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Posted by: on March 31, 2015

India Immersion

View the EMBA-12 India experience in photos.                    

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Posted by: on March 20, 2015

Module 3 – India

I’m about to land in Dubai before I catch my next flight to London, on my way back from Bangalore where we spent week 3 of the course studying Technology & Operations Management. It’s not often that you are in a really hot place with great facilities but you are not on holiday, and the […]

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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 February 23, 2015

Everything From Global Opportunities and Threats to Analytics

Module two is over and now it looks like the real work has started. The first module was mostly about teasers of what to expect, on day one we greeted each other like good friends and the communication between our group is good; mainly through our What’sApp group – an almost 24/7 pulse of our cohort. Our first GOTO assignment […]

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Posted by: on February 20, 2015

The life of an Executive MBA student

Let me start by sharing with you my experience from Module 2 on Data & Analytics I arrived in Oxford on Sunday evening with my bag of clothes and laptops, I tend to carry work and personal laptops because life doesn’t stop when you are on an EMBA. After my usual short trip from Paddington […]

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Posted by: on February 3, 2015

It’s Socratic, interactive, amusing…

So here we are, after months of preparation, application forms, essays, interviews and soul searching, I’ve done it and been accepted to the Oxford Executive programme. Everyone keeps asking me if it was hard to get in and I have to admit that my answer is NO if you want to do it for genuine reasons. You […]

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Posted by: on January 28, 2015

Business complexity and decision making

Amidst heartwarming messages of congratulations and welcome to the University of Oxford, “You can do it!” exclaimed Kathy Harvey, EMBA Programme Director. “The next 21-months will transform you completely,” she promised, telling us emphatically that we would become different people and very different kinds of leaders by the end of the program. An exciting way […]

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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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Posted by: on January 25, 2015

Already missing my EMBA12 friends

On the last day of module one, I am sitting at Heathrow analyzing this eventful week. In one word – excellent. Everyone is attracted by the magic that the brand “Oxford” but everyone also has extremely high expectations for Oxford. A programme of this level must respond to the very high demands of its participants in […]

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Posted by: on October 9, 2014

Why you should launch a start-up during your EMBA

Four months into my Executive MBA I left my previous job to start an online payments business. Five months later we closed our first round of funding from Europe’s leading early stage syndicate, Seedcamp, representing investors like Fidelity Growth Partners, Index Ventures and the European Investment Fund. This is a short story about why starting […]

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