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Hello fellow applicants,

Struggling a bit with my 'statistic' essay here. I am able to identify the problem, and possible solutions in the future, but I'm not able to co-relate much of my past experiences with the work in progress around the problem. I know that last part is important, but I don't want to make it look like a force-fit.

Any thoughts? How are you guys approaching it?

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Hello fellow applicants,

Struggling a bit with my 'statistic' essay here. I am able to identify the problem, and possible solutions in the future, but I'm not able to co-relate much of my past experiences with the work in progress around the problem. I know that last part is important, but I don't want to make it look like a force-fit.

Any thoughts? How are you guys approaching it?


I didn't bother relating past experience to the problem. I did try and emphasize how my time at Oxford would help prepare me to address my identified problem, however.

MBA Mission had a good analysis of the essay: https://www.mbamission.com/blog/2017/07/14/oxford-university-said-business-school-essay-analysis-2017-2018

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Hello fellow applicants,

Struggling a bit with my 'statistic' essay here. I am able to identify the problem, and possible solutions in the future, but I'm not able to co-relate much of my past experiences with the work in progress around the problem. I know that last part is important, but I don't want to make it look like a force-fit.

Any thoughts? How are you guys approaching it?


I am a recent Oxford graduate as well as an MBA admissions consultant. I wanted to share some feedback to answer your question.

The question is composed of three parts.

1. Consider a statistic or a trend that shocks you.
2. Why is it important to you?
3. How could it be changed for the better?

Out of these three components, number two is the most important and you should start by answering this question first. I recommend that as you brainstorm answers to this essay, you should start by considering your values, what is important to you, and how you can make an impact. After you have identified what matters to you, find a statistic related to your topic and then a solution. Answering part one and part three should easily follow the answer to part two. 

At the moment, you have gone about answering the question in the opposite way and that is why you are having trouble fitting your experiences to the question.

I would recommend scrapping your current answer and starting to brainstorm from scratch.

Also you can find more tips on this essay on my blog here: https://www.orieladmissions.com/single- ... Essay-Tips

I am also available to provide essay revision and feedback. Please feel free to contact me for more information.

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Hello everyone,

I'm a bit confused over the Essay-1 topic. Is the real motive to test our values and passions or is it more about "choose a case study, then find a solution, and its important to you maybe you'll brainstorm more emotionally/passionately about it" ?

This can really make a difference in topic selection.

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Hi all,

I am hoping to make the first deadline.
What part of the application is "Consider a statistic or trend that shocks you. Why is it important to you and how could it be changed for the better?" is this under?

Skimmed through the application but unable to find the prompt.Might sound silly but any help would be appreciated.

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Hi all,

I am hoping to make the first deadline.
What part of the application is "Consider a statistic or trend that shocks you. Why is it important to you and how could it be changed for the better?" is this under?

Skimmed through the application but unable to find the prompt.Might sound silly but any help would be appreciated.


Hi,

It is Essay -1 under the section "Make an Impression". Its a 500 - word essay topic.

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Hi all,

I am hoping to make the first deadline.
What part of the application is "Consider a statistic or trend that shocks you. Why is it important to you and how could it be changed for the better?" is this under?

Skimmed through the application but unable to find the prompt.Might sound silly but any help would be appreciated.


Hi,

It is Essay -1 under the section "Make an Impression". Its a 500 - word essay topic.


Thank you so much :thumbup:

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Hi all,

I am hoping to make the first deadline.
What part of the application is "Consider a statistic or trend that shocks you. Why is it important to you and how could it be changed for the better?" is this under?

Skimmed through the application but unable to find the prompt.Might sound silly but any help would be appreciated.


The prompt is under the 'make an impression section' and is also online here:https://www.sbs.ox.ac.uk/programmes/degrees/mba/how-apply-mba

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Hello everyone,

I'm a bit confused over the Essay-1 topic. Is the real motive to test our values and passions or is it more about "choose a case study, then find a solution, and its important to you maybe you'll brainstorm more emotionally/passionately about it" ?

This can really make a difference in topic selection.


This can really make a difference in topic selection.[/quote]

The essay 1 topic should definitely NOT be a case study! Please do not make that mistake!

You should begin by thinking about what you are passionate about and chose a topic so that you can showcase your values and your past professional experiences or volunteer experiences. Finally, the topic should tie in to your future goals. The statistic should be the easy part and any number of statistics will most likely fit to your final essay.

It is a very challenging question and there is a lot to cover in 500 words.

