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13 Dec 2011, 06:09
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Hello everyone! For some strange reason LBS MiF applicants are much more quiet than MBA ones. Probably it's worthy to have our own small party here to make you feel more comfortable! Let's share experience and support each other in this hectic and nerves-breaking time.

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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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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

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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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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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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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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26 Dec 2011, 22:10
PTK wrote:
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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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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Yup agree spending time on good essays score over higher gmat, as long as its above 650..

Interview was quite chilled-out. Just spoke about the market, common people in the market, the course, London and basic qns like why not CFA. It was more like a conversation than an interview. Two thursdays after the interview I got the admit email. Still awaiting offer package, portal login and related stuff.

Good luck guys
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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
CFA Level 2 Candidate

Could anyone indicate when I can expect the final decision on the admission part?
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01 Jan 2012, 06:12
Hi Venkared! Your interviewer now should send the report to the school and after that the countdown begins. Adcom meets every Thursday so literally you can hear from then at any thursday after your interview report is submitted. It seems that you've applied in R2 as me, so the latest when you should hear about adcom decision is Jan 27. Good luck

Can you please tell us about your interview in details, how it was, what kind of questions, etc.
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01 Jan 2012, 06:15
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Dear Applicants, MiF program was added to the drop-down list for LBS so you can add it to your profile properly! Please do it as then we can get automaticly updated statistics here:
http://gmatclub.com/forum/profile/schools/view/school:86/year:2012/program_id:409 Thanx!

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arunsundaram wrote:
Yup agree spending time on good essays score over higher gmat, as long as its above 650..

Interview was quite chilled-out. Just spoke about the market, common people in the market, the course, London and basic qns like why not CFA. It was more like a conversation than an interview. Two thursdays after the interview I got the admit email. Still awaiting offer package, portal login and related stuff.

Good luck guys

Thank you very much for details, very helpful. Though it depends on the interviewer very much, I'd like to hope that mine would be as chilled out as yours Good luck to us all!
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01 Jan 2012, 06:41
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Thanks laman for the info.

Interview was good. It lasted for 2 hours. I was asked on each and every aspect of my statement. Also I was asked questions on Global markets, Forex movement, etc. The interviewer was trying to understand how much I know about my work. And questions on why MIF, why LBS were obviously there. Overall it was more like a discussion than trying to knock you down.

What are the chances of making it if someone has gone through the interview process. One negative point in my profile is lack of International experience. How much weight will be given to this?
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Hi guys,
I ve got my admit in January for 2013 batch. As I am planning my finances for the course, I just want to know what exactly is the deferment option. Can we join 2014 batch without undergoing the shortlisting and interview process?

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01 Jan 2012, 06:58
venkared wrote:
Thanks laman for the info.

Interview was good. It lasted for 2 hours. I was asked on each and every aspect of my statement. Also I was asked questions on Global markets, Forex movement, etc. The interviewer was trying to understand how much I know about my work. And questions on why MIF, why LBS were obviously there. Overall it was more like a discussion than trying to knock you down.

What are the chances of making it if someone has gone through the interview process. One negative point in my profile is lack of International experience. How much weight will be given to this?

wow 2 hours is long! as I heard interviews last 1-1.5 hours. Which alumni was interviewing you? I mean a recent one? And obviously he should have a similar background with yours as he was able to check about your work.

As they state in the interview shortlist email, the fact that you were invited for the interview already means that you met their published criteria for GMAT score, WE, etc. so I truly believe that you should not worry about international experience too much. Finally, they assess entire profile and yours seem to be quite strong. Good luck and keep us updated

I tried to figure out what % of interviewed people get into LBS finally but unfortunately had not find anything. Feedback from 2010 MiF alumni was 80%, but this is his opinion. For me it seems to make sense, in theory they should get rid of people whose applications were fake in some way, or people made wrong impression. Also they should check how social you are, how well you'll able to match the class... Uhhh.
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01 Jan 2012, 07:51
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MIF LBS ADMISSION STATISTICS FROM VARIOUS SOURCES:

Total Applicants: ~700 (mentioned here @ gmatclub)
Shortlisted for interview: ~30% (by Morgane Fores, AdCom member in reply to my email)
Made the offer: ~70% of the interviewed (by Peter Johnson @ Apr 7, 2008)
Accepted the offer: ~85% of those made the offer (by Peter Johnson @ Apr 7, 2008)
Class size: ~125 (116 in 2011 intake)
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01 Jan 2012, 08:36
Also would like to know how were the job prospects for the 2011 batch as my interviewer said that 2010 was a difficult year to get jobs because of economic downturn.
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02 Jan 2012, 18:32
Hello All:

My referee is filling out the reference form and has a few concerns about the rating section. He is not sure if he needs to provide a descriptive response to the questions under the rating section or just provide a numerical rating (on a scale of 1 to 5).

Your help in this matter is greatly appreciated.

Thanks!
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02 Jan 2012, 21:35
spartan13 wrote:
Hello All:

My referee is filling out the reference form and has a few concerns about the rating section. He is not sure if he needs to provide a descriptive response to the questions under the rating section or just provide a numerical rating (on a scale of 1 to 5).

Your help in this matter is greatly appreciated.

Thanks!

He just need to provide numerical rating under the rating section..the descriptive part is just before that. he needs to fill the descriptive part as per the questions asked.
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04 Jan 2012, 11:38
Thanks bb for adding graphs and charts People, please update your profiles so we'd see live statistics.
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