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Re: Oxford (Said) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 15 May 2013, 01:25
Well, not sure what to say, the usual questions that you would expect i.e. why now, why Oxford, what can I contribute, what are my post MBA goals, what challenging situations did I master and so on.
No surprises whatsoever but I got along well with him, I think.
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Re: Oxford (Said) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 15 May 2013, 19:37
WomeMBA wrote:
Just got the acceptance mail! Hope all of you were successful as well!


Congratulations! Which school will you be choosing to attend?
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Re: Oxford (Said) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 16 May 2013, 00:24
@longranger

not sure yet, it feels like I have to go to Kellogg because I'm not only after the degree but would really like to use the time and Kellogg gives me another year to meet people, live in the US, maybe work in the US afterwards. The strength is also the weakness - 2 years means more effort and also money.
Oxford is a fantastic programme and it would be relatively "easy" in that I can keep my life so to speak. Moving to Chicago will be a drastic change.

To cut a long story short - I have no clue but will use the weekend to approach this logically (objective evaluation) and emotionally.
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Re: Oxford (Said) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 16 May 2013, 00:54
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@longranger

not sure yet, it feels like I have to go to Kellogg because I'm not only after the degree but would really like to use the time and Kellogg gives me another year to meet people, live in the US, maybe work in the US afterwards. The strength is also the weakness - 2 years means more effort and also money.
Oxford is a fantastic programme and it would be relatively "easy" in that I can keep my life so to speak. Moving to Chicago will be a drastic change.

To cut a long story short - I have no clue but will use the weekend to approach this logically (objective evaluation) and emotionally.


WomeMBA - where are you originally from?

Just my two cents - If your career has anything to do with Sales / Marketing (or even general business management), I think you should go for Kellogg with eyes closed. The prestige of Kellogg's program and its alumni network makes it one of the best possible schools to go to, for that particular field.

As someone who has decided to go to Said, I can say that I was primarily motivated by the fact that it is one of the best 1 year programs out there, with access to one of the world's best universities and the alumni that comes with it. Just today, I was reading that in the UK apart from the Prime Minister, the Foreign Secretary, Defence Secretary and Chancellor of the Exchequer are all Oxonians! Maybe not the alumni you and me will get the chance to interact with, but this certainly gives an idea of what the place produces. I do not intend to change my job industry (Finance), so figured that a 1 year program will be good for me. I was also not keen to spend a lot of money for a 2 year program, and be away from the job-force for that long!

I am extremely chuffed that I will be going to Said this Fall, but would advise you that if you feel that Kellogg will be a direct boost for your career, you should opt for it. If not, perhaps I will see you at Said in a few months! :-D
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Re: Oxford (Said) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 16 May 2013, 02:37
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WomeMBA - where are you originally from?

Just my two cents - If your career has anything to do with Sales / Marketing (or even general business management), I think you should go for Kellogg with eyes closed. The prestige of Kellogg's program and its alumni network makes it one of the best possible schools to go to, for that particular field.

As someone who has decided to go to Said, I can say that I was primarily motivated by the fact that it is one of the best 1 year programs out there, with access to one of the world's best universities and the alumni that comes with it. Just today, I was reading that in the UK apart from the Prime Minister, the Foreign Secretary, Defence Secretary and Chancellor of the Exchequer are all Oxonians! Maybe not the alumni you and me will get the chance to interact with, but this certainly gives an idea of what the place produces. I do not intend to change my job industry (Finance), so figured that a 1 year program will be good for me. I was also not keen to spend a lot of money for a 2 year program, and be away from the job-force for that long!

I am extremely chuffed that I will be going to Said this Fall, but would advise you that if you feel that Kellogg will be a direct boost for your career, you should opt for it. If not, perhaps I will see you at Said in a few months! :-D


I have a German background and have been working as an internal consultant for some years. I know what I want to do post-MBA but honestly doing a two year programme would feel like a treat to me that is still perfectly fine from a CV perspective. I've been working in my job starting with 19 so not being away from a job doesn't seem to be a worrier to me :)

But you are absolutely right - Said offers the best 1Y programme I can think of and it is an honour to be accepted; still the decision-making is not as easy as I had hoped....maybe I know what to do after the weekend and who knows - we might be able to go for a drink in October ;)
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Re: Oxford (Said) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 20 May 2013, 11:50
Hello Justin,

I'm an applicant to Oxford's MBA program and had some queries about the same.
It would be great if you could take out some time from your schedule to answer the following -

I want to make a career in strategic product planning & product management, does SBS, offer some courses/clubs specially for this field?
Can Said be categorized as a General Management school? How is recruiting in high-tech?
Why did you choose Said over other schools?
What has been the one best course at Said or who has been your favorite professor?
Which is the most active club at Said ?
Anything new at Said since you joined and which you became a part of?

Thanks in advance.
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Re: Oxford (Said) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 11 Sep 2013, 08:04
Hi I have a really stupid question very late in the game. Is the admissions process for said a rolling process or do they start looking at applications only after the 13th for the round 1 deadline?
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Re: Oxford (Said) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 22 Oct 2013, 04:53
sanjuro9 wrote:
Hi -

I am a current student at SBS Oxford (MBA '13). Few months back me and many of my classmates were in the same shoes as you. We started the year about a week back with some orientation and induction sessions. It will be another week or so before classes start. Oxford is truly an amazing place and I am yet to soak in everything the place has to offer.

Please feel free to ask me any questions you may have. Also, you can head over to my blog for an occasional picture or a post.

Cheers -
Sanjuro



Hello,

Could you please help me decide if I should wait for 1 more year or go ahead with the application?

1. GMAT Score - 670
2. Work Ex - 3.25
- (Analytics Industry (Not IT)
- 0.5 year in analysis of business problems + 2.75 years in Sales in the US market
- I was operating from India till now and will be moving to the US this Jan
3. Undergrad Degree: Metallurgy Engineering with CGPA 8.1/10
4. very good extracurricular activities: Singing, Sports, etc.

I am deciding between applying to Said this year/ next year after writing GMAT again.

IT will be great if you can help.

Thanks
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Re: Oxford (Said) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 27 Nov 2013, 22:57
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The small but definitely the most sweet line -
" I am in" :-) :D :-) :D
Will be taking this offer.
Has anyone started the facebook group or shall I make one??
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Re: Oxford (Said) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 27 Nov 2013, 23:28
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