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Re: Oxford (Said) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 29 Mar 2013, 00:09
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I've got the i/view confirmation now - 5th April during the Open Day. Anyone got the same date? I'll probably see u there.. :)


I will also be there on April 5th. Do you know if we're automatically registered for the MBA Open Day? Or should we register on the website if we want to attend?


You need to register on the w/site for the Open day. I'll see u there :)
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Re: Oxford (Said) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 08 Apr 2013, 16:44
Hi.. it'll be great if anyone can share their interview experiences so far for folks like us who are still waiting.
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Re: Oxford (Said) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 09 Apr 2013, 00:27
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Hi.. it'll be great if anyone can share their interview experiences so far for folks like us who are still waiting.


Shawy, did u apply in R3?

My i/view lasted ~40mins and was on a friendly tone. Some questions as follow:

1. Please walk thru your resume
2. Random question which i thought was quite difficult - have you encountered a situation whereby you had to step in and make a decision although the issue was under the jurisdiction of your superior. What was the situation, how you handled it and what was the outcome?
3. What unique traits would you bring to the class?
4. Jobs plans after MBA - tell me about Option A and Option B
5. Tell me about a work situation that you could have handled better but you didint
6. Have you applied anywhere else and why Oxford?
7. Does your employer know that you would be leaving and what was their reaction?
8. Any question for the i/viewer

She scribbled a whole heap so i think i might have said something sensible after all :lol:

All the best for your i/view
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Re: Oxford (Said) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 09 Apr 2013, 00:51
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shawyshawy wrote:
Hi.. it'll be great if anyone can share their interview experiences so far for folks like us who are still waiting.


Shawy, did u apply in R3?

My i/view lasted ~40mins and was on a friendly tone. Some questions as follow:

1. Please walk thru your resume
2. Random question which i thought was quite difficult - have you encountered a situation whereby you had to step in and make a decision although the issue was under the jurisdiction of your superior. What was the situation, how you handled it and what was the outcome?
3. What unique traits would you bring to the class?
4. Jobs plans after MBA - tell me about Option A and Option B
5. Tell me about a work situation that you could have handled better but you didint
6. Have you applied anywhere else and why Oxford?
7. Does your employer know that you would be leaving and what was their reaction?
8. Any question for the i/viewer

She scribbled a whole heap so i think i might have said something sensible after all :lol:

All the best for your i/view



Thanks paulpkn. That was very helpful. Looks like you had a very good time. Yes I applied in R3
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Re: Oxford (Said) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 09 Apr 2013, 04:21
lucky952512 wrote:
and is an extension possible ? I think for R3 the decisions will be out on 19th April - so how many days does Oxford give to accept the offer ?



Hi Lucky,

You have a little over 4 weeks to accept / pay your deposit. Extensions are possible, but you need to email the admissions team and outline your reasons for requesting.

Good luck!
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Re: Oxford (Said) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 17 Apr 2013, 01:56
So, I was just interviewed yesterday over Skype. The tone was generally friendly, although the interviewer kept strictly within the parameters of the interview outline. The first fifteen minutes were spent generally discussing about how I was going to finance my education, my goals, choice of Saïd, how the MBA would help me in achieving my goals, and any specific courses I was looking forward to at the school. The next 12-13 minutes were spent with a few behavioral questions about leadership that I struggled with. At the end there was some time for questions from my end, before she told me that the committee would look at my entire application once more, including the feedback from the interviewer before releasing the official result on late Friday evening.

All in all, it was an O.K. interview, and I'm still on the edge of my seat regarding the final decision. Could go either way!
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Re: Oxford (Said) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 17 Apr 2013, 02:03
I am doing PGDM course from iFEEL.edu.in
Is it equivalent to MBA??
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Re: Oxford (Said) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 17 Apr 2013, 08:34
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So, I was just interviewed yesterday over Skype. The tone was generally friendly, although the interviewer kept strictly within the parameters of the interview outline. The first fifteen minutes were spent generally discussing about how I was going to finance my education, my goals, choice of Saïd, how the MBA would help me in achieving my goals, and any specific courses I was looking forward to at the school. The next 12-13 minutes were spent with a few behavioral questions about leadership that I struggled with. At the end there was some time for questions from my end, before she told me that the committee would look at my entire application once more, including the feedback from the interviewer before releasing the official result on late Friday evening.

All in all, it was an O.K. interview, and I'm still on the edge of my seat regarding the final decision. Could go either way!


