Oxford Executive MBA

Realise your leadership potential with Oxford's global EMBA

Start dates:


  • 22 or 24 month options*

Time commitment:

  • Part time


  • Oxford
  • International


  • £94,800

Applications open: September 2021 & January 2022

Designed to be both intellectually challenging and practical, the programme consists of 16-18 week-long modules (depending on your choice of electives). These run approximately every five weeks to fit alongside your work commitments.

*The September intake is delivered in one-week modules over 24 months and the January intake is delivered in one-week modules over 22 months. Assessments take place at the end of each module therefore the total duration to complete the September and January programmes is 26 and 24 months respectively. There is no difference in content between the two intakes, so you can apply to join the cohort with the timing that suits you best. 

Application deadlines can be found on our How to apply page.

If you have questions or concerns about the situation regarding COVID-19, please visit the School coronavirus information page. For those planning to attend in 2021, please read our 2021 programme delivery page.

About the programme

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 in international modules
  • become a strategic leader
  • learn how to think entrepreneurially through a group venture project

You will study with participants from all over the world, from a wide range of sectors and organisations, allowing you to forge powerful connections.

By the end of the programme, you will be equipped with the skills to take your career to the next level.

Contact your recruitment manager to find out more.

The Oxford Executive MBA

Oxford from the air

Class profile

A highly diverse group from a wide range of sectors, organisations and countries. On this programme, the people you study alongside will become part of a life-long professional and personal network that you can call upon throughout your career.


Class size


Average age


Women on the programme


Nationalities represented


Employment sectors

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The EMBA experience

Student testimonial


'When thinking of an EMBA, Oxford was the only place I considered. It provided me with an engaging and dynamic classroom experience, and the depth and breadth of teaching methods from the faculty was extraordinary. The programme is incredibly global and diverse, from the mix of fellow students to the way we were able to immerse ourselves in different industries and sectors on the international modules.' 

Jyoti Chopra, Chief Diversity and Sustainability, MGM Resorts 

Balancing your time

Balancing the time to study for the Oxford Executive MBA with family life and career demands is a key consideration when embarking on the EMBA. 

The programme is designed in a modular format with module dates spread over 21-24 months.

In a short series of videos, two Oxford Executive MBA students talk about their motivations for joining the programme and their perspectives on finding the right balance. Stephanie and James also talk about the impact this journey will have on their family lives, as well as their communities, through letters addressed to their own children.

To you

  • Develop as a leader who understands global business challenges
  • Acquire a prestigious qualification without interrupting your career
  • Hear diverse international perspectives and forge enduring connections
  • Discuss new research and findings with University of Oxford academics

To your organisation

  • Leaders enhance their skills to drive organisational performance
  • Develop high achievers in your business to retain top talent
  • Access a wealth of business networks and contacts globally

Admission requirements

How to apply

This programme is for experienced senior executives educated to degree level or higher.

Our students are seeking to challenge themselves intellectually and to advance their career prospects in an international environment. Significant indicators of the suitability of prospective candidates are intellectual ability, skills in teamwork, an international perspective, professional experience and leadership potential.

Would you like us to review your CV/resume and advise whether this programme is a good match for you?

We recommend you apply as early as possible in the recruitment cycle as applications are reviewed as soon as they are received.

The fee for the Oxford Executive MBA programme is £94,800 for a September 2021 or January 2022 start. There are a range of funding options and scholarships available. 


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