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Management Studies

The Saïd Business School operates a separate admissions process to other Oxford graduate programmes.

Please visit the Saïd Business School website for full details of all programmes below, including how to apply.

Research programme

The Oxford University Doctoral programme at the Saïd Business School offers high-calibre management researchers the chance to work closely with faculties at the forefront of their fields, to be part of a vibrant research community, and to benefit from the resources and reputation of Oxford University.

The SBS is a young school in an ancient university, but it has already generated outstanding research strengths in many areas, including:

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Management Science
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Strategy, Entrepreneurship and International Business

The subjects of research at the SBS are diverse, ranging from the automotive, aerospace and telecommunications industries to professional service firms, the health service and the public sector.


Taught programmes


A one-year top ranked MBA course comprising an intensive series of stimulating lectures, energetic seminars and small group work, which can take students anywhere in the world.

Executive MBA

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

MSc in Financial Economics

A full-time nine-month programme that provides outstanding training in the tools of financial economics sought by financial institutions, companies and public organisations.

The MSc in Financial Economics combines a rigorous academic core with tailored practical applications, designed in consultation with leading financial recruiters. 

MSc in Major Programme Management

The Oxford Masters in Major Programme Management is an intellectually rich, part-time programme. Informed by cutting edge research and grounded in the best of international practice, this specialised masters combines the highest standards of academic rigour with a practical approach to managing large-scale, complex and transformational programmes.

How to Apply

For information relating to the above programmes of study and how to submit your application, please visit the Said Business School website.

Academic 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 at the heart of the School has more than 30 public PCs and 100 networked study desks, a collection of course texts and general reading material spread over two well-appointed floors, and an impressive array of powerful electronic databases covering business, management and adjacent fields.

Specialist research centres at the SBS 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 BT Centre for Major Programme Management, Novak Druce Centre for Professional Service Firms, and Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship, amongst many others.

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 students to develop their networking skills, assists them to produce excellent CVs, and ensures they are prepared for anything the job market can throw at them.

Students 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 (OBA) Network, 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.

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Academic staff

Academic staff profiles on the SBS website External link


Main areas of research interests

Research interests on the SBS website External link



As part of the University's new ESRC-funded Doctoral Training Centre, the Saïd Business School's doctoral programme and MSc in Financial Economics are ESRC-recognised


Each year the School will have one or more ESRC studentships open to applicants


Funding information is available via the Saïd Business School website:

Selection criteria

Details of the selection criteria used to assess applicants are available via the Saïd Business School website:

English language requirements

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Number of applicants
Research degrees


Taught degrees


Number of places offered
Research degrees


Taught degrees

345 (full-time), 115 (part-time)

Statements of Provision

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