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Re: The London Business School 2011 Thread [#permalink] New post 11 Sep 2010, 02:09
I think officially the school never calls itself LBS in order to avoid the common confusion with LSE. Unofficially, everybody says LBS though :-).

I would use London Business School in my essays (that's what I did), but I'm sure you won't be penalized for using LBS.
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Re: The London Business School 2011 Thread [#permalink] New post 11 Sep 2010, 02:22
Thanks tmino.

The issue is that I always struggle to keep my essay within the word limits and writing "London Business School" is wasting 2 words every time...
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Re: The London Business School 2011 Thread [#permalink] New post 11 Sep 2010, 04:49
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So, I would suggest you to keep away from using LBS in the essays.

Perhaps bsd_lover or tmino could answer better.


I agree. I have been using "London Business School" in my essays.
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Re: The London Business School 2011 Thread [#permalink] New post 13 Sep 2010, 09:09
Chaps,

Anyone attending/ attended LBS info session on campus 13th Sept? If so, any news on when actually the application will go live.

I think they are testing everyone's patience this year!

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Re: The London Business School 2011 Thread [#permalink] New post 13 Sep 2010, 10:38
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Anyone attending/ attended LBS info session on campus 13th Sept? If so, any news on when actually the application will go live.

I think they are testing everyone's patience this year!

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There is a session here at Bangalore, India on 19th. If the application doesn't start by then, I can bring up the question. Did you try mailing them?
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Re: The London Business School 2011 Thread [#permalink] New post 13 Sep 2010, 15:43
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Anyone attending/ attended LBS info session on campus 13th Sept? If so, any news on when actually the application will go live.

I think they are testing everyone's patience this year!

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AdCom is currently testing the online application system and it should go live within a week.
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Re: The London Business School 2011 Thread [#permalink] New post 14 Sep 2010, 04:56
Thanks. I called Ad Com on 6th Sep and they were testing the new system then also.. I think they are moving to apply online type system similar to US universities.
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Re: The London Business School 2011 Thread [#permalink] New post 15 Sep 2010, 15:05
American applicants: How many of you will consciously use English spelling, as opposed to American?
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American applicants: How many of you will consciously use English spelling, as opposed to American?


haha Oxford v Webster? Much to my British wife's chagrin, I will remain a Yank, no matter where I go to school
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Re: The London Business School 2011 Thread [#permalink] New post 16 Sep 2010, 01:53
guys, the application is still down and there are only 2-3 weeks to go. I need my recommender to send the letter before he leaves on vacations...

Anyone knows what is happening here?
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Re: The London Business School 2011 Thread [#permalink] New post 16 Sep 2010, 01:59
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American applicants: How many of you will consciously use English spelling, as opposed to American?


haha Oxford v Webster? Much to my British wife's chagrin, I will remain a Yank, no matter where I go to school


btw, as a non-native I struggle to find the differences between American and British English. I know some rules such as program-programme, center-centre and others, but not every one.

Sometimes I don't know if I'm writing in American or British English and I mix them. For example, yesterday I found a 'typo' in one of my Chicago essays as I had written "learned" in the first paragraph and "learnt" in the last. Some of them are caught by Word but not all.

I will try to review them 100 times but what if I miss some of these typs? Do you think it would be an issue?
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Re: The London Business School 2011 Thread [#permalink] New post 16 Sep 2010, 03:15
BSD_Lover and tmino,

I have been admitted to Sloan Masters program of LBS; I am joining the program in Jan 2011 and I am 34. I want to know more about the LBS HSBC loan. How hard is it to get the LBS HSBC loan (especially for an Indian and 34 years)? What are the documents that are required? And what extra caution should I have to take to get the loan?
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Re: The London Business School 2011 Thread [#permalink] New post 16 Sep 2010, 05:30
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American applicants: How many of you will consciously use English spelling, as opposed to American?


I hadn't even considered this. I think I would stick with American English.
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Re: The London Business School 2011 Thread [#permalink] New post 16 Sep 2010, 08:59
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haha Oxford v Webster? Much to my British wife's chagrin, I will remain a Yank, no matter where I go to school


As you should! I'm just curious as to how other colonists will approach this. I'll probably adapt the English conventions for the application essays and hope that I don't miss anything. The problem, of course, with using the English spelling is that if you miss one or two words they will stand out as spelling errors. If your essays are uniformly American, an admissions officer may scoff, but there won't be spelling errors.
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Re: The London Business School 2011 Thread [#permalink] New post 16 Sep 2010, 14:11
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BSD_Lover and tmino,

I have been admitted to Sloan Masters program of LBS; I am joining the program in Jan 2011 and I am 34. I want to know more about the LBS HSBC loan. How hard is it to get the LBS HSBC loan (especially for an Indian and 34 years)? What are the documents that are required? And what extra caution should I have to take to get the loan?


First off congrats on your admission!

I'm not familiar with financing options for Sloan students. I know all MBA students are guaranteed a loan by HSBC, but the amount varies depending on several factors. Check the website:
http://www.london.edu/programmes/gettingaloan.html
http://www.london.edu/assets/documents/programmes/HSBC_WEB_new(8).pdf

Best would be to get in touch with someone at the school to discuss your situation. Just give the school a call.
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Re: The London Business School 2011 Thread [#permalink] New post 17 Sep 2010, 00:51
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BSD_Lover and tmino,

I have been admitted to Sloan Masters program of LBS; I am joining the program in Jan 2011 and I am 34. I want to know more about the LBS HSBC loan. How hard is it to get the LBS HSBC loan (especially for an Indian and 34 years)? What are the documents that are required? And what extra caution should I have to take to get the loan?


First off congrats on your admission!

I'm not familiar with financing options for Sloan students. I know all MBA students are guaranteed a loan by HSBC, but the amount varies depending on several factors. Check the website:
http://www.london.edu/programmes/gettingaloan.html
http://www.london.edu/assets/documents/programmes/HSBC_WEB_new(8).pdf

Best would be to get in touch with someone at the school to discuss your situation. Just give the school a call.


Thank you tmino

Sloan students are eligible for LBS HSBC loan. I got the LBS HSBC loan documents along with my admission letter. I will be giving the school a call
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Re: The London Business School 2011 Thread [#permalink] New post 18 Sep 2010, 14:49
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guys, the application is still down and there are only 2-3 weeks to go. I need my recommender to send the letter before he leaves on vacations...

Anyone knows what is happening here?


AdCom is aware of this concern. They are allowing up to a week after the deadline for the submission of reference letters.
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Re: The London Business School 2011 Thread [#permalink] New post 20 Sep 2010, 10:15
What the heck, where is the APPLY link on the website????? Am I dumb or the website sucks??
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Re: The London Business School 2011 Thread [#permalink] New post 20 Sep 2010, 14:56
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What the heck, where is the APPLY link on the website????? Am I dumb or the website sucks??


Soooo...

"mid-september" has come and gone...
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Re: The London Business School 2011 Thread [#permalink] New post 21 Sep 2010, 13:06
How is LBS for entrepreneurship, and social entrepreneurship specifically? Does LBS want students interested in entrepreneurship or would this be frowned upon as a short-term career goal?

Thanks for any help.
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