- Annual Enrollment:
- 50 students
- Work Experience (in years):
- % International
- 90% (around 30 nationalities)
- Employment Sectors:
- Private, Public and Non-Profit
- £24,500 (January 2019 class)
- Global Strategy, Risk and Reputation, Corporate Diplomacy in a Global Context, Business Challenges in Emerging Markets
Saïd Business School
Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford blends the best of new and old. We are a young, vibrant, and innovative business school deeply embedded in an 800 year old world-class university. We deliver cutting-edge education and ground-breaking research that transforms individuals, organisations, business practice, and society. We seek to be a world-class business school community, embedded in a world-class university, tackling world-scale problems.
We have developed a highly successful series of masters-level qualifications: the Oxford Diplomas in Strategic Management. The diplomas are unique academic programs that allow experienced professionals to undertake high-level professional development and gain a postgraduate University of Oxford qualification on a part-time basis whilst continuing to work full-time.
The Oxford Diploma in Global Business, specifically, is designed to help you undertake the senior international responsibilities which drive organizational success. The program consists of four modules, each lasting four days, over one year.
This is an intellectually rich programme designed to extend knowledge and broaden and deepen your skill base, with a clear focus on practical application. The diploma will provide the knowledge and skills you need to reach the highest level of your career.
Words from the Dean…
‘The Oxford Diploma in Global Business offers you the insight and understanding needed to lead organizations in today’s global business environment. The focus on global strategy, risk and reputation, corporate diplomacy, and the challenges of conducting business internationally will provide the knowledge and skills you need to reach the highest level of your career, whether you are managing in a commercial or public sector context. Oxford has been educating leaders for 800 years. This Diploma and the students who take it are part of a distinguished tradition of excellence.’
Professor Peter Tufano
Peter Moores Dean
Saïd Business School
University of Oxford
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How does the Oxford Diploma in Global Business relate to the current geopolitical environment?
The Oxford Diploma in Global Business is more than a business program. It connects the challenges of leading organizations with the wider global environment. Taking an interdisciplinary approach, the program looks in-depth at the themes of global strategy, managing risk and reputation, corporate diplomacy, and the challenges of business in emerging markets. Students are equipped with the knowledge and tools to manage organizations through the complexity and volatility that is increasingly a feature of the global landscape.
Who is the program for?
The diploma is a part-time, masters-level qualification for experienced professionals with at least five years’ work experience who are working full-time. It is delivered in Oxford in four modules, each lasting four days, over one year. The flexible format allows a truly global class, with most students flying in and out of the United Kingdom for each module. The diversity in the classroom ensures a lively debate, challenging assumptions and developing critical thinking, while creating an outstanding global network of game changers. The program offers a specialized pathway to the Oxford Executive MBA.
What does a typical global business class look like?
Our class is made up of experienced professionals who are either working in an international role or looking to take up a position with an international focus.
We would expect to see around thirty nationalities among the fifty students each year, with ages ranging from twenty-six to sixty. Students would typically be working in over twenty different sectors, in a diverse range of positions from manager to CEO-level. Each year, several students join the program from nonbusiness roles, working for nongovernmental or intergovernmental organizations. Oxford Saïd is committed to increasing the economic participation and influence of women. As a result, we offer three partial scholarships for women to try to increase the share of women on the program, which has recently averaged 35 percent.
Why consider graduate study at Oxford?
For over eight centuries, leaders from across the world and from all spheres have come to Oxford to study, to intellectually recharge, and to engage in important discussions. The remarkable community at Saïd Business School continues this tradition. Our community is unique, with no single viewpoint, geography, or sector being dominant. We enrich our perspective and impact through the convening power of Oxford, which brings heads of state, CEOs, Nobel laureates, brilliant young scholars, social entrepreneurs, senior policymakers, inventors, corporate recruiters, and many more to Oxford.
The community in Oxford is everything you would expect of a world-class business school: challenging yet collegial, thoughtful but ready for action, ambitious yet principled, rigorous yet fun, and very international.
We develop people who can analyze complex problems, devise pragmatic solutions, and implement them working as part of a team. This makes our alumni some of the most desirable recruits for the world’s leading organizations.