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Re: The London Business School 2009 thread [#permalink] New post 25 Oct 2008, 01:04
yeah, i visit the LBS blog pretty much daily. This way if i get an interview I will have lots to talk about.

I am getting very nervous now, considering I only applied to two R1 schools (LBS and Cambridge)
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Re: The London Business School 2009 thread [#permalink] New post 25 Oct 2008, 23:07
Thanks for the MBA TV link, buff. I hope all of us will be starring in next year's TV season... :-D
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Re: The London Business School 2009 thread [#permalink] New post 02 Nov 2008, 16:21
I am a late entry here. Count me in for R1.
Did anybody hear about interviews yet?
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Re: The London Business School 2009 thread [#permalink] New post 02 Nov 2008, 18:55
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welcome aboard dagrobo. No one's heard anything from R1. I think LBS, just like last year, will release all its interview decisions on one day.

dagrobo wrote:
I am a late entry here. Count me in for R1.
Did anybody hear about interviews yet?
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Re: The London Business School 2009 thread [#permalink] New post 03 Nov 2008, 10:17
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add me to the R1 bandwagon as well :woohoo
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Re: The London Business School 2009 thread [#permalink] New post 03 Nov 2008, 12:58
Haha excellent - here I was thinking the interest in LBS is low this year ...
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Re: The London Business School 2009 thread [#permalink] New post 03 Nov 2008, 14:04
Thought I'd share an article with you guys:
http://www.economist.com/displaystory.c ... d=12501762

It talks about the new MiM program at LBS. As some of you might know, LBS is on an expansion course:
- Launch of the Master in Management program (MiM): 100 new students, for straight out of college kids with 0 work ex, who will not compete with MBAs for jobs
- Increase in size of MBA program (320 to 380) by adding 1 more stream
- Increase in EMBA program (~15% or so)

The launch of the MiM is heavily debated on campus these days. Some say it's diluting the brand, will take up resources, cannibalize MBA enrollment later on, etc. The dean's argument for the MiM is as follows:
- More income for the school - LBS has a super low endowment compared to other top schools
- More alumni (which later could be useful for MBAs as well) - build scale
- No interfering with MBA (MiM is located off campus - no class sharing)

Aside from that, there's also a lot of construction going on (new student center, renovation, etc.), administrative departments are being moved off campus to create more space on campus for faculty and class/conf rooms (real estate is being purchased around LBS for this).

Good luck with the apps!
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Re: The London Business School 2009 thread [#permalink] New post 11 Nov 2008, 06:34
I'd like to wish all R1 applicants good luck for tomorrow. I for one am very very nervous and will be hiding in a corner at work checking my email every 5 minutes.
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Re: The London Business School 2009 thread [#permalink] New post 11 Nov 2008, 12:00
just got my interview invite :-D
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Re: The London Business School 2009 thread [#permalink] New post 11 Nov 2008, 12:01
Just got interview invite for R1 !
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Re: The London Business School 2009 thread [#permalink] New post 11 Nov 2008, 12:17
Hi All,

I was preparing for a ding tomorrow, but it has come in a day early. Back to the drawing board now.

good luck to all who have/will get interviews!

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Re: The London Business School 2009 thread [#permalink] New post 11 Nov 2008, 13:05
I am another aussie hoping for admission into LBS.

Im a Sydney(Parra---Westie!!! to be exact) boy! I am applying in R2, currently getting my ass into essay-mode!
*fingers crossed*

Love the fact there is so many aussies who may be there..... awesome! Im sick of yanks not being able to go for a beer or two. (I live in San Fran right now)

Cheers,

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Re: The London Business School 2009 thread [#permalink] New post 11 Nov 2008, 13:53
buff - that was brutal and I'm extremely sorry. Keep going - the admit will come - plenty of other great schools would love to have you. Although I'm amazed at why they'd ding you even without an interview; I thought you had a good chance.
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Re: The London Business School 2009 thread [#permalink] New post 11 Nov 2008, 14:32
Just got my interview invite as well -- I suppose I needed some good news today, considering I just completed a relatively mediocre first interview for INSEAD.... :oops:

Congrats to all with invites, and good luck to those still waiting!
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Re: The London Business School 2009 thread [#permalink] New post 11 Nov 2008, 14:36
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buff - that was brutal and I'm extremely sorry. Keep going - the admit will come - plenty of other great schools would love to have you. Although I'm amazed at why they'd ding you even without an interview; I thought you had a good chance.


Agreed, bsd_lover -- I am quite surprised myself...

buffdaddy -- you certainly have been a valuable resource in the LBS-related threads, and I can honestly say I wouldn't have had as much enthusiasm for the school if not for your updates, information and thoughts. I know we're both on similar school paths and you have a very strong profile, so hopefully we may still meet each other during one of these admissions processes. :beer
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Re: The London Business School 2009 thread [#permalink] New post 11 Nov 2008, 19:13
any idea on the interview invite rate vs. the acceptance rate? i heard acceptance rate is around 20% overall.
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Re: The London Business School 2009 thread [#permalink] New post 11 Nov 2008, 19:29
getmeouttahere wrote:
any idea on the interview invite rate vs. the acceptance rate? i heard acceptance rate is around 20% overall.


I vaguely remember the interview rate being like 30-50%, but I could be confusing it with INSEAD.
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Re: The London Business School 2009 thread [#permalink] New post 11 Nov 2008, 19:30
it would make me happy if the rate was closer to your 30% estimate :)
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Re: The London Business School 2009 thread [#permalink] New post 11 Nov 2008, 20:44
getmeouttahere wrote:
it would make me happy if the rate was closer to your 30% estimate :)


Same here. :lol: I remember reading on the BW forums a while ago that LBS tends to be more selective for interviews, so here's to hoping it's true!
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Re: The London Business School 2009 thread [#permalink] New post 11 Nov 2008, 21:38
do those who have been invited for an interview want to post their stats?

i'll go first

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