April 11, 2017

Joined: Jul 14, 2013

Posts: 274

Kudos: 382

Embedded in a world class University


This review is for Oxford Said

Program Oxford Said Business School Full Time MBA

Class of 2016

Experience during the program

One year at Oxford has helped me challenge myself. It definitely has been a demanding year intellectually.

It's very difficult to not love Oxford (City) and not learn when there is so much happening around you. MBA at Oxford focuses on learning through reflection and discussions. Discussions in the classroom are amazing and the opportunities to learn things besides the normal subjects during MBA are phenomenal.

In terms of goals and expectations, my goal was to develop an entrepreneurial mindset and also to gain a significant international work experience. I was able to achieve the first but the international work experience bit didn't work for me.

I represent majority of the unsuccessful candidates in terms of international placements, that being said there are a few success stories and the whole placement scene is very self-motivated. Contribution from business school and university towards your career plan requires a drastic redo.

Having said that I would still recommend the program as I believe MBA is much more than placements and career opportunities presented by the business school.

Remember the biggest challenge of Said business school is to survive in one of the oldest and top rated universities in the world and be a part of the every dynamic management education.

About professors, classes and curriculum

Some of the best professors. Few areas of curriculum need improvement. One term is loaded with assignments and the other two are relatively free.

About job placement process

This area needs a lot of work and the school is aware about it.
The alumni connect with current class is very insignificant.

Overall BSchool experience (4.0)
Schools contribution (2.0)
Classmates rating (4.0)

Strengths of the program:

Student body, diversity
Culture & Student Support

Best fit at this program:

Social Enterprise

Can be improved:

Alumni Network
Career opportunities provided by school

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October 27, 2013

Joined: Jul 14, 2013

Posts: 274

Kudos: 382

2 Months and loads of improvement


Improvement N/A

Course e-GMAT Online Focused

Location Online

EGMAT is the best verbal course I have come across for non-native speakers. Although I scored a mere 34 in Verbal, I came pretty close to my target of 37. I started in the 20s in all MOCK test and it was only after going through the course that I landed up in the 30s.

These guys are dedicated in terms of course design and structure. Strategy sessions by Rajat were really helpful for me to finally zero in on EGMAT. Although I could have done better had I followed the curriculum to the T, I am happy with the current score since I have landed in the 80% range of most of my target schools.

Anyone looking for improvement in verbal be it SC, CR or RC, if you follow the EGMAT approach dedicatedly, I am sure your accuracy will jump up from your current level. I had a 30% accuracy in SC and after EGMAT it came to 70%. If you have any more questions about the course please feel free to drop me a PM and I will give you whatever feedback I can. Thanks EGMAT Team!

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