About the course
The Oxford Executive MBA is a part-time, postgraduate modular programme designed to help senior professionals realise their potential whilst delivering international general management competence to their organisations.
This page describes the course that will run from September 2022 and January 2023. All information provided, including fees and additional costs, is specific to entry in the 2022-23 academic year. Information about the course that will run from January 2022 (the 2021-22 academic year) can be found in its Course Information Sheet . If it is still possible to apply for entry in the 2021-22 academic year, further information will be provided on the course page on the school's website.
The programme is delivered in 14 one-week core modules plus 2-4 elective weeks depending on the four elective subjects selected. The September intake is delivered in one-week modules over 24 months and the January intake is delivered in one-week modules over 21 months. Around an additional one or two months is required to complete assessment, meaning the course length totals 26 and 24 months respectively. There is no difference in content between the two intakes.
Core modules usually start on a Monday morning and end on a Friday evening. Elective modules and the overseas module will include weekends. During module weeks it is recommended that you stay in or near to Oxford. The courses are complemented by flexible study (reading, research, writing assignments) completed away from the business school. Courses are usually delivered in person/face-to-face. If appropriate/needed, up to three modules can be delivered online.
The programme is made up of:
- core courses, including one overseas course that offers you a comprehensive understanding of modern business. The overseas module is adapted yearly intake to intake
- elective courses, selected by you, including two overseas options designed to develop your individual skills and specialisations
- integrative projects, the Global Opportunities and Threats (GOTO) project and the Entrepreneurship Project, both done in teams, which draw together and apply themes and topics studied on the programme.
Throughout the programme, there will be a focus on leadership development including group and individual coaching sessions as well as sessions and workshops from the Career Development Team.
Saïd Business School's virtual learning platform and networks enable remote users to retrieve material for courses and project work, and access the library's electronic resources including programme reading lists and a collection of business intelligence databases.
Please note that this course is paperless. This means that paper handouts will not be provided for most of your courses. All presentations and most of the readings will be uploaded to our virtual learning environment. For pedagogical reasons this may be in advance of, just before or immediately after teaching sessions. Handouts will be provided for certain courses based on specific requirements, eg unreliable internet availability or where handouts operate more like a textbook than slides.
The allocation of graduate supervision for this course is the responsibility of the Saïd Business School and it is not always possible to accommodate the preferences of incoming graduate students to work with a particular member of staff.
The assessment regime is a combination of examinations, group and individual assignments. Assessment methods are tailored to most effectively achieve desired learning outcomes.
Careers Development Centre
Our goal is to help you prepare for a future career, whether in a new role or by maximising your impact in your current position, which meets your development aspirations, suits your skills, and fulfils your potential.
Our Careers Development Centre offers each Oxford Executive MBA student the following:
- a dedicated Executive MBA Careers Coach as well as access to a network of 40 specialist Industry Advisors
- expert careers advice including bespoke career workshops and skills sessions
- access to our online career management system, including job board and online resources and subscriptions
- industry sector discussions and guest speaker events
- Oxford Business Networks and Oxford Business Alumni Network activities, events and connections.
Saïd Business School Alumni Relations Team
The OBA Network is the School’s alumni community, which is open to students and alumni of our degree, diploma and open on-campus executive education programmes, plus other Oxonians from across the University that share an interest in business.
With over 24,000 members in 150 countries, the network offers an excellent opportunity to make useful business connections across different sectors and geographies including 23 city based OBA Chapter groups and 60 Ambassadors who provide an active regional alumni community. Members also receive invitations to in-person and online OBA events, plus access to benefits that will support lifelong learning and development.
Changes to this course and your supervision
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. The safety of students, staff and visitors is paramount and major changes to delivery or services may have to be made in circumstances of a pandemic (including Covid-19), epidemic or local health emergency. In addition, in certain circumstances, for example due to visa difficulties or because the health needs of students cannot be met, it may be necessary to make adjustments to course requirements for international study.
Where possible your academic supervisor will not change for the duration of your course. However, it may be necessary to assign a new academic supervisor during the course of study or before registration for reasons which might include illness, sabbatical leave, parental leave or change in employment.
Other courses you may wish to consider
If you're thinking about applying for this course, you may also wish to consider the courses listed below. These courses may have been suggested due to their similarity with this course, or because they are offered by the same department or faculty.
All graduate courses offered by the Saïd Business School
Information regarding the entry requirements for this course can be accessed at the following location:
The Saïd Business School is one of the most modern, state-of-the-art business schools in the world. Facilities include seven 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.
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.
The University expects to be able to offer around 1,000 full or partial graduate scholarships across the collegiate University in 2022-23. You will be automatically considered for the majority of Oxford scholarships, if you fulfil the eligibility criteria and submit your graduate application by the relevant December or January deadline. Most scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit and/or potential.
For further details about searching for funding as a graduate student visit our dedicated Funding pages, which contain information about how to apply for Oxford scholarships requiring an additional application, details of external funding, loan schemes and other funding sources.
Please ensure that you visit individual college websites for details of any college-specific funding opportunities using the links provided on our college pages or below:
Please note that not all the colleges listed above may accept students on this course. For details of those which do, please refer to the College preference section of this page.
Further information about funding opportunities for this course can be found on the school's website.
Total course fees for entry in September 2022 or January 2023
Total Course fees
Further details about fee status eligibility can be found on the fee status webpage.
Course fees cover your teaching as well as other academic services and facilities provided to support your studies. Unless specified in the additional information section below, course fees do not cover your accommodation, residential costs or other living costs. They also don’t cover any additional costs and charges that are outlined in the additional information below.
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.
Amount of deposit
Date by which deposit must be paid
|£14,820||30 days from the date on initial offer letter|
The department's website provides further information about deposits for this course.
There is currently one compulsory overseas module and two optional overseas electives. In relation to electives, participants cover all costs of travel and accommodation. In the case of the compulsory module, the school pays for accommodation and meals, but students pay their own travel. Please note that this course requires that you are primarily taught in Oxford, and you will need to incur travel and accommodation costs to attend the course if you do not live in the Oxford area.
In addition to your course fees, you will need to ensure that you have adequate funds to support your living costs for the duration of your course.
For the 2022-23 academic year, the range of likely living costs for full-time study is between c. £1,215 and £1,755 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. When planning your finances for any future years of study in Oxford beyond 2022-23, you should allow for an estimated increase in living expenses of 3% each year.
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.
All graduate students at Oxford belong to a department or faculty and a college or hall (except those taking non-matriculated courses). If you apply for a place on this course you will have the option to express a preference for one of the colleges listed below, or you can ask us to find a college for you. The Colleges section of this website provides information about the college system at Oxford, as well as factors you may wish to consider when deciding whether to express a college preference. Please note that ‘college’ and ‘colleges’ refers to all 45 of the University’s colleges, including those designated as Permanent Private Halls (PPHs).
For some courses, the department or faculty may have provided some additional advice below to help you to decide. Whatever you decide, it won’t affect how the academic department assesses your application and whether they decide to make you an offer. If your department makes you an offer of a place, you’re guaranteed a place at one of our colleges.
The following colleges accept students on the Executive MBA:
How to apply
Admission to this course is administered directly by the Saïd Business School. For further details about the course, its requirements, deadlines and how to apply, please see the course page on the Saïd Business School website (see How to Apply below).