Essex Business School

The Essex MBA

University of Essex

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:

  • Australia
  • Bangladesh
  • China
  • Hong King
  • India
  • Jordan
  • Nigeria
  • Russia
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • UK
  • USA

Read their profiles to see why they chose to study at Essex Business School.

  • Paul Wayte - UK

    Paul Wayte

    “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 countries.”

  • Dandan Tong – China

    Dandan Tong

    “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 career potential.

    "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

    Mukul Sirvastava

    “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

    Tali Vishnevsky

    “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

    Derek Guimond

    “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 start-ups.

    "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

    Xiangyu Zhu

    “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 skills.

    "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

    Zhang Nan

    “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 globalisation.”


  • Jamil Huniedi - Jordan

    Jamil Huniedi

    “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

    Alexander Malygin

    “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

    Imran Hossain

    “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.”


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