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Calling all Oxford SBS MBA Applicants: 2020 Intake (Class of 2021)!

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New post 19 Sep 2019, 07:11
kloppismydad how do you mean? BE SPECIFIC. provide specific examples; don't wax poetic or anything. Recommend that you check out the essay tips post I did on August 3.

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Can anyone shed light on how detailed the single essay has to be for Said?

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kloppismydad how do you mean? BE SPECIFIC. provide specific examples; don't wax poetic or anything. Recommend that you check out the essay tips post I did on August 3.

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Following this thread.

Can anyone shed light on how detailed the single essay has to be for Said?


Here is the link for that post https://gmatclub.com/forum/calling-all- ... l#p2330328
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Hi gang - Been keeping tabs but keeping quiet. Ecstatic to have received an invitation to interview (by e-mail) today. I will try to make the trip over to interview in person. Absolutely buzzing!
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Hi gang - Been keeping tabs but keeping quiet. Ecstatic to have received an invitation to interview (by e-mail) today. I will try to make the trip over to interview in person. Absolutely buzzing!



When did you receive the email ?

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ol55 - Congratulations mate! I too received the invite a while back. I will not be able to travel to Oxford and will opt for an online interview.
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Got a Ding. Good luck to everyone who got invited!
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Updates for the last hour:

  • Denied, 33 minutes ago, from United Kingdom, GMAT:750 (Q48 V45), Industry: Insurance, WE 160, heard via: email
  • Invited to interview, 47 minutes ago, from India, GMAT:720 (Q49 V39), Industry: Consulting, WE 108, heard via: email

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Updates for the last hour:

  • Denied, 8 minutes ago, from India, GMAT:710 (Q48 V38), Industry: Consulting, heard via: email
  • Denied, 14 minutes ago, from India, GMAT:700 (Q49 V35), GPA: 3.3, Industry: Manufacturing, WE 3, heard via: email
  • Invited to interview, 42 minutes ago, from Nigeria, GMAT:700 (Q44 V42), GPA: 3.2, Industry: Energy and Utilities, WE 94, heard via: email
  • Denied, 53 minutes ago, from India, GMAT:710 (Q51 V34), Industry: Computer Software, WE 49, heard via: email
  • Invited to interview, 58 minutes ago, from Ireland, GMAT:720 (Q49 V39), heard via: email

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Got invited for an interview! Looking to interview in person at their New York office given the proximity.

Excited! Best of luck to everyone else
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Updates for the last hour:

  • Denied, 5 minutes ago, from United States, GMAT:710 (Q50 V35), GPA: 3.77, heard via: email
  • Invited to interview, 59 minutes ago, from India, GMAT:730 (Q51 V37), GPA: 4, Industry: Manufacturing, WE 86, heard via: email

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Updates for the last hour:

  • Invited to interview, 38 minutes ago, from Canada, GMAT:750, Industry: Computer Software, WE 16, heard via: email
  • Invited to interview, 54 minutes ago, from Canada, GMAT:720, GPA: 3.7, Industry: Venture Capital, WE 60, heard via: email

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Best of luck every one. For people travelling to Oxford, enjoy the magnificent place and absorb as much Oxford as you can :). In my year, we got one hop-in hop off bus ticket for free and it was so much fun to see Oxford around with my future cohort mates after the interview.

A stark observation (personal)- If you have been called for an interview you have a high chance of converting it into an admit. For the data seekers, I interviewed with at-least 40-50 candidates (that I can recall now) during my time and I saw almost 80-90% of them during my Kick-off :). Give your best!

Some interview tips (please follow your consultants' tips if you have one, don't wanna derail someone's tips). Jotting some from my own experience..
1. You will be paired with someone matching/handling your industry and or profile. This must have been communicated in advance, read about them, it helps.
2. Have an idea about how people perceive you? For example, does your recommender think that you are a hard worker or has he or she appreciated you for your work ethics? If you know where you connected with your recommender that can show that your are a well aware candidate and know your plus and minuses.
2. Generic one- be yourself, I have high regards for the Oxford interviewers as if they can see through you. Life happens and you might not follow your application to the core during your MBA prog. Nonetheless, people will be impressed if you can put your (post-MBA) plans coherently.
3. Your profile has almost given them the info about you but don't forget to talk about the impacts (social or other) that you made and flex your love for Oxford/networking knowledge if you did some research. Oxford loves to know what kind of ambassador will you be once your are an Oxonian!
4. Don't be afraid of the allotted time frame, mine was scheduled for 30 mins and it got over in 20 mins. My first thought was that I didn't make a mark but yup got an admit.
So enjoy your time and All the best folks!!
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sakys, Thank you very much for taking time to write a detailed post on SBS interviews and how to prepare for them. I am sure applicants will benefit from your advice a lot.

Since you have been a part of the interview process, I can't resist but to ask how things move forward after the interview. Do adcom review the whole application, or the decision is made mostly on interview performance?
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sakys, Thank you very much for taking time to write a detailed post on SBS interviews and how to prepare for them. I am sure applicants will benefit from your advice a lot.

Since you have been a part of the interview process, I can't resist but to ask how things move forward after the interview. Do adcom review the whole application, or the decision is made mostly on interview performance?


Hi Naren,

My interaction with Alumni earlier indicated that the adcom considers your whole profile, i.e. application + score and interview and then there is kind of a debate in the committee after which they choose your candidacy. I am afraid I don't have a definite answer for this but maybe you can ask the Oxford MBA admissions team.
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Congratulations to all who got the interview invites. In the following link, you can find some of the Oxford interview debriefs from the past few years. I hope they will help in your preparation.

https://gmatclub.com/forum/said-211/int ... brief.html
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I'm creating a WhatsApp group for folks with interview invites for R1 for Oxford SBS. PM me for the link. Let's discuss interview prep strategies/questions/experiences!
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sakys, Thank you very much for taking time to write a detailed post on SBS interviews and how to prepare for them. I am sure applicants will benefit from your advice a lot.

Since you have been a part of the interview process, I can't resist but to ask how things move forward after the interview. Do adcom review the whole application, or the decision is made mostly on interview performance?


Hi Naren,

My interaction with Alumni earlier indicated that the adcom considers your whole profile, i.e. application + score and interview and then there is kind of a debate in the committee after which they choose your candidacy. I am afraid I don't have a definite answer for this but maybe you can ask the Oxford MBA admissions team.


Thanks much for the reply. So in essence committee debate is the place where ultimate decision is made after examining your application, scores, and interview performance. Hope my interpretation is correct.
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Congrats to all who received interview invitations. I am posting here links of the interview resources available on GMATClub which you can utilize for your interview prep.


Hope that helps! Good luck for the interview. Do share your interview experience with us on forum as you complete your interview. :-)
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Hi Everyone,

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