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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 March 11, 2022

Oxford MBA Student Co-Presidents work with faculty to harness the power of diver...

Oxford MBA student Co-Presidents Mishern Chetty and Mary Zhukovskaya, as part of the Student Council, are using their combined experience in business and leadership, to raise the voices of fellow students to create a more diverse curriculum, in partnership with faculty. Mishern, from South Africa, has played various entrepreneurial roles in a range of industries, […]

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Posted by: on November 8, 2021

Meet the Oxford MBA Class of 2021-22: Sophie Frankham-Smith

We are excited to welcome the Oxford MBA Class of 2021-22 to Oxford. Get to know our incoming students in this blog post series. Tell us about yourself Sector/Industry you worked in pre-MBA: Management Consulting Sector/Industry you are hoping to work in post-MBA: Strategy and Operations or Entrepreneurship Country of residence before coming to Oxford: United States (Washington, D.C.) […]

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Posted by: on January 10, 2021

Get to know Sanya Rajpal, Oxford MBA Class of 2020-2021

Tell us a bit about yourself I am a Development and Policy Expert, Entrepreneur and Lawyer. Passionately dedicated to creating impact and facilitating change through creating opportunities for people’s excellence to shine – usually through education, entrepreneurship and cognitive skills. Most recently I was working at the UN, working on trade&development issues. I’m driven by […]

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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 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 November 24, 2020

Has your world changed this year? How do you feel going into the MBA in a COVID-...

“My world hasn’t changed at all this year”… … said no-one ever about 2020. As we hurtle towards the end of Michaelmas term (already?!) and we are less than six weeks away from closing the door on 2020, it seems like a great opportunity to address the question; “Has your world changed this year?” I […]

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Posted by: on November 20, 2020

What led me to the Oxford MBA

Last year, I completed a decade long goal to visit all 50 American states before turning 30. I road tripped from one ocean to the other, I went glamping in Montana on the way to Glacier National Park, and I attended the Houston (Texas) Rodeo after touring NASA among other trips and adventures. While visiting […]

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Posted by: on November 9, 2020

Get to know Maria Rotilu, Class of 2020-21

Tell us about yourself: I’m a former management consultant turned venture builder who helped startups like Uber and scale in Sub-Saharan Africa. I enjoy helping technology businesses reach global scale. On a lazy day, you’ll find me writing, reading or watching a TV show. I am a little obsessed with cyberpunk dystopian movies or […]

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Posted by: on November 9, 2020


Tell us about yourself: I am an avid advocate for women development, with over 5 years professional experience working across communities, governmental and non-governmental organizations, my passion and commitment to driving gender parity has led to key engagements between the Houses of Parliament London, Senate of Nigeria, United Nations Addis Ababa and TEDx.  Sector/Industry you […]

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