Enhance your career
We equip you with skills for the modern workplace. Whether you’re seeking graduate employment or starting your own business, we offer
bespoke careers advice and a range of employability options to enhance your CV.
Successful entrepreneurs are tenacious, innovative and adaptable. They spot
opportunity and work hard to make ideas reality.
At Essex Business School, we equip you with knowledge and practical business
skills needed to exploit gaps in the market and create a new venture. You learn
innovative approaches to business formation in a local and global context and
have the option to complete a business plan instead of a dissertation.
We explore the entrepreneurship issues affecting the world today so you can
respond creatively to start-up challenges. By examining enterprise creation from
economic, sociological, psychological and managerial perspectives, you’re better
prepared for the journey of starting your own business, or using your
entrepreneurial spirt to benefit existing organisations.
Our Postgraduate entrepreneurship courses
You don't need to have studied business to undertake our entrepreneurship
Masters courses and you can opt to study on a full or part-time basis.
What our students say
What is it like studying entrepreneurship at Masters level at Essex? What can
our Masters courses do for your career? Our students and alumni explain.
Miguel Enrique Lopez Cedeno - graduate (2013)
Miguel Enrique Lopez Cedeno, from Mexico, is Digital Marketing Executive at
“I use the knowledge gained on my entrepreneurship Masters every day at work.
My course taught me how to research, think critically and be creative - exactly
the skills I need to understand and evaluate my clients’ goals and recommend
innovative ways to market their products.
"My Masters gave me the opportunity to put theory into practice, through
group projects and assignments like the business report. It gave me the
confidence to become a freelance consultant, helping businesses identify new
opportunities and develop strategies to gain an advantage in their industry.
Working for an agency, I now use this experience to translate brands’ objectives
into digital strategies that grow their businesses and generate a better
Jake Sorrell - current student
After graduating with his undergraduate degree, Jake stayed at Essex Business
School in Southend for his Masters in entrepreneurship.
Why choose us?
We develop your practical business and employability skills through
innovative and interactive teaching.
Group working and applied projects develop your transferable skills in
leadership, team work, project management, problem solving, decision making and
You also have access to practitioners and policy makers through guest
lectures, so you hear first-hand about the business challenges facing today’s
You learn from globally respected
academics tackling real-world entrepreneurial issues.
Our entrepreneurship lecturers are members of the
Management Science and Entrepreneurship Group and produce research that
contributes to the sustainable growth of business, society and the economy.
A recent example includes the University’s
Economic Impact report, produced by
Dr Abhijit Sengupta in collaboration with an EBS Masters student.
Our entrepreneurship courses are taught at our
Southend Campus in the heart of the Thames Gateway, one of the Government’s
key areas for economic growth and a fitting location for entrepreneurial study.
Just over an hour’s train ride from London, you can take advantage of the
City’s ample networking and internship opportunities.
With more start-ups than any other county in the UK, Essex is a dynamic and
extremely relevant place to study entrepreneurship at Masters level.
Download our Masters brochure
Find out more about our range of Masters courses and studying at Essex
Business School in our latest brochure.