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University of Oxford’s Said Business School


Contact our general manager with any questions. Profile updated: August 17, 2021.

School Data

Annual Tuition: £65,520

Full-Time Enrollment: 100

Median GMAT: 680

International: 92%

Female: 47%

Male: 53%

Application Deadlines: Application deadlines for the
Oxford MBA class of 2022-23 |
Stage 1: Wednesday, 1 September 2021
Stage 2: Wednesday, 13 October 2021
Stage 3: Wednesday, 12 January 2022
Stage 4: Wednesday, 23 March 2022

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.

Saïd Business School MBA Rankings Data

Saïd Business School MBA Employment Stats

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A Day In The Life Of An Oxford Saïd MBA Student

2019 MBAs To Watch: Vaughan Bagley, University of Oxford (Saïd)

2019 Best & Brightest MBAs: Sergio M Navarro, University of Oxford (Saïd)

2019 Best 40 Under 40 Professors: Ho-Yin Mak, University of Oxford (Saïd)

Meet Oxford Saïd’s MBA Class Of 2019


Contact Information

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Oxford, United Kingdom OX1 1HP
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From Oxford University: 

Saïd 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 Saïd 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 our next cohort will be considered in accordance with the dates given above.

  1. A good undergraduate degree: 2.1 result, 3.5 GPA or its equivalent
    Please 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.

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: https://www.sbs.ox.ac.uk/events?f%5B0%5D=event_programmes_facet%3A596

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://www.sbs.ox.ac.uk/programmes/oxford-mba/oxford-mba-register-your-interest

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