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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 16 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.

Candidates accepted to the 2022-24 MBA 1+1 programme will undertake their master's course during the 2022-23 academic year and their MBA during the 2023-24 academic year.


For information about supervision, please see both the MBA course page and the course page of the partnering master’s course.


Candidates receive individual awards for each of the two programmes. Please see both the MBA course page and the course page of the partnering master’s course for details of how each are assessed.

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.

For further information please see our page on changes to courses and the provisions of the student contract regarding 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.

Partnering courses

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

Entry requirements for entry in 2022-23

To be considered, interested candidates must:

  • apply for the partnering master's course of their choice before the deadline shown on its course page;
  • apply for the MBA in the same admissions cycle and by the January MBA stage deadline shown on the Saïd Business School's website; 
  • meet the entry requirements for the partnering master's course that are shown on the relevant course page; and 
  • meet the entry requirements for the MBA that are shown on the Saïd Business School's website.  


Resources available to support study of the master's course

For information about the resources available to support your study, please refer to the course page of your chosen partnering master's course. 

Resources available to support study of the MBA

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.


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.

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.


For information about costs for the 1+1 programme, please refer to the course pages of both your chosen partnering master's course and the MBA. Candidates accepted to the 2022-24 MBA 1+1 programme will undertake their master's course during the 2022-23 academic year and their MBA during the 2023-24 academic year. Please note that the MBA course page shows the costs for the 2022-23 academic year and that fees will usually increase annually. For details, please see our guidance on likely increases to fees and charges.

College preference

For information about accepting colleges, please refer to the course pages of both your chosen partnering master's course and the MBA.  

How to apply

To be considered, interested candidates must meet the conditions shown under the entry requirements and apply for both the partnering master's course and the MBA in the same application cycle.

If you are currently enrolled on a partnering master's course in the 2021-22 academic year and are interested in the 1+1 programme, you can apply to join the 2022-23 MBA cohort by submitting an MBA application before the deadlines close for admission to the 2022-23 class.

Applying to the master's course

Please refer to the course page of your chosen master's course for details about the course, its requirements, deadline(s) and how to apply.

Applying to the MBA

Admission to the MBA is administered directly by the Saïd Business School. Please see the admissions process information on the the Saϊd Business School website for further details about the MBA, its requirements, deadline(s) and how to apply. When completing the online 1+1 MBA application via the Saïd Business School website, please make sure you select ‘1+1’ under the programme of interest.

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