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Re: The London Business School 2010 thread [#permalink] New post 25 Sep 2009, 13:54
Many congratulations mate this is fantastic news. This is exactly what happened to me last year (after a year on the waitlist). I had ALSO left my job. I ended up picking up another role for 7 months then travelled to Asia, met up with as many admits as I could before school started. This way, I made many great friends even before school started. The class of 2011 has been phenomenal in terms of the quality of the people - I am witnessing this everyday in class. I have no doubt that 2012 will be just as great, if not better.

Think of this as a unique opportunity to do things that most mba admits don't get to do. If you are a career switcher try to get a pre-mba internship. Otherwise you can find something temporary to save up for fees. Or, you can move to London early and start networking here. The one year can be an incredibly useful tool. I can understand your frustration in terms of the "timing" of bschool. However, in my opinion, starting a year later is actually a good thing in the current economy. LBS is a far stronger brand than IE and, while the wait is frustrating, it is well worth it in the end.

On the other hand, you might have other priorities (no one is getting any younger). So you need to weigh it up. But it might be a good idea to come down to London and check out the school etc. before making a decision. Contact me if you are here and I'll show you around.

ps. I think you posted earlier here : advice-needed-for-international-school-selection-79325.html and I did predict this might happen about LBS ;)
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Re: The London Business School 2010 thread [#permalink] New post 25 Sep 2009, 14:32
bsd_lover, thanks for your input. Yes, that was me earlier. I shall contact you in London. I might be there in the next couple of months. Thanks again.
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Re: The London Business School 2010 thread [#permalink] New post 25 Sep 2009, 16:09
Social reps from stream A made a video promoting themselves. Its actually funnier if you know the folks personally.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xl66omqbyXc

Some scenes were shot in the LBS quad. Enjoy :)
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Re: The London Business School 2010 thread [#permalink] New post 25 Sep 2009, 16:25
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Social reps from stream A, made a video promoting themselves. Its actually funnier if you know the folks personally.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xl66omqbyXc

Some scenes were shot in the LBS quad. Enjoy :)


Yep, we had class elections this week -- quite a bit of buzz about that one! Basically, the social reps for each class stream organize all of the unofficial social events like pub crawls, club nights, overseas trips, dinners, etc. For example, one of the social reps from another class stream managed to score entry for a group of us to one of London's private celebrity-spotting clubs this week... 8-)

We also have academic reps (they deliver feedback to professors and the administration about the classes and programme) and career reps (they interact with recruiters, etc.).
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Re: The London Business School 2010 thread [#permalink] New post 25 Sep 2009, 18:01
Hey guys, when submitting your transcripts to LBS, did you just send them online (i.e. via the mba.com website), or did you actually send them by mail ? The website doesn't seem to specify if there is a preferred way to send it to them.
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Re: The London Business School 2010 thread [#permalink] New post 26 Sep 2009, 05:58
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Hey guys, when submitting your transcripts to LBS, did you just send them online (i.e. via the mba.com website), or did you actually send them by mail ? The website doesn't seem to specify if there is a preferred way to send it to them.


For the transcripts expected after your application (i.e. not the uploaded version in the application form itself), they would be a hardcopy version sent via mail (they want an official copy).
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Re: The London Business School 2010 thread [#permalink] New post 26 Sep 2009, 06:40
Crap, I meant GMAT score , not transcripts :oops:

How do you report those to LBS (I didnt select LBS as one of my schools to send to when I took the GMAT) ?
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Re: The London Business School 2010 thread [#permalink] New post 26 Sep 2009, 06:50
You do that via gmac web site. I believe it costs USD25.

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Crap, I meant GMAT score , not transcripts :oops:

How do you report those to LBS (I didnt select LBS as one of my schools to send to when I took the GMAT) ?
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Re: The London Business School 2010 thread [#permalink] New post 26 Sep 2009, 17:20
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TheDream wrote:
Hey guys, when submitting your transcripts to LBS, did you just send them online (i.e. via the mba.com website), or did you actually send them by mail ? The website doesn't seem to specify if there is a preferred way to send it to them.


For the transcripts expected after your application (i.e. not the uploaded version in the application form itself), they would be a hardcopy version sent via mail (they want an official copy).


Hello Prashok,

That is only if selected for admissions, is that right. For application and interview, a scanned copy uploaded during application should suffice ?
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Re: The London Business School 2010 thread [#permalink] New post 27 Sep 2009, 14:11
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Hello Prashok,

That is only if selected for admissions, is that right. For application and interview, a scanned copy uploaded during application should suffice ?


Yes, that's correct. Official transcripts are only required after the admit.
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Re: The London Business School 2010 thread [#permalink] New post 28 Sep 2009, 04:06
chiank, typically all MBA programs require full-time work experience, therefore your work experience as an intern may not count. I´d recommend trying to find a full-time job and work for a couple years before you apply to any MBA. However, you could already start studying for the GMAT :-).

