Oxford Saïd Fall 2016 MBA Application Deadlines, Essay Questions

Said Business School at OxfordUniversity of Oxford’s Saïd Business School has announced the application deadlines and essay questions for the MBA class entering in Fall 2016.

Stage 1
Application due: September 11, 2015
Decision released: October 16, 2015

Stage 2
Application due: October 30, 2015
Decision released: December 11, 2015

Stage 3
Application due: January 8, 2016
Decision released: March 4, 2016

Stage 4
Application due: March 18, 2016
Decision released: April 29, 2016

Stage 5
Application due: May 6, 2016
Decision released: June 10, 2016

Stage 6
Application due: June 10, 2016
Decision released: July 8, 2016

Applicants should note that you can apply in any of these six application stages. However, you are advised to apply as early as possible. If your college choice and college accommodation is important to you, Oxford Saïd recommends that you apply in the early stages (1-3).

Essay Questions

  1. How do you fit with Oxford Saïd’s mission? (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)

If you are applying under the 1+1 scheme you also need to submit the following essay:

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

Re-applicants will need to complete the essays mentioned above and another essay on the topic:

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

When reviewing your essays the Admissions Committee will be looking for evidence of the following: Good communication skills, leadership potential, analytical skills, fit within the Oxford MBA community, among other characteristics.

For more information, please visit the Oxford MBA admissions website.

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