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Posted by: on October 16, 2014

Lift Off of a Social, Sporting MBA

I thought this year I would write about a not so academic side of the MBA. Many people know that a great benefit of an MBA is the networking that you gain access to, both with the class, with alumni and with the speakers. Many people also understand that a 12 month MBA is an intense […]

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Posted by: on October 15, 2014

What in the world am I doing here?

Ok, so I must admit that the title of this blog is mostly click-bait. Having never done any sort of blogging before, I thought I would follow the seemingly standard way for news organizations to get page views nowadays. Although I chose the slightly sensationalistic title, there is a bit of realism to that self-reflective […]

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Posted by: on October 15, 2014

The possibilities of transformation go well beyond rhetoric into a quite possibl...

About Me: My name is Danielle Pierson. I am an American, but have been living in the UK for almost 2 years now. I am 31 years old, married, and have a 3-year old daughter. My career to this point has been in the public and non-profit sectors, focusing on international business – import/export in […]

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Posted by: on October 14, 2014

Preparing for Wizard School (I mean an Oxford MBA)

Hi there and thanks for reading! I’m Rex I’m a 30 year old Australian and I’ll aim to provide you with a light-hearted and hopefully useful insight in what it is like to be a student of Oxford and an MBA student at Saïd Business School I hope you enjoy! A month ago I was asked […]

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Posted by: on October 13, 2014

Drinks with the Dinosaurs

So the Oxford MBA Launch is over. Three weeks designed to introduce us to Oxford, the staff, the course content and the city.  The launch has also taught us a lot about ourselves too. When you sign up to an MBA, it isn’t just a finance and strategy course. It is a year of self-discovery […]

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Posted by: on October 13, 2014

Baseball, The Three Stooges, Romance

When Derek Jeter, one of the greatest baseball players in history, singled in the winning run in his last game ever at Yankee Stadium (try watching this without getting the shivers), sports broadcaster Michael Kay had the perfect words for the storybook finish: “…Where fantasy becomes reality.” The University of Oxford is known everywhere. It’s […]

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Posted by: on October 10, 2014

I wanted a programme that built great leaders

If you are reading this blog, it is likely that you are considering an MBA programme in a world class university in the near future. Like you, I had always wanted an MBA as a terminating degree for two reasons. First, I wanted global exposure across many sectors in quick time. Second, I wanted a […]

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Posted by: on October 10, 2014

MBA Preparations

No doubt like every other pre-arrival Saïd Business School student, I spent my summer filling out financial declarations, pouring over college accommodation floorplans, tweaking my CV, and dusting off (with the intention of opening, but never quite getting around to doing so, at least not yet) my old finance textbooks. In fact, seeing as I am coming from […]

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Posted by: on October 9, 2014

All Roads Lead to Platform 9¾

If you asked me five years ago where I thought I’d be this moment, I can bet the common room of Said Business School at the University of Oxford was rather low on that list – likely falling somewhere between the Fiji islands and my parents’ basement. It’s not that I didn’t think highly of […]

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