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Oxford MBA

Oxford MBA

Programme outline

The one-year MBA programme at Oxford comprises an intensive series of:

  • stimulating lectures

  • energetic seminars

  • intensive small group work

  • team project work

A key aim of the programme is to develop your ability to think logically, laterally and independently that will take you anywhere in the world.

MBA launch

This two-week residential programme is designed to introduce you to the worldclass business school community at Saïd Business School and to college and University life at Oxford. During MBA Launch, you will be introduced to talent development through soft skill training and coaching. You will start to build fundamental skills to support the core courses, particularly in Business Finance, Accounting and Analytics. MBA Launch also includes the start of the Leadership Fundamentals course and a one-day workshop with a guest speaker to introduce each year’s GOTO topic.

Michaelmas term

During this term you will start to build the foundations of business by completing core courses. You will also have access to support courses and will begin working on your talent development plan. The first integrative module takes place during Michaelmas and focuses on Entrepreneurship.

Hilary term

During Hilary you will continue to work on core courses as well as choosing your elective courses. The second integrative module, Global Rules of the Game, is taught during Hilary. You will also begin working on your GOTO project.

Trinity term

Throughout Trinity you will work on further elective courses and continue to work on the last integrative module, Responsible Business. The Entrepreneurship Project also takes place during this term.


During the summer there is a choice of options:


The course ends with a student developed final session of lectures, workshops and celebrations during the first two weeks of September.

Programme schedule


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