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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
bsd_lover wrote:
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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Re: The London Business School 2009 thread [#permalink] New post 12 Nov 2008, 04:17
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bsd_lover wrote:
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


hi teutonic,

i've had a sleep and this is a new day. I need to do an indepth SWOT analysis of my applications to cambridge and more importantly to LBS. It would be awesome if you could run over my LBS application pack. PM me if this is possible and I forever will be indebted to you.

in anycase, I hope you get into LBS and choose LBS. That way you, BSD and I will be able to share a pint somewhere in London (with me buying the first round of course :-) )
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Re: The London Business School 2009 thread [#permalink] New post 12 Nov 2008, 07:31
I have not yet received an email yet and it's 9:30 a.m. in Texas on the 12th. Has anyone else not yet received notice?
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Re: The London Business School 2009 thread [#permalink] New post 12 Nov 2008, 08:41
R1 applicant here, no email yet.
Called admissions, they said they are trying to send all mails before 6:00 p.m. U.K. time.
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Re: The London Business School 2009 thread [#permalink] New post 12 Nov 2008, 10:02
Sorry to hear that, Buffdady!

You were enthusiastic about LBS, but you can still can get in other very good schools.
Good luck with the other applications!

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Re: The London Business School 2009 thread [#permalink] New post 12 Nov 2008, 12:57
I received an interview invite at noon CST. The wait was killing me knowing it was 6 pm in London. Very excited.
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Re: The London Business School 2009 thread [#permalink] New post 12 Nov 2008, 15:27
buffdaddy wrote:
hi teutonic,

i've had a sleep and this is a new day. I need to do an indepth SWOT analysis of my applications to cambridge and more importantly to LBS. It would be awesome if you could run over my LBS application pack. PM me if this is possible and I forever will be indebted to you.

in anycase, I hope you get into LBS and choose LBS. That way you, BSD and I will be able to share a pint somewhere in London (with me buying the first round of course :-) )


Definitely! Still quite nervous about the whole process, but if LBS managed to work out, it would be an easy decision.
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Re: The London Business School 2009 thread [#permalink] New post 13 Nov 2008, 12:11
dinged!!!
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