Philanthropic support

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Philanthropy is key to enabling Oxford Saïd to advance as one of the world’s leading business schools.

The School has identified four core areas for philanthropic support: 

  • Faculty and Research
  • Scholarships
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Global Leadership Centre

If you are an alumnus, you will appreciate the value of our educational opportunities and widening access to the School's programmes. Our alumni make a significant contribution to the work of the School through the Alumni Annual Fund (AAF).

Business success now requires not only flair but expertise and professionalism of the highest order - which this School can supply. Business education has to move beyond its conventional boundaries and Oxford is well placed to achieve this. This School is an institution built on rocks, not sand.

Wafic Saïd

Principal benefactor and founder of Saïd Business School

Architect's mock-up of revamped power station

Global Leadership Centre

Global leadership centre artists impression

A new landmark at the heart of Oxford.

The redevelopment of the Osney Power Station creates an exceptional opportunity for the Saïd Business School as we continue to train the next generation of leaders to lead with purpose.


Our scholarships ensure that the very best students can access our programmes.

This scholarship programme is helping many people that would never think to go to Oxford. We appreciate EY’s investment in education and we do not take it for granted. We have started, and shall continue, applying the knowledge from the course to the benefit of our societies and communities.

Joaquim Cudiana

2017 EY Scholar

Teaching and research

A great education begins with great educators – inspiring lecturers and ground-breaking researchers who want to make a difference in the lives of Saïd Business School students and the wider business community.

Our research and faculty are at the forefront of their fields, providing powerful insights that are critical to the growth and future success of businesses and organisations worldwide.


Foundry modern space

Entrepreneurship is at the heart of our teaching at the business school.

We also have dedicated resources:

  • The Oxford Foundry is open to all potential entrepreneurs across the University of Oxford.
  • Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship is an internationally renowned social impact centre.
  • Entrepreneurship Centre supports and enables our students.

Introduction to the Foundry

Oxford Foundry

Recognising our benefactors

Wafic Saïd bust and plaque

We would not exist without the generosity and vision of our benefactors and we endeavour to meet the philanthropic objectives of all our donors, no matter how diverse their interests. Uniting them all is the desire to have a lasting, powerful impact with a tangible outcome.

Other themes that recur include the desire to inspire innovation, create change and power the potential attracted to the University. Our benefactors wish to leave a legacy that promotes social good around the world.