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Finance

The financial services industry has seen dramatic change since the credit crisis and collapse of Lehman Brothers in 2008. The ensuing regulatory response to the crisis, the continued disruptive nature of Fintech, and the shifting geopolitical backdrop means the financial services landscape continues to see huge change. With this comes big opportunity as well as challenge and MBA students wanting to advance their careers in the finance industry need to be more open minded, better connected and more technically skilled than ever before. 

For students looking to progress their careers in finance, whether it be banking, private equity, real estate, or asset management, Oxford's MBA programme offers an impressive and diverse curriculum, and a finance faculty that includes some of the worlds most esteemed and prominent academics.

Faculty

Our students benefit from the world-class research being generated by the many international experts who teach at Saïd Business School. Our finance faculty includes leading academics, practitioners and policy makers who play important roles in research and policy making around the world.

Our faculty is at the heart of the University of Oxford’s finance research activities, which means our MBA students also profit from close collaboration with other departments including Economics and Law, the Oxford-Man Institute of Quantitative Finance, the Private Equity Institute and the Centre’s for Business Taxation and Corporate Reputation.

Programme

With such a versatile academic body, Oxford can legitimately claim to offer one of the most extensive ranges of finance electives available in any business school. Unique to our programme is the fact that we offer joint electives with the Business School’s MFE students, therefore bringing together a diverse range of talents, backgrounds and experience into the classroom.

Practical skills

For MBA students looking to progress their careers in investment banking and private equity, the Oxford Finance Lab is one of the programme’s undisputed highlights. This extra curricular course is designed specifically to give students the advantage of practical financial modelling and valuation training, as well as essential networking and recruitment opportunities.

Network

As one of the most prestigious universities in the world, Oxford has no difficulty in attracting some of the highest profile people from the world’s leading institutions. Our students enjoy regular opportunities to learn from, meet and challenge senior executives from leading investment banks, private equity firms, and asset managers.

Careers support

Our Careers Centre has a dedicated finance recruitment team that is focused on supporting students in their career journey and that actively develops relationships with industry leaders, bulge bracket investment banks, smaller boutiques, funds and traders. In addition to general careers advice and support, our students are offered mock interview practice with careers advisors and specialist industry advisors from private equity, investment banking, corporate finance, asset management and commercial banking.

The School’s Talent Development Programme also provides invaluable personal and professional skills development through regular workshops, interviews and individual sessions.

Focus on finance

With one of the most prestigious finance faculties in the world and an extensive curriculum of finance electives, combined with the opportunity to develop essential practical and technical skills, Oxford’s MBA equips its students to meet the demands of today’s recruiters in this challenging market. Start your application today!

Consulting

Supporting students move into careers in consulting

Despite it being a challenging career choice, consulting is still one of the most popular career options for MBAs. According to the Graduate Management Admission Council, 34% of all graduate business students seek consulting positions after they earn their MBA degree.

For student looking to progress their careers in consulting Oxford's MBA programme offers an impressive and diverse curriculum to support your consulting goals.

The programme

Our one year MBA programme is designed to prepare students for fast-track careers. You will not only acquire fundamental business skills, but also pursue consulting specific specialisms through a variety of elective courses and practical business projects. With applied experience fast becoming a pre-requisite for recruiters, the option to complete a six week consulting project over the summer and engage in a practical entrepreneurial project, will add additional important strings to your bow.

Practical skills

The Career Development Centre have recently introduced the Consulting Development Programme (CDP) designed to provide students with skills and insight relevant to the consulting industry. The CDP is a focused training programme designed to help students better understand and better prepare for job searches and careers in consulting globally. The CDP connects theory with practice through a series of practical workshops, recruiter-led case events, small group advisory sessions, and access to online resources and tools.  The programme links to consulting recruiter events and networking sessions that provide opportunities to connect with practicing consultants from a variety of firms.

Careers support

Our Careers Centre has strong relationships with consulting firms across many sectors, from large global strategy and full service firms to boutiques and specialist consultancies. In addition to general careers and personal development support, you will be offered mock interview with careers advisors and specialist sector consultant.

The School’s Talent Development Programme also provides invaluable personal and professional skills development through regular workshops, interviews and individual sessions.

Network

Students of the University of Oxford have access to the Oxford Business Networks (OBNs). Oxford’s Consulting OBN is extremely active and presents additional opportunities and contacts for MBA students entering the world of consultancy.

Oxford’s one-year MBA programme is not only one of the most internationally diverse and exciting MBAs on offer, but as one of the world’s most historic and prestigious universities, Oxford delivers an incomparable student experience. We’ll help you to develop the skills and qualities consulting firms are looking for to fast track your consulting career.  Start your application today!

 

Global Industries

An MBA remains one of the most effective ways to boost your career or facilitate a change in direction. The numbers of Oxford MBA students entering careers in Global Industry (including Healthcare, Technology, Media, Energy and Industrials, and FMCG, Retail and E-Commerce) are increasing year on year. Our latest MBA employment report reveals an increase from 28% in 2009/10 to 39% in 2015/16, and this number continues to grow.

For students looking to progress their careers or switch careers in to Global Industry, Oxford’s MBA programme offers an impressive and diverse curriculum, supported by a comprehensive co-curricular careers provision.  

The programme

Our MBA programme’s core courses allow you to examine the foundations of business and then further refine your skills in relevant disciplines such as marketing, strategy, operations or finance through elective courses taught by leading academics and industry practitioners.  Our students benefit from the world-class research being generated by the many international experts who teach at Saïd Business School. 

Practical skills

Alongside your academic programme, you will be offered practical skills development training, in order to support your professional development. For students looking to move into roles in Global Industry, this includes product management training, case skills workshops and marketing competitions with global organisations.   

Careers support

Our Global Industry team is dedicated to helping you find and prepare for a role that suits your skill set and meets your career aspirations. Students wishing to pursue a career in Global Industry are supported by two specialist career coaches, working alongside expert Industry Advisors to provide one to one support, group sessions and mock interviews.

The Global Industry team is focused on developing relationships with organisations across a wide range of sectors including Healthcare, Technology, Media, Energy and Industrials, and FMCG, Retail and E-Commerce. The team organise an annual programme of events on and off-campus in partnership with companies from larger “blue chip” brands to smaller organisations, providing you with opportunities to grow your network and learn more about post-MBA opportunities across Global Industry.

The School’s Talent Development Programme also provides invaluable personal and professional skills development through regular workshops, interviews and individual sessions.

Network

Students and alumni of the University of Oxford have access to many networks including their college and Business School Alumni networks to student-run groups called Oxford Business Networks (OBNs). Oxford Business Networks in Global Industry include Technology, Media and Marketing, Energy and Healthcare. These groups and alumni networks present valuable opportunities and contacts for MBA students entering these industries.

With one of the most prestigious faculties in the world and an extensive curriculum of electives, combined with the opportunity to develop essential practical and technical skills, Oxford’s MBA equips its students to meet the demands of today’s recruiters in this challenging market. Start your application today!

Social Impact

If you are thinking about a career that enables you to create positive change, then this is the place for you to meet organisations focused on social and environmental impact and build your connections.

There will be opportunities to learn more about the work going on in social impact, how to break into the sector, and some of the key tools required for success in different roles.

This year’s conference will focus on diverse routes to impact and will feature leading professionals, from private sector organisations, investors, social enterprises, consultancies, non-profits and more.
The Social Impact Careers Conference is created in partnership with Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship and Career Development Centre at Oxford Saïd.

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