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Re: LONDON BUSINESS SCHOOL MASTERS IN MANAGEMENT 2011 [#permalink] New post 19 Apr 2010, 11:39
@ hofimax:

I'm looking into different housing options right now and I was wondering when your Orientation Week took place last year? The 2010 dates aren't confirmed yet. Also, would you suggest arriving in London 1 week or 2 weeks prior to the Orientation?

Thanks so much for your help!
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Re: LONDON BUSINESS SCHOOL MASTERS IN MANAGEMENT 2011 [#permalink] New post 19 Apr 2010, 12:03
Has anyone sorted out their funding yet? I contacted the financial aid office, as they decide what US federal aid I'm eligible for based on my FAFSA form. They're restructuring the US loan scheme, so they can't award me any aid until that's figured out. Guess I will be paying the committment fee out of pocket :( I also went to the library a few weeks ago to look at the College Blue Book (it lists every almost every scholarship offered in the US), and out of 6,000 I'm only eligible for three, and they're for very small amounts with decision deadlines in the fall. Oh, the woes of being Caucasian, lower middle class, without any disabilities, going to a school out of the country, studying a popular subject. I don't qualify for anything lol. And my friends or family are not in a financial position to give me any assistance.

I did apply for the LBS Annual Fund scholarship though, so fingers crossed!
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Re: LONDON BUSINESS SCHOOL MASTERS IN MANAGEMENT 2011 [#permalink] New post 19 Apr 2010, 13:14
Hey KAS1986,
I too am getting a huge headache from trying to sort out the funding ... and it's the main reason I'm still considering my alternative school. I'm hoping to get about 10K CAD from the Ontario Student Assistance Program (a Canadian federal loan) and my parents are willing to chip in a little bit, but I still have a SIGNIFICANT chunk that I have to worry about, including the ridiculous living expenses in London :? Once I make my final decision on LBS, I'm definitely going to apply for some scholarships from LBS and Canada but I don't have big hopes for them. Looks like I'm going to have to take out a substantial line of credit... :(
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Re: LONDON BUSINESS SCHOOL MASTERS IN MANAGEMENT 2011 [#permalink] New post 19 Apr 2010, 13:43
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Don't worry about the living expenses too much. All the areas right around LBS are ridiculously expensive, because it's right near Regent's Park, but I would never live there. It's really not necessary for me to live within walking distance of the school. I lived in Zone 2 last year and paid £320 a month for a pretty good sized furnished room. I don't expect to get that lucky again, but under £500/month is completely feasible. Plus we get discounted Tube fares, and there's always Iceland's where you can get frozen meals for £1 (and Primark!). I only made £8.50 an hour and was able to take care of all my expenses and save up some money. The only problem is that you have to have the funding for what they've determined your living expenses will be up front. I'll get the money, but definitely won't spend all of it.

I paid a lot more in rent living in a shared room in Los Angeles than I did in London, even with the conversion.
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Re: LONDON BUSINESS SCHOOL MASTERS IN MANAGEMENT 2011 [#permalink] New post 19 Apr 2010, 19:30
Wow, £320 per month is amazing! May I ask how you found it?
I guess I will be living off of those £1 frozen meals from Icelands haha
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Re: LONDON BUSINESS SCHOOL MASTERS IN MANAGEMENT 2011 [#permalink] New post 20 Apr 2010, 05:01
Well, I happened to get lucky in that I was staying with my cousin while I was looking for a place and someone moved out. But that was the landlord's set price already. I lived near the Manor House tube station, in a two story house with a backyard, huge kitchen and a living room. So it is possible to find something reasonable. I'd try looking on Gumtree.
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Re: LONDON BUSINESS SCHOOL MASTERS IN MANAGEMENT 2011 [#permalink] New post 20 Apr 2010, 12:00
I wish ESADE's topic was as active as LBS's one... Today I submitted my application but failed to make a payment. So an error page opened with following message:

" We have detected an error in the Application Process.
This may mean we have only captured a portion of your Application Information.
You can try refreshing the page to continue. If the problem persists, please, send us an e-mail describing the stage of the process where the problem occurred."

