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Posted by: on June 1, 2020

Interviews with Alumnae: Sixuan Ren

The Road Taken: Surviving the storm nearly 4 years out I am not exaggerating when I say that my life would have never been as exciting as it has become had I never done my MBA at Saïd Business School. When I finished my course, I was at a real crossroads in life as I […]

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Posted by: on October 4, 2016

Lessons learnt from an MBA: Aim high!

A few weeks ago, I finished my MBA degree from Oxford University. One of the most important lessons I learnt is this: Aim high. Constantly being surrounded by smart, driven, and passionate people showed me what high levels of excellence can be achieved with hard work, persistence, and a little luck. Two years ago, nothing […]

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Posted by: on July 22, 2016

Was it worth it to take a year off to do an MBA?

“As he walked towards business school for the last time on a mild summer day, Andreas couldn’t help but think what he had achieved this year. Just a year ago, he had embarked on what promised to be a golden year. In order to do so, he had traded a safe job for an uncertain […]

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Posted by: on June 9, 2016

Overcoming Obstacles at Oxford

Throughout the year, one of the biggest lessons I’ve learned is how to motivate myself, stay motivated, and when faced with obstacles, overcome them. I’ve seen this lesson in almost every book I’ve read and I’ve seen it play over and over again throughout my lessons in and out of the MBA program. When I […]

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Posted by: on June 9, 2016

Become a better leader by being a better listener

In popular culture, great leaders are often portrayed as lone geniuses. However, I believe leadership is a team effort. As the saying goes, “a leader without followers is just taking a walk”. I believe that great leaders are also great listeners, enabling them to lead their organizations to greatness. In my MBA, I had an […]

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Posted by: on June 8, 2016

Final weeks of Trinity

Can’t believe it is the 2nd last week of Trinity! This term is packed with electives, projects, career related training and also focusing on narrowing down the options in summer and after graduation. There are many under-rated reasons for doing an MBA – here are the top ones after coming to Oxford: the chance to stop and reflect […]

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Posted by: on May 12, 2016

Beware of keeping busy – What the Oxford MBA taught me about being conscious a...

In my MBA, I learned a lot of the skills I had imagined I would. I learned to be a better leader by being a better listener, a better strategist by being able to connect the dots, and a better manager by understanding how different business functions interact to create value. However, some of my […]

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Posted by: on May 3, 2016

MBA Digital Transformation Elective in New York

Having just returned from an extended trip to the US where we had the chance to learn everything there is to know about digital marketing, I can safely attest that Oxford courses taught abroad are at least as outstanding as Oxford courses taught in Oxford. The Digital Marketing course is an elective set up by […]

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Posted by: on April 26, 2016

My 5 Key Learnings From The Oxford South Africa Elective

I recently returned from the Johannesburg elective, taught by the amazing Mthuli Ncube. Over the course of a week, the 40+ participants immersed ourselves in all things Africa. From site visits to Standard Bank and the Nelson Mandela Foundation, to meetings with leading South African businessman Mark Alberti of Massmart and Colin Coleman of Goldman […]

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Posted by: on April 25, 2016

A Peek Inside the warehouses of ‘Earth’s Most Customer-Centric Company’

“Work Hard. Have Fun. Make History:” these words greeted us when we walked into Amazon’s fulfilment centre at Rugeley, UK. Imagine the plight of someone who has spent her life in cubicles for the past seven and a half years, and suddenly finds herself staring at an 800,000 sq. feet expanse, most of which is […]

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