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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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Posted by: on August 4, 2021

Meet the Oxford MBA class of 2021-22: Nagadarsan Suresh

We are excited to welcome the Oxford MBA Class of 2021-22 to Oxford this September. Get to know our incoming students in this blog post series as they prepare to join Saïd Business School. Read part one of Nagadarsan’s story. In one word, how would your best friend describe you, and how would your manager describe […]

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Posted by: on August 2, 2021

What led me to the Oxford MBA – my career journey so far

We are excited to welcome the Oxford MBA Class of 2021-22 to Oxford this September. Get to know our incoming students in this blog post series as they prepare to join Saïd Business School. Here, Nagadarsan Suresh tells us what led him to the Oxford MBA. I’m from Kerala in India, where I spent the majority […]

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Posted by: on May 11, 2021

Capitalism, Climate Action and Camaraderie: Highlights from Hilary

My memories of Hilary term will be with me a long time. Yes, there was a nationwide lockdown. And between the lockdown and the cold, dark winter, it was hard to say which was more depressing. But there were happy moments, serene moments and aha! moments. And it is these that I will remember, even […]

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Posted by: on March 15, 2021

My personal growth journey on the Oxford MBA

Like many of my classmates when I first joined the MBA I was a little bit lost on what I wanted to do after graduation. For those thinking of getting an MBA: you will meet classmates that evoke confidence. They get to their MBA programs with certainty and determination. From the start they know which […]

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Posted by: on March 9, 2021

How geology prepared me for the other pandemic impacting Oxford, the imposter sy...

There may be a few of us, but geology is not a common undergrad major for MBA students. Studying geology may not have necessarily enhanced my affinity with rocks, but I did end up being seduced by the way geologists think. That thinking has served me well at Oxford. It is easy to feel insignificant […]

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