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Posted by: on June 30, 2022

A culture of collaboration like no other

I recently had a call with an acquaintance who was interested in learning more about the MBA experience. “Isn’t it competitive?” they asked me. I could not repress a chuckle. Although I could understand their assumption about business students, I was very proud to tell them that Saïd Business School (SBS) was quite the opposite. […]

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Posted by: on May 3, 2022

How my MBA has been a year to venture out, express, and be the best version of myself

212 days or 7 months in, 5 more to go. Phew, that flew by way faster than I had imagined! This reminds me of something Steve Jobs quoted, “One cannot connect the dots looking forward, but only when you look backward”, I can now see why. I have begun to trust in the process of […]

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Posted by: on April 30, 2022

Use these top tools for success in your MBA

Everyone told me that this year would fly by. I would blink, and it would be over. As we enter Trinity Term, while it is only technically 50% over, I consider it to be 75% as this will be the last term that I spend in Oxford, sitting in Saïd Business School, debating and discussing […]

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Posted by: on April 13, 2022

Oxford MBA team place top 3 in prestigious healthcare case competition

In April 2022, our team of five Oxford MBA students – with diverse backgrounds in medicine, pharma, public health and finance – came in Top 3 in a prestigious international healthcare case competition hosted by Alira Health & SDA Bocconi School of Management. The case involved conducting biosimilar candidate screening, undertaking financial and health economic […]

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Posted by: on March 17, 2022

Reflections on OSEF

By Bartek Ogonowski and Youmna Sirgi, Oxford MBA 2021-22 On February 25th, over 500 attendees made up of students, alumni and externals, as well as 27 global speakers, came together at the Oxford Saïd Entrepreneurship Forum (#OSEF22). The annual event was momentous as for the first time it was in a truly hybrid format, apt […]

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Posted by: on March 4, 2022

What I love about being an MBA mom

When I got into Oxford for my MBA, I was fraught with indecision as to whether I should accept- was it possible to effectively balance the role of a full-time student with that of a mother? Now, almost a year later, I’m excited to say I have no regrets- the experience has been challenging, exhilarating […]

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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 March 1, 2022

Strategy and pottery

This past August, I hung up my clay-stained overalls and crocs and dusted off my blazer and heels (which hadn’t seen the light of day since the pandemic started). I had just spent several months at an artist residency in the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York, deliberately taking time off to explore the craft […]

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Posted by: on February 16, 2022

Considering an MBA at Oxford?

How do you determine the payoff of making a decision, the payoff of doing an MBA for example? The debate around doing an MBA is extensive. Simplified, is the value derived worth the investment? This very topic came up in our Firms and Market class last week when studying Game Theory, a framework for understanding […]

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Posted by: on January 24, 2022

How to change the world… by changing how you see it

One term done, two more to go! I am beyond excited to go through Hilary: Now that most of the core business classes are behind us, make way for the “raise-hell-and-change-the-world” modules! This is what brought me to the Oxford MBA in the first place. Have you ever wondered how you, as an individual, could […]

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