Executive Diplomas

Deliver unparalleled performance

Offering a deep dive into specialist areas also covered by the Oxford Executive MBA, our five postgraduate, master's-level Executive Diploma programmes are designed for experienced professionals to refine their advanced expertise and drive superior performance.

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

The Oxford Executive Diplomas centre on five specialisms, honing in on 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

To you

  • Gain an accredited, master’s-level University of Oxford qualification
  • Expand your global professional network
  • Study part-time and immediately apply your learnings
  • Learn from world-leading faculty
  • Access the latest research and insights
  • Join one of the world’s most prestigious alumni networks
  • Benefit from associate membership of an Oxford college
  • Enjoy other exclusive Oxford benefits

 

To your organisation

  • 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 Oxford experiences. These include: 

  • Dinners with your cohort at historic Oxford colleges 
  • An Oxford Union-style debate 
  • Executive insights sessions to enrich your learning
  • Executive impact workshops to help you elevate your presence
  • Social events such as punting, college visits and walking tours 
  • Associate college membership 
  • Membership of the prestigious University of Oxford alumni network and Oxford Business Alumni (OBA) Network
  • A traditional Oxford end-of-course celebration event with family and friends

A pathway to Oxford's Executive MBA

Whilst the Executive Diplomas are stand-alone postgraduate qualifications, the programmes also offer a route towards the Oxford Executive MBA. Should diploma participants choose to pursue the Executive MBA, and gain a place on the programme, they will receive exemptions from four module assessments, as well as a fee reduction. Attendance will be required at all modules, regardless of assessment exemption.

Upcoming events

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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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We are pleased to offer a variety of prestigious awards to recognise outstanding talent across our diploma community.

Corporate discount

Are there colleagues within your organisation who could benefit from enrolling on an Oxford Executive Diploma?

We are pleased to offer a discount to organisations that enrol multiple employees on to any of our Executive Diplomas:

  • 10% fee reduction: when you enrol two employees
  • 20% fee reduction: when you enrol more than two employees

These discounts are subject to successful application and are applicable to any Executive Diploma programme starting in 2024.

Elevate your organisation’s skills, knowledge and impact, whilst maximising your budget.

Terms and conditions apply, speak to Hannah Longford, Associate Director of Recruitment and Admissions to find out more.

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