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Customised Executive Education

In brief

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Sustainability and the environment for business, NGOs, the public sector and government

At Oxford Smith School, we are firm believers in the University of Oxford’s aim to lead the world in research and education, in ways which benefit society on a national and a global scale. We help to achieve this aim through providing executive education at the connection between enterprise and the environment.

We design our bespoke executive education programmes to equip leaders from business, NGOs, the public sector and government with the skills to transform their organisation’s approach to sustainability. Each course is thoughtfully constructed to respond to the particular challenges your organisation faces.

Customisation options

We offer different approaches to customisation, tailoring our existing courses to various levels or developing an entirely bespoke course. Our executive education team will work with you to assess your learner profile and develop a course to best suit your needs and goals. It is possible to mix-and-match approaches, for example to modify some modules and add entirely bespoke modules to the same offering. 

We tailor our courses to suit a wide variety of expertise profiles, from beginners to experts. Our offerings span the full suite of delivery formats across online, hybrid, in-person at Oxford, or at external sites. Contact our team for an initial discussion of your needs, learners, goals, and delivery preferences, and a no obligations quote. 

Spotlight on previous client

Working in collaboration with Accenture’s dedicated learning team, Oxford Smith School developed a sustainability online lecture series in 2021 with introductory sessions across key sustainability themes including the circular economy, cooling and net zero. In 2022 Accenture and Oxford Smith School co-designed and delivered a subsequent series focused around six sustainability challenges faced by executives including sustainable leadership and net zero transitions. Four of these webinars were developed into a mini-series for Accenture’s Asia Pacific region including Indonesia, Malaysia and China. Over 3,000 Accenture employees attended series 2 sessions alone.

Bespoke modules

The Oxford Smith School offers a wide range of topics for either modifying an open course or designing an entirely bespoke learning programme. All our open courses are available for modification. This non-exhaustive list provides an overview of customisation modules that could be integrated into existing courses or combined to form a bespoke programme. 

We are able to draw on our network of partners across the university to help deliver modules suited to your needs, including the Saïd Business School, Environmental Change Institute, Transport Studies Unit and Institute of New Economic Thinking (INET) among others. Please contact our team to discuss your needs and interests, and we will be delighted to provide you with a proposal suited to your context. 


"The programme gave us worthwhile insights into some of the key factors in the energy transition and climate debate which we have been using in our investment process assessments. The demographics session has also sparked interest in the topic at the Fund and we have done further deep research and thinking in the topic, our investment strategy and as it relates to the broader global macro environment and outlook. 

From an organisational perspective, the Smith School has been very professional, responsive and accommodating with regards to issues and concerns we may have had. The course director and the team were delightful to work and engage with. The venue was great as was the catering."

In brief

Contact our executive education team to learn more about a partnership: