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Re: London Business School Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 19 Nov 2013, 01:15
Completed my interview yesterday with an alum in India. Was very conversational, lasted 75 mins...The presentation topic was extremely simple and straightforward...The alum was very friendly, and spent a long time taking questions and telling me about his experience at LBS....

all the best to the ones scheduled to interview soon, and fingers crossed for the 12th of Dec.
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Re: London Business School Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 25 Nov 2013, 05:08
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Hi all, I'm currently at LBS and I was in your shoes a few months ago. Here are my three main pieces of advice for MBA applications.

First, I can say that online forums like GC helped me a lot to prepare my applications and my interviews to have a general understanding of what to expect. Thanks GC!

The second very important thing, find 2 or 3 friends to challenge your essays and for mock interviews. For essays, try to have someone with a good understanding of what MBAs are looking for and a good knowledge of yourself. Non natives, might be worth having a native to trim your wording and spelling. For interviews, try to train with several people and different styles.

The third and most important point, get some real experience of LBS. This can be done by visiting the campus if you don't live too far, and/or by meeting students and alumni. There are multiple options to do that, such as contacting the school or students directly. Another even better way is to attend one of the events of the school. Global Energy Summit is a very good one and is held this Friday 29 Nov. Experiencing the school and interacting with its community would allow you to confirm that LBS is the right place for you and would add to your applications and interviews. I think that this last advice is true for every top business school.

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Re: London Business School Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 25 Nov 2013, 17:53
Should we be admitted R1, does anyone know what the deadline to give LBS an answer and deposit would be?
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Re: London Business School Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 26 Nov 2013, 10:01
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Should we be admitted R1, does anyone know what the deadline to give LBS an answer and deposit would be?
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Re: London Business School Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 29 Nov 2013, 05:00
FROM LBS Admissions Blog: How important are business school rankings, really?
….Is a question which has been hotly debated by business schools and candidates for some time, and will likely continue to stimulate discussion long into the future. I’ll be honest, I am unashamedly pro-rankings. Frankly, I think they are hugely important and I’m happy to defend this perspective. That said, its fair to say that rankings are […]

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Re: London Business School Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 30 Nov 2013, 12:27
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Should we be admitted R1, does anyone know what the deadline to give LBS an answer and deposit would be?



I heard it was around £1000 and that it was approximately 4 weeks for the deposit, but please don't take my word for it!! It may just be a rumour. It may say on the website somewhere but pretty hard to find.

Waiting to find out if I got in is all I can think about at the moment. 12th of December feels a long way away but really not long now. Fingers crossed I get to find out how much the deposit is!!!
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Re: London Business School Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 01 Dec 2013, 06:45
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Should we be admitted R1, does anyone know what the deadline to give LBS an answer and deposit would be?



I heard it was around £1000 and that it was approximately 4 weeks for the deposit, but please don't take my word for it!! It may just be a rumour. It may say on the website somewhere but pretty hard to find.

Waiting to find out if I got in is all I can think about at the moment. 12th of December feels a long way away but really not long now. Fingers crossed I get to find out how much the deposit is!!!


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Re: London Business School Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 02 Dec 2013, 06:00
FROM LBS Admissions Blog: Should I retake the GMAT?
Autumn is a busy time for us in the admissions office, as we participate in a variety of recruitment events to meet and speak with candidates from around the world.   This year one question that many of you have been asking is whether you should retake the GMAT to make your application more competitive. Firstly, […]

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Re: London Business School Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 04 Dec 2013, 06:05
8 days till we find out! I really don't want to get my hopes up but I really don't have a plan B so got to think positive at the moment. Does anyone ever get feedback on their applications if they don't get in?
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Re: London Business School Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 04 Dec 2013, 06:56
I'm counting business days, as they progress a little bit faster (on weekends it's easier to forget about this...)! 6 business days and counting!!
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Re: London Business School Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 04 Dec 2013, 07:02
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I'm counting business days, as they progress a little bit faster (on weekends it's easier to forget about this...)! 6 business days and counting!!



