Saïd Business School – University of Oxford

Oxford University One Year MBA Program Structure

The Oxford University One Year MBA is broken into four terms, with a three-week orientation program at the beginning. The first term, Michaelmas, is devoted to core courses; the second, Hilary, adds electives and the Entrepreneurship Project to the mix; the third term, Trinity, continues the elective and core course balance. The summer term brings with it a choice of a consulting project, an internship, or summer elective courses.

Curriculum

When students arrive at the school, they are immediately immersed in the activities of MBA Launch, an orientation program designed to lay the groundwork for the intensive yearlong program. Students have lectures, workshops, projects, and other events to attend. After those first three weeks, they embark on the Michaelmas term, which is comprised of core courses, including topics such as Business Finance, Analytics, Accounting, Strategy, Marketing, Leadership Fundamentals, and more. The first integrative module is Entrepreneurship, and occurs during this first term. The Hilary term continues the work on core courses and allows students to choose elective courses and begin the Entrepreneurship Project. The Trinity Term picks up where the Michaelmas and Hilary terms left off, with students continuing their coursework. The summer term is the most independent of the terms, and students can choose to do an internship, a consulting project, or summer elective courses.

In terms of methodology, the School divides their intended structure as follows: 40% lecture, 25% team project, 25% case study, and 10% simulations.

Class Profile

The 340 members of the Oxford University One Year MBA class of 2015 had an average GMAT score of 690 and 5.5 years of work experience. Nearly 31% of the class was female and 95% was international. Students hailed from 54 different countries, with 26%, 25% from South Asia, 13% from East Asia, and 11% from Western Europe. The remaining portion of students hail from Oceania, Latin America, Africa, Southeast Asia, the Middle East, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia. 

Careers

The School Careers Centre provides support for students throughout their time at Oxford, perhaps best evidenced by their student treks – student-organized visits to other parts of the world aimed to assess and experience what it is like to do business there.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition for the 2016-17 Oxford University One Year MBA program is £50,200, and Oxford-SBS estimates the total cost of living in Oxford for the year of the program will cost around £11,636 -17,191.

Scholarships

The Saïd Business School offers many different scholarship options for incoming students. Some are awarded based on academic performance, others for identity groups, still more for interest in social entrepreneurship. Beyond those ample choices, students can also find scholarship opportunities available for Oxford University students in general, which are similarly various.

Admission Procedures

The Saïd Business School requires applicants to have an undergraduate degree, relevant professional experience, GMAT/GRE scores and an English test when applicable.

Applicants must complete the online application, which includes the two essays; official academic transcripts; official GMAT/GRE scores; a CV or résumé; and two professional or academic letters of recommendation. If you are not a native English speaker, score reports from TOEFL or IELTS.

While essays are subject to change for each application season, this year’s essay prompts for most applicants are as follows:

  • How do you fit with Oxford Saïd’s mission? (Maximum 500 words)
  • Is there anything not covered in the application form which you would like the Admissions Committee to know about you? (Maximum 250 words)

Application Deadlines

Applications for 2016 entry are now closed; however, openings for the September 2017 cohort will open in August 2016.