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Saïd Business School – University of Oxford

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 Business Complexity and Decision Making, Analytics, Firms and Markets, Financial Reporting, and more. In addition, students will choose 6-8 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.

Class Profile

The 67 students in this year’s Oxford University Executive MBA class have an average age of 37 and 14 years of work experience. Thirty-three percent are female, and the class collectively comes from 34 different nations.


The Career Development Centre provides support for students throughout their time at Oxford. Students in the EMBA program will be assigned to a career coach who they will meet with throughout their studies. Students will be able to take part in such programs networking events, career development workshops and guest speaker lectures, as well as have access to the school’s online career management system, which has a job board and various other tools.

Tuition and Fees

The upcoming classes in Oxford University’s Executive MBA program will pay £75,642, which includes the membership fees for an Oxford college and the Oxford Union.


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.

Admissions Procedures

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/GRE 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.

Application Deadlines

Applications are currently open for January 2018, but are not yet open for September 2018. There are five application deadline for the January term, the final one falling on October 30, 2017. Students are advised to apply early.

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