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Re: London Business School Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 05 Nov 2013, 09:22
Has anyone heard from their regional admissions consultant to schedule their interview? With the Thanksgiving holiday in the US, I'd like to get mine schedule since I'll be out of town that week. I haven't contacted my admissions consultant since the invitation does say to "be patient." :)
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Re: London Business School Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 05 Nov 2013, 14:18
Are any US applicants planning on working back in the US post-MBA? Just curious if I am shooting myself in the foot by attending a school whose strongest network is UK/EU if I am not planning on working there post graduation.
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Re: London Business School Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 06 Nov 2013, 08:16
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Are any US applicants planning on working back in the US post-MBA? Just curious if I am shooting myself in the foot by attending a school whose strongest network is UK/EU if I am not planning on working there post graduation.


If you look at page 8 of the MBA Employment Report from LBS (can't link but its on their webpage), you'll see that for the 2012 class 30% of students who came from North America returned to North America post grad for work.

As a total, 9% of the 2012 class took positions in North America - but you can see that the percentage is much higher when you look at just applicants who come from there. So there's definitely a good number of people who return after graduation.
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Re: London Business School Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 07 Nov 2013, 12:47
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Has anyone heard from their regional admissions consultant to schedule their interview? With the Thanksgiving holiday in the US, I'd like to get mine schedule since I'll be out of town that week. I haven't contacted my admissions consultant since the invitation does say to "be patient." :)


Hello,
I have contacted my regional consultant/manager at the beginning of the week, and after some e-mails have got the name of my interviewer today (after 4 days).. will try to schedule and finish the interview before Nov.22; as that date is provided as the deadline for Round 1 interviews.
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Re: London Business School Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 07 Nov 2013, 14:11
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randomwalk7386 wrote:
Has anyone heard from their regional admissions consultant to schedule their interview? With the Thanksgiving holiday in the US, I'd like to get mine schedule since I'll be out of town that week. I haven't contacted my admissions consultant since the invitation does say to "be patient." :)


Hello,
I have contacted my regional consultant/manager at the beginning of the week, and after some e-mails have got the name of my interviewer today (after 4 days).. will try to schedule and finish the interview before Nov.22; as that date is provided as the deadline for Round 1 interviews.
Good luck!


I received my interviewer details today as well. Good luck all!
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Re: London Business School Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 08 Nov 2013, 03:51
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randomwalk7386 wrote:
Has anyone heard from their regional admissions consultant to schedule their interview? With the Thanksgiving holiday in the US, I'd like to get mine schedule since I'll be out of town that week. I haven't contacted my admissions consultant since the invitation does say to "be patient." :)


Hello,
I have contacted my regional consultant/manager at the beginning of the week, and after some e-mails have got the name of my interviewer today (after 4 days).. will try to schedule and finish the interview before Nov.22; as that date is provided as the deadline for Round 1 interviews.
Good luck!


Thanks! Where is it noted that Nov 22 is the deadline for Round 1 interviews? It isn't in my interview invitation or listed on the LBS website.
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Re: London Business School Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 10 Nov 2013, 09:56
So anyone had there interview yet? Anyone got any tips?
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Re: London Business School Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 10 Nov 2013, 11:12
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randomwalk7386 wrote:
Has anyone heard from their regional admissions consultant to schedule their interview? With the Thanksgiving holiday in the US, I'd like to get mine schedule since I'll be out of town that week. I haven't contacted my admissions consultant since the invitation does say to "be patient." :)


Hello,
I have contacted my regional consultant/manager at the beginning of the week, and after some e-mails have got the name of my interviewer today (after 4 days).. will try to schedule and finish the interview before Nov.22; as that date is provided as the deadline for Round 1 interviews.
Good luck!


Thanks! Where is it noted that Nov 22 is the deadline for Round 1 interviews? It isn't in my interview invitation or listed on the LBS website.


