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Posted by: on November 24, 2021

Human Connection: Connecting the dots

Two months to the date of our first induction lecture at Saïd Business School, the one thing that strikes me every day whilst being at Oxford is, the people. It sounds obvious when you think our cohort is made up of 355 exceptionally talented people, representing 71 nationalities, but, it goes much further than their […]

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Posted by: on November 11, 2021

Planting Seeds

It’s been a little over a month since we began our MBA at Saïd Business School, and almost exactly two months since I landed in Oxford. While I wouldn’t go as far as to say that we’ve arrived at Hogwarts, this is probably the closest we’re going to get to that, aren’t we? From listening […]

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Posted by: on November 8, 2021

Meet the Oxford MBA Class of 2021-22: Sophie Frankham-Smith

We are excited to welcome the Oxford MBA Class of 2021-22 to Oxford. Get to know our incoming students in this blog post series. Tell us about yourself Sector/Industry you worked in pre-MBA: Management Consulting Sector/Industry you are hoping to work in post-MBA: Strategy and Operations or Entrepreneurship Country of residence before coming to Oxford: United States (Washington, D.C.) […]

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Posted by: on November 4, 2021

Learning how to better serve

Warren Buffett once said he was lucky to be born American. After living, working, and studying in the United States, I came to the conclusion that he was right; my experiences in the US and Europe have shown me that there is a huge gap of opportunities for people born in developed countries to those […]

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Posted by: on November 1, 2021

Oxford Saïd Military Veterans Club one year on

Another cohort goes by and it is time for a new Representative for the Oxford Saïd Military Veterans Club Is the MBA right for me? Will I fit in? Will I find a job after? These are just some of the questions that many people ask when considering an MBA – but which for veterans […]

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Posted by: on October 29, 2021

How garbage led me to Oxford

My journey to Oxford started with an experience I never should have had. It was 2014, and I was a year away from completing my undergrad at Brigham Young University (BYU) in Utah, USA. Two friends invited me to join them on a summer study-abroad program at the University of Cambridge. I flatly said no. […]

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Posted by: on October 27, 2021

Now is the right time for the Oxford 1+1 MBA

During my six years at the UK Treasury, I often told people that I had the best job in government. I loved working on financial services policy, and felt very lucky to be part of tackling some of the most important and interesting issues facing my country, from Brexit to COVID-19. So it came as […]

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Posted by: on October 22, 2021

And so, the adventure begins!

It was only three weeks ago when I boarded the bus to Oxford and it already seems like a truckload of experiences. From biking by the Thames canal, dancing to Bhangra tunes in pubs, attending ‘Harry Potteresque’ formal dinners to having drinks with dinosaurs, it’s been a surreal experience. I come from India – a […]

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Posted by: on October 20, 2021

My road to the Oxford MBA

I have spent a lot of weeks reflecting on how I got here. The MBA forces you to do this… Being in a room with so many diverse people forces you to reflect on your ‘whys’… Why an MBA? Why Oxford? What do I hope to achieve? What path do I take from here? And […]

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Posted by: on October 18, 2021

This is what living your best life looks like

I made it to Oxford. What a milestone. Here I am, finally starting my MBA degree. I have wanted to do an MBA since I was 15, so the journey leading me here has clearly been a long and eventful one. I was drawn to an MBA degree for the peer learning opportunities the programme […]

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