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Victoria Hanau

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It’s that time of year again. When the London Business School campus welcomes MBA admitted candidates into the LBS community.  This year, we had over 150 MBA2018s and their partners attend a wide array of events showcasing the incredible city of London as well as the MBA programme’s offerings.

The first day of Welcome Weekend consisted of engaging presentations from our Career Centre, the MBA programme team and Student Ambassadors.  Additionally, two of our world-class faculty members, Professor Rajesh Chandy and associate Professor Daniel Effron, led interactive lectures filled with lively debates.  Following a day of engaging sessions and ‘Speed Networking’, admits and partners experienced their first evening Sundowners, an LBS tradition.  MBA2018s then danced the night away to a live performance by ‘No Donuts for Hilda’, an LBS alumni band.

A highlight of the weekend included the ‘Entrepreneurship Session’ where we learned about an MBA2015 and his children’s literacy initiative, Pobble. Also featured in the session was MBA2015 student Graeme Burns, who talked about the student initiative, London Entrepreneurship Review.

Congratulations on your acceptance into the class of MBA2018 admits!

We look forward to seeing you soon at Orientation in August.

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In December last year, the MBA Recruitment & Admissions Team had the chance to welcome 60 MBA2018 admitted candidates to London for our first Admits Event for Round 1 candidates.  The day was jam packed with presentations starting with a welcome from our Student Association president who highlighted different aspects of student life and activities to get involved with once joining the LBS community.  Erica Hensens, Programme Director of the MBA, walked our admitted candidates through the MBA experience. Following Erica, one of our world-class faculty members, Alex Edmans, presented an engaging and interactive lecture focusing on corporate responsibility.

Career Centre then provided an overview of their support and offerings during the MBA programme with a panel of current students from the MBA2016 and MBA2017 classes.  To wrap up the sessions, a group of alumni and student ambassadors offered their own perspective of the LBS experience with guest speaker David Saenz, co-founder of the successful Uncover App.

At the end of the day, we celebrated with a dinner cruise on the Thames to view the incredible light displays for the holiday season.  We look forward to continuing to develop the class in our upcoming admissions rounds!

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The MBA2017 Programme is underway! The Programme Office and Recruitment & Admissions Team were excited to welcome the incoming class last week for the first day of Orientation at the historical venue Old Billingsgate Market overlooking the River Thames.

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London Business School’s Dean, Sir Andrew Likierman, kicked off the event with a speech in which he shared his enthusiasm for the future of the School and plans for campus expansion to include the Sammy Ofer Centre.  Throughout the day, MBA2017s heard from multiple professors including Dr Richard Jolly who delivered a presentation titled ‘10 Things I Wish I Knew When I Started my MBA’.  

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The incoming class also learned about their upcoming MBA journey in a presentation led by MBA Student Services Manager Caroline Lampard and Dr Andrea Kreideweiss from Career Centre.  With the help of MBA students, they discussed key elements in the programme such as the Global Business Experience and summer opportunities after Year 1.  One student speaker announced the #WhyILoveLBS  campaign initiated by the MBA0215 class created to share favourite moments and experiences at London Business School.

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The event wrapped up with speaker Simon Calver for LBS’s London Talks speaker series.  It was fantastic to see the class come together for the first time.  The Recruitment & Admissions Team cannot wait to see what’s in store for the MBA2017 class!

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It is starting to feel like summer in London.  And there is no better way to celebrate than with an MBA2017 Admits barbeque on the London Business School picturesque front lawn.

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To kick off the evening, admits had the opportunity to hear from one of our renowned professors, Professor Gary Dushnitsky, who delivered a teaser lecture titled ‘Lessons in Lean Startup’.

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Following the lecture, admits and partners mingled on the lawn with student ambassadors and admissions staff.  Even with the record breaking heat, it was a fantastic evening filled with conversation, trifles and Pimms!

 

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At the end of May London Business School welcomed over 100 MBA2017 admitted candidates along with their partners to campus for a weekend introduction into the London Business School community. The first day of Admits Weekend consisted of engaging presentations from our Career Centre, the programme team and Student Ambassadors.  Additionally, two of our world-class faculty members, Professor Rajesh Chandy and Associate Professor Simona Botti, led interactive lectures filled with lively debates.  Following a day of engaging sessions, admits and partners experienced their first Sundowners with the opportunity to interact with current students and take goofy pictures in our photo booth. Admits then danced the night away to a live performance by ‘Curry in a Hurry’, an LBS student band.

 

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A highlight of the weekend included an Entrepreneurship Session led by Jane Khedair of the Career Centre.  Two LBS alumni who currently participate in the LBS Incubator Programme, which has supported them in launching their Uncover app, came to speak about their experience to the future entrepreneurs of the incoming class.

 

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Admits got further introduction to the programme from MBA Programme Director Erica Hensens and from student ambassadors who led a ‘Day in the Life’ session.

 

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Congratulations on your acceptance into the class MBA2017 admits! We look forward to seeing you soon at orientation in August.

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