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Oxford Said Announces Deadlines and Essay Questions for 2019-2020 MBA Application Cycle

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Oxford’s Said Business School announced their four (4) rounds of application deadlines and essay requirements for class of 2021. The portal will open on August 1, 2019.

In addition to the standard requirements (online application, academic transcript(s), one-page CV, GMAT/GRE, English proficiency, references, and application fee), Said requires the following supporting material:

Required Written Material:

All applicants (required):

Tell us something that is not covered in your application which you would like the Admissions Committee to know about you. (Maximum 250 words)

For Oxford 1+1 Applicants (additional requirement):

Explain why you see this as particularly beneficial for you and how it fits with your career and personal development aims. (Maximum 250 words)

For Re-applicants (additional requirement):

What improvements have you made in your candidacy since you last applied to the Oxford MBA? (Maximum 250 words)

Required Online Assessment:

As part of your application, Oxford Said requires you answer five (5) questions using their online assessment platform, Kira Talent. The five questions will include the following:

  • Two motivation-based questions - all candidates will answer the same questions

  • Two competency-based questions - these will be randomised

  • Written response - this will be randomised and light-hearted to show us how you can think on your feet!

While these are straightforward requirements, they need introspection, careful reflection of values, dreams, and ambitions. Please reach out to see how we can help you craft your story.

Application Deadlines:

Round 1:

Application Deadline: 9/6/2019

Interview Notification (by invite): 9/20/2019

Initial Notification: 10/18/2019

Round 2:

Application Deadline: 11/1/2019

Interview Notification (by invite): 11/15/2019

Initial Notification: 12/13/2019

Round 3:

Application Deadline: 1/10/2020

Interview Notification (by invite): 1/31/2020

Initial Notification: 3/20/2020

Round 4:

Application Deadline: 4/3/ 2020

Interview Notification (by invite): 4/24/2020

Initial Notification: 5/29/2020

About Sia Admissions:

Sia Admissions Consulting is a boutique firm based in New York City. We specialize in coaching students of diverse background navigate university admissions process. Our goal is to partner with students to help them characterize and reflect their individuality in all areas of the admissions application. 

At Sia, we firmly believe that “one-size” does not fit all—each student has his or her story that, if communicated properly, a university admissions committee is eager to hear; therefore, we coach each student in originally telling his or her story. Our partnership with each student consists of  – (i) recognizing the student’s story by asking poignant questions which help us (ii) identify the quintessence of his or her strengths and aspirations, so we may (iii) build an idiosyncratic strategy that helps the student distinctively present his or her story. Our aim is to coach student in showcasing a unique application that communicates their individuality as an ideal candidate for the field and institution of choice.