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Re: Oxbridge 2011 applicants [#permalink] New post 02 Sep 2010, 22:37
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Thanks acer2knight!!!
I have the same issue with the application.
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Re: Oxbridge 2011 applicants [#permalink] New post 02 Sep 2010, 22:44
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Thanks acer2knight!!!
I have the same issue with the application.


Does anyone have any idea about the right set of essays for Cambridge?
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Re: Oxbridge 2011 applicants [#permalink] New post 03 Sep 2010, 00:15
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What are the key issues facing organisations in your sector over the next three years? What course of action would you recommend to such organisations? (up to 300 words)

What did you learn from your most spectacular failure? (up to 200 words)


Please provide a personal statement. It should not exceed 500 words and must include the following: *
What are your short and long term career objectives?
What skills/characteristics do you already have that will help you to achieve them?
What do you hope to gain from the degree programme and how do you feel it will help you achieve the career objectives you have?

These are new essay topics, and they seem to be back on the JBS application instructions website. The other ones about team work and inspiration etc. were last year's, and in my honest opinion much nicer to write about. Too bad for you guys. :P
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Re: Oxbridge 2011 applicants [#permalink] New post 03 Sep 2010, 00:54
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The date function issue at Cambridge Application account creation is still not solved. Other guys facing the same issue??
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Re: Oxbridge 2011 applicants [#permalink] New post 03 Sep 2010, 01:10
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The date function issue at Cambridge Application account creation is still not solved. Other guys facing the same issue??


Yep, I even tried entering an incorrect DoB to get in hoping I could change it later. This allowed me to register but then it wouldn't let me log in! It doesn't exactly fill me with confidence about the system :(
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Re: Oxbridge 2011 applicants [#permalink] New post 03 Sep 2010, 01:17
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What are the key issues facing organisations in your sector over the next three years? What course of action would you recommend to such organisations? (up to 300 words)

What did you learn from your most spectacular failure? (up to 200 words)


Please provide a personal statement. It should not exceed 500 words and must include the following: *
What are your short and long term career objectives?
What skills/characteristics do you already have that will help you to achieve them?
What do you hope to gain from the degree programme and how do you feel it will help you achieve the career objectives you have?

These are new essay topics, and they seem to be back on the JBS application instructions website. The other ones about team work and inspiration etc. were last year's, and in my honest opinion much nicer to write about. Too bad for you guys. :P



I didn't want to answer an essay which wanted me to assume that I will be DEAD in 24 hrs and it expects me to mention my Bucket List or my thought process at that moment .... sounds weird man :P ....these new essays coincide with a few other college essays that I picked so .... :wink:
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Re: Oxbridge 2011 applicants [#permalink] New post 03 Sep 2010, 01:19
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The date function issue at Cambridge Application account creation is still not solved. Other guys facing the same issue??


Yep, I even tried entering an incorrect DoB to get in hoping I could change it later. This allowed me to register but then it wouldn't let me log in! It doesn't exactly fill me with confidence about the system :(


I could get in there following this similar trick. Let me know if you folks want any information
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Re: Oxbridge 2011 applicants [#permalink] New post 05 Sep 2010, 00:00
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Re: Oxbridge 2011 applicants [#permalink] New post 05 Sep 2010, 03:46
Does anyone know what does D, M and P mean in the UnderGraduate Section of Oxford MBA Application?

There is a drop down called "RESULT" and it needs to be populated by either D, M or P.
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Re: Oxbridge 2011 applicants [#permalink] New post 05 Sep 2010, 08:56
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I cannot log in either, firs it was the date issue, now i just get an error message.

Can someone post the recomendation questions. I want to give my them as much time as possible to start thier drafts.

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Re: Oxbridge 2011 applicants [#permalink] New post 05 Sep 2010, 09:45
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Greetings,

I’ve been perusing this forum for a while now and first like to say that I am quite impressed with the wealth of knowledge and assistance provided by all the participants.

I do have one specific question regarding the Oxford application essays. When beginning to write them, I noticed that my answer for question #2 (world event, development, book, etc) seems to answer part of question #1 (why I chose my current job). The development that I’ve chosen to discuss directly relates to why I chose my career, why I joined the volunteer (albeit work-related) committees, and exactly why I want my MBA and what I will do with it afterwards. How devastating is this? I suppose I could chose a book as my focus for #2 but it may not be 100% truthful – there is no book that really altered my way of thinking significantly. A related world event is really more of a trend rather than one specific occurrence and again it is directly related to my work. I fear that I may seem like a one-trick pony. There is no place in the essays for me to showcase my non-work related extracurricular activities.

Any advice or thoughts would be appreciated.

