Advise for LBS MiM interview

Application & Admission
  • Posted by akasina9 on 11/17/13 7:08am

    Hi Thomas,

    I applied to the MiM programme at LBS for the 2014 intake last month and received an interview call last week. I was hoping if you could throw some light on the usual format of the interview and the way to prepare for it.

    I am placed in India and hence was told that my interviews would take place in February when the AdCom visits India. Is there any advantage if I can get the AdCom to conduct my interview earlier? Also, what is the relative importance of the interview in the overall application?

    Regards,
    Abhishek.

    • Posted by taras on 11/17/13 9:48am

      Hai Akasina,

       Congratulations for getting through the first step of your admissions process and wish you good luck for your interviews.I am also aspiring to pursue an MIM from LBS and is a little skeptical about their academic and GMAT requirements.Could you let me know how good was your profile?How much did you score in GMAT?What gpa you had and work-experience,etc..?

      Would be kind of you if you could assisst with my curiosity.

      Best Regards,
      Sarat

    • Posted by Thomas Graf on 11/17/13 3:07pm

      Hi Abhishek,

      thank you for your question and congrats for the interview invitation! As for the interview content, please read this comment to learn more about it.

      As for the timing, the LBS accepts application and grants admissions on a rolling process throughout the year. This means that applying earlier (and doing the interview earlier) may indeed offer some advantages as in a later stage less places are available.

      As for the rating, a rule of thumb is that the interview accounts for 20 percent of the overall assessment.

      Best wishes
      Thomas

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    • Posted by agarwalanu on 11/20/13 9:35am

      Hello Thomas,

      I got selected for LBS too and was notified that my interview will be in March. But I was busy and thus requested them to pre-pone and they agreed.
      A member of the Adcom will be conducting my interview now. I wish to know, how different the experience is- when the interview is conducted by an alum vis a vis by an Adcom member?
      Moreover, what is their major focus? They intend to know about something the I did not mention in the application, whereas I already have! What are the different personality traits that we can discuss during the interview?
      Is it alright to carry a piece of paper with just the headings of the many topics that I want to discuss with the interviewer?

      Thank you.
      Regards.

    • Posted by Thomas Graf on 11/20/13 12:39pm

      Hi there,

      thank you for your question. I don't know Adcom but I guess that they are briefed similarly as alumni so that the interviews are comparable.

      As for the content, please have a look at this earlier thread.

      Piece of paper - that should not be a problem.

      Overall, I suggest that you relax and feel comfortable. Just try to concentrate and prepare your answers according to the topics that you can find in my earlier thread.

      If you feel very uncomfortable, you can also ask the school to bring you in contact with a current student. Then you can ask him/her about how the interview went.

      Best wishes
      Thomas

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    • Posted by frenchstudent on 12/03/13 10:49pm

      So how was your interview in the end?