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

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Welcome all Oxford SBS class of 2021 hopefuls. Let's use this platform to know each-other, exchange ideas, discuss app strategies, and some profile discussions may be? Give a shout out!

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Oxford (Said) MBA Deadlines


RoundApplication DueDecisions Released
StageSeptember 6, 2019October 18, 2019
Stage 2November 1, 2019December 13, 2019
Stage 3January 10, 2020March 20, 2020
Stage 4April 3, 2020May 29, 2020


Oxford (Said) MBA Essays


  • Essay Question: Tell us something that is not covered in your application which you would like the Admissions Committee to know about you. (Maximum 250 words)
  • Additional Essay for 1+1 Applicants: Explain why you see this as particularly beneficial for you and how it fits with your career and personal development aims. (Maximum 250 words)
  • Reapplicants Essay: What improvements have you made in your candidacy since you last applied to the Oxford MBA? (Maximum 250 words)

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SBS hopefuls…my 2 cents on the essay question.

What is the unique contribution you would make to SBS? What would make them want you - in order to make the class complete?

A value proposition consists of two items - desirability and exclusivity. Something is more valuable if it is desirable, and also, if it is rare. Uncommon. Unrepeatable. This is your competitive advantage, and it's worthwhile to take time to figure it out.

It would be something related to the unique perspective you offer, acquired through your experiences. What you have done in the community? What is an experience that developed a specific aspect of your leadership and teamwork skills?

So sit with the question for a while. What sets you apart from other people with your profile, in a way that would be useful to your peers at SBS?

What would be a reason to select you out of a highly competitive pool?
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I am excited to announce that nvdmurty will be the Oxford Said moderator and lead the discussion.

He is applying to Oxford and a few other schools this year. We look forward to seeing new initiatives being taken by him for the prospective Oxford applicants.

Please join me in welcoming the new Oxford Said Class of 2021 moderator! :)
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Some short answer/essay questions included within the application this year. Just to give an indication of the effort involved in submitting an application.

If you choose post MBA plans as Employment

1. 'How does your preferred sector in your preferred location recruit MBA talent and what do they look for in a candidate? Describe the research you have done so far.'
2. 'Reflecting on your answer above, how do you meet these requirements?'
3. 'What do you plan to do between now and starting your MBA to prepare and maximise your chances of success?'
4. 'Should you not be successful in securing your first choice of role, what is your alternative?'


If you choose post MBA plans as Entrepreneurship

There is no word limit specified for the above questions.
1. Describe your business idea including details of your business plan and the steps you have taken so far to develop or launch your business idea
2. How will the MBA help you start, or further develop, your own business?
3. What do you plan to do between now and starting your MBA to prepare and maximise your chances of success?
4. Should you not be successful in developing or launching your own business, what is your alternative?


If you choose post MBA plans as Other (inc. family business)
1. Describe your plan after graduating from the MBA
2. How does the MBA fit in your plans and how will it enhance your short-term direction?
3. How will you develop your career goals before starting your MBA?
4. What research have you already conducted? What further research will you do?
5. How will the MBA help equip you for the future?


If you choose Return to your current employer
1. Describe the role you will be returning to and provide any other pertinent information


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Is there any word limit on post-MBA plans essay questions? If no, what would be the desirable word limit that a candidate can maintain?
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