Oxford Executive MBA

    • Full or part time
      Part time & On campus available
    • Course fees
    • Course Disciplines
      Business Human Resource Management - Other Change Management Marketing - Other Business & Management - Other Organisational Development Strategic Management International Business
    • Course Start
      September, January
    • Course Duration
      22 or 24 month options
    • MBA Program Type

    Course Description

    Global impact. Personal achievement. The Oxford Executive MBA.

    About the programme

    The Oxford Executive MBA reflects our global reputation for academic excellence, combined with an emphasis on practical problem-solving for business leaders. It is an intensive and unique transformational learning journey.  

    In an increasingly disrupted and uncertain global environment, we challenge you to explore the answers to complex business issues. You will learn, within a truly global perspective, how to innovate, how to lead and navigate change to transform your own business practice. 

    The Oxford Executive MBA is designed for busy working professionals. It offers a vibrant, global learning community of experienced peers, alumni, and faculty with diverse perspectives. Where else could you draw upon the expertise of so many highly experienced professionals to solve your own business challenges? This is a unique opportunity to exchange ideas and build an unrivalled network across sectors and functions with other leaders from around the world, while continuing to thrive in your career.

    If you are an intellectually curious leader who is ready to pause and reflect, seize new opportunities, and create an impact, we look forward to hearing from you.

     When you join this programme, you will:

    • be a part of a global exchange of ideas and knowledge, in the Oxford tradition
    • learn to make connections between decision-making processes within a complex organisation
    • analyse global complexity in depth, experiencing cultures first-hand through our international modules and electives
    • develop your leadership strategy in a complex global environment
    • learn how to think entrepreneurially through a group venture project

    Designed to be both intellectually challenging and practical, the programme consists of 15-17, week-long modules (depending on your choice of electives). These run approximately every five weeks to fit alongside your work commitments.

    You will study with participants from all over the world, from a wide range of sectors and organisations, allowing you to forge powerful connections.

    Benefits to you

    • Develop as a leader who understands global business challenges
    • Acquire a prestigious qualification without interrupting your career
    • Hear diverse international perspectives and forge enduring connections
    • Discuss new research and findings with University of Oxford academics

    By the end of the programme, you will be equipped with the skills to take your career to the next level.

    Contact your recruitment manager to find out more.

    Programme outline

    Corporate sponsorship

    Benefits to your organisation

    • Leaders enhance their skills to drive organisational performance
    • Develop high achievers in your business to retain top talent
    • Access a wealth of business networks and contacts globally

    Find out more about how to develop a business case for your organisation.

    Visit the Oxford Executive MBA page on the University of Oxford web site for more details!

    (Student Profile)

    Bosco Lai

    'EMBA is not just a programme – it is an experience and journey. The sessions and modules are meant to guide and enable us to broaden our views and thoughts, which in turn allow us to generate revolutionary objectives and big ideas. The Oxford platform (in which I broadly include the cohort, faculty, SBS, Foundry, Colleges, alumni network etc.) is so extensive that if we are determined, ideas can become reality.’

    (Student Profile)

    Peter Durante

    ‘I’ve been leveraging my time at Saïd to network with researchers across the university – from think tanks to cutting edge technical labs – which has added immediate value to my current role and for broader interests, opening up quite a few useful connections and future opportunities. For those that join the EMBA programme, I’d highly recommend exploring the wider academic/research
    community; this will certainly add value, but also help you deepen your long-term ties to this amazing place.’

    (Student Profile)

    Gemma Spence

    ‘The Executive MBA is already proving to be a true voyage of discovery and journey of a lifetime. I have met incredible and inspiring people. The cohort comes from different walks of life, in a wide range of industry backgrounds that fosters rich conversation and discourse. We are benefiting from the brilliant minds of the teaching staff, who challenge and provoke us
    to think bigger and bolder, all wrapped up within the world’s best university. I can already see the positive impact that the Executive MBA is having on my work and personal life. It’s allowing me to not only elevate my thinking but accelerate my understanding of business through a truly global view.’

    (Student Profile)

    Shaheryar Mian

    ‘I picked Oxford because I wanted to attend a university, not just a business school. At my college dinners, I would meet students and alumni from different walks of life, I would argue for or against controversial motions at the Oxford Union where authentic debate takes precedence over political correctness, and I would take pleasure in learning about the lives and successes of my classmates.’


    Scholarships for women - 3 Awards

    Two types of scholarships are available for exceptional female candidates at each intake of the Executive MBA programme.The Forté Foundation Fellowships for Women
    Saïd Business School is a proud member of the Forté Foundation, a non-profit consortium of major corporations and top business schools working together to launch women into fulfilling, significant careers through access to business education, opportunities, and a community of successful women.The Oxford Executive MBA Scholarships for Women in association with the 30% Club
    These scholarships aim to support female candidates of merit and to encourage an increase in women considering senior leadership roles.

    Value of Scholarship(s)

    50% of the total programme fee


    Selection criteria:
    - Academic achievement (Assessed through CV, transcripts, scholarship statement)
    - Professional achievement; in particular evidence of leadership, or leadership potential (Assessed through CV, scholarship statement)
    - A desire to inspire/act as a role model (Assessed through scholarship statement)
    - A readiness and enthusiasm to become a committed ambassador for the School, representing the School’s values, both whilst on the programme and beyond. (Assessed through scholarship statement)

    Application Procedure

    Candidates must submit a complete Executive MBA application and upload a supporting statement (maximum 400 words) in the 'Funding' section of the programme application form, addressing how you meet the scholarship selection criteria by the deadline to be considered.

    Further Information



    Director's Awards - 6 Awards

    Our Executive MBA Director’s Awards enable us to enhance the diversity of each EMBA cohort.Open to candidates who can effectively demonstrate how they will enhance the learning experience of the cohort through the diverse experience they have accumulated to date, these awards cover a portion of the course fees.

    Value of Scholarship(s)

    Up to £30,000


    All Executive MBA applicants are eligible. They will be selected according to the following:
    Academic excellence (candidates must be educated to degree level).
    How your background will enhance the diversity of the cohort. This could include experience in working across multiple sectors and regions especially emerging markets.
    How the programme will benefit your sector/region in the long-term.
    We welcome candidates from emerging markets or non-traditional backgrounds, such as (but not exclusively) voluntary charitable organisations, international organisations and military backgrounds.

    Application Procedure

    Candidates must submit a complete Executive MBA application and upload a supporting statement (maximum 400 words) in the 'Funding' section of the programme application by the deadline to be considered.

    The supporting statement must answer the following question:

    How will your background enhance the diversity of the Executive MBA cohort, and how will the programme benefit your sector/region in the long term?

    Further Information


    Entry Requirements

    This programme is for experienced senior executives educated to degree level or higher and who are proficient in English. Our students are seeking to challenge themselves intellectually and to advance their career prospects in an international environment. You will need at least five years' managerial experience and an undergraduate degree (ideally 2:1 or above) or equivalent professional qualification. Alternatively, you may be considered if you have a very strong fast-track employment history. You must also complete the GMAT (Graduate Management Admissions Test) or the GMAC Executive Assessment Test. Exemptions may be available for some highly experienced candidates.

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