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Re: The London Business School 2010 thread [#permalink] New post 06 Aug 2009, 01:22
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Essays haven't changed much in the last 3-4 years so you should be able to start working on the questions from last year. Not quite sure when they open next years apps, orientation starts august 24th, so can't be too long now...
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Re: The London Business School 2010 thread [#permalink] New post 06 Aug 2009, 21:40
hi ... i am new to this board

quick questions ...

1) for admission in lbs work experience is compulsory ?
2) My english is poor( english is my 3rd language) so which book i should refer for verbal?Quants will not be a problem since i close to complete my CA and CFA
3) By earning wise(after completing mba), if i have make decision ...which country to choose USA or UK ? i am going to do job in finance market after that
4) Btw london appeals more to me ..but how you rate Lbs with other b.schools of america ?
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Re: The London Business School 2010 thread [#permalink] New post 07 Aug 2009, 00:56
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1. Yes, unless you are applying to the Masters in Management (MiM) program.
2. Try Manhattan gmat sentence correction guide, some LSAT preparation books for CR and try to do lots of reading (newspapers, Financial time, NY times, The Economist etc.).
3. Earning wise salaries of US schools and LBS are very comparable, but it really depends on how YOU perform in your interviews and the general economy.
4. London is an awesome city. I am here now and I couldn't be happier. LBS is a lot more global and diverse when compared to US schools. The most international US school will have 30-40% internationals, LBS has 90% internationals. Also LBS folks tend to be slightly older (I'm nearly 30 and I dont feel like a grandfather).
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Re: The London Business School 2010 thread [#permalink] New post 07 Aug 2009, 03:52
btw i am 21.5 yrs and have 3.5 years experience in articles in short intership from my CA course...i dont think lbs will count intership as work experience.. do they ??

you are already in lbs ? good ....so how lbs is ..i mean by teaching ...lot of group activity ?
how much you got in Gmat ? and according your observation what is highest and lowest Gmat score in lbs ?

so 2 years experience in financial company will be enough for getting admission in lbs for MBA ?
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Re: The London Business School 2010 thread [#permalink] New post 07 Aug 2009, 15:18
hi chiank unfortunately at 21.5 you will also be the youngest MBA student here. The average age of the class is high 20s. The youngest people here are at least 24-25. For people with purely internship type of experience, the MiM or even the MiF will suit more (the internship itself will not be viewed as full time work experience).

I am in London at the moment, but school only starts on August 24th so I can't comment on the teaching style yet. However, outside of study, the LBS community is legendary. School hasn't started but people have been out drinking and partying ( I mean networking) among peers. I have been here for 11 days and today was my 7th night of drinking (this time at a beer festival instead of a pub). Everyone's helping each other out in terms of apartment hunting and settling in. Others are organising startup events such as the "flat hunters pub crawl." That's right, for the next two weeks, from Monday to Friday, we go to a different pub each week to meet other class mates and to find future flat mates and to consume a lot of alcohol.

There are people from US, Canada, UK, India, China, Brazil, Italy, Israel, Kuwait, Australia, Phillipines, Pakistan, Peru, Germany, France to name a few. Bear in mind that most of the class is not here yet and still we see this crazy diversity. Most of the people have significant experiences outside of their home countries I can say quite categorically that the mantra of "internationalism" and diversity is taken to the extreme at LBS.

As far as GMAT is concerned, the reported class average last year was 695. Personally, I have not heard anyone talk about GMAT, so no one actually knows (or cares) within students. In fact I get the impression that GMAT is not that important a criteria for LBS. Interesting and distinctive work experiences count for a lot more.

Hope this answers your question. I'll try to put out more details of the class room experience later.
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Re: The London Business School 2010 thread [#permalink] New post 07 Aug 2009, 19:59
really thanks for your help....i really appreciate it

Yes, i am not thinking of getting admission now. i will be atleast 24 when i will first apply for admission.

Lets assume my profile will be like this

Gmat(assumption)-->700
Degree -- CA, CFA
Experience -- Big company alteast 2 years in financial industry

So what i need to do more for getting admission in LBS???
and can you give me example of essay we need to send to college ? and wisdom me regarding why Essay is so important ?

As i said before london really appeals me than america
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Re: The London Business School 2010 thread [#permalink] New post 08 Aug 2009, 17:50
Aiming for R1, hopefully. R2 only if work gets too crazy....One's still got to earn a living eh?

Btw, could anyone please give me some perspective on the 15/18/21 month finish. I can't seem to work it out clearly from the LBS website if there is any requirement (e.g. previous business degree, summer term, etc.) to finish earlier. I would like to do it 15-18 rather than 21month (though I do love London!) I have an arts background so don't know if shorter study period is possible. Also - does it effect the fees?
Thanks in advance! :-D

BSD - please keep us posted about your experience. Enjoy London - I lived there for 6 years and loved it :wink:
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Re: The London Business School 2010 thread [#permalink] New post 09 Aug 2009, 08:11
Hi Salisaaa, there is no requirement for finishing early except that you have to complete at least 9 electives (which is the general graduation requirement). The maximum electives you can take is 12. From a tuition perspective, it does not matter if you finish in 15 / 18 / 21 months or how many electives you take. Most take 12 electives (to make most of the high tuition we pay) and therefore finish in 21 months. Finishing in 15 months can be quite stressful I believe, since you will need to cramp in at least 9 electives in the summer term of the first year and the fall term of the second year.

