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When do you think is the best time to apply for your program? Which factor is considerd most by your admission office? Is a score of 640 in the GMAT sufficient? (Should I repeat the test, since my training scores were around 690?)
Dear Sirs,

I have finished my studies - Business Information Technology - last october and I am now considering a MBA as next step for my career.

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I already did my GMAT this summer with a score of 640.

When do you think is the best time to apply for your program? (Up to now, I have 1,5 years of experience through internships and 1 year full time job experience.) Should I wait one or two years before applying?

Which factor is considerd most by your admission office? (test sores, working exp., number of diff. jobs, recommendation)

Is a score of 640 in the GMAT sufficient? (Should I repeat the test, since my training scores were around 690?)

kind regards


Answer from University of Oxford

Dear MBA Enquirer,

Thank you for your e-mail. I confirm that once your MBA application form and all supporting documentation are received, then your application will be considered as a whole by our MBA Admissions Committee. After consideration a decision is then made. All of our requirements (given below) are of equal importance and if you feel you do not quite match one of our requirements, then we would be looking for compensating factors in the rest of your application.

The entry requirements for the University of Oxford MBA programme are as follows:

- a good undergraduate degree or equivalent. Applicants who do not hold such a qualification may be considered if they have a very strong employment record demonstrating a high degree of responsibility.

- for non-native English speakers, proven proficiency through the International English Language Test Scheme (IELTS) or the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

- all candidates are required to take the GMAT test (this is a mandatory requirement for all applicants regardless of their academic or professional background). A high score does not guarantee a place, nor does a low score automatically disqualify an application. For your information, the average GMAT of our current students is 685. For more information on how to arrange to take the GMAT test, please refer to the following website: www.gmac.com

- two references to be submitted on the reference forms or online through Embark.

- written work for assessment as outlined in the guidance notes and on the application form.

- details of work experience (most of our students have three years' work experience or more; we do consider those with less work experience who are able to demonstrate a high level of maturity, combined with evidence of leadership ability)

- three passport size photographs

- official copy of degree transcripts and certificates

- application processing fee

If you feel you meet the above entry requirements, we would be delighted to receive an application from you. Please note that we are unable to give further indication with regards to your suitability for entry to the Oxford MBA without receiving a completed application.

Yours sincerely

Ginny Madeley MBA Admissions Assistant
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