Oxford MBA

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​A one year highly ranked MBA programme
Start date:
  • One year starting in September
Time commitment:
  • Full time
  • Oxford


  • £63,000

Next intake: 21 September 2020

The Oxford MBA class of 2020-21 is scheduled to proceed as per the course dates advertised. 

If you have questions or concerns about the situation regarding coronavirus (COVID-19), please visit the School coronavirus information page for the latest updates, or reach out to our MBA Recruitment and Admissions team.

Welcome to the MBA at Oxford University

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Oxford University has a rich tradition of developing leaders. Our 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 MBA students

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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 (2019-20)




International students



5 years

Average work experience


Median GMAT

Nationality break-down


We have a truly international MBA cohort, with 95% international students representing 64 nationalities.

  • Africa: 13%
  • East Asia: 14%
  • Eastern Europe: 1%
  • Latin America & The Caribbean: 8%
  • Middle East: 3%
  • North America: 25%
  • Oceania: 4%
  • South Asia: 14%
  • South East Asia: 7% 
  • Western Europe: 11% 

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


Applying for the MBA

How to apply

Application deadlines

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 2021-22:

  • Stage 1: 11 September 2020
  • Stage 2: 30 October 2020
  • Stage 3: 8 January 2021
  • Stage 4: 9 April 2021

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 2021-22 intake on the stage date below:

  • Stage 1: 25 September 2020
  • Stage 2: 13 November 2020
  • Stage 3: 29 January 2021
  • Stage 4: 30 April 2021

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 2021-22 will be emailed to all candidates on the final decision deadline of the stage in which you have applied below:

  • Stage 1: 16 October 2020
  • Stage 2: 11 December 2020
  • Stage 3: 19 March 2021
  • Stage 4: 28 May 2021

Meet the Oxford MBA team

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Learn more about the Oxford MBA 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.


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

GOTO Climate Action Summit

Al Gore joins the Oxford MBA GOTO Climate Action Summit on Friday 1 May

Hear from Former US Vice President Al Gore

Al Gore pushed the climate crisis to the front of the global agenda. Now, as the world deals with the consequences of another looming but long-ignored threat, the 45th vice-president of the US is returning to Oxford, virtually, to argue that we must seize the opportunity to transform the global economy.

He addressed MBA students at our GOTO Climate Action summit, the culmination of a year in which our students have been competing to develop new solutions to address climate change.

See our Oxford MBA students in action via our mini-series, or watch the 2020 GOTO Climate Action Summit to hear from Al Gore and view our finalists compete.

Career development

MBA students in careers workshop in lecture theatre

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. 

Your community

Find out more
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The diverse and vibrant Saïd Business School and wider Oxford community is here to support you through every step of your Oxford MBA journey. 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.

MBA Student Bloggers

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Our students reflect on their academic challenges and highlights, as well as opportunities presented to them as their year on the Oxford MBA programme 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.


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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.


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As an Oxford MBA student, you will belong to one of the University’s 38 autonomous colleges, each a self-governing academic community of students and faculty with its own distinctive history and identity.

The collegiate system allows business school students 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

We'd love to get to know you and your post-MBA goals. Introduce yourself to our team to arrange a virtual profile review with a member of our Recruitment and Admissions team, or alternatively, register for an upcoming event.

By submitting your details, we'll get to know more about your background and interests and you will start to receive programme updates, event invitations, and our newsletter.