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

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‘Shark Tank’ event offers students and young professionals from India a chance to pitch their business ideas to ‘Sharks’ from University of Essex Essex Business School.

  • University of Essex has shifted its coveted ‘Shark Tank’ event online due to travel restrictions and social distancing protocols.
  • MBA Sharks from Essex Business School (EBS) will offer Indian students and young professionals chance to pitch their business ideas through Zoom.
  • Winner of the ‘Shark Tank’ event gets a scholarship worth up to 100% or £20000 (INR 18 lakh approx.) for the coveted full-time MBA program at Essex Business School

Delhi NCR, April 17, 2020: 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.

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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.

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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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The University of Essex is the UK’s University of the Year (Times Higher Education Awards 2018). A truly global community for original thinkers, Essex is part of an elite group of ‘dual intensive’ universities – gold rated for both teaching excellence (Teaching Excellence Framework 2017) and top 25 for research in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019. The University is 29th overall in the Good University Guide, 14th for international outlook in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019 and top 15 for student satisfaction* in the National Student Survey 2018.

* English mainstream non-specialist higher education institutions with a survey population of at least 500.

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