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Posted by: on March 1, 2016

I never thought I’d…

One delightful thought occurred to me again and again during the second module of the Oxford executive MBA. It always began with: “I never thought I’d…”. And sometimes ended with “again”. While visiting my Oxford college: “I never thought I’d have a chance to study at Oxbridge again.” While running alongside Christ Church meadow and […]

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Posted by: on February 24, 2016

Do you really need MBA / EMBA?

In this post I will give some recommendations for those who are trying to find an answer whether they need to obtain a MBA / EMBA. In addition, from my own little experience, there will be some tips of how to prepare yourself and which school to choose. Attention! Be ready to read an honest […]

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Posted by: on February 10, 2016

Oxford or…………………

I had to decide where to go for my EMBA. I looked at one other school and a dear friend nudged me in the direction of Oxford. I went to an open evening, applied and now here I am at the Ashmolean museum having dinner with people that I had never met up until that […]

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Posted by: on February 8, 2016

Realising a dream

What kind of feeling will you have when you realize a dream? Healing and thrilling for me! Studying in Oxford has been my dream since I used the Oxford English Dictionary when I was a middle school student till now. Starting my study during the week of 18 Jan is incredibly amazing – much more […]

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Posted by: on January 29, 2016

Inspirational Place

I want to begin my story about an incredible study journey to Oxford from describing the main approaches to the educational process. Every tutor and team of the Saïd Business School (SBS) believes in members of EMBA and sees a great potential in us; they want us to succeed in our career and life goals. […]

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Posted by: on January 29, 2016

Reflecting on Module One

Now that the first module is over, as I travel back to work far from Oxford, in common with most of my seventy-four EMBA classmates working in thirty-eight countries, I am considering carefully all that I have learned during the past eight days. There are so many great aspects to the Oxford EMBA programme which […]

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Posted by: on January 26, 2016

Why I decided to apply for my EMBA at Oxford

Throughout my career, I have often looked around my office, top management, boardrooms – and wondered: “Where are the people that truly represent me? Who up there is speaking up for me?” I always seek those Latina role models in the boardroom of companies I have worked in, but I have yet to find them. […]

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Posted by: on January 22, 2016

Arriving in Oxford

I arrived at Heathrow to begin the first Module of Oxford University’s Executive MBA course with my cat. I work as a diplomat within an international organisation. For the past year, I have been working in a conflict zone. Last July a soldier at a checkpoint suddenly and irrevocably handed me a tiny kitten that […]

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Posted by: on December 23, 2015

“And now you know why in the Mexican drug cartel they spend so much time t...

In 2015, for the first time in many years, it was my life that took center stage with an Executive MBA program at the venerable Oxford University, founded in 912 AD…and some of the dorm room beds feel like they date to that era. In 12 months, I have traveled to Oxford eight times for […]

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Posted by: on November 20, 2015

Module 7 | Something for the Poets as well as the Quants

The end of summer culminated with the conclusion of Kunal Basu’s global marketing course, which centered on strategic approaches and frameworks for developing marketing mindsets and plans. Several cases were presented including a very interesting and famous one on Citibank and its controversial launch of a credit card product for its Asian markets. It was […]

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