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Posted by: on December 20, 2021

Choosing the uncertain future: reflections on the first term

“You need to make the choice between a certain present and an uncertain – potentially better – future.” Our Organizational Behavior professor Michael Gill stood at the front of the classroom, with a picture of an empty white room projected behind him. He’d described a scenario: what if we woke up from our life as […]

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Posted by: on December 17, 2021

Student treks pre-MBA

At a time when ‘together’ comes with a small side of anxiety, and ‘new friends’ are something we haven’t thought about in nearly two years, coming into a brand new journey like an MBA program, I knew it was more important now than ever to find a way to bring everyone together. With COVID19 restrictions […]

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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 December 17, 2019

Slush, Saunas, the Seed Fund, oh my!

Stepping into the Helsinki Expo and Convention Center the morning of November 21st felt like stepping into an alternate universe of tech startups and Venture Capital (VC) firms ready to intermingle at an indoor music festival. The venue had been transformed by neon pink and blue lights, trendy food stalls, and even an indoor garden […]

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Posted by: on June 14, 2019

Our MIINT journey

The MBA Impact Investing Network & Training (MIINT) competition saw 31 MBA teams take part in 2019. With Yale receiving 1st place with a $50,000 investment prize, Oxford and Wharton were selected as runners up with $25,000 each, as investment for the companies they represented.  Our Oxford MBA team recall their journey through the tournament […]

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Posted by: on April 12, 2019

Taking the Plunge into Myanmar

Roaming the halls during the Oxford Freshers Week in late September, I was floored by the number of societies and student organisations present in the Examination School building. There were what seemed like endless rooms filled with even more societies. And then I haphazardly walked by a booth with the name “Oxford Development Consultancy” written […]

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Posted by: on December 17, 2018

RE:creation triumph at C4Bi competition

Its 6:45pm, we have 15 minutes to finalise a presentation to FC Barcelona, copy check a letter on Chef Ferran Adria’s ‘creative audit process’ and make sure our strategic recommendations make sense. This moment of the ‘Creativity for Business Innovation’ competition arrived ten hours after sitting around a boardroom table, trying not to be overheard […]

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Posted by: on August 24, 2018

Get to know Colin Tierney

Q1. In one word, how would your best friend describe you, and how would you manager describe you? Best friend: Curious Manager: Determined Q2. Tell us about where you have come from and what has led you to Oxford. I’m from St. Louis, USA where I’d been a product manager at a small healthcare tech […]

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Posted by: on May 18, 2018

East Africa Trek

If you had a trust that could generate $200K every year, what would you do with your time? This question was posed to me while I was sunbathing on a boat, in Lamu, with brilliant people representing all of the continents, learning about how to do business in East Africa. I actually could truly in […]

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Posted by: on March 28, 2018

Crossing the ford: my hardest lesson yet from the Oxford MBA

The City of Dreaming Spires takes its nickname from a little-known poem by Matthew Arnold. But when it was published in 1865, just one of 240 lines paid tribute to that celebrated skyline. The rest more or less memorialized the town’s incessant wetness—from “an upland dim” where the author walked, chased by “volleying rains and […]

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