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# 2013 LBS MiF Applicants welcome!

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Manager
Joined: 17 Jan 2012
Posts: 66

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Location: United States
Concentration: Finance
Schools: LBS '14 (M)
GMAT 1: 720 Q48 V41
Re: 2012 LBS MiF Applicants welcome! [#permalink]

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08 Aug 2012, 11:17
sunnyk wrote:
Hi all, another August 2013 hopeful

WE: ~5 years buy-side investment research
CFA charterholder
GMAT: 730 (Q50, V39)

Has anyone tried applying? I clicked on the green "Apply: Full-time format" button and it just took me to page asking me to update my info and not going anywhere after that. Maybe something's wrong with my browser or they haven't update website yet. (Or I'm just that dumb and couldn't find the link!)

Sunny,
It is likely that they haven't put the class of 2014 application on the website yet. I know that the admissions and program teams are very busy getting ready for the start of this year's classes on 20 August. I would check back in a week or two and you will probably have better luck.

RK

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Manager
Joined: 17 Jan 2012
Posts: 66

Kudos [?]: 13 [0], given: 6

Location: United States
Concentration: Finance
Schools: LBS '14 (M)
GMAT 1: 720 Q48 V41
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15 Aug 2012, 03:25
sunnyk wrote:
Hi all, another August 2013 hopeful

WE: ~5 years buy-side investment research
CFA charterholder
GMAT: 730 (Q50, V39)

Has anyone tried applying? I clicked on the green "Apply: Full-time format" button and it just took me to page asking me to update my info and not going anywhere after that. Maybe something's wrong with my browser or they haven't update website yet. (Or I'm just that dumb and couldn't find the link!)

SunnyK and others,
It looks like the application may be active now. You can find it by following this link:

https://www.london.edu/register/do?prog ... gory=apply

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Intern
Joined: 18 Apr 2012
Posts: 1

Kudos [?]: 5 [0], given: 0

Location: India
WE: Analyst (Consulting)
Re: 2013 LBS MiF Intake [#permalink]

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28 Aug 2012, 08:20
Hi laman,

Great to see that you're going to help out ... Guess, I was one of the first blokes to apply for 2013 admissions ...

A brief of my profile:

Indian Male, 26 yrs
Undergrad in Engineering - B.Tech. Computer Science
Worked 2 yrs in IT product development
Last 3+ yrs in Financial services
GMAT - 720

I've submitted about 2 weeks ago, and have been told that they haven't yet started the shortlisting process as yet

Thanks

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Intern
Joined: 18 Apr 2012
Posts: 36

Kudos [?]: 7 [0], given: 0

Location: Hungary
Schools: LBS MIF '15 (M)
GMAT 1: 690 Q48 V37
GMAT 2: 710 Q49 V38
WE: Asset Management (Mutual Funds and Brokerage)
Re: 2013 LBS MiF Intake [#permalink]

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28 Aug 2012, 10:38
Dear All,

I'm planning to apply for the 2013 MiF full time programme in R1. I have already got my 'you are encouraged to apply' email from the admission. My concern is the lack of HSBC loan financing. Peter Johnson emailed me that it is currently unavailable but they are working on it... To tell the truth, I'm afraid to submit application because without a bank loan I won't be able to finance the course. So even if I get admitted in December it may turn out that LBS hasn't negotiated any scheme with HSBC yet I will have to withdraw from the programme... In that case, what's the point in applying if I can't arrange the funding? Could any 2012 MiF admits tell me their experience with this? How did it go last year?

Many thanks!

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Manager
Joined: 17 Jan 2012
Posts: 66

Kudos [?]: 13 [0], given: 6

Location: United States
Concentration: Finance
Schools: LBS '14 (M)
GMAT 1: 720 Q48 V41
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28 Aug 2012, 14:44
lbkova wrote:
Dear All,

I'm planning to apply for the 2013 MiF full time programme in R1. I have already got my 'you are encouraged to apply' email from the admission. My concern is the lack of HSBC loan financing. Peter Johnson emailed me that it is currently unavailable but they are working on it... To tell the truth, I'm afraid to submit application because without a bank loan I won't be able to finance the course. So even if I get admitted in December it may turn out that LBS hasn't negotiated any scheme with HSBC yet I will have to withdraw from the programme... In that case, what's the point in applying if I can't arrange the funding? Could any 2012 MiF admits tell me their experience with this? How did it go last year?

Many thanks!

lbkova,
the HSBC process was not smooth for this year's class. it was beyond the school's control but still caused a lot of stress for many students. I know they are working to try to avoid the same issues in the coming year, but there are no guarantees that it will be any smoother.

Personally, I would not let this discourage you from applying though. It is probably safer to have a decision from the school well in advance than to wait to apply once the loan scheme is set. I don't know for sure but expect that if you needed the HSBC loan to finance the course, you could probably delay paying the acceptance fee or get a refund if accepted and the loan program falls through for some reason.

