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 SizeDoes not disclose
Acceptance RateDoes not disclose
GMAT MedianDoes not disclose
Average AgeDoes not disclose
Avg. Years Work ExperienceDoes not disclose
Diversity WomenDoes not disclose
Diversity Intl.Does not disclose
Pre-MBA IndustriesDoes not disclose
Undergraduate MajorsDoes not disclose

The data above is from 2022 and represents the Oxford Said MBA class of 2023.
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.


Here are the prompts for Oxford Saïd’s 2022-2023 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. Define your current role. Please list your main responsibilities, your most significant challenges and greatest achievement (text box, 5000 characters)

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.

Letters of Recommendation 

The 2022-2023 Oxford Saïd recommender questions were as follow:

  • Optional

    (Optional) Is there anything else we should know?

  • MBA sponsorship

    Are you in a position to know whether the applicant is sponsored for the MBA by his or her current employer? If so, please comment.

  • Constructive Feedback

    Describe the most important piece of constructive feedback you have given the applicant. Please detail the circumstances and the applicant’s response.

  • Comparison to others

    How does the performance of the applicant compare to that of other well-qualified individuals in similar roles? (E.g. what are the applicant’s principal strengths?)

  • Interaction with the applicant

    Please provide a brief description of your interaction with the applicant and, if applicable, the applicant’s role in your organization.


Video Resources on Oxford Saïd Admissions

Oxford Saïd MBA Admissions Interviews

Stage 128 September 2022
Stage 209 November 2022
Stage 327 January 2023
Stage 412 April 2023

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.