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Oxford 1+1 MBA

About the programme

The Oxford 1+1 MBA is a unique, two-year graduate experience that combines the depth of a specialised, one-year master’s degree with the breadth of a top-ranking, one-year MBA.

Through the 1+1 programme, Saïd Business School is partnering with 13 other University departments to link a diverse selection of master's courses to the MBA. As a result, graduates embark from Oxford armed with the skills to translate specific domain knowledge into sustainable and scalable solutions.

Benefits of the Oxford 1+1 MBA programme include:

  • training across disciplines, drawing upon the resources of a world-class university;
  • development of two complementary networks of peers and alumni through Oxford's collegiate experience; and
  • upon completion you will be identified by employers as having detailed subject knowledge, combined with highly developed delivery skills.

Applying to the 1+1 MBA

To be considered, interested candidates must apply to and meet the entry requirements for both the Oxford MBA and the partnering master's course of their choice according to departmental deadlines. More information about master's course application deadlines and entry requirements are available via the individual programme course pages listed below. Information about the MBA is available on the MBA course page.

When completing the online 1+1 MBA application via the Saïd Business School website, please make sure to select ‘1+1’ under the programme of interest. 

The Oxford-Pershing Square Graduate Scholarship is awarded to up to five 1+1 MBA students each year. The scholarship provides funding for tuition fees, college fees and living expenses for both the master's course and the MBA years of the 1+1 programme. In order to be considered, you must complete the Oxford MBA application (selecting 1+1 under the programme of interest) and apply to the partnering master's course of your choice by the January or March admissions deadlines (note that not all master’s courses accept applications beyond the January admissions deadlines). You must also include an essay addressing the scholarship application question with your MBA application. More information is available on the Oxford-Pershing Square Graduate Scholarship webpage.

Exceptionally, candidates already successfully admitted to or undertaking MSc, MSt or DPhil programmes within the University of Oxford that are not presently within the Oxford MBA 1+1 scheme may be eligible for consideration for the Oxford-Pershing Square Graduate Scholarship.

Candidates accepted to the 2017-19 1+1 programme will undertake their master's course during the 2017-18 academic year and their MBA during 2018-19.

Students enrolled on a partnering master's course for the 2016-17 academic year who are interested in the 1+1 programme can apply to join the 2016-18 1+1 cohort by submitting an Oxford MBA application in the current admissions cycle.

Partnering courses

The following full-time master's courses currently participate in the 1+1 MBA:

More departments and courses are in the process of being added to the 1+1 arrangement. Please check back regularly for updates.