Saïd Business School

Saïd Business Schoola) History and Birth of Said Business School

Established in 1996, Oxford University’s Saïd Business School is one of Europe’s youngest and most entrepreneurial business schools, with a reputation for innovative business education. The School combines the highest standards of academic rigour with a practical understanding of business and wealth creation. Our faculty are engaged in boundary-extending research on key management issues, in dialogue with the wider intellectual community and with practitioners.

An interdisciplinary approach

The Saïd Business School is fully integrated into one of the world’s greatest universities. This allows us to draw on Oxford’s strengths across a range of subjects, including sociology,
economics, law, psychology, politics and international relations. Working at the interface of disciplines, faculty and researchers are mining rich new insights into issues such as the politics of global business, the rise of science entrepreneurship, the management of innovation, and the social and commercial impact of information systems and the Internet.

By collaborating actively with faculty from other disciplines, we are aiming to transcend the traditional functional divisions of a business school in order to reflect the complex realities of business and society in today’s global economy.

b) Courses Offered

One-year MBA

Ranked among the top 20 global MBA programmes by the Financial Times, the Oxford MBA attracts some of the most talented business men and women from around the world. The programme is delivered by world class faculty in state-of-the art facilities.

Executive MBA (EMBA)

The Oxford Executive MBA is a learning experience designed to answer individual career needs while delivering international general management competence for participants’ organisations. Delivered in an efficient, modular structure combined with e-learning, this part-time programme enables participants to apply learning and project work directly to their organisations.

MSc in Financial Economics (MFE)

The Oxford MSc in Financial Economics is a full-time nine-month programme that provides outstanding training in the tools of financial economics sought by financial institutions, companies and public organisations. The MFE curriculum covers more than 70 per cent of the study required for all three levels of the Chartered Financial Analyst Programme.

Doctoral (DPhil) Programme

The DPhil Programme is designed for students wishing to pursue academic careers in leading universities or wishing to find positions in commerce, industry and government which will benefit from advanced research. This full-time programme can be completed in a minimum of three years and enables students to carry out original doctoral research which is academically rigorous but also of practical benefit.

c) Quick Facts

  • Saïd Business School is one of Europe's fastest growing and most entrepreneurial management schools.
  • 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.
  • In January 2010, Financial Times ranked Saïd Business School at number 16 for its full-time MBA programmes. The School is ranked in BusinessWeek’s top 10 business schools outside the USA (Nov 08).
  • The MBA programme is AMBA accredited.
  • Saïd ranked first of all UK universities for undergraduate business in the university league table published by The Guardian (May 2009).
  • The University of Oxford also ranked top for business studies in The Times report for seven of the last eight years.
  • Saïd's 238 one-year MBA students are drawn from 50 different countries around the world.
  • The School's new building in the centre of Oxford opened in 2001 and was designed by Dixon and Jones, the architects responsible for the new Royal Opera House in London.
  • Oxfordshire is one of Europe’s leading centres of enterprise, innovation and knowledge. The county has seen a higher growth rate in high-tech employment than anywhere else in the UK and many of its 2000 high-tech companies have links to Oxford University.
  • Oxford University has a strong track record in innovation. It has produced over 100 companies with a combined market capitalisation of over £2 billion. Three Oxford spinouts – VASTox, Evolutec and Physiomics – recently raised a total of £145 million on floatation.
  • Oxford Entrepreneurs is the largest student entrepreneur society in the UK, with over 7,000 members, one in ten of whom are running their own companies.
  • Oxford has the highest number of academics working in five-star departments of any UK university; its researchers have won over 40 Nobel prizes.

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