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Posted by: on June 3, 2019

The Devil is in the Detail

Marketing could be described as the art and science of persuasion. And in order to persuade, one must have an understanding of human nature. As we plunged into marketing, it seemed to encompass almost everything under the sun. At one moment we were psychoanalysts for commercial ends, at another, financiers calculating the lifetime value of […]

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Posted by: on May 31, 2019

The GOTO experience

The GOTO (Global Opportunities and Threats: Oxford) project at Oxford SBS allows students to attempt to solve a world-scale problem. It helps to understand the complexity around those problems and to apply different frameworks and strategies learnt during the classes. It is worth mentioning that each cohort has a unique task. Our EMBA-S18 cohort had […]

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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 May 24, 2019

Completed my two year Executive MBA

This May I completed my two year Executive MBA from the Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford. It will be an understatement to say that it has been one of the most challenging and fulfilling experiences of my life. Having been part of a diverse and dynamic cohort, I have not only learned from […]

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Posted by: on May 24, 2019

Oxford EMBA End of Course Ceremony

“I wonder anybody does anything at Oxford but dream and remember, the place is so beautiful. One almost expects the people to sing instead of speaking. It is all like an opera.” – William Butler Yeats Mes lleno de aventuras, emociones y nuevas oportunidades. Un privilegio haber podido estudiar, aprender, soñar y recordar…. English translation: […]

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Posted by: on April 29, 2019

An ode to the generalists

There are times during our Executive MBA (particularly when you reach the stage of discussing process theory…) when you look round the room and marvel at the specialisations of some of your classmates: expertise and experience in areas like neurosurgery, financial risk, biotech or satellite technology. And there are times when, as a consummate generalist, […]

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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 April 29, 2019

It’s Oxford, innit?

There are many EMBA schools globally that will certify your competence for business. They produce “how to“ graduates in sausage factories. There is nothing wrong with that whatsoever. But none aims to develop “critical thinking” in the manner that only Oxford could. Having been asked on multiple occasions the reason for doing the EMBA at […]

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Posted by: on April 25, 2019

The five things I learned during my first week in Delhi

Wait, what?  First week in Delhi?  What happened to Oxford? Well, for the third module of the Oxford EMBA, entitled “Global Rules of the Game”, Oxford went to New Delhi, India.  And so did I. Here’s what I learned. To understand India, you need to go to India. I’ll admit it, I was once a skeptic. […]

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Posted by: on April 24, 2019

One year from now and it will be over!

Module 6 is now behind me.  It was a beautiful week of Spring weather in Oxford.  Invigorating walks and energizing jogs made the module special (especially since it is still cold and dull in Canada).  As always, this module was chock-full. Classes commenced at 9 a.m. and ended mostly at 7:30 p.m. We completed the […]

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