The School

Impact from within


Introduction to our school

Impact from within


Solving the world’s challenges is no longer the preserve of government; business has growing power, influence and responsibility. So, business needs leaders primed for that task. 

Our School is uniquely placed to answer the call; our commitment to excellence and our global network of alumni empower our students to shape industries, drive sustainability and uplift communities.

We develop future leaders, who go into business with purpose, and make real impact. This is mission critical, because only then can business make meaningful impact on the world – the kind of impact that helps address the most pressing issues of our day, from the climate crisis to the AI revolution. 

This proposition – transforming individuals, who transform businesses, which transform the world – is what we mean by impact from within. 

Impact of our programmes

Read about the huge impact studying at Oxford Saïd has had on our students careers.

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The way I see the bigger picture now has really benefitted what I'm doing, and how I'm continuing to influence the organisation and the wider group on the direction of a major programme.

Emma McDaid

Head of Project Management, Magnox Ltd, UK

World-class learning


Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford blends the best of new and old.

We are a young, vibrant and entrepreneurial business school deeply embedded in the world’s most prestigious university.

We deliver cutting-edge education and ground-breaking research that transform individuals, organisations, business practice and society.

We educate people for successful business careers and, as a community, we seek to harness our collective expertise and knowledge to help solve pressing global issues such as demographic change, natural resource scarcity and technological challenges.

Internationally renowned programmes

Our degree programmes and short executive education programmes seek to challenge traditional perspectives and produce powerful ideas.

We develop people who can analyse complex problems, devise pragmatic solutions and implement them as part of a team. Our alumni are some of the most desirable employees and leaders of the world's foremost organisations.

Our values

In our work, we are guided by a set of core values:


We challenge constructively, provoke thought, and influence and inspire others to develop.


We are stronger together. We are inclusive, approachable and value good communication.


We are caring, supportive, appreciative, embrace difference and value each other's opinions.



We are a community who believe in sustainable growth, and are responsible, principled and transparent.


We embrace and encourage change and innovation. We are creative, flexible and brave.


We are professional, focused and aligned, and have a responsibility to do the very best we can.