The Financial Times has ranked Saïd Business School’s open enrolment programmes no.1 in the UK.
‘We are delighted to see innovations in preparation and course design have increased our scores in these categories, and we have been marked highly for the quality of participants – particularly their diversity – which has greatly enriched the experience of everyone we have worked with this year,’ stated Caroline Williams, Director of Open Programmes.
Oxford Saïd has expanded its offering of open programmes this year, with Driving Disruptive Growth and Delivering Value through Digital both launched in 2019.
To build upon the success of the Oxford Fintech and Blockchain programmes, the School also launched the Oxford Fintech Lab, which was open to participants of the two online programmes. It attracted 29 experienced and diverse participants and culminated in a pitching session to venture capitalists, with one participant securing £20m of investment as a direct result of the lab. The lab will run for the second time in December.
The Oxford Strategic Leadership Programme has also enjoyed a successful 2019, with 17 different nationalities represented by 29 participants in a 41% female cohort. Changes to the programme this year included lessons on ‘Thinking like a Historian,’ led by Oxford’s Dr Oliver Cox.