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You can study The Essex MBA on a full-time or executive basis. The course
consists of 12 taught modules and a final project. Each module is delivered
in a one week period, six in the Autumn term and six in the Spring term.
students study six modules each term. During the Autumn term, you study
compulsory modules. In the Spring term, you study a combination of
compulsory and optional modules to tailor your course around your interests
and professional ambitions. During the Summer term, you work on your final
students opt for a two or three year pathway. You take two or three one week
modules per term (plus an induction week in your first term), giving you the
flexibility to complete your MBA alongside your existing employment or
running your own business.
Entrepreneurial business links
- You hear from visiting speakers who offer insight into contemporary business
- We visit inspiring local firms to learn from their success.
- We connect with business incubators to see first-hand the issues of getting
your own business off the ground.
- We run regular networking events with local and national businesses to build
relationships that can result in jobs, internships and research projects for our
students and graduates.
- Our advisory board
is made up of experienced practitioners from industry, finance and the public
sector, including HSBC, BT, Invesco and Rolls Royce.
Our Director’s Workshops give you the chance to develop your academic and professional skills by discussing current issues from the world of business. The workshops, which may include company visits and external speaker presentations in addition to sessions delivered by our academics, are linked to topics you explore as part of your taught modules.
Recent examples include:
- marketing yourself
- new business ideas
- business ethics
- big data for small businesses
- visits to Adnams PLC, Cambridge Science Park and HSBC
The Director’s Workshops are only open to those studying the standard 12 month MBA.
Read our 2017 brochure
Read or download our 2017 MBA brochure for full details of the course,
including detailed module information.
Hear from our students
Read our student profiles
to hear their experiences of studying for the Essex MBA.
"I'm Operations Manager at Oaks Hospital, a leading private healthcare company.
Being based locally I can access the University’s expertise and facilities
easily and avoid a long commute to London. The modular pathway gives me the
flexibility I need to maintain my demanding role whilst setting me up for my
future career. "
Nick Ratcliffe, part-time MBA, 2016