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.
The programme is delivered in 16 one-week modules over a total study period of 20-21 months starting in January 2020. Core modules start on a Monday morning and end on a Friday evening. Elective modules and overseas modules 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.
The programme is made up of:
- core courses, including two overseas courses that offer you a comprehensive understanding of modern business
- 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 core modules and project work, and access the library's electronic resources including programme reading lists and a collection of business intelligence databases.
The assessment regime is a combination of examinations, group and individual assignments. Assessment methods are tailored to most effectively achieve desired learning outcomes. Assessment will take place at the end of each course.
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 careers 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 Oxford Business Alumni (OBA) Network is the official alumni network of Saïd Business School University of Oxford. Overseen by the Saïd Business School Alumni Relations Team, the network was established in 1997 to provide a focus for Oxonians who share a common interest in business, ensuring an active network of emotionally and intellectually engaged alumni.
There are more than 20,500 OBA members living in over 149 countries from across both the school's programmes and the wider University. As part of this network there are 22 chapters and over 60 regional ambassadors across six continents, all offering an exciting variety of events from social gatherings to business-focused networking sessions.
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. 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 sabbatical leave, parental leave or change in employment.
For further information, please see our page on changes to courses.
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.
There are over 1,100 full or partial graduate scholarships available across the University. You will be automatically considered for over two thirds of Oxford scholarships, if you fulfil the eligibility criteria and submit your graduate application by the relevant January deadline, with most scholarships awarded on the basis of academic merit and/or potential. To help identify those scholarships where you will be required to submit an additional application, use the Fees, funding and scholarships search and visit individual college websites using the links provided on our college pages.
Total course fees for entry in January 2020
Total Course fees
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
|£13,050||Approximately 30 days after an offer is made|
The department's website provides further information about deposits for this course.
For more information about course fees and fee liability, please see the Fees section of this website. EU applicants should refer to our dedicated webpage for details of the implications of the UK’s plans to leave the European Union.
There are currently two compulsory overseas modules and two optional 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, 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 2019-20 academic year, the range of likely living costs for full-time study is between c. £1,058 and £1,643 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 2019-20, 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.
The following colleges accept students on the Executive MBA:
How to apply
Admission to the Executive MBA is administered directly by the Saïd Business School. For further details about the course, its requirements, its deadlines and how to apply, please see the course page on the Saïd Business School website (details can be found under Further information and enquiries).