RK

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Intern
Joined: 18 Apr 2012
Posts: 36

Kudos [?]: 7 [0], given: 0

Location: Hungary
Schools: LBS MIF '15 (M)
GMAT 1: 690 Q48 V37
GMAT 2: 710 Q49 V38
WE: Asset Management (Mutual Funds and Brokerage)
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01 Sep 2012, 11:47
Dear All,

Thank you for your encouragement! I will certainly apply (I cannot lose anything with that) and if I'm accepted I will see how things shape up.
A couple of remarks to laman:

1. So based on your information the maximum loan amount is roughly 24k GBP if I have to contribute 30% of the tuition fee? I guess you cannot take out a loan for your living expenses?
2. I agree that scholarship help amazingly, but simply you have no chance to get them. For the FT MiF program, there are like 10 scholarships for more than 120 students. That does not cover even 10% of the students. I don't think you can serious rely on getting one of them... By the way, in my country there are absolutely no scholarships or whatever loan schemes for such purposes.

Anyway, just a few more questions occurred to me:

1. How do you see your employment opportunities during the present crisis in London?
2. How many of you plan to opt for the 16-month program?
3. Do you think that internships will help raise the current 84% in 4 months employment report figure?

Thank you and all the best,

lbkova

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Intern
Joined: 10 Jun 2010
Posts: 14

Kudos [?]: 6 [0], given: 2

Schools: LBS MIF '14 (A)
GMAT 1: 730 Q50 V39
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04 Sep 2012, 09:03
Hi Laman,

for the personal statement, they says that we're not to delete any questions. However, in the section about commitment and support they list 2 separate questions for full-time and part-time applicants. Since I'm applying for full-time programme, would it be ok to delete the part-time question then? I wouldn't mind having more space for other questions:)

Also I'd like to say thank you for both starting the old thread & this one, and for sticking around and answering questions. Your generosity is much appreciated.

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Manager
Joined: 17 Jan 2012
Posts: 66

Kudos [?]: 13 [0], given: 6

Location: United States
Concentration: Finance
Schools: LBS '14 (M)
GMAT 1: 720 Q48 V41
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04 Sep 2012, 09:40
sunnyk wrote:
Hi Laman,

for the personal statement, they says that we're not to delete any questions. However, in the section about commitment and support they list 2 separate questions for full-time and part-time applicants. Since I'm applying for full-time programme, would it be ok to delete the part-time question then? I wouldn't mind having more space for other questions:)

Also I'd like to say thank you for both starting the old thread & this one, and for sticking around and answering questions. Your generosity is much appreciated.

Sunnyk,
I would not remove any of the questions or other lines. Laman and I discussed this with Peter Johnson when we first arrived. They are very interested in succinct answers.

RK

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Manager
Joined: 03 Dec 2011
Posts: 113

Kudos [?]: 39 [0], given: 25

Location: Azerbaijan
Schools: LBS '14 (M)
GMAT 1: 660 Q46 V35
GMAT 2: 690 Q44 V40
GPA: 4
WE: Corporate Finance (Energy and Utilities)
Re: 2013 LBS MiF Applicants welcome! [#permalink]

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04 Sep 2012, 14:45
As HSBC loan scheme stands currently, they offer 17000gbp to cover tuition fees and 13000gbp for living expenses. Please note that you cannot take for example loan for living expenses and contribute it to the tuition fee.

Re scholarship: it is hard but you should not think that it is impossible. For example, both me and Ryan are scholarship winners I would not be able to make it here now without a scholarship... and it is a great opportunity provided by school which should really seriously be taken into consideration for people with funding problems. You can pm me for more detailed discussion if you wish.

Regarding your last 3 questions, I'm afraid I'm the wrong person to advice as I'll be getting back to my home country anyway. But we can make a small poll in class to check what our classmates think about it

lbkova wrote:
Dear All,

Thank you for your encouragement! I will certainly apply (I cannot lose anything with that) and if I'm accepted I will see how things shape up.
A couple of remarks to laman:

1. So based on your information the maximum loan amount is roughly 24k GBP if I have to contribute 30% of the tuition fee? I guess you cannot take out a loan for your living expenses?
2. I agree that scholarship help amazingly, but simply you have no chance to get them. For the FT MiF program, there are like 10 scholarships for more than 120 students. That does not cover even 10% of the students. I don't think you can serious rely on getting one of them... By the way, in my country there are absolutely no scholarships or whatever loan schemes for such purposes.

Anyway, just a few more questions occurred to me:

1. How do you see your employment opportunities during the present crisis in London?
2. How many of you plan to opt for the 16-month program?
3. Do you think that internships will help raise the current 84% in 4 months employment report figure?

