Oxford 1+1 MBA

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Combine a master's degree with our one-year MBA

Start date:


  • 2 years

Time commitment:

  • Full time


  • Oxford

A unique two-year experience

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The Oxford 1+1 MBA programme is an opportunity for talented individuals to combine a Master's degree from selected Oxford University departments with our one-year MBA.

As the global business environment becomes increasingly complex and interconnected, this powerful combination allows you to gain deep knowledge and expertise in your specialist fields, as well as developing a comprehensive understanding of business, exceptional leadership skills and practical experience.

You will spend your first year completing a Master's in your chosen discipline before joining the MBA in your second year.

As soon as you start the 1+1 MBA, you will become an integral part of our diverse community, developing strong relationships with current MBA students, international alumni, prominent academics, and expert practitioners.

You will also have full access to the career and professional development resources of the business school throughout your time in Oxford. You will become a dynamic leader who is able to use management practices to translate specific knowledge into practical applications with wide-reaching impact.

Experience Oxford through our 1+1 MBA students

The Oxford 1+1 MBA video

Year One

Deepen your knowledge with a Master's degree from one of our partnering departments at the University of Oxford, including the Master of Public Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government, the MSc in Computer Science at the Department of Computer Science, the MSc in International Health and Tropical Medicine at the Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine, and the MSc in Environmental Change and Management at the School of Geography and the Environment. 

Year Two

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Broaden your business skills as an Oxford MBA student. Our curriculum of core business principles and tailored elective courses will help you to extend the learnings from your Master's degree and accelerate your career. As an Oxford 1+1 MBA student, you will have access to the network of Saïd Business School from day one, so that by the time you begin your MBA in year two you are already a fully entrenched member of the wider Saïd Business School community. 

How to apply

You must submit individual applications for the Master's degree and the MBA programme by the relevant deadlines.

Register your interest

Optional chance to register your interest in the Oxford 1+1 MBA programme in order to receive content and invitations aimed to help you research and make decisions about your MBA path.

Entry requirements

You must meet the entry requirements for both the Oxford MBA and your chosen Master's.


Apply for the Oxford MBA programme

For the MBA portion of the 1+1 application you need to follow the application process for the MBA application, and submit your application form and supporting materials by your chosen application deadline.

In addition to the written statement and online assessment required for the Oxford MBA application, 1+1 MBA applicants are required to submit this essay:

  • 'Explain why you see the 1+1 MBA as particularly beneficial for you and how it fits with your career and personal development aims' (maximum 250 words).


Apply to the partnering Master’s degree of your choice

Each of our partnering Master's programmes has its own application form, deadlines and requirements. Deadlines are scheduled in November, January and March, but not all programmes accept applications for all three deadlines. More information on individual Master’s deadlines and application requirements are available on each department’s website.

If you wish to be considered for a University scholarship during the first year of your Oxford 1+1 MBA, your application must be submitted by your Master programme's January deadline.


There are three possible outcomes:

  • If you are admitted to both programmes, you will then become a 1+1 MBA student: 1+1 MBA students stay in the same college for the two years; your choice of college will be determined by the partner programme. The Admissions team will guide you through this process.
  • If you are admitted to the MSc but not the MBA: You are welcome to accept your MSc offer. If you would like to try again to apply for the MBA programme, you are welcome to re-apply during your MSc. If you were not totally suited to the MBA programme at the time of applying, we would encourage you to re-apply in the future.
  • If you were admitted to the MBA but not your MSc of choice: You will receive a conditional offer from the admissions committee pending the outcome of your MSc offer. The admissions committee may offer you a place to join the MBA programme in the first year or alternatively reject your application should your MSc application be unsuccesful.

Pershing Square Scholarship


Every year, the Pershing Square Foundation awards up to five full scholarships to support outstanding students on the 1+1 MBA, covering the tuition & living fees for both the Master's degree and the MBA year.

Pershing Square Scholars are exceptional individuals who can demonstrate the potential and commitment to finding scalable and sustainable solutions to world-scale social challenges. The scholarship is designed for students who would like to pursue any of the partnering Master’s degrees and combine it with our MBA.

Connect with us

Let us know more about your background and interests to receive programme updates, event invitations, and our newsletter.

Alternatively, you could arrange to visit the school, meet one of our team and view our campus.