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Re: 2012 LBS MiF Applicants welcome! [#permalink] New post 12 Apr 2012, 00:29
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daphne2012 wrote:

thanks Laman for the update.
I have received the email informing me that I am shortlisted for an interview. However, the date is not set up yet.
In the email, it is said that they may also wish to investigate my technical ability, which I have no idea about. Could anyone give me some info about that? Any tips?


Congratulations!
you received the usual email with usual wording. as far as I understood from my interview, the technical ability means your knowledge about your field of work. an interviewer will ask you a lot of questions about what you do. if he/she is exactly from your field, then you should expect very detailed questions. I have not heard about any modelling or calculations during interviews.

good luck!!!
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Re: 2012 LBS MiF Applicants welcome! [#permalink] New post 12 Apr 2012, 00:38
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congratulations to you! you know, that this shortlist email is one of the biggest milestones as they reject 70% of the applicants at this stage!
they usually try to find an interviewer from your sphere of work. one of the main purposes of the interview is to verify statements you made in your application - so usually interviewers ask detailed questions about your work, how you do things, etc. Read the topic from the beginning, lots of people described their interviews and questions they had, this might be very helpful while preparation. There are also some links with detailed interviews description. Largely interview depends on your interviewer, there were some pople whom they asked about overall understanding of finance, but these are very rare examples. In any case, it's better to be prepared as well as you can as this is the last thing which you'll have to prove! Good luck :)

daphne2012 wrote:
laman wrote:
LBS portal has finally been updated :) and i see names of all our newly admitted gmatclubbers.

a bit of statistics based on current portal data:
85 admits
14 from India
9 from China

our of 85 18 are females :)


thanks Laman for the update.
I have received the email informing me that I am shortlisted for an interview. However, the date is not set up yet.
In the email, it is said that they may also wish to investigate my technical ability, which I have no idea about. Could anyone give me some info about that? Any tips?

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Re: 2012 LBS MiF Applicants welcome! [#permalink] New post 15 Apr 2012, 09:17
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Hi everybody!
On April 12th I received the invitation to the interview! I guess it will not be easy for them to find an alumnus around since I live in C. Asia, but let's see.
I am very excited and look forward to good news from all you members as well.
Ciao


Good luck, Enri. Don't forget to read the information below about other's interview experiences. Also, you should review the electives offered because your interviewer will likely ask you what electives you want to take. Before my interview I assumed this was just to test that you are familiar with the program. Now that I've been accepted and am reading more, however, I bet they ask because it helps them to assign you to a study group for your project.

Ryan

http://finantic.blogspot.com/2007/12/lb ... ience.html
http://lbssojourn.blogspot.com/2008/04/ ... rview.html

http://www.london.edu/programmes/mif/pr ... tives.html
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All the very best Daphne.

These interviews are generally very friendly......have a relaxed weekend!
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hi,

just had the personal interview today. The guy was a 2009 alumnus and asked me to meet at his office after work. He was really friendly and easy going all the time and I got the same standard questions the others mentioned before like "Tell me about yourself and the main points of your career", "Why LBS?", "Why MiF?", "What's your goal with the programme?", "Which modules/concentration would you select?".
I asked a couple of questions myself, so eventually the whole thing turned into a pleasant late evening chit-chat.
It took ca. 1.5hours and enjoyed it a lot. so I am looking forward the final decision which must be due next week..

fingers crossed for all who are still in the middle of selection process

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Re: 2012 LBS MiF Applicants welcome! [#permalink] New post 03 May 2012, 22:37
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I work for BP and in different regions they were sponsoring some LBS students. I haven't tried it yet, as in my country it have never ever been done and I guess they will be quite reluctant to create a precedent. However, the good thing I know right now - LBS is very supportive in creating a business case for sponsorship. I was contacted by their representative offering help. They offered to provide statistics, etc. all sort of stuff which might be extremely helpful in building a business case...

MiF2013 wrote:
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Any current employer offered to sponsor the tuition fee...??

Given the challenging job scenario, it may be a good option...slightly confused :?: I welcome some thoughts on this..

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A big hellos to all!

Ive been a observer of this group but never a participant, Kudos to all successful applicants ...

My background:
6 years WE out of which 4 into Real Estate Private Equity (investments team) and a year managing my own practice in IB
BE/MBA from India
700 Gmat
applied to LBS MiF in R4 and just completed my interview today!!

It was with a Lady Alumni from the 2008 batch working in India with an investment organization.

The overall focus was to determine whether i would be a good fit for the MiF and general questions like who are you? what do you do? why MiF? Why LBS ? other courses applied to? how will you fund your studies? what are your short term plans (post MiF)and what if they dont materilaize ? what do you bring to the table?



I believe the endeavour at the end of the interviewer is to get a sense of the direction you are headed and how does MiF fit into the scheme of things and how do you fit into the MiF. they dig deep into your role in current org., academic performance as well as your bent of mind.

I had a few questions on the MiF and would recommend all aspirants to go through the program details and have in mind the path they would choose in terms of specialization etc...

It was a good 1 hour chat and towards the end she shared her experience at the school.

Hope to get a call soon!

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This topic made my day today :) I was so glad to see that all people we had fingers crossed for this week were accepter. Congratulations, dheeraj, daphne2012 and queveo! Hope to see you all in London this summer :)) any thoughts re accepting the offers?