On top of this they require some documents to be sent by post, and since none of express mail services is available due situation in Europe I don't know what to do :|

If anyone of you had the same problem with fee payment, can u advice me something, is it a common error? :(

I would really appreciate ur support :))

LBS interview decisions will be on Friday !!! :S
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Re: LONDON BUSINESS SCHOOL MASTERS IN MANAGEMENT 2011 [#permalink] New post 22 Apr 2010, 10:01
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I'm looking into different housing options right now and I was wondering when your Orientation Week took place last year? The 2010 dates aren't confirmed yet. Also, would you suggest arriving in London 1 week or 2 weeks prior to the Orientation?


Last year we started off with Orientation Week on September 1. I have no information about the MiM2011 start.

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Hey Hofimax, I was wondering how the employment rate is right now for the current MiMs. Also, woud you be able to share a little bit about the types of students who are struggling to find jobs right now? For example, what are they're backgrounds, maybe where they are in the class, and what companies they have tried? Thanks!


Just wanted to add here, that my fellow MiMs are still getting job offers on a constant basis (for example 3 during last week). Also those who are looking for jobs in their country of origin are often still in the application process. Furthermore I guess that up to 10% or so are not actively looking for a job for various reasons... be it a family company, further education...
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Re: LONDON BUSINESS SCHOOL MASTERS IN MANAGEMENT 2011 [#permalink] New post 22 Apr 2010, 14:09
About the commitment fee payment...

I've paid it through the portal and sent an email with the Payment Form... that's it? I mean, I received an automatic reply email saying "you have paid the 1500GBP" but nothing else.

However, with the 6000GBP, you have to send the Payment Form through email with the credit card details... would I get a reply to that email?

I am just worried they won't received the email or whatever and I'll be rejected for not paying!
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Re: LONDON BUSINESS SCHOOL MASTERS IN MANAGEMENT 2011 [#permalink] New post 22 Apr 2010, 14:28
@Hofimax, would you mind giving us a general overview of the types of roles and positions MiM's are being recruited into in different industries ? Are ibanking and consulting taking up a big piece of the pie? Thanks! Also, do you happen to know anyone who is having more trouble landing a job because of the lack of stellar internships? That's something that worries me because it appears that a lot of the people in the class have great internships while I don't have a good one.

@Kitsune, I'm sorry I can't help you there at all since I haven't paid or figured out how to pay yet :P But as far as I know, the 6000 GBP is due in May so it's not as urgent!
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Re: LONDON BUSINESS SCHOOL MASTERS IN MANAGEMENT 2011 [#permalink] New post 22 Apr 2010, 17:19
@anner,

It's not urgent, but I leave for SE Asia on the 7th and I would like to have everything done before leaving! :)
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Re: LONDON BUSINESS SCHOOL MASTERS IN MANAGEMENT 2011 [#permalink] New post 23 Apr 2010, 08:20
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Hofimax, would you mind giving us a general overview of the types of roles and positions MiM's are being recruited into in different industries ? Are ibanking and consulting taking up a big piece of the pie? Thanks! Also, do you happen to know anyone who is having more trouble landing a job because of the lack of stellar internships? That's something that worries me because it appears that a lot of the people in the class have great internships while I don't have a good one.


