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Posted by: on November 24, 2021

Human Connection: Connecting the dots

Two months to the date of our first induction lecture at Saïd Business School, the one thing that strikes me every day whilst being at Oxford is, the people. It sounds obvious when you think our cohort is made up of 355 exceptionally talented people, representing 71 nationalities, but, it goes much further than their […]

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Posted by: on November 1, 2021

Oxford Saïd Military Veterans Club one year on

Another cohort goes by and it is time for a new Representative for the Oxford Saïd Military Veterans Club Is the MBA right for me? Will I fit in? Will I find a job after? These are just some of the questions that many people ask when considering an MBA – but which for veterans […]

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Posted by: on October 20, 2021

My road to the Oxford MBA

I have spent a lot of weeks reflecting on how I got here. The MBA forces you to do this… Being in a room with so many diverse people forces you to reflect on your ‘whys’… Why an MBA? Why Oxford? What do I hope to achieve? What path do I take from here? And […]

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Posted by: on October 7, 2021

Oxford, Finally.

On a gray evening in late April, I stepped off a bus and finally set foot in Oxford for the first time. The day had been long, but the journey has been even longer. Before the start of the school year, I made the difficult decision to complete the first term of my MBA remotely, […]

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Posted by: on October 6, 2021

This is what an Oxford epiphany looks like

2020-21 Skoll Scholar, Libby McCarthy, shares how her year at Oxford’s Saïd Business School lead her on a transformational journey from ag-tech to age-tech! When I set foot in Oxford a year ago, I was asked, “what do you hope to get out of your year?” My response? “I hope I end up somewhere I could have […]

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Posted by: on September 17, 2021

Reflections on a year that changed my life

“Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards”: Reflections on a year that changed my life The Oxford Saïd blog team asked me to write this, my final post for them many weeks ago. When I say many, I really mean many weeks ago.  I kept putting it off.  Yes, I […]

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Posted by: on September 15, 2021

Chido Chigwedere on completing the Oxford MBA

Life has come full circle. When I found out I got into Oxford, the first person I phoned was my grandfather to ask which school I should choose out of the offers I had. He said, “The decision is yours to make, but if it were up to me, I would choose Oxford.” Here’s why: […]

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Posted by: on August 23, 2021

3 Reasons to Pursue Your MBA at Saïd Business School: reflections from the COVI...

Michael Unger is Oxford MBA Co-President (2021). This article was originally posted on Michael’s LinkedIn.  Vignettes of this piece were tossing around in the back of my mind for some time now. Rather than jumbling them together, I wanted to wait until it felt right to assemble them. Fittingly, it’s a bright August day and […]

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Posted by: on August 18, 2021

Military Veteran? Why the Oxford MBA could be right for you

“You must be crazy!” That is the phrase my family, friends and colleagues in Italy used to say when I would tell them that I was leaving the Army. When you join the Army in Italy, it is a career for life and leaving it is generally seen as “the ultimate act of madness”. Before […]

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Posted by: on August 16, 2021

What the Laidlaw Scholarship means to me

Paseka Khosa is joining the Oxford MBA in September 2021 as an inaugural Laidlaw Scholar. In her first blog post, she shares her journey to the Oxford MBA and what receiving this scholarship means to her. August is Women’s month in South Africa, with the 9th being a public holiday in celebration of Women’s day. […]

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