Oxford Diploma in Global Business

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Maximise your effectiveness in the changing global business environment
Start date:
  • One year
Time commitment:
  • Part time
  • Oxford


  • £27,020

About the programme

Globalisation has fundamentally changed the way business works and continues to rewrite the rules for business leaders.

On this part-time postgraduate diploma for experienced professionals, you will both widen and deepen your understanding of these challenges and learn how to improve your effectiveness in the changing global business landscape.

This lively, interactive diploma provides the academic rigour of a specialised Oxford masters-level qualification in a format designed to suit busy executives. The programme consists of four modules, each lasting four days, over one year.


  • Global Strategy (20-23 January 2021)
  • Risk and Reputation (17-20 March 2021)
  • Corporate Diplomacy in a Global Context (09-12 June 2021)
  • Business Challenges in Emerging Markets (13-16 October 2021)

On completion of the four modules and related assessments, you will be equipped with the skills and knowledge to fulfil senior international responsibilities and drive organisational success.

Introduction to the Diploma in Global Business

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Find out more about the content and key benefits of studying for the diploma.

Class profile (2017-19)

Study alongside other business leaders from across the world, sharing experiences and gaining fresh insights.


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Female students

Oxford literally changed the 'lens' on how I view issues and opportunities. The network is far-reaching and lifelong and my experience surpassed my expectations. I'd highly recommend it.

Jim Fox

President, Ethos Angel Investment Inc, Canada

Meet us in Oxford

Saïd Business School

We hold one-to-one meetings and information events around the world, as well as an annual Open Evening here in Oxford. These sessions are a great opportunity to find out more about the Oxford Diplomas. 

Oxford experience

College experience
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Attending Saïd Business School gives you the chance to gain exposure to the top ranks of the business world. Regular seminars, forums and guest lectures provide a steady stream of networking opportunities.

You will become an associate member of Jesus College and each module will provide networking opportunities with your classmates and teaching staff while simultaneously introducing you to different parts of the historic University of Oxford. 

After you have completed the programme, you will become a member of the Oxford Business Alumni network and will have associate alumni status with Jesus College.

To you

  • Complete a masters-level qualification alongside your current role
  • Gain international insights, knowledge and skills
  • Build your professional networks with fellow business leaders from across the world
  • Boost your confidence and credibility at board-level

To your organisation

  • Develop leaders with enhanced strategic decision-making and an international mindset
  • Gain practical solutions to address the complexities of global business and management
  • Retain and develop top achievers and high-potential employees
  • Tap into game-changing research

Meet the faculty

Meet the faculty

Oxford Saïd’s outstanding faculty bring access to cutting-edge research, a wealth of industry experience and the ability to present complex concepts and lead high-level executive debate.

Scholarships for women

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The School is committed to increasing the economic participation and influence of women. As a result, there are three scholarships on this programme for outstanding female candidates: one for 50% of tuition fees and two for £5,000 fee reductions.

The diploma and the Executive MBA

The Diploma in Global Business provides a proven pathway to the Oxford Executive MBA.

Although the diploma is a self-standing University of Oxford qualification, it also provides a pathway to the Oxford Executive MBA. Both programmes are assessed at the same academic level and diploma participants, therefore, receive exemptions from the four equivalent Executive MBA modules, as well as a fee reduction.

Overall, the programme, the professors and the School are worth travelling a thousand miles for. The networks and lifelong friendships all over the world are priceless.

Abigail Marie D Casanova

Senior VP - Consumer Business & Operations Group Head, Security Bank Corporations, Philippines

This programme is designed for experienced professionals with five or more years' work experience.

Participants are likely to be working in a global role or looking to take up a position with a global focus.

We welcome enquiries from potential applicants and would be happy to discuss the programme with you in more detail and review your CV.

Find out what our current participants and alumni think about this diploma by reading our class blogs.



The programme fee covers tuition costs, course materials, essential reading texts, assessments, and college fees. Lunch and refreshments are provided daily and there is an evening dinner at a different Oxford college during each module.

Accommodation is not included in the fee. You should make arrangements to stay in Oxford during the modules.