MiMs are generally recruited for graduate roles (pre-MBA/pre-experience), which means for UK-based jobs we compete with LSE, Oxbridge, ... Typically that will be Business Analyst in Consulting and Finance and Trainee/Graduate Schemes in Industry. A lot of people wanted into ibanking and consulting but slots were extremely limited this year and competition ridiculous as well. Nevertheless, I would say the majority will go into these two sectors. Some managed to get positions in VC/PE. I do not have the impression that people without "big name" internships have more troubles finding a job than those who have. I guess being at LBS proves that you should be taken seriously. This may be a bit different with the absolute top firms, but even here I am not sure at all.
In the first weeks of the MiM programme you will spend a lot of time tailoring a perfect CV and Cover Letter, and this helps a lot being able to present the experience you got in the best possible way.
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Re: LONDON BUSINESS SCHOOL MASTERS IN MANAGEMENT 2011 [#permalink] New post 23 Apr 2010, 08:52
hey fellow applicants in stage 4, anyone has got the email from LBS? :-D i hvn't heard anything yet :S
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Re: LONDON BUSINESS SCHOOL MASTERS IN MANAGEMENT 2011 [#permalink] New post 23 Apr 2010, 09:27
zevot wrote:
hey fellow applicants in stage 4, anyone has got the email from LBS? :-D i hvn't heard anything yet :S



Not yet...
The excruciating wait is still on. Keep everyone posted if anyone receives any mail.
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Re: LONDON BUSINESS SCHOOL MASTERS IN MANAGEMENT 2011 [#permalink] New post 23 Apr 2010, 09:42
Just got the reply. Progressing to the interview stage :)

I'm sure u guys will be interviewed as well :)

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Re: LONDON BUSINESS SCHOOL MASTERS IN MANAGEMENT 2011 [#permalink] New post 23 Apr 2010, 09:51
@ Hofimax, thank you very much for your reply. So basically what you're saying is that although consulting and ibanking positions have been very hard to come by, a lot of people are getting recruited into them? (you mentioned that you think "majority of will go into these sectors"). Also, I understand that the recruitment for banking and consulting is very early on (October ) - does that mean that if you don't get an offer during that time, you've lost your chance for these 2 sectors?

Sorry about all these questions Hofimax! and thank you very in advance for your help :)


@ anyone waiting for round 4 decisions: in my experience they tend to send out invitations for interviews at the very last minute ie 6-7pm GMT ( I don't know how that happens but I got my email at 1:50 pm EST which is 5 hours behind GMT). I know it's nerve wrecking on the day of, but do keep that in mind and good luck!
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Re: LONDON BUSINESS SCHOOL MASTERS IN MANAGEMENT 2011 [#permalink] New post 23 Apr 2010, 10:31
Haven't received a reply yet :( But my friend got a ding :( :(
Another friend was invited to an interview..

I become a little bit nervous about my WE, it's more than 1 year. They wrote the following:

If you are planning on re-applying, you will need to make sure that you do not exceed the maximum of one year of work experience requirement. We also recommend that you re-apply only if you can highlight new aspects of personal and professional growth and/or demonstrate improvements made in areas of academic weakness.
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Re: LONDON BUSINESS SCHOOL MASTERS IN MANAGEMENT 2011 [#permalink] New post 23 Apr 2010, 11:07
I just got an email asking me to provide more information about my plans for the summer. I don't have much work experience so I guess they wanted to know if I'll be working on that this summer. Anyone else get a similar email? I'm not sure exactly what to make of it but it can't be a good sign
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Re: LONDON BUSINESS SCHOOL MASTERS IN MANAGEMENT 2011 [#permalink] New post 23 Apr 2010, 11:15
@WVB
sorry for your friend getting dinged
i am sure they will see the potential within you and gd luck
hope u can get the interview. :-D :-D

@Zinx
which stage are you in? the deadline for wvb, me and lovewaffle was in early April.
i did get an email on this wednesday asking me to clarify my internships last summer as some of them apparently overlapped within the same timeframe.
i think as long as you show sufficient skills developed in other activities, it's not absolutely essential to have work exp.
gd luck! :-D
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Re: LONDON BUSINESS SCHOOL MASTERS IN MANAGEMENT 2011 [#permalink] New post 23 Apr 2010, 11:16
None of my friends got an email like this... New information, I got a ding :(
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