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Posted by: on August 20, 2018

Get to know Werner Bosman

Q1. In one word, how would your best friend describe you, and how would you manager describe you? Best friend: Adventurous Manager: Dependable Q2. Tell us about where you have come from and what has led you to Oxford. I have been working as an industrial engineer, ERP consultant and IT systems analyst for just […]

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Posted by: on November 20, 2017

Stay resilient!

FAILURE RESILIENCE Successful people don’t fail right? Wrong. Failure is that hard thing that gets to you, deflates your ego and sometimes makes you question your reason for existing. Let me press it further – People in Oxford don’t fail, right. Wrong. People in Oxford are not used to failing, but failure is inevitable sometimes. […]

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Posted by: on September 5, 2017

Introduction to Adetayo Martins

Q1. In one word, how would your best friend describe you, and how would you manager describe you? Best friend: Spontaneous Manager: Resourceful Q2. Tell us about where you have come from and what has led you to Oxford. I am a dual nationality Nigerian and British person, who loves to say he’s an example […]

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Posted by: on June 19, 2017

Africa Trek 2017: Oxford MBAs visit Rwanda

A group of 2016-17 Oxford MBAs go on the annual Africa Trek. This year’s destination: Nairobi and Kigali. Part 2: Rwanda A city in transition: the above image shows the recently built CBD which has sprung up in the past decade, while the image below shows the areas hugging the CBD. Rwanda is a small […]

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Posted by: on June 19, 2017

Africa Trek 2017: Oxford MBAs visit Nairobi

A group of 2016-17 Oxford MBAs go on the annual Africa Trek. This year’s destination: Nairobi and Kigali. Part 1: Nairobi A man pushes his bicycle through Toi Market, a thriving second-hand clothing market in Nairobi that stretches multiple blocks, eventually ending in Kibera slum. In April 2017 17 MBA’s spent an unforgettable two weeks […]

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Posted by: on April 21, 2015

The term with the most moving parts

Two thirds through my MBA and things are dovetailing into a final term filled with opportunities and answers. This past term had many moving parts, with coursework, competitions and extensive private equity (PE) interviews. The coursework was split between core and non-core subjects covering investment, strategic and economic competencies. It also addressed global issues and […]

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Posted by: on February 16, 2015

A fighting spirit

This year has gotten off to a frantic start, as is always the case for all final-year MBA students. January brings the intersection of three professional buckets: the interviewing rush, the innumerable challenges we wittingly and unwittingly commit to and the ramp up of coursework. My experience and reaction to all these forces thus far […]

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Posted by: on December 18, 2014

The new to-do list

Michaelmas Term (the first term at the University of Oxford) is saying its last goodbyes and with those goodbyes the first chapter of my MBA journey comes to an end. I have been surprised by how quickly the time has flown and by the level of growth and change that has taken place in such a […]

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Posted by: on November 19, 2014

The Saïd adventures of a social science 1+1 MBA

I am one of those unconventional MBA students. On the younger side: 25 years old. No full-time work experience – the only experience I have is running a non-profit organization (or social enterprise, however you’d like to define it) in my native Zimbabwe for four years, mostly from several thousands of miles away as an […]

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Posted by: on November 19, 2014

The benefits of a prestigious university

What does it mean to be ‘embedded within a world-class university’? This is an expression I have heard more than 30 times now, since starting my MBA two months ago. A simple explanation is: I am not only a student of the business school but also a student of the university at large, belonging to […]

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