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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 April 12, 2017

Oxford: the land of Pixies, Elves, Harry Potter and a Korean Restaurant

So I was off to Oxford for my first contact week, the lectures run from first thing Wednesday morning until mid-afternoon on Saturday. To make the best of my time I flew from Seoul to the UK on the preceding Saturday so that I could spend a couple of days at my Uncle and Aunt’s […]

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Posted by: on March 31, 2017

Love and a Long Journey to Oxford

What would it be like to study in one of the best schools in the world? To be taught by world-renowned experts? To rub minds with some of the best and brightest students? Those questions always haunt me. But not anymore. In 2016, I had the good fortune of being admitted into the postgraduate masters […]

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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 September 21, 2016

An enthralling adventure in the land of tea and scones

Here I am, revising for my final examination at Oxford on an asphalt covered rooftop amidst the skyscrapers of upper Manhattan, enjoying the waning days of the summer heat wave before winter casts its dark veil of frost over us. As I churn through Clockspeed: Winning Industry Control in the Age of Temporary Advantage, my […]

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Posted by: on August 24, 2016

A MUST programme for the C-level manager

I was born in the USSR, the country where it was prohibited to go abroad. Still, we had a number of schools with a focus on English language, like mine, where children were brought up on English literature, music, art, history.  I remember textbooks, devoted to the places of interest of London – pictures of […]

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Posted by: on May 17, 2016

Settling In

I recently returned from my first round of examinations at Oxford. While any time in Oxford is undeniably a glorious departure from the concrete reality that has become commonplace to an exhilarating life in New York City, it is far from a vacation. Nightly visits to medieval pubs like The Bear or Turf Tavern are […]

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Posted by: on October 23, 2015

The final chapter: Oxford 2015

As I opened the acceptance letter late 2014, I knew 2015 was going to be full on. I was committing to running a full time business in Australia and studying at Oxford. However, I was ready for the challenge and excited to see what would unfold over the coming year, as this year is starting […]

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Posted by: on May 5, 2015

And so it begins once again…

The journey from signing up, getting accepted into Oxford, boarding the plane to meet what would become an amazing group of intelligent, accomplished, kind hearted and fun-loving group from around the world…to sitting in a room with 200 some odd Oxford students dressed in our sub fusc, sweating bullets, afraid to turn the page to […]

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Posted by: on February 20, 2015

22 Years Later

Armed with the Dutch prophecy “To stand still is to backslide” I decided to expand my horizons both literally and figuratively, and apply for a programme that would challenge my capabilities, spark ideas in my daily thoughts, expand my hard-­‐core Dutch network and, last but not the least, enhance my career opportunities. Oxford University was […]

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