Love it!! That is a brilliant way to look at it. Yes, easier to forget about it on the weekends. How did you find your interview? I found mine good but I have been worrying that maybe I relaxed a little bit too much at the end. Especially after the interview when it was the opportunity to ask questions, I found myself slouching in the chair, a combination of a friendly interviewer and the adrenalin leaving my body after an intense hour of questions meant I felt way too relaxed!

I especially found the areas of improvement questions hard because really if you answer those well, it makes you look bad but if you don't give a good answer then they think you don't really know yourself well enough. Gosh this is killing me! It is my only school for round 1 and I'm wondering if I should've applied to more. It is a tough school to get into.
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Re: London Business School Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 06 Dec 2013, 08:34
The problem of having a dream school like LBS is the fear that the dream can be taken away. Anyone got any back-up plans if they don't get in? I am pretty stumped as to what I will do, probably will have to reassess my plans. Anyone know what the percentage is for people who interview who then get offers?
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Re: London Business School Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 08 Dec 2013, 06:53
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The problem of having a dream school like LBS is the fear that the dream can be taken away. Anyone got any back-up plans if they don't get in? I am pretty stumped as to what I will do, probably will have to reassess my plans. Anyone know what the percentage is for people who interview who then get offers?


My guess using US MBA stats is that 45% gets interviewed, roughly half of those are accepted into the program, and finally around half of this last group accepts the invitation.
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The problem of having a dream school like LBS is the fear that the dream can be taken away. Anyone got any back-up plans if they don't get in? I am pretty stumped as to what I will do, probably will have to reassess my plans. Anyone know what the percentage is for people who interview who then get offers?


My guess using US MBA stats is that 45% gets interviewed, roughly half of those are accepted into the program, and finally around half of this last group accepts the invitation.



Thanks, that sounds about right. Well, got my fingers crossed for Thursday. Good luck everyone!
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LondonCity wrote:
The problem of having a dream school like LBS is the fear that the dream can be taken away. Anyone got any back-up plans if they don't get in? I am pretty stumped as to what I will do, probably will have to reassess my plans. Anyone know what the percentage is for people who interview who then get offers?


Their admissions rep at an event I attended told me that they interview about 30% of all applicants and accept about 75% of interviewees (including those taken from the waitlist)
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Re: London Business School Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 09 Dec 2013, 13:46
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The problem of having a dream school like LBS is the fear that the dream can be taken away. Anyone got any back-up plans if they don't get in? I am pretty stumped as to what I will do, probably will have to reassess my plans. Anyone know what the percentage is for people who interview who then get offers?


Their admissions rep at an event I attended told me that they interview about 30% of all applicants and accept about 75% of interviewees (including those taken from the waitlist)



Thanks, those aren't too bad odds. Obviously it will depend on the applicants but I would be very sad to have made it all the way to interview and then not get in! I'm trying not to get my hopes up and prepare myself for bad news. Only 3 days to go now so won't be long till we all know.

There is a part of me that wishes we found out on friday rather than thursday, not for the extra wait but so that if it is bad news, I don't have to go into work the following day! Are you looking to go to LBS BrottScott?
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Re: London Business School Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 10 Dec 2013, 01:49
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The problem of having a dream school like LBS is the fear that the dream can be taken away. Anyone got any back-up plans if they don't get in? I am pretty stumped as to what I will do, probably will have to reassess my plans. Anyone know what the percentage is for people who interview who then get offers?


Their admissions rep at an event I attended told me that they interview about 30% of all applicants and accept about 75% of interviewees (including those taken from the waitlist)


Wow that sounds pretty high (the 75%). Don't know how accurate the figure is, and... I know it doesn't change anything to my decision, that's most likely already taken, ...

but you just made my day :)
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Re: London Business School Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 10 Dec 2013, 02:00
FROM LBS Admissions Blog: What’s new on the MiM?
Now we have had some posts about the team, entry requirements and a snapshot of the MiM2014 orientation, let me tell you about new updates to the programme for the Class of 2015!   Let me start by introducing our all singing, all dancing brochure (please note it will not sing or dance, but it […]

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