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LBS (London): Calling all Applicants (2016 Intake) Class of 2018!!

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So I had a specific question to LBS MBA adcomm, so I sent an email to them, but got an auto-reply saying the admissions office is closed until Jan 4... Is there any other way to contact them that anyone knows about? there's no way i will get the reply before the R2 deadline.

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Nope sorry. You could maybe try them on Facebook (look up your AO's name + lbs) but I doubt they'll be checking through the holiday period either. Is this a question that maybe one of us could help you with instead?


thanks all good I figured it out, thanks for offering to help!
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New post 30 Dec 2015, 05:32
Just a quick reminder for R2 applicants!
The deadline is coming (Jan 5).
Concentrate on finishing it!
Don't forget to check if your references are filled out by your referees.

You have less than a week, but is enough time if you already have drafts and strategies defined.

Happy New Year to all!
And hope we'll be together in London in 2016!

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FROM LBS Current Students Blog: Going International
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An evening with UK Ambassador at Embassy of the United Kingdom, Buenos Aires

Whether you are in Thomas Friedman’s corner walking on a pretty flat earth, or jumping obstacles with Pankaj Ghemawat on a bumpy and curvy one, there is one thing that that is certain; globalization is here and understanding it is more important than ever!

One of the most appealing aspects of London Business School and The Executive MBA is the focus they have on teaching and experiencing international business.  Having returned from my third (and hopefully not final) international assignment it’s a great time to share a bit about what has been experienced.

At the end of year one, students are required to select an international elective from a portfolio of options; for many people this marks the end of the year one core learning.  I selected to go to Argentina and also had the opportunity to sign up for an optional additional destination for which I selected Moscow.  These trips have a specific purpose – to develop an understanding of the regional economy and get to grips with what challenges business faces in the specific region.

After landing in a chilly Moscow during early April I teamed up with students from our Dubai stream to work on a Big Data project for MTS, the biggest mobile operator in Russia.  Unfortunately at the time, the decline in oil prices had already started to impact the ruble but rather than being in crisis mode it seemed people were ready to navigate the new realities being presented with a sense of perseverance.  After all it was in 1998 that Russia went through a major financial crisis after defaulting on its domestic debt and so economic challenges were nothing new here.

A single week working in Moscow is short; especially when you are trying to get an understanding of a country that spans nine time zones.  However it is just long enough to start understanding the business culture and the unique regional challenges.  Furthermore, it was super interesting to explore the possibilities of Big Data for telecom operators and an honor to be able to present our strategic recommendations back to the company.

Coincidentally the Argentina assignment was the week following Moscow and so after a quick pit stop at Heathrow to pick up some more London classmates it was off to Buenos Aires.  The scope of this assignment was very different; rather than working on a project for a specific company, we spent time visiting a local business school and a number of companies to get an insight into what drives the economic environment.

Argentina has a very colorful economic history and it’s definitely worth going to learn first hand.  It was amazing to see how the history of Peron and the economic rollercoaster was deeply the engrained in peoples thoughts and how creative businesses had become to tackle todays deeply volatile economic environment.  Kudos to LBS for providing the introductions to a number of great companies such as Globant, Clarin, YPF and many others.  When reflecting on Argentina, it would also be wrong not to mention how AMAZING the steak is out there – its worth a trip back just for this!

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The latest trip to Dubai was for an elective on “Thinking Strategically”.  The course is also offered in London but if you can afford the time I thought why not make the most of escaping the UK winter and experience the Dubai campus and culture.  Because the class was mostly made up from my Middle East colleagues, you naturally get an insight into the business environment and culture.

Throughout all the trips there is really a great opportunity to expand your learning and get an experience that you simply can’t get by staying in the classroom….. now I’m just looking forward to the next one….

 

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Hi everyone.

I'm finishing my application for Round 2 in London Business School.

I don't know if this is even possible but, can I withdraw the application and submit it in, say, round 3?

Even if it's possible, will that be seen as a bad move by the admissions committee?

