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Posted by: on December 18, 2020

“Maria, I think you’re on Mute!”

Although It’s been just seven weeks into the MBA, it feels longer; it feels more like halfway into the program. A lot’s happened. (in a good way!) We started without a lockdown, and now there is a lockdown. Thankfully, educational purposes are sort of exempt so we still get in person classes. My week typically […]

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Posted by: on December 18, 2020

Together Apart: Staying Connected During the UK Lockdown

In early November, with Covid-19 cases rising in the United Kingdom and around the world, the UK government announced a month-long lockdown to help curb the spread of the virus. With the weather turning cold, days getting shorter, and coursework in full swing, this was unwelcome news, to say the least. Many of us felt […]

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Posted by: on December 8, 2020

MBA & Motherhood? Yes, You Can

When I started thinking about doing an MBA, I spent hours googling “MBA and motherhood”.  What would a day in my life look like? Would I be able to keep up with the frantic pace of business school, and balance the pressure with the demands of mothering? Would my children recognize the inconveniences as part […]

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Posted by: on December 2, 2020

“Reflections from a whirlwind first few months: a note of gratitude”

I had heard from previous students that the MBA would fly by quickly, and a few months into the programme I can see exactly why!  Since starting Launch in late September, it’s been hard to find moments to pause and reflect, so I’m grateful to have the opportunity to write this blog post. In fact, […]

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Posted by: on November 24, 2020

Has your world changed this year? How do you feel going into the MBA in a COVID-...

“My world hasn’t changed at all this year”… … said no-one ever about 2020. As we hurtle towards the end of Michaelmas term (already?!) and we are less than six weeks away from closing the door on 2020, it seems like a great opportunity to address the question; “Has your world changed this year?” I […]

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Posted by: on November 20, 2020

What led me to the Oxford MBA

Last year, I completed a decade long goal to visit all 50 American states before turning 30. I road tripped from one ocean to the other, I went glamping in Montana on the way to Glacier National Park, and I attended the Houston (Texas) Rodeo after touring NASA among other trips and adventures. While visiting […]

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Posted by: on November 17, 2020

Get to know Elizabeth Wesche, Class of 2020-21

Tell us about yourself: Passionately curious and always interested in a good story, I’ve come to Oxford from parallel careers in strategy consulting and music. You can usually find me chatting with friends over coffee or exploring Oxford’s many parks and old buildings Sector/Industry you worked in pre-MBA: Strategy Consulting / Music Sector/Industry you are […]

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Posted by: on November 11, 2020

“Was it worth it getting an MBA during the pandemic?”

The #1 question I’ve gotten from prospective SBS students in my short time at Oxford has been, without a doubt: “Was it worth it getting an MBA during the pandemic?” The answer is, resoundingly, yes. Don’t get me wrong, going to school during a pandemic has an evolving set of challenges – a hybrid educational […]

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Posted by: on November 9, 2020

Get to know Maria Rotilu, Class of 2020-21

Tell us about yourself: I’m a former management consultant turned venture builder who helped startups like Uber and Branch.co scale in Sub-Saharan Africa. I enjoy helping technology businesses reach global scale. On a lazy day, you’ll find me writing, reading or watching a TV show. I am a little obsessed with cyberpunk dystopian movies or […]

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Posted by: on November 9, 2020

GET TO KNOW CHI OKAFOR, CLASS OF 2020-21

Tell us about yourself: I am an avid advocate for women development, with over 5 years professional experience working across communities, governmental and non-governmental organizations, my passion and commitment to driving gender parity has led to key engagements between the Houses of Parliament London, Senate of Nigeria, United Nations Addis Ababa and TEDx.  Sector/Industry you […]

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