Teaching and research

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Powerful ideas

Our research addresses major topics and challenges in business and society.

You can help the School to continue attracting leading experts from around the world by funding new posts in academic areas where we are expanding our teaching and research, such as Real Estate and African Business. Support can take many forms, from endowing existing or new posts to funding researchers and career development fellows.


New posts

You can help the School to continue attracting leading experts from around the world by funding new posts in academic areas where we are expanding our teaching and research. We are seeking support for at least five years, which will provide an opportunity for the donor to name the professorship. Alternatively, we would welcome endowed funding that would ensure permanent expertise in these fields.


Real Estate

There has never been a full-time academic appointed to lead real estate teaching and research activities at Oxford. This is a unique opportunity to establish real estate as an area of serious academic enquiry within one of the world’s leading universities.


African Business

We are looking to establish a new post for an individual with a passion for teaching, research, and student enrichment, who will set a compelling research and teaching agenda and help the School deepen its professional networks across the continent. The successful candidate will also take a leading role in attracting excellent students from Africa and will help them to develop their skills and experience in the business environment.

Faculty post endowment

Decades after graduation, our alumni continue to remember the dedicated professors who helped them understand a difficult subject or find a path to personal and professional success. Those life-changing conversations continue to take place at Saïd Business School every day as our faculty members share their passion for knowledge and their commitment to our students.

Promote the creation of new knowledge

Transform the future of business research and teaching by endowing faculty posts in either finance or management studies.

Oxford Endowment Challenge Fund

The University has established the Oxford University Endowment Challenge Fund to encourage donors to support existing faculty posts. It will provide matched funding on a 2:1 ratio (£2 from a donor matched by £1 from University funds).

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Corporate partnerships

No business school should conduct research or teach current and future leaders without true industry collaboration and partnership.

We offer organisations with unique opportunities to contribute to and work with the exceptional research faculty and students at Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford.

Here are two examples:

The Oxford Future of Marketing Initiative

Professor Andrew Stephen brings together the brightest academic minds with high-level industry partners representing major brands, agencies, and technology companies. Together, they discuss, debate, and address the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for marketing in our increasingly digitised, socially interactive, and technologically complex world.


  • Allianz Insurance Plc
  • Facebook
  • General Assembly
  • Kantar Group
  • L’Oréal
  • Mobile Marketing Association
  • Nucleus Marketing Solutions
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Teradata
  • Twitter

The Oxford Future of Real Estate Initiative

Led by Professor Andrew Baum, this innovative approach to applied real estate research will create strong, lasting partnerships between academics and industry members. The initiative currently consists of a group of six leading businesses who support and engage in an ambitious programme of research at Oxford.

Our founding partners are:

  • Arcadis UK
  • Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
  • CBRE
  • The Crown Estate
  • EY
  • Nuveen Real Estate
  • Redevco
  • UBS

Oxford Impact Finance Initiative

The Oxford Impact Finance Initiative is currently in its fundraising stages.

The initiative aims to be the premier research, teaching and practice hub on impact finance in the world. It is comprised of a group of researchers who believe impact finance is a powerful force for good.