University of Oxford, Said Business School Overview

Said Business School is located on the campus of the University of Oxford, and has gained a reputation for its internationally focused MBA program. Admissions to Said Business School is highly competitive, and typically draws applicants from upwards of forty-five countries each admissions cycle.

Snapshot of Oxford's Said Business School MBA Program

The average full-time MBA class size at Said Business School is roughly 190 students. In recent years, the age range has been between 23-39, and the students have represented over forty-one nationalities in any given year.

Said Business School offers a vast array of electives for students to choose from, including: Business in China, Designing Better Futures, Emerging Market Finance, Retailing, Social Entrepreneurship, and Strategy Implementation.

 

MBA Application Elements - Said Business School

The average GMAT score for the incoming class in fall of 2013 was roughly 690.

Interviews are required of selected applicants. If an applicant cannot make it to Oxford, then a phone interview or an interview with a faculty member outside Oxford will be arranged.

Two recommendations are required as part of the application, and can come from either professional or academic references.

  1. Explain why you chose your current job. How do you hope to see your career developing over the next five years? How will an MBA assist you in the development of these ambitions? (Maximum 1,000 words)
  2. Which recent development, word event or book has influenced your thinking and why? (Maximum 2,000 words)
 

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