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Posted by: on June 29, 2020

What is the Oxford experience?

My journey towards the University of Oxford began in the Southern Hemisphere in the scenic city of Perth, Australia. On a warm January evening in 2018 I boarded a flight to London Heathrow. After an exhausting over-twenty hour flight, I finally set foot on Oxford ground, excited to have arrived at the oldest university in […]

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Posted by: on March 12, 2020

Opportunities for youth in Africa

Tell us about yourself I was born in Ghana and moved to the UK in my early teenage years. After my undergraduate degree in 2007, I started a career at Citibank in their financial crime investigations team. Over the last 13 years, I have worked with global financial institutions and the Big 4 helping organisations […]

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Posted by: on February 28, 2020

First week, first impressions!

Just back from my first Diploma in Financial Strategy module at Oxford with new friends, new perspectives and new skills! Here’s my take on how returning to university will benefit me… Breathing new life into my career: Outdated skills can end the most promising of careers. No matter what your age, knowledge is king, and […]

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Posted by: on November 21, 2019

Don’t be afraid to fit in as an Oxonian

When asked to write a blog about my Oxford experience I thought back to the very first hurdle, the decision to apply. Sure, you automatically think about the daunting aspects first – the funding, the time commitment on top of a full-time job, time away from your family, the exams. But then you think about […]

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Posted by: on June 3, 2019

Sharing is caring

I submitted my Final Integrative Assignment (FIA) for the Diploma in Financial Strategy at Saïd Business School in January and I thought “I’m done!” I had finished it! The first month after the program I was enjoying some “free time”, recovering from the 2018 juggle of work, travelling and the school schedule, but I was […]

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Posted by: on April 10, 2019

Funded by Strategy

Admittedly I have long loved ‘Strategy’. Though I had never formally studied the subject; I was drawn to its wisdom and economics. As a young practising micro-economist, I would read Porters papers in awe. I yearned for that kind of wisdom: that clarity in judgement; that ease in explanation. If only I could touch that […]

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Posted by: on November 9, 2018

How an Oxford Diploma in Financial Strategy can help expand your business globally

Back when I was choosing my postgraduate qualification, it was tempting to choose a topic that was trending at that moment. Selecting the right programme that would boost my career wasn’t easy, especially with a background in management, finance, accounting and consulting. Did I really want a consulting career? Or would joining an investment fund […]

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Posted by: on October 23, 2018

At the end of the day it is all about the people

The entire class passed Module I, Strategy, which lifted the spirits and energy for Module II on Business Finance. Module II looked scary at first with equations, formulas and greek letters, and the idea of doing it with a simple calculator and no excel, well… seemed even scarier. Of course, we all knew that finance was […]

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Posted by: on May 1, 2018

April 2018

I am a director with an SME called Cornerstone, a real estate investment and development company based in the City of London. We invest in and redevelop public and private sector land assets in the UK. My first degree is in engineering and I’ve previously held senior technical posts with some of the UK’s largest […]

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Posted by: on April 24, 2018

A Renewal Opportunity

The application process was long and in the middle of it I ended up losing my password for the application, but long story short, I applied, and got accepted. Uff! A year ago, not even in my wildest dreams could I imagine that I was going through a formal exam in one of the most […]

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