@ bsd_lover, how´s it going? From your posts seems like you´re enjoying your first month at LBS. It´s such a great time getting to know everyone. Speaking of GMAT, I read in a previous post of yours that the class of 2011´s average GMAT is 697, that´s 3 points more than the class of 2010, and the highest ever. Sure the class of 2012 will crack the 700 mark next year! As to why LBS has a lower GMAT average compared to US schools, that is probably due to the student mix. US b-schools have around 70% American students, whose native language is English. Therefore, N. Americans on average score higher than say South Americans or Europeans because N. Americans are used to such standardized tests (e.g. SAT) and they have an advantage at the verbal part of the GMAT. LBS only has around 30% Americans (and Brits) I believe. But I agree with you that LBS is not as much focused on the GMAT than some other US counterparts!
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Re: The London Business School 2010 thread [#permalink] New post 29 Sep 2009, 14:42
When do 1st term grades come out? Do a lot of students report these grades on their resume during the recruiting season?
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Re: The London Business School 2010 thread [#permalink] New post 29 Sep 2009, 21:09
LBS has GND (Grade non disclosure). Not that it matters in first term as all papers are pass/fail in first term. The real action begins in second / third terms. But in all honesty the vast majority of the class is not out to get superb grades. Also, there are some scary smart people in the class. I dont think I'll make dean's list even if I wanted to.

They say you can do 2 out of grades / career / social. Anecdotally, grades is usually 3rd on people's list.
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Re: The London Business School 2010 thread [#permalink] New post 30 Sep 2009, 07:53
Please add me to this thread for R1.
Also, I'm starting my essays only today and am literally crapping bricks...I have goals/leadership essays from other schools though and I just have to write 2 new ones.
I just spoke to Adcom and they said R1 does have an advantage so I'm rushing to get this into R1.
Is anybody else in the same boat or am I the only idiot?
Any "you can do it" words are appreciated, and so are "No way " advice.
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Re: The London Business School 2010 thread [#permalink] New post 30 Sep 2009, 07:55
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Crap, I meant GMAT score , not transcripts :oops:

How do you report those to LBS (I didnt select LBS as one of my schools to send to when I took the GMAT) ?


Aren't self-reported scores sufficient for GMAT at the time of application?
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Re: The London Business School 2010 thread [#permalink] New post 30 Sep 2009, 07:57
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NEED ADVICE: I had applied R1 Jan. 2010 INSEAD; R3 Aug. 2009 LBS; Oxford; and IE. I got into IE & Oxford. Got waitlisted at LBS & INSEAD. I declined the offer at Oxford, and decided to join April 2010 term at IE. Left my job in August and have gone on a long holiday trip. Gave up any hope on LBS. Am still waiting for a positive or a negative reply from INSEAD. All packed and ready to join IE.

Long behold, today I got an admit email from LBS for class of 2012, starting Aug. 2010. I am totally confused. I have already left my job. Tell me if I have to decide between IE & LBS, what should I do? Suppose I get into INSEAD also, it gets even more confusing. Although INSEAD might be an easier decision as it starts in Jan. Please help me make a decision here.


Wait...you got an Admit for LBS Class of 2012??? how's that even possible? isnt the deadline October 7th?
Please clarify...maybe I am missing something
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Re: The London Business School 2010 thread [#permalink] New post 30 Sep 2009, 08:21
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Please add me to this thread for R1.
Also, I'm starting my essays only today and am literally crapping bricks...I have goals/leadership essays from other schools though and I just have to write 2 new ones.
I just spoke to Adcom and they said R1 does have an advantage so I'm rushing to get this into R1.
Is anybody else in the same boat or am I the only idiot?
Any "you can do it" words are appreciated, and so are "No way " advice.
good luck to all


I'd been planning to apply in R1 since the beginning of this year. However, I'm starting a new job and I'd like to include my new position in the application and essays, so I've decided to apply R2. I know about the advantages of applying early but I've been telling myself that there's no point in handing in a mediocre application now if I can hand in something much better later. I'll keep working on my essays and I'll retake the GMAT (my quant score was "meh" and an LBS rep said, in an Accepted.com chat, that a high GMAT does help) so hopefully the delay will be worth it.

Honestly though, if you're happy with your application and know you won't have any regrets after hitting the Submit button, you should go for it.
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Re: The London Business School 2010 thread [#permalink] New post 30 Sep 2009, 09:35
wiseguy every year LBS hands out some early admits to few candidates who had been waitlisted in the prior year and had stuck through the waitlist for the entire year. This has nothing to do with the new application cycle.

wiseguyMBA wrote:

Wait...you got an Admit for LBS Class of 2012??? how's that even possible? isnt the deadline October 7th?
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Re: The London Business School 2010 thread [#permalink] New post 30 Sep 2009, 11:22
[quote="bsd_lover"]wiseguy every year LBS hands out some early admits to few candidates who had been waitlisted in the prior year and had stuck through the waitlist for the entire year. This has nothing to do with the new application cycle.
Thank you for clarifying BSD. Congrats asadkiz ...that must be a great feeling !!!
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Re: The London Business School 2010 thread [#permalink] New post 01 Oct 2009, 15:09
tmino the honeymoon is well and truly over. We had the first week of the "real" core and assignments. The workload has hit me like a ton of bricks. The professors are amazing and are trying to slow things down for folks like me who haven't had any finance or accounting experiences. But its still pretty overwhelming. I was slacking off and partying with my stream last night. In the process, I ignored the readings for today. Bad idea - first waking up and reaching class by 8.15 was nearly impossible. Then i had to do an extra 2 hours of reading after 6 hours of lectures to catch up. Although I love my stream and would probably end up doing the party bit all over again.

Contrary to many myths, getting in is definitely not the easiest part. I have heard that it will get better next term (when recruiting comes around full swing). So there is light at the end of the tunnel.

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@ bsd_lover, how´s it going? From your posts seems like you´re enjoying your first month at LBS. It´s such a great time getting to know everyone.
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