Corporate partnerships

Corporate partnership

A business school relies on industry collaboration and partnership to conduct authentic research led teaching.

Engagement opportunities

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

As a corporate donor, you may enjoy access to influential and cutting-edge business research and thought leadership. Through funding scholarships or donating prizes and awards for student competitions and projects, you are playing a vital part in the education of the next generation of business leaders.

  • Endow a Chair or other faculty post
  • Fund scholarships
  • Provide funding for a research project
  • Become a partner in a Research Initiative, such as the Future of Marketing Initiative or the Future of Real Estate Initiative
  • Provide student prizes and awards

Case studies

Saïd Business School

To understand how your organisation can benefit from being a corporate donor, here are some examples of successful partnerships. 

Research initiatives

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.


  • Facebook
  • General Assembly
  • Google
  • Institute for Real Growth
  • Kantar
  • L’Oréal
  • Mars
  • Mobile Marketing Association
  • Teradata
  • Twitter
  • WPP

I like the Future of Marketing Initiative because it’s one of those environments that allow us to be challenged with difficult questions, and we really like the diversity that has been brought together in terms of other contributing companies.

David Radford

Chief Marketing Officer of Allianz Insurance plc

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.

Founding partners

•    Arcadis UK
•    Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
•    CBRE
•    The Crown Estate
•    EY
•    Grosvenor
•    Nuveen Real Estate
•    Redevco
•    Second Century Ventures
•    Facebook

Oxford Initiative on Rethinking Performance

We invite your organisation to partner with us on a unique research initiative around rethinking performance. Led by Prof. Colin Mayer, The Oxford Initiative on Rethinking Performance seeks to establish a global centre of knowledge on bold and contemporary thought around holistic performance measurement. 

Oxford Future of Finance and Technology Initiative

We are excited to launch the Oxford Future of Finance and Technology Initiative, led by Professor Pinar Ozcan. This Initiative is a collaborative effort between Saïd Business School and industry to explore global changes in business, policy and society in relation to technology disruption in the finance industry.

Other ways to be involved

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