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Posted by: on November 9, 2018

Analytics – DONE!

November 1, 2018 Module 2 has come to an end and along with it the completion of the Analytics portion of the program.  Whew! Our first assignment, due at the end of November, will test our comprehension of the topic.  Regression Analysis, Risk Analysis and Decision Tree Modelling were topics covered during the many hours […]

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Posted by: on November 1, 2018

Lessons in regressions: or, how I learnt to stop worrying and love heteroscedasticity

A cold snap in the UK, and we’re back to Oxford for Module 2. How quickly a group of people we met for a week in September now seem incredibly familiar (aided, perhaps, by a series of never-ending WhatsApp groups…). A schedule filled with lengthy sessions on analytics was the subject of much nervous laughter […]

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Posted by: on October 31, 2018

Fallacies

I had not thought about the true power of statistics until our second module at SBS. I had heard of the Prosecutor’s Fallacy (erroneous interpretations of some valid statistics) and legal injustices – but hadn’t considered a mathematical framework to understand this. I had always hoped that, even if my doctor were to offer me […]

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Posted by: on October 30, 2018

Analyzing Analytics

A core module of the Oxford EMBA, Analytics is taught throughout the first weeks of the programme, and covers a number of areas. Firstly, it covers general statistics, providing a recap of general and inferential statistics, and ensuring that students know their way around key mathematical techniques and concepts. Secondly, the module covers Decision Analysis, […]

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Posted by: on October 30, 2018

Chapter two: How the EMBA compares to elite level sport

Just like in elite sport; your place in the environment has been earned through talent, hard work and a hunger to always improve. Now it’s time to pick up momentum, welcome to week 2. My Oxford experience, much like rugby, has demanded that I give everything of myself to the cause. This comes from a […]

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Posted by: on October 15, 2018

Post EMBA, The Journey Continues

Guten tag. It has been six months since our cohort completed the EMBA programme. Thanks to two of our German classmates who planned a very special reunion for the EMBA S16 cohort, many of us once again packed our bags and travelled to Munich for Oktoberfest 2018. We finally got to see each other for […]

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Posted by: on October 9, 2018

Friends are anxious to know

Friends are anxious to know, how was Oxford?? Now that our first week of the Executive MBA program is over, I can attempt a reply. In short, it was fantastic. One of the major factors that drew me to the Oxford program was the fact that it is integrated with the University itself. Another was […]

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Posted by: on October 9, 2018

“Congratulations. You made it.”

“Congratulations. You made it.” These were the opening words from Associate Dean Kathy Harvey on the first day of our first module on the Oxford Executive MBA. Before her were 70 eager faces, drawn from almost as many professions, and hailing from all corners of the globe. We were EMBA September 2018. We were finally […]

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Posted by: on October 9, 2018

A Diplomat goes to Oxford…

“A diplomat goes to Oxford”…? Perhaps not the most surprising byline for a blog, but “Australian diplomat goes to Saïd Business School” is slightly more unusual. What’s in a career for a diplomat? Cocktail parties, tuxedoes and high intrigue? Rarer than we might like! Grinding through minute details of trade deals, seeking to understand the […]

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Posted by: on October 1, 2018

Oxford EMBA – The Many Facets of Diversity

Having completed the first week of the Executive MBA at Oxford Saïd a number of topics come to mind. That said, this blog article will focus specifically on how the many facets of diversity present in the EMBA cohort add to the learning process and overall experience. The first type of diversity present in the […]

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