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Re: LONDON BUSINESS SCHOOL MASTERS IN MANAGEMENT 2011 [#permalink] New post 19 May 2010, 16:10
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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.


Hi guillaumeverdier, thanks so much for your reply. I actually had my interview on Monday already.

My interviewer was incredibly friendly, easily the friendliest stranger I have ever met in my life. She first started off asking why I chose my undergrad university/course and then why lbs/career and some conflict management questions as mentioned by most of you(thanks so much!). She didn't actually ask me other questions that I expected like strength/weakness/my contribution.

and i think she really knew my application well and asked all the questions without even looking at my cv or essay answers. she didn't take any notes as well, and she particularly said at the beginning even if she did that didnt mean it's gd or bad. either way, i think she has really good memory.

but she did ask an interesting scenario-based question as the last question which was if i were a project manager for making the traffic going in the opposite direction in the UK(i.e. cars go forward on the left side of the road), how would I manage the project?

Thinking back at how I answered the questions, I really think I screwed up most of them although I initially left with a good feeling as we were laughing all the time and she was really friendly. but the point is you really never know what she's actually thinking in her mind.

anyway, i think this's a gd exp nonetheless to get to know in depth LBS and even myself. and thanks so much to everyone for being so helpful

i would love to help any R4 applicants who are yet to be interviewed, ask me anything!
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Re: LONDON BUSINESS SCHOOL MASTERS IN MANAGEMENT 2011 [#permalink] New post 19 May 2010, 18:36
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I felt the same way - the more time passed after the interview, the more I second guessed my answers. When is the decision deadline for R4? Soon I hope!
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Re: LONDON BUSINESS SCHOOL MASTERS IN MANAGEMENT 2011 [#permalink] New post 20 May 2010, 13:58
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it's just next Tuesday 25th May but that's also when my exams start :)
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Re: LONDON BUSINESS SCHOOL MASTERS IN MANAGEMENT 2011 [#permalink] New post 22 May 2010, 18:12
Hello everyone! I feel somewhat ashamed typing this as it has been such a long time since I contributed anything to this forum, especially since I started this thread hoping to give it the maximum. Anyway, I am here and ready to answer any concerns or questions that any prospective/admitted MiMs might have. (Lets all keep qs to a reasonable level of detail :-D )
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Re: LONDON BUSINESS SCHOOL MASTERS IN MANAGEMENT 2011 [#permalink] New post 23 May 2010, 12:00
Hi guys,

A lil bit bout me,
23/f/indian ..
background is that i lived in india and the middle east, did my undergrad from Toronto(graduated with a solid GPA)
two internships with PWC Dubai (great recommendations)
I was actively involved in my student body and was heading the council of my 1000 student dorm. Not sure if it makes a difference though anymore what kinda profile i have since I applied fr the last round.


wow I cant believe I found this forum this late. Anyways, for me it was a late decision to do my masters this year.So Iv basically missed all the rounds! even though I applied in second week of april, clearly i fall into R5. Im totally disheartened since Im pretty sure the spots are mostly filled up by now.
Either way, I was kinda hoping for some insight- if by MISTAKE I do make it through to the interview, where was it for most of the international kids out therE? And also, how long are these interviews?

would really appreciate a reply!
thnks!
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Re: LONDON BUSINESS SCHOOL MASTERS IN MANAGEMENT 2011 [#permalink] New post 23 May 2010, 15:23
short3152, hi interviews are shorter or relatively short compared to job interviews. Interviewers are generally very nice and its depends on your location as to who interviews you (in london or nearby the admission team would do it; far away and they will find an alum to do it) (having a huge alumni network greatly helps that way :wink: ) I can't exactly recall but my interview was suppose to be thirty minutes but I think it somehow became a long lively discussion with the interviewer ordering coffee for both of us and then asking me to join him for lunch. And believe me my experience is not unique, other guys in the class had similar experiences, LBS alum are quite nice.
Good luck with the process and keep us posted on this forum!
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Re: LONDON BUSINESS SCHOOL MASTERS IN MANAGEMENT 2011 [#permalink] New post 25 May 2010, 15:02
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welcome!! I will be very willing to help u after my exams which will finish next week. I think ur interview won't be sooner than that.

Btw guys and girls, the decision date for me was today and I still can't believe I have been admitted :D I even doubted for a while if they had made a mistake until I found out there's a student number for me already :)

I have a few questions tho
1. On the website it says u hv to write 2 essays to apply for the scholarship. Where can I find some details of what the 2 essays are about?

2. When should I expect to receive the offer pack and the portal details?

3. When's the exact first date we have to be in the school? Because I have already booked the ticket and may need to change it then.
Thanks so much for all ur help. I wouldn't be able to
make it so far without u guys !! :) hope to see u guys soon :)

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Re: LONDON BUSINESS SCHOOL MASTERS IN MANAGEMENT 2011 [#permalink] New post 01 Jun 2010, 15:40
I am looking into Masters programs for when I graduate next year and the LBS one looks pretty interesting. I had a couple of questions for those who have applied/been admitted:

1. Is there a minimum GPA? How much weight does the university average have compared to the essay questions, GMAT, etc.?

2. Does it matter which round one applies for or are the chances of getting in pretty much the same for each? Can you apply for a second round if you don't get in a previous one?

