I wish I’d started my MBA years ago. I feel like I’m part of a community.

I created a WhatsApp group for students based in the UAE and we physically meet up regularly. If I can’t watch any lectures live because of the time difference I can watch them on demand and our tutors try to be flexible with their office hours.

Even though we’re miles away from the Essex team, they’re always willing and able to help with any issues or questions I have. My student adviser, Marie, replies promptly, is always able to assist me and offers support in my studies.

My hope is that my MBA will help with career advancement and open doors to opportunities with potential employers in the future.

Read more from Aisha on our blog.

Naomi Mc Laughlan

After considering whether I should share part of my personal story openly, I have come to the conclusion that my struggles over the past years may motivate somebody.

Matthew Jones

The lessons are truly global, with students and tutors participating from anywhere; Brazil, China, America, and the UK – all in real time.

William Annoh

I've learnt a lot of things and I'm willing and ready to use them in my career path.