University of Essex


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We give you the skills you need to enter the modern workplace and with a business degree your career options are endless. Whatever you'd like to do, you'll get the advice and support you need to achieve your plans for your future.

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

  • 90% student satisfaction (NSS 2015)
  • 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
  • Student access to the Bloomberg Professional Service also known as the Bloomberg Terminal
  • Awarded Q-Step Affiliate status

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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Join our lively postgraduate community of more than 350 students and work with world-leading academics. Find your perfect Masters, PhD or MBA course today and be part of a UK top 5 social sciences faculty (REF 2014).

The Essex MBA

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Benefit from a unique, topical, robust and insightful programme with The Essex MBA, which is founded on our guiding principles for twenty-first century business: entrepreneurship, innovation, internationalisation and sustainability.