The Essex MBA
Essex Business School offers three MBA courses:
The latter is suitable for full-time workers, who need a flexible course that
can be fitted around their full-time working commitments.
Applications for the full-time, part-time and
modular courses are currently being accepted for September 2014 entry. Please
MBA Administrator, with any enquiries.
The Essex MBA
Watch students and alumni talk about the Essex MBA experience and how it
helps grow your career.
Our MBA students
Coming from all sorts of backgrounds, choosing different pathways through the
course and going forward into their new professional lives, our past students
have all benefitted from The Essex MBA and go into detail about how our MBA
suited them individually on our
student profiles page.
Why choose Essex Business School for your MBA?
Essex Business School has designed an MBA programme for a new
breed of business leader; one who needs to be innovative,
inquisitive, creative, and ethical.
An MBA is not just about the course or qualification; it is
about your future. Whether your goal is to become an executive
or an entrepreneur, the right MBA will accelerate your career.
That 'right MBA' must not only provide general business
knowledge. This knowledge must be current and tackle the big
issues facing organisations today, and those they will encounter
tomorrow. The Essex MBA provides you with such knowledge and
also equips you with the skill sets allowing you to apply this
newly acquired knowledge in the workplace. Our restricted cohort
size will ensure that you have the individual attention you
deserve to maximise the value of your investment in the course.
The Essex MBA has four distinguishing characteristics:
- A focus on the needs of both business and society
- A focus on entrepreneurship, innovation and creativity
- Builds on research excellence in finance and accounting
- Builds on strong links with experienced practitioners from
industry, finance and the public sector
A focus on the needs of both business and society.
global financial crisis has shown that 'business as usual' is no
longer an acceptable option. In order to survive and prosper in
today's increasingly complex world, organisations must both add
economic value and recognise the social, ethical and
environmental implications of their strategies and practices.
Our first cornerstone integrative module,
sustainable business strategies, aims to prepare students
for such a new world. This sustainability ethos runs through the
programme and is further evidenced in the original takes of the
Essex MBA on traditional subjects such as
A focus on entrepreneurship, innovation and creativity.
Marketing, Entrepreneurship and Global Strategy group, who
co-ordinate our second cornerstone integrative module
innovation and entrepreneurship, have established a niche
centre of international educational excellence, contributing to
the development of a critical appreciation of entrepreneurship
and its role in both the economy and society.
Faculty in the
Management, Marketing and Organisation group have built up
strong reputations in the field of organisational creativity and
the creative industries, and are involved in world-wide research
partnerships in this area.
Builds on research excellence in finance and accounting.
Essex Business School's research excellence was confirmed when
it was ranked 2nd in the UK in the accounting and finance
subject area in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise.
Accounting and finance staff contribute to our two cornerstone
modules and offer a range of additional core and optional
The core module in
managerial accounting provides the foundations required in
order to understand the rapidly changing landscape of accounting
standards and will ensure that the necessary tools are presented
to enable managers to make informed business decisions.
Building on strong links
Essex Business School has an external Advisory Board comrpising
of leaders from across the business world, all of whom have
business experience at a senior level. The board is active in
both developing the content and curriculum of the MBA course and
in delivering it through guest lectures and master-classes.
Members of the
and Essex Business School
Executive Fellows are particularly involved in delivering
Employability' series of workshops on the MBA course.
There is a significant link with major institutions in the
City of London (including HSBC, Credit Suisse and RBS) and in
particular you can take an optional module
Industry Expert Lectures in Finance
taught entirely by practitioners. Members of the MBA teaching
staff also have strong links with non-governmental
Essex Community Advice offers professional advice and support to non-government, voluntary
and other not-for-profit organisations. This pro bono service is part of our University's broader commitment to social
justice, equality and socially responsible professional development.
The Centre for Entrepreneurship Research is a well-established research centre at Essex Business School (EBS), University of Essex, one of the leading research institutions in the UK.
The Essex Management Centre has a national and international reputation for applying leading edge critical scholarship to the understanding of organizational processes, and the development of practical but theoretically informed perspectives on organizational problems.
82% of EBS students are in work or study within six months after graduating. In 2013 we won the THE Award for Outstanding Support for
Students and the Business In the Community Local Impact Award for Work Inspiration (Eastern Region). Find out
how we can support you to help you achieve your goals.