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Posted by: on September 19, 2019

Extract the Eternal from the Ephemeral

As my year in Oxford pursuing an MBA draws to a close, I am reminded of the words by Charles Baudelaire to “extract the eternal from the ephemeral.” It’s a finite year in Oxford at SBS, and everyone knows it coming in. Some lament that is only one year early on, instantly finding that they […]

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Posted by: on September 18, 2019

Get to know Sarel van Baalen, MBA 2019-20

Tell us about yourself: A creative striving to craft technical, commercial and business solutions with social impact in mind, I enjoy the complexities behind simple solutions to important issues. I have a passion for developing infrastructure in Africa to improve living conditions and unlock sustainable economic growth for the continent. Sector/Industry you worked in pre-MBA: […]

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Posted by: on September 17, 2019

An MBA Abroad: Reflections and Learnings from my Oxford MBA experience

Today (September 17) marks exactly one year since I started the first day of my MBA program at the University of Oxford. Candidly, to reflect for too long on this past year gives me both a sense of overwhelming happiness and pride, as well as a bittersweet feeling knowing that it has come to an […]

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Posted by: on September 17, 2019

Boiling down the Oxford MBA

Writing in Paris on a sunny summer day, I’m coming to terms with the end of the Oxford MBA degree. There are few triumphs like setting a stretch goal over years and striving above setbacks to achieve it. The Oxford MBA has been nothing short of a profound, intense and demanding year filled with growth, […]

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Posted by: on September 16, 2019

Get to know Vera Argyle, MBA 2019-20

Tell us about yourself: I come to Oxford after six years of working in finance (three in South Africa and three in Australia), focussing on financial due diligence and corporate valuations, and I continue to call Africa home. I have decided on 6 values to take with me into the MBA and these will form […]

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Posted by: on September 15, 2019

Wait, how did I get here?

A short guide on MBA applications. With just two weeks left until I commence my Oxford MBA, I am taking some time to reflect on my life, both personally and professionally. I realised I have never really had time like this before. Come to think of it, since a young age we have been programmed […]

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Posted by: on September 13, 2019

Get to know Bojian Sun, MBA 2019-20

Tell us about yourself: Economist by training, former economic consultant by profession, and lifelong problem solver. I believe with great power comes great responsibilities. I hope an Oxford MBA can equip me with the skillset to make a bigger impact in the business world without losing sight of the critical challenges the world currently faces. […]

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Posted by: on September 12, 2019

Get to know Nikita Pancholi, MBA 2019-20

Tell us about yourself: I’m an ex-consultant with a deep interest in start-ups social impact and Education. Working with entrepreneurs excites and motivates me. My friends would describe me as an extrovert, because I love meeting new people and hearing their stories. I’m also a coffee enthusiast and an in-closet poet who highly appreciates the […]

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Posted by: on September 11, 2019

A Story of a Healthcare Start-up: Lessons in Entrepreneurship

For the past year at Oxford has been a formative and amazing experience, filled with tremendous opportunities for growth and development. I wanted share a few reflections from our Entrepreneurship Project, where our team worked with Saïd Business School mentors and surgeons at the Cleveland Clinic to develop a start-up company, Trinity Analytics, which specialises […]

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Posted by: on September 10, 2019

Get to know Jim Sheppard, MBA 2019-20

Tell us about yourself: I started my professional career as a commodity trader. After realising my true passion for technology, I began working in the tech industry. After some time in Silicon Valley with PayPal, this Chicago native returned to grow with a hometown start-up. An ambition to complete an MBA and an interest in […]

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