Kellogg | Mr. Chief Product Officer
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Chicago Booth | Mr. Needy Spartan
GMAT 740, GPA 3.6
INSEAD | Ms. Low GPA, Big Ambitions
GRE 2.64, GPA 2.64
Stanford GSB | Mr. Energy Focus
GMAT 760, GPA 3.7
MIT Sloan | Mr. Low GPA Over Achiever
GMAT 700, GPA 2.5
Georgetown McDonough | Mr. Aspiring Consultant
GMAT 690, GPA 3.68
NYU Stern | Ms. Art World
GRE 322, GPA 3.3
NYU Stern | Mr. Hail Mary 740
GMAT 740, GPA 2.94
Stanford GSB | Mr. Big Tech Engineer
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IU Kelley | Ms. Biracial Single Mommy
, GPA 2.5/3.67 Grad
Berkeley Haas | Ms. 10 Years Experience
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Yale | Mr. Army Infantry Officer
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Yale | Ms. Social Impact AKS
GRE 315, GPA 7.56
Berkeley Haas | Mr. Hanging By A Thread
GMAT 710, GPA 3.8
Kellogg | Mr. Bird Watcher
GRE 333, GPA 2.9
Harvard | Mr. Relationship Manager
GMAT 750, GPA 3.8
Harvard | Mr. Political Consultant
GRE 337, GPA 3.85
MIT Sloan | Mr. Refinery Engineer
GMAT 700- will retake, GPA 3.87
Said Business School | Mr. Across The Pond
GMAT 680, GPA 2.8
Stanford GSB | Mr. Singing Banking Lawyer
GMAT 720, GPA 110-point scale. Got 110/110 with honors
Stanford GSB | Mr. Corp Finance
GMAT 740, GPA 3.75
Kellogg | Mr. Marketing Maven
GRE 325, GPA 7.6/10
Stanford GSB | Mr. Vroom Vroom
GMAT 760, GPA 2.88
N U Singapore | Ms. Biomanager
GMAT 520, GPA 2.8
Stanford GSB | Mr. Health Nerd
GMAT 740, GPA 3.5
Wharton | Mr. Army & Consulting
GMAT 760, GPA 4.0
Berkeley Haas | Mr. 360 Consultant
GMAT 720, GPA 3.4

Meet Oxford Saïd’s MBA Class Of 2018

Itua Iyoha

Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

Describe yourself in 15 words or less: A modern hippie who believes in the magic of logic and love.

Hometown: Edo, Nigeria

Fun Fact About Yourself: I enjoy re-reading and re-watching my favourite books and movies; I’ve read every book in the Harry Potter series at least 6 times and watched Les Miserables five times!

Undergraduate School and Major: American University of Nigeria, BSc (hons) Communications and Multimedia Design

Employers and Job Titles Since Graduation:

(In reverse chronological order)

McKinsey and Company – Business Analyst – Founder

PricewaterhouseCoopers – Associate Consultant

Describe your biggest accomplishment in your career so far: Setting up a performance management system that helped a federal agency in Nigeria drive accountability from over 100 stations across the country, and training agency staff to administer the system.

Looking back on your experience, what one piece of advice would you give to future business school applicants? The essays are the most important part of your application, so be sure to invest sufficient time on them. This is where you have the chance to reflect and really understand who you are, what is important to you, and why you want to go to business school. You also have the chance to show the admissions team who you are behind the generic data – most other applicants will have good GMAT scores, glowing recommendations, and an impressive resume. Your essays will make your application stand out and help the admissions picture you as a member of the incoming class.

Answer the questions honestly. Tempting as it may be, resist the urge to present the persona that you think the admissions team will want to see. Of course, that does not mean that you should not be putting your best foot forward, but you need to do this while remaining your authentic self. There are two reasons why this is so important. First, the admissions team is experienced enough that they can see through pretense quite easily. Second, even if you were able to get admitted using this fake persona, chances are the school would not be a good fit for you anyway. The real you may have been happier at a different school that would have gladly welcomed your true personality. So don’t sell yourself short by giving insincere responses.

What was the key factor that led you to choose this program for your full-time MBA and why was it so important to you?  One of the many factors that led me to choose Said Business School was its emphasis on addressing world-scale problems. Given the power that corporations wield in the modern economy, I believe that business leaders should be at the forefront of thinking through and implementing solutions to these issues, whether or not they are self-described social enterprises. I’m proud to be attending a business school that seeks to cultivate a new generation of responsible business leaders who have the confidence to take on such complex issues as water scarcity and migration. One of the ways that SBS does this is through the Global Opportunities and Threats (GOTO) project, which provides the opportunity to explore a global issue in-depth from a business perspective. I’m very excited about this year’s topic: the Future of Healthcare.

What would success look like to you after your first year of business school? At the end of the programme, I want to be able to say that I have done the following:

* Experienced tremendous personal and professional growth.

* Learned a great deal from my peers and in return, made a meaningful contribution to their MBA experience.

* More clearly defined my career goals and articulated my path to achieving them.

* Made the most of this amazing opportunity while having a lot of fun!