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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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Posted by: on January 21, 2022

Show me the $$

Michaelmas term was an exhilarating journey in Finance for me and I was pleasantly surprised by the rigour and the depth of the conversations that happened in Finance at Oxford. We kicked off the term with Accountancy which was handled by Professors Annette Mikes and Richard Barker. I was particularly impressed with sessions on managerial […]

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Posted by: on January 19, 2022

Constantly Inspired and Grateful: Highlights of Michaelmas

And just like that Michaelmas term has come to an end – 13 weeks: 2 weeks of MBA Launch, 7 classes, 2 assessment weeks, 354 new classmates, 72 nationalities, 11 college visits, and so many amazing experiences to kick-off this year. I wanted to share a couple of personal highlights from this first-term: Inspiring Leadership […]

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Posted by: on January 17, 2022

A class I shall remember even on my deathbed

Have you ever felt that you are surrounded only by like-minded people? I certainly felt that in late 2019. From time to time, I disagreed with people around me, but fundamentally we shared the same values and opinions. I guess most people have similar experiences since it seems evolutionary – we are drawn to conversations […]

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Posted by: on January 12, 2022

What I’ve been grateful for in Michaelmas term

Throughout the last few years, I kept a weekly gratitude journal on and off. At the end of each week, I would write down 3 things I was grateful for. When the MBA started, this was one of my past routines that I didn’t quite keep up with. So for this blog post, I’ve decided […]

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Posted by: on January 7, 2022

My advice to incoming Oxford MBA students

This week marks the end of Michaelmas term at Oxford University. Candidly, to reflect for too long on this past term gives me both a sense of overwhelming happiness and pride. As I look back on the adventures and learnings, I experienced more than I actually thought was possible. These experiences included: Getting to know […]

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Posted by: on January 5, 2022

Studying at Oxford through a pandemic

Skoll Scholar and MBA alumna, Shiemaa Ahmed decided to take a year and study during a global pandemic. With a mass of uncertainty that the Covid-19 pandemic brought, Shiemaa still managed to make the most of her time at Oxford. What made you decide to do an MBA during the pandemic? I applied for the […]

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Posted by: on December 27, 2021

Talking about large scale problems

Food production contributes around 37 per cent of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, almost 19 times the amount from the commercial aviation industry and meat contributes 60 percent of GHG emissions from food production. Within the first few weeks of the MBA commencing, I had learnt more than I could possibly imagine about topics which […]

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Posted by: on December 23, 2021

My journey at Oxford Saïd so far

I can’t believe it’s 3 months since I arrived in the UK and started living this dream of doing a world-class MBA at Oxford and I couldn’t be more grateful to everyone who contributed to making this dream a reality. I pinch myself every time I think that I’m here, doing what I always said […]

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Posted by: on December 22, 2021

Michaelmas term at Oxford Saïd

Most of Michaelmas term at Oxford has gone back to ‘normal’, meaning that COVID restrictions have been relaxed enough for students to take part in traditional Oxfordian life. Yet I can assure you, the past four months have been anything but ‘normal’. After more than a year of pandemic life, our MBA cohort has been […]

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