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Essex Business School

The Essex MBA

University of Essex

Study with us

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.

The Essex MBA will enable you to innovate, think and act strategically and apply entrepreneurial talent to your future career. It will give you the skills to lead others or run your own business.

Embark on your future

Through our MBA you will:

  • explore exciting new areas in strategic business thinking including entrepreneurship and innovation, sustainability and ethics, risk and uncertainty, and financial responsibility
  • question received wisdom and challenge established and norms of business practice and economic growth
  • create new products and services, new forms of organisation, and social, economic, cultural and personal value
  • engage with businesses, NGOs, government agencies, and mentors and peer groups from around the world

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

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.

Our new building

Artist's impression of the internal garden in the new Essex Business School building

Our new building at our Colchester Campus will open in summer 2015. You'll benefit from state-of-the-art facilities, a stimulating learning environment, innovative social spaces and dedicated office space for student entrepreneurs.

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 ten UK research university. Academic and support staff will be available to answer your questions and you can speak to students about life at Essex.