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Posted by: on October 1, 2019

Look up, look around and look ahead

The Saïd Business School 2018-19 MBA cohort gathered at the Sheldonian Theatre in Oxford to celebrate the End of Course Ceremony in the first week of September 2019. In the company of family, friends and loved ones, and presided over by members of the school staff and faculty, the morning marked the end of the […]

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Posted by: on September 23, 2019

Get to know Khanya Okumu, MBA 2019-20

Tell us about yourself: Born and raised in South Africa, I’m a qualified Chartered Accountant with experience in finance and investment management. I obtained both my under-graduate and post-graduate qualifications at UCT in Cape Town. I am passionate about the African continent and making a positive and sustainable impact. Sector/Industry you worked in pre-MBA: Financial […]

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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 16, 2019

Get to know Vera Argyle, MBA 2019-20

Tell us about yourself: I come to Oxford after six years of working in finance (three in South Africa and three in Australia), focussing on financial due diligence and corporate valuations, and I continue to call Africa home. I have decided on 6 values to take with me into the MBA and these will form […]

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Posted by: on September 9, 2019

I love my job

I really love my job – I consider it such a privilege to be able to use my hands to transform lives. It’s a job that I’ve been steadily working towards since my 5th year of medical school. Nights being on call, exams every year, many extra courses and workshops around the world to gain […]

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Posted by: on August 19, 2019

A story about gifts

On the 22nd of June the Saïd Foundation held their Annual Dinner in London, celebrating the work of the foundation in its ambitious investments in education opportunities. Mr and Mrs Saïd invited current year scholarship recipients to attend, alongside other scholars, alumni, partners, stakeholders, friends and family. Numerous current MBAs, as well as Saïd Business […]

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Posted by: on December 14, 2018

Why I run.

In our first week at Oxford many runners in the MBA cohort linked up with one another to focus on the Oxford half-marathon. Some were in a state of panic and others were in high-performance mode. Whether doing a first half-marathon or aiming to smash a personal best, we got together to cram in some […]

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Posted by: on December 4, 2018

After 70 Days….

After 2 months at Oxford, I have learned some life lessons, made some mistakes, made some incredible friends, met some powerful people and the most exciting part is that, it’s just the beginning. On 17 September 2018, about 300 students from over 60 countries gathered at the Nelson Mandela Lecture Theatre at the Saïd Business […]

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Posted by: on October 29, 2018

Get to know Chi-Elizabeth Duru

Q1. In one word, how would your best friend describe you, and how would you manager describe you? Best friend: Resilient Manager: Goal-oriented Q2. Tell us about where you have come from and what has led you to Oxford. I started working as a graduate reservoir engineer with Schlumberger in 2008 and after 8 years […]

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Posted by: on October 15, 2018

Get to know Nana Abena

Q1. In one word, how would your best friend describe you, and how would your manager describe you? Best friend: Intelligent Manager: Responsible Q2. Tell us about where you have come from and what has led you to Oxford. I am from Accra, Ghana, I am a chartered accountant and worked as an Assistant Manager […]

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