Oxford Programme on Responsible Ownership

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Influence, impact, and sustainability for leading business families

Start date:


  • 3 days on campus (plus 2 days online)

Time commitment:

  • Short programme


  • Oxford
  • United Kingdom


  • £9,200

About the programme

Building on research with the world’s leading business families, this programme is tailored for current and future owners of large family businesses.

A unique programme to hone the strengths of family businesses as innovators and change agents in the global economy, and as forces for stability and responsibility during the Covid-19 era.

To achieve and sustain long-term, meaningful tenure, families must be equipped to lead across five levels of influence. Via a powerful mix of research-based teaching and live case studies from leading business families, the programme takes current and future business owners on a journey towards impact that outlasts any one organisation.

We leverage three unique perspectives:

  1. The historical view from some of England’s longest standing business families 
  2. The intellectual and cultural tradition of Oxford
  3. The rapidly evolving dynamics of family offices in London 

Through a considered mix of experiential learning, one-on-one faculty engagement, and online teaching in both large and small groups, you'll be encouraged to understand the ‘why’ behind family ownership, and identify higher-impact means of ‘how’ to own, now and in future.

Family business owners value the experiences of their peers. We pair world-class academic content with guest speakers from some of the world’s largest family businesses. Contributors to the programme may vary with each cohort as we tailor speakers to learning objectives. We lean into, rather than avoid, controversies in responsible ownership topics. Through this, we equip participants with the analytic abilities necessary for their futures as owners.

    Video introduction to the programme

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    Programme locations across the UK; encompassing the Oxford experience, dynamism of London, and unparalleled historicity of heritage British businesses.

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    An interdisciplinary mix of research expertise drawn from the worlds of finance, economics, anthropology and social impact. 

    Experts and contributors

    Our team is supported by professionals with relevant knowledge and expertise.