The Essex MBA
Essex Business School offers three MBA programmes:
- a Full Time programme which is completed over 12 months
- a Part Time pathway which is completed over 24 months
- a Modular pathway which can be completed over a period of 3 to 6 years
The latter is suitable for full-time workers, who need a flexible course that
can be fitted around their full-time working commitments. See the
news article about our
part time and modular MBA pathways.
Applications for the full-time and part-time
programmes are currently being accepted for September 2013 entry. Applications
for the Modular Programme are currently being accepted for September 2013 entry. Please contact the
MBA Administrator, with any enquiries.
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
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 organizations 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.
recent 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, organizations 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.
Entrepreneurship and Innovation group, who co-ordinate our second cornerstone
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 Group have built up strong reputations in the
field of organizational 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 modules.
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.
Builds on strong links with experienced practitioners from industry, finance
and the public sector.
Essex MBA invites members from its external advisory board, all of whom have
business experience at a senior level, to contribute to curriculum development
and the delivery of the programme. Members of the
EBS Advisory Board and the
EBS Executive Fellows are particularly involved in the 'Ensuring
Employability' series of workshops on the MBA programme. There is a
significant link with major institutions in the City of London (including HSBC,
Credit Suisse and RBS) and in particular students have 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 organisations (NGOs) via their participation
Essex Community Advice
(formerly the NGO Clinic). The fostering of links with, and learning from,
experienced practitioners is a core element of the MBA students' experience at
Essex Business School.
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.
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