Alex Lew









I will blog about the process of career search, the academic rigor / expectations of the programme and the fun facts of everyday life in the Saïd Business School MBA programme.

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Posted by: on January 22, 2015

We also questioned what being ‘world class’ meant

The term exams just ended and many MBA candidates in Saïd Business School tasted for the first time in many years what it feels like to be a nervous student again. Prior to the exams, the Sainsbury Library was packed with students trying to cramp 8 to 10 lectures of content in 2 to 3 […]

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Posted by: on December 15, 2014

“Firms and Markets”

The last 3 weeks have been overwhelming. Classes were getting more intense with assignment deadlines nearing. MBA candidates rushed to complete their valuation models for a fictional Waitrose acquisition case. It was a common sight to see both poets and quants work together to evaluation the acquisition of a wine business in Africa. Students debated […]

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Posted by: on November 11, 2014

Be very clear what you want in an MBA programme…

MBA Candidates in Saïd Business School struggle to balance school work, career search and social life. This is especially so during the peak of the MBA recruitment period between October and December when students put in their best application to secure a placement in MBA programmes. We are also pleasantly distracted by world class musicals […]

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Posted by: on October 20, 2014

… and the work load has been intense

In this blog post, I hope to give you an objective insight of our programme. We are 4 weeks into the programme and the work load has been intense. Some of us feel like we have never worked so hard before. The first lecture usually starts at 845am sharp. Candidates are not allowed to be […]

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Posted by: on October 10, 2014

I wanted a programme that built great leaders

If you are reading this blog, it is likely that you are considering an MBA programme in a world class university in the near future. Like you, I had always wanted an MBA as a terminating degree for two reasons. First, I wanted global exposure across many sectors in quick time. Second, I wanted a […]

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