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Posted by: on August 3, 2022

10 tips for the incoming MBA class

It was only around 18 months ago when I received my Hogwarts letter calling me to a year of rich tradition, history, self-reflection, and development. And this past year has been just that. From being an absolute wreck overwhelmed with the idea of traveling and moving continents in the middle of a pandemic to a […]

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Posted by: on July 12, 2022

Getting involved with your Oxford college

One of the major differentiators between Saïd Business School (including the “other” business school 86 miles away) and the other MBA schools across the world is University life. There are 39 Oxford colleges and 6 Permanent Private Halls, and as an MBA, you become a part of one of the colleges to become a part […]

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Posted by: on June 30, 2022

A culture of collaboration like no other

I recently had a call with an acquaintance who was interested in learning more about the MBA experience. “Isn’t it competitive?” they asked me. I could not repress a chuckle. Although I could understand their assumption about business students, I was very proud to tell them that Saïd Business School (SBS) was quite the opposite. […]

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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 May 3, 2022

How my MBA has been a year to venture out, express, and be the best version of myself

212 days or 7 months in, 5 more to go. Phew, that flew by way faster than I had imagined! This reminds me of something Steve Jobs quoted, “One cannot connect the dots looking forward, but only when you look backward”, I can now see why. I have begun to trust in the process of […]

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Posted by: on April 13, 2022

Oxford MBA team place top 3 in prestigious healthcare case competition

In April 2022, our team of five Oxford MBA students – with diverse backgrounds in medicine, pharma, public health and finance – came in Top 3 in a prestigious international healthcare case competition hosted by Alira Health & SDA Bocconi School of Management. The case involved conducting biosimilar candidate screening, undertaking financial and health economic […]

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Posted by: on March 3, 2022

Top three pieces of advice for incoming Oxford MBA students

And just like that, the Oxford MBA class of 2022 is over halfway through the Hilary term. This has been a life changing year and given the recent milestone, here follows some reflection on my journey to date. The MBA class is vibrantly diverse and I am no exception. Growing up in a small Cumbrian […]

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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 January 12, 2022

What I’ve been grateful for in Michaelmas term

Throughout the last few years, I kept a weekly gratitude journal on and off. At the end of each week, I would write down 3 things I was grateful for. When the MBA started, this was one of my past routines that I didn’t quite keep up with. So for this blog post, I’ve decided […]

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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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