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Posted by: on March 24, 2017

The not so secret ingredient

It’s 07:30 on a crisp February Wednesday. The sun is rising across the Cotswolds, accentuating the mystical aura of the mist shrouding the English countryside; as I watch the farmland and picturesque village churches pass me by as my train makes its way towards Oxford, I can’t help but think about the many routes of […]

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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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Posted by: on November 15, 2016

From the revolving doors of Saïd, to the high ceilings of the Sheldonian…

A quest for the holy grail: It finally happened, as we paraded out of the grand Sheldonian Theatre, as proud Oxfordians…holding our heads high, keeping our dreams alive and taking a bow to the sacred temple of knowledge. As we looked up into the bright blue sky and the grandeur of the architecture which engulfed […]

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Posted by: on August 24, 2016

Three modules over

Three modules over – where has the time gone? And what have I learnt? The first answer? All too quickly. The second? Not a quick job to summarise, but let me try. I joined the Diploma in Financial Strategy to receive an academic depth to my professional studies over the last twenty years. I have […]

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Posted by: on March 2, 2016

Post-thesis syndrome

Do forgive me for the length of this article, I hope you empathise and appreciate that I am still hung-over from writing a 10,000 word dissertation. It has been a few weeks since the words ‘submission and deadline’ have thankfully ceased to haunt me. I am pleased to say that the feelings of being shackled […]

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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 September 6, 2015

Back to School

I recall the day when I sat my last undergraduate exam at Harvard. I heaved a huge sigh of relief; the thought of not having to take another 4-hour exam again was pure joy. That was 9 years ago. I have since crossed the pond, married a European, and have accumulated some industry experience in […]

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Posted by: on May 1, 2015

A journey to remember, the Oxford way

Being a mother of two very young children can be quite a challenge most days and to be able to commit to additional responsibilities and a change in lifestyle can be a challenging yet an amazing experience. It has been a few months since I enrolled myself on to this course and I have to […]

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