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Re: 2012 LBS MiF Applicants welcome! [#permalink] New post 24 Apr 2012, 18:41
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Coming back to the contentious topic of visas, is it true that non-EU MiF students will only be able to seek employment for two months after the completion of the course? I am sure admitted students would have done some research; any inputs guys? From what I have learnt if your program length is between 6 and 12 months you can stay in UK for two months after completion of the program. And if program length is more than 12 months then you can stay for four months. So MiF students would have only two months to seek employment. Am I missing something here?


The MiF programme is considered a 12 month programme and therefore, you can stay for upto 4 months after graduation provided you have a valid visa stamp on your passport. Hope this helps!
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Re: 2012 LBS MiF Applicants welcome! [#permalink] New post 24 Apr 2012, 19:37
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The MiF programme is considered a 12 month programme and therefore, you can stay for upto 4 months after graduation provided you have a valid visa stamp on your passport. Hope this helps!


Thanks, spartan. Though I have to say its a bit strange since the program duration is ten months. Have you already obtained the visa or are in the process of obtaining it?
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Re: 2012 LBS MiF Applicants welcome! [#permalink] New post 25 Apr 2012, 02:52
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spartan13 wrote:

The MiF programme is considered a 12 month programme and therefore, you can stay for upto 4 months after graduation provided you have a valid visa stamp on your passport. Hope this helps!


Thanks, spartan. Though I have to say its a bit strange since the program duration is ten months. Have you already obtained the visa or are in the process of obtaining it?


I am still trying to figure out a way to get a loan. It is very disappointing that the school does not have the HSBC loan scheme available yet. I never thought this could be a problem. Are there other schools facing a similar problem? Don't know what's holding up this process. Are the new work visa / immigration rules causing a problem?
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Re: 2012 LBS MiF Applicants welcome! [#permalink] New post 25 Apr 2012, 07:15
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spartan13 wrote:

The MiF programme is considered a 12 month programme and therefore, you can stay for upto 4 months after graduation provided you have a valid visa stamp on your passport. Hope this helps!


Thanks, spartan. Though I have to say its a bit strange since the program duration is ten months. Have you already obtained the visa or are in the process of obtaining it?



overbored, I have not yet applied for my visa (you must wait until 3 months before the program's start to apply) but have heard from Peter Johnson that the MiF FT program is classified by the UK as a year-long program. I believe this is because London Business School actually confers the degrees each September. While classes are over and there is no requirement to remain in London, the program technically is active for 13 months (from August to the following September).

I hope that helps.
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Re: 2012 LBS MiF Applicants welcome! [#permalink] New post 25 Apr 2012, 10:58
I've offered a place in the MiF program. I am debating whether to go as it means a massive loss in salary and given the issues with UK (and world) economy, esp for people trying to get a job in finance.

So would people who have accepted say what their plans are? Obviously, the chances of working in the UK are close to zero, so you will likely go back home after the program. Is then this program worth it ?

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Re: 2012 LBS MiF Applicants welcome! [#permalink] New post 25 Apr 2012, 18:05
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I've offered a place in the MiF program. I am debating whether to go as it means a massive loss in salary and given the issues with UK (and world) economy, esp for people trying to get a job in finance.

So would people who have accepted say what their plans are? Obviously, the chances of working in the UK are close to zero, so you will likely go back home after the program. Is then this program worth it ?

Thx.


I think this depends on your objective. If your goal is a job in London and you don't have another means to qualify for a work visa, then it may not be worth it.

This said, I think you really need to ask your question to your LBS ambassador. Of the students, prospects, and alumni I've met, they all matriculated of accepted and say that the program is worth the effort and that they would do it again. I think though that you need to be prepared to work harder for your job of you don't have an EUor UK work permit.

I myself am able to work only in the US and I'm going.

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Re: 2012 LBS MiF Applicants welcome! [#permalink] New post 28 Apr 2012, 22:37
Hi all,
A long time lurker and first time poster.
I have been admitted to MiF programme as well. Now looking for a way to finance it. :P
Hope to see you all if I make it to London this August.

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Re: 2012 LBS MiF Applicants welcome! [#permalink] New post 29 Apr 2012, 05:47
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A long time lurker and first time poster.
I have been admitted to MiF programme as well. Now looking for a way to finance it. :P
Hope to see you all if I make it to London this August.

