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University of Essex


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Essex Business School, the largest department of the University of Essex, has been ranked as a top 20 school for research power out of over 100 UK business schools in the national Research Excellence Framework (REF) of 2014.

At Essex Business School, we go beyond the basics of a business education. We embed bespoke career development into your undergraduate or postgraduate course from day one, equip you with the skills to research and question, and nurture your desire to leverage new ideas so that you can respond creatively to whatever the future holds.

If you have the drive and determination to make a difference, we ensure that your voice will be heard. Our collaborative environment empowers you to take control of your career in business and create ideas, products and services with real value. We combine a rigorous education with real-life situations. Your learning is supported by a range of business engagement opportunities, including internships, so that you explore and understand how global business operates and have the confidence to challenge the status quo.

Our strengths

  • A global community of staff and students
  • More than two-thirds of our research is rated ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ (REF 2014)
  • Flexible degree programmes with a wide choice of modules
  • A focus on sustainability and ethical business practices
  • Study abroad as part of your course

Undergraduate courses

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Our undergraduate courses offer you a flexible, modular course structure, teaching based on cutting-edge research and a truly global outlook for the modern business age. Learn from experts with both academic and private sector experience.

Postgraduate courses

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We offer a wide range of specialist postgraduate courses, including Masters, PhD and MBA. Join our postgraduate community of more than 350 students and learn from and be supervised by our team of world-leading academics.

Our new building

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Our new building at our Colchester Campus will open in summer 2015. You'll benefit from state-of-the-art facilities, a stimulating learning environment, innovative social spaces and dedicated office space for student entrepreneurs.