Regional managers indicate that via e-mail when they contact with you.. the deadline for R1 interviews is Nov.22.
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Re: London Business School Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 11 Nov 2013, 13:15
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Hi guys. I had my interview today, so some general tips:

1. Know your CV inside out- don't just say what you do, detail a story or anecdote that actually captures 'you'. My interviewer seemed more interested when I wasn't just saying things but actively giving examples.
2. Have your basic behavioural question answers ready- conflict, leadership, teamwork - what you learned from each experience is crucial.
3. Why the MBA, why now? Prepare to have this challenged. Talk to your friends- know what you could be challenged on, chances are you have had friends or family already ask you these questions, so be prepared to defend your view. It's hard to challenge your background and experience, so if you can bring this in part of your answer: do it. For me, I really need this for a crucial jump start for what I want to do post-MBA, and I knew what aspects of programme I needed to be involved with to reach those goals.
4. Why LBS? I had also applied for INSEAD so my interviewer really wanted to know which was my first preference (for me, this was easy as I REALLY want to attend LBS for several reasons- however if you're applying for several schools, be prepared to give the reasons why LBS is right for you, over and above each of these other schools.)
5. Know yourself, and your own unique story and stick to it. What is it about you that is deliciously different? Don't hide who you are; my interviewer particularly liked parts of my application which weren't even part of my main essays, things like my hobbies which she was also interested in so we spoke a lot about that. At the end of the day, you are a person being judged on if you would be an interesting, thoughtful and inspiring class member to your peers. Bring out your random side!
6. Have three keywords in your head that you consistently bring in to your responses: your messaging describing YOU and your brand is crucial. What are the three keywords that you want to leave your interviewer with, long after you leave and after they've seen many other interviewees. Stand out and help them remember your three key words!
7. The presentation is not designed to trip you up, it's a check of clarity in thinking. Use some basic presentation structure skills and you will be fine. Bring in a recent topical (and relevant!) news headlines and you'll probably score better, but I think it's mostly on clarity of structure.
8. Be genuinely interested in your interviewer- LBS is one of the most thorough schools for matching potential candidates with interviewers with similar backgrounds and/or goals. Take advantage of this! This is your opportunity to ask someone who has probably been in very similar shoes to you as to how they managed their career transitions, what they found easy and hard, what they wished they had done during their time at LBS, and most importantly - what they definitely recommend doing whilst attending. My interviewer gave me a list of classes that she said were amazing- this is all great knowledge and it's your chance to get to know someone who has been through through the process.

It was a tough, thorough interview, but I am so impressed with the interviewer. So far I've only met very friendly, intelligent and inspiring students and alumni and this alumni was no exception.

If anyone has any specific questions, PM me, happy to answer, or happy to do general questions on the thread. Good luck to all interviewing soon!
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Re: London Business School Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 11 Nov 2013, 14:13
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Hi guys. I had my interview today, so some general tips:

1. Know your CV inside out- don't just say what you do, detail a story or anecdote that actually captures 'you'. My interviewer seemed more interested when I wasn't just saying things but actively giving examples.
2. Have your basic behavioural question answers ready- conflict, leadership, teamwork - what you learned from each experience is crucial.
3. Why the MBA, why now? Prepare to have this challenged. Talk to your friends- know what you could be challenged on, chances are you have had friends or family already ask you these questions, so be prepared to defend your view. It's hard to challenge your background and experience, so if you can bring this in part of your answer: do it. For me, I really need this for a crucial jump start for what I want to do post-MBA, and I knew what aspects of programme I needed to be involved with to reach those goals.
4. Why LBS? I had also applied for INSEAD so my interviewer really wanted to know which was my first preference (for me, this was easy as I REALLY want to attend LBS for several reasons- however if you're applying for several schools, be prepared to give the reasons why LBS is right for you, over and above each of these other schools.)
5. Know yourself, and your own unique story and stick to it. What is it about you that is deliciously different? Don't hide who you are; my interviewer particularly liked parts of my application which weren't even part of my main essays, things like my hobbies which she was also interested in so we spoke a lot about that. At the end of the day, you are a person being judged on if you would be an interesting, thoughtful and inspiring class member to your peers. Bring out your random side!
6. Have three keywords in your head that you consistently bring in to your responses: your messaging describing YOU and your brand is crucial. What are the three keywords that you want to leave your interviewer with, long after you leave and after they've seen many other interviewees. Stand out and help them remember your three key words!
7. The presentation is not designed to trip you up, it's a check of clarity in thinking. Use some basic presentation structure skills and you will be fine. Bring in a recent topical (and relevant!) news headlines and you'll probably score better, but I think it's mostly on clarity of structure.
8. Be genuinely interested in your interviewer- LBS is one of the most thorough schools for matching potential candidates with interviewers with similar backgrounds and/or goals. Take advantage of this! This is your opportunity to ask someone who has probably been in very similar shoes to you as to how they managed their career transitions, what they found easy and hard, what they wished they had done during their time at LBS, and most importantly - what they definitely recommend doing whilst attending. My interviewer gave me a list of classes that she said were amazing- this is all great knowledge and it's your chance to get to know someone who has been through through the process.