Cheers


Congratulations, Mano! I am sending in my confirmation of acceptance along with my commitment fee today.

From where in Sri Lanka are you? One of my good friends in the US is Sinhalese and I have been to Colombo, Kandy, Dambulla, and Bentota (where I experienced the 2004 tsunami :( ) on a visit for her wedding.

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Re: 2012 LBS MiF Applicants welcome! [#permalink] New post 29 Apr 2012, 08:21
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overbored wrote:
spartan13 wrote:

The MiF programme is considered a 12 month programme and therefore, you can stay for upto 4 months after graduation provided you have a valid visa stamp on your passport. Hope this helps!


Thanks, spartan. Though I have to say its a bit strange since the program duration is ten months. Have you already obtained the visa or are in the process of obtaining it?



overbored, I have not yet applied for my visa (you must wait until 3 months before the program's start to apply) but have heard from Peter Johnson that the MiF FT program is classified by the UK as a year-long program. I believe this is because London Business School actually confers the degrees each September. While classes are over and there is no requirement to remain in London, the program technically is active for 13 months (from August to the following September).

I hope that helps.


That definitely helps. Thanks rwkTX!
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Re: 2012 LBS MiF Applicants welcome! [#permalink] New post 30 Apr 2012, 01:12
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Hi all, A long time lurker and first time poster. I have been admitted to MiF programme as well. Now looking for a way to finance it. :P Hope to seeyou allif I make it to London this August. Cheers
Congratulations, Mano! I am sending in my confirmation of acceptance along with my commitment fee today. From where in Sri Lankaareyou? One of my good friends in the US is Sinhalese and I have been to Colombo, Kandy, Dambulla, and Bentota (where I experienced the 2004 tsunami :( ) on a visit for her wedding. rk



I am from Colombo, though I have been working in Japan for a while now. :P
You seem to have travelled around in Sri Lanka, though I am sorry to hear that you had to experience the 2004 tsunami.
I am yet to receive my information package from LBS. Lot of decisions to make after that.
Have you decided or started looking for accomodation in London?

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Re: 2012 LBS MiF Applicants welcome! [#permalink] New post 30 Apr 2012, 03:23
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Hi there! I got the shortlist email on 12th April too but an interview hasn't been scheduled yet. Hopefully we shall hear something this week. I have given Mumbai as the preferred location.



Thanks overbored ! I too hope the long wait gets over this week, and best wishes for the interview ahead.


hey, man...did you hear anything from the adcom yet?
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Re: 2012 LBS MiF Applicants welcome! [#permalink] New post 30 Apr 2012, 11:33
Hi, everyone.
Congratulations!! to all who have made it to class of 2013. Reading through your interview experiences and application process was informative.
I am Piyush Ranjan and trying for 2013 admit will apply in R1 Oct 2012. I am writing this as when i submitted my CV for review i was asked to gain more financial experience and the standard reply that follows.
A brief about my profile:
B.Tech ( Mechanical) and MBA (Finance ) in 2009 from India.No undergraduate work experience.
Post MBA work experience as on May 1, 2012 ( approx 3 years) expected work experience before joining the course 4 years. I am working with a leading bank in its corporate banking division and carry out credit analysis/ assessment.
I have a CGPA of 3.17/4.
I am a certified FRM holder and a CFA Level 3 candidate June 2012.

Now Nalisha says if i differ from her opinion and can make a case i can submit my application for Aug 2013 intake. I need a few explanations from admit. How difficult is it to make it for an interview if you are not encouraged to apply.

Considering i should have a GMAT Score range of 730- 760 any chances. Any ideas from people who have made it to class with ard 4 years of work experience or how to compensate for my less than average work experience.

Awaiting guidance from the admitted & experienced MiF admits.
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Re: 2012 LBS MiF Applicants welcome! [#permalink] New post 30 Apr 2012, 20:01
Hi Ranjan!
Submitting a CV for review, I was encouraged to apply, however, as Peter mentioned, i might not have the depth and breadth of experience required for the program (I was forking for 5 years in the same company at the same, quite narrow, sphere of finance). In my case, what made me to the program was the essay (and a bit of diversity, i think ;)). When they speak about experience, they mean not actual years in service, but diversity of experience. If during these 4 years you were doing the same things, you might fall out of the class. As I see people around, everyone posess quite broad experience, everyone has something to share. You definitely do not lose anything from applying, clearly a lot would depend on how you present your case... I tried to stress range of things i have done and magnitude of my achievements, and it worked pretty well... Good luck!

