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Posted by: on August 29, 2017

Introduction to Marla Woodward

Q1. In one word, how would your best friend describe you, and how would you manager describe you? Best friend: Exuberant Manager: Collaborative Q2. Tell us about where you have come from and what has led you to Oxford. I’m from the United States and grew up in Michigan. I’ve spent the last 7 years […]

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Posted by: on August 25, 2017

Introduction to Alec McLaurin

Q1. In one word, how would your best friend describe you, and how would you manager describe you? Best friend: Loyal Manager: Capable Q2. Tell us about where you have come from and what has led you to Oxford. I am half French, half Australian but grew up in the UK. I’ve lived in Buenos […]

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Posted by: on August 25, 2017

Introduction to Tiffany Handley

Q1. In one word, how would your best friend describe you, and how would you manager describe you? Best friend: Hermione Manager: Dynamic Q2. Tell us about where you have come from and what has led you to Oxford. I have worked in non-profits since I graduated college. I led two eleven month, eleven country […]

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Posted by: on August 23, 2017

Post-MBA Thoughts on Purpose

In Trinity Term one of my favourite MBA electives was the Nature of the Corporation. In this course we asked, “what’s the purpose of a corporation?”, “do companies need to have a clear purpose?”, “how many corporations adhere to a healthy reason for their being?”, “is this reason good for shareholders alone or does it have a […]

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Posted by: on June 30, 2017

The emerging world of FinTech in London -1

by Charles Cohick and Ankit Jhaveri Rapid growth of technology development has disrupted how conventional and traditional businesses function globally. During a week in London with Professor Nir Vaulkin and Dr Maria Nikolou from University of Oxford, we connected with several individuals who are transforming the financial services industry in London. The idea was to understand […]

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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 June 7, 2017

Sneak peak into a marketing class

There are very few moments in an Oxford MBA life when you can ask kids to explain things like sub-fusc, matriculation and Michaelmas. Communications is the tool that allows strategies and plans to be implemented and spread across the corporations. How do global headquarters communicate the strategy to country offices? How does the CEO communicate […]

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Posted by: on March 15, 2017

Some ruminations on the Oxford MBA experience

I decided to come to Oxford Saïd because I was sold the vision of doing an MBA in a School embedded inside a great University. And, respecting one of the great traditions of Oxford, namely the Socratic Method, I will try to investigate whether this preliminary vision agreed with the physical reality. At a systemic […]

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Posted by: on February 9, 2017

Keeping sane on the MBA program

I think most of us frequently find ourselves thinking too much. Well… being at an MBA program, we better spend a lot of our time thinking, indeed. But that is not the kind of “thinking” I’m talking about. I am talking about when we keep an idea running around in our minds for too long, […]

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