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Re: Oxford (Said) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 18 Dec 2012, 09:08
I absolutely love Oxford, but I will accept Insead's offer, mainly because of location reasons. I wish you lot all the best. You were all very supportive during this process and I am sure we will all have a great time. :)
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Re: Oxford (Said) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 18 Dec 2012, 10:16
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I absolutely love Oxford, but I will accept Insead's offer, mainly because of location reasons. I wish you lot all the best. You were all very supportive during this process and I am sure we will all have a great time. :)

Thanks, you as well Ducksworth, enjoy Insead!!
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Re: Oxford (Said) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 18 Dec 2012, 12:07
After much consideration, I've decided to choose Cambridge over Oxford. Hopefully someone from the WL will be able to take my spot. Oxford's program is excellent and I wish you all luck in the future!
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Re: Oxford (Said) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Dec 2012, 14:44
Has anyone received the invoice for deposit? The deadline for deposit is 1 month after we receive the invoice, right?
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Re: Oxford (Said) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Dec 2012, 21:04
I have a question- would you tell an adcom that you were accepted someplace else (say, School B) but would prefer to enroll at their school (School A)? I debate with myself whether that would benefit my chances of admission, or if that is an unnecessary risk.
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Re: Oxford (Said) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 20 Dec 2012, 04:16
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Has anyone received the invoice for deposit? The deadline for deposit is 1 month after we receive the invoice, right?


I'm not sure what the deadline is, but I haven't received an invoice yet, either. I'm sure it will be coming soon.
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Guys. If it helps, I got the invoice today and is due January 18.
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Guys. If it helps, I got the invoice today and is due January 18.

Same here, once again, we seem to have impeccable timing here on the forums!
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Re: Oxford (Said) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 21 Dec 2012, 18:38
Hi

I am extremely confused now after the scholarship has been denied. My personal savings do not cover the whole cost and unless I have means of arranging for the rest of the sum, I do not think it is very wise for me to give the non refundable deposit.

Please don't mind me asking but is anyone of you considering taking loans? If yes, then do you have any information about study loans on easier terms. The study loan for my undergraduate was 4.75% p.a and did not start accruing interest till I graduated. Anything similar that you guys know of? I can't seem to find a lot of information on this on the web. I am particularly interested in the interest rate figures for international students.

Do let me know please. Reply here or pm me. This stands between me attending the course and not opting for it.

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Re: Oxford (Said) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 21 Dec 2012, 20:11
The information is available on Oxford MBA Page under MBA Loans and Funding.
I cannot post exact URLs :(

(Un)Fortunately, $$$ spent on MBA is like an investment and banks/financial institutes treat MBA loans as such.

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I am extremely confused now after the scholarship has been denied. My personal savings do not cover the whole cost and unless I have means of arranging for the rest of the sum, I do not think it is very wise for me to give the non refundable deposit.

Please don't mind me asking but is anyone of you considering taking loans? If yes, then do you have any information about study loans on easier terms. The study loan for my undergraduate was 4.75% p.a and did not start accruing interest till I graduated. Anything similar that you guys know of? I can't seem to find a lot of information on this on the web. I am particularly interested in the interest rate figures for international students.

Do let me know please. Reply here or pm me. This stands between me attending the course and not opting for it.

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Re: Oxford (Said) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 06 Jan 2013, 02:19
Hi Everyone,

I had applied as part of R2 but several weeks before the R2 deadline (I applied on 14 December 2012). Does any one have any idea on whether Oxford wait the entire period mentioned for the interview decision dates. The website states that the Interview decisions deadline for R2 is 1 Feb 2013. Do Oxford start reaching out to R2 applicants once the application deadline is reached (11 Jan 2013), or do we have to wait until 1 Feb?

Am quite confused about this as I am also evaluating another application where I have been accepted. Hence, any help on this would be much appreciated.

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Re: Oxford (Said) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 06 Jan 2013, 02:27
No, based on past forum postings, the invitations are sent out around the date mentioned on website. You should expect the decision from Oxford around 1 Feb.
For R1, interview decision was communicated on 8 Nov (a day earlier than mentioned on website)

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Hi Everyone,

I had applied as part of R2 but several weeks before the R2 deadline (I applied on 14 December 2012). Does any one have any idea on whether Oxford wait the entire period mentioned for the interview decision dates. The website states that the Interview decisions deadline for R2 is 1 Feb 2013. Do Oxford start reaching out to R2 applicants once the application deadline is reached (11 Jan 2013), or do we have to wait until 1 Feb?

Am quite confused about this as I am also evaluating another application where I have been accepted. Hence, any help on this would be much appreciated.

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Re: Oxford (Said) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 06 Jan 2013, 05:26
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Thanks! I guess we have to wait until the end of January then.
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I know I will not go to Oxford, but I still want to bring forward something that I have noticed.