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Hi, everyone.
Congratulations!! to all who have made it to class of 2013. Reading through your interview experiences and application process was informative.
I am Piyush Ranjan and trying for 2013 admit will apply in R1 Oct 2012. I am writing this as when i submitted my CV for review i was asked to gain more financial experience and the standard reply that follows.
A brief about my profile:
B.Tech ( Mechanical) and MBA (Finance ) in 2009 from India.No undergraduate work experience.
Post MBA work experience as on May 1, 2012 ( approx 3 years) expected work experience before joining the course 4 years. I am working with a leading bank in its corporate banking division and carry out credit analysis/ assessment.
I have a CGPA of 3.17/4.
I am a certified FRM holder and a CFA Level 3 candidate June 2012.

Now Nalisha says if i differ from her opinion and can make a case i can submit my application for Aug 2013 intake. I need a few explanations from admit. How difficult is it to make it for an interview if you are not encouraged to apply.

Considering i should have a GMAT Score range of 730- 760 any chances. Any ideas from people who have made it to class with ard 4 years of work experience or how to compensate for my less than average work experience.

Awaiting guidance from the admitted & experienced MiF admits.

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Re: 2012 LBS MiF Applicants welcome! [#permalink] New post 30 Apr 2012, 20:52
wow, you have quite an impressive profile :) hope you hear from LBS soon!

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First of all, thanks and bravo for this very interesting thread.
I've applied to the MIF (WE format) on 7 April and am waiting for an answer...
Education: master in law,suspended PhD in law, professional degree in banking.
10 years work experience in retail and corporate banking. Branch manager (retail)for 6 years (last position: 2 branches, 16 employees, 190M€ in deposits and 170M€ in loans, 8500 clients). 1.5 years as a risk analyst for large and medium-sized businesses. Current job: risk analyst, banking sector.GMAT: 680
I was “strongly” encouraged to apply. Thanks in advance for any advice and feedback on my profile.

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Re: 2012 LBS MiF Applicants welcome! [#permalink] New post 02 May 2012, 04:51
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Hi all, A long time lurker and first time poster. I have been admitted to MiF programme as well. Now looking for a way to finance it. :P Hope to seeyou allif I make it to London this August. Cheers
Congratulations, Mano! I am sending in my confirmation of acceptance along with my commitment fee today. From where in Sri Lankaareyou? One of my good friends in the US is Sinhalese and I have been to Colombo, Kandy, Dambulla, and Bentota (where I experienced the 2004 tsunami :( ) on a visit for her wedding. rk



I am from Colombo, though I have been working in Japan for a while now. :P
You seem to have travelled around in Sri Lanka, though I am sorry to hear that you had to experience the 2004 tsunami.
I am yet to receive my information package from LBS. Lot of decisions to make after that.
Have you decided or started looking for accomodation in London?

cheers


Where in Japan? I have only been to Tokyo for a short trip but hope to visit again someday. They had quite the tsunami tragedy as well :(

I sent my confirmation to LBS a few days ago. I have started looking at some housing options but am trying to stay focused on my CFA exam preparation until the test on 02 June. The housing search is very difficult, especially from far away. If you're used to the small, expensive housing in Japan though, moving to London should be no problem :-D
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Re: 2012 LBS MiF Applicants welcome! [#permalink] New post 03 May 2012, 06:32
Thank you Laman, i jus received THE email: i'm in! See you in London maybe.

wow, you have quite an impressive profile hope you hear from LBS soon!
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Re: 2012 LBS MiF Applicants welcome! [#permalink] New post 03 May 2012, 08:54
Hi,

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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Re: 2012 LBS MiF Applicants welcome! [#permalink] New post 03 May 2012, 12:02
Just got accepted today. Very excited about this course.
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Re: 2012 LBS MiF Applicants welcome! [#permalink] New post 03 May 2012, 22:13
Hi, everyone, I received the email, the good news.
I am so happy and excited.
I found this thread really helpful. At every stage, when feel fretted, this was the place to ease my anxiety and bring me source of information and advice. Good to meet u all here.
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Re: 2012 LBS MiF Applicants welcome! [#permalink] New post 03 May 2012, 22:39
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?
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