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Posted by: on March 28, 2022

Reflections on the Diploma in Global Business

First and foremost, the total Oxford experience is incredible. While I was choosing to join this programme, I was at a senior leadership level in a Fortune 200 firm with a global remit. However, the learning I have gained from the Diploma in Global Business has been an eye-opener, to say the least. It has […]

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Posted by: on March 19, 2022

Completing module two: my initial reactions

I write this short blog literally a few hours after completing module two, Risk and Reputation, on the outstanding Executive Diploma in Global Business programme. It has been quite a week that started early on Tuesday 15th March and concluded today on Saturday 19th March. Reflecting on my experience on the diploma programme so far, […]

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Posted by: on March 7, 2022

From access to justice to Global Business: experiencing a new mindset in Oxford!

Why would a lawyer, who spent most of his career working either in the public sector or third sector, apply to the Executive Diploma in Global Business at the University of Oxford? For someone who spent half of his career promoting human rights, access to justice and the rule of law in developing countries, with […]

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Posted by: on February 28, 2022

Five insights from a new student of the Diploma in Global Business

In April 2021, my partner and I visited Oxford for the first time, just a month after moving to the UK. At that point, I had been considering going back to school for a few years, inspired by my sister completing her CPA and seeing some of my colleagues pursuing various academic designations. Working in one […]

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Posted by: on August 5, 2021

Bringing diploma students together

This week is a busy one for diploma programmes, with three separate modules all taking place, two for the Diploma in Strategy and Innovation, and one for the Diploma in Artificial Intelligence for Business. Although lots of students are still joining us virtually, the gradual easing of travel and quarantine restrictions means we have also seen more […]

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Posted by: on July 30, 2021

When Science meets Global Business …

Antarctica: how it all started! I was selected among a cohort of women leaders across STEM disciplines to be part of an expedition to Antarctica in November 2019. This trip was one of the most life-changing experiences in my life so far. The Antarctica expedition offered me a crucible moment, a moment of clarity when […]

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Posted by: on November 20, 2019

The Pursuit of Excellence

A noticeable sense of nervous anticipation spread throughout the lecture theatre of Saïd Business School, like osmosis on a cold January morning. With forty-seven highly experienced professionals gathered from the far corners of twenty-eight differing countries, each eager to debunk the complexities of emerging markets and evolve their understanding of business at a global level, […]

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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 July 19, 2019

My new reality – The Diploma in Global Business

I could not help but think, as I circled the desks of the Radcliffe Camera to find a free study spot, of those who came before me.  What would I give for some of Tolkien’s creativity, the prescience of Aldous Huxley, the courage of Gertrude Bell, or Oscar Wilde’s wit? Was it enough that I […]

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Posted by: on October 23, 2018

Only just the beginning

We just finished our last Module 4 and the main word I can find is Inspiration. Every time I come back from Oxford I feel great inspiration for achieving, experiencing and, the most important, contributing into live, business and studies. It comes from a very interesting, comprehensive and thoughts-provoking programme of Diploma in Global Business, […]

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