Mba Brochure 2013

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Oxford MBA 2014-2015Said Business School




"A year in Oxford will change your life." Stephan Chambers, MBA Programme Director

An MBA has never been more necessary. Our world is unprecedentedly complex, connected, and fragile. Our trust in institutions and each other is under intense pressure. Our energy, food and water security, our aging populations, the explosion in stored data – these all require managers and leaders of unusual ability, sophistication and integrity. An MBA should combine both broad insight and deep specialisation. At Saïd Business School, the MBA combines these things in a single year of intensive, immersive, and challenging experiences. In little more than a decade, the Oxford MBA has become recognised as one of the best oneyear programmes in the world. In the 2013 Financial Times’ Global MBA ranking Saïd Business School was ranked 3rd in the UK and 24th in the world. We offer a challenging and thoughtprovoking course delivered by a dedicated faculty of international scholars and practitioners in state-of-the-art facilities at the Saïd Business School. Our MBA class is a diverse mix of extraordinary individuals from dozens of countries and every possible background. A year in Oxford will change your life.


The beauty of being at Oxford is that because the offering is so varied, it really does help you discover things that truly excite you. Once you combine that with time to reflect, you have an incredible opportunity. This was one of the main reasons I chose Oxford over other top schools. I wanted the full gamut, the chance to hear great thinkers speak, to sit in on lectures across different faculties, to become great friends with Physiology PhDs, Rhodes Scholars reading Medieval Literature, nuclear physicists etc. It’s things like these that create a winning proposition.” Jacqueline Park, Australian, MBA alumna



PRE COURSE Careers bootcamps Skills based sessions Analytical sessions Behavioural sessions MICHAELMAS TERM Core courses GOTO project



A one-year top ranked MBA course comprising an intensive series of stimulating lectures, energetic seminars and small group work, which can take students anywhere in the world.
CORE cOURSES Eight core courses in finance, decision science, financial reporting, strategy, managerial economics, developing effective managers, operations management and marketing, to provide a breadth and depth of knowledge that will allow you to approach any business situation with confidence and understanding. GOTO The GOTO course is designed to engage the Saïd Business School community – full time MBA, Executive MBA students, alumni, faculty and staff in a process of critical engagement with a fundamental and emerging global themes. The theme during its introductory year was ageing population and during 2013/14 it will also focus on big data. GOTO is delivered by both a technological platform and the more intimate setting of in-person tutorials. The platform forms the centre of


20 December 2014 12 January 2015



HILARY TERM Core courses GOTO + Entrepreneurship project

Student treks (optional) 20 March 2015 20 April 2015


a problem-solving community: students, alumni and faculty generate content by uploading and referencing other material, posting comments and engaging in a discussion of posted papers. ENtREpRENEURSHIp PROjEct The entrepreneurship project will challenge you to develop a complete business plan, under intense time pressure, and from scratch in a two week immersive session. You will present it to a panel of invited venture capitalists and other practitioners. ELEctIVE cOURSES A choice of elective courses to give you the chance to customise your learning experience to meet individual career goals and aspirations. From private equity to social entrepreneurship or strategy and innovation, we offer a breadth of elective topics and also the depth and practical relevance of the knowledge we deliver.

StRatEgIc CONSULtINg PROjEct An eight-week project project can be undertaken in teams for a corporate sponsor. Projects take place all over the world and for all kinds of companies.


TRINITY TERM Elective courses

6 July 2015 14 September 2015


1. Strategic Consulting Project 2. Internship + individual project


SEPTEMBER Final presentations

The above course structure and dates are subject to change. Please visit the website for further details;

"The School helped me take the first few steps towards landing an opportunity with a top management consulting firm. Meetings with sector consultants were very useful to get a better understanding of the realities involved with a career in consulting and how best to prepare for interviews. In particular, I benefited from the multiple case interview prep sessions that were organised by the Consulting Oxford Business Alumni team." Ravi Ramachandran, Indian, MBA alumnus

Wether you aspire to develop your career in banking, consulting or industry, set up your own company or become a social entrepreneur, we can help you achieve your career goals. SOmE Of OUR REcENt REcRUItERS: Amazon Financial Service Authority Ernst & Young Deloitte McKinsey The careers service runs a BP number of activities to assist in Credit Suisse student job searches, including: Google providing presentations by recruiters Kinapse from a range of industries Shell Foundation Booz & Co supporting Oxford Business China resources Networks activities Roland Berger providing corporate contacts for Gerson student treks Lehman Group providing you with expert career advice on how to conduct your job search running pre-course boot-camps on getting jobs in consulting, finance and diversified industry. organising industry panel discussions running skills sessions and workshops, incorporating; CV/ cover letter workshops, case study sessions, interview skills, negotiation skills, cultural awareness and networking skills.

