The Santander Scholarships Skills | MBA Essentials 2022 - LSE is aimed at working professionals aged 18 years old or older from 13 countries.

This 10-week online course provides key business skills by focusing on the three core pillars taught in an MBA: strategy, finance and leadership.

Applications can be submitted at until Thursday 30 June 2022.

Madrid, 21 April 2022.
Banco Santander and the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), is launching the first Santander Scholarships Skills | MBA Essentials 2022 - LSE, with 900 scholarships for residents from 13 countries (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Germany, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, Peru, Spain, UK, Uruguay and the USA).

This 10-week online course has been designed by LSE, one of the world's most prestigious educational institutions in economics and business. It lasts ten weeks and its main objective is to provide participants, in record time, with the main tools that are provided by an MBA - helping with decision-making and creating impact in their professional environments.

Applications can be submitted until Thursday 30 June 2022 at this link. They are free of charge and applicants do not need a university degree or to be a customer of the bank. The course will be available in three languages: Spanish, English and Portuguese (Brazilian).

This course equips participants with the key skills and applicable techniques to achieve a greater impact in their organisations. MBA Essentials empowers participants to make better business decisions and lead with influence.

Participants will be able to learn flexibly and plan their study to suit their schedule, while also interacting with peers and tutors through the weekly forums and small group conversations.

Blanca Sagastume, Deputy Director of Santander Universities, commented: “With this scholarship, we are really helping to make business skills accessible to people outside management positions in any organisation. Therefore, on the one hand, we are looking to create transversal benefits and help to optimise human resources at a company and, on the other, provide tools that will give the individual beneficiaries of the scholarship greater scope for upskilling and reskilling. We do this working hand in hand with LSE, a prestigious institution with whom we have already undertaken a number of successful previous joint initiatives".

Professor Pauline Barrieu, Academic Director for Flexible Education: "We are delighted to partner with Banco Santander to make MBA Essentials accessible to 900 individuals. Through this flexible, modular format, individuals are able to gain the leadership skills and strategic thinking abilities taught on a traditional MBA, in a fraction of the time. We are proud to partner with Banco Santander to create new lifelong learning opportunities".

Banco Santander and its support for higher education

Banco Santander, the leader in responsible banking, is firmly committed to progress and inclusive sustainable growth. It has a pioneering and long-standing commitment to education, entrepreneurship and employment through Santander Universities, which has been operating in this area for over 25 years, setting it apart from the world's other financial institutions. Since its launch, the bank has allocated over 2.1 billion euros and supported more than 790,000 students, professionals and entrepreneurial projects through agreements with around 1,000 universities and institutions in 15 countries.

About the London School of Economics and Political Science

The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) is an internationally renowned university specialising in the social sciences. Its expertise spans a wide range of disciplines from economics, politics and law, to sociology, health policy, accounting and finance.   

As one of the most international universities in the world, the School’s diversity of people, ideas and interests make it an exciting centre for research, teaching and public engagement. 

Established in 1895, the original vision of LSE as ‘a community of people and ideas, founded to know the causes of things, for the betterment of society’ remains true to this day.  It continues to use its research-led expertise to influence governments, NGOs, businesses and others to help tackle the world’s most pressing problems. For more information visit