This year's GOTO will challenge Saïd Business School's students to consider how global organisations can address some of the world’s most pressing issues.
In Global Opportunities and Threats: Oxford (GOTO) tenth year, we have partnered with leading organisations to provide MBA and Executive MBA students the opportunity to engage with ‘live’ challenges. The organisations are Aviva Investors, Global Parametrics, Pi Labs, and UNDP.
Each partner organisation has identified a specific challenge they are grappling with related to economic, social, environmental, or health (ESGH) issues. Student teams will analyse the challenge and develop an intervention, and the top three teams for each challenge will pitch to the organization’s senior leadership. The GOTO Summit, which is held after the final team presentations, will be on Friday 17th February.
Juliane Reinecke, Professor of Management Studies at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, said: 'I’m particularly excited that we are collaborating this year with selected partner organisations on ‘live cases’ that provide students with the opportunity to apply course content to real-world challenges, and in turn, allow our partner organisations to benefit from the innovative thinking of our highly motivated and diverse MBA and Executive MBA cohort.'
Over the course of this term, students will be asked to apply the knowledge and skills they have learnt in other areas of the programme. Through a combination of interactive in-class activities, team assignments, and individual reflections, GOTO equips students with the skills needed to:
- Use a systems-thinking approach to understand and address complex global challenges.
- Apply these skills in a group project designed to engage with systemic problems and generate robust, actionable interventions from a firm-level perspective. Each team will work on a project generated by one of four partner organisations.
- Carry and use these systems leadership skills throughout their future career.
Student teams will analyse the challenge and develop an intervention, and the top three teams for each challenge will pitch to the organisation’s senior leadership. The GOTO Summit, which is held after the final team presentations, will be on Friday 17th February.
Meet the GOTO Faculty
Abrar Chaudhury: Abrar is a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow and Research Fellow at Saïd Business School researching on topics of global environmental change, climate finance and corporate purpose. Find out more about Abrar.
Peter Drobac: A global health physician and social entrepreneur, Peter Drobac is the Director of the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship. The Skoll Centre equips entrepreneurial leaders to create systemic social change within and beyond business. Find out more about Peter.
Juliane Reinecke: Juliane is Professor of Management Studies at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. Juliane's research draws on insights from organisation theory, political philosophy and process studies to explore how transnational governance institutions emerge and evolve as a result of the interactions of multiple stakeholders to promote more just and sustainable forms of globalisation in global supply chains. Find out more about Juliane.