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Oxford Executive MBA

Entrepreneurial thinking

Entrepreneurial thinking has been central to the Oxford Executive MBA’s philosophy since the programme began. Alumni leave the programme with an entrepreneurial mindset, irrespective of whether they are working in large corporations or starting up their own ventures. This focus is reflected in the entrepreneurship project which every student takes and which has culminated in many new ventures, companies and in-company organisational initiatives, as well as a number of elective options.

Integrative modules

Entrepreneurship project

You will have the opportunity to develop a complete business plan and recruit fellow students to your team, or join a new start-up proposed by a fellow student. Undertaken either as the result of a proposal put forward by the sponsoring organisation, an EMBA colleague or created around your own entrepreneurial idea, the completed plan must be attractive to an investor; the numbers must add up, the competition must have been understood, and a winning strategy developed. You and your team will be required to present your plan to a panel of faculty associates who are skilled in assessing the feasibility of a new venture.

You may also want to discuss the possibility of doing a work-based project to your employer as part of your business case for undertaking the Oxford Executive MBA. For more details, see the Building Your Business Case page. 

Elective modules

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