Oxford MBA

Prepare to make an impact

Start date: September 2025


  • 1 year

Time commitment:

  • Full time


  • Oxford


  • £83,770

About the programme

Oxford University has a rich tradition of developing leaders.

Our Masters of Business Administration (MBA) programme builds on this legacy, providing you with a solid foundation in core business principles while developing a broadened mindset and understanding of the role of business in society. You will be challenged to delve deep into the areas that interest you most and gain the strategic skills and insight to lead a successful, purposeful career.

The programme exposes you to:

  • a global connected network
  • a diverse student group
  • diverse career opportunities
  • thought leaders
  • a rigorous academic experience

Driving impact from within

What you will learn

Academic curriculum

Fundamental skills

  • Develop your ability to think logically, laterally and independently
  • Build fundamental skills through the core courses
  • Shape and define your career goals through industry specific electives
  • Empower yourself to become a global leader

Real-world skills

  • Teamwork
  • Leadership
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Conflict management
  • Negotiation
  • Strategy building


Class profile (2023-24)

The class represents a breadth of diversity, a multiplicity of perspectives and expertise, along with a willingness to interchange ideas and concepts. We seek professionals from a range of industries, from finance to consulting, and tech to healthcare.


Class size




International students



6 years

Average work experience


Median GMAT

Nationality breakdown

We had a truly international 2023-24 cohort, with 97% international students representing 63 nationalities.

  • Africa 11%
  • East Asia 15%
  • Europe 11%
  • Latin America & the Caribbean 3%
  • Middle East 5%
  • North America 12%
  • Oceania 5%
  • South Asia 23%
  • South East Asia 14% 

Your community

The diverse and vibrant Saïd Business School and wider Oxford community is here to support you through every step. Whether you're coming from a military background, moving to the UK for the first time, or interested in joining supportive networks, our community will help you feel at home.

Who are we looking for?

Application requirements

Who you are

  • Strong professional experience
  • Background in varied and multicultural environments
  • Exceptional maturity and outstanding leadership
  • Ability to make insightful contributions to your class, based on your professional and personal experience
  • Strong academic foundation

What you need

  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent
  • Written supporting statement
  • Online assessment
  • Either a GMAT or GRE score
  • Professional experience with a minimum of two years work experience
  • An understanding of your career goals
  • English capability
  • Two references, either professional or academic
  • One page CV using this template as a guide


How to apply

Application deadlines

Applications for the class of 2025-26 will open from 1 August 2024. 

You will need to submit your online application form with all application requirements by your chosen application stage deadline. Being considered for a programme at Oxford is competitive. While you may submit your application for 2025 entry as part of any of the 5 application stages listed on this page, we recommend applying early. 

Application deadlines are:

  • Stage 1: Monday 2 September 2024
  • Stage 2: Tuesday 1 October 2024
  • Stage 3: Friday 1 November 2024
  • Stage 4: Monday 6 January 2025
  • Stage 5: Monday 3 March 2025

Final decisions

The admissions committee will review your completed application. We will tell you whether or not you have been shortlisted for an interview after applications have closed for the stage you have applied in. 

After all interviews have been conducted, the admissions committee will decide which candidates will receive an offer to join the MBA programme.

Final decisions for 2025-26 will be emailed to all candidates by the final decision deadline, below, of the stage in which you have applied:

  • Stage 1: Friday 11 October 2024
  • Stage 2: Friday 8 November 2024
  • Stage 3: Friday 13 December 2024
  • Stage 4: Friday 28 February 2025
  • Stage 5: Friday 11 April 2025


Scholarships are available from Saïd Business School, Oxford University and Colleges, or external sources. 

We recommend applying early to maximise the number of scholarship opportunities for which you are considered. Additionally, some scholarships have fixed application deadlines. 

For the majority of Saïd Business School and Oxford University scholarships, only the standard course application is usually required. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you will be automatically considered.

Meet us


Learn more about the programme and our diverse community by attending an event and meeting our team, students, and alumni. We hold events here at Saïd Business School, overseas and online.

Check out our upcoming events to register for information sessions or MBA fairs in your nearest city, open days or campus visits here at the school, or virtual events such as webinars, Q&A sessions, taster lectures, and more.


Alumni feedback

I was attracted by the theoretical and practical approach of the MBA programme itself. The programme imparts skills to develop a business concept and implement it, all with a holistic view of business on an interlinked world stage.

Harriet Okwi Asiyo

MBA Student

Career development

Making a career change is often one of the most cited reasons for pursuing an MBA. Through coaching, talent development and employer engagement, we enable our students to develop, discover, articulate and take ownership of their career and professional development plans.

Our 2022-23 MBA cohort have excelled in securing a range of positions in 51 cities globally through both traditional and non-traditional career paths. They have achieved this by transitioning sectors, countries or function (88%) or by venturing into entrepreneurship. From a class of 311, 80% of students secured new roles, with an average salary increase of 9% to £91,198.

Student experiences


Read news and updates from our students and alumni as they reflect on their academic challenges and highlights, as well as opportunities presented to them through the programme. Gain insights into MBA life, Saïd Business School life, and college life, as well as get a behind the scenes look at what being a postgraduate student in Oxford entails.



You will belong to one of the University’s 39 autonomous colleges. Each has a self-governing academic community of students and faculty with its own distinctive history and identity.

The collegiate system allows you to connect with students from other disciplines. Your college will provide you with the chance to establish a new circle of friends, access to a range of varied social and sporting activities, and opportunities to participate in a lively intellectual community.

Oxford 1+1 MBA


The Oxford 1+1 MBA programme is a unique opportunity for talented individuals to combine a Master's degree from selected Oxford University departments with our one-year MBA.

This powerful joint degree allows you to gain deep knowledge and expertise in your specialist fields, as well as developing a comprehensive understanding of business, exceptional leadership skills and practical experience.

Connect with us

Browse our FAQs page for more information on a variety of topics. 

You can also contact our admissions and recruitment team or register for an upcoming event.