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Posted by: on May 9, 2022

Making memories during Hilary term on the Oxford MBA

  In the book I’m reading, Zen and The Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, there’s a scene where the characters face a crossroads. Four people are on a motorcycle trip across the United States approaching the Great Plains, an expansive flatland east of the Rocky Mountains. The Great Plains make for rough riding, and one character […]

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Posted by: on March 17, 2022

Reflections on OSEF

By Bartek Ogonowski and Youmna Sirgi, Oxford MBA 2021-22 On February 25th, over 500 attendees made up of students, alumni and externals, as well as 27 global speakers, came together at the Oxford Saïd Entrepreneurship Forum (#OSEF22). The annual event was momentous as for the first time it was in a truly hybrid format, apt […]

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Posted by: on March 10, 2022

My hopes for the Oxford Africa Business Forum

When deciding to pursue an MBA, the extent of a school’s focus on the African continent was not a metric on my priority list. While I had hoped to get involved in many African societies and clubs, the sad truth was that I did not expect Africa to represent a large portion of the cohort […]

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Posted by: on January 19, 2022

Constantly Inspired and Grateful: Highlights of Michaelmas

And just like that Michaelmas term has come to an end – 13 weeks: 2 weeks of MBA Launch, 7 classes, 2 assessment weeks, 354 new classmates, 72 nationalities, 11 college visits, and so many amazing experiences to kick-off this year. I wanted to share a couple of personal highlights from this first-term: Inspiring Leadership […]

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Posted by: on December 27, 2021

Talking about large scale problems

Food production contributes around 37 per cent of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, almost 19 times the amount from the commercial aviation industry and meat contributes 60 percent of GHG emissions from food production. Within the first few weeks of the MBA commencing, I had learnt more than I could possibly imagine about topics which […]

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Posted by: on December 22, 2021

Michaelmas term at Oxford Saïd

Most of Michaelmas term at Oxford has gone back to ‘normal’, meaning that COVID restrictions have been relaxed enough for students to take part in traditional Oxfordian life. Yet I can assure you, the past four months have been anything but ‘normal’. After more than a year of pandemic life, our MBA cohort has been […]

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Posted by: on September 15, 2021

Chido Chigwedere on completing the Oxford MBA

Life has come full circle. When I found out I got into Oxford, the first person I phoned was my grandfather to ask which school I should choose out of the offers I had. He said, “The decision is yours to make, but if it were up to me, I would choose Oxford.” Here’s why: […]

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Posted by: on January 2, 2021

Get to Know Tom Perfrement, Oxford MBA Class of 2020-2021

Tell us about yourself: Chemical engineer turned management consultant turned social entrepreneur. Passionate about tennis, investing (listed equities), coffee, traveling, and empowering the not-for-profit ecosystem with data analytics capabilities. Sector/Industry you worked in pre-MBA: Management Consulting (L.E.K. Consulting) Sector/Industry you are hoping to work in post-MBA: Social Impact / Funds Management / Consulting Country of […]

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Posted by: on February 12, 2019

Why I Chose Oxford? For a Week Exactly like This

As I think back on this time of year, I remember that last year I was gearing up to head to Oxford for my admissions interview after having received the invitation at the end of January. It was an exciting time, but also a bit nerve-racking. I was thinking through my application for potential questions […]

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Posted by: on February 7, 2019

Oxford Saïd: A place for sisterhood

As someone who went to an all-girls high school, comes from a female-dominated industry (non-profits), and whose family is overrun by strong-minded, independent women, the MBA was my first real foray into a male-dominated world. For this and a number of other reasons, I was a bit nervous arriving at Oxford Saïd in September – […]

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