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."
MBA DirectorEssex Business School, University of Essex
James is our 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. He leads on all aspects of our MBA programme and enjoys teaching our candidates as well as leading the MBA team of academics and business specialists .
Deputy MBA DirectorEssex Business School, University of Essex
Sonia joined EBS from the University of Pittsburgh (US) in 2022 as a Lecturer in Management focused on Entrepreneurship, Sustainable Innovation, and Quantitative Methods. Before management academia, Sonia specialised in International and EU Law. She worked as an Assistant Professor of Law in France and was an entrepreneur, founding her consultancy firm, with a portfolio of clients ranging from Governmental authorities to SMEs. These different experiences inform Sonia’s research and her approach to leading and teaching on the MBA.
MBA Senior Recruitment OfficerEssex Business School, University of Essex
Darshiny 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, Darshiny also leads on interviewing MBA candidates and is on hand to offer advice on the recruitment process.