Thank you and all the best,

lbkova

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Intern
Joined: 18 Apr 2012
Posts: 36

Kudos [?]: 7 [0], given: 0

Location: Hungary
Schools: LBS MIF '15 (M)
GMAT 1: 690 Q48 V37
GMAT 2: 710 Q49 V38
WE: Asset Management (Mutual Funds and Brokerage)
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06 Sep 2012, 08:37
Dear Laman,

Thank you for your kindness! Could you please pm me your availabilities? I don't seem to be able to send any pms...

Best regards,

lbkova

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06 Sep 2012, 19:38
Hi

Can someone help me in getting an estimate of the total cost of MIF program at LBS including tuition fees and living expenses? What scholarships are available for the same?

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Concentration: Finance
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GMAT 1: 720 Q48 V41
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06 Sep 2012, 23:22
akkica wrote:
Hi

Can someone help me in getting an estimate of the total cost of MIF program at LBS including tuition fees and living expenses? What scholarships are available for the same?

Akkica,
Here is the living expense budget that the school suggests:
http://www.london.edu/programmes/budget ... enses.html

Information about the tuition and available scholarships is here:
http://www.london.edu/programmes/mif/fe ... ncing.html

If you have more specific questions please let us know.

RK

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23 Sep 2012, 01:12
Hi all
Applying for MiF part time 2013 intake!

Wish we all the best of luck!

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Schools: LBS MIF '14
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03 Oct 2012, 10:30
hey y'all

I sent my resume for a review a while ago and got "strongly encouraged to apply". So, I'm in for the R2

By the way, how often do they say "strongly encouraged" vs. "encouraged" and does it really mean anything?

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Intern
Joined: 10 Jun 2010
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Schools: LBS MIF '14 (A)
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03 Oct 2012, 16:25
Hi laman and rwkTX,

How often does the adcom send out interview invite? Is it on rolling basis as they review the application? Or do they send all invites out on the "interview decision by" date?

Best,

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Intern
Joined: 18 Apr 2012
Posts: 36

Kudos [?]: 7 [0], given: 0

Location: Hungary
Schools: LBS MIF '15 (M)
GMAT 1: 690 Q48 V37
GMAT 2: 710 Q49 V38
WE: Asset Management (Mutual Funds and Brokerage)
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04 Oct 2012, 09:58
BingoBongo wrote:
hey y'all

I sent my resume for a review a while ago and got "strongly encouraged to apply". So, I'm in for the R2

By the way, how often do they say "strongly encouraged" vs. "encouraged" and does it really mean anything?

I got the same reply. I don't think it means anything...

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Intern
Joined: 18 Apr 2012
Posts: 36

Kudos [?]: 7 [0], given: 0

Location: Hungary
Schools: LBS MIF '15 (M)
GMAT 1: 690 Q48 V37
GMAT 2: 710 Q49 V38
WE: Asset Management (Mutual Funds and Brokerage)
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04 Oct 2012, 10:00
sunnyk wrote:
Hi laman and rwkTX,

How often does the adcom send out interview invite? Is it on rolling basis as they review the application? Or do they send all invites out on the "interview decision by" date?

Best,

I don't think they start processing the applications before the R1 deadline... You should expect one roughly 3 weeks after the each deadline.

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Schools: LBS MIF '15 (M)
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GMAT 2: 710 Q49 V38
WE: Asset Management (Mutual Funds and Brokerage)
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09 Oct 2012, 09:53
Hi All,

Good luck to everyone with his /her application! 2013 R1 closes tonight!
Just a general question that occurred to me: LBS advertises its MiF program as the #1 in the world. Of course, the FT ranks only 4 MiF programs so it is not a big deal in itself. My question is: Why the FT ranks only four MiF courses? Where is Cambridge MiF? Or IE Advanced MiF? These are also post-experience MiFs...
Another question to the present students: what is going on with the 2013 tuition fees? How come they will be announced early 2013? What is this? We are expected to apply to a program one year in advance where they can't even figure out how much to charge us??

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Concentration: Finance, Economics
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GPA: 3.4
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09 Oct 2012, 14:37
will be applying was going to aim for round 2 but with some other american deadlines for schools (consortium) and the \$20k down payment needed 2 months after i may wait until round 3? is it highly preferred to get in round 1/2? i saw they want internationals needing a visa to get in by round 3

any scholarship consideration to those in round 3/4/5 or is it all equal chance (or maybe for the first three). thanks!

and i want a scholly wooooooo lol
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10 Oct 2012, 03:39
Update on my part. Submitted for R1, so instead of worrying myself sick about essay/recommendation etc. I'm now worried sick about whether I will get the interview invite

Also, the deadline is set at 13:00 UK time not at midnight, something that caused me a brief spell of panic when I found out as I had assumed the latter. Luckily I live quite east of the Greenwich line so have several hours buffer and made it in time. But who knows, I guess LBS could be lenient considering the international candidate pool and different time zones we are all based in.

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