Oxford Saïd MBA Program: The Complete Guide

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Saïd Business School is a powerhouse for innovation and finance, located in the oldest university in the English-speaking world. One of the top-ranked MBA programs in Europe, Saïd Business School was established in 1996. The program blends fresh entrepreneurial ideas with deep-rooted traditions. Many students enter the social impact sector upon graduation, placing Saïd at the forefront of a changing business world.

Oxford University is a household name, and the prestige that comes with its business school is matched by its alumni’s commitment to collaboration, leadership, and social responsibility. Saïd offers a truly international experience, with over 90% of its students hailing from outside the United Kingdom. You can expect to learn about different cultures worldwide, emphasizing Saïd’s commitment to diversity.

Oxford Saïd MBA Class Profile

Class Size334
Acceptance RateDoes not disclose
GMAT Median680
Average AgeDoes not disclose
Avg. Years Work Experience6
Diversity Women51%
Diversity Intl.97%
Pre-MBA IndustriesDoes not disclose
Undergraduate MajorsDoes not disclose

The data above is from 2023 and represents the Oxford Said MBA class of 2024.
See the full report: Oxford Said MBA Class Profile

Student Experiences

Oxford Saïd MBA Employment Report & Careers

Salary Average£71,940
Offers Upon GraduationDoes not disclose
Offers At 3 Mos.Does not disclose
Post-MBA IndustriesGlobal Industry*: 41%
Finance: 29.8%
Consulting: 20.8%
Impact: 8.4%
Energy/Utilities: 2.8%
Transport: 1.7%
Consumer Packaged Goods: 1.1%
Manufacturing: 0.6%
Media/Entertainment: 0.6%
Other: 2.2%
Post-MBA LocationsEurope: 43%
Asia: 20%
North America: 20%
Middle East and North Africa: 6%
Africa: 5%
Australia and Oceania: 5%
Central America and the Caribbean: 1%
South America: 1%
Post-MBA CompaniesIndustries List
Career Development ResourcesOxford Said Career Development

Global Industry*, 41% of which: Technology 27%, Healthcare 3.9% (including products and services)

The data above is from 2019 and represents the career statistics for the Oxford Saïd MBA class of 2020.*
See the full report: Oxford Said MBA Employment Report

Oxford Saïd MBA Academic Programs 

The intensive one-year MBA program at Oxford Saïd Business School includes four terms. Commencing in September, Oxford’s MBA program starts with a two-week residential program which is intended to introduce students to Saïd business school and the larger Oxford community. The Michaelmas term (October to December) marks the official beginning of your MBA journey at Oxford. 

MBA Curriculum

Core Curriculum

  • Accounting
  • Analytics
  • Business Finance
  • Capitalism in Debate
  • Firms and Markets
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Marketing
  • Strategy
  • Technology and Operations Management

Elective Curriculum

Full details on the elective curriculum at Oxford Saïd.


Even though no official majors are offered, Oxford Saïd has elective courses that cover a wide range of subjects. You can design your MBA course selection which suits your career goals and interests.

Experiential Learning Program

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Research Centers

Oxford Saïd is home to 10 research centers and initiatives:

Oxford Saïd MBA Application

The latest application requirements set by the Oxford Saïd MBA admissions office are described below.

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Here are the prompts for Oxford Saïd’s most recent application:

  • Personal Statement

    Personal Statement (please provide a personal statement that outlines anything additional that you would like the Admissions Committee to consider)* (upload file, maximum 250 words)

  • Reapplicant Essay

    Re-applicants only: What improvements have you made in your candidacy since you last applied to the Oxford MBA programme? * (upload file, maximum 250 words)

  • Current Role

    Employment History. If you are in full-time employment, define your current role. Please list your main responsibilities, your most significant challenges and greatest achievement. (text box, 5000 characters)

  • Post-MBA Plans: Option 1 "Employment"

    Post-MBA Plans – Option 1 “Employment”.

    • Describe below your immediate plan after graduating from the MBA: (text box, no word limit)
    • How does your preferred sector in your preferred location recruit MBA talent and what do they look for in a candidate? Describe the research you have done so far. (text box, no word limit)
    • Reflecting on your answer above, how do you meet these requirements
    • and what obstacles stand as barriers? (text box, no word limit)
    • What do you plan to do between now and starting your MBA to prepare and maximise your chances of success? (text box, no word limit)
    • Should you not be successful in securing your first choice of role, what is your alternative? (text box, no word limit)

When reviewing your written statement and essays, the Admissions Committee will be looking for evidence of the following: Good communication skills, leadership potential, analytical skills, and fit within the Oxford MBA community, among other characteristics.

Video Resources on Oxford Saïd Admissions

Oxford Saïd MBA Admissions Interviews

Round 1November 8, 2023
Round 2January 1, 2024
Round 3April 17, 2024

See the full details here: Oxford Saïd MBA Interview Decisions

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*All data retrieved from the Oxford Saïd MBA Program webpages, unless otherwise stated.

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