I am a recent Oxford MBA grad and I work as an admissions consultant. I can provide further help with this essay. You can find more information about me on my website: https://www.orieladmissions.com/

Cheers,
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Narenn wrote:

Oxford - Admission Trends!



Hi Everyone, Here is our analysis of admission trends and acceptance chances at Oxford based on our accumulated forum data of applicants. We have analysed our forum data of Oxford applicants from 2012 to 2016 to determine acceptance chances by GMAT score, admission rounds, industry, age, country, etc.

The data used for this analysis is self-reported, so it's advised to use the findings with discretion. They are meant to give only a general idea of admission scenario at Oxford; Don't presume that these findings will hold true all the time.

We would welcome any comments, opinions, suggestions or anything else that you might have to say about the findings of this analysis.


YOY Acceptance Rate and Avg GMAT of Applicants



Sample Size: 581 Applicants
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Acceptance Rate by GMAT Score



  • As anticipated, admission rate of Oxford is much higher than that of LBS, UK's top business school. If you score 720 or above on the GMAT, your acceptance chances reach up to 60%.
  • Narrow gap between lines showing interview invites and acceptance indicate that Oxford is selective in sending interview invites, and one can have better chance of acceptance after interview. This may seem obvious but we have seen certain schools who are very generous in inviting candidates for interview, but selective in making final decisions. (See Tuck, Columbia, Fuqua)
  • Acceptance rate of Oxford applicants after interview is close to 76%.

Sample Size: 242 Applicants
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Acceptance Rate by Admission Round



Sample Size: 428 Applicants

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Acceptance Rates of Applicants in Different Age Groups



Sample Size: 171 Applicants
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Acceptance rates of applicants from various industries



  • The first chart - line chart - shows acceptance rates of applicants from various industries and the pie chart next to it shows industry-wise allocation of applicants.

Sample Size: 226 Applicants
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Acceptance Rates of Applicants from Various Regions



Sample Size: 203 Applicants
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As I said earlier, we welcome your views, counter-views, suggestions, etc on the analysis. Thank you!



Hello Narenn,

I'm an Indian applicant to Said this year Round 1 (Sep-29). I'm in the final stages of my app and today I saw these stats of Said Acceptance rates in each round. I needed an advice regarding this.

I see that the acceptance rate is 19% among 450 applicants in Round-1 (around 90 accepted) whereas its approx 50% among 150 applicants in Round-2 (75 accepted). So should I postpone my application for Round-2?

Please suggest. Also, since this thread is last year's and members are already Oxford students now, so please suggest what should I do.

Thanks for reading.

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AA2014 wrote:
Hello everyone,

I'm a bit confused over the Essay-1 topic. Is the real motive to test our values and passions or is it more about "choose a case study, then find a solution, and its important to you maybe you'll brainstorm more emotionally/passionately about it" ?

This can really make a difference in topic selection.


This can really make a difference in topic selection.


The essay 1 topic should definitely NOT be a case study! Please do not make that mistake!

You should begin by thinking about what you are passionate about and chose a topic so that you can showcase your values and your past professional experiences or volunteer experiences. Finally, the topic should tie in to your future goals. The statistic should be the easy part and any number of statistics will most likely fit to your final essay.

It is a very challenging question and there is a lot to cover in 500 words.

I am a recent Oxford MBA grad and I work as an admissions consultant. I can provide further help with this essay. You can find more information about me on my website: https://www.orieladmissions.com/

Cheers,
Rona[/quote]

Thanks Rona. I have already read your post before and it was very insightful. Thanks for the advice.

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Hi guys.Since no time is mentioned on Oxford MBA's website, so should I assume that its 23:59 GMT on 29th September , giving me the whole Friday ?

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Hi guys.Since no time is mentioned on Oxford MBA's website, so should I assume that its 23:59 GMT on 29th September , giving me the whole Friday ?


My deadline reminder email from Oxford says 'You can complete and submit your application up to midnight BST on 29 September.'

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What are the main differences between Oxford Said and Cambridge Judge?

https://www.orieladmissions.com/single- ... idge-Judge



Thank you! great article.

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What is the minimum work-ex requirements (if any) for SAID?

Thanks in advance!

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Hii, realised this thread is very quiet. Anyone submitted their application for Round 1? I did! (:


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Hii, realised this thread is very quiet. Anyone submitted their application for Round 1? I did! (:


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Hi

Could you share your profile?

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Hii, realised this thread is very quiet. Anyone submitted their application for Round 1? I did! (:


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Thanks,


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Hi there.

I too have applied for Said Round 1. Lets hope for the best now.

And yeah you're right, this thread IS very quiet.

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