University of Essex

Business management

Enhance your career

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We equip you with skills for the modern workplace. Whether you’re seeking graduate employment or starting your own business, we offer bespoke careers advice and a range of employability options to enhance your CV.

In the aftermath of the recession, organisations need leaders who act responsibly, can make tough decisions in turbulent markets and innovate to compete.

Undergraduate business management at Essex

Our courses provide a solid understanding of the fundamentals of management and modern business issues, with a strong emphasis on ethics. We inspire you to be analytical and innovative, so you can solve business challenges in times of change.

Case studies apply theory to practice and your education is informed by the latest research into management and entrepreneurship issues affecting our global economy right now. You learn from internationally respected academics and practitioners in a UK top 20 business school (Chartered Association of Business Schools).

Our courses

A placement (except language courses) or study abroad year is available with all of our courses. You cover a broad range of business topics and our modular structure lets you tailor your course to your career aspirations.

You can explore entrepreneurialism in more depth at our Southend Campus, in the heart of the Thames Gateway. Or you can examine management theory in greater detail at our Colchester Campus, located on the University's Knowledge Gateway, with its networking and employability opportunities.

BBA Business Administration and BSc International Business and Entrepreneurship also offer you the option to follow a pathway in Applied Quantitative Methods, as part of the University of Essex's Q-Step Affiliate status.

Hear from our students

What’s it like to study business management at Essex Business School? In this video, four of our recent graduates explain why they enjoyed our range of optional modules, working with students from different nationalities and knowing that help and support was always available.



Learn languages

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All our students can learn languages in a number of ways, including as part of your degree, in evening classes or online at no extra cost, or via Essex Modern Language Certificates.

What our students say

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Being an Essex student is about challenging convention, questioning assumptions and making your own mind up. Don’t just take our word for it; hear from our undergraduate students about why they love studying at Essex Business School and why you will too.

UG Open Days

Book a place at our undergraduate Open Day. Our department and admissions staff can answer any questions you have, and you can speak to current students about life at Essex while taking a campus tour.

Ask us a question

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Would you like to find out more about our business courses or School? We know how important your choice of university is so ask us a question and our friendly team is on hand to offer support and information.