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Posted by: on August 9, 2022

Preparing for the Oxford MBA

Please tell us a bit about yourself! I grew up in Lima, Peru in a low-income family. In fact, that “disadvantage” made me fight even harder for what I want and took every opportunity that I was given during my life. I graduated with honours from university and have an Industrial Engineering degree. My professional […]

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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 August 20, 2021

Meet the Oxford MBA Class of 2021-22: Vinohar Kumar

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: E-Commerce (Supply Chain & Business Development) Sector/Industry you are hoping to work in […]

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Posted by: on August 16, 2021

What the Laidlaw Scholarship means to me

Paseka Khosa is joining the Oxford MBA in September 2021 as an inaugural Laidlaw Scholar. In her first blog post, she shares her journey to the Oxford MBA and what receiving this scholarship means to her. August is Women’s month in South Africa, with the 9th being a public holiday in celebration of Women’s day. […]

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Posted by: on February 10, 2020

Don’t blink

After what seemed to be just four weeks, four months of the Oxford MBA have flown by. With this blog post, I offer advice to the incoming cohort on how to make the most of their time at Oxford: how to hit the ground running, and do so fearlessly. The Oxford MBA is a fast-paced […]

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Posted by: on November 12, 2019

MBA classmates: different, but the same.

One of the strengths of the Oxford MBA is the diversity of the cohort and how this diversity is embraced. This was a major consideration for me in applying at Oxford and now, after just one month at Saïd Business School, I already experience the tremendous value of this. The 2019-2020 cohort consists of 329 […]

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Posted by: on September 18, 2019

Get to know Sarel van Baalen, MBA 2019-20

Tell us about yourself: A creative striving to craft technical, commercial and business solutions with social impact in mind, I enjoy the complexities behind simple solutions to important issues. I have a passion for developing infrastructure in Africa to improve living conditions and unlock sustainable economic growth for the continent. Sector/Industry you worked in pre-MBA: […]

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Posted by: on September 13, 2018

Get to know Sourav Kalra

Q1. In one word, how would your best friend describe you, and how would you manager describe you? Best friend: Too British Manager: Dependable Q2. Tell us about where you have come from and what has led you to Oxford. India is my home country and I have lived in Europe for  7 years, 5 […]

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Posted by: on August 13, 2018

The Aspen seminar and the value of self-reflection

My main objective for studying the MBA was to give myself the opportunity to benefit from a time of self-reflection and introspection. As counterintuitive as it may seem, coping with the fast pace of an MBA programme makes the real you, your strengths and your weaknesses come to the surface. I do not underestimate the […]

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Posted by: on March 15, 2017

Some ruminations on the Oxford MBA experience

I decided to come to Oxford Saïd because I was sold the vision of doing an MBA in a School embedded inside a great University. And, respecting one of the great traditions of Oxford, namely the Socratic Method, I will try to investigate whether this preliminary vision agreed with the physical reality. At a systemic […]

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