Welcome to the one year MBA at Oxford University
We aim to provide the world's future business leaders with the skills, knowledge and personal qualities needed to meet the world-scale challenges of the 21st century.
Our world is unprecedentedly complex, connected and fragile. Our trust in institutions and each other is under intense pressure. Our energy, food and water security, our aging populations, the explosion in stored data – these all require managers and leaders of unusual ability, sophistication and integrity. This environment needs individuals who can inspire and influence a wide range of stakeholders and who can demonstrate responsible leadership in the face of complex and often forgotten conflicting interests and our MBA programme will equip you with these skills.
A world-class business school
Our MBA provides a solid grounding in the major business disciplines and core business skills. Our faculty are world-class experts in their fields and they develop courses based on up-to-date best practice and the latest academic research.
Underpinning a rigorous programme of courses is an extended and strengthened talent development programme. All of our MBA students will be offered professional coaching and a suite of optional courses to help define your interpersonal, communication and team work skills.
A top ranked programme embedded in a world class university
One of the most striking things about the world today is how interconnected it is. Business, politics, technological change and society do not exist in isolation but are perpetually influencing each other. To succeed in business you need more than business skills and the Oxford MBA bursts the business bubble. Our programme draws on expertise from different disciplines in other parts of the University. In our elective courses and a new range of integration modules, we introduce approaches to thinking about the human condition and leadership and the broader business environment from a range of perspectives, drawing from philosophy, literature, politics, law, sociology and the sciences. Global Opportunities and Threats: Oxford (GOTO ) is also an inherently interdisciplinary endeavour, providing its audience with expertise perspectives on world-scale challenges such as big data, demographic change and water scarcity.
Tackling world-scale issues
Our MBA programme is built around three cross-cutting themes that relate to the world-scale challenges shaping today’s business environment: global rules of the game, entrepreneurship and responsible business. You will focus on these themes specifically in three taught integrative modules, but you will also see how they resonate within other parts of the course, and indeed with guest speakers, non-course events and student-run conferences and competitions.
We encourage you to take a closer look at our programme and welcome the opportunity to discuss your application with you.