Immerse yourself in a world where your passion for communication drives your management education with MSc Management (Advertising and Corporate Communications) from Essex Business School.
MSc Management (Advertising and Corporate Communications) is perfect if you do not have a first degree in business or marketing, or relevant work experience in management.
As one of Essex Business School’s unique Masters of management pathways, you will study a core spine of management and organisational issues in term one. You will then specialise in advertising and corporate communications in your second term where you will explore issues like multi-channel communications management, consumer targeting and content generation.
The optional modules that allow you to specialise in advertising and corporate comms will allow you to align your course with your career aspirations so that you graduate with a perfectly tailored Masters degree in management, advertising and corporate communications.
If you are interested in issues such as: the ethics of social media advertising, the pitfalls of user-generated content and relationship management through communications then MSc Management (Advertising and Corporate Communications) is for you.
We ensure that your education in management is both theoretical and practical, allowing you to develop expertise in a chosen area of international management. In your last term you’ll have the opportunity to conduct a case study of the performance of an organisation during a short term placement.
MSc Management (Advertising and Corporate Communications) is one of five Masters of management pathways at Essex Business School: Management, International, Marketing or Advertising and Corporate Communications. All Masters of management pathways follow the same core management modules in term one allowing students the option of selecting their preferred management specialism up to the end of term one.
Essex Business School champions responsible management and sustainable business. We want to change business for the better and empower our students to do this too.
You can chose to study MSc Management (Advertising and Corporate Communications) full-time over 12 months, or part-time over 24 months.
Our team of academics lead research in business ethics and corporate social responsibility, organisation studies, leadership and strategy, and international management.
Our expert staff have world-class research reputations and have written about, or worked in, a wide range of organisations.
Dr Louise Nash has extensive management and marketing industry experience which has influenced her research into the lived experience of work, including the role of gender in the workplace and the culture of organisations.
Dr Ceri Watkins’s research interests include organisation hierarchies and organisational performance with a particular focus on the arts.
This experience is incorporated into our teaching on our MSc Management (Advertising and Corporate Communications) course to address the issues currently facing organisations across the globe.
Essex Business School is also home to the Centre of Work, Organisation and Society, which organises research seminars that our Masters students may attend.
Essex Business School is housed in the first zero carbon business school building in the UK, with a stunning winter garden, sun terrace and Eden Project-inspired dome contributing to the building’s own micro-climate.
The building reflects our commitment to championing sustainable business.
93% of our Essex Business School students are in employment or further study (Graduate Outcomes 2020).
With a degree from Essex Business School, you will be an attractive candidate to high-profile employers and can target roles including global CSR consultant, public administrator and management accountant. Our graduates have entered high-profile organisations and exciting SMEs, such as:
We encourage you to be creative, innovative and consider the ethical implications of business, so you also have an excellent foundation to start your own business, should you wish.
We’re also proud of our student entrepreneurs, including international business incubator 0100Ventures and entrepreneurship website SlovakSTARTUP.
We support you to obtain your dream job by providing advice on work experience, internships, placements, and voluntary opportunities. Our dedicated employability team works closely with the University’s Employability and Careers Centre.
" The programme presented a wide range of core strategic subjects, such as ‘Corporate Strategic Management’ and some much deeper psychological based subjects, including ‘Perspectives on Marketing’. The course was very varied, which made each lecture challenging, yet highly interesting. The biggest highlight for me was the lecturers at EBS who truly made the course special, each were enthusiastic, highly knowledgeable in their speciality and generally wanted to help support each student.”
Hannah Meadows, 2016
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