Santander Group and LSE launch a programme to develop managerial skills

Santander Group and the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) are launching the first edition of Santander Scholarships Skills | MBA Essentials 2022 – LSE. This is a free course that aims to build key business skills based on the three core pillars taught in an MBA programme: strategy, finance and leadership.

Under the programme, 900 scholarships will be available for residents from 13 countries (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Germany, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, Peru, Spain, UK, Uruguay and USA). The 10-week online course has been developed by LSE, one of the most prestigious educational institutions in economics and business in the world. Its main objective is to provide participants, in record time, with the main tools that the MBA offers and that will help them shape their professional environment.

Through these scholarships, we want to help people who aspire to managerial positions in any organisation acquire business skills. That is why, on the one hand, we strive to convey universal knowledge and, on the other hand, to provide tools that will give the scholarship holders greater scope to improve their professional qualifications individually. We work together with LSE, a prestigious university with which we have already accomplished many successful joint initiatives.

Wojciech Leśniewski

Director of Santander Universidades in Poland

Applications can be submitted until 30 June 2022 at Participation is free and candidates do not need to have a university degree or be bank customers. The course will be available in three languages: Spanish, English and Brazilian Portuguese.

The course provides for a flexible schedule, tailored to the individual abilities of participants, but the programme will also include small online group classes.

We are delighted to partner with Santander Group to offer the MBA Essentials scholarships to 900 people. Thanks to the flexible, modular format, participants are able to develop in a short period of time leadership and strategic thinking skills taught in a traditional MBA programme . 'We are proud to be working with Santander to create new lifelong learning opportunities.

Pauline Barrieu

Professor Academic Director for Flexible Education

Santander Group and its support for higher education

As a leader in responsible banking, Santander Group supports progress and sustainable and inclusive growth. With Santander Universidades, the Bank began supporting higher education 25 years ago, thus distinguishing itself from other financial institutions around the world. Since its inception, the bank has committed more than  EUR 2.1 billion, partnered with more than 1,000 universities and institutions in 15 countries and supported more than 790,000 students, professionals and entrepreneurial projects.

About London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) is an internationally renowned university specialising in the social sciences. Studies range from economics, politics and law to sociology, health policy, accounting and finance. The school was founded in 1895. LSE’s original vision as 'a community of people and ideas, founded to know the causes of things, for the betterment of society’ remains relevant today. It continues to use its research-backed expertise to influence governments, NGOs, businesses and others to help solve the world’s most pressing problems. For more information visit