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Oxford (Said) 2013 - Calling All Applicants

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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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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
Anyone heard from them?

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Re: Oxford (Said) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Apr 2013, 02:55
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Lowkeyg wrote:
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.


I have actually met the head of the Careers Service, Derek Walker, on an open day. I must say he was extremely impressive and because of the smaller class size he seemed to be very hands on. He almost allayed my fears about the 1 year programme.
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Re: Oxford (Said) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Apr 2013, 05:48
tick tick tick.......
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Re: Oxford (Said) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Apr 2013, 05:58
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tick tick tick.......

Kohsamed, seems like it's just you and me waiting for the SBS email! Not that I mind that! ;)

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Re: Oxford (Said) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Apr 2013, 05:59
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tick tick tick.......

Kohsamed, seems like it's just you and me waiting for the SBS email! Not that I mind that! ;)

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Will make it more painful if we are both rejected though!

I assumed they would be sending them out first thing, they cant still be deciding this morning who to let in
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Re: Oxford (Said) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Apr 2013, 06:05
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tick tick tick.......

Kohsamed, seems like it's just you and me waiting for the SBS email! Not that I mind that! ;)

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Will make it more painful if we are both rejected though!

I assumed they would be sending them out first thing, they cant still be deciding this morning who to let in

Hahaha!! Hopefully that won't happen :)

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Re: Oxford (Said) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Apr 2013, 06:25
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Just received the official admit email. Looks like they have started sending them out.

Got dinged! :(

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Re: Oxford (Said) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Apr 2013, 07:09
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im in


COngrats.

Can you please write down your interview experience? Little bit about your back ground.
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Re: Oxford (Said) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Apr 2013, 07:10
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Just received the official admit email. Looks like they have started sending them out.

Got dinged! :(

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Sorry for Said, best of luck for other applications.

Can you please write down your interview experience? Little bit about your back ground.
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Re: Oxford (Said) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Apr 2013, 08:17
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Oxford has posted a summary of the career report for the 2012 grads - http://www.sbs.ox.ac.uk/degrees/mba/Doc ... 011_12.pdf
The report is not very encouraging. Salaries are flat and only 74% are employed 3 months after graduation. The report also mentions that non EU students are finding it hard to obtain sponsorship for work visas.


Thanks for posting

The % employed after graduation has never really been important to me. Clearly anyone in this category is either a bad candidate (which I'm not), have unrealistic expectations or unemployed because they choose to be
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Re: Oxford (Said) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Apr 2013, 13:40
The lowest salary was 9,000 pounds. WTF?
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Re: Oxford (Said) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Apr 2013, 22:18
The lowest and the highest are outliers. It could be someone accepting a position at a non profit. The median is usually the one to look at, although with only 74 percent employed the median is really the 37th percentile. Anyways will reserve judgement until the full report is released.
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