MBA in Social Entrepreneurship through Skoll Scholarship

Skoll Centre For Social Entrepreneurship: MBA in Social Entrepreneurship





The Skoll Scholarship Programme


Five fully funded MBA scholarships per annum have been created through a generous benefaction from the Skoll Foundation as part of the newly established Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship within the Said Business School, University of Oxford, UK. The one-year, full time, MBA in Social Entrepreneurship will combine elements of the current MBA programme with distinctive modules in topics of value to social entrepreneurs such as developing funding and the use of metrics to establish performance.


The Oxford MBA has a number of highly distinctive features (see further:


In terms of the students, it is one of the most international and varied in the world (typically 70% come from outside Europe).


It is a one-year course that is intensive and intellectually demanding.


The MBA positions students within the university as a whole, not just the Business School. All the students are also graduate members of Oxford colleges, with the many benefits that brings. Thus, students spend their working days in a state-of-the-art business school, but may live and socialise in a 15th century college.


A typical MBA cohort of 150-200 students provides an excellent balance between diversity of participants and individual attention.


The Skoll Scholarships are eligible to people who have an impressive track record working in the social entrepreneurship arena and have demonstrated entrepreneurial skills to create or build new institutions that have a social, health related, educational, or environmental benefit and who wish to study the MBA in Social Entrepreneurship Programme at the Saïd Business School. The MBA in Social Entrepreneurship will provide the opportunity to develop key business skills and a rigorous approach to successful entrepreneurial activities that will underpin the scholar’s future activities in the social entrepreneurship field. Applicants must have experience of, or be working in, the social entrepreneurship arena and have the ambition to return to this field.


More information about the Skoll Centre in Social Entrepreneurship can be found at: or email Dr Alex Nicholls at:


To be considered for the one of the Skoll Scholarships, candidates need only state their interest in the ‘Scholarships’ section of the MBA application form: