Oxford MBA

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​A one year highly ranked MBA programme

Start date:


  • One year starting in September

Time commitment:

  • Full time


  • Oxford


  • £59,490

Welcome to the MBA at Oxford University

Oxford students

Oxford University has a rich tradition of developing leaders. Our MBA programme builds on this legacy, providing you with a solid foundation in core business principles while developing a broadened mindset and understanding of the role of business in society. You will be challenged to delve deep into the areas that interest you most and gain the strategic skills and insight to lead a successful, purposeful career.

The programme exposes you to:

  • a global connected network
  • a diverse student group
  • diverse career opportunities
  • thought leaders
  • a rigorous academic experience

Experience Oxford through our MBA students

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What you will learn

Academic curriculum

Fundamental skills

  • Develop your ability to think logically, laterally and independently
  • Build fundamental skills through the core courses
  • Shape and define your career goals through industry specific electives
  • Empower yourself to become a global leader

Real-world skills

  • Teamwork
  • Leadership
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Conflict management
  • Negotiation
  • Strategy building


Class profile

The class represents a breadth of diversity, a multiplicity of perspectives and expertise, along with a willingness to interchange ideas and concepts. We seek professionals from a range of industries, from finance to consulting, and tech to healthcare.


Class size (2019-20)




International students



5 years

Average work experience


Median GMAT

Nationality break-down


We have a truly international MBA cohort, with 95% international students representing 64 nationalities.

  • Africa: 13%
  • East Asia: 14%
  • Eastern Europe: 1%
  • Latin America & The Caribbean: 8%
  • Middle East: 3%
  • North America: 25%
  • Oceania: 4%
  • South Asia: 14%
  • South East Asia: 7% 
  • Western Europe: 11% 

Who are we looking for?

Application requirements

Who you are

  • Strong professional experience
  • Background in varied and multicultural environments
  • Exceptional maturity and outstanding leadership
  • Ability to make insightful contributions to your class, based on your professional and personal experience
  • Strong academic foundation

What you need

  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent
  • Written supporting statement
  • Online assessment
  • Either a GMAT or GRE score
  • Professional experience with a minimum of two years work experience
  • An understanding of your career goals
  • English capability
  • Two references, either professional or academic
  • One page CV using this template as a guide


Applying for the MBA

How to apply

Application deadlines

You need to submit your online application form and application requirements by your chosen application deadline for the 2020-21 class:

Stage 1: 6 September 2019

Stage 2: 1 November 2019

Stage 3: 10 January 2020

Stage 4: 3 April 2020

Interview decisions

The admissions committee will review your complete application. You will be notified on whether or not you have been short-listed for an interview on the stage date below:

Stage 1: 20 September 2019

Stage 2: 15 November 2019

Stage 3: 31 January 2020

Stage 4: 24 April 2020

Final decisions

After all interviews have been conducted, the admissions committee will decide which candidates will receive an offer to join the MBA programme. Final decisions will be emailed to all candidates on the final decision deadline of the stage in which you have applied below:

Stage 1: 18 October 2019

Stage 2: 13 December 2019

Stage 3: 20 March 2020

Stage 4: 29 May 2020

Attend an event

attend an event

We host events around the world, on-campus, and online. Learn more about the Oxford MBA and our diverse community by attending one of our information sessions, lectures, MBA fairs and forums, one-to-one consultations, open days or campus visits.

I was attracted by the theoretical and practical approach of the MBA programme itself. The programme imparts skills to develop a business concept and implement it, all with a holistic view of business on an interlinked world stage.

Harriet Okwi Asiyo

MBA Student

Career development

Latest employment report

Through recruitment activities, expert guidance and the talent development programme, your dedicated careers service will prepare you to compete for jobs and enable you to build relationships with potential employers through employer school visits and networking events. Our most recent employment report for the Oxford MBA 2017-18 cohort shows that 92% of our students were employed within 3 months of graduating with 54% of the class securing employment in Europe. Graduates went on to work at organisations in 34 countries around the world.

Your community

Find out more
Students in classroom

The diverse and vibrant Saïd Business School and wider Oxford community is here to support you through every step of your Oxford MBA journey. Whether you're coming from a military background, relocating to the UK with your spouse or family, or interested in joining supportive networks, our community will help you feel at home.

MBA Student Bloggers

Follow their journey

For an honest account of their year at Oxford, our students reflect on their academic challenges and highlights, as well as opportunities presented to them as their year on the Oxford MBA programme unfolds. Gain insights into College life and a behind the scenes look at what being a postgraduate student at Oxford entails.



Scholarships are available from Saïd Business School, Oxford University and Colleges, or external sources. We recommend applying early to maximise the number of scholarship opportunities for which you are considered. Additionally, some scholarships have fixed application deadlines. For the majority of Saïd Business School and Oxford University scholarships, only the standard course application is usually required. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you will be automatically considered.


Oxford building

As an Oxford MBA student, you will belong to one of the University’s 38 autonomous colleges, each a self-governing academic community of students and faculty with its own distinctive history and identity.

The collegiate system allows business school students to connect with students from other disciplines. Your college will provide you with the chance to establish a new circle of friends, access to a range of varied social and sporting activities and opportunities to participate in a lively intellectual community.

Connect with us

Let us know more about your background and interests to receive programme updates, event invitations, and our newsletter.

Alternatively, you could arrange to visit the school, meet one of our team and view our campus.