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Re: The London Business School 2009 thread [#permalink] New post 03 May 2009, 09:00
mj, all u need is the MiM offer pack - which has 6 pdf files.

that is what all the others got. the other files r probably a virus from sumwhr. then again, anything titled fun.exe wud be.

im out of town cause of the wedding as u know, but do mail me for anything specific.
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Re: The London Business School 2009 thread [#permalink] New post 03 May 2009, 09:13
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mj, all u need is the MiM offer pack - which has 6 pdf files.

that is what all the others got. the other files r probably a virus from sumwhr. then again, anything titled fun.exe wud be.

im out of town cause of the wedding as u know, but do mail me for anything specific.


okay now I feel like an idiot and after mailing 3 ppl at LBS with this issue I feel I have jeopardized my admission... unlashedder, u could have told me about this when you got your USB, so I wouldn't have gone crazy... I have 6 pdf files in the MiM Offer pack folder but what are those other folders for then?? and why does the acceptance paper at the very end say that the USB contains "video and other materials you may find useful?" And another thing, they have sent link to the scholarship page but the deadline is stated 22nd April. What does that mean?? Also what about the letter for visa?? where is that? lastly, Enjoy the out-of-town wedding... get crazy but do reply...thanks buddy.
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Re: The London Business School 2009 thread [#permalink] New post 03 May 2009, 09:33
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I have 6 pdf files in the MiM Offer pack folder but what are those other folders for then??

virus

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why does the acceptance paper at the very end say that the USB contains "video and other materials you may find useful?

i asked others, nobody got the video on their pen drive. but it is there on portal, so no prob.

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they have sent link to the scholarship page but the deadline is stated 22nd April

this is as i told u. the original deadline was 22nd. get in touch with the office to confirm if there is another round for the schols also.

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Also what about the letter for visa?? where is that?

portal

just need to follow the 6 pdfs. rest will be made clear when u get portal account. (or on 10th may, whichever comes first)
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Re: The London Business School 2009 thread [#permalink] New post 04 May 2009, 03:34
Hey guys, for those of you who did visit the LBS campus prior to applying, did you attend one of the formal info sessions, or just partake in the drop in sessions that LBS offers ?
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Re: The London Business School 2009 thread [#permalink] New post 06 May 2009, 03:28
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Hey guys, for those of you who did visit the LBS campus prior to applying, did you attend one of the formal info sessions, or just partake in the drop in sessions that LBS offers ?


I attended one of those formal sessions, and found that whatever the adm. guys had to say was useless/redundant/obvious... Can't believe they had a PE prof. lecturing on the 'details' of a 'particular case' to prospective students.. I felt that lecture was so out of place, given the audience.

Anyway, I found the interaction with the students quite useful... with all the "insider" information. So, if you can manage to get hold of current students anywhere.. be it on campus or during formal sessions..jump on.
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Re: The London Business School 2009 thread [#permalink] New post 06 May 2009, 08:31
Thanks for the reply. Ive been debating whether its worth it taking a trip from Canada to go visit the campus in person; Ive heard a lot about how a visit can pay off, and that some schools actually track this info. Ive gone to the info sessions here and have linked up with the local alum club president, and talked to a few current students .... but always wondering whether an in person visit could help :)
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Re: The London Business School 2009 thread [#permalink] New post 21 May 2009, 23:46
Hey all thread is kinda cold so I thought maybe wake us up a little. I got my student visa to the UK in 5 days (compare it to the American one). I'm gonna be travelling now and wont be very active on the forums (but will definitely be here in spirit).
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Re: The London Business School 2009 thread [#permalink] New post 22 May 2009, 04:00
bsd, start the 'Calling all 2010 LBS applicants' thread ! :)
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Re: The London Business School 2009 thread [#permalink] New post 22 May 2009, 05:25
pmenon I think I should pass the baton to class of 2010 (ie. you :) ) Feel free to start one. I'll help out where I can.

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bsd, start the 'Calling all 2010 LBS applicants' thread ! :)
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Re: The London Business School 2009 thread [#permalink] New post 22 May 2009, 07:01
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Hey all thread is kinda cold so I thought maybe wake us up a little. I got my student visa to the UK in 5 days (compare it to the American one). I'm gonna be travelling now and wont be very active on the forums (but will definitely be here in spirit).


bsd, SEE U IN LONDON!!

Where ever your travels take you, don't forget, there is no place like home (i.e GMATCLUB), so do update us on your whereabouts
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Re: The London Business School 2009 thread [#permalink] New post 22 May 2009, 07:31
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Hey all thread is kinda cold so I thought maybe wake us up a little. I got my student visa to the UK in 5 days (compare it to the American one). I'm gonna be travelling now and wont be very active on the forums (but will definitely be here in spirit).


Have fun bsd_lover!
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Re: The London Business School 2009 thread [#permalink] New post 22 May 2009, 08:29
Have a nice travel fella!

