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How to apply
You will need:
- at least five years' managerial experience.
- an undergraduate degree (ideally 2:1 or above) or equivalent professional qualification. Alternatively, you may be considered if you have a very strong fast-track employment history.
- candidates are required to complete the GMAT (Graduate Management Admissions Test) or the GMAC Executive Assessment Test. Exemptions may be available for some highly experienced candidates; contact the Recruitment team for guidance.
- English language proficiency.
- two professional or academic references.
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Fees and funding
September 2023 application deadlines
We encourage you to apply early for scholarships to maximise your opportunities.
Friday 20 January 2023 - Director's Awards round 1 deadline
Monday 20 February 2023 - Director's Awards round 2 deadline
Monday 15 May 2023 - Director's Awards round 4 deadline
Monday 24 July 2023 - Final deadline
Completing your application
Frequently asked questions and updates can be found on the University of Oxford website.
You will need:
- Academic transcripts outlining subjects studied and grades obtained. If your original transcripts are not in English you must also supply an official translation.
- A GMAT score or GMAC’s Executive Assessment (please follow the links and contact GMAC directly to book either test). Exemptions may be available, please contact the recruitment team to find out more. Both an online GMAT test and an online Executive Assessment is now offered by GMAC. You can practice for the GMAT using our free online GMAT test simulator.
- Valid work/professional/institutional email address for each referee.
- Three completed essays as directed by the application form.
- If English is not your first language or you are not from a majority English speaking country, you must take a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or an International English Language Test Scheme (IELTS) and meet all minimum scores.
Alternatively, you must have a Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) or a Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE). Your test must have been taken no more than two years before the start date of your course.
- Minimum overall score required for TOEFL is 110 (Listening: 22, Reading: 24, Writing: 24 and Speaking: 25)
- Minimum overall score required for IELTS is 7.5 (minimum required on each component for IELTS: 7)
- Minimum overall score required for CPE is 191 (minimum 185 per component)
- Minimum overall score required for CAE is 191 (minimum 185 per component)
At the discretion of the Admissions Committee, the requirement to provide English language test scores may be waived. You can apply for a waiver if you have completed, or are currently completing, a degree-level course that is:
- at least nine months in duration
- undertaken at a recognised institution where teaching and assessment throughout the course is undertaken entirely in English; and
- has been completed no more than 2 academic years before the start date of the course to which you are applying.
You can also apply for a waiver based on substantial professional experience if:
- you have worked for a minimum of two years in a majority English speaking country where the main language for the role was English;
- your role involved daily professional use of each of the four language components (reading, writing, listening and speaking);
- you worked in an appropriately technical context to demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively in an academic environment; and
- your role has ended no more than two years before the start date of the course to which you are applying.
Before applying, please note:
- You cannot apply for more than one intake at the same time. If you subsequently wish to considered for a different intake, please contact us.
- We are unable to guarantee that there will be places left in the later stages. Please apply as early as you can.
- We reserve the right to request a test of English to be taken at any time.
- You are more likely to be successful in securing a place at your preferred college if you submit your application in the earlier stages.
- If you are a prospective overseas applicant, please allow sufficient time for the Visitor Visa to be processed. More information regarding visas can be found on the main University of Oxford site.
Please ensure that you have completed all parts of the application process. We only consider candidates once all supporting documentation has been received. We conduct spot checks on a regular basis to ensure the authenticity of supporting information.
If you are shortlisted, you will be invited to interview; these can take place either in Oxford or by video call. Once all these stages are complete, we will notify you with the results as quickly as we can.
Connect with us
The recruitment team are available to speak with you via phone or video call, to review your CV with regards to suitability for the programme, or to answer any questions about the modules, requirements or admissions process.