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Career Level:
Management (Manager/Director)
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Full time

Programme Director, Executive MBA - Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

About this job


A global leader with an outstanding reputation, Said Business School at Oxford University, 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 educate people for successful business careers, and as a community seek to use our business acumen and global network to address long-horizon phenomena like demographic change, new technologies and natural resource scarcity. From our taught programmes to our ground-breaking research and executive education, our community seeks to tackle world-scale problems by producing powerful ideas in new and innovative ways.

The Opportunity

This is a unique and exciting opportunity for an individual with exceptional relationship management and leadership skills to drive, develop and direct the School’s outstanding Executive MBA programme.

Reporting to the Associate Dean for MBA and executive Degrees, and working closely with stakeholders across the School, the Programme Director will be responsible for ensuring the EMBA continues to attract the best talent, and for leading the evolution of the programme so that it delivers a world class student experience, preparing them for leadership roles in a global business environment.


The successful candidate will have excellent relationship management and programme development and delivery skills with a genuine passion for business education. You will be capable of attracting the highest quality applicants to a world class programme and committed to the excellence of the student experience and to innovation in higher education. You will bring experience of operational leadership and delivery to challenging targets, with the sophistication to work across a complex academic organisation. You will demonstrate the ability to inspire enthusiasm for, and ensure the implementation of, an ambitious educational agenda. A requirement for the successful candidate is a university degree. The School has demonstrated an exemplary record of quality over many years evidenced its high rankings and position as the world’s leading single school Global EMBA. This is an exciting leadership opportunity to play a key role in taking forward a unique and ambitious Business School.

Saxton Bampfylde is acting as an employment agency advisor to Said Business School on this appointment. A candidate brief with full application details can be obtained from their website at using reference code XAUXA. Alternatively, email Belinda Beck at or telephone +44 (0)20 7227 0880 (during office hours). Applications should be received by noon on Tuesday 17th April.