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Posted by: on June 3, 2019

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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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Posted by: on April 11, 2018

Thoughtful Reflections – Module 1

While knocking away letters on my laptop seated on the upper deck of this A380 aircraft bound towards Abu Dhabi, it is very easy to loose sense of time. My flow is interrupted and I am asked to switch off my laptop and mobile device in preparation for take-off. It is now that I have […]

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Posted by: on April 10, 2018

From law to finance…to valuing the Airbus A380

As a lawyer focusing on project finance in Africa, I was looking for a program to give me a deep financial understanding about valuation of projects and bridging the infrastructure-financing gap. The program is rigorous and intense as we were studying term long modules in one week covering both theory and practice. The modules get […]

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Posted by: on March 13, 2018

Take that! I am in Oxford

As a finance and accountancy professional, I believe one determines a certain career path through gaining experience, exposure and the right qualifications. My ACCA qualification opened doors for me but choosing the right door was a matter of making choices with considered foresight. When Oxford accepted me into its wings, I was certain of not only gaining the […]

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Posted by: on April 13, 2017

Exam Fever

It’s four in the morning and I am trying to sleep, but I look at my watch and try to see if I am not sleeping too long – I realise it’s too early. I know that the class and the classroom discussion have fed me enough to get me through the exams but like […]

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