Business schools often try to entice potential students by promoting the collaborative nature of their programmes. This year, I witnessed what I believe are some of the best examples of collaboration and teamwork amongst my peers at the Saïd Business School.
During the summer MBA students were scattered all over the world. However they managed to keep in contact via Facebook which also helped in the initiation of a slightly strange summer pastime Read more
With a lighter work schedule Alanna has taken the time to fulfil one Oxford tradition – she has taken up rowing Read more
The end of the MBA is in sight, but there remains a final hurdle Read more
With graduation almost upon them, MBA students are stepping up their job search Read more
Even though you have been accepted onto an MBA programme, don’t anticipate that it will all be plain sailing, there are bound to be setbacks ahead. Read more
For the first time Oxford and Cambridge students collaborate to put on a Ted conference – where speakers discuss technology, entertainment and design. Read more
There is no such thing as a ‘typical’ day at Oxford’s Said Business School Read more
The MBA tournament is an opportunity for students from across Europe to get to know each other via various sporting events Read more
The end of term break provides a much-needed rest for students and the opportunity to visit far-flung places Read more
Neither a public holiday or a royal wedding stopped the private equity class at Said Business School Read more
The opportunity to work on an entrepreneurial project can provide new areas of learning for students Read more
Back in 1829, Cambridge student, Charles Merivale, challenged his Oxford friend, Charles Wordsworth, to a rowing race. Ever since then, Oxford and Cambridge have been competing in cut-throat rowing races along the River Thames. Read more
Selecting what is important in one’s life inevitably means having to make sacrifices in other areas Read more
Juggling a skiing trip with a heavy workload in the second term has proved stressful Read more
Interview tips for business school – the dos and don’ts Read more
The network effect came into play, when with three commemoration balls to choose from, MBA students ultimately chose the St John’s ball Read more
If you think that an MBA is a chance to take a “break” from work for a year or so, then you should really think again Read more
Even though this blog is titled “The fine art of networking,” I’d just like to say that I despise the word “networking.” Read more
It is a huge relief to be done with my first set of MBA exams. The bounce in my step has finally returned. But even though exams are over, the course content I studied remains front and centre in my mind. Read more
The group work assignments are now over and first-term exams are right around the corner. All the MBA students are revving up to write five massive exams over four days.
November 2010 has come to a close, which means Movember is over as well.
As mentioned in a previous blog, dozens of my male classmates grew moustaches for Movember to raise money and awareness for cancers that affect men. The Oxford MBA men raised roughly £3,000 for the cause.
All the MBA students at SBS are in the middle of the most stressful period of first term. We are working on group assignments, prepping for exams, attending recruitment events and making our course selections for next term. One student confided in me that this has been the most stressful period of his entire life.