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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 March 14, 2016

The beginning of a riveting journey…

It’s been a week now since I left Oxford and got back to my busy work schedule. It’s still hard to believe that our first module on the Oxford Diploma in Global Business has ended. Strategy in practice I had to write a few words as I was and I still am very much impressed by […]

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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 February 26, 2016

Oxonian Poetic Justice  

  As I sail down the tracks aboard the Great Western Railway destined for London’s Paddington Station and platform 9 3/4, a Swiss colleague regales me with the latest entry from his soon to be published collection of poems; the culmination of a lifetime of experiences and introspection. Lost in the vivid imagery of his […]

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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 January 25, 2016

Countdown to DipSI 16

Only two weeks to go before the Diploma in Strategy and Innovation 2016 programme start! We recently received invitation to our course portal: our online home for the year come. The information included brief introductions of the programme academics, Module 1 schedule and the pre-reading list for now. In the future there will be a […]

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Posted by: on December 16, 2015

iwill

Recently I had the opportunity to attend an event called ‘Speaking with Courage’, organised by Saïd Business School’s Inspiring Women in Leadership and Learning, ‘iwill’. iwill’s aim is to help women achieve their full potential: to promote women’s development both professionally and academically. I first learned about the iwill event on Oxford Saïd’s event listing website […]

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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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Posted by: on November 4, 2015

Unrankable experience

This year Saïd Business School’s Executive MBA Programme was ranked second in the global ranking and first in the UK. For some, a good reason to open a bottle of Chateau Cantemerle from a good year, for others, a good reason to be as proud as a peacock. When it comes to me, well, I […]

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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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