Oxford said Essay Questions & Tips The content in the file is copyright of the author and Apphelp. Copyright 2006. All rights reserved. Oxford SAID Essay 1: Explain why you chose your current job. How do you hope to see your career developing over the next five years? How will an MBA assist you in the development of these ambitions? (1000 word maximum) This is another way of asking the “Career goals” and “Why MBA” with an additional question on current job. The choice of your current job has to be somehow linked to your future plans and can’t be random. Describe your motive of choosing the current job and your learnings and skills acquired. The next section asks you to discuss your short term goals which you want to achieve in next 5 years. Briefly mention your long term goals and how your next 5 years will be the foundation stone for your long term objective. Please note that from your response to current job section and short term goals the direction has to be clearly visible. Further, pick up a couple of experiences that reflect your teamwork or leadership qualities. The last connection that you have to establish between your current job and your future is the MBA. Clearly state why MBA is important at this stage in your career. Explain what skills you will acquire and which knowledge gaps are you planning to fill through a business education. Finally, though the question doesn’t directly ask “Why Oxford” but mention a couple of unique aspects of Oxford SAID MBA and conclude with stating that Oxford MBA the right program for you.
Oxford said Essay Questions & Tips The content in the file is copyright of the author and Apphelp. Copyright 2006. All rights reserved. Oxford SAID Essay 2: Which recent development, world event or book has most influenced your thinking and why? (2000 word maximum) This is not a common question and doesn’t have a standard way to approach. How an event, development or a book influences you solely depends on your way of thinking. This question requires introspection and then relating your values & thinking which the school wants to understand with the event, book or development. The book, event or development should have brought some change in your thought process. Did it make you more optimistic, or did the event made you believe in hard work more than luck. Make sure that you don’t miss out discussing the why part of question. Don’t just narrate the event or what’s mentioned in the book. Since you are not sure who will be reading the essay and what his/her views are don’t pick up controversial developments or events like 9/11 World Trade center attack or something similar.
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