University of Oxford - Saïd Business School

MBA Office
Park End Street
Oxford, OX1 1HP
United Kingdom

www.sbs.ox.ac.uk

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The Program

The business world is currently experiencing a period of unprecedented transformation. To remain competitive, companies need to think well beyond the scope of standard business models to address world-scale social, environmental, political and economic challenges.

Success in today’s rapidly changing and complex global business environment requires a unique set of skills and knowledge. The Oxford Saïd MBA prepares future business leaders to understand and respond to world-scale problems. We teach our students to see the big picture and to appreciate the implications and opportunities for organisations and new enterprises.

The MBA provides a solid grounding in the major business disciplines and core business skills with eight core modules in fundamental business areas, a selection of seven to nine electives and projects.

The Oxford Saïd 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:

Entrepreneurship Oxford University has a strong track record in innovation with 65 spinout companies creating 1,500 jobs. Saïd 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

Finance Saïd 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 management http://www.sbs.ox.ac.uk/programmes/degrees/mba/our-students/our-students-alumni/our-alumni-working-general-management

The 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.

We create programmes and ideas that have global impact. We educate people for successful business careers, and as a community seek to tackle world-scale problems. We deliver cutting-edge programmes and ground-breaking research that transform individuals, organisations, business practice and society. We seek to be a world-class business school community, embedded in a world-class university, tackling world-scale problems.

For over eight centuries, leaders from across the world, and from all spheres, have come to Oxford to study, to intellectually recharge and to engage in important discussions. The remarkable community at the School continues this tradition. Our community of academics, students, alumni, staff and friends is truly global and has representatives from all over the world and from different sectors. We enrich our perspective and impact through the convening power of Oxford which brings heads of state, CEOs, Nobel laureates, brilliant young scholars, social entrepreneurs, senior policy makers, inventors and corporate recruiters and many more to Oxford.

Harnessing the Oxford advantage

We are not just "at" Oxford, but an integral part of Oxford University. Compared with other business schools that are not part of a university, or one affiliated in name only, we are embedded within Oxford University. You will see this often when you are sitting at a College dinner next to someone who studies history and you are explaining business to them, or in lectures, classes, or our online problem solving environment and you're listening to, and engaging with, an expert in law, economics, sociology, international relations, politics or health.

Our embeddedness within the University of Oxford can be seen in both formal and informal ways. Our successful programmes run with the Economics and Law faculties, and with the Oxford Man Institute, which bring together researchers from business, economics, maths and computer science is one example of formal collaboration.

World-scale impact

Ultimately, business schools have to produce powerful ideas, deliver transformative education and reach out to the broader world. Oxford's unique history and tradition enable us to do all three. The convening power of the University enables us to bring together leaders to address major topics at the interface of business, government and society.

Entry Requirements

In order to apply to our MBA you need to meet the following requirements. Please visit the further requirements application section to learn more about each requirement.

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

As guidance, you should have a 2.1 ( 3.5 GPA) or its equivalent. If you were not awarded a minimum of 2.1 you may still be considered provided you have a very strong employment record demonstrating a high degree of responsibility.


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

Our current class has on average six years full time work experience. We do not look for experience in an specific sector, our students come from a variety of backgrounds, from engineering and finance to academia, armed forces and non-profit. We look for evidence of career progression and international exposure. You should be able to work as part of a team, as well as be able to show leadership potential.


3. GMAT or GRE score

We look for a high level of quantitative and analytical skills evidenced in the GMAT results. While we don't ask for a minimum score, we would advise you to have a score on the range of 650. Our current class has an average GMAT score of 692.

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

5. References

Two professional references highlighting your character, skills and achievements, and demonstrating your leadership abilities and your suitability for the MBA.

6. Written work

Two essays on the topics outlined in the online application form.


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: www.sbs.ox.ac.uk/programmes/degrees/mba/events-0

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

Application Procedure

We operate a staged admissions process and we strongly encourage you to apply as early as possible. Applications for the 2017/18 class will be considered in accordance with the dates given below. The following pages will guide you through what the application process consists of.

Stage 1
Apply by: 9 September 2016
Interview decision by: 23 September 2016
Final decision by: 14 October 2016

Stage 2
Apply by: 28 October 2016
Interview decision by: 18 November 2016
Final decision by: 9 December 2016

Stage 3
Apply by: 6 January 2017
Interview decision by: 27 January 2017
Final decision by: 3 March 2017

Stage 4
Apply by: 17 March 2017
Interview decision by: 7 April 2017
Final decision by: 28 April 2017

Stage 5
Apply by: 5 May 2017
Interview decision by: 19 May 2017
Final decision by: 9 June 2017

Stage 6
Apply by: 9 June 2017
Interview decision by: 23 June 2017
Final decision by: 7 July 2017

Student Life

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.

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