Essex Business School

The Essex MBA

University of Essex

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Course structure

The Essex MBA lets you choose modules to match your interests. Specialise in one of our areas of research excellence or take a broad-ranging programme that will enable you to be a strategic leader in all areas of your business.

At Essex Business School, we create individuals who innovate, think and act strategically and apply entrepreneurial talent to their future careers. For those professionals who would like to run their own business, or take on a management or leadership role in enterprises and corporations of all sizes, we will launch you on your journey.  The Essex MBA brochure (pdf, 4MB).

Embark on your future

With a global reputation for scholarship, impressive links with industry practitioners and outstanding facilities, we help you to:

  • Explore values-based strategy, innovation, sustainability, financial responsibility, risk analytics, uncertainty, ethics, networking and an entrepreneurial approach.
  • Question received wisdom, challenge established structures and norms of business practice and economic growth.
  • Create new products and services, design new forms of organisation, generate social, economic, cultural and personal value, and your own learning environment.
  • Engage with large, medium and small businesses, NGOs, government agencies, mentors and peer groups from around the globe.

You will benefit from a unique, topical, robust and insightful programme which is founded on our four guiding principles for twenty first businesses: entrepreneurship, innovation, internationalisation and sustainability. These principles are embedded in our curriculum, our teaching style and our ethos.

You'll be based at our Colchester Campus where you'll benefit from all the facilities of our new Essex Business School building.

We look forward to welcoming you.

Why choose The Essex MBA?

The Essex MBA is unique. It emphasises entrepreneurialism, sustainable business practice and Internationalisation. We give you the best possible foundation for a demanding management role. We offer a range of specialisms and prepare you to become an innovative manager at a time of significant changes in organisational, economic, political and social landscapes across the world.

Founded on our four guiding principles:  

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Innovation
  • Internationalisation
  • Sustainability

Areas of research excellence

Our range of optional modules enable you to specialise in key areas of research excellence at our business school:

Our academic staff are at the forefront of these fields.

Industry links

We have close links with experienced practitioners from industry, finance and the public sector, including HSBC, BT, Invesco, Rolls Royce, Santander Bank and The OECD. You'll benefit from industry expert lectures and networking opportunities.

Don't take our word for it

Join our Facebook group for prospective MBA students and applicants. You can ask us questions and network with your peers.

Hear our students and alumni talk about the Essex MBA experience and how it has helped them in their careers:

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 Open Evenings

Book a place at a postgraduate Open Evening to find out more 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.

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).