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Posted by: on June 30, 2022

A culture of collaboration like no other

I recently had a call with an acquaintance who was interested in learning more about the MBA experience. “Isn’t it competitive?” they asked me. I could not repress a chuckle. Although I could understand their assumption about business students, I was very proud to tell them that Saïd Business School (SBS) was quite the opposite. […]

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Posted by: on June 7, 2022

Of Pre-MBA internships and all the other maybes

You’ve got into the school your Potterhead self would be proud of. When it finally sinks in, after several weeks, you’re left with one question: What do I do next? Because simply getting into one of the best universities in the world isn’t enough! You start to fret over how you will spend time between […]

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Posted by: on May 12, 2022

Increasing Funding to Female Founders in the UK

Female founders in the UK receive dramatically less funding than their male counterparts. In 2021, despite unprecedented levels of capital raised within private markets, only 1% of venture capital funds went to all-female founded teams in comparison to 90% to all-male founded teams (CEE Report, 2021). This is a missed opportunity. Up to £250 billion […]

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Posted by: on May 10, 2022

Uncovering Character and Purpose Through the Oxford Character Project

What does character mean to you? How does character contribute to good leadership? What does it mean to lead with purpose? How can we align our personal values with the needs of our organisations, communities, and countries? These are the types of questions I get to think about and discuss with peers weekly through the […]

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Posted by: on May 9, 2022

Making memories during Hilary term on the Oxford MBA

  In the book I’m reading, Zen and The Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, there’s a scene where the characters face a crossroads. Four people are on a motorcycle trip across the United States approaching the Great Plains, an expansive flatland east of the Rocky Mountains. The Great Plains make for rough riding, and one character […]

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Posted by: on May 3, 2022

How my MBA has been a year to venture out, express, and be the best version of myself

212 days or 7 months in, 5 more to go. Phew, that flew by way faster than I had imagined! This reminds me of something Steve Jobs quoted, “One cannot connect the dots looking forward, but only when you look backward”, I can now see why. I have begun to trust in the process of […]

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Posted by: on April 30, 2022

Use these top tools for success in your MBA

Everyone told me that this year would fly by. I would blink, and it would be over. As we enter Trinity Term, while it is only technically 50% over, I consider it to be 75% as this will be the last term that I spend in Oxford, sitting in Saïd Business School, debating and discussing […]

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Posted by: on April 13, 2022

Oxford MBA team place top 3 in prestigious healthcare case competition

In April 2022, our team of five Oxford MBA students – with diverse backgrounds in medicine, pharma, public health and finance – came in Top 3 in a prestigious international healthcare case competition hosted by Alira Health & SDA Bocconi School of Management. The case involved conducting biosimilar candidate screening, undertaking financial and health economic […]

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Posted by: on March 17, 2022

Reflections on OSEF

By Bartek Ogonowski and Youmna Sirgi, Oxford MBA 2021-22 On February 25th, over 500 attendees made up of students, alumni and externals, as well as 27 global speakers, came together at the Oxford Saïd Entrepreneurship Forum (#OSEF22). The annual event was momentous as for the first time it was in a truly hybrid format, apt […]

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Posted by: on March 11, 2022

Oxford MBA Student Co-Presidents work with faculty to harness the power of diver...

Oxford MBA student Co-Presidents Mishern Chetty and Mary Zhukovskaya, as part of the Student Council, are using their combined experience in business and leadership, to raise the voices of fellow students to create a more diverse curriculum, in partnership with faculty. Mishern, from South Africa, has played various entrepreneurial roles in a range of industries, […]

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