Learning at Oxford

Students work in Foundry

Our learning community

For over eight centuries, leaders from across the world have come to Oxford to study and engage in important discussions.

The remarkable community at the School continues this tradition. Our community of academics, students, alumni, staff and friends is truly global, bringing together heads of state, CEOs, Nobel laureates, brilliant young scholars, entrepreneurs and senior policymakers.

We are not just ‘at’ Oxford but an integral part of Oxford University. You will see this when you are sitting at a college dinner next to a student reading history or listening to an expert in law, politics or health.

Our interdisciplinary approach

We run interdisciplinary programmes with faculties across the University and these interactions provide you with greater insights and fresh perspectives to help solve the problems facing business and society. Through challenging debate and discussion with the brightest academics, students and scholars, you will develop your critical-thinking and problem-solving skills, dealing with often ambiguous and complex issues.

Our focus on trends that will define the future, the organisations that will shape it, and their leaders, enables us to uphold the centuries-old traditions of Oxford University.

Our learning resources

Woman working in Foundry

During your studies, you will have access to all the resources and expertise you'd expect at one of the world's leading universities, including:

  • an internationally diverse peer group of high-calibre students
  • teaching staff and guest speakers at the forefront of their fields
  • small class sizes
  • rigorous academic theory brought to life through practical learning
  • team ventures that often become profitable enterprises

As a student, you can use Oxford's world-famous Bodleian Libraries. Oxford has the largest university library system in the UK, with over 11 million print volumes and more online journals and e-books than any other academic institution.

The Sainsbury Library, Saïd Business School's own dedicated resource, houses all the main print collections and online resources in the fields of management, business and finance.

Opened in October 2017, The Oxford Foundry is a new entrepreneurial hub for all Oxford Students, established by Saïd Business School.

The Foundry will provide an environment that encourages and supports students in gaining deeper self-awareness and in developing an entrepreneurial mindset.

Ana Bakshi

Director, Oxford Foundry

Park End Street

Park End Street offers outstanding learning and meeting facilities in a stunning contemporary building.

Located in the city centre, next to Oxford’s railway station, is the main campus.

Learning spaces

Facilities include the School's dedicated Sainsbury Library, part of the University of Oxford's network of Bodleian Libraries.

Other learning facilities include:

  • a 300-seat auditorium
  • oak-panelled lecture theatres
  • large, flexible classrooms and seminar rooms
  • 18 boardroom-style meeting spaces for small group discussions
  • an entrepreneurs’ hub
  • a 400-seat outdoor amphitheatre for summer events

Meeting spaces

The School boasts many open spaces where students and teaching staff can meet and talk informally over a drink or dinner.

These include:

  • a spectacular club room with a bar, lounge, terrace and garden views
  • a café
  • large landscaped gardens
  • private dining rooms with panoramic views across Oxford’s famous spires

Egrove Park

Egrove library

Two miles from Oxford city centre, Egrove Park is set in 37 acres of stunning, tranquil parkland.

This site is used for our Executive Education programmes.

Built in 1967, in a modernist style, the campus has a combination of teaching, conference, residential, and recreational spaces.

The first-class facilities include:

  • modern lecture theatres and classrooms
  • a gym, tennis courts, snooker table and croquet lawn
  • an excellent restaurant
  • 63 study bedrooms with en-suite facilities