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Oxford 1+1 MBA programme

Oxford 1+1 MBA programme

About the Oxford 1+1 MBA Programme

The challenge

We live in momentous times. Our society as a whole has never been more prosperous. Yet despite the last century’s many impressive and far-reaching advances, we still face many challenges such as poverty, inequality, economic and social instability, over population and climate change. These challenges call for dynamic, visionary and highly-capable leaders, committed to addressing complex challenges through intelligent, well-developed management skills.

The solution

The most effective leaders are able to use a broad understanding of management to translate specific domain knowledge into practical and innovative outcomes.

Here, at Saïd Business School, future leaders are studying how successful organisations appreciate the written and unwritten rules of the game, and how they create new rules through innovation, entrepreneurship and social enterprise.

1+1 MBA = Depth + Breadth

The Oxford 1+1 MBA is a unique, two-year postgraduate 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, we are partnering with nine other University of Oxford departments to link a diverse selection of MSc programmes to our 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:

  • 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
  • Upon completion you will be identified by employers as having detailed subject knowledge, combined with highly developed delivery skills.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should complete the online Oxford 1+1 MBA application, selecting 1+1 under the programme of interest, and must also apply to the MSc of your choice (according to departmental application deadlines)

1+1 Partnering Departments

The following University of Oxford departments currently partner with us on the 1+1 MBA, and more departments are in the process of being added. Please continue to check back for the most up-to-date information.

Centre for Criminology

  • MSc Criminology and Criminal Justice

Department of Computer Science

  • MSc in Computer Science

Department of Education

  • MSc Education (Child Development and Education)
  • MSc Education (Comparative and International Education)
  • MSc Education (Higher Education)
  • MSc Education (Learning and Technology)

Department of Sociology

  • MSc in Sociology

Department of Social Policy and Intervention

  • MSc in Comparative Social Policy
  • MSc in Evidence-Based Social Intervention and Policy Evaluation

School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography

  • MSc in Social Anthropology*
  • MSc Visual, Material and Museum Anthropology*
  • MSc Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology*
  • Msc Migration Studies*

Oxford Internet Institute

  • MSc in Social Science of the Internet

School of Geography and the Environment

  • MSc in Biodiversity, Conservation and Management 
  • MSc in Environmental Change and Management 
  • MSc in Nature, Society and Environmental Governance
  • MSc in Water Science, Policy and Management 

School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies

  • MSc African Studies 
  • MSc in Contemporary Chinese Studies 
  • MSc in Contemporary India
  • MSc in Modern Japanese Studies
  • MSc Latin American Studies 
  • MSc Russian and East European Studies 

Faculty of History

  • MSc Economic and Social History

*Participation is subject to divisional approval.

Start your application

Start your application or continue with an existing one

Attend an event

We host a series of open days, information events and MBA fairs that give you in-person opportunities to learn more about the Oxford MBA and 1+1 MBA programmes.

Virtual Open Day

If you are unable to visit us in person, our virtual open day provides an opportunity for you to hear from faculty, staff, students and alumni about the programme and their experiences in Oxford.


Visit our YouTube channel to get a better look at what life is like for our students.

Request 1+1 info

Fill out the enquiry form and a member of our Admissions team will be in touch with you.