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Saïd Business School

DEGREE
Masters in Financial Economics

(MFE)

PROGRAM LENGTH
9 Months
CAMPUS
Oxford, UK

Saïd MFE Overview

The Saïd MFE Review is useful for people who want to gain a quick understanding of the Masters in Financial Economics program at Saïd Business School and understand if it would be a correct choice for them. Apart from a brief review of the school, data about the Masters in Financial Economics application process, the class profile and placement statistics  are presented.

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ESTD.

Saïd MFE Highlights

Rankings

Nationalities

24

Female

41%

International students

96%

Class Size

75

Financial Times’18 12
The Economist
QS WORLD RANKINGS ’19 4

Program and Curriculum

Jointly delivered by Saïd Business School finance
faculty and the Oxford University Department of Economics,
this 9-month learning experience combines the expertise of
two world-class departments and is enriched by input from
leading, international financial recruiters.

As practical as it is academically rigorous, the MSc in
Financial Economics (MFE) provides an international insight
and understanding, the knowledge of financial applications
and the real-world skills and tools that leading institutions and
companies demand across a breadth of industries.

A Mix of Core Courses and Electives are offered

  • Asset pricing 
  • Corporate finance
  • Financial econometrics
  • Economics

A Mix of Core Courses and Electives are offered

Here are some examples of the same

  • Corporate valuation
  • Financial crises and risk management
  • Financial markets trading 
  • Information and communication in finance 
  • Identification in finance and social sciences
  • Real estate
  • Behavioural and experimental economics

From Tim Cook to Michael Bloomberg, from Christiane Amanpour to Paul Poleman, many of the world’s foremost thinkers and leaders regularly visit the school to talk to students.

There are over 200 registered clubs and societies representing a breadth of interests from entertainment to the arts, language, politics, sports and beyond.

Employment

A degree from Saïd Business School opens up plenty of employment avenues in the UK for graduates. Options are pretty high for global jobs as well. Graduates can work in a wide range of sectors.

£55,170

AVERAGE SALARY- FINANCE

 £40,334

AVERAGE SALARY- CONSULTING

Top 3 Sectors

  1. Finance                    77%
  2. Consulting                16%
  3. Global Industry           5%
Finance 77%
Consulting 16%
Global Industry 5%
Government 2%

Companies recruiting from Saïd MFE

• Bain & Company
• Barclays Investment Bank
• Citibank
• Deutsche Bank
• Goldman Sachs
• Google, Inc
• HSBC
• J.P. Morgan
• Macquarie
• McKinsey & Company
• Morgan Stanley
• PwC
• Rothschild
• Silver Lake
• Standard Life Aberdeen

Want to know your chances at Saïd?

Saïd Alumni Info

With 17,000+ SBS alumni in over 140 countries, which is in addition to the 300,000 University of Oxford alumni and 60 dedicated ambassadors globally, the alumni network is nothing short of stellar at Saïd. The Oxford Business Alumni (OBA) Network is the Schools official alumni community, bringing together individuals that share a common interest in business who support and serve as proud ambassadors around the globe. As a graduate of Saïd Business School, you will have the benefit of accessing alumni from all parts of the world including the wider University of Oxford alumni network.

Some Famous Alumni

MFE : Class Profile

Class Size

75

Average GMAT

743

Average Age
23
Nationalities

24

Female

%

 Average Work Exp

5 Months

Useful Information

AAF (Alumni Annual Fund) scholarships are available on MBA and MSc in Financial Economics programmes

Eligibility

  • A 2.1 degree (GPA 3.5 or its equivalent) – with your transcript outlining subjects studied and grades.
  • It’s compulsory to submit your application with a GMAT/GRE score. Aim for a score in the 90th percentile for the quantitative test and 80th percentile for the verbal reasoning test. 
  • A TOEFL or IELTS test is required if you are not from an English speaking country.

TUITION FEE

£42,890

PROGRAM INTAKES

1

ACCREDITATION

Deadlines

   Rounds                     Deadline Dates
   Round 1                  2nd November 2018
   Round 2                  11th January 2019
   Round 3                   5th April 2019

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Application Information

Application Documents

  • Transcripts of your previous institution
  • An official copy of your degree certificate
  • Online application form
  • 500 word Personal Statement
  • GMAT/GRE score
  • One page CV
  • 2 Letter of Recommendations; one academic & one professional
  • IELTS, TOEFL, Cambridge CPE, CAE or PTE Academic score (for some international students)
  • Application fee 125 USD, nonrefundable, but can be waivered.

Application Essays

The SBS MFE application comprises of just one motivation letter. One of the top universities in the world, Oxford is the dream school for thousands of applicants, each of whom will submit stellar application essays. So make sure yours is top notch.

Saïd Business School Application Essay


Question 1 (5
00 words)

‘How do you hope to see your career developing over the next five years?  How will the MSc in Financial Economics assist you in the development of these ambitions?’ (Maximum of 500 words)