The Saïd Business School MBA: What You Need To Know
Since 1996, the one-year Oxford Saïd MBA has been designed to empower individuals to lead with purpose.
Every year on average, Oxford Saïd welcomes 311 students with the passion and drive to meet the demands of the future. Core courses go beyond the conventional to include topics like entrepreneurship, responsible business, and leading with purpose in the 21st century. Participants can also complete an internship, which is not always the case in a one-year MBA.
The academic year is divided into modules, and alongside the conventional core business courses are electives that incorporate two cross-cutting themes: Entrepreneurship and Global Rules of the Game. Highlights of the program include the Entrepreneurship Project, where students develop a complete business plan and present it to a panel of invited venture capitalists and other practitioners. Another highlight is Global Opportunities and Threats Oxford (GOTO), where students are challenged to use systems thinking to address some of the most complex issues that the world faces today.
Oxford Saïd uniquely offers a 1+1 program that lets students take a one-year Oxford master’s degree from a list of partner programs followed by an MBA, allowing people to delve into a subject before capping it off with an MBA — a cost-effective alternative to the two-year MBA in the U.S.
Among other application materials, Said asks prospective students to submit academic transcripts, GMAT/GRE scores, English test(if required), and two professional academic references.
The Saïd School engages closely with the wider university to bring a multidisciplinary aspect to the Oxford MBA. This enables the program to provide an exciting mix of experiences and opportunities, from The Foundry, a university-wide innovation center devoted to starting new businesses, to debates at the famous Oxford Union, globally renowned speakers, conferences, and other events. Not to mention fancy dinners in ancient dining rooms.
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