Our current MBA students come from all over the world with a wealth of business experience and a range of reasons for seeking an MBA. You can find out more about them below.
If you would like to take your first step towards joining the Essex MBA network today, start your application for the full-time, part-time or online course.
KTP AssociatePart-time MBA, Essex Business School
Salman Hafeez holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering and has been working in product development but felt that he was lacking awareness of the pre and post development stage that would enable him to take products to market. He is aiming to complete his MBA within three years.
PR Account Manager and Graphic DesignerFull-time MBA, Essex Business School
Shmuel Chen chose to do his MBA as he was promoted to PR Account Manager in his last job and wanted the opportunity to upgrade his skills. Shmuel is highly motivated by managing his own life and taking charge of his own career.
EntrepreneurFull-time MBA, Essex Business School
Agatha Ubong is an entrepreneur and has been designing and selling cakes and handbags for the last five years. Based in Colchester, the Essex MBA was the ideal choice for Agatha. Agatha is motivated by her faith and her greatest achievement is "being a working mother - the skills you need to be a mother are underrated in a business context but there are a lot that are transferable!"
Financial AnalystFull-time MBA, Essex Business School
Adegoke has always worked in financial institutions and venture capital, working mostly with start ups. He believes that the skills he will develop from an MBA will broaden his horizons. He is motivated by doing something worthwhile, solving problems and "putting smiles on people's faces."
Lead Business AnalystFull-time MBA, Essex Business School
Mohammad has worked as Lead Business Analyst at American Express in Delhi, India for the last three years and decided to take on an MBA to improve his global outlook and business negotiation skills. He is motivated by meeting new people and nature and chose Essex due to its location close to London but far enough from the city to experience the countryside.
Business Development ManagerFull-time MBA, Essex Business School
Ahmed was a business development manager at Ralhum Trading Pvt Ltd. He was also the founder of Sri Lanka's first digital sports store, Athilco.lk, and was one of the top ranked tennis players in the country. Shaakir is keen on using the Essex MBA programme to further develop his leadership skills and global business knowledge.
Office ManagerFull-time MBA, Essex Business School
Mumin has been an Office Manager for the President of Elnefeidi Group for eight years. He chose the Essex MBA because, in his words "it is the best International University and I believe it is a unique opportunity to study at the University of Essex." Mumin is motivated by challenges and his greatest achievement was working at the Elnefeidi Group at the same time working at the Library of Congress as Sudan's Representative.
Branding and Marketing Specialist (Business Owner)Full-time MBA, Essex Business School
Emilia has been Branding and Marketing Specialist at Kurniasari for three years. After achieving her BSc in Economics and working in marketing for three years she decided to take the challenge of The Essex MBA in order to expand her knowledge of running a business and to take over the management of her family business back home in Indonesia. Emilia is motivated by achieving her goals and dreams and by her family. She is proud to have built her own business in her home country. She is pleased that she has finally achieved her dream of doing her MBA and that she is currently living and working outside of her comfort zone.
Managing Director, Gritex LimitedFull-time MBA, Essex Business School
Mark has been Managing Director at Gritex Limited for 19 years. Local to the University of Essex, Mark has chosen to take his MBA in order to quantify and define his real world business experience into an academic format. Mark has been successful in founding and running an SME and being profitable from day one and wants to achieve the most he can with the opportunities available to him. If he could give advice to his 16-year-old self it would be: "Don’t worry about the big picture, it will work out. Enjoy the journey and those around you. Also, buy some Apple shares."
Banking ProfessionalFull-time MBA, Essex Business School
Thiwarat has been a banking professional at Bangkok Bank and then Government Savings Bank for the last four years after gaining her Bachelor degree of Business Administration in Marketing major from Kasetsart University. She has chosen to undertake her MBA to gain more knowledge about business.
Marketing SpecialistFull-time MBA, Essex Business School
Li decided to take on the challenge of an MBA whilst working as Marketing Manager at Sanya Wuzhizhou Island, China, where she felt there was a ceiling to her progression. She has self-declared ambitions to keep moving up the career ladder.
Business Owner (Transportation and Logistics)Full-time MBA, Essex Business School
Okikiola is an entrepreneur who is keen to take his career to the next level. He has vast experience of industry and education experience in Human Resource Manangement and wants to bring these two worlds together to help him to lead effectively and improve his decision making skills. Okikiola chose The Essex MBA for the personal touch aspect of the programme and for the additional CMI Level 7 qualification that you gain with The Essex MBA.
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.
MBA Programme ManagerEssex Business School, University of Essex
Sian is the MBA Programme Manager and is the main support for MBA students and admissions. Sian supports the MBA Director and Essex Business School professional services staff to ensure the smooth running of The Essex MBA programmes.