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November 26, 2016
merajc

Joined: May 30, 2015

Posts: 1

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Self-reported Score:
710 Q48 V39

Pursuing a business degree in the best university in the world

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This review is for Oxford Said

Program Oxford Saïd Business School Full Time MBA

Class of 2017

Experience during the program

Although the University of Oxford Said Business School's MBA isn't in the Top 10 at the moment, I struggle to understand what the course potentially lacks in relation to others.

It features frequently cited and consulted professors who are the authority in their field and are always passionate in their lectures and tutorials. The class is incredibly diverse, bridging continents and industries alike.

The benefit of Said is its integration with the University of Oxford, currently the best in the world. Students are affiliated to colleges, where they meet, dine and play sports with other students from a variety of courses and professions - artists, doctors, teachers and many others that add to the experience. One won't be limited to interacting with fellow MBAs. Even in the business school, classmates bring a latitude of education since the university provides a 1+1 degree combination whereby students can choose a separate master's degree in addition to the MBA.

Sports is a major factor in the experience too, as the university has dozens of different sports available for students with several proficiency categories. Some of the Oxford teams feature Olympic athletes, and my particular MBA class has one too!

The facilities are kept up-to-date, both physical and IT wise, with dedicated apps provided for the MBA course. In terms of infrastructure, students have access to 96 libraries in the city, and the world-famous Bodleian which houses 12 million books.

I wouldn't exchange this MBA experience for any other business school, and my only regret is that it's only one year, which is great for my career, but not so great for my enjoyment of this wonderful school.


Overall BSchool experience (5.0)
Schools contribution (5.0)
Classmates rating (5.0)

Strengths of the program:

Student body, diversity
Alumni Network
Culture & Student Support

Best fit at this program:

Consulting
Finance
Entrepreneurship

Can be improved:

Brand/Ranking


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