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Skype Interviewed on: Mar 02 2021 Final Decision: Admitted

"I was interviewed by an Associate Fellow who had clearly read my application thoroughly and watched my (mortifying) Kira videos. She asked the usual questions, including: - why Oxford - why an MBA - talk me through your CV - why have you left a particular job - what is your leadership style (a follow up to something I'd said in the above question) She also asked for further details about my business plan and why now is the right time to launch such a business. This was more conversational. Questions which surprised me were: - from a list of traits (can't remember them all I'm afraid), which one do I embody the most and why? My background is in the non-profit sector so I chose "purpose". - which elective modules would be most helpful for your proposed business? After about 30 mins, I asked a few questions about how the pandemic had affected applications (answer: this year has been a bumper crop!), how teaching has changed, and what provision is there for students who don't come from a financial background. In summary, the interview was relatively relaxed, she was friendly and thoughtful, and I was more nervous than I needed to be."

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Skype Interviewed on: Feb 16 2021 Final Decision: Admitted

"The interview questions were standard and matched the ones below including: "what is your leadership style" The interview was very comfortable with a senior adcom advisor and last a total of 52 minutes. The first 30 minutes were dedicated to questions about me, the last 22 minutes were my questions about oxford that naturally flowed into more questions about me where I was able to showcase more of my resume and goals that were underrepresented in my application."

maybein2022 GMAT 720; WE: 38 months;
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Skype Interviewed on: Oct 08 2020 Final Decision: Admitted

"Was interviewed by a member of admissions committee. Most of the questions were very specific to what I had in my CV and what I wrote in my essays, so it won't be of much use putting those details here. She did ask me about which electives I'd like to take, what I like about the curriculum, and what I will likely find most challenging in the program. Didn't ask a lot of standard questions (not even why MBA why now why Oxford)."

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Skype Interviewed on: Oct 06 2020 Final Decision: Admitted

"Interview was with a career consultant who had worked in the same industry as my post MBA goal as a recruiter. Interview lasted around 35 minutes and was mainly focused on why I wanted to do an MBA, my post MBA goal and what research I had done on it and some competency based questions. Following were some of the questions asked: 1) When did you decide on pursuing an MBA and what would you like to gain through an MBA program? 2) Which other schools have you applied to? 3) Why Oxford? 4) Have you aligned your current company on your MBA plan? Follow-up question – What would be your manager’s reaction to your MBA plan? 5) Why are you considering the management consulting firms that you listed in your application? 6) What networks do you have in those firms? 7) Talk more about what you plan to do between now and the time you join those firms to boost your chances? 8) Tell me about a time when you used your communication skills 9) Talk about a time when you failed in a team environment. What did you do to overcome it? 10) Which Oxford alumni have you interacted with during your research? Overall feedback: I felt that the interview was customized to my profile and background and felt different from any other interview as a lot of common questions such as “tell me about yourself” were not asked. The focus was on my career aspirations and how I plan to make that transition which is not surprising as the interview was taken by a career consultant."

nsaharan1990 from United Kingdom GMAT 730; WE: 110 months; Consumer Products
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Skype Interviewed on: May 20 2020 Final Decision: Admitted

"Friendly one.. mostly without much deviation 1) Tell me about yourself ? 2) Why Said ? 3) What would you add to said ? 4) Long term-short term goal? Which companies are you looking in particular sector ? 5) Recent achievements? 6) Challenges ? 7 ) Circumstance when you convince someone ? 8) Something negative which you manager would say about you ? 9) What skills do you expect to gain in next 1 yr. ? 10) How will your friends describe you ?"

antartican from United Kingdom GMAT 700;
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Off Campus with Adcom Interviewed on: May 15 2020 Final Decision: Interviewed

"Why MBA, Why Now, Why SBS, A brief of career progression, What will I bring to the table as an Oxford MBA cohort that is unique, an example of where I faced difficulty in work and and when I faced disagreement. It was a chilled out experience. The start off by easing you in through a chit chat and then the interview starts."

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Skype Interviewed on: May 07 2020 Final Decision: Interviewed

"It was quite a relaxed interview. I cant remember exactly how she worded the questions but this is what they wanted to know. 1. Why do you want to do your MBA at Oxford? 2. Why do you want to do an MBA? 3. What skills do you think you will gain from the MBA? 4. What skills make you unique and will help you in what you want to do as a future career? 5. How would you deal with a difficult situation (re: work wise)? 6. What do negative attributes do you think your references put in their letter/ areas they recommended for improvement? Overall it went smoothly and she was very friendly."

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Skype Interviewed on: May 06 2020 Final Decision: Denied with Interview

"Motivation Why Oxford and what sets the institution apart from other Universities? Why an MBA? Why now? Why do you need the programme, what do you think the programme would help in? Explain your post-MBA career? What if your plan A doesn’t work, what would you do? What will you bring to the team/cohort? Have you met or spoken to any alumni from the programme? Competency What creative solution have you come up with to improve a situation? Major setback and how did you respond? Odd question If you were a superhero, what power would you have and why? Although I was not accepted, good luck. Be calm and be yourself in the interview."

