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Saïd Business School – University of Oxford - One Year MBA

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.


When students arrive at the Oxford One Year MBA, 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 percent lecture, 25 percent team project, 25 percent case study, and 10 percent simulations.

International One-Year MBA Rankings

• Forbes: 5

Class Profile

The 315 members of the Oxford One Year MBA class of 2019 had an average GMAT score of 690 and five years of work experience. Thirty nine percent of the class identified as female and 93 percent were of international origin. Students hailed from 62 different countries, with 26 percent from North America, 13 percent from South Asia, 12 percent from East Asia, and 14 percent from Western Europe. The remaining portion of students hailed from Oceania, Latin America, Africa, Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and Eastern Europe.

Career Statistics

The average starting salary of Oxford One Year MBA grads is currently £72,618.

Tuition, Scholarships, and Financial Aid

Tuition for the 2020-21 Oxford University One Year MBA program is £59,490 and Oxford-SBS estimates the total cost of living in Oxford for the year of the program will cost around £12,698-19,721.

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 varied.


The Saïd Business School requires applicants to have an undergraduate degree, relevant professional experience, GMAT/GRE scores and an English test when applicable. A GMAT score of at least 650 is suggested in order to apply.

Applicants to the Oxford One Year MBA must complete the online application, which includes two essays, official academic transcripts, official GMAT/GRE scores, a CV or résumé, and two professional or academic letters of recommendation. If an applicant is not a native English speaker, score reports from TOEFL or IELTS will also be required.

Application deadlines for the Oxford MBA class of 2022-23:

  • Stage 1: Wednesday, 1 September 2021
  • Stage 2: Wednesday, 13 October 2021
  • Stage 3: Wednesday, 12 January 2022
  • Stage 4: Wednesday, 23 March 2022

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