The summer spent on a technology transfer project was time well spent, allowing a group of MBA students the opportunity to study the technologies and then come up with fresh insights into marketing potential and the steps needed to commercialise the research Read more
A summer internship at a television broadcaster opens the eyes of MBAs to other potential career paths Read more
I remember Christmas 1998 vividly. I was in my last year of school and starting to realise the joys of independence and freedom. As presents I was given CK One aftershave, a new Ben Sherman shirt and a NOW 41 CD featuring East 17. Good times. Read more
With a lighter work schedule Alanna has taken the time to fulfil one Oxford tradition – she has taken up rowing Read more
In his first week of business school, Wesley Cole learns to expect the unexpected Read more
Combining full time work with a part-time MBA demands discipline, time management and dedication Read more
In selecting any MBA programme research is vital and the MBA blogs have provided an insight into what it is like to go to 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 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
MBA students have been overseas to see at first hand how business practices vary Read more
Thunderbird students experience at first hand how business is handled around the globe 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
This past week, I was selected by the faculty to give a speech during our graduation award ceremony.
The last blog I submitted was MBAs and relocation and today’s topic revisits it a bit: MBAs and the infamous job search. Read more
We are now midway through Michaelmas term (which is Oxford-speak for first semester) and the pressure is definitely ramping up. My MBA classmates and I have roughly half a dozen group assignments that are due within the next three weeks and we have to manage these work commitments along with studying and preparing for exams.
One of the facts about our cohort (see last class profile) is that my colleagues come not only from different geographies but also from a wide array of functions and industries. This creates a need to bring those without number-intensive backgrounds to a certain level before the programme starts. To achieve this, there are two pre-courses: financial accounting and quantitative analysis for business. Read more
When I began the first term of my MBA, I had a fairly good idea which courses I would enjoy and which I would loathe: I expected to like marketing and strategy; I was concerned about finance 1and I was unsure of what to expect for decision science, financial reporting and managerial economics.
I officially am three-quarters of an MBA. I finished the third of four terms last week and now have one week to prepare for what will be my final term at the University of Miami’s one-year MBA programme. I’m really filled with mixed feelings as I am truly excited to finish and begin a career doing something I enjoy. But I am also sad that many of my classmates and I will be parting ways for good once class ends. Read more
This week, everywhere you go in the Saïd Business School, you will see laptops flipping open, little Apple logos glowing and pencils scribbling. MBA classes are now in full swing.
Over the last two weeks, my fellow MBA classmates and I have been inundated with full-day lectures: topics ranged from career advice to IT instructions, from fire safety to examination expectations.
Many full-time MBA programmes kick off the academic year with fun, outdoor team-building exercises. The Saïd Business School MBA programme is no exception. Our entire class of 250 MBA students just took part in The Oxford Pursuit and the experience was amazing. Read more