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Nana Abena

Degree:

MBA

Location:

Ghana

Industry:

Accounting

Year:

2018-19

By Nana Abena

Get to know Nana Abena

Q1. In one word, how would your best friend describe you, and how would your manager describe you?

Best friend: Intelligent (that’s why he’s my bff 😊)
Manager: Responsible

Q2. Tell us about where you have come from and what has led you to Oxford.
I am from Accra, Ghana, I am a chartered accountant and worked as an audit senior associate with the Assurance division at PricewaterhouseCoopers Ghana. I chose Oxford because of its rich history, the focus on quality education, diversity, responsible business and social impact at Saïd Business School

Q3. What have you done to prepare yourself for the MBA?

Got a lot of rest and ate a lot of local food so I wouldn’t miss it too much when I arrived 😊 (Didn’t work btw)

Q4. What do you hope to gain from completing your MBA?

At the end of the MBA, I hope to be a better professional. I want to leverage the networks I develop here in my future endeavours.

Q5. What is the best advice you received before commencing your MBA?

Allow yourself to enjoy the experience

Q6. What part of the programme are you most looking forward to?

I do not have one aspect of the MBA I am most looking forward to because the journey and experience promises to be truly amazing. I am ready for the ride with its ups and downs. However, I hear the MBAT is awesome, so I am looking forward to that.

Q7. What do you think will be the most challenging part of the programme?

There is no shortage of activities and opportunities at Oxford. Figuring out the organisations/activities I want to be a part of will be a challenge without having to experience the much talked about “FOMO” (Fear of missing out).

Q8. How do you plan to take the learnings from the MBA to influence positive change?

The MBA programme is so diverse with people from various industries, countries and cultures. It will be interesting to learn from my peers, colleagues, and alumni amongst others. I am looking to take the learnings from this programme to eventually help improve the political and social culture amongst young females in Ghana.

Q9. Are there any sport teams, societies, or clubs you’re hoping to become a member of?

Unfortunately, I’m not built for sports, but I am interested in playing some tennis so hopefully I get a chance to do that at GTC!!

Q10. Lastly, what’s your favourite hashtag?
#successmindset

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