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Oxford Diploma in Global Business

Oxford Diploma in Global Business

Pathway to the EMBA


Though some Diploma participants may hold an MBA on entry, every year others choose to broaden their business knowledge further by progressing to study Saïd Business School's prestigious Executive MBA (EMBA) programme. 

There is no automatic right of transfer to the EMBA programme and Diploma students are required to submit a new application for the Executive MBA. However, studying on an Oxford Diploma provides an opportunity for participants to prove themselves at masters-level in an Oxford environment while continuing to gain relevant work experience.

Diploma participants who successfully apply for the Oxford Executive MBA receive a fee reduction equal to 60% of their Diploma programme fee, as well as four exemptions upon the successful completion of all four Diploma assessments.

Applications for the Executive MBA can be made during studies for the Diploma or afterwards. There is no time limit on the fee reduction. Exemptions are valid for five years. The earliest EMBA class potentially accessible for Diploma pathway participants is the September of the year after they started the Diploma (e.g. our September 2019 EMBA class for participants starting a Diploma in 2018).

For further information, please contact Andy Poole, Associate Director, Executive Degree Programmes at or call +44 (0)1865 288861.


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