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Calling all Said (Oxford) MBA Applicants: (2019 Intake) Class of 2020!

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Welcome everyone to the Oxford 2019 Intake applicants discussion.

Let's use this platform to know each other, exchange ideas/information, discuss application strategies, share interview/school visit experiences, and boost each other's morale to face the tough admission process.

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APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:


DEADLINES
Stage 1 7 September 2018
Stage 2 2 November 2018
Stage 3 11 January 2019
Stage 4 5 April 2019


Mandatory essays:
1. Consider a statistic or trend that shocks you. Why it is important to you and how could it be changed for the better? (Maximum 500 words)

2. Is there anything not covered in the application form which you would like the Admissions Committee to know about you? (Maximum 250 words)

3. Re-applicants only: What improvements have you made in your candidacy since you last applied to the Oxford MBA programme? * Maximum 250 words
FROM The ADCOM: Please keep to the word count, though a tolerance of +/- 10% is acceptable.

Career Goals essays (Select one of the 3 categories and answer. All questions have a character word limit)
(FOR EMPLOYMENT POST MBA)
1. Describe below your immediate plan after graduating from the MBA
2. 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.
3. Reflecting on your answer above, how do you meet these requirements?
4. What do you plan to do between now and starting your MBA to prepare and maximise your chances of success?
5. Should you not be successful in securing your first choice of role, what is your alternative?

(FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP POST MBA):
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?

(FOR OTHERS, SUCH AS FAMILY BUSINESS, POST MBA):
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?


Other Requirements
1. An undergraduate degree
2. Relevant professional experience detailed in a 1-page CV
3. GMAT or GRE score
4. English test (if required)
5. Two professional/academic References
6. £150 application fee
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Welcome everyone to the Oxford 2019 Intake applicants discussion.

Let's use this platform to know each other, exchange ideas/information, discuss application strategies, share interview/school visit experiences, and boost each other's morale to face the tough admission process.

Happy networking!



Hi Narenn, how did you get the number of people applying in R1 and 2? Is there any way that I can indicate as well?
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SamuelWitwicky wrote:
Narenn wrote:
Welcome everyone to the Oxford 2019 Intake applicants discussion.

Let's use this platform to know each other, exchange ideas/information, discuss application strategies, share interview/school visit experiences, and boost each other's morale to face the tough admission process.

Happy networking!


Hi Narenn, how did you get the number of people applying in R1 and 2? Is there any way that I can indicate as well?


They are taken from decision tracker. Once you add your username to Oxford decision tracker, your stats too will reflect in the table.
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Hello everyone! Although my knowledge is not exhaustive, I'll do my best to answer any questions you post here as a fellow applicant.

For now, don't forget to look out for info sessions in your country! It's the last chance to meet the admissions team and alumni to gain more info about the school and ask them any questions!

Link is here:https://www.sbs.ox.ac.uk/programmes/degrees/mba
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Can anybody tell me for which job role do Oil, Gas and Energy companies recruit at Oxford MBA? Do they hire international strudents?

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Can anybody tell me for which job role do Oil, Gas and Energy companies recruit at Oxford MBA? Do they hire international strudents?

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As a recent Oxford MBA graduate, I wanted to share my experience with recruiting at Oxford. There will be a limited number of companies who will come to recruit from the Oil, Gas, and Energy sector. Those that do may come to recruit for rotational programs. For instance, BP has come in the past to share information about its Future Leaders Program.

If you enter Oxford and are passionate about the sector, your recruitment efforts should be self-initiated. You will need to find target companies and reach out to them and apply on your own.

Hope this helps.
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dave19 wrote:
Can anybody tell me for which job role do Oil, Gas and Energy companies recruit at Oxford MBA? Do they hire international strudents?

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As a recent Oxford MBA graduate, I wanted to share my experience with recruiting at Oxford. There will be a limited number of companies who will come to recruit from the Oil, Gas, and Energy sector. Those that do may come to recruit for rotational programs. For instance, BP has come in the past to share information about its Future Leaders Program.

If you enter Oxford and are passionate about the sector, your recruitment efforts should be self-initiated. You will need to find target companies and reach out to them and apply on your own.

Hope this helps.


Thanks for your answer. I read that the career team not very effective? What are your thoughts on that?
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OrielRona wrote:
dave19 wrote:
Can anybody tell me for which job role do Oil, Gas and Energy companies recruit at Oxford MBA? Do they hire international strudents?

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As a recent Oxford MBA graduate, I wanted to share my experience with recruiting at Oxford. There will be a limited number of companies who will come to recruit from the Oil, Gas, and Energy sector. Those that do may come to recruit for rotational programs. For instance, BP has come in the past to share information about its Future Leaders Program.

If you enter Oxford and are passionate about the sector, your recruitment efforts should be self-initiated. You will need to find target companies and reach out to them and apply on your own.

Hope this helps.


Thanks for your answer. I read that the career team not very effective? What are your thoughts on that?


In my opinion, the business school does not have the type of recruitment network that US business schools have. This makes it difficult for the careers team to bring companies to Oxford Said who will recruit directly from the MBA cohort. There are exceptions to this, of course. From my experience, Oxford MBA students go on to get great jobs once they graduate. However, students should expect to do much of the networking and searching for jobs on their own.
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Thanks a lot Rona. Went for the info-session recently and there was one guy that also asked Oxford this question on the competency of the career school.
They said the previous guy left and now the new guy from LBS is making huge changes to the career school.
Side note, I see that you are running a (relatively new?) consultant business for MBA hopefuls like myself!
Wish you all the best in that venture!

