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Posted by: on August 19, 2021

Meet the Oxford MBA Class of 2021-22: Chloë Payne

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. Tell us about yourself Sector/Industry you worked in pre-MBA: Consulting Sector/Industry you are hoping to work in post-MBA: Entrepreneurship or Venture Capital […]

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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 January 10, 2021

Get to know Sanya Rajpal, Oxford MBA Class of 2020-2021

Tell us a bit about yourself I am a Development and Policy Expert, Entrepreneur and Lawyer. Passionately dedicated to creating impact and facilitating change through creating opportunities for people’s excellence to shine – usually through education, entrepreneurship and cognitive skills. Most recently I was working at the UN, working on trade&development issues. I’m driven by […]

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Posted by: on November 24, 2020

Has your world changed this year? How do you feel going into the MBA in a COVID-...

“My world hasn’t changed at all this year”… … said no-one ever about 2020. As we hurtle towards the end of Michaelmas term (already?!) and we are less than six weeks away from closing the door on 2020, it seems like a great opportunity to address the question; “Has your world changed this year?” I […]

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Posted by: on November 9, 2020


Tell us about yourself: I am an avid advocate for women development, with over 5 years professional experience working across communities, governmental and non-governmental organizations, my passion and commitment to driving gender parity has led to key engagements between the Houses of Parliament London, Senate of Nigeria, United Nations Addis Ababa and TEDx.  Sector/Industry you […]

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Posted by: on September 15, 2020

Get to know Jo Goodall, Class of 2020-21

Tell us about yourself: A self confessed “Weekend Warrior” spending my free time running marathons and cycling across continents.  Professionally, I have over seven years experience in Strategy focused roles, firstly with Deloitte as a Management Consultant before moving in-house with a fashion retailer.  Most recently, becoming self-employed to work in the Health & Wellbeing […]

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Posted by: on August 21, 2020

From the CIA to Uber, via the Oxford MBA

After proudly serving for 15 years at the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), I decided I needed a change. I served across the CIA in different analytics, operations, and technical roles, and it was that last experience that opened my eyes to the incredible technologies developed by the private sector to solve some of the world’s […]

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Posted by: on August 18, 2020

Interviews with Alumnae: Gerisha Nadaraju

I currently work as a Product Operations Lead at TrueLayer (an Open Banking fintech startup) in London. TrueLayer was my first job post Oxford MBA and I joined the company over 2 years ago as a Business Operations Analyst when there were only 10 other employees. We’ve now grown to about 150 people and I’ve […]

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Posted by: on February 5, 2020

GOTO: a lesson in sitting in the discomfort

What happens when you place a group of solution-oriented MBAs in front of a seemingly insurmountable challenge? Welcome to the GOTO experience. The first day back at school after the MBA winter break feels exactly like you might imagine: smiles, excited waves and ‘how was your break?’ fill the corridors of Saïd Business School. It […]

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Posted by: on October 30, 2019

Get to know Saskia Rotshuizen, MBA 2019-20

Tell us about yourself: I am a French and Dutch national who currently calls the Netherlands home. I started my career in a conflict-resolution NGO, then conducted research on inclusive business models, and finally joined a team of inclusive business practitioners, focusing on private sector development in emerging markets. Sector/Industry you worked in pre-MBA: Private […]

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