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Oxford Said & Cambridge Judge MBA 2012 applicants & admits

I am starting this thread for the prospective students and applicants for the above two school. I am planning to apply in the R1 for both the school, the deadline for submitting application is - Cambridge - 23rd Sep,'11 Oxford - 14th Oct,'11...
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If we talk about hardest universities to gain entrance in, Oxford and Cambridge would probably top the ranks. Situated in the heart of the English speaking nation, these universities (together referred to as Oxbridge) attract the widest crowd from all over the world. The history, scholarship, credit and merit that defines Oxbridge is enough to make it a dream destination for all those who wish to bring a special change in the world we live in. The legacy of Oxbridge needs no introduction. It has been able to create such a legacy owing to the world class education and scholarship that is attained within its walls. Oxbridge is among the best places to study in because it does not compromise with the high standard of education, lifestyle and experience that define it. And it is for this reason that it is among the most difficult universities to secure a seat in. However, not all courses are made equally difficult. Some are more competitive than others. And the degrees that are difficult to get accepted in are not same in Oxford as that in Cambridge. Hardest Oxbridge Degrees: Here, in this article, we bring to you the 10 hardest Oxbridge degrees or top 10th Hardest Courses or Toughest Degrees/ Courses to get accepted on. Take a deep breath and read on... Economics and Management: University of Oxford has an acceptance rate of 7%! It is easily the most difficult subject to pursue in Oxford. Computer Science: University of Oxford has an acceptance rate of about 9 % which is probably the lowest for this course in any given university. Architecture: Although one of the most popular courses to pursue across the globe, you will have a tough time in getting a seat reserved for architecture in University of Cambridge. The acceptance rate for architecture in Cambridge is 10.7%. Medicine: Medicine is difficult to pursue in any good medical school. But Oxford has an acceptance rate of 11%, which makes it absolutely difficult to get through. History and Politics: History and Politics are difficult subjects as it is. And to pursue them from an esteemed university like Oxford is a lifetime opportunity. But unfortunately the acceptance rate for History and Politics in Oxford is 11%, giving only few to be able to pursue these degrees. Law with Law studies in Europe: This is a unique degree offered by Oxford University, and not by every other university. And with that, it is offered to only a select few interested candidates. The acceptance rate for this degree is Oxford is 12% only. Economics: Economics is one of the most sought after subjects. Not only is it one of the most powerful subjects in terms of its educational benefits, it is also one of the highest paying subjects. Thus it is difficult to pursue a degree in this subject in any good university. Cambridge has an acceptance rate of 13.8 % for economics, making it very difficult to get a seat. Fine Art: A subject solely meant for artists, fine arts is not everyone's cup of tea. And the universities that offer a course in fine arts are very selective about the students they wish to admit. Oxford offers a mere 14% rate of acceptance for fine arts degree. Human Sciences: A branch of medical science, human sciences is a specialization course and is not easily found in every university. The University of Oxford offers limited seats to eligible candidates. The acceptance rate for the same at Oxford is 14%. Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE): A degree not found in most universities, PPE is offered by Oxford. Yet again the acceptance rate is not above 15% and it among the more difficult courses to pursue in Oxford. Get details about more courses at https://www.meetuniversity.com/blog/the-10-hardest-oxbridge-degrees-to-get-accepted-on/#.Vriti9t97IU


I want to apply to Cambridge (2014-15) but can do so by the third round. Would like to know if it makes any difference in the chances of making it to the college and getting a scholarship?


Anyone from Bangalore/London who has received an admit from SAID for the 2013 programme?


B.Com grad/ 6 yrs work ex in Mktg

Got offers from NewCastle, Leeds, Ashtopm, Bath, Liverpool, Henley Business Sc, Sheffield Hallam univ, Univ of Lancashire, Cardiff, Liescter, Nottingham, Liverpool, London School of Biz & Financ.

Pls suggest which one is good for a FT MBA as far as UK job market is concerned??

Now that many of the guys who were debating here last year will be graduating now. Can some of the current student share their placement experience?

Absolutely no second thought about the gloomy economic outlook but let's understand bad means how bad? How is the mood?

For fairness purpose, ignore LBS as that is in a different league altogether.

What about Oxbridge?

What about 2nd tier schools like MBS, Warwick and Cranfield

What about rest of the known schools like Lancaster, Bath, Edinburgh, etc

What about unknown schools ?

Can some current student come forward and share the true and non-sanitised information please. I do not believe colorful placement stats published by schools.


Plz guide me on my chances of getting in SBS. Profile is as follows:

Work ex - 6.5 years (5.5 years post MBA)
Education - Commerce Graduate, MBA, PGDM&SM;, FIII
GMAT - 660

Kindly guide.
Thanks & Regards,
@nobodyhasthisid said: Liked the line of thought, so felt like adding my 2 cents Source: Basis the research I did on MBA options during last 5yrs 1. MBA is long term investment. So evaluating short term ROI post MBA is not fair. Also, from whichever school you pass-out (including HBS), the first job you land up with, depends on what have u done in your previous work exp, otherwise, you have to start from the scratch... unless you are an exceptional such as Mark Zuckerberg. So, conclusively, in the short run you have 20L and land up with 14LPA (avg. Sal from ISB, which is possibly an overstatement, so far I know it is more of functions of your experience pre ISB and much lower than quoted) job but in the long run miss out on too many other things 2. Indian MBA B-Schools are yet to get traction abroad. If I say that, I mean people sitting on the board of governors/management of top MNCs or leading socialites or public figures. With an SBS or JBS MBA one can command respect in the corporate world in India but someone from ISB might not command tht kind of respect outside India....I accept the counter argument how old the program is and all tht.... For example: same batch ISB & NUS, post MBA same Company abroad, ISB grads offered lower salary than NUS MBA 3. In India, any MBA program (including ISB) is highly India centric or south Asia centric... So one misses out on global perspective, if someone going with a significant work exp for an MBA then might not make sense 4. And any kind of college education is for lifetime, it should make ones professional career self sustainable (like an organization), and tht's why "Campus placement week" approach doesn't apply in west. And, given the fact if one has got good work experience and good undergraduate college degree (assumption is, one has a decent profile, basis which you get through any of these B-Schools) then coming out of Oxbridge MBA (in recession time) might act as road block in the short run but in the long run the ROI will be more in form of a evolved and well rounded professional. Example: Indira Nooyi IIMC then went to her Yale SOM MBA, one should read her interview and experiences around Yale MBA programs, she never even mentions IIMC All the points mentioned above are my personal opinions and have been written with intentions to share my perspective.

Highly appreciate your matured analysis

Hey guys,

I am currently waiting to start my MBA at Cambridge Judge in September.

Anyways I just wanted to know if there is any one here from Bangalore with an admit to Oxford? The Oxbridge Bangalore community is hosting a get together this Saturday ( 11th August 2012 ). If there is anyone going to oxford this year from Bangalore, please contact me.


Go to the Border Agency website and I think a Prospective Student Visa Category is mentioned.

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Hey any idea which type of visa i should apply for .

I have a face to face intv at Said. I would be travelling from India.


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