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Posted by: on January 5, 2022

Studying at Oxford through a pandemic

Skoll Scholar and MBA alumna, Shiemaa Ahmed decided to take a year and study during a global pandemic. With a mass of uncertainty that the Covid-19 pandemic brought, Shiemaa still managed to make the most of her time at Oxford. What made you decide to do an MBA during the pandemic? I applied for the […]

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Posted by: on December 3, 2021

One year into the Oxford 1+1 MBA, one year into policy, business and purpose

I absolutely loved my job back home. I got the opportunity to work with dreamers and doers at the forefront of business sustainability alongside social entrepreneurs, activists, public servants, and many others. I oversaw the Peruvian Social Enterprise Platform, KUNAN. Together with a small but powerful team, we showed that business – no matter how […]

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Posted by: on November 4, 2021

Learning how to better serve

Warren Buffett once said he was lucky to be born American. After living, working, and studying in the United States, I came to the conclusion that he was right; my experiences in the US and Europe have shown me that there is a huge gap of opportunities for people born in developed countries to those […]

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Posted by: on October 29, 2021

How garbage led me to Oxford

My journey to Oxford started with an experience I never should have had. It was 2014, and I was a year away from completing my undergrad at Brigham Young University (BYU) in Utah, USA. Two friends invited me to join them on a summer study-abroad program at the University of Cambridge. I flatly said no. […]

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Posted by: on October 27, 2021

Now is the right time for the Oxford 1+1 MBA

During my six years at the UK Treasury, I often told people that I had the best job in government. I loved working on financial services policy, and felt very lucky to be part of tackling some of the most important and interesting issues facing my country, from Brexit to COVID-19. So it came as […]

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Posted by: on October 15, 2021

Three reasons I chose the Oxford 1+1 MBA

When I left my job before coming to Oxford, I had the chance to chat with our CEO and ask her for advice as I entered this next phase of graduate school. One bit that resonated with me the most was to “deliberately seek out perspectives that are different, sometimes even oppositional, than yours – […]

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Posted by: on October 13, 2021

It’s a sail-abration: Pershing Square scholars at sea

A few weeks before our MBA programme started, a group of six Pershing Square scholars set out to explore the coast of Britain on a week-long sailing trip. Our scholarship brings together a group of 1+1s, a unique programme within the MBA allowing students to study an MSc of their choice before the MBA. Our […]

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Posted by: on October 7, 2021

Oxford, Finally.

On a gray evening in late April, I stepped off a bus and finally set foot in Oxford for the first time. The day had been long, but the journey has been even longer. Before the start of the school year, I made the difficult decision to complete the first term of my MBA remotely, […]

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Posted by: on October 6, 2021

This is what an Oxford epiphany looks like

2020-21 Skoll Scholar, Libby McCarthy, shares how her year at Oxford’s Saïd Business School lead her on a transformational journey from ag-tech to age-tech! When I set foot in Oxford a year ago, I was asked, “what do you hope to get out of your year?” My response? “I hope I end up somewhere I could have […]

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Posted by: on September 10, 2021

Meet the Oxford MBA Class of 2021-22: Sanoma Jean

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: Tech & Data Sector/Industry you are hoping to work in post-MBA: Entrepreneurship, Impact & Tech […]

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