Employment reports

MBA and MFE employment reports

Finance roles are prominent with gains in global industry and impact.

Through our varied programme of workshops, online resources, industry insights, personalised coaching and employer connections, we encourage students to build their skills, networks and confidence to help them take ownership of their careers.

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Our 2022-23 MBA cohort have excelled in securing a range of positions in 51 cities globally through both traditional and non-traditional career paths. They have achieved this by transitioning sectors, countries or function or by venturing into entrepreneurship. From a class of 311, 80% of students secured new roles, with an average salary increase of 9% to £91,198.

Among those who started new jobs:

  • 88% switched sector, location or function
  • 82% received an offer within three months of graduation
  • 80% accepted an offer within three months of graduation
  • 10% began a new venture
  • 32.3% roles are in finance
  • 127 companies hired our MBAs

Reflecting Oxford Saïd's long-term commitment to creating impact from within, we've witnessed more students return or pivoting to a wide range of impact roles in foundations, government and mainstream employers. There is a continued growth in sponsored students (10%) and one in ten students have initiated their own ventures, primarily in the technology and energy sectors, with locations spanning Africa, North America and the UK.

Geographic mobility continues to remain significant, with increased moves to the Middle East (up 9%) and a continued strong representation in Asia and North America.

We saw an increasing number of students secure positions in diverse specialisms. While consulting hiring patterns have shifted, strategy consulting remains a key focus area among a wider diversity of firms. Despite market conditions and the expected universal drop in technology hires, our employment rate stands at 80%, emphasising our commitment to supporting students through their early alumni years, a crucial phase of career development.

MSc Financial Economics (MFE)

Despite the backdrop of substantial rises in global interest rates and inflation, 92% of our MSc Financial Economics (MFE) 2022-23 graduates secured roles within six months of graduating.  There were multiple hires at top firms including Bain & Company, Bank of America, Citibank (APAC), CPP Investment Board, Goldman Sachs, McKinsey & Company and UBS.

There was an increase of 9% in those graduating students achieving roles in consulting and an uptick in roles secured in North America and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

MBA employment statistics

Key employment outcomes for MBA 2022-23.


Received an offer within three months of graduation


Accepted an offer within three months of graduation


Average salary


Reporting rate


Switched sector, location or function



Being able to have a tangible impact through my career was an important factor for me, so I prioritised firms whose values aligned with mine. The Careers team supported me every step of the way in my journey through resources, advice and knowledge sharing.

Celeste Mottahedin-Fard, MBA 2022-23

Consultant, BCG - Dubai

MBA employment reports

Read more about where our graduates work post-graduation in our yearly employment reports.

MFE employment statistics

Key employment outcomes for MFE 2022-23.


Accepted a job within six months


Average finance salary


Average consulting salary


Secured a job in UK and Europe


Secured a job in finance


Secured a job in consulting

The career journey is like active portfolio management: invest in the best match rather than simply following the index. Be proactive and open-minded. Fully engage with our career centre and you will be well-positioned for a successful and fulfilling career ahead.

Shiqi Liu, MFE 2022-23

Investment Analyst, CPP Investment Board

MFE employment reports

Read more about where our graduates work post-graduation in our yearly employment reports.