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Re: LONDON BUSINESS SCHOOL MASTERS IN MANAGEMENT 2011 [#permalink] New post 23 Apr 2010, 11:24
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oh i am reli sorry about that :(
i think life is like this, but i am sure you have some offer from other universities?
and btw may i ask what your other two friends got in GMAT? I am a bit surprised that they dinged you as you have 690 in your gmat but then that has let you know that you may have to improve in filling out the form and in other areas
all in all i think you just cant be let down by this, you still have exams to do :)
gd luck in your future and other applications :)
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Re: LONDON BUSINESS SCHOOL MASTERS IN MANAGEMENT 2011 [#permalink] New post 23 Apr 2010, 11:26
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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



Thanks. I'm in round 4 (april 6th) so it was not the email I was hoping to get today
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Re: LONDON BUSINESS SCHOOL MASTERS IN MANAGEMENT 2011 [#permalink] New post 23 Apr 2010, 14:08
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@WVB25

oh i am reli sorry about that :(
i think life is like this, but i am sure you have some offer from other universities?
and btw may i ask what your other two friends got in GMAT? I am a bit surprised that they dinged you as you have 690 in your gmat but then that has let you know that you may have to improve in filling out the form and in other areas
all in all i think you just cant be let down by this, you still have exams to do :)
gd luck in your future and other applications :)


Well, there were 4 of us applying, 2 girls and 2 boys. All girls were dinged :D
Those accepted, got 610 and 680 in GMAT.

THe only thing i regret, I shouldn't have written so much WE :(

I have 0 offers from other unis, this week I submitted my application to ESADE Business School, and are going to send documents to Imperial College.. Congs with good news, hope u get accepted !!
It was the first time i filled an application and there was no one to consult with, so I think u are right.

Congs once again !!!!
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Re: LONDON BUSINESS SCHOOL MASTERS IN MANAGEMENT 2011 [#permalink] New post 23 Apr 2010, 15:41
Hello everyone,

I've been following this thread for a while, but haven’t had time to reply as I work full-time, and the LBS took up a lot of my free time.

I applied in r4 and got an email today confirming I have been short listed for an interview.

My Profile:
22/m/Pakistani (living primarily in Pakistan, but in UK for the last 3 years)
BSc Financial Economics (graduated with high 2.1)
GMAT 700 Q 47 V 38 AWA 5.5
W/E: VP Education for Students Union, and Trustee for the same charity (10 months so far, 2 months to go)
Entrepreneurial background, with 2 past businesses, president of uni social enterprise and entrepreneurship societies, 2005 internship in ABN Amro.

Could anyone tell me of what I might my interviewer be targeting me on? I understand that questions such as Why LBS/MIM etc are regular, but what else do interviewers tend to focus on (academics/experience)? Also, are we paired up with interviewers who have a similar background?

Congrats to all of those who have already been admitted, and good luck to those being interviewed.

Best,

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Re: LONDON BUSINESS SCHOOL MASTERS IN MANAGEMENT 2011 [#permalink] New post 23 Apr 2010, 16:10
You should be paired up with someone with a similar background, but I wasn't. I'd say the biggest thing they focus on is your ability to work in a team. They'll definitely ask you for examples of when you had a conflict at work/school to see how you were able to deal with it and work with your team members to solve the problem. Teamwork seems to be a huge focus at LBS across all programs. They even ask about it on the app, in the form of the study group question!
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Re: LONDON BUSINESS SCHOOL MASTERS IN MANAGEMENT 2011 [#permalink] New post 24 Apr 2010, 09:41
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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?


Yes I think that Consulting & IB offers sum up to > 50% of all offers. I guess this is due the economic focus here in London. The biggest/tier-1 firms start recruiting in October and a lot of people got dings from them and had to apply to the next batch of firms (tier-2 so to say). People are still applying and interviewing with these and getting offers as well. Some MiMs started applying back in their countries of origin to gather top jobs there - this process is still active as well. So, no, not getting an offer in autumn does not mean you have lost you chances - even top firms hire later as well.
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Re: LONDON BUSINESS SCHOOL MASTERS IN MANAGEMENT 2011 [#permalink] New post 24 Apr 2010, 15:47
WOW! I'm soooo sorry for those rejected! :( I guess the R4 applicants were not as lucky as the R3 (8/8 got interviews!). If it's true that now there are offering 150 places for next year, there are a lot of places available still...

