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Re: Oxbridge 2011 applicants [#permalink] New post 30 Dec 2010, 18:30
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Despite all the not so good signs so far.. I am certain that SBS would be in Top 10 of world consistently within next 5-10 years. I would rather brag about being someone who contributed for the school to come out of teens into the single digit than go to a single digit ranked school.

Contrary to belief, Oxford placement are really good and average salary of > £60k is not an easy thing to achieve.. I am from the UK and I know how difficult it is to get >£60k salary coming out of a course.

But again, it depends entirely how you see school fit your needs (now and in future)... Social Entrepreneurship is big at Oxford and for me thats a big plus.

I have been to SBS recently (including for interview) and mood within current students is really upbeat. And then, there is new dean to look forward to in 2011. Things are about to take a better turn and I can feel it. A school only 14 year old is placing students in best IBs, Consulting Co.s and still very highly ranked in Soc Ent.... I think this is a dark horse certainly to watch out for.

PS: As an admit my views are likely to be biased but atleast I am being honest and writing my thoughts as they are..


Oh yeah! And you wait patiently for INSEAD to offer. I bet you'd select INSEAD or LBS over Said any given day.
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Re: Oxbridge 2011 applicants [#permalink] New post 31 Dec 2010, 04:12
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Oh yeah! And you wait patiently for INSEAD to offer. I bet you'd select INSEAD or LBS over Said any given day.


Very True. As someone from the UK, the only "disadvantage" I see with SBS is that I would not gain living exposure to another country; which INSEAD can provide me.

I would pick INSEAD than SBS than LBS in that order but I think that bridge only needs to be crossed once one has an offer from all the three. LBS last due to higher investment cost (2 yrs as opposed to one) and unrealistic living costs (again for 2 years instead of 1). Oxford is a cheaper place to live in comparison and also still not very far from London!
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Re: Oxbridge 2011 applicants [#permalink] New post 01 Jan 2011, 22:34
Hi,

I have 2 questions -

1. I have not given IELTS/TOEFL and the next available date for these exams is 15th Jan.
As written on IELTS/TOEFL websites, scores come after 2 weeks. do you guys think SBS would consider me for R2 (deadline 14 Jan). they will receive my scores around 27-28 Jan.

2. i have 3 years of experience, would that be a hinderance for SBS R2 or Judge R3.

thanks so very much
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Re: Oxbridge 2011 applicants [#permalink] New post 05 Jan 2011, 11:33
A couple of quick questions from a US applicant here:
1. How stringent is the GPA requirement? I ask as an applicant with a 3.35 GPA, while I understand the interest this is very different from the US schools I have applied to. I will have 6 years of MC experience and an undergrad in business from a Big Ten school.
2. I have been accepted to Darden and Cornell and am weighing the Oxford program as a viable option to cut a year off of the education (year's salary). I will most likely be heading back to my consultancy and they will foot the bill. How does Darden compare with Oxford? I feel like Darden is a tight network and probably more sound program, but Oxford's name is unparalleled. . .thoughts?
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Re: Oxbridge 2011 applicants [#permalink] New post 05 Jan 2011, 11:35
Oh and as an addendum, I'm a US citizen out of NY.
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Re: Oxbridge 2011 applicants [#permalink] New post 06 Jan 2011, 00:32
Hi all,
I am applying to Cambridge R3 and Oxford R2. My understanding of the application instructions is that both the schools do not require the candidate to send any physical documents during the application stage. The transcripts and recos are also uploaded online. Can any of the previous round applicants confirm this. With the current round application deadlines looming ahead, I do not want to miss out on this round.

My profile: M/28/India/730 GMAT/ 5+ years experience in consumer products industry.

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Re: Oxbridge 2011 applicants [#permalink] New post 06 Jan 2011, 00:45
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Hi,

I have 2 questions -

1. I have not given IELTS/TOEFL and the next available date for these exams is 15th Jan.
As written on IELTS/TOEFL websites, scores come after 2 weeks. do you guys think SBS would consider me for R2 (deadline 14 Jan). they will receive my scores around 27-28 Jan.

2. i have 3 years of experience, would that be a hinderance for SBS R2 or Judge R3.

thanks so very much


Hi romain
I'd suggest writing to the Adcom and explaining the situation. I faced a similar problem with my TOEFL and explained the situation to the Adcom and they accomodated my request (they had an internal cut-off date and said that if I could get the results by then, my application would be considered in R1. My result came in time and they did consider my app for R1)
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Re: Oxbridge 2011 applicants [#permalink] New post 06 Jan 2011, 06:18
Yup, dont worry- at the initial stage only scanned documents would do.

