How do today's marketers communicate to global audiences and respect diverse cultural sensitivities? Is it possible for managers to deliver a profitable strategy that is also ethical and sustainable?
Our MMan Marketing and Management offers you an integrated Bachelors and Masters degree, allowing you to progress seamlessly from your undergraduate to postgraduate studies within a single course.
This course enables you to combine the study of management with the opportunity to develop marketing expertise. You learn what’s involved in managing modern organisations and understand the role of customers, consumers, the service relationship and brand management.
At Essex Business School, where this MMan Marketing and Management integrated Masters course is taught, we encourage you to become an independent thinker and act creatively and strategically to help organisations succeed, whatever their challenge.
We look beyond the marketing mix to develop your practical skills in communication, data analysis and critical thinking in order to explore the challenges managers and marketers face, such as gender stereotyping, marketing ethics and promoting products and services internationally.
You explore subjects such as:
In your first year, you benefit from a general business education, introducing you to accounting, finance and economics, as well as management and marketing, giving you the flexibility to follow a range of careers after you graduate.
In your final year, you have the opportunity to put your knowledge into practice by completing an in-depth, independent research project or dissertation which can focus on either management or marketing or combine elements from both as you prefer. This will give you the chance to further develop vital employment skills in the areas of research, time management and critical thinking, as well as offering you the opportunity to explore what interests you.
Essex Business School is committed to ethical and sustainable business and we are a signatory of the UN Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME). By studying with us, you gain more than the foundations for a successful career in marketing management, you are part of a movement that seeks to make organisations better places to do business.
MMan Marketing and Management can also be taken with an optional study abroad or placement year where you can add even more value to your CV through work or international experience.
The five-year version of this course enables you to study abroad during your third year. In all other areas, this version of the course remains identical to the standard three-year variant.
You can study abroad with one of our exchange partners in the United States, Europe, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Latin America, the Middle East, Hong Kong and Japan. In doing so, you experience other cultures and languages, meet new people, and gain intercultural skills that are sought-after by employers.
For students who commence their course in 2020, if you spend a full year abroad you’ll pay no tuition fees to Essex for that year. You won't pay any tuition fees to your host university either.
A placement year provides an alternative option, enabling you to develop your practical business skills by working for external professional organisation. During your time away from study, you can build key industry contacts that will be invaluable as you progress in your career.
The Essex Business School Placements Manager can offer bespoke support throughout the process of researching, applying and interviewing for placements. However, it is your responsibility to apply, prepare for and secure your own role. In recent years, our students have gained placements with organisations such as BMW, Samsung and Cummins.
If you complete a placement year you'll only pay 20% of your usual tuition fee to Essex for that year.
You are taught by a highly qualified, enthusiastic team of academics and relevant business practitioners with wide-ranging research interests. They use their research examples in your lectures and seminars so you learn about the latest innovations and contemporary themes affecting business today.
Our staff specialise in areas including:
Drawing on his industry experience Dr Amir Homayounfard, Lecturer in Innovation and Strategic Marketing, teaches on our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes alongside conducting his own research. Dr Homayounfard is currently engaged with supporting the development of implementing an innovative management strategy for tech start-up Filament AI as part of one of the University’s Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) which means he is able to test his theories and teaching in a real-life work-place setting in order to feed back to you in the class room.
MMan Marketing and Management is based at our Colchester Campus.
In our landmark Essex Business School building - the first zero carbon business school in the UK - you’ll see our sustainable approach to business first-hand. Set around a lush winter garden, which gives the building its own micro-climate, are a wealth of teaching and study zones.
Our new building provides you with superb facilities.
Our business school is located on the University’s Knowledge Gateway, featuring the Parkside Office Village. Here, student entrepreneurs can access start-up space amongst a group of innovative SMEs, who can also provide valuable opportunities for business networking, placements and internships.
The Students’ Union Creative Studios, based in the Silberrad Student Centre, are home to a collection of state of the art computers installed with the latest editing software, including: Adobe InDesign and Photoshop,; Premiere Pro, After Effects and loads more. You can also access Final Cut Pro, iMovie and Garageband. The suite has a similar feel to the offices of modern marketing agencies and provides you with free-to-use technology that can greatly enhance your assignments.
The dual disciplines of management and marketing are highly sought after by many graduate employers.
Many of our graduates go on to manage marketing departments or take on specialist consultancy based roles straight after graduation as Essex Business School prepares you for the world of work from day one.
The MMan Marketing and Management integrated Masters curriculum taught here embeds transferable professional skills in analysis, critical thinking, presentation and communication across all modules.
The Study Skills module in year one will develop your academic skills, while the Successful Futures module in year two will foster your professionalism and introduce you to the graduate recruitment process, including practical advice to excel at interviews and assessment centres.
Recent graduate destinations include:
The School will support you with a range of skills and careers opportunities, including: skills development workshops, employer talks, skills events and careers conferences.
MMan Marketing and Management students can also take advantage of the services offered by the Student Development Team, including: careers advice, work experience, internships, placements and voluntary opportunities.
Specific entry requirements for this course in Clearing are not published here but for most of our degree courses you will need to hold a Level 3 qualification. If you are interested in applying and have already received your results, use our Clearing application form to apply for 2020 entry and find out if you are eligible. You will be asked to provide details of your qualifications and grades.
This course allows you to specialise in the areas of both business management and marketing, as well as providing a more broad overview of other important topics. In the first year you will cover the fundamentals that every business manager needs to know and be introduced to the specialisation of marketing.
In your second, third and final year your compulsory modules will provide a deep understanding of management and marketing, whilst your optional modules will allow you to follow these themes further or to explore other areas.
The structure shown below is just one example of how the degree could look, including some popular optional modules.
Our research-led teaching is continually evolving to address the latest challenges and breakthroughs in the field, therefore all modules listed are subject to change. To view the full programme structure and lists of available optional modules on offer, please click on the link below.
On a placement year you gain relevant work experience within a business or professional organisation, giving you a competitive edge in the graduate job market and providing you with key contacts within the industry. The rest of your course remains identical to the four-year degree.
On your year abroad, you have the opportunity to experience other cultures and languages, to broaden your degree socially and academically, and to demonstrate to employers that you are mature, adaptable, and organised. The rest of your course remains identical to the four-year degree.
Your dissertation is the culmination of your integrated programme, where you apply the knowledge gained on your course to produce an extended independent piece of work.
You generate an original idea, analyse literature and current knowledge and produce a coherent argument that shows your ability to relate theory to practice.
Your dissertation will help you develop vital skills for the workplace, as well as the ability to analyse real problems through an academic lens. You are assigned a supervisor for the duration of your project.
Our events are a great way to find out more about studying at Essex. We run a number of Open Days throughout the year which enable you to discover what our campus has to offer. You have the chance to:
Once you’ve checked that we have the right course for you, applying couldn’t be simpler. Fill in our quick and easy Clearing application form with as much detail as you can. We’ll then take a look and get back to you with a decision. There’s no need to call us to apply; just do it all online.
We don’t interview all applicants during Clearing, however, we will only make offers for the following course after a successful interview:
The interview allows our academics to find out more about you, and in turn you’ll be able to ask us any questions you might have. Further details will be emailed to you if you are shortlisted for interview.
Home to 15,000 students from more than 130 countries, our Colchester Campus is the largest of our three sites, making us one of the most internationally diverse campuses on the planet - we like to think of ourselves as the world in one place.
The Campus is set within 200 acres of beautiful parkland, located two miles from the historic town centre of Colchester – England's oldest recorded town. Our Colchester Campus is also easily reached from London and Stansted Airport in under one hour.
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