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Posted by: on July 21, 2016

Module 2

Well we all officially “survived” our first exam together with all the pomp and ceremony involved of imparting what we have learned…. simultaneously anxious and excited, all decked out in our sub fuscs ready to board buses to examination schools, I think preparations were equally as nerve racking as the experience itself but needless to […]

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Posted by: on June 9, 2016

Success or not success? A dilemma of human purpose and transcendence

It was the moment to close the window´s curtains; suddenly I was standing on a beautiful portrait, one of those that capture all senses and convince a spirit that there is something memorable on the air. Standing on the hotel balcony that night in Oxford watching the city´s colours and sounds – full of energetic […]

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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 May 5, 2016

Future Now

The last couple of months passed by incredibly fast and I have returned from Oxford, from our second module. It was wonderful to meet my classmates again, we are getting to know each other more now. For the last few days the DipSIs learned an overflowing amount of information about innovations, forecasting, weak signals, S-curves […]

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Posted by: on April 8, 2016

Exam Preparation

Here we are – exactly two weeks from sitting for formal exams at The Examination Schools of the University of Oxford. It seems like time has whisked by since I was last there in mid-February. Taking a two-week hiatus from my studies following return from residency at Oxford, may not have not have been the […]

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Posted by: on March 29, 2016

Rearranging reality

Starting to draft this post I’m sipping my morning coffee in the Oxford Union bar. Our cohort’s first DipSI 2016 module is now behind us and I couldn’t stay away from Oxford. The four days of module one were packed with studies and activities and it was all brilliant. On the first day I felt […]

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Posted by: on March 20, 2016

Module 1

So what is Oxford really like? Below is an account of a flurry of my emotions and first impressions. Just as I had imagined, there are intimidating and almost draconian protocols in how Oxford operates…from examinations to marking schemes (you receive the average of two marks by independent proctors which are ratified by an external […]

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Posted by: on March 16, 2016

The Oxford Experience

In October of 2014, my CEO emailed me out of the blue to ask whether I would be interested in doing a Postgraduate Diploma programme at Oxford. Naturally, I was honoured to be asked, and was intrigued by the possibilities of the program. I was told to brush up my resume (fortunately, I hadn’t needed […]

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Posted by: on February 22, 2016

Why the unique social foundations make the Oxford Diploma in Global Business an ...

My working life as a public policy expert who straddles public and private consultancy as well as digital publishing involves a lot of writing so I’m generally reluctant to take on any more. Having just returned home to London from my first module of the Oxford Diploma in Global Business, however, I feel compelled to […]

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Posted by: on November 18, 2015

Oxford calling

I graduated from Helsinki School of Economics with a Master’s degree almost ten years ago. When still living in Finland I considered postgraduate studies but at that time the MBA studies didn’t appeal to me and a PhD seemed too academic route for my career aspirations. When I relocated to the UK for work some […]

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