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The London Business School 2010 thread [#permalink] New post 25 May 2009, 10:27
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Continuing the tradition set by bsd_lover and others in the past, I proudly present to you, the 2010 LBS thread. I invite all those applying, or considering applying, to contribute to this thread. Im sure it'll be just as popular, if not more, than the threads from the last 2 years. So throw your names into the hat, ladies n gents, and get ready for one helluva ride !!

P.S. Im thinking about keeping this thread exclusive for MBA applicants, and have a separate one for MiF and MiM applicants, as there seemed to be a lot of interest in those programs last year :)

Here is some further info on the school :
MBA home page : http://www.london.edu/mba.html
Employment report : http://www.london.edu/mba/careerimpact.html
Social Clubs : http://www.londonsa.org/dynamic/club_list.php
Recommendor forms :
http://www.london.edu/assets/documents/ ... ctions.pdf

Mckinsey recruiting at LBS - http://www.mckinsey.com/careers/lbs/home.aspx

Ranked #1 school in the WORLD by FT in 2009. Link - http://rankings.ft.com/businessschoolra ... a-rankings


LBS 2008 thread can be found here : lbs-r1-roll-call-54115.html
LBS 2009 thread can be found here: the-london-business-school-2009-thread-70701.html#p521283

LBS online application can be found here : https://www.london.edu/register/do?actionId=186

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206 January 201009 February 201025 March 2010
303 March 201009 April 201020 May 2010
421 April 201028 May 201002 July 2010


LBS R1:
Applicants =?
Tally: Admits: N/A Dings: N/A Waitlist: N/A

Admits
danek
zeayin82
humblewinner
vgeri
andygee
jinbo
boofyhairgirl
stopper5
zibi1
DoctorManhattan
fishoil
mbabiden08


Waitlist :(
Evidence
gnr646
eowyn
foncia
wolfie123
s1ap
fordfirestone

Interview invites
Jmoore3
waitinganswers

Ding
wizardoftheeast
wiseguyMBA
DrSatisfaction
arv
afan
lianbear
alpha_plus_gamma
theDream (post interview)

LBS R2:
Admits
quantjock
jonatank
yangsta8
Trantastic
Michiavelli
saundyCEC
nurkholisoh
JoeMa
Dogg2012
jasonjason
planettelex

Waitlist :(
vodkacran
Frontline
avatar2010
crux
mayaS
Ari123
madmex82
boeinz
4test1
a11c99
bouh22
lakai777
db66460
eee
chainchain
pochcc

Interview invites
claudemarie
planettelex
JoeMahmah
pranavc
bwizzle

Ding
sh0gg0th
notsovegetarian (w/int)
highhopes09 (w/int)
pranaysrinivasan (w/int)
isjii2010(w/int)
eagleye81200(w/int)
undafry(w/int)
horrorshow(w/int)
IndianGuardian (w/int)
classof2012somewhere (w/int)
EBSIFounder (w/int)
snowinTX (w/int)
activerun
BLINDSIDE
itsmystery
bonobocobra
rockyb
Angelwrath
shamil623
sj0509
Lastminute
gmattokyo
psned11
rishiphadke
culesrules
prome2
sudeep
nitin86
Nonewsisgoodnews
guptaji

Tally: Admits: N/A Dings: N/A Waitlist: N/A

LBS R3: ? applicants
aj1545

LBS R4: ? applicants

MIA
F[ava
aval
anotherindian
danswer
poojashetty
McNerdy
Hussain15
snipertrader
zuperman
Franklin
sharshar84
Salisaaa
fernando09
thisisatestgmat88
CharlieChaplin
jsonali
jimmiejaz
satyr2k
Michiavelli
madmex82
saruba
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alnasl

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Re: The London Business School 2010 thread [#permalink] New post 25 May 2009, 16:32
Good stuff pmenon. Best of luck.
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Re: The London Business School 2010 thread [#permalink] New post 02 Jun 2009, 06:19
FYI to those interested in visiting a class @ LBS: I emailed them to find out when class visits would resume this fall, and was told that they would begin 'mid-October'.

Not the greatest news for those of us who haven't visited and want to apply in R1 (I believe traditionally the R1 deadline has also been mid-October).
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Re: The London Business School 2010 thread [#permalink] New post 02 Jun 2009, 06:51
I am in, provided LBS has some kinda setup for loans (for intl students). BSD,can you share some thoughts ?
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Re: The London Business School 2010 thread [#permalink] New post 02 Jun 2009, 08:56
sniper LBS has a partnership with HSBC to provide student loans to international students. Theoretically upto 50K GBP can be borrowed, however, realistically (and also due to the crisis) only 40K is usually being approved. This loan can be paired with other loans from the applicants' home countries (such as Stafford loans for US citizens).
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Re: The London Business School 2010 thread [#permalink] New post 03 Jun 2009, 09:46
I'm joining the ring - LBS is one of the schools I am seriously targeting!
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Re: The London Business School 2010 thread [#permalink] New post 03 Jun 2009, 13:21
Yay, good to see some movement on this thread ! :)
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Re: The London Business School 2010 thread [#permalink] New post 27 Jun 2009, 23:38
Hi all!

I'll be applying in R1 but I've started working on the essays because it seems as though they change very slightly from year to year. I'd love a second (and third, fourth, fifth, etc) pair of eyes to look at them once I'm done so shoot me a PM if you're interested!

