Oxford University, Saïd Business School

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Age: 22

History: Established in 1996, the Saïd Business School is one of Europe's fastest-growing management schools.

Address: A state-of-the-art building beside Oxford rail station, close to the historic city centre. The address is Saïd Business School, Park End Street, Oxford, OX1 1HP

Ambience: The School is fully integrated into Oxford University and draws on Oxford's strengths in subjects such as anthropology, economics, international relations, law, politics, and psychology.

Vital statistics: In the prestigious ranking of full-time MBA programmes compiled by the Financial Times and published in January 2014, the School’s MBA was ranked 24 in the world. The Oxford Executive MBA is ranked 23rd in the Financial Times’ Global EMBA ranking in 2013. The School is ranked 14th worldwide in the FT's combined ranking of executive education programmes (May 2014) and is ranked 12 in the European Business School ranking (Dec 2013). The one-year MBA programme is 5 in BusinessWeek’s top business schools outside the USA (Nov 2012)

Added value: Saïd Business School is fully integrated into one of the world’s greatest universities. This allows it to draw on Oxford’s strengths across a range of subjects, including economics, law, sociology, psychology, politics and international relations. Some of these interactions are informal, while others are formalised, whether in the Oxford Man Institute, or the Oxford Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

Easy to get into? To enter the full-time MBA programme, you need a 2:1 or a first in your degree, a high GMAT score and at least two years' work experience. Applicants without a degree are still considered. To enter the Executive MBA programme, you need a good undergraduate degree or relevant professional qualification and significant work experience (Including at least five years' managerial experience). Both programmes require an IELTS or TOEFL score if English is not your first language.

Student profile: The average age on the full-time MBA is 29, and 28 per cent of the class are female students. Europeans make up 16 per cent of students, with 24 per cent hailing from North America, 30 per cent from Asia, nine per cent from Australasia. 95 per cent of the students in the programme are from outside the UK

On the Executive MBA typically there are around 33 countries represented with 18 per cent coming from North America, 33 per cent from Europe, 22 per cent from the UK.

Gurus: Professors Tim Jenkinson, private equity; Peter Tufano, consumer finance, risk management and corporate financial engineering, and mutual funds; Alex Nicholls, fair trade, social entrepreneurship and social innovation; Tomo Suzuki, accounting standards and socio-economic accounting; Colin Mayer, regulatory systems for utilities; Steve Woolgar, impact of technology on societies, Linda Scott: marketing, culture and society culture and global markets branding and communications and Islamic branding; Steve New, supply chain management, operations management, process improvement, healthcare management; Bent Flyvbjerg, major programme management; David Upton, operations management and information technology; Michael Devereux ; business taxation and corporation tax.

Cost: The Executive MBA is £64,265, MBA is £45,790.

Who's the boss? Peter Tufano is the Peter Moores Dean and Professor of Finance at Saïd Business School

Prospectus: +44 (0)1865 278804; www.sbs.oxford.edu/mba; emba-enquiries@sbs.ox.ac.uk; mba-enquiries@sbs.ox.ac.uk