MBA & EMBA Curriculum Integration

We encourage our students to be entrepreneurial in outlook by drawing on the best, brightest and most current entrepreneurial business thinking from Oxford and beyond.

Dr Thomas Hellmann

Professor of Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Saïd Business School

The Entrepreneurship Project


The Entrepreneurship Project (EP) is an integral part of the Oxford MBA and EMBA programme.

It challenges participants to develop a full business plan and present it to a panel of invited investors and other practitioners. Completed plans must be attractive to the professional investor:  the numbers must add up, patents should be in place, the competition must have been understood and a winning strategy developed. For students already running a business, this is a great chance to develop new products or business models and have them rigorously evaluated. The Centre supports the project through facilitating pitch events as well as clinics focusing on pitch deck, presentation and finance.

Entrepreneurship & Innovation electives


The Oxford MBA and EMBA give participants the chance to customise their learning experience to meet individual career goals and aspirations.

Electives allow participants to specialise in certain areas gaining depth and breadth across the range of management and business disciplines. Recent elective courses with an entrepreneurial element include: Raising Capital, Entrepreneurial Finance, Technology and Innovation Strategy and Private Equity.