Our MBA provides a solid grounding in the major business disciplines and core business skills. Our faculty are world-class experts in their fields and they develop courses based on up-to-date best practice and the latest academic research.
Underpinning a rigorous programme of courses is an extended and strengthened talent development programme. All of our MBA students will be offered professional coaching and a suite of optional courses to help define your interpersonal, communication and team work skills.
One of the most striking things about the world today is how interconnected it is. Business, politics, technological change and society do not exist in isolation but are perpetually influencing each other. To succeed in business you need more than business skills and the Oxford MBA bursts the business bubble. Our programme draws on expertise from different disciplines in other parts of the University. In our elective courses and a new range of integration modules, we introduce approaches to thinking about the human condition and leadership and the broader business environment from a range of perspectives, drawing from philosophy, literature, politics, law, sociology and the sciences. Global Opportunities and Threats: Oxford (GOTO ) is also an inherently interdisciplinary endeavour, providing its audience with expertise perspectives on world-scale challenges such as big data, demographic change and water scarcity.
Our MBA programme is built around three cross-cutting themes that relate to the world-scale challenges shaping today’s business environment: global rules of the game, entrepreneurship and responsible business. You will focus on these themes specifically in three taught integrative modules, but you will also see how they resonate within other parts of the course, and indeed with guest speakers, non-course events and student-run conferences and competitions.
The one-year MBA programme at Oxford comprises an intensive series of:
A key aim of the programme is to develop your ability to think logically, laterally and independently that will take you anywhere in the world.
This three-week residential programme is designed to introduce you to the worldclass business school community at Saïd Business School and to college and University life at Oxford. During MBA Launch, you will be introduced to talent development through soft skill training and coaching. You will start to build fundamental skills to support the core courses, particularly in Business Finance, Accounting and Analytics. MBA Launch also includes the start of the Leadership Fundamentals course and a one-day workshop with a guest speaker to introduce each year’s GOTO topic.
During this term you will start to build the foundations of business by completing core courses. You will also have access to support courses and will begin working on your talent development plan. The first integrative module takes place during Michaelmas and focuses on Entrepreneurship. You will also begin working on your GOTO tutorials.
During Hilary you will continue to work on core courses as well as choosing your elective courses. The Entrepreneurship Project takes place during this term as well as the second integrative module, Global Rules of the Game, is taught during Hilary.
Throughout Trinity you will work on further elective courses and continue to work on the last integrative module, Responsible Business.
During the summer there is a choice of options:
The course ends with a student developed final session of lectures, workshops and celebrations during the first two weeks of September.
Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).
Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.
All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.