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Essex Business School

The Essex MBA

University of Essex

The Essex MBA

MBA Scholarships

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We have an exciting scholarship available for our MBA students and is worth £5,000. If you receive an offer and are paying your own fees, it will automatically be deducted from your overall tuition fee.

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 contact the MBA Administrator, with any enquiries.

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?

Your future

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.

Colchester campusThe 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 ethical marketing.

A focus on entrepreneurship, innovation and creativity.

Southend campusThe 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.

Colchester campus 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.

Building on strong links

Colchester campus 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 Advisory Board and Essex Business School Executive Fellows are particularly involved in delivering the 'Ensuring 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 organisations.

Our new home

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Our new building is a groundbreaking development, championing sustainable design and featuring a winter garden, a variety of innovative learning and teaching spaces and vibrant social spaces. It is due to be completed in mid-2014.


Entrepreneurship Research

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.

Management Centre

Management Centre

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.

Intelligent investment

Graduating EBS students

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.