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Said Business School (Oxford U.)

Essay Questions for 2020-2021 / Class of 2023

Below are the application deadlines and essay questions for Said's MBA program.  


Application deadlines          Interview decisions         Final decisions

Stage 1: 11 September 2020        25 September 2020         16 October 2020

Stage 2: 30 October 2020            13 November 2020          11 December 2020

Stage 3: 8 January 2021               29 January 2021              19 March 2021

Stage 4: 9 April 2021                   30 April 2021                  28 May 2021


The deadline is 23:59pm UK time on each of the above deadline days.


Mandatory statement:

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


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

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


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

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


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

Disclaimer: the information provided on this page is for reference only. Applicants are strongly advised to visit the admissions website to confirm essay prompts, deadlines, and other application information.

Visit the Said admissions website for more application information.