University of Oxford, Said Business School

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Oxford, United Kingdom, OX1 1HP
Admissions: +44 (0)1865 278804
Email: mba-enquiries@sbs.ox.ac.uk
Website: http://www.sbs.oxford.edu/mba
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A relative newcomer to business education, Oxford University began offering an MBA for the first time in 1996. The one-year program at Oxford comprises an intensive series of lectures, seminars, small group work, and team projects. A key aim of the program is to develop students’ ability to think logically, laterally, and independently.

The program initially focuses upon building a broad foundation of theoretical knowledge about business through core modules in subjects ranging from accountancy to strategy, and from managerial economics to organizational analysis. Once these core building blocks are in place, students can take advantage of the Oxford MBA’s flexible course structure by tailoring elective choices to suit target career paths.

There is also a strong practical emphasis embedded within the program through project work. Students undertake an entrepreneurship project at the start of the second term and can choose to work on a strategic consulting project in the summer. Many electives also have a strong practitioner focus and are co-taught by faculty and industry experts.

Latest Up-to-Date MBA Rankings:
Poets&Quants: 7
BusinessWeek: 5
Forbes: 6
Financial Times: 24
The Economist: 54

Tuition & Fees: $74,890
Median GMAT: 692
Average GPA: NA
Acceptance Rate: NA

Full-Time Enrollment: 247
International: 96%
Female: 28%
Minority: NA
Mean Age: 29
Work Experience: 6 years

Where the Class of 2013 Went to Work 

Consulting 20%
Finance/Accounting 20%
Diversified Industry 43%
Nonprofit 16%
Other 1%

Median Base Salary: $77,478
Median Signing Bonus: $25,232
Percentage of MBAs with Job Offers at Graduation: NA
Percentage of MBAs with Job Offers Three Months: 74%


From Oxford University: 

Said Business School at Oxford University blends the best of new and old. We are a young, vibrant, and innovative business school deeply embedded in an 800 year old world-class university.

One year MBA at Said Business School’s Oxford University 

We aim to provide the world’s future business leaders with the skills, knowledge, and personal qualities needed to meet the world-scale challenges of the 21st century

Our world is unprecedentedly complex, connected, and fragile. Our trust in institutions and each other is under intense pressure. Our energy, food and water security, our aging populations, the explosion in stored data – these all require managers and leaders of unusual ability, sophistication and integrity. This environment needs individuals who can inspire and influence a wide range of stakeholders, and who can demonstrate responsible leadership in the face of complex and often forgotten conflicting interests and our MBA programme will equip you with these skills.

Admissions process

We operate a staged admissions process and we strongly encourage you to apply as early as possible. Applications for the 2015/16 class will be considered in accordance with the dates given below.

Apply By Interview Decision Final Decision
Stage 1 9/15/14 9/26/14 10/17/14
Stage 2 10/31/14 11/14/14 12/5/14
Stage 3 1/9/15 1/30/15 2/27/15
Stage 4 3/13/15 3/27/15 4/24/15
Stage 5 4/24/15 5/8/15 5/29/15
Stage 6 5/29/15 6/12/15 6/26/15

1.      A good undergraduate degree: 2.1 result, 3.5 GPA or its equivalentPlease visit the further requirements application section to learn more about each requirement. 

2.      Relevant professional experience:  A minimum 2 years full time work experience is required.

3.     GMAT or GRE score

4.     A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Test Scheme (IELTS): If English is not your first language.

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Meet us

Each year our School representatives travel to multiple cities worldwide to meet with prospective students and interact with our alumni. Visit our events webpage for more information: http://www.sbs.ox.ac.uk/programmes/degrees/mba/events-0

Contact us

If you would like to speak to our admissions team, or simply sign up to receive our monthly newsletter, please fill in the form here: https://inq.applyyourself.com/?id=ox-sbs&pid=1791

Career advancement 

The Careers Centre is dedicated to help you finding and prepare for a role that suits your skill set and meets your career aspirations.

Recruitment: Oxford’s longstanding academic pedigree, combined with our strengths in finance, strategy and operations management make Said Business School an attractive recruiting ground for MBA employers.

Expert guidance: You will have access to a select group of sector consultants who have experience of working for leading firms across a broad range of sectors. They offer insights and pragmatic advice for those looking to work across a range of industries including management consulting, finance, high-tech, new ventures, media and communications, and diversified industry in general.

