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Per magne Sviggum


Degree:

EMBA

Location:

Norway

Industry:

Advertising

Year:

2015-17

As an independent design & communications consultant I have embarked on the Executive MBA to strengthen my business skills and build the professional capability needed to face complex business problems in a global context. Having thrived in a creative role for a number of years, I came to Oxford to learn from world leaders in their fields as well as to connect with inspired professionals from around the world. With the insights gained from the programme I aspire to continue helping businesses and organisations add value and prosper in the...

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Posted by: on July 19, 2016

Eating IRR in Silicon Valley

With leading industry professionals candidly sharing their insights from their experiences as entrepreneurs and investors in Silicon Valley our Entrepreneurial Finance module effectively became supercharged last week. The EMBA module builds on concepts studied in core Business Finance, and through a great mix of academic and practical knowledge Professor Tim Jenkinson and industry veteran Allan […]

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Posted by: on April 1, 2016

Major milestones fly by

Over the last months our EMBA-class has passed several major milestones, and this blogpost – belated due to busy times – will attempt to sum up some of my key highlights and hardships of the winter. First up was the course in accounting and its written exam in November. I must admit that I had […]

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Posted by: on August 1, 2015

A taste of summer school

There is a first time for everything. One Monday morning this July, a slightly apprehensive crowd, in black and white, gathered in a beautiful Grade II listed building on High Street. We were about to take our Microeconomics exam in the historical Examination Schools, a solemn event which I think most of looked forward to […]

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Posted by: on July 6, 2015

A trickle of rewards

Five modules into the EMBA, meeting up with classmates in Oxford has started to feel like meeting old friends, and the slightly unfamiliar role as student has gradually become less strange. The week-long modules give us a chance to fully engage with the module subjects, and of course, with fellow EMBA candidates, both professionally and […]

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Posted by: on April 8, 2015

Operations in a world apart

Tap tap taptaptap tap… The heat is pressing in the small room and 25 dedicated pairs of hands of hands rapidly punches the data, faxed in from Europe during the night. Tilak on our foreheads mixes with sweat as we hear schoolchildren’s song streaming through the open windows, almost drowning out the whir of overhead […]

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Posted by: on March 14, 2015

…and breathe

So that was the Analytics module: Thirteen cortisol-inducing sessions of risk analysis, optimisation, decision trees, Monte Carlo simulations and regression modelling. Plenty of fresh concepts to digest for a non-quant, but luckily our outstanding professor, Dolores, happily arranged impromptu extra sessions for us – both early and late – to relieve some of the tension […]

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Posted by: on January 26, 2015

Becoming Oxonian

Arrival Loaded with anticipation I stepped off the bus at Gloucester Green station last Sunday. A new age in my professional life was about to commence, and Oxford was showing its most convivial side, bathed in golden winter sun. The rich history of the city manifests itself through a great mixture of medieval and current […]

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