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Posted by: on October 15, 2020

It’s not hard. It’s simple. And that’s why it’s hard.

How one might prepare for, participate in, and use the Diploma in the real world: What is it like to study Strategy & Innovation at SBS? What did I get out of it? Was it worth it? Day one. 9am. One objective. “I want you leaving awake and with new ideas in your field” said […]

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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 Here’s my take on how returning to university will benefit me… Breathing new life into my career: Outdated skills can end the most promising of careers.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 July 11, 2017

In the battle of town and gown, it was gown that won

This is my third trip to Oxford. As I write I’m on the bus. I remember the first time I caught this bus. I walked all the way from terminal 2 to terminal 5, today I got it from terminal 2 because I learned when I took the bus back after we finished module 1 […]

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Posted by: on May 2, 2017

Tearing down walls, building perspective

Returning home on Saturday evening from Module 2 of the Diploma in Strategy and Innovation, the adrenaline was starting to slow down from the previous days, but I still had the feeling of awe. Words like “intense”, “challenging”, “life changing” that described the week before were still in my head. We arrived as a cohort […]

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Posted by: on April 10, 2017

Surely You’re Joking…..

Blog #1 dedicated to: some surely fantastic people who stood for the class rep elections (Ally, Chris, Cesar, Jorge, Muntasir, Philip, Pinky). You guys were brilliant and it was amazing how you linked your speeches to the case studies discussed in Module 1… Surely You’re Joking moment #1: Surely you can’t fit this in your already hectic […]

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Posted by: on March 31, 2017

What Oxford is not about

I have always dreamed of the experience of a long-established, highly recognized university, but I have never believed that I would attend one. And, here I was, honored and lucky to be part of the 2017 Diploma in Strategy and Innovation cohort. I went there without knowing what to expect, but curious and excited about […]

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Posted by: on March 24, 2017

Day in the life

I have just finished my first module at Oxford University as part of a Diploma in Financial strategy at the Saïd Business School. I wanted to share my thoughts on my time for the benefit of (1) my customers who are mostly business owners and executives, (2) my organisation, which has been supportive of my […]

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Posted by: on March 3, 2017

Financial Strategy – thoughts on Module One

After becoming a full member of ACCA and working very closely with the senior management team, including the business units in the past few years, I realized how important “Strategy” is at work and while I was studying for the ACCA qualification. Therefore, I decided to further pursue my education, deepening my knowledge in Financial Strategy at the […]

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Posted by: on February 25, 2017

Back to school…

It’s been a few days being back home after Module 1 and I should admit it started to sink in… “I am a student of Oxford!” You may think that this realization comes when you get an offer letter from the School, or when you wire your payment, or when you book your first accommodation […]

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Posted by: on November 22, 2016

#GoRemote and #GrowGlobal

I wish someone had told me that Oxford Letters of Motivation live a life of their own… 18 months ago, I submitted my Letter of Motivation to Oxford Said Business School, fingers crossed that I would be admitted to the PGDip in Financial Strategy. I had a business model in my head that needed to […]

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