Saïd Business School

Location Oxford, England
Established 1965
Famous Courses Economics, MBA, EMBA
Key Information
Location Oxford, England
Established 1965
Famous Courses Economics, MBA, EMBA


Saïd Business School (SBS) is part of the University of Oxford, blending the best of new and old at one of the world's top universities. It is named after its chief benefactor, Wafic Saïd, and is famous for its MBA, MSc Financial Economics, MSc Law and Finance, and DPhil Management Studies programmes.

Saïd creates programmes and ideas that have a global impact, educating people for successful careers, and as a community seek to tackle 21st century problems. Saïd also deliver cutting-edge programmes and research that transform individuals, organisations, business practice and society.

The Saïd MBA programme tackles global issues faced by businesses in the 21st century and is designed around three themes that shape today's business environment: global rules of the game, entrepreneurship and responsible business. The School also offers a part-time 'Executive Master of Business Administration' degree for professionals with more than five years management experience.



  • Top business school in the Times Higher Education Awards 2017


  • Ranked 5th internationally for one-year programmes in Forbes 2019
  • 3rd in the UK - the Financial Times' Global MBA Ranking
  • 21st in the world - the Financial Time's Global MBA Ranking
  • 5th among international one-year MBA programmes – Forbes

Executive Education

  • 2nd in the world for Open Programmes, 1st in the UK – the Financial Times
  • 4th in the UK for Custom Programmes – the Financial Times

Oxford EMBA

  • 18th in the world – the Financial Times
  • 11th in the world – The Economist

Accounting and Finance

  • 4th in the world – QS Top Universities

BA in Economics and Management

  • 1st in the UK – The Guardian
  • 8th in the world – QS Top Universities

MSc Financial Economics

  • 1st in the world - QS Top Universities
  • 2nd in the UK – the Financial Times
  • 12th in the world – the Financial Times


18 diverse alumni networks create an environment for continuous learning and offer the opportunity to engage with individuals with similar interests and build peer, alumni, and industry networks. Networks available may vary depending on each year’s class preferences.

Noteable alumni include:

  • Patrick Grant (MBA) - British fashion designer
  • Claire Diaz Ortiz (MBA) - Social Innovation at Twitter, Fast Company's 100 Most Creative People in Business
  • Javed Afridi (PhD) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Haier Pakistan
  • Bradey Henderson (MBA) - Rhodes Scholar, Boston Consulting Group
  • Papa CJ (MBA) - Indian Comedian
  • Sujeet Kumar (Odisha), (MBA) - Indian Policy Expert & Entrepreneur

I had a very great experience right from the start to finish; All the staff were really great and very helpful. I recommend SI-UK for all students who are planning to study in the UK.

Anuradha Venkatesh Msc Energy Management, University of Stirling

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