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New post 03 Jan 2016, 01:46
Hi jhalonso,

If you say you're "finishing" does that mean you have not submitted and paid your application fee yet? If so, all you'd need to do is just not hit the final "submit" and your application should go into Round 3 instead rather than withdrawing it. It would seem quite odd to the adcom for you to request withdrawal of a submitted application only to re-submit in a later round. I'm not sure if this would be positive or negative - it would probably depend on your reason for doing this.
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Hi jhalonso,

If you say you're "finishing" does that mean you have not submitted and paid your application fee yet? If so, all you'd need to do is just not hit the final "submit" and your application should go into Round 3 instead rather than withdrawing it. It would seem quite odd to the adcom for you to request withdrawal of a submitted application only to re-submit in a later round. I'm not sure if this would be positive or negative - it would probably depend on your reason for doing this.


Thanks for your reply. What I meant is that I'm finishing my essays and lacking a final "polishing" of the whole application. That's why I'm considering waiting for the next round. That would help me making even more research and probably improving it. So, you think, even the references will stay "stored" if I don't send it by January 5th and everything will go into the 3rd round?

By the way, I'm new in here, but I think I've read you've already been admitted in the 1st round, so congratulations.
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New post 03 Jan 2016, 07:09
Well if you feel that your application still needs some polish that you can't get done by the R2 deadline, then by all means only submit it for R3. You can confirm with the LBS adcom when they return on 4 Jan if you like, but as far as I'm aware, as long as you're applying for the same intake, your application is stored and will go into whatever the next available round is when you hit submit i.e. if you hit submit before the R2 deadine it'll go in for R2, if after the R2 deadline, it'll go in for R3. Definitely your recommendations will be stored.

Thanks, yes I was admitted in R1 :) Good luck with your application and hope to meet you in London later this year.
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New post 03 Jan 2016, 11:02
niddy wrote:
Just a quick reminder for R2 applicants!
The deadline is coming (Jan 5).
Concentrate on finishing it!
Don't forget to check if your references are filled out by your referees.

You have less than a week, but is enough time if you already have drafts and strategies defined.

Happy New Year to all!
And hope we'll be together in London in 2016!

Regards,


Do you know if the application will be sumbitted without both refereces? or if they dont hit sibmit will I miss the deadline?
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Any idea what time is the deadline on the 5th Jan? The website doesn't mention a time, so can we we assume until 5pm GMT?
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Any idea what time is the deadline on the 5th Jan? The website doesn't mention a time, so can we we assume until 5pm GMT?


Everything I've read everywhere sticks to that premise : all deadlines are by 5PM London time.

So yeah, you can still follow that.
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Hi, my name is Pradhyoth. I am based out of India. I am currently in the final stages of my GMAT preparation and planning to apply to LBS in R3. I am having 5 years experience in the banking industry with exposure to commercial banking, credit risk and also market & operational risk. I am a commerce graduate with 67% in my undergrad. What should be my ideal GMAT score taking into account my undergrad % and also my demographic background. Will the fact that I am an Indian applicant have any impact on the GMAT score required to get through?

I am looking to shift my career towards consulting with focus on strategy/risk/banking. Can you please guide me as to how LBS would help me in achieving my goals and how strong it is in placing me with MBB?

Looking forward to your reply.

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Well if you feel that your application still needs some polish that you can't get done by the R2 deadline, then by all means only submit it for R3. You can confirm with the LBS adcom when they return on 4 Jan if you like, but as far as I'm aware, as long as you're applying for the same intake, your application is stored and will go into whatever the next available round is when you hit submit i.e. if you hit submit before the R2 deadine it'll go in for R2, if after the R2 deadline, it'll go in for R3. Definitely your recommendations will be stored.

Thanks, yes I was admitted in R1 :) Good luck with your application and hope to meet you in London later this year.


xyeek is right!

Just leave it unfinished.
Your application will only be reviewed when it is complete!
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New post 04 Jan 2016, 12:39
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niddy wrote:
Just a quick reminder for R2 applicants!
The deadline is coming (Jan 5).
Concentrate on finishing it!
Don't forget to check if your references are filled out by your referees.

You have less than a week, but is enough time if you already have drafts and strategies defined.

