The Saïd MBA School – University of Oxford

The Said Business School is one of the youngest in Europe (established in 1996), and belongs to Oxford University. The school offers a one-year program, considered one of Europe’s top programs. The program is relatively small and its primary areas of strength are corporate social responsibility and finance. The average age of students is 29, and about 95% of students hail from outside Britain.

In terms of the admissions process, the school is willing to consider the candidacy of applicants who do not hold a B.A. if they have impressive career experience. The school enables applicants to contact program alumni for information and advice.

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Average Age

Class size

Acceptance Rate

Average GMAT

Average GPA

FT Ranking

Percent of Hires in Each Industry:

  • Financial 30.3%
  • Technology 23.8%
  • Consulting 16.8%

Median Starting Salary per industry:

  • Consulting – $113K
  • Financial – $94K
  • Technology – $101K
  • Health Care – $101K
  • Manufacturing – $92K
  • Nonprofits – $84K
  • Hospitality – $111K

The degree: M.A. in Business Management – MBA

Duration of studies: one year

Starting dates: October

Location: Oxford, England

Class size: 303

Percentage of students who receive financial aid from the school: 36%

Program website: http://www.sbs.ox.ac.uk/degrees/mba/Pages/default.aspx

*According to the bi-annual update published by Businessweek (end of 2014)

Corporate social responsibility/ethics, (Entrepreneurship, International Management)

MBA Programs Application Deadlines

Ranked first in Britain for the category of one-year programs by The Financial Times, 2006

Ranked first in Britain for the category of one-year programs by The Financial Times, 2005

Ranked third for the category of corporate social responsibility by The Financial Times, 2008

Ranked third for the category of career advancement by The Financial Times, 2006

Ranked fourth in Europe for the category of salary by The Financial Times, 2006

Ranked fourth in Europe for the category of salary by The Financial Times, 2007

Ranked fifth for the category of entrepreneurship by The Financial Times, 2015

Ranked fifth outside of the U.S. by Businessweek’s general ranking, 2012

Ranked fifth outside of the U.S. by Forbes’ general ranking of one-year programs, 2009

Ranked fifth in Europe for the category of final salary by The Economist Intelligence Unit, 2005

Ranked fifth in Europe for the category of class diversity by The Economist Intelligence Unit, 2009

Ranked sixth outside of the U.S. by Businessweek’s general ranking, 2015

Ranked sixth for the category of corporate social responsibility by The Financial Times, 2021

Ranked sixth for the category of international management by The Financial Times, 2015

Ranked sixth for the category of international management by The Financial Times, 2014

Ranked sixth for the category of corporate social responsibility by The Financial Times, 2020

Ranked sixth for the category of corporate social responsibility by The Financial Times, 2014

Ranked sixth for the category of entrepreneurship by The Financial Times, 2012

Ranked sixth for the category of statistics by The Financial Times, 2008

Ranked sixth in Europe for the category of salary increase by The Economist Intelligence Unit, 2005

Ranked seventh outside of the U.S. by Forbes’ general ranking for one-year programs, 2015

Ranked seventh outside of the U.S. by Businessweek’s general ranking, 2014

Ranked seventh outside of the U.S. by Forbes’ general ranking, 2005

Ranked eighth in Europe by Businessweek’s general ranking, 2021

Ranked eighth in Europe by The Financial Times, 2007

Ranked ninth for the category of Economics by The Financial Times, 2015

Ranked ninth for the category of corporate social responsibility by The Financial Times, 2012

Ranked tenth in Europe by The Financial Times, 2020

Ranked tenth outside of the U.S. by Businessweek’s general ranking, 2008

Ranked tenth in Europe for the category of student quality by The Economist Intelligence Unit, 2005

Ranked tenth in Europe for the category of student diversity by The Economist Intelligence Unit, 2005

Ranked tenth-eleventh in Europe by The Financial Times, 2011

Ranked 17th in the world by The Financial Times, 2021

Ranked 21st in the world by The Financial Times, 2020

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