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Posted by: on March 20, 2016

Module 1

So what is Oxford really like? Below is an account of a flurry of my emotions and first impressions. Just as I had imagined, there are intimidating and almost draconian protocols in how Oxford operates…from examinations to marking schemes (you receive the average of two marks by independent proctors which are ratified by an external […]

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Posted by: on February 26, 2016

Oxonian Poetic Justice  

  As I sail down the tracks aboard the Great Western Railway destined for London’s Paddington Station and platform 9 3/4, a Swiss colleague regales me with the latest entry from his soon to be published collection of poems; the culmination of a lifetime of experiences and introspection. Lost in the vivid imagery of his […]

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Posted by: on February 22, 2016

Why the unique social foundations make the Oxford Diploma in Global Business an ...

My working life as a public policy expert who straddles public and private consultancy as well as digital publishing involves a lot of writing so I’m generally reluctant to take on any more. Having just returned home to London from my first module of the Oxford Diploma in Global Business, however, I feel compelled to […]

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Posted by: on October 5, 2015

Full steam ahead…

End of module four of the Diploma in Strategy and Innovation, as we learnt, paved the way for newer beginnings. The fact that we all have been through a few exams and 4 modules seems unreal. My thoughts about this programme at the beginning of these modules were quite different to what they are at […]

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Posted by: on May 7, 2015

An attempt to crank the mental gears before the exam.

It’s 5:30am.  My alarm is buzzing harshly. This cannot be right. It’s Sunday. Clearly, I’ve forgotten to turn my alarm to its “weekday only” setting. Only I haven’t forgotten. No, I begrudgingly admit to myself, this isn’t a mistake. I set the alarm on purpose.  We are having our first Skype call among the 2015 […]

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Posted by: on May 5, 2015

A once in a life time opportunity

An intense week of hard work among an outstanding set of classmates with very challenging professors, and all of that on an unique place. That’s the summary of what module 2 on the Oxford Diploma in Global Business was to me. As a business leader of a medium size Brazilian industrial group my goal was […]

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Posted by: on May 5, 2015

And so it begins once again…

The journey from signing up, getting accepted into Oxford, boarding the plane to meet what would become an amazing group of intelligent, accomplished, kind hearted and fun-loving group from around the world…to sitting in a room with 200 some odd Oxford students dressed in our sub fusc, sweating bullets, afraid to turn the page to […]

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Posted by: on March 17, 2015

Three weeks last summer….

Last year I attended the Said Business School’s Advanced Management and Leadership Program (OAMLP).  The course was a three week residential program (at Egrove Park, not the main business school) that did three things: refreshed and updated my business skills (broad highlights of MBA subjects); assessed my leadership style (via 360 degree feedback, plus some […]

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Posted by: on March 9, 2015

Oxford Diploma in Organisational Leadership – Module 1

On a bright, blustery Oxfordshire morning with the winter sun bouncing off the distinctive Bath stone and copper-clad spire, I arrived at Said Business School to begin module one of the Oxford Diploma in Organisational Leadership. Once inside, Said’s West Wing is a combination of beautiful oak-paneled Harvard-style lecture theatres, countless glass walls and large, […]

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Posted by: on March 3, 2015

What happens between diploma modules?

So module 1 of my Diploma in Strategy and Innovation is over and module 2 is still seven weeks away, so what to do in the interim? Well if you are someone like me who needs a bit of added motivation to hit the books, a study group is the perfect solution. Our class has set […]

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