Harvard | Mr. Google Tech
GMAT 770, GPA 2.2
Kenan-Flagler | Mr. Healthcare Provider
GMAT COVID19 Exemption, GPA 3.68
Kellogg | Ms. MBA For Social Impact
GMAT 720, GPA 3.9
Harvard | Mr. Low GPA Product Manager
GMAT 780, GPA 3.1
Chicago Booth | Mr. Controller & Critic
GMAT 750, GPA 6.61 / 7.00 (equivalent to 3.78 / 4.00)
Kellogg | Mr. PE Social Impact
GMAT Waived, GPA 3.51
MIT Sloan | Mr. International Impact
GRE 326, GPA 3.5
MIT Sloan | Mr. Energy Enthusiast
GMAT 730, GPA 8.39
Chicago Booth | Ms. Future CMO
GMAT Have Not Taken, GPA 2.99
Said Business School | Mr. Global Sales Guy
GMAT 630, GPA 3.5
N U Singapore | Mr. Just And Right
GMAT 700, GPA 4.0
Georgetown McDonough | Mr. International Youngster
GMAT 720, GPA 3.55
Columbia | Mr. Chartered Accountant
GMAT 730, GPA 2.7
Harvard | Mr. Spanish Army Officer
GMAT 710, GPA 3
Kellogg | Mr. Cancer Engineer
GRE 326, GPA 3.3
Chicago Booth | Mr. Financial Analyst
GMAT 750, GPA 3.78
Kellogg | Mr. CPA To MBA
GMAT Waived, GPA 3.2
Stanford GSB | Ms. Sustainable Finance
GMAT Not yet taken- 730 (expected), GPA 3.0 (Equivalent of UK’s 2.1)
MIT Sloan | Ms. International Technologist
GMAT 740, GPA 3.5
UCLA Anderson | Ms. Art Historian
GRE 332, GPA 3.6
Harvard | Mr. Harvard Hopeful
GMAT 740, GPA 3.8
Yale | Mr. Philanthropy Chair
GMAT Awaiting Scores (expect 700-720), GPA 3.3
Columbia | Mr. Startup Musician
GRE Applying Without a Score, GPA First Class
Chicago Booth | Ms. Entrepreneur
GMAT 690, GPA 3.5
Columbia | Mr. MGMT Consulting
GMAT 700, GPA 3.56
Harvard | Mr. Future Family Legacy
GMAT Not Yet Taken (Expected 700-750), GPA 3.0
Wharton | Mr. Big 4
GMAT 770, GPA 8/10

10 Business Schools To Watch In 2018

University of Oxford

Oxford (Saïd)

It took centuries for the University of Oxford to become one of the world’s premier universities. It only took the Saïd Business School two decades to do the same. That’s how the joke goes. It may sound counterintuitive, but if you want to find the most contemporary MBA program, your best bet is to travel through the rolling hills and cobblestone roads to reach Oxford University.

Dismiss the Oxford image of dawn rowing, afternoon rugby, and formal sunset dinners. Here, you’ll find students from 51 nations – with the 2018 class boasting 41% women. Elite, cosmopolitan, and mission-driven, Saïd MBA candidates come to Oxford with a clear mandate: Change the world.

Saïd may be a business school, but you’ll find business treated as a means to close gaps and increase access and opportunities – often on a global scale. One of the chief tools is entrepreneurship – with the goal to disrupt existing markets through lower costs and greater options – often through leveraging technology. Off Grid Electric, which launched in 2012, is an example. It offers discount solar energy on a pre-paid basis in Tanzania, a boon to the rural poor who often lack access to electricity.

Not surprisingly you’ll find many Saïd discussions tethered to a much larger picture, often involving large scale issues like poverty and climate change. “Businesses — and their resources that are often greater than government, nonprofit, and non-government organizations — can step up and fill spaces left by current organizations tackling society’s toughest issues,” explains Peter Drobac, who heads the school’s acclaimed Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship. “Businesses have the resources, commitment to innovation, and practice of measurement and continuous improvement that are too often lacking in governments and nonprofits. Business is also uniquely positioned to scale and spread effective solutions across borders.”

If politics is personal, then entrepreneurship is social. At Saïd, it is an instrument to build community, identify solutions, marshal resources, and galvanize action. In fact, 20% of graduates, on average, enter the startup and social impact sectors. The Skoll Centre is a big part of that. Think of it as the gravitational pull that brings together students, faculty, and alumni from across Oxford to engage in interdisciplinary collaborations that often spin out new ventures. In 2017, the school doubled down on its entrepreneurial investment by opening the Oxford Foundry, an incubator that supports the growth of ventures designed to address “world scale challenges.”

It may sound like a tall order, but it is really just an extension of Oxford’s “Dominus illuminatio mea” mission to shine the light for others to follow. The kinds of investments that Saïd is making often take a generation to germinate. When they do, you can expect them to be spectacular indeed.