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Re: Oxbridge 2011 applicants [#permalink] New post 05 Sep 2010, 22:10
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Dear all

We are aware of the issue regarding the DOB field which seems to have affected a group of applicants and am deeply sorry for the inconvenience that this has caused you. We share your frustration bevause, as admissions staff, the one thing we want to have is a smooth process so that we can read yur applications as soon as we can.

We have contacted our technical solutions provider who is working on resolving it as soon as possible. I will post an update on this thread and also on my Twitter feed (@CambridgeMBA).

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Most applicants will not have difficulties creating an account for the CambridgeMBA.

However, if you are unable to register for an application account please visit the Application Support Portal at:

http://emt.hobsons.co.uk/ics/support/de ... eptID=5744

An account will then be manually created for you by a member of the technical team, so that you will not lose any time during this application window.

Please click on the 'Submit a ticket'

Here you will be able to request an 'Account Creation'.

Please type 'Cambridge MBA' in the summary box.

The following information is required:

First Name:
Surname:
Email address:
Date of Birth:
Postcode:

We apologise for the inconvenience that this has caused you if you have been affected. I will post an update once the issue is fully resolved.

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Any one tried the manual ticket locking procedure mentioned by Conrad??? I have just generated a ticket, lets see how much more time is needed!!!
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Any one tried the manual ticket locking procedure mentioned by Conrad??? I have just generated a ticket, lets see how much more time is needed!!!


Yes, I did earlier this week. It only took about an hour to get the account set up but it was during standard UK office hours.
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The login issues were resolved so you should be able to create accounts and login normally. I am sorry for the inconvenience that this has caused some of you.

I wanted to also respond to some points that were raised in this discussion thread :-

A. Cambridge has a very strong brand in Asia. If you look at the major financial centres in Asia, there is no shortage of prominent people in business and politics who come from Cambridge. Even though I come from Singapore, I did not realise the power of the Cambridge brand until I made a presentation last year in China where everyone I spoke to knew about Cambridge from a famous poem written in the early 20th century by one of China's most accomplished poets who studied in Cambridge. I was overwhelmed by the strong aspirations of top Chinese candidates who wanted to join the Cambridge MBA. Outside China, most of the politicians in Singapore are Cambridge alums, and the University also receives generous donations from top businessmen in Hong Kong.

B. The Cambridge MBA is regularly updated to cater to student interests and feedback. So now, our students can take on summer internships, write business plans, or conduct in-depth research into a chosen field over the summer months, in addition to the 2 consulting projects, concentrations and final project that everyone has to complete.

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Does anyone else wonder why said requires Toefl for international students (Nigerians in this case)? While i understand the requirement for applicants who do not have English as their first language, I can't possibly fathom why some of us who've been educated in English all our lives have to write yet another test to prove it. Why don't they just use the Gmat and our essays? Or am I missing something?
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Re: Oxbridge 2011 applicants [#permalink] New post 13 Sep 2010, 06:34
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Does anyone else wonder why said requires Toefl for international students (Nigerians in this case)? While i understand the requirement for applicants who do not have English as their first language, I can't possibly fathom why some of us who've been educated in English all our lives have to write yet another test to prove it. Why don't they just use the Gmat and our essays? Or am I missing something?


I think you can contact adcom of any school & let it know your point. If adcom agrees then you dont need to sit for TOEFL or IELTS.
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Hi All,

I have a pretty basic question regarding MBA courses. I've been trying to do some research on the courses offered at schools, including Oxford and Cambridge. However, other than the uni websites i havnt been able to get much information on a few topics, such as whether these colleges are Quant intensive or not, or for which streams they are most sought after (such as finance, marketing, etc).

Could anyone point out a good place to look at for information regarding what these schools mostly focus on in their course and what they are most known for. Are there any websites, blogs, forums that might be helpful with respect to this?

Any help is appreciated! Thank you!
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Re: Oxbridge 2011 applicants [#permalink] New post 21 Sep 2010, 20:56
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Hi All,

I have a pretty basic question regarding MBA courses. I've been trying to do some research on the courses offered at schools, including Oxford and Cambridge. However, other than the uni websites i havnt been able to get much information on a few topics, such as whether these colleges are Quant intensive or not, or for which streams they are most sought after (such as finance, marketing, etc).

Could anyone point out a good place to look at for information regarding what these schools mostly focus on in their course and what they are most known for. Are there any websites, blogs, forums that might be helpful with respect to this?

Any help is appreciated! Thank you!


Yes thats the first hurdle every aspirant will experience in his search for any college. While "YOU WILL NEED TO CONNECT TO THE ALUMNI OR CURRENT STUDENTS" is the standard answer, You can gain some insights by reading the blogs of current students. Generally you will find links to these blogs at some nook on the official school websites.

And there are lot of moderators here on GMATCLUB who are either current students from those respective schools or alumni so post your questions here and you should get some good responses.
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