Oxford Executive Leadership Programme

Develop a practical leadership framework to create value in your organisation


8 weeks, excluding


7–10 hours per week,
entirely online

Learning Format

Weekly modules,
flexible learning

Other Detail

Learn alongside a global cohort of like-minded professionals

You'll walk away with:


Tools and frameworks to refine your personal leadership purpose, in alignment with the purpose of your organisation.


The skills to face workplace challenges, such as having difficult conversations, leading teams, and dealing with complexity.


Leadership strategies for driving organisational change and preparing for the future, while maintaining team performance.


Access to a global network of global leaders, as well as to the official Oxford Executive Education Alumni group on LinkedIn.*

*This is an official Saïd Business School, University of Oxford alumni group for online and executive programmes. Should you fail to successfully complete the programme the group access will be revoked.

Programme outline

Over the duration of this programme, you’ll work your way through the following modules

Module 1: Effective leadership: Leading for high performance
Reflect on the relationship between effective leadership and performance in organisations.

Module 2: The job of the leader: Envisioning and engaging
Learn about vision and engagement as two core activities of leaders.

Module 3: The job of the leader: Choosing and connecting
Learn about decision-making and connection as two core activities of leaders.

Module 4: Leading with power and influence
Explore the significance of power and influence within leadership.

Module 5: Leading teams for effective performance
Explore the functions and dynamics of high-performance leadership.

Module 6: Strategies and models for leading change
Consider the role of the leader in driving change.

Module 7: Mastering complexity and plurality
Explore strategies to manage the complexity inherent in leadership.

Module 8: Reflect on your purpose as a leader
Establish alignment between your personal purpose and the purpose of your organisation.

Programme Director

Professor Tim Morris

Professor of Management Studies
Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

Professor Tim Morris is a leading international expert in professional service firms (PSFs). His research on the role and development of CEOs in large corporations was launched at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, and his work has been featured in Harvard Business Review, The Economist, Financial Times, CNN and Forbes.

You’ll also hear from a number of guest experts, including renowned industry professionals and global leaders during the programme, who will share their insights and opinions. Download the prospectus to see the full list.

Lisa Lang, Head of Learning and Education Americas, Siemens image

“This executive leadership programme was one of the most engaging I have experienced in an online format. The quality of the content was excellent, and this was enhanced by videos of experts in this field. I have come away with knowledge that will benefit me in my current role, and that gives me an idea of how to navigate as I continue my career path.”

Lisa Lang, Head of Learning and Education Americas, Siemens

An online education that sets you apart

This Oxford Executive Leadership Programme is delivered in collaboration with leaders in digital education GetSmarter. Join a global community of professionals who have already had the opportunity to:


Experience a flexible but structured approach to online education as you learn around your schedule


Enjoy a personalised and supported online learning experience


Earn a certificate of attendance from Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

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