The School

Our vision

Saïd Business School

Welcome to Oxford Saïd

Peter Tufano

We aspire to be a world class business school community, embedded in this world-class University, tackling world-scale problems.

The talents and efforts of our faculty, students, alumni and staff have translated into accomplishments that demonstrate that we are achieving our aim. The people at Oxford Saïd are exceptional, not only as measured conventionally but in the depth of their character. Our ideas, produced through rigorous research, measurably is changing the way leaders think and act, and in so doing, helps makes businesses more effective and principled.

By bringing young and experienced leaders to Oxford Saïd, whether as undergraduates or MBAs, or as CEOs or Nobel laureates, we are at the centre of the most important issues of the day. 

World-class learning

Our history
Park End Street

Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford blends the best of new and old.

We are a young, vibrant, and entrepreneurial business school deeply embedded in the world’s most prestigious university.

We deliver cutting-edge education and ground-breaking research that transform individuals, organisations, business practice, and society.

We educate people for successful business careers and, as a community, we seek to harness our collective expertise and knowledge to help solve pressing global issues such as demographic change, natural resource scarcity and technological challenges.

We are a world-class business school community, embedded in a world-class university, tackling world-scale problems.

Internationally renowned programmes

Our degree programmes and short executive education programmes seek to challenge traditional perspectives and produce powerful ideas.

We develop people who can analyse complex problems, devise pragmatic solutions and implement them as part of a team. Our alumni are some of the most desirable employees and leaders of the world's foremost organisations.

Our vision and strategy

A powerful business school produces powerful ideas, and being an integral part of Oxford, we think expansively:

  • What are the rules of the game: how do written and unwritten rules affect the performance of business?
  • What types of organisations, whether high growth, high impact, or high scale, will fundamentally change the business landscape?
  • How do we map the trends that will define the future of business? 
  • And finally, how do we educate and energise a community that can address these huge issues?
Students in a lecture

More than a backdrop: Embedded in the University

University statue

Tourists see Oxford as a historic site, a movie set, a place to be visited. For our students, it’s home. Our degree students all have affiliations with one of the Colleges of Oxford. This is not only about fancy dinners, balls, and sporting events. Unlike schools which wall themselves off from their universities – if they are part of one, at Oxford, you will be confronted with different opinions that force you out of your comfort zone, speaking with amazing colleagues who study far-afield subjects, and who will challenge your thinking. You may be taught by faculty from other departments, or perhaps even study across departments, such as through our Oxford 1+1 MBA programme. The world and business are too big and too complex to be understood without appreciating the thoughts and expertise of others.

High aspirations, individually and collectively

We believe in developing business leaders who lead with purpose.

This involves both a high level of personal integrity, which we articulate in a set of core values that we aspire to live up to. Beyond that, we speak of 'tackling world-scale problems.' This audacious goal represents our responsibility to attempt to address the issues that will determine the world in which future generations will live.

Our values

In our work, we are guided by a set of core values:

Transformational

We challenge constructively, provoke thought, and influence and inspire others to develop.

Collaborative

We embrace and encourage change and innovation. We are creative, ambitious, flexible and brave.

Respectful

We are stronger together. We are inclusive, approachable, and value good communication.

 

Purposeful

We are a community who believe in sustainable growth, and are responsible, principled and transparent.

Entrepreneurial

We are caring, supportive, appreciative, embrace difference, and value each other's opinions.

Excellence

We are professional, focused and aligned, and have a responsibility to do the very best we can.

Annual Review

Annual Review cover 2017

Our review shares some of our accomplishments of 2016/2017. Read about some of the great things that we’ve achieved.