Oxford Executive MBA

Global impact. Personal achievement.

Start dates:


  • 22 months (January), 24 months (September)

Time commitment:

  • Part time


  • Oxford
  • International


  • £117,080

About the programme

The Oxford Executive MBA is a transformational programme, that will challenge you to explore the answers to complex business issues. Learn how to innovate, how to lead responsibly and how to navigate change to transform your own business practice. 

The programme reflects the University of Oxford’s global reputation for academic excellence, putting you at the forefront of learning and research. It is designed to be highly practical, with a focus on problem-solving for business leaders. 

Join a vibrant global business school community and learn from experienced peers, faculty and alumni from a wide range of sectors, with diverse global perspectives. 

The part-time immersive modular format of the Oxford Executive MBA is designed for busy working professionals. With intakes starting in January and September, the programme is taught over 16-18 week-long modules, depending on the electives you choose. These run approximately every five weeks, enabling you to continue your work commitments and make an immediate impact in the workplace as you learn.

The teaching for the January programme is delivered over 22 months and the teaching for the September programme is delivered over 24 months. Assessments take place at the end of each module, extending the duration of each programme by approximately 1-2 months.

Global impact and personal achievement

The Oxford Executive MBA enables current and future leaders to make a difference in their chosen field.

You will:

  • be a part of a global exchange of ideas and knowledge, in the Oxford tradition
  • learn to make connections between decision-making processes within a complex organisation
  • analyse global complexity in depth, experiencing cultures first-hand in international modules
  • become a strategic leader
  • learn how to think entrepreneurially through a group venture project

You will study with participants from all over the world, from a wide range of sectors and organisations, allowing you to forge powerful connections.

By the end of the programme, you will be equipped with the skills to take your career to the next level.

The Oxford Executive MBA


Class profile

A highly diverse group from a wide range of sectors, organisations and countries. On this programme, the people you study alongside will become part of a life-long professional and personal network that you can call upon throughout your career.


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Women on the programme


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The EMBA experience

Celebrating 20 years of Oxford's Executive MBA

Oxford EMBA 2004 - 2024  years of impact

It has been 20 years since the first Executive MBA class walked into Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford. 

From the inaugural class of 2004, to our students this year, our EMBA continues to be a global leader in its field. It is currently ranked fifth in the world by the Financial Times and first for ‘aims achieved’ by students.


Kathy Harvey, Associate Dean MBA and Executive Degrees, has been involved with the people who've embarked on an Executive MBA journey with us for over a decade. To celebrate the 20th anniversary Kathy picks up the microphone for a special podcast series to share the stories of some of our extraordinary alumni. This is our chance to reconnect with them and to hear more about their struggles and their achievements, personal and professional, and to learn the leadership lessons we can all take from them. 

Student testimonial


'When thinking of an EMBA, Oxford was the only place I considered. It provided me with an engaging and dynamic classroom experience, and the depth and breadth of teaching methods from the faculty was extraordinary. The programme is incredibly global and diverse, from the mix of fellow students to the way we were able to immerse ourselves in different industries and sectors on the international modules.' 

Jyoti Chopra, Chief Diversity and Sustainability, MGM Resorts 

Balancing your time

Balancing the time to study with family life and career demands is a key consideration. 

In a short series of videos, two Oxford Executive MBA students talk about their motivations for joining the programme and their perspectives on finding the right balance. Stephanie and James also talk about the impact this journey will have on their family lives, as well as their communities, through letters addressed to their own children.

To you

  • Develop as a leader who understands global business challenges
  • Acquire a prestigious qualification without interrupting your career
  • Hear diverse international perspectives and forge enduring connections
  • Discuss new research and findings with University of Oxford academics

To your organisation

  • Leaders enhance their skills to drive organisational performance
  • Develop high achievers in your business to retain top talent
  • Access a wealth of business networks and contacts globally

Admission requirements

The programme is for experienced senior executives educated to degree level or higher.

Our students are seeking to challenge themselves intellectually and to advance their career prospects in an international environment. Significant indicators of the suitability of prospective candidates are intellectual ability, skills in teamwork, an international perspective, professional experience and leadership potential.

Would you like us to review your CV/resume and advise whether this programme is a good match for you?

We recommend you apply as early as possible in the recruitment cycle as applications are reviewed as soon as they are received.

The fee for the Oxford Executive MBA programme is £117,080. There are a range of funding options and scholarships available. 

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