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Oxford MBA – Said Business School

The Said Business School of the University of Oxford in England has a one-year full-time MBA program. Established in 1996, it is one of the most recent top-tier business schools and attracts international students, especially on account of its ‘Oxford’ brand.

Though the school is relatively new, it has made significant progress in the field of research on a range of subjects including accounting, finance, marketing, healthcare, entrepreneurship, organisational behaviour, marketing, science and technology.Running three years, around 2016, Oxford Said has enjoyed the exclusive status of being among the top 30 best business schools in the world, according to Financial Times’ Global MBA Rankings (Top UK MBA programs).

Oxford MBA course structure

The MBA curriculum comprises of case studies, simulations, team projects in addition to lectures. The one year MBA begins in September and ends the following year. The initial period of the MBA program focuses on building a strong base about business knowledge through core modules covering a wide range of topics.

The year is divided into three terms – Michaelmas, Hilary and Trinity – excluding the Summer, MBA Launch sessions, and a Capstone. The curriculum, including introductions, core courses, electives, internships, and projects are neatly packaged into each faction, aiding in a strategic development of the fundamentals, implementation, and collaborative skills of the MBA graduates. There is a significant focus on Entrepreneurship.

During the summer months from early July to early September, students have schedule flexibility and are able to take up internship. An entrepreneurship project and a strategic consulting project also form part of the course structure.

Oxford MBA class profile

No. of full-time MBA students enrolled Over 300
Average GMAT 690
Average age of the students 28 years
Average work experience 5 years
Tuition fees for international students $78,500
Average salary of MBA grads $100,000
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Oxford MBA application process

The application process, at Oxford Said, usually occurs over 4 stages, or rounds in MBA colloquial terms. Their tentative deadline and decision months are listed below (from 2017-18 Application year).


Stage Apply by Interview decision Final decision
Stage 1 September October December
Stage 2 January January March
Stage 3 March April May
Stage 4 May May June


The website has a feature to sign up for updates, event schedules, and more.

Though the actual weightage of the various criteria is not obvious, the total application package needs to comprise of the following.

  • Undergraduate degree and transcripts
  • One page CV with professional experience
  • English Test (IELTS/TOEFL, if needed)
  • Two professional/academic references
  • Mandatory Essays on given topics on their application page
  • Online application form
  • Application fee ~$200


Those shortlisted for the interview have to go through the interview which would either be in-person or through Skype. Interviews usually last for half an hour.
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