBS community a chance to experience the celebrations. The streams were viewed by more than 11,639 people via the School’s Facebook page and YouTube channel from Germany, Greece, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Mexico, UAE and the UK.
 
Dean, François Ortalo-Magné wished a warm farewell to graduating students saying: “Congratulations to our new graduates. Today they join London Business School’s 44,000-strong alumni in having a profound impact on the way the world does business and the way business impacts the world.”
 
Honorary Fellowships were presented to:
 

  • HE Mohamed Alabbar, a globally recognised entrepreneur who is the Founder Chairman of Emaar Properties, the leading developer of iconic buildings such as Burj Khalifa. 
  • Justine Greening MP, British Conservative Party politician who has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Putney since 2005 and was the Secretary of State for Education from 2016 to 2018. 
Honorary Degrees were presented to:
  • Daron Acemoglu, Economics professor and author offour books, Economic Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy (with James A. Robinson), Introduction to Modern Economic Growth, Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity and Poverty (with James A. Robinson), Principles of Economics (with David Laibson and John List). 
  • Daniel Levinthal, a professor of Corporate Strategy at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Levinthal has published extensively on questions of organisational adaptation and industry evolution, particularly in the context of technological change with 70 articles and book chapters that have received over 20,000 citations.   
Awards were also presented to the following LBS professors:
 
Thursday 12 July – EMBA (all classes), PhD, MiM, MFA Friday 13 July – MBA, MiF, Sloan