This course is available to study starting in January or October each year. Part-time study is only available if you start the course in October.
Do you want a fast-paced career in management? Are you looking for a business Masters to develop your operational management skills and strategic knowledge?
This is a broad business and applied management Masters degree, designed to give you the edge in applying for well-paid managerial positions. It is open to those without a degree in business, as well as those already in work, but without the necessary experience to undertake an MBA.
Our Master of Business Management (MBM) provides knowledge of the main functional areas within organisations, their structure and processes and the changing environments they operate in. We develop your quantitative skills in analysing financial data, so you can make informed decisions to solve complex business challenges.
You learn how to formulate strategies to meet performance objectives, as well as how to manage and allocate resources to sustain competitive advantage. You explore how to run business operations effectively in cross-cultural settings and explore the process of creating your own entrepreneurial venture.
Study areas may include:
We help you to reach your leadership potential by developing your transferable employability skills in:
In the summer, you apply your business knowledge and strategic management skills to undertake a dissertation in an area of your choice.
This course can be studied on a full or part-time basis and you may be eligible for scholarships and discounts, including those for students joining us from overseas. Postgraduate loans for Masters courses are now available from the Student Loans Company, worth up to £10,000, for students from the UK and EU.
Our academics have a global understanding of international business and are at the forefront of their fields. Their teaching draws upon their pioneering research, academic knowledge and industry experience to ensure you benefit from the very latest thinking and your education is at the cutting-edge of real-world business issues.
Our team of international academics specialise in:
Professor Matthew Allen teaches Strategic Management at our Southend campus. Widely published, his research focusses on understanding how companies around the world vary and how this might impact on whether they are successful, or why they might fail. He is also head of our Management Science and Entrepreneurship Research Group, which produces leading research into issues affecting the sustainable growth of business, society and the economy.
Many of our staff are members of the ESRC Business and Local Government Data Research Centre, which helps organisations in the private and public sectors to use their data more effectively to improve business performance. You are taught by academics actively involved in researching big data and collaborating with businesses to solve real-world issues.
Our Masters of Business Management (MBM) is taught at our Southend Campus, just 40 minutes from the City of London and in the heart of the Thames Gateway - one of the Government’s priority areas for economic growth, offering fantastic internship and networking opportunities.
Essex has the highest number of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the UK – meaning you are ideally located when it comes to finding entrepreneurial organisations that could potentially be used as case studies in your assessments, particularly your final business research project.
Southend-on-Sea combines the charms of a traditional seaside resort with the attractions of a vibrant, modern town and our campus sits right at the centre. With seven miles of coastline, a thriving arts and cultural scene and a wide variety of restaurants and nightlife all on your doorstep, it’s the perfect place to live and study. Our town centre location has excellent transport links and London Southend Airport is just five minutes away by train, offering flights to over 50 destinations across Europe.
When you choose our Southend Campus for your studies, you’ll have access to a superb learning environment with state-of-the-art facilities, including:
A short walk from campus isThe Hive Enterprise Centre - a dedicated business hub that hosts networking events and provides finance and marketing support to start ups and growing businesses.
Read our graduate profiles to find out the types of organisations our Masters students go on to work for.
Our University Student Development Careers Services are on hand to help you make the most of your Essex experience. They can help you find out about further work experience, internships, placements, and voluntary opportunities to enhance your employability. You can also access employer talks on campus.
A 2:2 degree or international equivalent, in any discipline.
We accept a wide range of qualifications from applicants studying in the EU and other countries. Get in touch with any questions you may have about the qualifications we accept. Remember to tell us about the qualifications you have already completed or are currently taking.
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The University uses academic selection criteria to determine an applicant’s ability to successfully complete a course at the University of Essex. Where appropriate, we may ask for specific information relating to previous modules studied or work experience.
Most of our courses combine compulsory and optional modules, giving you freedom to pursue your own interests. All of the modules listed below provide an example of what is on offer from the current academic year. Our Programme Specification provides further details of the course structure for the current academic year.
Our research-led teaching is continually evolving to address the latest challenges and breakthroughs in the field, therefore to ensure your course is as relevant and up-to-date as possible your core module structure may be subject to change.
The example structure below is representative of this course if taken full-time. If you choose to study part-time, the modules will be split across 2 years.
Following the impact of the pandemic, we made changes to our teaching and assessment to ensure our current students could continue with their studies uninterrupted and safely. These changes included courses being taught through blended delivery, normally including some face-to-face teaching, online provision, or a combination of both across the year.
The teaching and assessment methods listed show what is currently planned for 2021 entry; changes may be necessary if, by the beginning of this course, we need to adapt the way we’re delivering them due to the external environment, and to allow you to continue to receive the best education possible safely and seamlessly.
We develop your practical management skills and functional knowledge through:
£11,820EU students commencing their course in the 2020-21 academic year will be liable for the Home/UK fee.
Fees will increase for each academic year of study.
We hold open days for all our applicants throughout the year. Our Southend Campus events are a great way to find out more about studying at Essex, and give you the chance to:
If the dates of our organised events aren’t suitable for you, feel free to get in touch by emailing email@example.com and we’ll arrange an individual campus tour for you.
We aim to respond to applications within two weeks. If we are able to offer you a place, you will be contacted via email.
For information on our deadline to apply for this course, please see our ‘how to apply’ information.
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