Oxford MBA

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​A one year highly ranked MBA programme

Start date:

Duration:

  • 1 year

Time commitment:

  • Full time

Location:

  • Oxford

Cost:

  • £71,540

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

Experience Oxford through our students

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

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.

350

Class size (2021-22)

71

Nationalities

94%

International students

44%

Female

5 years

Average work experience

690

Median GMAT

Nationality breakdown

We have a truly international 2021/22 cohort, with 94% international students representing 71 nationalities.

  • Africa 11%
  • East Asia 10%
  • Europe 14%
  • Latin America & the Caribbean 8%
  • Middle East 4%
  • North America 24%
  • Oceania 3%
  • South Asia 17%
  • South East Asia 8% 

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, relocating to the UK with your spouse or family, 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

Start your application

Application deadlines

Applications for Oxford MBA class of 2023-24 are now open.

You need to submit your online application form with all application requirements by your chosen application deadline. 

Application deadlines for the Oxford MBA class of 2023-24:

  • Stage 1: Wednesday, 31 August 2022
  • Stage 2: Wednesday, 12 October 2022
  • Stage 3: Wednesday, 4 January 2023
  • Stage 4: Wednesday, 22 March 2023

Interview decisions

The admissions committee will review your complete application.

You will be notified on whether or not you have been short-listed for an interview for 2023-24 intake on the stage date below:

  • Stage 1: Wednesday, 28 September 2022
  • Stage 2: Wednesday, 9 November 2022
  • Stage 3: Friday, 27 January 2023
  • Stage 4: Wednesday, 12 April 2023

Final decisions

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 2023-24 will be emailed to all candidates on the final decision deadline of the stage in which you have applied below:

  • Stage 1: Wednesday, 26 October 2022
  • Stage 2: Wednesday, 7 December 2022
  • Stage 3: Wednesday, 8 March 2023
  • Stage 4: Wednesday, 17 May 2023

Scholarships

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

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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. You can also register for a one-on-one profile review with a member of our Recruitment and Admissions team.

 

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

Through recruitment activities, expert guidance and the talent development programme, your dedicated careers service will prepare you to compete for jobs and enable you to build relationships with potential employers through employer school visits and networking events.

Our most recent employment report for the Oxford MBA 2018-19 cohort shows that 95% of our students were employed within 3 months of graduating, with 51% of the class securing employment in the UK and Europe. Graduates went on to work at organisations in 35 countries around the world. 

Student experiences

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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.

Colleges

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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

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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

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

You can contact our Admissions and Recruitment team or alternatively, register for an upcoming event.