Oxford Executive Leadership Programme

Gain a deeper understanding of your role and purpose as a leader to add value to your organisation

Start date:


  • 8 weeks

Time commitment:

  • Short programme


  • Online


  • £2,495

About the programme

What does effective business leadership look like, and how do you adapt the theory into practical changes?

This leadership development programme helps leaders from multiple sectors answer this complex question, and empowers them to drive change within their organisations. By examining personal motivation and purpose, and aligning with the goals of the business, you will be equipped to successfully navigate the challenges of leadership and manage high-performance teams.

Delivered in collaboration with digital education provider GetSmarter, a 2U, Inc. brand, you will be part of a community learning together through a dedicated Online Campus.


An introduction to the programme



  • Refined understanding of your leadership purpose and how to align it with your organisation’s purpose
  • Frameworks and corporate leadership skills needed to overcome modern workplace challenges and manage teams effectively
  • Strategies for driving change and preparing your organisation for the future
  • Guidance from leading industry experts and Oxford Saïd faculty
  • Membership of the official Oxford Saïd elumni community
  • Access to the official Oxford Executive Education Elumni group on LinkedIn

Programme outline

Orientation module

Welcome to your online campus.

Applications to join the programme will be accepted until the end of the orientation module.

Module 1

Effective leadership: leading for high performance

Reflect on the relationship between effective leadership and performance in organisations.


Module 2

The job of the leader: envisioning and engaging

Learn about vision and engagement as two core activities of leaders.


Module 3

The job of the leader: choosing and connecting

Learn about decision-making and connection as two core activities of leaders.


Module 4

Leading with power and influence

Explore the significance of power and influence within leadership.


Module 5

Leading teams for effective performance

Explore the functions and dynamics of high-performance leadership.


Module 6

Strategies and models for leading change

Consider the role of the leader in driving change.

Module 7

Mastering complexity and plurality

Explore strategies to manage the complexity inherent in leadership.

Module 8

Reflect on your purpose as a leader

Establish alignment between your personal purpose and the purpose of your organisation.


What our alumni say

If you are interested in discovering your purpose as an authentic leader, and making an impactful and meaningful contribution within your organisation and to society, then this programme is for you.

Alvaro Javier Valencia

Mergers and Acquisitions Manager, AES Corporation


This programme is led by Professor Tim Morris, who is joined by prominent thought-leaders who share their experience and in-depth leadership development knowledge with you throughout the programme.

Industry expert contributors

Programme impact

Learn more from these participants who provide an insight into the programme, sharing the benefits of online learning through their personal highlights and key moments.

The thinking behind the programme

The challenges of corporate leadership continually shift and grow with the dynamics of the wider world, yet fundamental aspects can be both studied and adapted to specific business contexts.  

Oxford’s unique collection of leadership thinking is developed through several models created and adapted for this programme, including: The Oxford Leadership Framework, the Morris model, the S3 model and the Power of Doubt Framework.

The programme combines theory and functional practice. It is centred around aligning leadership purpose with the strategic purpose of the organisation. 


Continuing your development


Explore next steps if you are looking to develop a more experienced career path.

The CPD Certification Service

This programme is certified by The CPD Certification Service. It may be applicable to individuals who are members of, or are associated with, UK-based professional bodies.

Options for organisations

If you are looking to integrate Oxford online programmes with your organisation’s learning and development strategy, we have tailored solutions to help deliver an innovative learning experience across teams.