EmpLOYmENt HIgHLIgHtS Students employed within three months of course completion


Average salary on exit:

Average salary increase on exit:

Sectors of employment post MBA

27% Consulting 22% Financial services 13% Technology 38% Diversified industry Average salary three years post graduation for the MBA class of 2010. (source:


THE cURRENt cLaSS Class size: 191 Average age: 29 Nationalities: 41 Average work experience: 6 years Average GMAT score: 686 International students: 95% Female students: 26% Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 Stage 6

Apply by 13 Sept 2013 25 Oct 2013 10 Jan 2014 14 Mar 2014 25 Apr 2014 30 May 2014

Interview decision by 27 Sept 2013 8 Nov 2013 7 Feb 2014 28 Mar 2014 9 May 2014 13 Jun 2014

Final decision by 18 Oct 2013 29 Nov 2013 28 Feb 2014 11 Apr 2014 23 May 2014 27 Jun 2014

The Saïd Business School reserves the right to close the application to the MBA programme at any time. Applications to the MBA class starting in September 2014 may close before 30 May 2014 should all places in the programme be filled before this deadline.

HOW TO APPLY We operate a staged admissions process and we strongly encourage you to apply as early as possible. Applications for the 2014/15 class will be considered in accordance with the dates given in the table above. You will need to apply online. All applicants are required to pay a non-refundable fee of £150. If your application is successful you will be invited to attend an interview. Interviews can be conducted in Oxford or at a number of cities around the world. If necessary, we can conduct telephone/Skype interviews although our strong preference is for face-to-face interviews. To apply for the Oxford MBA, you should have: 1. A good undergraduate degree or equivalent A minimum 2.1 degree (GPA 3.5 or its equivalent). 2. GMAT score A minimum score of 600 is required. 3. Relevant professional experience Whilst most of our students have more than three years experience, we do consider those with less work experience. If this is the case, we look for candidates who are able to demonstrate a high level of maturity, combined with evidence of leadership ability. 4. A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Test Scheme (IELTS). You will need to sit the TOEFL or IELTS if you have not studied at a degree level for a minimum of nine months at a recognised institution where the medium of instruction is English. TOEFL iBT Min Score 110 IELTS 7.5 FEES 2014/15 The cost for the programme is £45,800. This includes college membership, tuition fees and a life long membership to the Oxford Union. Applicants who are offered and accept a place on the course are expected to pay a deposit of 15% of the total programme cost, which will be offset against their course fee. SCHOLARSHIPS & FUNDING The Saïd Business School offers a number of scholarships to students accepted onto our 2014/15 MBA programme. Each scholarship will be used towards payment of your tuition fee. Scholarships will be awarded based upon: • Prior academic performance • Breadth and depth of work experience • Interpersonal and leadership skills Visit our website to find out more. If you wish to be considered for a scholarship you must submit your application by stage 3. MBA LOaNS Prodigy Finance loan The Prodigy Finance loan is offered to help you secure the funds needed for your degree. The loan scheme is only available to international full-time MBA candidates who have been accepted into the programme in stages 1,2 and 3. The loan amount is capped at £32,000 and can only be used for tuition. MBA Santander loan Santander supports MBA students by providing exclusive personal loans of up to £20,000. Visit our fees and funding section of the website to find out more. External funding Depending on your country of origin, you will have access to various options for financing the Oxford MBA.

Please see our website for further information on our language requirements and how to request a waiver if applicable. 5. Two references Professional or academic. 6. Two essays The topics are outlined in the online application form.

CONTACT US If you have further questions about the application process and the MBA programme please get in touch or visit our website for further information. MBA admissions office +44 (0) 1865 278804 [email protected]


Admissions Office Saïd Business School University of Oxford Park End Street Oxford OX1 1HP United Kingdom Tel: +44 (0)1865 278804 [email protected]

SAID BUSINESS SCHOOL Saïd Business School is one of Europe’s youngest and most entrepreneurial business schools. An integral part of the University of Oxford, the School embodies the academic rigour and forward thinking that has made Oxford a world leader in education. The School is dedicated to developing a new generation of business leaders and entrepreneurs and conducting research not only into the nature of business, but the connections between business and the wider world.



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Visit the Oxford MBA website at or use your smartphone camera to scan the code to the left and visit our web pages from your mobile phone.

© 2012 SAID BUSINESS SCHOOL. PHOTOGRAPHY BY DAVID FISHER []. DISCLAIMER: The information on this leaflet is correct at the time of going to press in August 2013. Any updates or changes to the information can we found on

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