Our students and alumni are champions of sustainable business and ethical management. They are practitioners, innovators and aspirational leaders who think differently in order to do better business.
The MBA student and alumni network at Essex is as diverse in it's range of nationalities as in it's range of business experience. Our students and alumni are regular contributors to the on-going development and business-readiness of our innovative MBA programme.
Get to know our MBAs better in their own words.
"Before my MBA I was working in International Relations and CSR with a focus on social innovation. My background helps me understand the relationship between how a company works, the impact it has on its surroundings and how companies could have other objectives besides profit, such as sustainability. This aligns perfectly with The Essex MBA. After graduating I want to continue to promote initiatives that have a beneficial impact on communities."
Professor of Management and Director of The Essex MBAEssex Business School, University of Essex
Nicolas is interested in the way business model innovation disrupts established firms and industries, in particular digital and circular business models. As Director of The Essex MBA, Nicolas leads and develops The Essex MBA programmes having previously made the Exeter MBA a global success.
Lecturer in Management and Deputy Director of The Essex MBAEssex Business School, University of Essex
James is our Deputy MBA Director, and joined the University of Essex in 2019 as a Lecturer in Management. He was previously an Associate Lecturer at the University of York and prior to that, an Officer in the Armed Forces where he held a series of appointments in the Educational and Training Services branch.
Senior Lecturer in Organisational Studies and Human Resource Management and Deputy Director of The Essex MBAEssex Business School, University of Essex
As well as Deputy Director of The Essex MBA, Dr Elaine Yerby is also the Programme Director for our MSc Human Resource Management and MSc Organisation Change Management. A committed researcher/practitioner in HRM and an experienced Senior Lecturer, Dr Yerby completed her Masters in HRM whilst working full-time in a variety of HR roles for the Metropolitan Police Service. Her doctoral studies explored HR managerial careers through a feminist poststructuralist and intersectional lens. Other research interests and areas of publication include; the impact on careers from the changing nature of work, the gig economy, work-based conflict resolution and diversity and inclusion. Dr Yerby is currently Co-Chair of the East London and Docklands CIPD Branch and sits on the CIPD London Committee. She is also an accredited workplace mediator and a founding member of a Pan-London University mediation community of practice and service.
MBA Recruitment ManagerEssex Business School, University of Essex
Neal is our MBA Recruitment Manager for Essex Business School. As well as meeting with prospective students from across the world at our recruitment events and answering all your MBA questions, Neal also leads on interviewing MBA candidates and is on hand to offer advice on the recruitment process.