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    We live in momentous times. Our society as a whole has never been more prosperous. Yet despite the last century’s many impressive and far-reaching advances, we still face many challenges such as poverty, inequality, economic and social instability, over population and climate change. These challenges call for dynamic, visionary and highly-capable leaders, committed to addressing complex challenges through intelligent, well-developed management skills.

    The solution

    The most effective leaders are able to use a broad understanding of management to translate specific domain knowledge into practical and innovative outcomes.

    Here, at Saïd Business School, future leaders are studying how successful organisations appreciate the written and unwritten rules of the game, and how they create new rules through innovation, entrepreneurship and social enterprise.

    1+1 MBA = depth + breadth

    The Oxford 1+1 MBA is a unique, two-year postgraduate experience that combines the depth of a specialised, one-year Master’s degree with the breadth of a top-ranking, one-year MBA.

    Through the 1+1 programme, we are partnering with nine other University of Oxford departments to link a diverse selection of MSc programmes to our MBA. As a result, graduates embark from Oxford armed with the skills to translate specific domain knowledge into sustainable and scalable solutions.

    Benefits of the Oxford 1+1 MBA programme:
    • Training across disciplines, drawing upon the resources of a world-class university
    • Development of two complementary networks of peers and alumni through Oxford's collegiate experience
    • Upon completion you will be identified by employers as having detailed subject knowledge, combined with highly developed delivery skills.

    The following University of Oxford departments currently partner with us on the 1+1 MBA, and more departments are in the process of being added. Please continue to check back on this page for the most up-to-date information.

    Centre for Criminology

    • MSc Criminology and Criminal Justice

    Department of Computer Science

    • MSc in Computer Science

    Department of Education

    • MSc Education (Child Development and Education)
    • MSc Education (Comparative and International Education)
    • MSc Education (Higher Education)
    • MSc Education (Learning and Technology)

    Department of Sociology

    • MSc in Sociology

    Department of Social Policy and Intervention

    • MSc in Comparative Social Policy
    • MSc in Evidence-Based Social Intervention and Policy Evaluation

    Oxford Internet Institute

    • MSc in Social Science of the Internet

    School of Geography and the Environment

    • MSc in Biodiversity, Conservation and Management
    • MSc in Environmental Change and Management
    • MSc in Nature, Society and Environmental Policy
    • MSc in Water Science, Policy and Management

    School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies

    • MSc African Studies
    • MSc in Contemporary Chinese Studies
    • MSc in Contemporary India
    • MSc in Modern Japanese Studies
    • MSc Latin American Studies
    • MSc Public Policy in Latin America
    • MSc Russian and East European Studies

    Faculty of History

    • MSc Economic and Social History

    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.


    Program requirements

    To qualify for entry on the Oxford 1+1 programme candidates must meet both programmes' entry requirements. To apply for the Oxford MBA, candidates should have:A good undergraduate degree or equivalent: A 2.1 degree (GPA 3.5 or its equivalent). University academic transcripts will be required.GMAT score: All candidates are required to take the GMAT test. The average GMAT score of our MBA students is around 690. A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Test Scheme (IELTS)Relevant professional experience: Oxford MBA students, on average, have six years' work experience. An important component of the programme's success is the contribution made from students' diverse career paths. Whilst most of our students have more than three years experience, we do consider those with less work experience. If this is the case, we look for candidates who are able to demonstrate a high level of maturity, combined with evidence of leadership ability.Two references: professional or academic (only online recommendations can be accepted).Three essays1) What should Oxford expect from you? (Maximum 500 words) 2) How do you hope to see your career developing over the next 5 years? How will the MBA and Oxford assist you in the development of these ambitions? (Maximum 500 words) 3) Please choose and answer one of the two essays below: - Sport is pure competition. What does it teach us about companies, individuals, and markets? (Maximum 500 words) OR- The business of business is business. Is this true? (Maximum 500 words) English Language Requirements IELTS band: 7.5 TOEFL iBT® test: 110 IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.
    Graduate scholarships

    The University, its departments and colleges offer a wide variety of scholarships, giving the brightest candidates from around the world the opportunity to pursue graduate study.

    The majority of our scholarships do not require you to make an additional application; all applicants who apply to the University by the relevant deadline will be considered automatically. However, you should read the scholarship details carefully to find out if there are any additional requirements. Most scholarships are only available to students who are about to start a new course, so it is vital to explore your options early.

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