The admissions team at Saïd Business School, Oxford University, would like to welcome everyone to this thread and offer an opportunity to ask questions about our one year MBA programme, Executive MBA programme or any other course run by the School. If there is anything we can help with, please let us know.
The Oxford MBA is a one-year top ranked MBA course comprising an intensive series of stimulating lectures, energetic seminars and small group work, which can take students anywhere in the world.
Feel free to ask us any questions about the programme, application process or our entry requirements.
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Re: Ask Saïd Business School Admissions [#permalink]
19 Sep 2012, 17:34
I'm an older applicant (36 at matriculation) with significant work experience (15 years at matriculation, last 5 in a senior management role). I recently completed a Master's degree, and have maintained excellent linkages with my academic department. I am applying to Saïd in Round 1, and had planned on using one academic reference (my M.A. supervisor, who is Oxon) and one professional reference (my boss, the top manager of our organization). However, I could also solicit strong recommendations from several other academic referees who can attest to my (scholastic) work. Thus, my question is whether my application would be better served by strong academic recommendations from respected scholars who are also Oxford alumni, or by employing an academic/professional referee split? I expect a reasonably good recommendation from my current boss, but I am curious how much weight the advocacy of alumni would carry, given that my substantial work experience could be followed-up on independently of the recommendation letters.
I'd appreciate any advice you could give in this matter!
Re: Ask Saïd Business School Admissions
19 Sep 2012, 17:34