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Oxford Women in Leadership Alliance

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This Alliance exists to create an atmosphere of inclusivity, partnership, and allyship around the women of the Saïd Business School. Through meaningful discussions and informative events, we work to challenge conventional conceptions of women in business, and further cultivate the next generation of thought leaders and role models.

Our MBA students and alumni can join as members to have access to a range of activities. Current students can also apply to join the leadership committee to drive the women's agenda during their time on the MBA programme. 

‘Inspiring Women at Oxford Saїd’ is a programme of events, networking and talent development sessions designed to inspire and promote women’s professional and academic development throughout the community of students and alumnae of Saїd Business School. We want to ensure all our students have access to the best business minds in the world and encourage them to engage with our incredible line-up of events.

Oxford Africa Business Alliance

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Created to formalise and strengthen our Africa initiative and to stimulate action in addition to generating ideas.

The Alliance provides a platform to stimulate a vigorous dialogue about business, investment and entrepreneurship in Africa. Through our students & alumni members, we are able to incorporate both practitioner and academic perspectives on how to do business on the continent and the opportunities that exist. 

MBA students can join as members of the Oxford Africa Business Alliance. It is jointly led by a School and student leadership committee. Members engage in and support the many African-related activities throughout the year and continue to support our vision as alumni. As members, students work together to generate new ideas that contribute to the schedule and are connected with other African related networks and groups.

Partners and families

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A supportive network to help your family transition into Oxford life

Families are very welcome at Saïd Business School. If you are planning to be here a while, why not bring them with you?

Many students move to Oxford with their children and spouse/partner for the duration of their degree programme. There are many resources available to help you find a place to live, choose a nursery or schooling for children and to explore funding options.

Once you arrive in Oxford we provide a supportive, stimulating environment to help make your time here enriching and memorable for you and your family. Saïd Business School organises social activities throughout the year for partners and families, including a welcome reception at the beginning of the academic year for families to get to know each other and a special children’s Christmas party.

Oxford Business Alumni Network

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Launched in 1998, the OBA Network brings together individuals who share a common interest in business, ensuring an active network of emotionally and intellectually engaged alumni who support and further the School’s vision, and serve as proud ambassadors around the globe.

The OBA Network continues to expand and now boasts more than 17,500 members, comprised of our degree programme alumni, current post-graduate degree programme students, University of Oxford alumni interested in business and qualifying Executive Education participants.

The support and activity of our OBA Network members contribute to the ongoing development and growth of the School – enhancing the experience for current and future students and alumni.

For a number of reasons I decided that it was time to find fresh challenges, and wanted to transfer my wide military experience into skills and language that are useful in the private sector.

Ollie Ormiston

2018-19 MBA Student and Veteran's Rep

Oxford Business Networks

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Our Oxford Business Networks (OBNs) are student-led networks which promote the exchange of ideas and knowledge surrounding sectors that reflect the core values of the School and the interests of its students. During your time in Oxford you will have the opportunity to become involved. They are open to students of our MBA, Executive MBA, MSc in Finance and Economics and MSc Law and Finance.

We have seven networks:

  1. Climate & energy
  2. Consulting
  3. Entrepreneurship and innovation
  4. Finance
  5. Global industries
  6. Social impact
  7. Technology

Pride@SBS

Our Pride@SBS group encourages current students, alumni and future students to join together to share ideas, raise awareness and build understanding of the LGBTQI+ community here at Saïd Business School. 

Club members also have access to the University of Oxford’s LGBTQ+ society which hosts popular social events and promotes welfare services. Many colleges also have their own LGBTQ+ organisations for graduate students.

Membership is open to all LGBTQ+ students and alumni and LGBTQ+ allies. We also welcome interest from future students keen to learn more about our club and community.

Student clubs

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Student clubs focus on what is occurring around Oxford, and encompass everything from social events, speakers at the School or events at other Oxford departments to partnering with students in other masters programs to hold meet-and-greet events. These clubs can focus on a specific industry, interest or region but are inclusive to all who wish to join. Clubs also work with OBNs on initiatives and events that align with members' interests and goals.

Student clubs include:

  • Aerospace and Defence
  • Agri-Business
  • Art and Business
  • Asia Pacific
  • Energy, Environment and Resources
  • Family Business
  • Financial Technology
  • Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals
  • India
  • Latin America 
  • Management Consulting
  • Media, Design, Entertainment and Marketing
  • Middle East
  • Military Veterans
  • Pride@SBS
  • Private Equity
  • Real Estate
  • Sports Business

Military

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Our one-year MBA is an efficient way to complement the experience you gained during your service and prepare you for a successful civilian career.

We look for candidates who have demonstrated leadership and are looking to make a positive impact in their careers. We recognise and appreciate the skills veterans have gained during their service.

The curriculum will equip you with the skills you need to succeed in business. Drawing together 320 students from 60 countries, the MBA will give you a global network of peers and insights into a wide range of cultures and career paths. Our dedicated careers team is on hand throughout the programme to provide as much or as little support as you need to fulfill your post-MBA career ambitions.

If you are interested in applying to Saïd Business School, our veteran community can prove useful. Please do not hesitate to contact our current Veteran's Rep and Recruitment Manager dedicated to our military applicants if you are looking to start the application process. We are also able to provide an application fee waiver code for all military applicants. In your introduction email, please outline your nationality, service and any other information which can help us provide personalised feedback.