A person with 610 got to the interview stage... from the same nationality / background as another one with 690 who got rejected straight away... this means they are looking for something in particular in the essays... otherwise, I do not understand...
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Re: LONDON BUSINESS SCHOOL MASTERS IN MANAGEMENT 2011 [#permalink] New post 27 Apr 2010, 13:32
I got the interview email for round 4 today
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Re: LONDON BUSINESS SCHOOL MASTERS IN MANAGEMENT 2011 [#permalink] New post 28 Apr 2010, 11:58
Has anyone been matched up with their "buddy" yet? I got an e-mail from mine today. Also, I've been asked by almost every person involved in the MiM about if I think my math skills will be up to par. I assume it's because I have a media background, but I've taken two years of calculus. Could I do any of it now, four years later? Probably not. But I've always been pretty good at math and anything I may have forgotten that's necessary for this course was refreshed when I studied for the GMAT lol. Does anyone else keep getting these questions from people associated with the program, or is it just because I don't have an undergraduate degree in a subject with a strong quantitative focus?
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Re: LONDON BUSINESS SCHOOL MASTERS IN MANAGEMENT 2011 [#permalink] New post 28 Apr 2010, 16:03
Yes! Mine is Spanish! :)

About your maths skills... you got 750 in the GMAT! You know your Maths! Plus I reckon the max maths skills we'll need are + - x % for accounting! lol!!!

No one has asked me about my Maths skills... I guess it's because you come from a non-quantitive backgound, but still! I've done A LOT of calculus and algebra, but that was also 3-4years ago for me... I remember almost nothing! Anyway, I don't think we'll need to use weird Laplace transforms for differential equations or to use the Gauss's theorem... (ohh... sweet first two years at uni... all this Maths for NOTHING!). I think we will just need basic differentiation/integration...
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Re: LONDON BUSINESS SCHOOL MASTERS IN MANAGEMENT 2011 [#permalink] New post 03 May 2010, 15:03
hi guys,

I am wondering if any of you from Europe has heard back from them about the interview details? I reckon we will receive the details this week?
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Re: LONDON BUSINESS SCHOOL MASTERS IN MANAGEMENT 2011 [#permalink] New post 05 May 2010, 21:03
GOOD LUCK TO ALL THE R4 APPLICANTS!

I was so excited to have paid my commitment fee and feeling like being a true member of the LBS community
and then I got an offer from LSE's MSc in Management, Organisations and Governance...
decision, decision, decision...

From what I've heard, LSE seems to be a lot more theoretical than LBS. It's a much bigger school and (arguably) more widely recognized worldwide (or maybe just in the US?)
Does anyone have any insights? Any input would be appreciated, thank you!
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Re: LONDON BUSINESS SCHOOL MASTERS IN MANAGEMENT 2011 [#permalink] New post 06 May 2010, 02:28
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From what I've heard, LSE seems to be a lot more theoretical than LBS. It's a much bigger school and (arguably) more widely recognized worldwide (or maybe just in the US?)
Does anyone have any insights? Any input would be appreciated, thank you!


LSE is a quite large and very well known institution offering both undergraduate and graduate programmes. In contrast, LBS is rather small and has, in the past, only offered graduate programmes for persons with work experience (MBA, EMBA, MiF). Hence, LBS in widely unknown to the "mass" of undergraduate students and the general public. The MiM programme is LBS' first programme targeted at recent graduates and therefore the first one to "compete" with MSc programmes at other institutions (LSE, Oxbridge, ...)
You can be assured that LBS is very well known in the business world - every HR person in a bigger company will know about the school - in Europe, in Asia and the US.

