May 28, 2017

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720 Q49 V40

Great launchpad for a career in PE


This review is for Oxford Said

Program Oxford Saïd Business School Full Time MBA

Class of 2016

Experience during the program

I chose Oxford after being admitted to several European MBA programs. As part of my preparation, I had researched the program's finance faculty, and had noted its strength in this department. However, I failed to properly anticipate how strong a finance program the program actually offers. I'll let the results speak for themselves, I came from an engineering background, and after graduation, as a result of the finance lab and the finance focused courses, I was successful in interviewing
for and being awarded a role in private equity—without any investment banking experience. As a part of the PE interview, I was tasked with a case study/modeling exercise, and without having had the opportunity to practice this sort of exercise repeatedly at Oxford, I would never have been successful in landing the job. The finance lab and private equity courses were instrumental in helping me land a job in private equity following my MBA, and I would suggest Oxford for anyone looking to work in finance following their MBA.

About professors, classes and curriculum

In addition, the class was great at Oxford. My fellow students were incredibly generous and helpful in helping me through the program and in searching and preparing for jobs thereafter. There was no overly competitive behavior, the people Oxford attracts seem to be genuinely helpful and kind people,. They were also, unsurprisingly, extremely talented.

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

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