I was looking for a reputable recognised university to pursue my MBA.

In addition to that, my work and life commitments meant that it was hard for me to attend a full-time or part-time university. On the other hand, the cost of MBA in the UAE was fairly expensive compared to other off-shore alternatives. University of Essex Online not only had a great academic reputation and student satisfaction, but it also answered my needs and fitted with my life.

The course definitely needs dedication and hard work. Online reading requires different styles of studying, while at the same time it allows you more freedom to choose when to study. You build many positive habits, like being very organised and punctual which is essential in many parts of life. It’s been a great journey filled with challenges and excitement.

Many modules influence my everyday life. The HR, research, marketing and strategy modules all have applications within my personal life as well as my professional career, as they help define, build and shape the way to manage your life.

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Grace Araba

I am inspiring people even outside my family already. They believe if at my age I am doing a degree, then why not.

Oluwole Okanlawon

Growing up in Nigeria, I always wanted to have a University education.

Erin Lovell

I chose to study my MBA because I knew that ultimately, I'd like to own a number of businesses and work for myself.