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Real Humans of Oxford Saïd’s MBA Class of 2019

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As HQ for the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship, Oxford has long held a place in the global imagination as the image of elite British education. While Oxford Saïd Business School is a relatively new addition to the Oxford ranks, it has quickly made a significant contribution to the legacy of the institution in its short 22-year existence. In fact, The Economist currently ranks Oxford Saïd as the UK’s top MBA program.

Over the course of the yearlong program, Oxford Saïd MBA students will develop the skills they need to thrive as corporate executives through team projects, workshops, seminars, and lectures. Students acquire and expand on a business foundation through both elective courses and international opportunities. Oxford Saïd students acquire these skills set against the vibrant academic community of Oxford, a place with a magic all its own.

The 315 students who comprise the Class of 2019 at Oxford Saïd are an international bunch. Ninety-three percent of the students are international and represent 62 countries. This national diversity is significantly greater than the Class of 2018, which only represented 51 countries.  Just over a quarter of the class comes from North America, while 13% of students hail from South Asia, 14% from Western Europe and 12% from Eastern Asia.

Of the 315 students in the Class of 2019, 39 percent are women, which is at the higher end for international schools. Students averaged about five years of previous work experience and the class had achieved an average GMAT of 690 before school kicked off.

Saïd Business SSchool bolsters Oxford’s reputation as one of the preeminent academic institutions. Read on for five Oxford Saïd students we profile here and who intend to leave their mark both on Oxford and the world.

Jonathan Pfeffer
Jonathan Pfeffer joined the Clear Admit and MetroMBA teams in 2015 after spending several years as an arts/culture writer, editor, and radio producer. In addition to his role as Contributing Writer at MetroMBA and Contributing Editor at Clear Admit, he was also a co-founder of the Clear Admit MBA Admissions Podcast. He holds a BA in Film/Video, Ethnomusicology, and Media Studies from Oberlin College.