Meet the MBA Class of 2023: Mia Muskett, University of Oxford (Saïd)

Mia Muskett

University of Oxford, Saïd Business School

“Dedicated foodie, try-athlon-er, sandbar sailor, avoidant of black-runs snow-boarder, owner of Bon-bon the cat.”

Hometown: Perth, Western Australia

Fun Fact About Yourself: I am learning to sail a 1970’s, 24-foot yacht called Vagabond.

Undergraduate School and Major: Bachelor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (University of Western Australia)

Most Recent Employer and Job Title: Execution Lead, Locomotive Maintenance at BHP (Australia)

Aside from your classmates, what was the key part of Oxford Saïd’s MBA programming that led you to choose this business school and why was it so important to you? I was interested in joining Oxford Saïd as it seemed to stand out with its unique approach that includes a focus on diversity and impact. Being a part of a class that is 95% international and almost 50% female leads to some good discussions. I felt that this was a way to challenge my thinking by getting outside of the usual ‘bubble’ of the industry I was working within. Also, the idea of being immersed in the busy Oxford community was a major attraction.

What course, club, or activity has been your favorite part of the Oxford Saïd MBA experience? I have really enjoyed the Hilary term Hedge Fund extracurricular run by Samer Jarkasay. I have been able to meet two Hedge Fund Managers each week and have them explain how their business works. It has been an amazing opportunity to learn and then network over wine.

What is the most “Oxford” thing you have done so far as a full-time MBA student? Going to the Turf Tavern, to celebrate end of exams, in Sub-Fusc.

Oxford is known as a place where world collides, be it in the classroom or the dining hall. What has been the most interesting interaction you’ve had so far as an Oxford MBA student? Getting to meet some members of the Ukrainian community through my college, Balliol, and hearing about what is happening in Ukraine from someone who has lived it.

Describe your biggest accomplishment in your career so far: Being able to support and positively impact the experience of new company hire apprentices who are just beginning their career.

Describe your biggest accomplishment as an MBA student so far? Completing a term of beginners debating at the Oxford Union and progressing to the intermediate team.

What has been the biggest epiphany you’ve gained about yourself or the world since you started your MBA program? You can take on more risk at Saïd Business School in the area of entrepreneurship or your next job by the way that you have a really high level of support. We have support classes for all kinds of things. These range from preparing for case style interviews to joining the entrepreneurship center, which runs pitch nights and innovation programs to help you make your vision a reality.


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