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About Oxford Saïd

Oxford Saïd’s MBA cohort is, on average, comprises just over 300 students, making it larger than its main rival, Cambridge Judge, but slightly smaller than the UK’s leading MBA programme at London Business School. The MBA curriculum is organized around three themes: responsible leadership, the global rules of the game and entrepreneurship. These three themes permeate all aspects of the program, from core and elective courses to guest speaker sessions and student-run competitions.

Students also benefit from a talent development programme that commences from the start of the programme and includes the opportunity to work with an executive coach.

Oxford Saïd is very impact-driven – they say its purpose is to “prepare business leaders for the task of making the world a better and more equitable place.” A lot of schools want you to showcase your leadership, but for Saïd, it’s critical that you demonstrate how your leadership positively impacts society.

Oxford University operates a collegiate system, in which each degree student is attached to one of the University’s 45 colleges. Oxford’s colleges are independent, self-governing and multidisciplinary, each comprising students, faculty and administration. A community within a community, the college system provides an opportunity for MBA students to make friendships quickly with students from a range of disciplines while benefiting from dedicated facilities, sports and social events.

Strengths and Specializations

Social impact, entrepreneurship, international management, finance

Graduating Class of 2023/2024

MBA Class Size: 334

Avg. GMAT: 680

Avg. Work Experience: 6 years

International Students: 97%

Female Students: 44%

Tuition: £78,510

Post-MBA Careers (class of 2021/2022)

Career Sectors: Consulting 31.9%; Financial Services 26.7%; Technology 20.7%; Social Impact: 5.2%; Healthcare 4.2%; Starting Own Business 8.5%

Top Recruiters: Alvarez and MarsalAccentureBainBCGDalbergEY ParthenonGuidehouseKearney, McKinsey, ZS AssociatesAMEXBank of AmericaCITIGoldman SachsHermes Gpe Inovia CapitalJP MorganOctopus VenturesOntario Teachers Pension Fund UBS AstraZenecaMarriott InternationalNovartisOxford Space SystemsProcter & GambleQdot TechnologySamsungSMA Solar UKStatkraftThe Walt Disney Company CIMMYTClimate CollectiveOcean Wise Conservation AssociationOECD UNDP, World Food Programme/Fulbright ProgrammeAmazonAmazon Web Services (AWS) GoogleIBMMicrosoftPalantirPaypal IncSAP, TomTomUber Technologies

Avg. Base Salary: £83,410; Salary Increase: 103% (source: FT Rankings 2024)
Employment offered within 3 months of graduation: 88%

Oxford Saïd Ranking


Deadlines for class of 2025-2026: Stage 1: Monday 2 September 2024; Stage 2: Tuesday 1 October 2024; Stage 3: Friday 1 November 2024; Stage 4: Monday 6 January 2025; Stage 5: Monday 3 March 2025


    • Please provide a ‘personal statement’ that outlines anything additional that you would like the Admissions Committee to consider. (250 word limit)

    Online Assessment

    Candidates will need to complete four questions via their online assessment platform.

    • Two motivation-based questions – all candidates will answer the same questions
    • One competency-based question – this will be randomised
    • Written response – this will be randomised and light-hearted to show how you can think on your feet!

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