The School

Introducing our school

Impact from within

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Solving the world’s challenges is no longer the preserve of government; business has growing power, influence, and responsibility. So, business needs leaders primed for that task. 

Our School is uniquely placed to answer the call; our commitment to excellence and our global network of alumni empower our students to shape industries, drive sustainability, and uplift communities.

We develop future leaders, who go into business with purpose, and make real impact. This is mission critical, because only then can business make meaningful impact on the world – the kind of impact that helps address the most pressing issues of our day, from the climate crisis to the AI revolution. 

This proposition – transforming individuals, who transform businesses, which transform the world – is what we mean by ïmpact from within

World-class learning

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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.

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.

Why Oxford Saïd?

We are a powerful business school that produces powerful ideas. You will be challenged to 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? 
  • How do we educate and energise a community that can address these huge issues?
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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.

Global Leadership Centre

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Just a few minutes walk from our main campus lies the former Osney Power Station.

We are developing this much loved building to be an inspirational Global Leadership Centre.

The space will provide an outstanding learning environment designed for the highest quality education. It will facilitate challenging conversations and practical innovation.

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

Respectful

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

 

Purposeful

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

Entrepreneurial

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

Excellence

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