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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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Posted by: on April 13, 2017

Sky High

In the past decade of my career, it has become apparent to me the areas in which my current skills have not been meeting my current challenges.  As a current C-Level executive and former military aviator, I come from a disciplined culture that always seeks self-improvement.  So, finding a program worth the time, expense, and […]

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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 23, 2017

My Memorable Experience at Oxford

My experience in the first module of the Diploma in Financial Strategy programme was truly memorable and remarkable. I enjoyed participating in strategic discussions on issues that were affecting our businesses in real time. The diversity of views expressed by my colleagues from various backgrounds during class discussions made the sessions lively and very informative. […]

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Posted by: on February 21, 2017

Conclusions

Just under a month since concluding the Oxford Diploma in Financial Strategy, there has now been time to reflect on a whirlwind thirteen months.  It hardly seems possible that this time last year I was revising hard for the strategy paper.  By the end of the course I had distinctly improved at avoiding the last-minute […]

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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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