Essex Business School

The Essex MBA

University of Essex

MBA study

New course for 2016

New for 2016 entry: apply for our MBA Museum Management. This unique degree among Anglo-American universities combines a solid grounding in business with the specifics of managing museums and galleries, curation and art history.

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.

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 brochure or visit our course structure 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 MBA’s catering for a range of careers, including the MBA Museum Management.
  • 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 events

Book a place at a postgraduate event to find out about studying at a top 20 UK research university. Staff will be available to answer your questions and you can speak to students about life at Essex.

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).