Oxford MBA

​A one year highly ranked MBA programme

Start date:


  • 1 year

Time commitment:

  • Full time


  • Oxford


  • £65,520

About the programme

Oxford University has a rich tradition of developing leaders.

Our Masters of Business Administration (MBA) programme builds on this legacy, providing you with a solid foundation in core business principles while developing a broadened mindset and understanding of the role of business in society. You will be challenged to delve deep into the areas that interest you most and gain the strategic skills and insight to lead a successful, purposeful career.

The programme exposes you to:

  • a global connected network
  • a diverse student group
  • diverse career opportunities
  • thought leaders
  • a rigorous academic experience

Experience Oxford through our students


What you will learn

Academic curriculum

Fundamental skills

  • Develop your ability to think logically, laterally and independently
  • Build fundamental skills through the core courses
  • Shape and define your career goals through industry specific electives
  • Empower yourself to become a global leader

Real-world skills

  • Teamwork
  • Leadership
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Conflict management
  • Negotiation
  • Strategy building


Class profile

The class represents a breadth of diversity, a multiplicity of perspectives and expertise, along with a willingness to interchange ideas and concepts. We seek professionals from a range of industries, from finance to consulting, and tech to healthcare.


Class size (2020-21)




International students



5 years

Average work experience


Median GMAT

Nationality breakdown

We have a truly international cohort, with 92% international students representing 67 nationalities.

  • Africa 12%
  • East Asia 12%
  • Eastern Europe 5%
  • Latin America & the Caribbean 5%
  • Middle East 3%
  • North America 25%
  • Oceania 5%
  • South Asia 12%
  • South East Asia 5% 
  • Western Europe 15% 

Your community

The diverse and vibrant Saïd Business School and wider Oxford community is here to support you through every step. Whether you're coming from a military background, relocating to the UK with your spouse or family, or interested in joining supportive networks, our community will help you feel at home.

Who are we looking for?

Application requirements

Who you are

  • Strong professional experience
  • Background in varied and multicultural environments
  • Exceptional maturity and outstanding leadership
  • Ability to make insightful contributions to your class, based on your professional and personal experience
  • Strong academic foundation

What you need

  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent
  • Written supporting statement
  • Online assessment
  • Either a GMAT or GRE score
  • Professional experience with a minimum of two years work experience
  • An understanding of your career goals
  • English capability
  • Two references, either professional or academic
  • One page CV using this template as a guide


Application deadlines

Applications for Oxford MBA class of 2022-23 are now open.

You need to submit your online application form with all application requirements by your chosen application deadline. 

Application deadlines for the Oxford MBA class of 2022-23:

  • Stage 1: Wednesday, 1 September 2021
  • Stage 2: Wednesday, 13 October 2021
  • Stage 3: Wednesday, 12 January 2022
  • Stage 4: Wednesday, 23 March 2022

Interview decisions

The admissions committee will review your complete application.

You will be notified on whether or not you have been short-listed for an interview for 2022-23 intake on the stage date below:

  • Stage 1: Wednesday, 29 September 2021
  • Stage 2: Wednesday, 10 November 2021
  • Stage 3: Wednesday, 16 February 2022
  • Stage 4: Wednesday, 20 April 2022

Final decisions

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

Final decisions for 2022-23 will be emailed to all candidates on the final decision deadline of the stage in which you have applied below:

  • Stage 1: Wednesday, 27 October 2021
  • Stage 2: Wednesday, 8 December 2021
  • Stage 3: Wednesday, 16 March 2022
  • Stage 4: Wednesday, 25 May 2022

Meet us


Learn more about the programme and our diverse community by attending an event and meeting our team, students, and alumni. We hold events here at Saïd Business School, overseas and online.

Check out our upcoming events to register for information sessions or MBA fairs in your nearest city, open days or campus visits here at the school, or virtual events such as webinars, Q&A sessions, taster lectures, and more. You can also register for a one-on-one profile review with a member of our Recruitment and Admissions team.


Alumni feedback

I was attracted by the theoretical and practical approach of the MBA programme itself. The programme imparts skills to develop a business concept and implement it, all with a holistic view of business on an interlinked world stage.

Harriet Okwi Asiyo

MBA Student

Career development

Through recruitment activities, expert guidance and the talent development programme, your dedicated careers service will prepare you to compete for jobs and enable you to build relationships with potential employers through employer school visits and networking events.

Our most recent employment report for the Oxford MBA 2018-19 cohort shows that 95% of our students were employed within 3 months of graduating, with 51% of the class securing employment in the UK and Europe. Graduates went on to work at organisations in 35 countries around the world. 

Student bloggers


Our students reflect on their academic challenges and highlights, as well as opportunities presented to them as their year unfolds. Gain insights into MBA life, Saïd Business School life, and College life, as well as get a behind the scenes look at what being a postgraduate student in Oxford entails.


Scholarships are available from Saïd Business School, Oxford University and Colleges, or external sources. We recommend applying early to maximise the number of scholarship opportunities for which you are considered. Additionally, some scholarships have fixed application deadlines. For the majority of Saïd Business School and Oxford University scholarships, only the standard course application is usually required. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you will be automatically considered.



You will belong to one of the University’s 39 autonomous colleges. Each has a self-governing academic community of students and faculty with its own distinctive history and identity.

The collegiate system allows you to connect with students from other disciplines. Your college will provide you with the chance to establish a new circle of friends, access to a range of varied social and sporting activities, and opportunities to participate in a lively intellectual community.

Connect with us

Please browse our FAQs page for more information on a variety of topics. 

You can contact our Admissions and Recruitment team or alternatively, register for an upcoming event.