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Posted by: on August 14, 2019

MBA or Global Business Diploma Dilemma? My experience might help you decide

When I was asked by the Saïd Business School Marketing Team to share my experience on a blog, I agreed to do it without a second thought given that a similar blog a year ago moved me to start my own application. So, if you are an experienced professional who is either thirsty to learn, […]

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Posted by: on April 16, 2019

The start of my Oxonian journey

One of the scariest and nerve-wracking events for a 40-year old lady, apart from being aware that I hit 40 and also that I’m disclosing it here, and being a mother to a teen, a wannabe teen (hubby) and a puppy entering his teens, is getting back to studies!! Of course, you know that when […]

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Posted by: on October 11, 2018

Team Impulsum-Lesson Learned from the University of Oxford’s Post Graduate Dip...

The expedition of senior managers from around the globe for Post Graduate Diploma in Organizational Leadership at the University of Oxford’s Said Business School did come to a finale in the month of October 2018. Today, I’m sharing my reflections from the Module 4 and reiterating some thoughts from previous modules to emphasize the overall […]

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Posted by: on April 12, 2017

Oxford: the land of Pixies, Elves, Harry Potter and a Korean Restaurant

So I was off to Oxford for my first contact week, the lectures run from first thing Wednesday morning until mid-afternoon on Saturday. To make the best of my time I flew from Seoul to the UK on the preceding Saturday so that I could spend a couple of days at my Uncle and Aunt’s […]

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Posted by: on April 11, 2017

The Road Well Traveled

Robert Frost’s stirring allusions about the necessity of choices and divergent pathways is emblematic of my eventual journey up the High Street to the University of Oxford. People ask me all the time if this was a good move for me. Did I make the right decision? A decision to attend Oxford is neither difficult […]

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Posted by: on March 31, 2017

Grand Hall Dinners, Lectures and Participants

The plane is landing after a short flight from London Heathrow Airport to Schiphol (Amsterdam, The Netherlands). My head still buzzing with experiences of lectures, participant stories and grand hall diners of the previous 5 days. It was only a short bus ride to the world famous and second-oldest university in the world: Oxford. I […]

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Posted by: on August 24, 2016

Three modules over

Three modules over – where has the time gone? And what have I learnt? The first answer? All too quickly. The second? Not a quick job to summarise, but let me try. I joined the Diploma in Financial Strategy to receive an academic depth to my professional studies over the last twenty years. I have […]

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Posted by: on May 17, 2016

Settling In

I recently returned from my first round of examinations at Oxford. While any time in Oxford is undeniably a glorious departure from the concrete reality that has become commonplace to an exhilarating life in New York City, it is far from a vacation. Nightly visits to medieval pubs like The Bear or Turf Tavern are […]

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Posted by: on March 16, 2016

The Oxford Experience

In October of 2014, my CEO emailed me out of the blue to ask whether I would be interested in doing a Postgraduate Diploma programme at Oxford. Naturally, I was honoured to be asked, and was intrigued by the possibilities of the program. I was told to brush up my resume (fortunately, I hadn’t needed […]

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Posted by: on November 4, 2015

Unrankable experience

This year Saïd Business School’s Executive MBA Programme was ranked second in the global ranking and first in the UK. For some, a good reason to open a bottle of Chateau Cantemerle from a good year, for others, a good reason to be as proud as a peacock. When it comes to me, well, I […]

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