Four MBAs with military backgrounds discuss their career journeys and why they came to Oxford.
Each year, a small but consistent percentage of MBA and Executive MBA candidates will come to the School from the military, security and defence sectors. But what makes a soldier decide they need lessons in business, and can an MBA really be as useful in NATO as it is in the corporate boardroom?
2018 MBA Oliver Ormiston served for 17 years in the British Army. He rose to the rank of Major and was deployed on five operational tours, including Helmand province, Afghanistan. ‘My service coincided with a time when the British Army was running pretty hot,’ he said.