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Posted by: on May 26, 2016

Twelve Days to Beat the GMAT

I consider it a blessing that growing up and being educated in Canada, I’ve never been required to write any entrance examinations for admission into university.  Until the GMAT, my life had been spared the soulless endeavour that is standardized testing. Now for the record, I actually did write the SATs when I was in […]

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Posted by: on May 23, 2016

And what’s your other one?

“Wait you aren’t doing your MBA with us?” If I had a dollar for every time I have been asked this, I would be very rich by now. My “No, I am on the 1+1 MBA programme” is followed by a “oh, wow I didn’t know that! I have seen you around the business school […]

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Posted by: on May 13, 2016

Top Ten Things I Learned on The Africa Trek

1. The founders of M-KOPA and their Nairobi campus teeming with sharp, happy employees will blow your mind with how much a few Oxford MBAs can achieve in three years. 2. You don’t really know who you are until you’re cranky in pyjamas with no make-up on in another country with the classmates you tried […]

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Posted by: on May 12, 2016

Beware of keeping busy – What the Oxford MBA taught me about being conscious a...

In my MBA, I learned a lot of the skills I had imagined I would. I learned to be a better leader by being a better listener, a better strategist by being able to connect the dots, and a better manager by understanding how different business functions interact to create value. However, some of my […]

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Posted by: on May 3, 2016

MBA Digital Transformation Elective in New York

Having just returned from an extended trip to the US where we had the chance to learn everything there is to know about digital marketing, I can safely attest that Oxford courses taught abroad are at least as outstanding as Oxford courses taught in Oxford. The Digital Marketing course is an elective set up by […]

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Posted by: on April 28, 2016

Aspiring for the City of Dreaming Spires

Last September, I embarked on a leap of faith that might just change my life forever. Just a couple months away from bidding adieu to my twenties, I decided it was time for a transformational moment and began to apply for the internationally renowned MBA program here at Saïd Business School. From the beginning, I considered […]

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Posted by: on April 26, 2016

My 5 Key Learnings From The Oxford South Africa Elective

I recently returned from the Johannesburg elective, taught by the amazing Mthuli Ncube. Over the course of a week, the 40+ participants immersed ourselves in all things Africa. From site visits to Standard Bank and the Nelson Mandela Foundation, to meetings with leading South African businessman Mark Alberti of Massmart and Colin Coleman of Goldman […]

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Posted by: on April 25, 2016

A Peek Inside the warehouses of ‘Earth’s Most Customer-Centric Company’

“Work Hard. Have Fun. Make History:” these words greeted us when we walked into Amazon’s fulfilment centre at Rugeley, UK. Imagine the plight of someone who has spent her life in cubicles for the past seven and a half years, and suddenly finds herself staring at an 800,000 sq. feet expanse, most of which is […]

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Posted by: on April 25, 2016

The Home Manager

There is a joke that floats around that when an Indian woman walks up to her manager with her wedding invitation, the manager understands it to be a resignation letter. If her resignation is not immediate after her marriage, then it’s just a matter of time before she resigns in the name of maternity. The […]

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Posted by: on April 18, 2016

Digital Empire State of Mind – The NYC Elective

This week I had an elective in NYC getting an incredible look into the entire digital media landscape. From brands like L’Oreal, The Met, and New York City Hall to publishers like Mashable and the New York Times to agencies like WPP and FCB. Having worked on the technology side at Google I knew some […]

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