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Saïd Business School – University of Oxford - Executive MBA

Oxford University Executive MBA Program Structure

The 21-month Oxford University Executive MBA begins each year in January and September. Courses take place in 16 self-contained residential week-long modules, spaced over two years, as well as continuous e-learning throughout the program.


The Oxford University Executive MBA is comprised of nine core course modules, including Accounting, Analytics, Firms and Markets, Leadership Fundamentals and more. In addition, students will choose six-to-eight elective courses, which are more specific and in-depth topics in business. A group entrepreneurship project spans the program’s length, and allows students to put their theoretical coursework into practice.

Two core courses and one elective of the 16 modules will take place overseas, wherein students will visit and learn from industry leaders in those global markets. Also unique to Oxford’s MBA programs, the Global Opportunities and Threats Oxford, or GOTO, component challenges students to use their accumulating business acumen to address global issues.

Executive MBA Rankings

• Financial Times: 17
• The Economist: 7

Class Profile

With a class size of 70, the Oxford EMBA boasts students from 36 different countries. About 28 percent of students identify as female, and the average age is 37 (age range between 30-54-years old). Around 30 industry sectors are represented in the current class.

Career Statistics

The average starting salary of Oxford EMBA grads is currently £181,733.

Tuition, Scholarships, and Financial Aid

Tuition for the upcoming classes in Oxford University Executive MBA program will pay £87,000, which includes the membership fees for an Oxford college and the Oxford Union. Those enrolled in the September 2020 cohort will pay £91,350.

A limited number of EMBA Candidates who submit a complete application by a certain date are eligible for the Oxford Graduate Scholarships, supported by HEFCE.

These scholarships are given to graduates of the University of Oxford for prior academic performance, breadth and depth of work experience, and interpersonal and leadership skills.

Each of these scholarships is a 50 percent discount of the course fee. Besides these scholarships, there are also a few other awards, such as two awards solely for female students, a handful of Director Scholarships, and general University of Oxford scholarships.


Oxford University Executive MBA applicants should have at least five years of managerial experience. Like the full-time MBA, applicants must also have an undergraduate degree and appropriate test scores.

Applicants must complete the online application, which includes three essays, official academic transcripts, official GMAT (600-plus) or GMAC Executive Assessment (150-plus) scores (those with more than 10 years of management experience may be excluded from submitting GMAT/GRE scores upon request), a CV or résumé, two professional or academic letters of recommendation, and a £150 non-refundable application fee. If an applicant is not a native English speaker, score reports from TOEFL or IELTS are also required.

The school notes that a few select applicants may be exempt from submitting GMAT/GRE scores.

Application deadlines can be found here.

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