Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) (2019-20 Entry)

The Oxford Executive MBA is a part-time modular programme designed to help senior professionals realise their potential whilst delivering international general management competence to their organisations.

The programme is delivered in 16 one-week modules over a total study period of 20-21 months starting in either September 2019 or January 2020. Core modules start on a Monday morning and end on a Friday evening. Elective modules and overseas modules will include weekends.

The programme is made up of:

  • eleven core courses, including two overseas courses that offer you a comprehensive understanding of modern business
  • six to eight elective courses, selected by you, including two overseas options designed to develop your individual skills and specialisations
  • integrative projects, a Global Opportunities and Threats module (GOTO) and a group entrepreneurship project, which draw together and apply themes and topics studied on the programme.

Throughout the programme, there will be a focus on leadership development and you will have access to individual coaching sessions.

Saïd Business School's virtual learning platform and networks enable remote users to retrieve material for core modules and project work and access the library's electronic resources including programme reading lists and a collection of business intelligence databases.

The assessment regime is a flexible combination of examinations, group and individual assignments. Assessment methods are tailored to most effectively achieve desired learning outcomes. Assessment will take place at the end of each course.

Eligibility Criteria

The Admissions Committee requires you to have the following:

  • at least five years' managerial experience.
  • an undergraduate degree (ideally 2:1 or above) or equivalent professional qualification. Alternatively, you may be considered if you have a very strong fast-track employment history.
  • candidates are required to complete the GMAT (Graduate Management Admissions Test). Exemptions may be available for some highly experienced candidates. Contact the Recruitment team for guidance.
  • English language proficiency.
  • two professional or academic references.

Completing Your Application

Applications are currently open for our January 2019 intake.


If you wish to start or complete your application, please do so online on the Apply Yourself platform. We accept applications on a rolling admissions basis.

To complete the application form, you will need the following:

  • academic transcripts outlining subjects studied and grades obtained. If your original transcripts are not in English you must also supply an official translation.
  • GMAT score – please contact GMAC directly to arrange to take the test. Exemptions may be available, please contact the recruitment team to find out more
  • if English is not your first language or you are not from a majority English speaking country*, you must take a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Test Scheme (IELTS) and meet all minimum scores.
  • a valid work/professional/institutional email address for each referee.
  • three completed essays as directed by the application form.

Before applying, please note:

  • you cannot apply for more than one intake at the same time. If you subsequently wish to considered for a different intake, please contact us.
  • we are unable to guarantee that there will be places left in the later stages. Please apply as early as you can.
  • you are more likely to be successful in securing a place at your preferred college if you submit your application in the earlier stages.
  • if you are a prospective overseas applicant, please allow sufficient time for the UK 'student visitor' visa to be processed.

Please ensure that you have completed all parts of the application process. We only consider a candidate once all supporting documentation has been received. We conduct spot checks on a regular basis to ensure the authenticity of supporting information. 

Should you be shortlisted, you will be invited to interview; these can take place either in Oxford or by telephone, however, face-to-face interviews are preferred. Once all these stages are complete, we will then notify you with the results as quickly as we can.

Majority English speaking countries as defined by the Border Agency: Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Jamaica, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Belize and Guyana.

Application: Interested applicant should apply online click the following link: Online application

Fees and funding

Before you apply, consider how you will fund your studies. There is a range of funding options and scholarships available.

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