Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) | University of Oxford
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Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA)

About the course

A part-time modular programme designed to help senior professionals realise their potential whilst delivering international general management competence to their organisations.

The Oxford Executive MBA is delivered in 16 one-week modules over a total study period of 21 months starting in January and September of each year. Modules start on a Monday morning and end on a Friday evening. The programme is made up of:

  • nine core modules that offer you a comprehensive understanding of modern business
  • six to eight elective modules designed to develop your individual skills and specialisations, selected by you
  • integrative modules, including a group entrepeneurship project, which draw together and apply themes and topics studied on the programme
  • two core international courses and one elective delivered overseas in key global markets
  • individual coaching sessions and a leadership development focus throughout.

Throughout the programme, you will have full access to Saïd Business School's intranet which enables remote users to retrieve valuable material for core modules and project work, and access the library's electronic resources including programme reading lists and a collection of business intelligence databases.

You will be required to attend 16 modules, two of which take place overseas. The assessment regime is a flexible combination of examinations, group and individual assignments, and class participation. Teachers will be encouraged to tailor assessment methods to most effectively achieve the desired learning outcomes. Assessment will be performed at the end of each course. If you fail to achieve the required standard you will have an opportunity to resubmit the assessments.

Graduate destinations

Careers Service

Whether you want to get a top job in banking, consulting or industry, become an entrepreneur, or pursue a career in academia, the school’s careers service can help you achieve your goals.

The careers service provides interview training, helps you to develop your networking skills, assists you in producing excellent CVs and ensures you are prepared for anything the job market can throw at you.

You will also have access to a select group of sector consultants who have experience of working for leading firms across a broad range of sectors including management consulting, finance, high tech, new ventures, media and communications, and diversified industry.

Saïd Business School Alumni Relations Office

The Oxford Business Alumni Network (OBA), the official alumni network of the University of Oxford Saïd Business School, was established in 1998 to provide a focus for Oxonians who have a special interest in the world of business. There are more than 12,000 OBA Network members living in 129 countries across the globe. The OBA Network is overseen by the Saïd Business School Alumni Relations Office.

Changes to the course

The University will seek to deliver this course in accordance with the description set out in this course page. However, there may be situations in which it is desirable or necessary for the University to make changes in course provision, either before or after registration. For further information, please see our page on changes to courses.

Entry requirements for entry in 2017-18

Information regarding the entry requirements for this course can be accessed at the following location:

SBS Executive MBA entry requirements

Resources

The Saïd Business School is one of the most modern, state-of-the-art business schools in the world. Facilities include four horseshoe-style lecture theatres where most classes take place and a 300 seat lecture theatre opened by Nelson Mandela in 2002 to cater for larger-scale lectures and events.

A key feature of the building is the provision of informal working areas. There are numerous open spaces throughout, including cloistered walkways and a large internal courtyard, all of which help to foster interaction between students, faculty and visitors.

The Sainsbury Library is Saϊd Business School’s own dedicated resource. This state-of-the-art facility is spacious and fully equipped with desk space, wireless and networked computers, printers and copiers. Experienced library staff are available for advice and can help you use advanced search tools to carry out research for course projects and theses.

Specialist research centres at the Saïd Business School mirror the knowledge-intensive end of a creative economy. They are helping particular sectors to wrestle with the challenges they face and to discover new directions through research. These centres include the Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation and Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship, amongst many others.

Funding

There are over 1,000 full graduate scholarships available across the University, and these cover your course and college fees and provide a grant for living costs. If you apply by the relevant January deadline and fulfil the eligibility criteria you will be automatically considered. Over two thirds of Oxford scholarships require nothing more than the standard course application. Use the Fees, funding and scholarship search to find out which scholarships you are eligible for and if they require an additional application, full details of which are provided.

A number of Research Council awards are available each year from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) (further details will be announced in October 2016), the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), and Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).

Costs

Fees for entry in January 2017

Fee status

Tuition fee

College fee

Total Course fees

Home/EU
(including Islands)
£69,160£2,934£72,094
Overseas£69,160£2,934£72,094

The fees shown above are the total tuition and college fees for this course for entry in January 2017 (Hilary Term of the 2016-17 academic year). Tuition and college fees are payable for the duration of your fee liability (your fee liability is the length of time for which you are required to pay tuition and college fees).

Deposits

If your application is successful, you will be asked to pay a deposit against your course fees at the application stage as a condition of your offer. The deposit amount and date by which payment must be made are shown below.

Fee status

Amount of deposit

Date by which deposit must be paid

Home/EU
(including Islands)
£10,814.10Approximately 30 days after an offer is made
Overseas£10,814.10

The department's website provides further information about deposits for this course.

For more information about tuition fees, college fees and fee liability, please see the Fees section of the website.

Fees for entry in September 2017

Fee status

Tuition fee

College fee

Total Course fees

Home/EU
(including Islands)
£72,620£3,022£75,642
Overseas£72,620£3,022£75,642

The fees shown above are the total tuition and college fees for this course for entry in September 2017 (Michaelmas Term of the 2017-18 academic year). Tuition and college fees are payable for the duration of your fee liability (your fee liability is the length of time for which you are required to pay tuition and college fees).

Deposits

If your application is successful, you will be asked to pay a deposit against your course fees at the application stage as a condition of your offer. The deposit amount and date by which payment must be made are shown below.

Fee status

Amount of deposit

Date by which deposit must be paid

Home/EU
(including Islands)
£11,333Approximately 30 days after an offer is made
Overseas£11,333

The department's website provides further information about deposits for this course.

For more information about tuition fees, college fees and fee liability, please see the Fees section of this website. EU applicants should refer to our dedicated webpage for details on the impact of the result of the UK referendum on its membership of the European Union.

Additional information

There are two compulsory overseas modules in India and China and one (potentially two by 2017-18) overseas electives. In relation to electives, participants cover all costs of travel and accommodation. In the case of compulsory modules, the School pays for accommodation and meals from fees, but students pay their own airfares. This model is typical for this kind of programme.  

Living costs

In addition to your tuition and college fees, you will need to ensure that you have adequate funds to support your living costs for the duration of your course.

For the 2017-18 academic year, the range of likely living costs for full-time study is between £1,002 and £1,471 for each month spent in Oxford. Full information, including a breakdown of likely living costs in Oxford for items such as food, accommodation and study costs, is available on our Living costs page. If you are studying part-time your living costs may vary depending on your personal circumstances but you must still ensure that you will have sufficient funding to meet these costs for the duration of your course.

How to apply

Admission to the Executive MBA is administered directly by the Saïd Business School. To apply and for further details about the course, its requirement and deadline(s), please see the SBS webpage on how to apply for the Executive MBA.

Apply via SBS