Damiano Pietroni




United Kingdom




Sep 2018 - May 2020

Damiano Pietroni is a Management Consulting Manager with a focus on insurance, and a student on the Executive MBA programme at the University of Oxford.

Pietroni’s professional experience encompasses delivery management/leadership and solution architecture on large-scale technology transformation programmes. Prior to joining his current firm, he worked as technology project manager for a large general insurer, where he delivered projects across commercial lines, claims and infrastructure.

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Posted by: on June 16, 2020

Advice to a New Oxford EMBA

Having just completed the taught part of the Oxford Executive MBA, and enjoyed every moment of it, here are some tips and insights aimed at those either about the start the programme, or interested in doing so. Choose your college wisely Colleges are an integral part of the Oxford experience, and the programme is built […]

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Posted by: on September 16, 2019

Preparing for the Oxford Executive MBA

There are a number of steps between the moment in which a person decides that the Oxford Executive MBA is the best choice and the moment that person starts on the programme. This article seeks to cover some experience based points in this space. The very first step, relevant especially to those with less than […]

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Posted by: on August 1, 2019

Categories of Executive MBA Programmes

Executive MBA programmes come in many shapes and sizes, as such for an aspiring student it is helpful to understand the options available. The purpose of this article is to provide an overview of some of those options, based on experience of the Oxford EMBA, and on reading up on the topic in general. The […]

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Posted by: on May 30, 2019

Differences and Commonalities Between the EMBA and MBA Programmes

For applicants with very limited or very extensive professional experience the choice of whether to apply for the MBA programme or to the Executive MBA (EMBA) programme may be straightforward, but for candidates somewhat in between there is a degree of leeway. This article covers some of the distinctions and common elements between the two […]

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Posted by: on April 29, 2019

Choosing a College as an Oxford EMBA

Choosing an Oxford College as an Executive MBA student entails considering a number of points. First, whether the college allows members to book rooms for multiple nights in a row, similarly to how a hotel or bed and breakfast would. This can be researched on the website of each college, and the key point is […]

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Posted by: on March 14, 2019

Strategy as an Oxford Executive MBA

There are plenty of opportunities to learn more about strategy as a topic as a student on the Oxford Executive MBA. First, the Strategy module, which is a year one module taken by all candidates, covers both strategy frameworks and theory, and thinking around strategy implementation. The course is highly interesting, and the interactions between […]

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Posted by: on February 8, 2019

Entrepreneurship as an Oxford EMBA

As an Oxford EMBA student there are numerous opportunities to learn more about entrepreneurship, get feedback on ideas, and either start or scale entrepreneurial ventures. First, all EMBA students take the Entrepreneurship Project (EP) module. The course combines theory with application by first providing an overview of entrepreneurship frameworks and literature, and then having students […]

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Posted by: on December 20, 2018

Non-Market Forces

The third module on the Oxford Executive MBA covers non-market forces, defined as those forces impacting an organization outside of market forces such as competitors, suppliers, and substitutes. The first point we learnt is that although every organization interacts with a plethora of non-market forces, these can be organized in a number of categories. The […]

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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 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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