It was a tough, thorough interview, but I am so impressed with the interviewer. So far I've only met very friendly, intelligent and inspiring students and alumni and this alumni was no exception.

If anyone has any specific questions, PM me, happy to answer, or happy to do general questions on the thread. Good luck to all interviewing soon!


Thanks MBADreams! That is a great summary. I have my interview tomorrow. Hopefully I will be joining you for class of '16! One question, what did you have to do your 5 mins presentation on, was it a current news topic?

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Re: London Business School Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 12 Nov 2013, 01:27
LondonCity wrote:

Thanks MBADreams! That is a great summary. I have my interview tomorrow. Hopefully I will be joining you for class of '16! One question, what did you have to do your 5 mins presentation on, was it a current news topic?

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Fingers crossed for us, LondonCity! Good luck for today! The presentation was just a general statement, to do with business operations. I had a cheeky quick scan of the other topics (your interviewer will give you your topic, but they get a list of five), and basically even if they pull in a news story as the main paragraph (to set context), the actual question itself has to do with a business/general issue that you wil definitely have some sort of knowledge about. For example, I had my main paragraph on an extract from a academic report, and the question was what I would do to do X and Y. Not difficult, so don't worry! Keep it structured, and you'll be fine!
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Re: London Business School Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 12 Nov 2013, 03:50
Anybody from the Middle East (more specifically the UAE) had their interview?
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Re: London Business School Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 13 Nov 2013, 16:00
FROM LBS Admissions Blog: Are you the ideal MiM candidate?
Postgraduate programmes research… we understand there is so much information to review about entry requirements, work experience, GMAT scores, and further to that no shortage of tips on how to make your application more competitive. Whilst these things are all very important to consider before you even get to the application stage, I would like […]

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Re: London Business School Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 13 Nov 2013, 16:00
FROM LBS Admissions Blog: After my travels……
I have been travelling recently to take part in our renowned International Information Sessions and World Alumni Celebrations (WAC) in Latin America, and it has been the most extraordinary trip of my life! Why? Well, I certainly enjoyed visiting new countries and exploring delicious gastronomic paths trying out my now favourites ceviche, feijoada and spicy […]

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FROM LBS Admissions Blog: MiM2015: Has the journey begun?
In last week’s post, my colleague Nicoleta provided an insight into the types of candidates we look for on the Masters in Management. So now that you have identified yourself as a good fit, you may think that you should apply straight away. While this is one option, deciding whether you intend to pursue your […]

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Re: London Business School Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 15 Nov 2013, 03:15
So, do you think we have to wait till the 12th of December to find out, or might they let us know a bit earlier?
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Re: London Business School Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 15 Nov 2013, 06:38
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So, do you think we have to wait till the 12th of December to find out, or might they let us know a bit earlier?


It seems from the prior threads on here, as well as the emails from my LBS admissions representative, we will find out on December 12th by midnight GMT.
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FROM LBS Admissions Blog: How to impress at a business school interview
Winter is coming…actually,  in London  it’s already here. For MBA Admissions, this means we are organising Stage 1 interviews all over the world, and I do mean everywhere, from Athens to Jamaica. This is the perfect time to talk about interviews, and more specifically things candidates have done really well. This post is titled ‘how […]

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I don't know whether this is appropriate place to post this - The Threadmaster of this school can weigh in.
Following is the calender of Information events of LBS that will be organized at various locations in the world. It may be helpful for the prospective candidates.

Information session (Beijing)
05 Dec 2013  18.30-21.00  Beijing, China

MBA Information Session (on-campus)
11 Dec 2013  18.30-21.00  London, UK

Information session (Los Angeles)

06 Jan 2014  18.30-21.00  Los Angeles, USA

One to one meetings Los Angeles
07 Jan 2014  08.00-19.00  Los Angeles, USA

Information Session (Melbourne)
25 Feb 2014  18.30-21.30  Melbourne, Australia

Information Session (Sydney)

27 Feb 2014  18.30-21.30  Sydney, Australia

Registration Link :- http://www.london.edu/programmes/infoev ... Select=MBA


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Re: London Business School Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 18 Nov 2013, 08:10
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Does anyone know whether I should attempt to use british spelling on the apps? (program vs programme)

I'm definitely more comfortable w/ the US convention, but not sure if it'll read less professionally to the UK adcoms.


In my app I generally used US convention in my essay but used UK convention if referring to a specific program or aspect at LBS (ex. Summer Consulting Programme). I really don't think it makes much of a difference since the AdCom will be aware that you're from the US.
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