Applicant2011 wrote:
Hi all,
I am applying to Cambridge R3 and Oxford R2. My understanding of the application instructions is that both the schools do not require the candidate to send any physical documents during the application stage. The transcripts and recos are also uploaded online. Can any of the previous round applicants confirm this. With the current round application deadlines looming ahead, I do not want to miss out on this round.

My profile: M/28/India/730 GMAT/ 5+ years experience in consumer products industry.

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Re: Oxbridge 2011 applicants [#permalink] New post 06 Jan 2011, 06:40
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gaga wrote:

Oh yeah! And you wait patiently for INSEAD to offer. I bet you'd select INSEAD or LBS over Said any given day.


Very True. As someone from the UK, the only "disadvantage" I see with SBS is that I would not gain living exposure to another country; which INSEAD can provide me.

I would pick INSEAD than SBS than LBS in that order but I think that bridge only needs to be crossed once one has an offer from all the three. LBS last due to higher investment cost (2 yrs as opposed to one) and unrealistic living costs (again for 2 years instead of 1). Oxford is a cheaper place to live in comparison and also still not very far from London!


I'd choose both SBS and Insead over LBS actually. for some reason LBS hasn't seemed very attractive to me. Please put me in for R2 Said.
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Re: Oxbridge 2011 applicants [#permalink] New post 09 Jan 2011, 14:03
Hi,

I am in the middle of applying to Cambridge R3 and was wondering if anyone know the exact time as to when the deadline is? It doesn't say on Cambridge website. I know it' Jan 10th but is it 17:00 UK time?

Any information is greatly appreciated.

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Re: Oxbridge 2011 applicants [#permalink] New post 09 Jan 2011, 14:11
Steven

It is 1700 on 10th Jan UK time. Good luck and I look forward to reading your application soon.

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Re: Oxbridge 2011 applicants [#permalink] New post 09 Jan 2011, 14:14
Thank you for the quick response.
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Re: Oxbridge 2011 applicants [#permalink] New post 09 Jan 2011, 16:47
Hey Conrad,
Do you have any idea if Judge places a good number of students in the highly competitive field of investment banking ?
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Re: Oxbridge 2011 applicants [#permalink] New post 10 Jan 2011, 00:56
Hi all, does anyone have the recommendation questions for Said MBA? I havent been able to find them of their web-site or here in GMATclub. Best,
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Re: Oxbridge 2011 applicants [#permalink] New post 10 Jan 2011, 01:41
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A good number of our students do work in investment bas post MBA. We are just starting to collect the employment stats for the class that graduated last year (we survey graduates three months after graduation as per widely accepted guidelines) so we will know in a few months.

However, I should encourage you to consider your own background as well. As you pointed out, investment baing is highly competitive, and it takes more than just an MBA or career services to get you into that sector. Very strong academics, high GMAT, relevant work experience, sharp mind, good personality and a strong achievement-drive are all needed.

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Re: Oxbridge 2011 applicants [#permalink] New post 10 Jan 2011, 11:24
This is my profile guys:

25 years/Male/Trinidadian
Undergrad: B.Sc. Management Studies (Minor in Finance), The University of The West Indies
Upper Second Class Honours (GPA 3.23)
Currently Pursuing a Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain Management from ASU (GPA 4.0)
Total Work Experience: 5 years (Graduate Research 2, Finance 1, Oil & Gas 2)
Currently working at a multinational Oil & Gas Company (BP)
GMAT: 690 (q45,v40)

What are my chances at Cambridge & Oxford?
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Re: Oxbridge 2011 applicants [#permalink] New post 10 Jan 2011, 13:03
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However, I should encourage you to consider your own background as well. As you pointed out, investment baing is highly competitive, and it takes more than just an MBA or career services to get you into that sector. Very strong academics, high GMAT, relevant work experience, sharp mind, good personality and a strong achievement-drive are all needed.

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OK, so even if I get a top notch MBA, they will still consider my undergrad GPA in order to get a job as an investment banker ? In this case, I should keep it perfect :)
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Re: Oxbridge 2011 applicants [#permalink] New post 11 Jan 2011, 23:34
R3 Judge app submitted....
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Re: Oxbridge 2011 applicants [#permalink] New post 12 Jan 2011, 09:11
Does an MBA from Saïd or Judge opens the gate to the whole alumni world of Oxford or Cambridge?

People have told me that Saïd and Judge are "segregated" from the parent university. Is that true?
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Re: Oxbridge 2011 applicants [#permalink] New post 12 Jan 2011, 13:36
The students at Judge are fully integrated into Cambridge university. Like every other student in cambridge, they are members of one of the more than 30 colleges which serve as the platform for students to interact with other students and faculty from across the university. Our students can also become members of the Cambridge university alumni club when they graduate.

The business school has made a conscious decision to be fully integrated with the university, which is not the case in many other schools. We have faculty from other departments teaching courses at the Judge and we are also part of the School of Technology.

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