How to apply


Eligibility criteria

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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September 2024 application deadlines

Applications for the September 2024 class are now open, with the following stage deadlines:

  • Stage 1: 13 November 2023
  • Stage 2: 15 January 2024
  • Stage 3: 18 March 2024
  • Stage 4: 13 May 2024
  • Stage 5: 15 July 2024

We encourage you to submit your application in the earlier stage deadlines to maximise your choice of colleges and your chances of receiving a scholarship.

You will need to submit your online application form with all application requirements by your chosen deadline. Only completed applications will be considered in each application round.


Interview decisions

The admissions committee will review your application.

You will be notified by the interview decision deadlines below whether you have been shortlisted for an interview.

  • Stage 1: 1 December 2023
  • Stage 2: 2 February 2024
  • Stage 3: 5 April 2024
  • Stage 4: 31 May 2024
  • Stage 5: 2 August 2024

Final decision

After all interviews have been conducted, the admissions committee will decide which candidates will receive an offer to join the programme.

Final decisions for the September 2024 programme will be emailed to all candidates by the final decision deadline of the stage in which you have applied:

  • Stage 1: 20 December 2023
  • Stage 2: 23 February 2024
  • Stage 3: 26 April 2024
  • Stage 4: 21 June 2024
  • Stage 5: 23 August 2024

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.
  • 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:

  • full-time
  • 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.
  • There will be a wider choice of colleges at the beginning of the admissions cycle so we advise submitting 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 form. 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. 



The fee for the September 2024 programme is £117,080.

Programme fees cover tuition costs, course materials, essential reading texts, assessments and college membership (for two years). Please note that this course is paperless. All course materials and reading texts will be uploaded to our digital learning environment.

Lunch and refreshments are provided daily. Several dinners are also included whilst in Oxford, featuring different Oxford college dinners and local restaurants, this is not applied during international modules.

Accommodation is not included in the fee, apart from one core international module. You should make arrangements to stay in Oxford during the modules.

Applicants who are offered and accept a place on the programme are asked to pay a 15% non-refundable deposit, which is offset against their fees. The deposit is due 30 days after notification of acceptance. The remainder of the programme fee is due in two instalments: 50% to be paid before the first year of study and 35% before the second year of study.

Scholarships and funding

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We are pleased to offer a variety of scholarship options for exceptional candidates. The majority of these are offered on a rolling basis so we recommend applying as early as possible to have the widest choice available.


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