In general, in the 2nd year you have a lot of flexibility. Some for example are not taking any regular class in the 2nd year fall term and are doing a second internship instead. Some finish school before the 21 month period and already start working early, but officially are part of the people graduating in 21 months. So basically it's up to you to let LBS know when you officially want to finish.
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Re: The London Business School 2010 thread [#permalink] New post 10 Aug 2009, 04:58
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Welcome to London bsd_lover! Sorry about the weather :)

At the risk of totally derailing the thread, I will bestow some unsolicited recommendations for good-but-cheap places to eat. If you enjoy ethnic food on a budget and aren't too fussy about service they should come in handy.

Chinese:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/ ... odanddrink (gets my chinese buddy's vote as best chinese food in London)



haha, when I read that you got the suggestion from your chinese buddy, I already knew which resturant it is. It turns out my guess is right. Since I found the resturant, my wife and I had all our lunches and dinners in the same resturant during our whole trip in London.

I've just visited the LBS early July, and met the admission officer and other 2 applicants. The school is not big, but located in a very good place (in the center of London city).
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Re: The London Business School 2010 thread [#permalink] New post 10 Aug 2009, 06:16
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Hi Salisaaa, there is no requirement for finishing early except that you have to complete at least 9 electives (which is the general graduation requirement). The maximum electives you can take is 12. From a tuition perspective, it does not matter if you finish in 15 / 18 / 21 months or how many electives you take. Most take 12 electives (to make most of the high tuition we pay) and therefore finish in 21 months. Finishing in 15 months can be quite stressful I believe, since you will need to cramp in at least 9 electives in the summer term of the first year and the fall term of the second year.

In general, in the 2nd year you have a lot of flexibility. Some for example are not taking any regular class in the 2nd year fall term and are doing a second internship instead. Some finish school before the 21 month period and already start working early, but officially are part of the people graduating in 21 months. So basically it's up to you to let LBS know when you officially want to finish.


Hi Tmino, thanks for providing some perspective on the timing. Helps with planning sides of things :)
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Re: The London Business School 2010 thread [#permalink] New post 10 Aug 2009, 17:16
At the risk of being stressed out looking at a zillion profiles like me, I am adding my name.

I have an IIM (Indian IT Male) background and am a Non-IITian to make things tougher !!

I am aiming R1.
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Re: The London Business School 2010 thread [#permalink] New post 17 Aug 2009, 08:01
Does anyone know when the deadlines will be posted? Have they remained fairly consistent over the past few years? (i.e. October 14th or 15th for Round 1)

Also, is there a "better" round for Americans to apply in?
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Re: The London Business School 2010 thread [#permalink] New post 18 Aug 2009, 22:54
The deadlines will probably remain the same, but best wait for the school to confirm. Americans make up about 20% of the class - thereby making up the single largest group of admits. So, I dont believe that any round should be an issue. However, do apply common sense and stick to rounds 1 and 2.

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Does anyone know when the deadlines will be posted? Have they remained fairly consistent over the past few years? (i.e. October 14th or 15th for Round 1)

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Re: The London Business School 2010 thread [#permalink] New post 19 Aug 2009, 14:33
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The deadlines will probably remain the same, but best wait for the school to confirm. Americans make up about 20% of the class - thereby making up the single largest group of admits. So, I dont believe that any round should be an issue. However, do apply common sense and stick to rounds 1 and 2.

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Does anyone know when the deadlines will be posted? Have they remained fairly consistent over the past few years? (i.e. October 14th or 15th for Round 1)

Also, is there a "better" round for Americans to apply in?


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Re: The London Business School 2010 thread [#permalink] New post 19 Aug 2009, 18:06
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Did your school get started ? if no then when it is getting started ?
And Does LBS follow CASE type teaching style like harvard ?
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Re: The London Business School 2010 thread [#permalink] New post 19 Aug 2009, 22:11
Orientation starts on the 24th, classes start on 1st September, but the drinking and partying starts a lot before that. Due to UK visa restrictions international students can enter UK only 1 month before the course starts. I arrived on the 27th July. I have never partied this hard for these many days in a row ever. Every day there is an admits or networking event. There is the flat-hunters pub crawl, there is sundowners, there is admits drinks, then there is always touristy stuff to do within London. It is extremely easy to catch up not just with LBS students but many American school's students here. Tons of Harvard, Chicago, Stanford, Wharton, Columbia (to name a few) students do internships in London. They often hook up with LBS folks for accommodation help etc. via the LBS portal. What an incredible way to network....

Classes haven't started yet, so I can't comment on the teaching style, but I believe that its a mix of case and traditional classes.
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Re: The London Business School 2010 thread [#permalink] New post 20 Aug 2009, 04:38
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Enjoy man .....

BTW are there any such events organised where non drinkers come together ?
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Re: The London Business School 2010 thread [#permalink] New post 24 Aug 2009, 06:36
Im in round 4.
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Re: The London Business School 2010 thread [#permalink] New post 26 Aug 2009, 07:56
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Which subjects you have taken for first term ?
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Re: The London Business School 2010 thread [#permalink] New post 29 Aug 2009, 13:06
In the first term we don't have a choice. We have to take Understanding General Management, Business Statistics, GLAM, Business Ethics/CSR and GLDP. I've just had one lecture and I have a 90 pages of statistics to read, write 2 essays, and read up on a case for Monday. Yet there is a welcome bbq, a roof party, a Sundowner, a flathunters pub crawl to attend from Friday to Sunday. School has well and truly arrived.
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