Accepted candidates where added to a Google group and I have been receiving e-mails from future students that are introducing themselves. I read that at least two of them are still undegraduates, one of them mentioning that his/her only work experience so far has been a couple of summer internships! I am a bit disappointed that Saïd accepts students with such little experience. Doing an MBA is a great opportunity to learn from professors but even more from other students. Do any present or future students have any opinions on this?
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Re: Oxford (Said) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 07 Jan 2013, 11:38
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I know I will not go to Oxford, but I still want to bring forward something that I have noticed.

Accepted candidates where added to a Google group and I have been receiving e-mails from future students that are introducing themselves. I read that at least two of them are still undegraduates, one of them mentioning that his/her only work experience so far has been a couple of summer internships! I am a bit disappointed that Saïd accepts students with such little experience. Doing an MBA is a great opportunity to learn from professors but even more from other students. Do any present or future students have any opinions on this?


That is astonishing. Would you be able to post any more info on the current class of 14?

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Re: Oxford (Said) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 07 Jan 2013, 17:32
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I know I will not go to Oxford, but I still want to bring forward something that I have noticed.

Accepted candidates where added to a Google group and I have been receiving e-mails from future students that are introducing themselves. I read that at least two of them are still undegraduates, one of them mentioning that his/her only work experience so far has been a couple of summer internships! I am a bit disappointed that Saïd accepts students with such little experience. Doing an MBA is a great opportunity to learn from professors but even more from other students. Do any present or future students have any opinions on this?


Hmm, interesting finding!!

"HOLISTIC SELECTION" process in practice!!
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Re: Oxford (Said) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 07 Jan 2013, 21:12
Hello everyone,

All the best for all thel R2 applicants.

wondering if there are any R3 applicants on the forum. Was planning for R2 but looks like I will miss the deadline... can someone throw some light on by what factor the chances are diminished in R3 against R3 (specifically for Said business school). I am aware that $$ and college choice is affected but not sure what is the impact apart from those two factors.

also, I am confused regarding the Job decsription scetion which is in the online application for Said. They have mentioned a 5000 char limit for that. Not sure how everyone else is addressing that section. Do we just write a job description essay or explain our job in form of bullet points .. just the way we do it in our CV. will be great if someone who has done it can throw some light.

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Re: Oxford (Said) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 08 Jan 2013, 06:30
I don’t see it as an issue.
Based on my interaction with admission committee member during information session, SBS admits students with less (or no) experience if they are Rhodes scholars or applying for 1+1 MBA.
I have also seen other business schools admitting “a few” students for MBA who are way below average/median experience of that of other students.

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I know I will not go to Oxford, but I still want to bring forward something that I have noticed.

Accepted candidates where added to a Google group and I have been receiving e-mails from future students that are introducing themselves. I read that at least two of them are still undegraduates, one of them mentioning that his/her only work experience so far has been a couple of summer internships! I am a bit disappointed that Saïd accepts students with such little experience. Doing an MBA is a great opportunity to learn from professors but even more from other students. Do any present or future students have any opinions on this?
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also, I am confused regarding the Job decsription scetion which is in the online application for Said. They have mentioned a 5000 char limit for that. Not sure how everyone else is addressing that section. Do we just write a job description essay or explain our job in form of bullet points .. just the way we do it in our CV. will be great if someone who has done it can throw some light.

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I created short essays instead of using bullet points. They have given space/char count... go use it :) Btw due to limited number of essays.. (just 2) this is an opportunity to share more :)

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Re: Oxford (Said) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 08 Jan 2013, 17:42
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I don’t see it as an issue.
Based on my interaction with admission committee member during information session, SBS admits students with less (or no) experience if they are Rhodes scholars or applying for 1+1 MBA.
I have also seen other business schools admitting “a few” students for MBA who are way below average/median experience of that of other students.

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I know I will not go to Oxford, but I still want to bring forward something that I have noticed.

Accepted candidates where added to a Google group and I have been receiving e-mails from future students that are introducing themselves. I read that at least two of them are still undegraduates, one of them mentioning that his/her only work experience so far has been a couple of summer internships! I am a bit disappointed that Saïd accepts students with such little experience. Doing an MBA is a great opportunity to learn from professors but even more from other students. Do any present or future students have any opinions on this?


5. Relevant professional experience: Whilst most of our students have more than three years experience, we do consider those with less work experience. If this is the case, we look for candidates who are able to demonstrate a high level of maturity, combined with evidence of leadership ability.

The above is their written requirement. I truly hope they have prudent method to judge those demonstrations. But definitely it will be unfair and unethical to stick to silly issues for some deserving candidates and be liberal for some other candidate. Anyway, Bill Gate once said, the world is not perfect!!
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