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Posted by: on February 21, 2019

It is all about “People”: reflection on my journey at Oxford Saïd

It took me years to decide in which school I should have taken my Executive MBA. I met all the top business schools around the globe, over 4 years. I finally decided that Oxford Saïd was the right school for me, at this stage of my life; and I was right. I worked hard to […]

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Posted by: on February 11, 2019

“Believe you can and you are halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt

In June 2013, at the beautiful graduation ceremony held at the Oxford University’s Church of St Mary the Virgin, I thought that it was the last time when I was a student and my last time at the school. I was wrong! Six years after, I am a student again and SBS has welcomed me […]

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Posted by: on February 10, 2019

Cutting-edge entrepreneurial school in a castle of science

I prefer ancient universities with traditions, values and buildings with thick walls. But sometimes it is difficult to imagine the modern skills of a rapidly changing world in old castles. Before going to study the EMBA program at Saïd Business School, Oxford University, I imagined high profile teachers, real networking, learning and sharing opportunities. The first week […]

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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 February 7, 2019

Hard to believe…25% of the course is complete

As the new year commences our learning journey continues.  With 4 modules under our belts, we are now in crunch mode!  March looms ahead with 3 assignments to be completed including a presentation related to GOTO (Global Opportunities Threats Oxford). Factor in the pre-reading we must complete by the time our fifth module arrives (also […]

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Posted by: on February 7, 2019

There and Back Again

Being the first module of the year, and after embracing India’s complexity, Module 4 has an especial feeling. It is not a warm home feeling, maybe because flying from a 37°C São Paulo to a snowing Oxford could be anything but warm. It feels as you are back on an adventure, full of excitement, with […]

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Posted by: on February 6, 2019

Marginal costs in minimal temperatures

We spent the last module learning about the interplay between business and government in India. This module, we returned to Oxford to underpin that with the fundamentals of economics – microeconomic theory. Fittingly for the subject known as “the dismal science”, Oxford was bitterly cold and grim! Building on what we learnt in India, economic […]

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Posted by: on February 4, 2019

The five things I learned in my first week at Oxford

Ambling clumsily along Oxford’s Broad Street whilst gawping up at some of the University’s most historic landmarks, I was bowled over by a tremendous sense of inspiration and wonder.  Either that or it was an undergraduate on a bike. Hard to say. All I know is that when I came to I was in the […]

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Posted by: on February 4, 2019

Leadership, and all things Human

Immanuel Kant was concerned with morality and felt that humans should be treated as ends in themselves and not as means to an end. This also implies that your value doesn’t depend on your use. That’s all very well, but in the real world – more specifically in the corporate world – management theories are […]

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Posted by: on February 1, 2019

What I learned from my first Oxford case study

Yesterday I had my first Oxford case study. It was an epic fail and I want to share with you what I have learned from that. The case study was a mock group decision under time pressure. The decision was whether or not to withdraw from a car race due to cold weather. The group […]

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