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School Data

Annual Tuition: £59,490

Full-Time Enrollment: 329

Median GMAT: 690

International: 95%

Female: 44%

Male: 56%

Average Age: 29

Application Deadlines: Stage 1: September 6, 2019; Stage 2: November 1, 2019; Stage 3: January 10, 2020; Stage 4: April 3, 2020

The Saïd Business School MBA: What You Need To Know

What is the most unique thing about Oxford University’s Saïd Business School? It is embedded within the University of Oxford.

Every MBA student is a member of one of Oxford’s colleges, and 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 eclectic 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 embeds its MBA within the broadest possible context. Alongside the conventional core business courses, all students take part in the Global Opportunities and Threats: Oxford (GOTO) project. Academics and students from across the university focus on a world-scale issue, such as climate change or the future of healthcare, and seek out business solutions. Along the way the students learn the frameworks and tools to help them achieve the aim of “leading with purpose.” 

Intriguingly, Oxford Saïd also 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. Typically, around 20 students are successful in their applications to the 1+1 program. 

Core courses go beyond the conventional to include topics like entrepreneurship, responsible business, and leading with purpose in the 21st century, and a significant tranche of co-curricular activities like the ever-popular Finance Lab. Unusually, participants can also take an internship, which is not always the case in a one-year MBA. 

The Oxford MBA class of 2019-2020 comprises 329 students of 64 different nationalities, broken down as follows: Africa 13%, East Asia 14%, Eastern Europe 1%, Latin America & The Caribbean 8%, Middle East 3%, North America 5%, Oceania 4%, South Asia 14%, Southeast Asia 7%, Western Europe 11%. Forty-four percent of the cohort are women.

Liz Starbuck Greer, Program Director 

At Oxford we believe that an MBA education is about more than business. The world needs leaders who can engage with the critical questions of our time. Our MBAs are outstanding in their fields, and they graduate with both a deep understanding of business and a proven ability to tackle the kind of complex, world-scale challenges that we increasingly face.

Saïd Business School MBA Rankings Data

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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 the 2016/17 class 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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