As an Oxford alum, are you able to share some experiences there? What were your days like? Which college would you recommend etc.? I think that would greatly benefit whoever reads this thread
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Thanks a lot Rona. Went for the info-session recently and there was one guy that also asked Oxford this question on the competency of the career school.
They said the previous guy left and now the new guy from LBS is making huge changes to the career school.
Side note, I see that you are running a (relatively new?) consultant business for MBA hopefuls like myself!
Wish you all the best in that venture!

As an Oxford alum, are you able to share some experiences there? What were your days like? Which college would you recommend etc.? I think that would greatly benefit whoever reads this thread


The careers director who previously worked at LBS joined Said in July 2016. I know that there were raised expectations that he would be able to make changes to the careers team. I know of some positive changes that he made and hopefully current MBA students at Oxford are seeing an impact.

I am working as an MBA admissions consultant now, having founded my own company after graduating: Oriel Admissions.

I have actually written about selecting a college at Oxford (or Cambridge). Here is the link in case it is helpful to aspiring students: https://www.orieladmissions.com/single- ... -Cambridge

I have also written advice for the MBA application, both the essays questions and the career section questions:

https://www.orieladmissions.com/single- ... -Questions

https://www.orieladmissions.com/single- ... Essay-Tips
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I'm submitting my application on Friday! Just waiting on a fee waiver.

Who else is in for R1?

Note to everyone applying: Open the application ASAP - maybe even before you work on your essays. There are about 7-8 career goals short answers hidden in the application form itself with no word/character limits.
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I'm submitting my application on Friday! Just waiting on a fee waiver.

Who else is in for R1?

Note to everyone applying: Open the application ASAP - maybe even before you work on your essays. There are about 7-8 career goals short answers hidden in the application form itself with no word/character limits.


Hi, you mentioned a fee waiver. How did you apply for it? I couldn't find any information about it.
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If you are part of certain organizations like Forte MBALanuch or Management Leadership for Tomorrow, it qualifies you for a fee waiver.
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If you are part of certain organizations like Forte MBALanuch or Management Leadership for Tomorrow, it qualifies you for a fee waiver.


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I'm submitting my application on Friday! Just waiting on a fee waiver.

Who else is in for R1?

Note to everyone applying: Open the application ASAP - maybe even before you work on your essays. There are about 7-8 career goals short answers hidden in the application form itself with no word/character limits.


Thanks for sharing!
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Hi, I came across this: Please provide information regarding any relevant professional qualifications that you hold including the professional firm or educational institution attended, qualification, subject, year achieved and result.

What is this supposed to be? An in-depth reiteration of CV? How long should it be? Mine is nearing 800 words, CUZ there is no way I know that I can provide all the relevant details of everything in my life in less than that.

I'm applying in R1, so suggestions will be MOST welcome.

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Hi friend,

Oh no. Type it in the box in the application. It only allows about a hundred words. It is intended to be a list of scholarships from undergrad, any awards, and professional qualifications like Teaching Credential or CPA. Only that - you do not need to fill it in if you don't have that.

Example:
Teaching Credential - Multi-Subject. Harvard University. 2016. Sigma Cum Laude
Dean's Scholarship (Half Tuition). Brown University. 2012-2015. Cum Laude


The only long questions Oxford asks without a word limit is the Post-MBA section and the Employment section to define your current role. That is where you are going to want to elaborate on your CV.

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Hi, I came across this: Please provide information regarding any relevant professional qualifications that you hold including the professional firm or educational institution attended, qualification, subject, year achieved and result.

What is this supposed to be? An in-depth reiteration of CV? How long should it be? Mine is nearing 800 words, CUZ there is no way I know that I can provide all the relevant details of everything in my life in less than that.

I'm applying in R1, so suggestions will be MOST welcome.

Thanks.
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Hi friend,

Oh no. Type it in the box in the application. It only allows about a hundred words. It is intended to be a list of scholarships from undergrad, any awards, and professional qualifications like Teaching Credential or CPA. Only that - you do not need to fill it in if you don't have that.

Example:
Teaching Credential - Multi-Subject. Harvard University. 2016. Sigma Cum Laude
Dean's Scholarship (Half Tuition). Brown University. 2012-2015. Cum Laude


The only long questions Oxford asks without a word limit is the Post-MBA section and the Employment section to define your current role. That is where you are going to want to elaborate on your CV.

BooYaah wrote:
Hi, I came across this: Please provide information regarding any relevant professional qualifications that you hold including the professional firm or educational institution attended, qualification, subject, year achieved and result.

What is this supposed to be? An in-depth reiteration of CV? How long should it be? Mine is nearing 800 words, CUZ there is no way I know that I can provide all the relevant details of everything in my life in less than that.

I'm applying in R1, so suggestions will be MOST welcome.

Thanks.



Thank you so much! That is extremely helpful :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Hello again!
My referrer recently sent the HBS letter to Oxford's SBS! She has the letter I helped her with for Oxford but she accidentally mixed up HBS and SBS. Does anyone know how SBS takes this? Has this happened to anyone before, with regards SBS? I am very worried! Deadline is in 2 days.
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