Oxford Executive Diploma in Global Business

Maximise your effectiveness in the changing global business environment

Start date:


  • One year

Time commitment:

  • Part time


  • Oxford


  • £29,183

About the programme

Globalisation has fundamentally changed the way business works and continues to rewrite the rules for business leaders.

On this part-time postgraduate diploma for experienced professionals, you will both widen and deepen your understanding of these challenges and learn how to improve your effectiveness in the changing global business landscape.

This lively, interactive diploma provides the academic rigour of a specialised Oxford masters-level qualification in a format designed to suit busy executives. The programme consists of four modules, over one year.


  • Global strategy (25 - 28 January 2023)
  • Risk and reputation (19 - 22 April 2023)
  • Corporate diplomacy in a global context (14 - 17 June 2023)
  • Business challenges in emerging markets (4 - 7 October 2023)

On completion of the four modules and related assessments, you will be equipped with the skills and knowledge to fulfil senior international responsibilities and drive organisational success.

Class profile (2020-21)

Study alongside other business leaders from across the world, sharing experiences and gaining fresh insights.


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Oxford literally changed the 'lens' on how I view issues and opportunities. The network is far-reaching and lifelong and my experience surpassed my expectations. I'd highly recommend it.

Jim Fox

President, Ethos Angel Investment Inc, Canada


We are an extraordinary, cutting-edge, global business school community, embedded at the heart of a world-class university.

Each diploma module will provide interaction and networking opportunities with classmates, faculty and industry guests, as well as the opportunity to try many unique Oxford experiences.

As a participant, you will enjoy programme dinners with your class in historic Oxford colleges, along with social activities designed to embrace the rich traditions, culture and intellectual flavours of the city.

Graduates of the diploma become lifelong members of the Oxford Business Alumni (OBA) Network, connecting you to a network drawn from across the University of Oxford in your city and sector.

To you

  • 完成一个米asters-level qualification alongside your current role
  • Gain international insights, knowledge and skills
  • Build your professional networks with fellow business leaders from across the world
  • Boost your confidence and credibility at board-level

To your organisation

  • Develop leaders with enhanced strategic decision-making and an international mindset
  • Gain practical solutions to address the complexities of global business and management
  • Retain and develop top achievers and high-potential employees
  • Tap into game-changing research

Meet the faculty

Meet the faculty

Oxford Saïd’s outstanding faculty bring access to cutting-edge research, a wealth of industry experience and the ability to present complex concepts and lead high-level executive debate.

Scholarships and funding

We are committed to supporting and promoting diversity and inclusion.

We offer one £10,000 Women's Scholarship in each class, which is designed to support the progression of talented women into senior roles.

We also offer two £10,000 Director's Awards, which are open to candidates who can effectively demonstrate how they will enhance the learning experience of the cohort through the diverse experiences they have accumulated to date.

The Diploma and the Executive MBA

The Diploma in Global Business provides a proven pathway to the Oxford Executive MBA.

Although the diploma is a self-standing University of Oxford qualification, it also provides a pathway to the Oxford Executive MBA. Both programmes are assessed at the same academic level and diploma participants, therefore, receive exemptions from the four equivalent Executive MBA modules, as well as a fee reduction.

Overall, the programme, the professors and the School are worth travelling a thousand miles for. The networks and lifelong friendships all over the world are priceless.

Abigail Marie D Casanova

Senior VP - President and CEO, SB Finance, Philippines

This programme is designed for experienced professionals with five or more years' work experience.

Participants are likely to be working in a global role or looking to take up a position with a global focus.

We welcome enquiries from potential applicants and would be happy to discuss the programme with you in more detail and review your CV.

Find out what our current participants and alumni think about this diploma by reading our class blogs.



The programme fee covers tuition costs, course materials, essential reading texts, assessments and associate college membership. Lunch and refreshments are provided daily and there is an evening dinner at a different Oxford college during each module.

Accommodation is not included in the fee. You should make arrangements to stay in Oxford during the modules.