University of Essex to organize its coveted ‘The Essex MBA – Shark Tank India’ event online in India this year

Delhi: The University of Essex, a gold-rated institution in UK’s Teaching Excellence Framework and University of the Year 2018*, has announced the second Indian edition of ‘The Essex MBA Shark Tank India’ event will –take place online this year – on 24th April 2020. The winner will be awarded a scholarship of up to 100% for Essex Business School’s AMBA accredited MBA program commencing October 2020.

With the aim of supporting entrepreneurship and giving deserving students and young professionals in India a chance to equip themselves to pursue their startup ideas, the University of Essex is organizing the second edition of its ‘Shark Tank’ event online due to current emergency lock downs across the globe.

Students, young entrepreneurs and working professionals from across India are being invited to pitch their ideas to an elite panel of ‘sharks’ from Essex Business School including Professor Nicolas Forsans, MBA Director at the University of Essex.

The winner of ‘The Essex MBA – Shark Tank India’ second edition will win a scholarship worth up to £20000 (INR18 lakh approx.) or 100% of the course fee for the full-time Essex MBA program for October 2020 intake. The Essex MBA is a one-year full-time, internationally recognized postgraduate qualification for professionals who have a minimum of three years of relevant, post-graduation work experience. Being AMBA accredited, it falls in the top 2% of MBA’s in the world.

Speaking on the ‘Shark Tank’ event, Professor Nicolas Forsans, MBA Director, Essex Business School, the University of Essex said, “We are excited to host India’s second edition of our Shark Tank event online. While the coronavirus pandemic is forcing everyone to stay indoors, we don’t want deserving candidates to miss the opportunity of a lifetime and have therefore shifted the event online. We look forward to an exciting line up of business ideas from young Indian students and entrepreneurs and hope to support them to gain a relevant business degree at Essex Business School which will help them pursue their dream venture.”

Essex Business School is currently ranked in the UK’s top 20 (Chartered Association of Business Schools). With both undergraduate and postgraduate courses on offer, students here learn from world-leading academics and practitioners, solving real-world business challenges. More than 2000 students from across 130 countries are studying at Essex Business School including around 300 postgraduates.

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