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Posted by: on March 21, 2019

Reflections on completing the EMBA

As many of my classmates remarked, it was wonderful to be back in Oxford as a tourist without any assignments due.  For prospective students I would warn, although some in the Oxford community might joke that the MBA is a minor degree, the EMBA program is not for the weak of heart.  In my case, […]

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Posted by: on March 20, 2019

“When you know, you know”

Not exactly love at first sight, but something like that.  I first stepped foot on Oxford’s campus in June 2018, having been invited to interview with Associate Dean of the MBA and Executive Degree Programmes, Kathy Harvey. It wasn’t exactly love then, as I was more stressed about missing my train from Paddington to Oxford; […]

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Posted by: on March 20, 2019

Leaders with sustainable development mind-sets are a must!

Having experience in chemistry, oil-gas, heavy steel and construction materials production, energy demand optimization is one of my favourite topics in general. Energy demand reduction during the production is in the agenda of managers or business owners, but usually as a cost saving factor, to save energy costs, to make more profit, not as one of the […]

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Posted by: on March 14, 2019

Disruption or distraction?

Where is disruption really valuable and when does it distract rather than lead to real change? As part of the Global Opportunities and Threats programme at Oxford, this week we presented on our findings on a range of “future of energy” themes. This saw visual analysis on topics ranging from battery storage and electric vehicles […]

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Posted by: on March 14, 2019

Strategy as an Oxford Executive MBA

There are plenty of opportunities to learn more about strategy as a topic as a student on the Oxford Executive MBA. First, the Strategy module, which is a year one module taken by all candidates, covers both strategy frameworks and theory, and thinking around strategy implementation. The course is highly interesting, and the interactions between […]

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Posted by: on March 13, 2019

A gown, a baby and a spreadsheet

“damn it. I am wearing the wrong trousers.” It’s 10:45am on the Thursday of Module 1 and I am staring down at a very tall cup of black coffee, and I just realised that I am not wearing “dark coloured” trousers for our welcome ceremony tonight. The instructions to go with our gowns is to […]

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Posted by: on March 12, 2019

EMBA Module 5: Economics

“Leave the Equilibria to Me!” If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on Keynes or Friedman (or Smith), If you can trust yourself when both your microeconomic and macroeconomic tutors doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too; If you can reflect and not be […]

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Posted by: on March 11, 2019

Inclusive Business In Africa

One of the electives for my MBA at Oxford that I was most excited about was a [5] day immersive course in Cape Town, South Africa. The focus of the course was inclusive business in Africa, defined as business for social impact rather than for profit. Cape Town was incredible, being a city of contrasts; […]

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Posted by: on March 11, 2019

“It has to be a loose fit”

January in Oxford can be bleak for an Australian. While friends lounge about in endless 30 degree C+ sunshine, I am standing on a snow-covered corner in Oxford, suitcase in my hand, and finding it hard to dislodge the Velvet Underground’s earworm Sweet Jane. Like Lou Reed’s protagonist, I’m feeling a little out of place, […]

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Posted by: on February 22, 2019

My Most Amazing Week Yet

I arrived at the Cape Town International airport on the 3rd of February 2019 for our Inclusive Business in Africa elective.  I met Frank, a taxi driver who helped me get to the University of Cape Town’s Graduate Business School. He gave me a first-hand account of the history of South Africa and the aftermath […]

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