Oxford Africa Business Alliance


A partnership between our students, alumni, faculty, and staff at Oxford Saïd, focused on driving our Africa Initiative.

The Africa Alliance provides a platform to stimulate a vigorous dialogue about business, investment and entrepreneurship in Africa. Through our faculty, 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. The Alliance was created to formalise and strengthen our Africa initiative, and to stimulate action in addition to generating ideas. It also brings African thought-leaders together to talk on the opportunities on the continent; and connects members with other African related networks and groups. 

The Continent is teeming with talent; and one of my goals is to attract the most diverse group of African MBA students that Oxford Saïd has ever had.

Chido Chigwedere

MBA Alumna

I am African, and Oxford was for me


Created by students of the Alliance to inspire and support future African Oxford MBA candidates


We are proud to have a diverse representation of African students in the 2023-24 MBA cohort


Africa representation


African students


African women


African nationalities





The Africa Alliance focuses on a range of activities including:

I am a proud African, passionate about the economic development of Africa & my aim is for the Alliance to be a collaborative initiative that brings together bright minds to discuss & unravel opportunities in business and entrepreneurship in Africa.

Tolulope Taiwo-Ashaju

MBA Student, Co-Chair 2022-23

Africa blog series

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Read advice from current African students about making the move to Oxford and their time with us.

I hope to assist in embedding and expanding the Africa initiative to ensure future African candidates receive the same or even better opportunities to be apart of the Oxford Saïd community.

Heena Nathoo

MBA Alumna

Sign up for our newsletter

You can sign up to our mailing list to receive our newsletters, invitations to events, and information on other Africa related activities.

Oxford Africa Business Forum


Business as a force for nation building

This year's forum will be held on 8 and 9 March 2024. It is centred on the integral role businesses play in national development. By creating jobs, driving innovation, and fostering economic growth, they are pivotal to the growth of states and must therefore work in partnership with governments and all relevant stakeholders in achieving national goals.

The forum will be delivered in-person with an opening gala dinner at one of Oxford University’s historic colleges followed by the day Forum at Oxford Saïd. All day sessions will be live-streamed.

Support for African MBA candidates – How to apply


Created by students of the Alliance to support African Oxford MBA applicants.

Our committee

Each year, we appoint a committee made up of Oxford MBA students with a passion for Africa. The 2023-24 committee is led and supported by staff and academics within the School, including the strategic advisor to the Alliance, Tammy Brophy.