Some background: 24/F, will be 26 with 3 years of experience in sales and marketing at matriculation (assuming I get in, of course!); was born in Poland but lived in Kuwait, France, and the States until the end of high school. Went to university in Bangladesh and majored in English Literature (GPA: 3.58); GMAT: 760. While the bulk of my international experience is literally based on the first 18 odd years of my life abroad, I've also had a substantial amount of intl work experience during my two years in this company as we have to attend seminars every 6 months with colleagues from all over the globe to work and bond.

Goal: To break into consulting!

Question for the lucky ducks who've been admitted this year: I understand you're automatically considered for some of the need/merit based scholarships upon admission, but can you still apply for the external scholarships (i.e. Goldman Sachs, Booz Allen Hamilton, etc) whose deadlines are in June? Does the "one scholarship" rule apply only to LBS funded scholarships? Thanks!
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sharshar as a female you'll be automatically eligible for some extra external scholarships only open to women. I believe you do need to write an extra set of essays for the external scholarships (a lot of admits did that this year, however, only a few of them actually received the scholarships). The LBS homepage has all the details here :
http://www.london.edu/programmes/mba/scholarships.html

Your profile seems strong, LBS shows preference towards folks with your type of international exposure.
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Re: The London Business School 2010 thread [#permalink] New post 29 Jun 2009, 18:49
Thanks for the feedback :)

Another question, do I have to explain why I don't have recommendations from my current/former supervisors (I've rotated through departments in the same company; they've been asked not to "assist" any former trainees leave the company. I know, it scares me too) in the optional essay? I know LBS understands that applicants can't always ask their direct supervisors for recommendations but my situation seems a bit hardcore.

I can obtain letters from my other colleagues (one of them being a manager that I worked under but did not directly report to).
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Re: The London Business School 2010 thread [#permalink] New post 29 Jun 2009, 19:48
In one word - no its not important. I used colleagues who I worked for / with 3-4 years ago.

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Thanks for the feedback :)

Another question, do I have to explain why I don't have recommendations from my current/former supervisors (I've rotated through departments in the same company; they've been asked not to "assist" any former trainees leave the company. I know, it scares me too) in the optional essay? I know LBS understands that applicants can't always ask their direct supervisors for recommendations but my situation seems a bit hardcore.

I can obtain letters from my other colleagues (one of them being a manager that I worked under but did not directly report to).
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Re: The London Business School 2010 thread [#permalink] New post 30 Jun 2009, 12:09
I'm in for round one too. Hoping for a better outcome the second time around. I applied back in 2007, got waitlisted and eventually dinged. Looking back, I think it was because of my low quant score (I scored a 690 overall, but only in the 63rd percentile for quant) and my non-traditional work background (government). With two more years under my belt and solid progress on the work side, I'm hoping for better news this cycle. Best of luck to everyone.
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Re: The London Business School 2010 thread [#permalink] New post 01 Jul 2009, 03:34
Hey gnr good to see you back. I remember you; we were WLed at the same time. I'm rooting for ya this year - I'm sure it'll go better.
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Re: The London Business School 2010 thread [#permalink] New post 01 Jul 2009, 04:51
Shoot, sorry for not updating this thread folks. Let me get down to it :)

Edit: updated with applicant list (I assumed everyone who replied is going for R1)
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Re: The London Business School 2010 thread [#permalink] New post 01 Jul 2009, 09:00
Thanks to the originator.

Iam definitely in but only for updates (I think):(

GMAT is 4 to 5 months away.
IELTS also in line, So if all go well for me then perhaps R2 will be my spot.

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Re: The London Business School 2010 thread [#permalink] New post 02 Jul 2009, 07:07
Count me in for R1.

a little bit about my background:

Work-ex:
60 months by Aug 2010
Worked for industry- Intel (India) for 2.5 years
Currently working in academic setting- In a program management role at a research institute in USA (last 1.5 years)
Have had 4 weeks assignment in Malaysia while at Intel
Have attended conferences and workshops in Singapore, and Germany (Visited France for a vacation just after visiting Germany)

Education & Research:
Undergrad- from IIT, 1st rank in class throughout undergrad with merit scholarship
Master's- from Gerogia Tech with GRA
Summer Internship- 12 weeks in Stockholm, Sweden
Attended several conferences, pulished more than 10 papers and have filed 3 invention disclosures

Extra-curricular:
Won several institute level games at IIT
Winner of 3 medals in games at Intel
Experience with leading teams in games and also in organizing educational tours and tech fest
Won some intramural game at Georgia Tech

GMAT:
710/6.0

Negative:
Very little people management experience.

So what do you guys think, do I have a realistic chance of making it through? (Just FYI, other schools that I am considering are INSEAD, Said, Judge, AGSM, ISB, Johnson)
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Re: The London Business School 2010 thread [#permalink] New post 02 Jul 2009, 17:47
In for R2 (not R1)
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Re: The London Business School 2010 thread [#permalink] New post 02 Jul 2009, 18:45
in for R1 - most probably :-D
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Re: The London Business School 2010 thread [#permalink] New post 03 Jul 2009, 00:33
Sorry for being MIA from the thread lately -- I've been traveling and finishing up work...

Good luck to R1 applicants and let us know if we can help with anything!
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