Essex Business School

The Essex MBA

University of Essex

MBA study

How to apply

Find out more about our entry requirements and how to apply for your place. Applications are completed online and we're here to answer any questions you have. Enrol for The Essex MBA today.

Businesses must innovate to compete, but new ideas are only the beginning.

The Essex MBA helps you develop an entrepreneurial spirit and plan a sustainable, resilient business model that benefits shareholders and the environment. You explore the opportunities and challenges of internationalisation and gain the skills to manage in demanding, changing, contexts around the world.

Why choose The Essex MBA?

The Essex MBA is unique. You learn how to think and act strategically and develop a broad range of management skills to excel in your future career. Whether you want to run your own business or take on a leadership role in a corporation of any size, we help you to succeed.

The course is accredited by CMI (the Chartered Management Institute), meaning you also receive a Level 7 CMI Qualification in Strategic Management and Leadership in addition to your MBA, upon successful completion of the programme.

You are based at our Colchester Campus in thriving South East England, which has a strong track record of sustainable start-up businesses. You benefit from superb facilities, including our dedicated MBA Syndicate Room, and study support in our new zero-carbon building.

Course themes:

  • entrepreneurship
  • innovation
  • internationalisation
  • sustainability

Download our 2016 brochure for more details.

Business links

We connect you with the latest developments in business practice by bringing in practitioners from leading companies to talk about contemporary business issues. Our advisory board is made up of experienced practitioners from industry, finance and the public sector, including HSBC, BT, Invesco and Rolls Royce.

Our expert staff

Our expert academics and practitioners are at the forefront of their fields, creating world-leading research that makes a real business impact.

Headshot “We’re an international faculty attracting students from all over the globe. Our students bring a wealth of experience into the classroom, creating a dynamic learning environment where students learn as much from each other as they do from staff. That’s why we’re careful about the students we select for the Essex MBA; you must be able to develop, based on the foundation of your own experiences, but also use those experiences to help develop your colleagues. If that describes your abilities, I’d love to talk to you”
Professor Nigel Pye, MBA Director

Hear from our students

At Essex Business School, you benefit from a collaborative learning environment where students share their ideas and experiences. Hear what it's like to study the Essex MBA in this video.

Coming soon

  • A suite of specialist MBAs catering for a range of careers.
  • We're applying for AMBA and AACSB accreditation.

MBA Scholarship

An MBA student

If you're self-funding your studies, you'll get an automatic £5,000 fee discount with our MBA Scholarship. It's one of they many ways that we support you in your studies. Take the next step in your career today with the Essex MBA.

MBA student profiles

An MBA student

Our MBA students come from around the world and a wide variety of sectors. Get fresh perspectives on the challenges your business faces and new networking opportunities. Hear why they chose the Essex MBA to boost their career.

PG Fortnight events

20 February to 3 March 2017
Two weeks of events for you to explore your options for postgraduate study. Speak to academics, explore our courses and facilities, and learn about funding options.

Masters courses

Pair of students discussing work

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