Internships: Internships can be extremely beneficial to anyone looking for hands-on expertise. As an intern, you can develop knowledge, competencies and experience related directly to your career goal.

Student treks: Student treks are student-led visits focusing on a particular region with a view to understanding what it is like to do business there, meeting potential recruiters and meeting alumni both in their corporate and personal capacities.

View our employment report here

The Said Business School has been a bridge for me between working in a small emerging market and London, the world’s financial centre. After completing my MBA, I am now an associate at Citigroup EMEA regional office in London.  I learned about this job opportunity through a fellow Georgian in my network who gave me an HR contact at Citigroup. After several rounds of interviews and a case presentation I was offered the position. Knowledge acquired in Oxford in strategy, finance and marketing, to name but a few, as well as the sector consultant’s valuable advice greatly contributed to the success in my interviewing process.

– Maka Gureshidze, MBA 2005/06

Our students and alumni 

The Oxford MBA class is a truly diverse mix of extraordinary individuals from dozens of countries and all kind of backgrounds. Whether they are working as White House Fellows, opening up post-Soviet states to foreign trade and investment, or changing the social networking space in China, our alumni and students are rewriting the rules of the game. The diversity of every class translates into our alumni taking up varied positions in areas such as:


Oxford University has a strong track record in innovation with 65 spinout companies creating 1,500 jobs. Said Business School has been highly influential in developing interaction between businesses and the University, and in creating entrepreneurs and networks that otherwise would not have happened. Against this background, entrepreneurship permeates our MBA programme. Read the profiles of our entrepreneurial alumni here: http://www.sbs.ox.ac.uk/programmes/degrees/mba/our-students/our-students-alumni/alumni-entrepreneurs


Said Business School at the University of Oxford is a powerhouse of financial expertise. Our faculty are pushing the boundaries of business thinking. They conduct world class research and advise corporations, public bodies and governments. We have many distinguished alumni in the financial world, as well as those who are using the financial acumen they acquired at the School to succeed in their ventures. Read the profiles of our alumni working in the financial sector here:http://www.sbs.ox.ac.uk/programmes/degrees/mba/our-students/our-students-alumni/our-alumni-working-finance

Management consulting

Consultancy is a popular career option for MBAs and one of the fastest growing sectors in the business world. Find out about our alumni working in management consulting here:http://www.sbs.ox.ac.uk/programmes/degrees/mba/our-students/our-students-alumni/our-alumni-working-management-consulting

General management

Here there is a selection of alumni profiles working under general managementhttp://www.sbs.ox.ac.uk/programmes/degrees/mba/our-students/our-students-alumni/our-alumni-working-general-management

Your college community

Combining ancient college buildings and quadrangles with contemporary architecture, bustling shopping centres and a modern transport infrastructure, Oxford mixes centuries of tradition with a cosmopolitan vibe. Boasting a diverse range of museums, galleries, theatres, bars and restaurants, Oxford is an exciting place to live and a perfect host to the academic departments, multidisciplinary colleges, graduate student common rooms, sports clubs and student societies that connect students across the city and provide endless opportunities to socialise and have fun. Oxford has a vast history of educating public leaders, including 26 British Prime Ministers and over 30 other heads of state and government around the world.

As an Oxford student, you will belong to one of the University’s 38 autonomous colleges, each a self-governing academic community of students and faculty with its own distinctive history and identity. The application process requires you to specify a college of your choice.

Networking at Oxford

The Oxford Business Alumni (OBA) Network is the University of Oxford, Said Business School’s official global business alumni network. Managed by the Said Business School Alumni Relations Office, the OBA Network was launched in 1998 with the vision of building a world-class business and management network. The Network’s aim is to bring together individuals who share a common interest in business, and provide a community of emotionally and intellectually engaged members from Said Business School and Oxford’s collegiate university.

There are more than 10,000 members in the OBA Network, living in 129 countries across the globe. We are a truly international community. Membership includes current School post-graduate students, School degree programme alumni, University of Oxford alumni with an interest in business, and qualifying Executive Education participants.

Find a programme that suits your career aspirations

In addition to our full-time MBA, Said Business School offers a range of programmes tailored to accelerate your career at any level. Use our programme finder to find out more; http://www.sbs.ox.ac.uk/programmes

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