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Re: LONDON BUSINESS SCHOOL MASTERS IN MANAGEMENT 2011 [#permalink] New post 11 Jun 2010, 00:04
hey guys,

first allow me to congratulate u on this very helpful and active (until recently) thread. @MJ2009 i know ur marketing challenge ended centuries ago but you can hold the success of this thread as a personal accomplishment, it came as the fourth result when i typed "masters in management interview" on google.

i'm an applicant for the dreaded r5, and got my interview e-mail yesterday. i've just read the whole thread ( yes... i have an addictive personality ), and would like to thank everyone for their informative contributions.

i was hoping some more people could step forward and talk a bit about their interview - in particular, what preparation they would recommend and how much of it was concerning general knowledge like the state of the economy or the financial sector. i come from an engineering background and would like to know whether i need to bury myself in piles of the ft, the economist and all that !

thanx =]
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Re: LONDON BUSINESS SCHOOL MASTERS IN MANAGEMENT 2011 [#permalink] New post 11 Jun 2010, 17:30
My interview didn't have any general knowledge type questions. It was all about my background and then my interviewer shared his education experiences with me. It was much more conversational than the typical interview.
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Re: LONDON BUSINESS SCHOOL MASTERS IN MANAGEMENT 2011 [#permalink] New post 12 Jun 2010, 02:56
cool, thanx. i wonder if its different cuz u were interviewed by an alumni instead of a member of the admissions team.. but then again if they didnt ask u anything in the follow-up interview it shudnt be !

The thing is that the e-mail with the interview date (23/6) says:
5) Consider wider issues within the business world, including how these may impact your career options, post-graduation.

which struck home! i got a bad feeling about this one... :oops:
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Re: LONDON BUSINESS SCHOOL MASTERS IN MANAGEMENT 2011 [#permalink] New post 12 Jun 2010, 16:38
Hello,

I've just received an invitation for an interview by LBS! I am getting a little bit nervous as there are no sample interview questions posted in their website and I have no idea how to prepare myself for this interview.

Your posts brought a bit of comfort and relief to me! I would GREATLY appreciate it if you would share a little more about how you prepared for the interview?

Did you look up sample interview questions and practiced answering them? if so, Please share the questions you found useful
Would u say it is necessary to practice a mock interview with someone?
How long was the interview?

Also, is it true that the purpose of the interview is more about validating the applicants and not so much about eliminating people?

Anything you can share would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks!!

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Re: LONDON BUSINESS SCHOOL MASTERS IN MANAGEMENT 2011 [#permalink] New post 12 Jun 2010, 22:35
hey sara,

im at the same stage as you so i can't really help much but im guessing u hvnt received ur interview date yet? you'll get an e-mail telling you that the interview takes about an hour and that it's mostly competency-based. it also includes a few types of questions you should be expecting.
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Since I have given you guys an idea about the interview from my experience can't say much more but about the
"5) Consider wider issues within the business world, including how these may impact your career options, post-graduation." that you mentioned|:
Firstly I don't recall anyone from my class getting that.. I guess its come up after the tough hiring year of 2009-10 that most programmes have faced. They probably want to assess whether you do realize how hard it might be to get a job in say IB or Consulting if things didn't improve much... (although since January hiring is back up) ... So be prepared to give them an idea of how flexible you are in your career goals while at the same time focused. (maybe IB/consulting back home might be an option to bring up etc)
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I agree with MJ2009 - I had an initial interview within an alumnus and then a follow up phone interview with admissions because my original interviewer didn't have a similar background and wasn't able to ask certain questions. While I wasn't given any specific questions regarding the economy, I was told that media is a very difficult industry to break into, was I aware that networking will be crucial, would I be willing to take a nontraditional career path or consider other options while networking, etc. I think question five probably has to do with that. They most likely won't ask you very specific questions that you would have to read finance publications to know the answers to (although if that's your industry it may differ). They just want to you if you've taken the current economic situation into account and be aware of the obstacles you'll have to face during the job search and the extra work you'll have to put in to get around those obstacles. Basically, they want to make sure you don't expect to get admitted, coast through the school year, and expect to be handed your dream job at the end :)
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Re: LONDON BUSINESS SCHOOL MASTERS IN MANAGEMENT 2011 [#permalink] New post 17 Jun 2010, 01:44
thanx guys, this is all very helpful =]
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Re: LONDON BUSINESS SCHOOL MASTERS IN MANAGEMENT 2011 [#permalink] New post 03 Jul 2010, 19:00
smokin wrote:
thanx guys, this is all very helpful =]


Agreed! Makes me excited to apply next year.

I'm curious to see what the final employment figures are like for the exiting class.
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Re: LONDON BUSINESS SCHOOL MASTERS IN MANAGEMENT 2011 [#permalink] New post 03 Jul 2010, 19:35
Okay... I can't quite give specifics of the employment figures but to the extent that I can drop hints, I will say that for the MiMs the figures are up to the par with other programs at LBS. (now you can check those figures and draw comparisons). Personally I have been very impressed with the placements and I'm quite thankful to LBS for where I am headed afterwards.
I will do a debrief post about the whole program as soon as our 'disorientation' week ends - this is just a whole week of partying and pub crawls across London! crazy stuff, i tell you! ;)
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Re: LONDON BUSINESS SCHOOL MASTERS IN MANAGEMENT 2011 [#permalink] New post 20 Jul 2010, 08:02
Can you apply to this course even if you have more than 1 year work experience?

I have 2 years and 2 mos work experience already. Masters in Mgt seems like an interesting course.

Also, do you get to interact with MBA LBS students as well?
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Re: LONDON BUSINESS SCHOOL MASTERS IN MANAGEMENT 2011 [#permalink] New post 27 Jul 2010, 11:01
Hei there, rstl ! I am also considering applying for the class of 2012, and it's nice to meet you. About the GPA, I saw on the official website that there is a minimum 3.5 GPA required... I guess that they pay a lot of attention on the GMAT also, since there applicants come from so many background
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