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Posted by: on August 18, 2020

Interviews with Alumnae: Anastasiya Kizima

I started my career in FX Derivatives at Merrill Lynch. This was a full time role, which I managed alongside my full-time undergraduate studies (in Finance, with an Economics minor) in NYC. Upon graduating I knew that, while it had been a great few years, I wanted to try something new. With this in mind, […]

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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 May 21, 2020

Interviews with Alumnae: Stephanie Mambo

A letter to future Oxford MBA candidates Hi All, I hope you are all keeping well and safe. To introduce myself, I am an Oxford MBA Alumni, class of 2016-17 and now a Senior Consultant at Dalberg Advisors based in Nairobi Kenya. My journey to where I am now started during an MBA experience weekend […]

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Posted by: on August 23, 2017

Post-MBA Thoughts on Purpose

In Trinity Term one of my favourite MBA electives was the Nature of the Corporation. In this course we asked, “what’s the purpose of a corporation?”, “do companies need to have a clear purpose?”, “how many corporations adhere to a healthy reason for their being?”, “is this reason good for shareholders alone or does it have a […]

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Posted by: on June 30, 2017

The emerging world of FinTech in London -1

by Charles Cohick and Ankit Jhaveri Rapid growth of technology development has disrupted how conventional and traditional businesses function globally. During a week in London with Professor Nir Vaulkin and Dr Maria Nikolou from University of Oxford, we connected with several individuals who are transforming the financial services industry in London. The idea was to understand […]

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Posted by: on June 19, 2017

Africa Trek 2017: Oxford MBAs visit Rwanda

A group of 2016-17 Oxford MBAs go on the annual Africa Trek. This year’s destination: Nairobi and Kigali. Part 2: Rwanda A city in transition: the above image shows the recently built CBD which has sprung up in the past decade, while the image below shows the areas hugging the CBD. Rwanda is a small […]

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Posted by: on June 19, 2017

Africa Trek 2017: Oxford MBAs visit Nairobi

A group of 2016-17 Oxford MBAs go on the annual Africa Trek. This year’s destination: Nairobi and Kigali. Part 1: Nairobi A man pushes his bicycle through Toi Market, a thriving second-hand clothing market in Nairobi that stretches multiple blocks, eventually ending in Kibera slum. In April 2017 17 MBA’s spent an unforgettable two weeks […]

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Posted by: on March 15, 2017

Some ruminations on the Oxford MBA experience

I decided to come to Oxford Saïd because I was sold the vision of doing an MBA in a School embedded inside a great University. And, respecting one of the great traditions of Oxford, namely the Socratic Method, I will try to investigate whether this preliminary vision agreed with the physical reality. At a systemic […]

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Posted by: on February 9, 2017

Keeping sane on the MBA program

I think most of us frequently find ourselves thinking too much. Well… being at an MBA program, we better spend a lot of our time thinking, indeed. But that is not the kind of “thinking” I’m talking about. I am talking about when we keep an idea running around in our minds for too long, […]

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Posted by: on December 20, 2016

11 ways how IoT (Internet of Things) is impacting the future – Part 2

7. Smart cars to identify reckless driving trends Problem: Reckless road driving is one of the highest reasons for accidents and deaths on roads today. IoT based solution: Identification of reckless drivers and driving patterns can improve road safety to prevent fatal accidents. Reckless drivers could range from distracted driving, rash driving to driving under […]

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