Our community

For over eight centuries, leaders from across the world, and from all spheres, have come to Oxford to study, to intellectually recharge, and to engage in important discussions. The remarkable community at the School continues this tradition.

Our community of academics, students, alumni, staff and friends is truly global and has representatives from all over the world and from different sectors. This makes the character of our community unique, with no single viewpoint or geography being dominant.

We are a diverse and global community of academics, researchers, students, entrepreneurs, executives and alumni, working together to help to transform the global business landscape.

Our faculty

Tim Jenkinson in action

Drawn from around the world to Oxford, our faculty produce outstanding and important research, both individually and as part of collaborative teams.

Our faculty’s work is influential, leading to changes in both business practice and public policy. We have expertise in all major areas, including finance, strategy, leadership, digital marketing, entrepreneurship, social innovation and entrepreneurship, business purpose, the management of large-scale infrastructure programmes and much more. 

Our 80+ faculty members bring diverse disciplinary backgrounds and cultural understandings to our classrooms, and a combination of academic and management oriented faculty complement one another to advance the thinking of young and experienced leaders.

Our students

MBAT winners

Our students are exceptionally talented and come from across the globe to study at Oxford.

At Oxford Saïd, everyone is a minority, with no nationality dominating in almost all of our programmes. Our students are excellent on all dimensions, from the classroom and beyond. They students have many opportunities to compete against other schools in academic, sporting and other competitions – and have demonstrated their sportsmanship and Oxford spirit. For example, our MBAs won the prestigious MBAT tournament for three years running. 

We work hard and play hard, but act with respect and grace.

Our alumni

As an Oxonian for life, School degree programme alumni also become members of the wider Oxford alumni community of more than 300,000.

We develop people who can analyse complex problems, devise pragmatic solutions and implement them working as part of a team. This makes our alumni some of the most effective employees and leaders for the world’s foremost organisations.

Our global community

We encourage an open and multidisciplinary approach. First and foremost, we seek to forge the closest connections with our counterparts throughout the University of Oxford, including through our degree programmes, joint research, the Oxford Foundry, the Seed Fund and more.

We also have strong links to business through our work in Executive Education, our research, our support of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses programme, as well as through student internships and projects. We connect with other academic institutions through our membership in the Global Network for Advanced Management, as well as through jointly offered programmes with schools including Harvard Business School, Guanghua School of Business at Peking University, HEC and others.

Women at Oxford Saïd

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Creating a climate of change

Gender equality in both the workforce and education is crucial for ensuring future success. We are working to increase female representation across our programmes and faculty while delivering inclusive programme and careers content to develop those women who come through our doors.

To celebrate International Women’s Day we are holding a series of fascinating events.

Africa & Oxford Saïd

OBFA attendees

We advocate for greater levels of investment into talent from across Africa.

We are leading the way in supporting and recruiting students from Africa. On average, only 2% of full-time MBA students in international programmes are from Africa. A pledge was made by Dean, Professor Peter Tufano at the 2014 World Economic Forum on Africa to have 10% of our MBA students from the African continent by 2017. Since the 2016 intake, we are proud to have had over 11% of the last 3 MBA intakes hailing from the continent.

Future of Business Podcast

Future of Business podcast

The Oxford Future of Business Podcast takes you behind the walls of Oxford University’s Saïd Business School.

Run by a team of MBA students, each episode aims to tackle the next generation of problems facing the world – and the business opportunities they represent.