Happy New Year to all!
And hope we'll be together in London in 2016!

Regards,


Do you know if the application will be sumbitted without both refereces? or if they dont hit sibmit will I miss the deadline?


You will miss the deadline. Unless you write them and explain your situation before the deadline.
There was an applicant on R1 that had his/her referee on a business trip and could not finish it by the deadline and the ADCOM said they would consider it for R1 if everything else was completed. I do not know the details.
If you have a strong reason not to have your references by the deadline, I suggest you write to the ADCOM now!
Just explain your case and ask if you will be considered for R2.

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Hi, my name is Pradhyoth. I am based out of India. I am currently in the final stages of my GMAT preparation and planning to apply to LBS in R3. I am having 5 years experience in the banking industry with exposure to commercial banking, credit risk and also market & operational risk. I am a commerce graduate with 67% in my undergrad. What should be my ideal GMAT score taking into account my undergrad % and also my demographic background. Will the fact that I am an Indian applicant have any impact on the GMAT score required to get through?

I am looking to shift my career towards consulting with focus on strategy/risk/banking. Can you please guide me as to how LBS would help me in achieving my goals and how strong it is in placing me with MBB?

Looking forward to your reply.

Regards,

Pradhyoth


Pradhyoth,

that's a tricky question... But LBS Adcom once told me that they consider a GMAT over 650 as competitive (it doesn't mean you won't get in with a lower score, but it also doesn't guarantee your place there!).
I am no expert, but from everything I've heard and seen, a GMAT higher than 700 is very import in several cases: Indians (specially the ones in IT), and people aiming Finance and MBB/Other Consulting.
I'm was admitted at LBS with a 660 GMAT but I'm not Indian nor aiming these industries...

I'm not really in the place to evaluate ur particular case, but if I were in your shoes I would aim around 730-760.
Have you taken any CATs? How are your scores so far?

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App submitted, good luck to all!
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New post 05 Jan 2016, 08:38
Just managed to submit my application in R2 with an hour to spare! ATB everyone!
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New post 06 Jan 2016, 03:21
Hello,

I submitted my R2 application for LBS and today while reviewing the submitted application I came across that there was a short answer question:

"We encourage applicants to take into consideration the impact of study on family and friends. Who have you discussed your plans with, and what was the response?"

While preparing my application on the portal, I am sure there was no text box to answer this question, so I did not answer it. Did anyone else faced the same problem?
If there was space to answer the question, the portal would have given error while validating the section.

Is there anything I need to do to ensure my application is not rejected.

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Hello,

I submitted my R2 application for LBS and today while reviewing the submitted application I came across that there was a short answer question:

"We encourage applicants to take into consideration the impact of study on family and friends. Who have you discussed your plans with, and what was the response?"

While preparing my application on the portal, I am sure there was no text box to answer this question, so I did not answer it. Did anyone else faced the same problem?
If there was space to answer the question, the portal would have given error while validating the section.

Is there anything I need to do to ensure my application is not rejected.

Thanks


This happened to me too, I'm pretty sure I wasn't able to enter text in the box. In any case, it may just have been the nerves of trying to submit!

I've read through the threads and from what I gather, two accepted applicants also left this blank. It doesn't necessarily apply to me so I'm not going to worry about not having completed it!
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BlueDonkey wrote:
Hello,

I submitted my R2 application for LBS and today while reviewing the submitted application I came across that there was a short answer question:

"We encourage applicants to take into consideration the impact of study on family and friends. Who have you discussed your plans with, and what was the response?"

While preparing my application on the portal, I am sure there was no text box to answer this question, so I did not answer it. Did anyone else faced the same problem?
If there was space to answer the question, the portal would have given error while validating the section.

Is there anything I need to do to ensure my application is not rejected.

Thanks


This happened to me too, I'm pretty sure I wasn't able to enter text in the box. In any case, it may just have been the nerves of trying to submit!

I've read through the threads and from what I gather, two accepted applicants also left this blank. It doesn't necessarily apply to me so I'm not going to worry about not having completed it!


Thanks buddy! Thats some relief.
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