Oxford Executive MBA
AWAY FROM WORK
I met all the top business schools around the globe, over 4 years. I finally decided that Oxford Saïd was the right school for me, at this stage of my life; I was right… These 2 years were an interesting learning experience: studying in such a diverse class, and travelling 4 modules around the globe (China, India, South Africa and USA) allowed me to learn from my classmates and from other cultures – while having a lot fun together!
Danilo Mura - at PwC Consulting, Dubai
Saïd Business School is a young, entrepreneurial school that’s an integral part of the student experience. The teaching quality is extremely high with the vast majority of subjects being taught by world leaders in their respective fields. The time I spent at Oxford is a highlight of my life and I now have over 70 colleagues all around the world who provide help and support whenever I need them.
David Powell CEO Asia Pacific at Typhoon Consulting, Hong Kong
Having now completed the programme, I know I speak for myself as well as on behalf of my cohort in saying that the Oxford Executive MBA is transformational. Not surprisingly, completing this rigorous academic programme is a huge achievement in itself and one which augments confidence and credibility within and beyond professional and academic communities.
Kristina Manalo Advisor at The Free Business School
I came to fine tune existing skills and have the opportunity to delve deeper into material I ordinarily wouldn’t – to think outside the box. Oxford attracts leaders who want to be challenged academically and intellectually, and the course brings together theory with practice in a unique way. There is no patent on the basics of finance, they are the same everywhere but what Saïd offers students is more than just reading finance. This is a place that fosters leaders and gives them a forum for further discussion.
Marcia-Elizabeth Christian Favale CEO at Blingby
Oxford Executive MBA
The sixteen week-long modules of the Oxford EMBA will immerse you in the values we believe will characterise future success for individuals, organisations, and nations: tolerance, flexibility, entrepreneurship, and breadth of understanding. Participants who come to Oxford will debate and discuss ideas with others – and then go out and make an impact.’ – Kathy Harvey, Associate Dean, MBA and Executive Degree Programmes
The Oxford Executive MBA (EMBA) is a generalist degree designed to be both intellectually challenging and stimulating, equipping you with essential skills which allow you to specialise and then pursue these specialisms through a variety of electives and business projects.
The Oxford Executive MBA enables current and future leaders to make a difference in their chosen field. You will:
- be a part of a global exchange of ideas and knowledge, in the Oxford tradition
- learn to make connections between decision-making processes within a complex organisation
- analyse global complexity in depth, experiencing cultures first-hand on two international modules
- become a strategic leader
learn how to think entrepreneurially through a group venture project
Designed to be both intellectually challenging and practical, the programme consists of 16 week-long modules. These run approximately every six weeks to fit alongside your work commitments.
BREADTH & DEPTH
Being part of one of the world’s oldest universities allows us to draw on Oxford’s strengths across a wide range of subjects that extend beyond the realms of business, including economics, law, sociology, psychology, politics, and international relations. The problems and opportunities facing you as a leader, and as a corporate diplomat for your organisation, may be large and complex, but by working with functional specialists from around the University, you will gain greater insights into issues.
Most of the Executive MBA modules take place in Oxford, where you will be based in Saïd Business School’s purpose-built executive wing, the Thatcher Business Education Centre. The building has state-of-the-art lecture theatres, dozens of rooms available for project work, brainstorming, as well as widespread Wi-Fi access, and facilities such as reprographics, IT and AV.
We use the convening power of the University to bring together leaders to address major topics. Oxford faculty and alumni are at the forefront of their fields and provide intellectual leadership for businesses around the globe, as well as institutions such as the European Commission, the US Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Indian Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council (EAC), and the World Bank.
In parallel with the core curriculum, our focus on leadership development will allow you to examine your own management style and develop yourself as a leader who can inspire others to achieve your organisation’s goals.
During the programme you will examine the role of personality in team dynamics, working in groups and on an individual basis to explore your strengths and weaknesses. The emphasis will be on gaining greater insights about yourself, your potential, and your future impact as a leader.
We will match you with one of our coaches when you arrive in Oxford, and you will meet with them at five key points in the programme. The school’s Coaching Community is a group of dedicated, experienced coaches who work regularly with senior managers on our executive programmes.
Oxford Executive MBA