Executive Diplomas

Deliver unparalleled performance

Aligned with the Oxford Executive MBA, our five postgraduate, master’s-level Executive Diploma programmes are designed for experienced professionals to make an immediate impact in their organisations and drive superior performance.

Delivered in a part-time format of four, four-day modules taught in Oxford over one year, the diploma programme format enables busy executives to continue with their full-time work commitments without compromising on the learning experience.

Our diploma programmes centre on five specialisms, offering a deep dive into both the academic theory behind current organisational and global challenges and the practical approaches through which to navigate them successfully.

I secured a new job with a scaling FinTech – a career move that I have been targeting for seven years. Achieving this ambition can be directly attributed to my experiences and learnings from the Diploma in Strategy and Innovation and my cohort.

Alastair Pike

Head of Product Management, CellPoint Digital

Discover the Executive Diplomas

You will

  • Gain an accredited, master’s-level University of Oxford qualification upon successful completion
  • Expand your global professional network
  • Immediately apply your learnings whilst you study
  • Enrich your learning with our Executive Insights series
  • Enhance your presence as a senior leader with our Executive Impact workshops
  • Receive invites to exclusive events and top speaker sessions
  • Experience Oxford through various unique academic, cultural and social opportunities
  • Become part of one of the world’s most prestigious alumni networks
  • Benefit from associate membership of an Oxford college

Your organisation will

  • Retain and nurture top talent to support organisational development and succession planning
  • Benefit from participant diversity that encourages thinking beyond the bounds of individual organisations, geographies and sectors
  • Gain practical solutions to address their greatest challenges through the findings from your Final Integrative Assignment (FIA)

About you and your class

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You and your peers will be experienced professionals from around the world with an average of over 15 years’ work experience.

Executive Diploma participants are typically seeking to:

  • Advance their career
  • Deepen their specialist knowledge
  • Equip themselves with the practical tools for success
  • Gain a highly credible, academically rigorous qualification to credentialise their experience
  • Rapidly develop, launch and scale their ventures
  • Reflect on their experience and revitalise their approach

Typical class profile

42

participants

18

sectors represented

22

nationalities

41

average age

37%

female participants

The teaching and the lessons I’ve learned will stay with me, as will the friendships and connections. There’s still much to continue to digest, roll around, process, apply-learn-and-reapply around strategic thinking. What a wonderful thrill!

Abigail Stockham

General Radiation Oncologist, Mayo Clinic

The Oxford experience

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As an Executive Diploma participant, you will benefit from a variety of unique opportunities at Oxford. These include:

  • Programme dinners with your class at historic Oxford colleges
  • A class debate at the famous Oxford Union
  • Executive Insights sessions to enrich your learning
  • Executive Impact workshops to help you to elevate your presence 
  • Social events such as punting, college visits and walking tours
  • Associate Oxford college membership
  • Membership of the prestigious University of Oxford alumni network and Oxford Business Alumni (OBA) Network, upon successful completion of the programme
  • A pathway to study the Oxford Executive MBA, should participants wish to pursue this standalone qualification and be successful in their application
  • Traditional Oxford end-of-course celebration event with family and friends

Upcoming events

What's on at Oxford
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Discover that Oxford Saïd offers far more than just world-class teaching.

We are pleased to host a variety of events throughout the year, from thought-provoking research seminars to fireside talks, programme-specific taster lectures to coffee and conversation events.

With a range of online and in-person sessions, there’s something for everyone.

Scholarships and funding

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At Oxford Saïd, we are committed to supporting and promoting diversity and inclusion.

We offer one £10,000 Women’s Scholarship in each class which is designed to support the progression of talented women into senior roles.

We also offer two £10,000 Director’s Awards in each class. These are open to candidates who can effectively demonstrate how they will enhance the learning experience of the cohort through the diverse experiences they have accumulated to date.

This programme, this place, this campus will be a really formative part of the next 10-20 years of your life. Embrace the opportunities and pursue your ambitions, because Oxford Saïd is totally the right place to support you to do just that.

Hiba Sanduqa

Senior Director of Business Performance, Etisalat UAE