I too had an offer from LSE (MSc in Management and Strategy), but chose LBS because of the more applied, vocational approach. I spoke to several LSE students and they pointed out the theoretical approach at LSE quite clearly. Since my first degree was quite theoretical I went for LBS - and it turned out to be a good choice.

Both universities are great, but have pros and cons (courses, campus community, class, applied/theoretical, network, ...).
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Re: LONDON BUSINESS SCHOOL MASTERS IN MANAGEMENT 2011 [#permalink] New post 06 May 2010, 08:22
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Both universities are great, but have pros and cons (courses, campus community, class, applied/theoretical, network, ...).


Thank you so much for the insightful comparison! Would you like to go more in depth about the pros and cons of both school? I greatly appreciate it, thank you!
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Re: LONDON BUSINESS SCHOOL MASTERS IN MANAGEMENT 2011 [#permalink] New post 10 May 2010, 14:43
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Thank you so much for the insightful comparison! Would you like to go more in depth about the pros and cons of both school? I greatly appreciate it, thank you!


I think I won't be able to do a fair comparison as I have no experience with LSE.
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Re: LONDON BUSINESS SCHOOL MASTERS IN MANAGEMENT 2011 [#permalink] New post 10 May 2010, 21:45
Has anyone in Round 4 received their interview details/had their interview yet? This forum seems to have died after Round 3. Any lurkers come out of the woodwork and introduce yourselves! I need some sort of LBS-related news to hold me over until September!
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Re: LONDON BUSINESS SCHOOL MASTERS IN MANAGEMENT 2011 [#permalink] New post 11 May 2010, 07:08
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Has anyone in Round 4 received their interview details/had their interview yet? This forum seems to have died after Round 3. Any lurkers come out of the woodwork and introduce yourselves! I need some sort of LBS-related news to hold me over until September!


hihi

I did ask them a week ago but no one has answered me. Strangely for me who is in London, they have arranged an alumnus to interview me and we have arranged for it to take place next monday and back in LBS -.-

I did read through all the posts but can anyone please tell me again what specific leadership/teamwork questions they asked you?

thanks so much :-D
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Re: LONDON BUSINESS SCHOOL MASTERS IN MANAGEMENT 2011 [#permalink] New post 11 May 2010, 19:40
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I did read through all the posts but can anyone please tell me again what specific leadership/teamwork questions they asked you?


Hi Zevot! A MBA alumni interviewed me in Toronto so I drove over from Waterloo. I think they're all given really rough guidelines to follow for the interviews. He went into a lot of depth regarding one leadership experience I had, namely, how I started up my school's tennis club. He asked about the challenges I faced as the co-founder and whether any conflicts arose. The interesting point he brought up regarding a conflict was whether or not I thought the conflict would have positive impacts on the club. I think that during the interviews, just be open to these sort of things because I'm sure they will teach us all about it in the classes and case studies. I kind of just gave him a couple of nods and murmured 'interesting...' Hahahaha.

Bottom line is expect some questions about leadership, strengths and weaknesses and conflict management.

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Re: LONDON BUSINESS SCHOOL MASTERS IN MANAGEMENT 2011 [#permalink] New post 13 May 2010, 15:22
@Yogotiger

Thanks so much for your helpful reply. I am also wondering how they will ask what my planned contribution is , because in the previous posts I haven't seen anyone saying they got asked about that except in the app form.

thanks again

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Has anyone been matched up with their "buddy" yet?....

can someone please explain this buddy thing to me as well? :)
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Re: LONDON BUSINESS SCHOOL MASTERS IN MANAGEMENT 2011 [#permalink] New post 18 May 2010, 00:58
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I was asked what my contribution to the class and the school would be during my interview. I felt like they were really concerned with the class atmosphere and my ability to fit in the class, and help create bonds between classmates. Just be yourself, think about which clubs you would like to join, what they do and why you'd like it. My interview was on campus. Maybe an alumni won't ask you these questions.

The buddy programme means the MiM adcom will give you the contact info of one 2010 MiM, who will be your buddy. This allows you to ask questions, get some advice and eventually meet a current student.
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