You are one of the greatest contributor to this forum, so don't be absent too long. You have new generation of LBS-ers you have to take care of :)
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Re: The London Business School 2009 thread [#permalink] New post 24 May 2009, 00:05
Thanks nink, Pathfinder. I arrived at Auckland, New Zealand today on a humongous Airbus 380 which was only about 50% full and ran 3 hours late (surely there's a business lesson there somewhere). The luxury of Emirates totally annihilates any other competitor's offerings. I'll gladly pay $50 more for the comforts of this airline and for its kick ass entertainment system (300 movies on demand on your own screen .. :shock: )

No admits this year from this city however, so looks like it'll just be some good old fashioned quality time with the parents (and some generous lashings of gclub on the side). Just started reading "the money culture" by Michael Lewis. I'm wondering about any other good ways of spending next 2 months to recharge my batteries and to prepare myself mentally for school again. Any suggestions ?
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Re: The London Business School 2009 thread [#permalink] New post 24 May 2009, 05:26
Emirates is flat out, hands down awesome. On no other airline would I rather spend 13 hours on (as I did recently from Toronto to Dubai). I havent had the chance to fly the A380 yet, but they did announce that they will start the A380 on the Toronto-Dubai route this July, so Im quite excited for my next trip !!

P.S. bsd, did you start a 'Calling all LBS admits' thread last year ? I cant seem to find it if you did ...
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Re: The London Business School 2009 thread [#permalink] New post 24 May 2009, 15:05
Yes - it was I - The thread was titled LBS R1 roll call. The link can be found on the root post of this thread.

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Emirates is flat out, hands down awesome. On no other airline would I rather spend 13 hours on (as I did recently from Toronto to Dubai). I havent had the chance to fly the A380 yet, but they did announce that they will start the A380 on the Toronto-Dubai route this July, so Im quite excited for my next trip !!

P.S. bsd, did you start a 'Calling all LBS admits' thread last year ? I cant seem to find it if you did ...
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Re: The London Business School 2009 thread [#permalink] New post 24 May 2009, 22:21
Sadly, last Friday I received the information that I am only waitlisted :/

I have a question on this. Some information sources (Montauk) state that you should reaffirm your wish to attend the program and update the school about recent accomplishments (just took over the lead for a 2-million€ project). Does LBS belong to the group of schools that appreciate this or to the group of schools where this would rather hurt my application?

I currently more take the waitlist decision like a ding. This is also supported by the article in business week:
http://www.businessweek.com/bschools/co ... 920079.htm

Any success stories that can cheer me up a bit?
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Re: The London Business School 2009 thread [#permalink] New post 24 May 2009, 22:54
Elderas that is disappointing, however, don't lose heart. I can assure you that LBS does appreciate updates. This 2million euro project is excellent news and I would definitely update them about this. Also keep in mind that if you are waitlisted and stay on waitlisted till the end, you will receive either a deferred admit, or a special consideration for next year. I know because this is what happened to me. Check out my debrief here :
gmat-club-opens-account-for-70065.html#p516870


Elderas wrote:
Sadly, last Friday I received the information that I am only waitlisted :/

I have a question on this. Some information sources (Montauk) state that you should reaffirm your wish to attend the program and update the school about recent accomplishments (just took over the lead for a 2-million€ project). Does LBS belong to the group of schools that appreciate this or to the group of schools where this would rather hurt my application?

I currently more take the waitlist decision like a ding. This is also supported by the article in business week:
http://www.businessweek.com/bschools/co ... 920079.htm

Any success stories that can cheer me up a bit?
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Re: The London Business School 2009 thread [#permalink] New post 26 May 2009, 20:23
I don't know the fee payment plan is similar across other programs at LBS but for my one they require the full payment by the time the course starts or alternatively 35% by the time the course starts and the rest within the next 6 months. The masters is 11 month long... doesn't this seem to be awfully quick? Either way there is a hefty reservation fee to be paid by mid june and this is after having paid the commitment fee already. Is it just me finding it strange and worrying or do most b-schools require payment so quickly? Any clues anyone?
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Re: The London Business School 2009 thread [#permalink] New post 27 May 2009, 03:57
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Elderas that is disappointing, however, don't lose heart. I can assure you that LBS does appreciate updates. This 2million euro project is excellent news and I would definitely update them about this. Also keep in mind that if you are waitlisted and stay on waitlisted till the end, you will receive either a deferred admit, or a special consideration for next year. I know because this is what happened to me. Check out my debrief here :
gmat-club-opens-account-for-70065.html#p516870


what about the statement in the mail
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We do not require you to send any extra information unless we specifically
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the main interpretation in the BW forums seem to be that it means to not send additional information.
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Re: The London Business School 2009 thread [#permalink] New post 27 May 2009, 04:36
I sent them some extra information last year and they said that they would attach it to the "file." So I am pretty sure that an important update (such as new responsibility at work) is fair game.

Elderas wrote:

what about the statement in the mail
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We do not require you to send any extra information unless we specifically
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the main interpretation in the BW forums seem to be that it means to not send additional information.
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