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April 11, 2017
farhanattheredpen

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This review is for Oxford Said

Program Oxford Saïd Business School Full Time MBA

Class of 2016

Experience during the program

One year at Oxford has helped me challenge myself. It definitely has been a demanding year intellectually.

It's very difficult to not love Oxford (City) and not learn when there is so much happening around you. MBA at Oxford focuses on learning through reflection and discussions. Discussions in the classroom are amazing and the opportunities to learn things besides the normal subjects during MBA are phenomenal.

In terms of goals and expectations, my goal was to develop an entrepreneurial mindset and also to gain a significant international work experience. I was able to achieve the first but the international work experience bit didn't work for me.

I represent majority of the unsuccessful candidates in terms of international placements, that being said there are a few success stories and the whole placement scene is very self-motivated. Contribution from business school and university towards your career plan requires a drastic redo.

Having said that I would still recommend the program as I believe MBA is much more than placements and career opportunities presented by the business school.

Remember the biggest challenge of Said business school is to survive in one of the oldest and top rated universities in the world and be a part of the every dynamic management education.

About professors, classes and curriculum

Some of the best professors. Few areas of curriculum need improvement. One term is loaded with assignments and the other two are relatively free.

About job placement process

This area needs a lot of work and the school is aware about it.
The alumni connect with current class is very insignificant.


Overall BSchool experience (4.0)
Schools contribution (2.0)
Classmates rating (4.0)

Strengths of the program:

Student body, diversity
Location
Culture & Student Support

Best fit at this program:

Consulting
Finance
Entrepreneurship
Social Enterprise

Can be improved:

Alumni Network
Career opportunities provided by school
Brand/Ranking


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