Workplace skills and career learning are embedded into all of our courses but you are encouraged to dive straight in and join our employment workshops that are designed to help you build a CV, find an internship or develop your interests into a business of your own.
Essex Business School students have access to some of the most complete careers support at the University of Essex.
We help you to develop specific skills related to accounting, finance, management, marketing and entrepreneurship through embedding careers modules into your curriculum and by inviting graduate employers into your classes so that you are exposed to the world of work long before you graduate.
Essex Business School graduates are out there making business better all over the world. From Qin Zhou who is a Senior Associate at PwC to Vicky Madzharska who set up her own business while still a student, our graduates are as varied as our degrees.
Start now. There are hundreds of opportunities on offer to Essex students and graduates and the only thing standing in your way is you! Find out about Essex's award-winning Frontrunners placement scheme for current students, discover Essex Interns, our internship scheme just for Essex students and recent graduates, or start your own business with help from the Essex Startups team.
CHAIR, Professor of Management and Marketing and MBA DirectorEssex Business School, University of Essex
Nicolas joined the University of Essex in 2018 as Professor of Management and MBA Director. He previously held academic appointments at the University of Exeter (2013-1018) where he repositioned and led the growth of the MBA. Prior to that he worked as a FME Research Fellow, Lecturer then Associate Professor at the Centre for International Business, University of Leeds (CIBUL).
Interim Dean of Essex Business School and Professor of FinanceEssex Business School, University of Essex
Neil studies the commodities markets and whether it is possible to model and forecast the price of commodities in order to predict global crises in food supplies, often considered the trigger for wider political conflict. Neil is currently acting Dean of Essex Business School for the second time.
Head of Operations and Business ServicesEssex Business School, University of Essex
As Head of Operations and Business Services at Essex Business School, James is responsible for the successful leadership and delivery of all professional services activities, and help to shape our future direction, drive forward change, and contribute to the delivery of excellence and success in the department.
Professor of Banking FinanceEssex Business School, University of Essex
Claudia is Director of the Essex Finance Centre (EFiC) and the School’s Director of Research. She is currently on the editorial board of several journals including the Journal of Financial Economic Policy and The European Journal of Finance. Her current research areas are on banking sector performance and stability, bank corporate governance, the industrial structure of banking and access to finance.
Senior Lecturer in AccountingEssex Business School, University of Essex
Director of Global Employee Relations and Compliance, Rolls Royce
Essex Alumna and HR professional Philippa has been leading the HR team at Rolls Royce for nine years and previously rose through the ranks of HR at British Airways for the previous nine years.
Managing Director, Portcullis Legals
With 30 years experience in the legal services profession, Trevor specialises in estate planning, bringing the expertise needed to protect clients and their families, after creating the business as a 23 year old.
Head of Corporate Affairs, Adnams
Oliver made a name for himself as a PR and marketing professional, working his was to Director of External Communications at Marshall Aerospace before joining Adnams as Head of Corporate Affairs in April 2019.
Non-Executive Director, Independent Director, Senior Business Adviser and Alternative Asset Specialist, Various Alternative Asset Funds
Essex alumna Kevin is a Non-Executive Director, Independent Director, Senior Business Adviser and Alternative Asset Specialist, guiding the delivery of global, commercial business strategies for the Financial Services sector. He built a NED/Independent Director/Advisory portfolio leveraging 25+ years’ experience across all verticals of the hedge fund sector including asset management, fund admin, legal and prime brokerage.
Executive PAEssex Business School Executive Services, University of Essex
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