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Posted by: on March 4, 2022

What I love about being an MBA mom

When I got into Oxford for my MBA, I was fraught with indecision as to whether I should accept- was it possible to effectively balance the role of a full-time student with that of a mother? Now, almost a year later, I’m excited to say I have no regrets- the experience has been challenging, exhilarating […]

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Posted by: on December 13, 2021

Life as a Mom.B.A.

As my section was trying to wrap their heads around the Capital Asset Pricing Model, I felt myself float far outside my zone of comfort. It felt amazing. It felt like true growth. Growth characterizes my first term at the Oxford Saïd MBA program. Bouncing around from class to Union debates, panel discussions of Oxford […]

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Posted by: on October 20, 2021

My road to the Oxford MBA

I have spent a lot of weeks reflecting on how I got here. The MBA forces you to do this… Being in a room with so many diverse people forces you to reflect on your ‘whys’… Why an MBA? Why Oxford? What do I hope to achieve? What path do I take from here? And […]

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Posted by: on September 20, 2021

Meet the Oxford MBA Class of 2021-22: Stephen Robinson

We are excited to welcome the Oxford MBA Class of 2021-22 to Oxford this September. Get to know our incoming students in this blog post series as they prepare to join Saïd Business School. Tell us about yourself Sector/Industry you worked in pre-MBA: Strategy and Tech Consulting for TMT clients Sector/Industry you are hoping to work in post-MBA: Strategy and […]

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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 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 September 24, 2020

On leadership, friendship and the absurdity of life

Life is a little different since we last spoke. In my earlier blog post Coronavirus was a small piece of news from a distant land. January 31 was the first day it entered the public forum of our cohort’s social media channels. As February wore on and the situation worsened, what officially became known as […]

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Posted by: on August 25, 2020

Get to know Osemhen Okenyi, Class of 2020-21

Tell us about yourself: Wife to one, mother to two, innovating as an engineer by day and writing by night. You can also catch me reading novels, baking pastries or hanging out with Blazers & Baby, the community I founded for career women to support one another in achieving work-life balance. Sector/Industry you worked in […]

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Posted by: on April 22, 2020

Gratitude during Covid-19

It is without a doubt an incredibly challenging, unprecendented and unimaginable period that humanity is facing today. With all the hardship and difficulty that we are all facing, I wanted to take a moment to practice some gratitude and share with you all various things I am most grateful for. Breathing in the fresh and […]

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Posted by: on April 9, 2020

Hilary term: the Oxford MBA so far

Like any great adventure, time does truly fly. It seems like yesterday my family and I were packing our “life” in a few bags to move to Oxford. It has now been almost 8 months since our big move; Michaelmas and Hilary term have come to an end, which means we are more than halfway […]

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