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Skype Interviewed on: Dec 03 2019 Final Decision: Admitted

"This is the questions I got. Typical MBA interview with one tricky q! 1. Why do you think its the right timing to pursue MBA? 2. Why Oxford? 2-5. What is your goal? 3. Working with people who are not happy with what they need to do 4. The challenge I faced when working with other companies 5. What information do you need to make a decision? 6. How do you deal with two opposite ideas from two different people in one team 7. Experience of person disliking or disagreeing with your idea, how did you deal with it? 8. The most memorable achievement in a professional career The last question was very unusual... The Ad Com asked me if I were to have one superpower, what would you want? I interviewed with Liz Starbuck Greer. Overall we had a joke, smiling, and was nice!"

sunmoon from Korea, Republic of GMAT 670; WE: 48 months; Telecommunications
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Skype Interviewed on: Feb 19 2019 Final Decision: Admitted

""Why MBA Why Oxford How is Oxford MBA program unique A few questions re my career goal Strengths and Weakness Why made company switch previously A situation you influent others A situation you meet challenge during work Any questions for her" Mine went on 45mins, but very chilled conversation"

alexisfromhkms from Hong Kong WE: 36 months; Investment Banking
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Debrief posted on  Dec 05 2018 [#permalink] Said Oxford
Skype Interviewed on: Dec 04 2018 Final Decision: Admitted

"I read the interview was supposed to last 30 minutes but mine was shorter than 20. It started on time, the interviewer asked me questions for 15 min and then it was my turn. Felt short and smooth, no surprises: 1. Tell me about yourself 2. Why MBA and why Oxford/Said, what do you expect to get out of your MBA experience 3. Your goals 4. A time you overcame a challenge 5. Why do you want a one-year MBA vs a two-year one (this one threw me off a little bit) 6. Explain to me this specific bullet point of your CV 7. Explain what do you plan to do from now until you start your MBA"

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Debrief posted on  Dec 03 2018 [#permalink] Said Oxford
Skype Interviewed on: Dec 03 2018 Final Decision: Interviewed

"Very friendly and conversational. Questions included: -How long have you been considering an MBA? -What do you hope to gain from it? -Why Said? -Talk about a time you persuaded someone of something. -What was your biggest failure? -What was your biggest success? -What would your team describe as a weakness? -How do you know when to problem solve yourself vs. bringing someone in to help? -What is your immediate post-MBA plan and then your long-term plan? -What other schools are you applying for? -Why an international school? Then my questions for the interviewer. She really put me at ease and gave a lot of positive feedback."

This user wants to stay Private from United States GMAT 720; WE: 65 months; Non-Profit and Government
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Debrief posted on  Dec 12 2018 [#permalink] Said Oxford
Off Campus with Adcom Interviewed on: Nov 24 2018 Final Decision: Interviewed

""Very conversational and a short interview that lasted around 20 minutes, where we even had a bit of informal talk about her visit to India and me travelling to attend the interview" So it was quite short. Questions asked: 1. Walk down through your resume 2. Why MBA? Also she asked me to talk about my business plan 3. Biggest challenge that I thing, I would encounter while pursuing my MBA? 4. Learnings from my professional career? 5. An instance where I differed from my seniors in professional life and how did I convince them? 6. Biggest failure in professional life? 7. MY strength and weaknesses? She kept writing on a notebook while i answered the questions, though it was kind of distracting, but can't help. Overall, it felt like an oxford experience, and was the best of all interviews I had with other b school. (Best not in terms of my answers but in terms of the interviewer's conduct) I wish Indian school could learn from these people."

niks_912 from India GMAT 700; Manufacturing
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Debrief posted on  Oct 19 2018 [#permalink] Said Oxford
Skype Interviewed on: Oct 08 2018 Final Decision: Admitted

"Just interviewed via Skype with AdCom. Questions were: Introduce Yourself Why MBA Career Goals- I had two different companies listed so I had to explain how they were similar. Why Oxford + Why one-year international vs a two-year US Setbacks in career? Failure? What would you find challenging at Oxford? How will you succeed in the quantitive curriculum? What will you contribute to your classmates? What other schools did you apply to and what was the result? + ALOT of questions about my essays and my motivations behind those so be sure to review those. Overall, challenging. Yet, still a good conversation."

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Debrief posted on  Oct 19 2018 [#permalink] Said Oxford
Skype Interviewed on: Oct 01 2018 Final Decision: Admitted

"I just got done with my interview. Almost all the questions were similar to the ones asked in the application: Why MBA Why Oxford Career progress so far What motivated you to pursue your intended goal Have you started preparing for your career transition Behavioural questions - an example where you had to convince someone of an idea, a setback Questions for me"

Sejal0203 from India
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