Hi Laman,

i remember that youve been compiling the stats for the MiF.

Could you please share the latest numbers.

thanks

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Really depends on the quality of the interaction!!

Duration shouldn't be such a decisive factor.

At the end of the day its the comfort level between you and the interviewer and also the quality of interaction that should matter.

My sense - all prospects called for interview qualify certain criteria - what remains to be seen is

Fitment -are you and the course right for each other?

Future plans - what are your expectations from this course and are they rational

Contribution- will you be an active participant who has something of value to contribute to the batch

Track record - apart from academics what sort of performance have you had on job/ in business etc

Team spirit - an essential quality sought in the candidate

Mostly the interview is an attempt to verify that what you have written in your CV / essays is factual and in line with what your saying.

It really helps to go through your CV and essays / transcripts etc to be able to speak the same language as written in them and to be able to defend yourself against any shortcomings if at all ( eg lower marks etc)

Your knowledge about finance related to your field of work and you awareness about wots happening in the world / home country from a macro view also has a bearing.

IMO if your able to satisfy above points in the interview you should stand a good chance.

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RKMiF wrote:
Hi Laman,

i remember that youve been compiling the stats for the MiF.

Could you please share the latest numbers.

thanks

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Here we go:

Current admits: 116 (~100 of them have already paid their commitment fees)
Admits from India: 18
Admits from China: 14
Females: 27

Let me know if you want to check any other country :)
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Re: 2012 LBS MiF Applicants welcome! [#permalink] New post 13 Dec 2011, 06:14
Hi,

Great work Laman, starting up a new thread.

I too applied in the R2 completing my application on 14th November. I got an interview call on 5th Dec. I am 25M from India with 3.5 Y work ex. GMAT - 720. Currently working as a Derivatives Trader at a Prop Trading Firm trading US STIR markets.

My interview is scheduled on 27th December. Inviting other applicants to share their experiences and queries!
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Re: 2012 LBS MiF Applicants welcome! [#permalink] New post 13 Dec 2011, 06:26
Waiting for the interview we've found some useful sources of information about preparation to it:

http://finantic.blogspot.com/2007/12/lbs-mif-interview-experience.html
http://lbssojourn.blogspot.com/2008/04/mif-interview.html
http://angelangie2008.blogspot.com/2006/01/london-business-school-interview.html

These nice people took time to share their interview experiences. I also had a chat with 2010 MiF alumni. Quick tips for interview preparation:

1) Know your story. Why MiF not MBA? Be ready to argue and defend you position as they check how confident you are in what you want
2) Know about the school. Why LBS? Study the program, know which electives you plan to take, what makes the course diffenet from the others
3) Show your commitment, be passionate, have a spark in your eyes. You will be assessed on how you fit the student group, in this case your personality has an impact.

and then all regular things about you, your career, aspirations, etc...
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Re: 2012 LBS MiF Applicants welcome! [#permalink] New post 26 Dec 2011, 17:42
Folks, i got admitted about a month back. INterview was quite cool. Dint hear of any stories of anyone getting screwed.. Good luck!
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Re: 2012 LBS MiF Applicants welcome! [#permalink] New post 26 Dec 2011, 21:36
Congratulations, arunsundaram :) can you please share your experience about the interview, how it was, what type of questions, etc. And also what happens next :)
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Re: 2012 LBS MiF Applicants welcome! [#permalink] New post 26 Dec 2011, 21:47
Hi Laman, glad to find people from exUSSR here :)

thank you for stating this thread. I will ask some of my colleagues-moderators to add an automative roll-call list.
I had considered MBA at LBS before I joined an event organized by LBS in Moscow last month. After that I decided to apply to MiF. So I am aplying before the Jan 11th deadline.
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Re: 2012 LBS MiF Applicants welcome! [#permalink] New post 26 Dec 2011, 22:10
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Hi Laman, glad to find people from exUSSR here :)

thank you for stating this thread. I will ask some of my colleagues-moderators to add an automative roll-call list.
I had considered MBA at LBS before I joined an event organized by LBS in Moscow last month. After that I decided to apply to MiF. So I am aplying before the Jan 11th deadline.


Hi and good luck :) roll-call would be great but to do it they need to add MiF to LBS pick-up list, curretnly it assumes MBA only...
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Re: 2012 LBS MiF Applicants welcome! [#permalink] New post 27 Dec 2011, 21:11
Interesting observation: GMAT below 700 doesn't seem to be a strict prohibiter for an application for MiF in 2012 intake. Initially I thought that there is no chance to get there with anything below 680 but as you can see from our humble statistics if you get to ~650 there is probably not much value in spending more time improving your score vs applying in the earlier rounds...
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Re: 2012 LBS MiF Applicants welcome! [#permalink] New post 01 Jan 2012, 05:51
Hi Everyone,

I have given my interview on 30th December for August 2012 MIF program at LBS.
My profile is as follows:
GMAT: 740 (51 Q, 39 V, 6 AWA)
B.Tech, MBA Finance
4.5yrs experience in Commercial banking with a Global Bank.
Overal Experience: 5.5 yrs
Good Acads
CFA Level 2 Candidate

Could anyone indicate when I can expect the final decision on the admission part?
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