Best of Luck. When did you applied?
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Re: Oxford (Said) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 17 Apr 2013, 08:51
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So, I was just interviewed yesterday over Skype. The tone was generally friendly, although the interviewer kept strictly within the parameters of the interview outline. The first fifteen minutes were spent generally discussing about how I was going to finance my education, my goals, choice of Saïd, how the MBA would help me in achieving my goals, and any specific courses I was looking forward to at the school. The next 12-13 minutes were spent with a few behavioral questions about leadership that I struggled with. At the end there was some time for questions from my end, before she told me that the committee would look at my entire application once more, including the feedback from the interviewer before releasing the official result on late Friday evening.

All in all, it was an O.K. interview, and I'm still on the edge of my seat regarding the final decision. Could go either way!


Best of Luck. When did you applied?


I applied right before the R3 deadline. You also applied to Saïd?
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Re: Oxford (Said) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 17 Apr 2013, 11:34
A bit random, but how would you guys compare McCombs vs Said? Were any of you looking at both?
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Re: Oxford (Said) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 17 Apr 2013, 20:09
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AbsarShah wrote:
So, I was just interviewed yesterday over Skype. The tone was generally friendly, although the interviewer kept strictly within the parameters of the interview outline. The first fifteen minutes were spent generally discussing about how I was going to finance my education, my goals, choice of Saïd, how the MBA would help me in achieving my goals, and any specific courses I was looking forward to at the school. The next 12-13 minutes were spent with a few behavioral questions about leadership that I struggled with. At the end there was some time for questions from my end, before she told me that the committee would look at my entire application once more, including the feedback from the interviewer before releasing the official result on late Friday evening.

All in all, it was an O.K. interview, and I'm still on the edge of my seat regarding the final decision. Could go either way!


Best of Luck. When did you applied?


I applied right before the R3 deadline. You also applied to Saïd?


Not yet. Can anyone tell till now how many people have accepted for Said MBA? Any how many seats are still available?
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Re: Oxford (Said) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 17 Apr 2013, 21:04
I am in! Requested an early decision as I have to respond to the offer from Mccombs.
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Re: Oxford (Said) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 17 Apr 2013, 21:06
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A bit random, but how would you guys compare McCombs vs Said? Were any of you looking at both?


I think that they are peer schools. Depends on your location preference. Mccombs will give you a chance to do an internship and possible make it easier to change careers. Said's career center is not as good as Mccombs based on my research.
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Re: Oxford (Said) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 17 Apr 2013, 23:14
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I am in! Requested an early decision as I have to respond to the offer from Mccombs.

Congrats buddy! The wait is killing me! :)

Are you going to accept Saïd?
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Re: Oxford (Said) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 17 Apr 2013, 23:17
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Best of Luck. When did you applied?


I applied right before the R3 deadline. You also applied to Saïd?


Not yet. Can anyone tell till now how many people have accepted for Said MBA? Any how many seats are still available?


They don't really announce between stages how many applicants have been accepted. But now it's going to be on open field basis, so there can't be many spots remaining, but as they say - you only need one ;) Good luck with the application!
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Re: Oxford (Said) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 18 Apr 2013, 08:47
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I am in! Requested an early decision as I have to respond to the offer from Mccombs.

Congrats buddy! The wait is killing me! :)

Are you going to accept Saïd?


I am leaning heavily towards accepting.
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Re: Oxford (Said) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 18 Apr 2013, 09:54
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I am in! Requested an early decision as I have to respond to the offer from Mccombs.

Congrats buddy! The wait is killing me! :)

Are you going to accept Saïd?


I am leaning heavily towards accepting.

So you should. I get the result tomorrow. Can't wait!

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I am in! Requested an early decision as I have to respond to the offer from Mccombs.

Congrats buddy! The wait is killing me! :)

Are you going to accept Saïd?


I am leaning heavily towards accepting.


what made you choose said over mccombs?
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Re: Oxford (Said) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 18 Apr 2013, 22:19
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what made you choose said over mccombs?


1) One year vs Two Years. Better ROI. Given that I would like to return to India a few years after the MBA, this is a big deal.

2) I am 31 years old and feel that I am better suited to the one year program in Europe with a class having a higher average age.

3) I can fund Said with my savings but will have to take out a loan for Mccombs.

4) This is unlikely to be an issue for anyone else, but after exhausting my work visa in USA, it would be difficult for me to get a work visa in the US after graduation.
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Re: Oxford (Said) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Apr 2013, 01:26
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