MBA student profiles
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We have a truly international faculty, attracting students from all over the globe.
You benefit from a wealth of expertise and experience in the classroom and can form lasting connections.
We are also proud to be one of the few face-to-face programmes than can boast a near 50:50 split of female to male students.
Over the last two years, our MBA students have joined us from 18 countries, including the likes of:
- Hong King
Read their profiles to see why they chose to study at Essex Business School.
Paul Wayte - UK
“I’m a business studies teacher and live locally, so it’s great to be able to
gain my MBA so close to home. My previous background is in finance, but my MBA
has given me the chance to learn more about qualitative research methods,
sustainability and supply chains.
“I enjoy the guest speakers and field trips, especially our visit to
HSBC. I like that our lectures feature lots of discussion and it’s
interesting to hear opinions from classmates from so many different
Dandan Tong – China
“I manage the foreign trading department of a textile company back home in
China. I moved to the UK to undertake my MBA because I wanted to develop my
"I chose Essex Business School because there is such a close working
relationship between my tutor, the support team and my classmates; it makes
studying abroad much easier. I enjoy the group work and the social events during
Welcome Week helped me to settle in.”
Mukul Sirvastava - India
“Before starting my MBA, I was a Team Leader at Baud Technologies in
India, specialising in developing new business processes.
“I chose the Essex MBA because it has a global outlook. I get to work
with students from all over the world and learn about their experiences
of managing in different cultures and industries. Our classes are very
interactive and we’re encouraged to share knowledge. I also like that
I’m close to London, but don’t have the expense of living in the City.”
“I’ve found the staff here to be extremely helpful and welcoming;
there’s always someone available to talk to.”
Tali Vishnevsky – USA
“My background is in law, so I wanted to undertake an MBA so I could move
into a business management role. The Essex MBA will make it easier and faster
for me to gain the type of position I want.
"It was important that I chose a course with an international cohort. So far,
I’ve really enjoyed the field trips to BT and Adnams PLC.”
Derek Guimond - USA
“I’ve worked as a data analyst for the Chicago Board Options Exchange and in
the wealth management department at UBS, but I’ve found my real passion in
"The Essex MBA appeals to me because it focuses on entrepreneurship.
My goal is to take on a high level managerial role and then use my
experience to promote my own business ventures.”
Xiangyu Zhu – China
“I chose Essex Business School because it’s ranked in the UK’s top 20 (CABS).
Studying for an MBA gives me a lot of options after I graduate. The course is
developing my team working, communication, analytical and problem solving
"I’ve enjoyed the supply chain management module the most so far because I
can easily relate it to my previous role as a project coordinator. I’ve also
enjoyed meeting so many new people – everyone is really nice here.”
Zhang Nan - China
“Essex Business School is very welcoming. The Colchester Campus is beautiful
and the staff and students are really friendly.
I like working with students from so many different nationalities; I’m
learning lots about managing in different cultures, as well as the impact of
Jamil Huniedi - Jordan
“I’m an engineer, but I want to move into management. The Essex MBA will
help me change careers.
“Essex Business School is an amazing place to study. I’m learning from
experienced academics, but I’m part of something much greater than an
academic community. By learning about sustainability and ethics, I’m helping
to change business for the better. I find that really motivating.”
Alexander Malygin - Russia
“I'm an economist, but my long-term goal is to become a manager within the
banking industry or start my own business. Having an MBA will give me the
knowledge and confidence to apply for senior management positions both
globally and within domestic markets.
“I chose The Essex MBA because of the University of Essex’s and Essex
Business School’s rankings, as well as the scholarship incentives for
international students. I love studying here in this modern, beautiful
building. There are great facilities on campus; it’s an inspiring place to
create something new. ”
Imran Hossain - Bangladesh
“I came to Essex because I wanted to learn about business ethics, rather than
just how to maximise profit.
"I believe that businesses need to act responsibly, so one of my favourite
modules was “Sustainability”, where we discussed how pressure groups influence
Government policy. The course has given me the confidence to start my own
business when I graduate.”
If you're self-funding your studies, you could get a fee discount of up to £5,000 with our MBA
Scholarship. It's one of the many ways that we support you in your studies. Take the next step in your career today with the Essex MBA.
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