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Posted by: on August 17, 2022

Why I applied to the Oxford MBA

I was raised in a small town on the French Riviera, and grew up increasingly reading, watching and listening to British pop culture as I was drawn into it: Roald Dahl, J.K. Rowling, Arthur Conan Doyle, then some of their silver screen adaptations with the Harry Potter saga or Sherlock Holmes, along with the likes […]

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Posted by: on August 15, 2022

Only Oxford!

I am so excited for the year ahead and for the opportunity to share my Oxford MBA experience! I read many Saïd Business School MBA blogs when I was applying to the program; they helped me understand the people, the culture, and the life at SBS and Oxford; I hope to do my bit too! […]

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Posted by: on August 12, 2022

My journey to the Oxford MBA

I grew up in India and lived in a military household. My father was in the army, and we used to move cities every two or so years. This nomadic upbringing helped me experience almost every part of India growing up, which was a truly enriching experience. A civil engineer by background, I became passionate […]

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Posted by: on August 9, 2022

Preparing for the Oxford MBA

Please tell us a bit about yourself! I grew up in Lima, Peru in a low-income family. In fact, that “disadvantage” made me fight even harder for what I want and took every opportunity that I was given during my life. I graduated with honours from university and have an Industrial Engineering degree. My professional […]

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Posted by: on August 3, 2022

10 tips for the incoming MBA class

It was only around 18 months ago when I received my Hogwarts letter calling me to a year of rich tradition, history, self-reflection, and development. And this past year has been just that. From being an absolute wreck overwhelmed with the idea of traveling and moving continents in the middle of a pandemic to a […]

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Posted by: on August 1, 2022

Classes, climate and college

It’s that time of the year when one blogs about reflections. It has now been well over 11 months since I moved to Oxford, and in one more month, I will be leaving my university flat in Castle Mill. There will be a state of semi-nomadic existence for a few weeks as I travel a […]

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Posted by: on July 28, 2022

My advice to the incoming Oxford MBA class

I arrived in Oxford last year during the St. Giles’ Fair, a two-day festival in September which transforms the city into a summer carnival. As I dragged my suitcases across the cobblestone streets, I weaved around families walking home with sugar-loaded kids and stumbling students that had enjoyed one too many Pimms. Immediately, I sensed […]

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Posted by: on July 26, 2022

Finding comfort in discomfort

Until I started researching business schools, the term “impact” exclusively recalled nebulous 90s action films. “Impact” in business school means there is some objective, usually linked to people or planet, which is not exclusively bound to maximizing shareholder value. I learned that from a business perspective, my entire career has been in “impact”, so I […]

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Posted by: on July 12, 2022

Getting involved with your Oxford college

One of the major differentiators between Saïd Business School (including the “other” business school 86 miles away) and the other MBA schools across the world is University life. There are 39 Oxford colleges and 6 Permanent Private Halls, and as an MBA, you become a part of one of the colleges to become a part […]

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Posted by: on June 30, 2022

A culture of collaboration like no other

I recently had a call with an acquaintance who was interested in learning more about the MBA experience. “Isn’t it competitive?” they asked me. I could not repress a chuckle. Although I could understand their assumption about business students, I was very proud to tell them that Saïd Business School (SBS) was quite the opposite. […]

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