Essex Business School

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Do business better.

At Essex Business School, we champion responsible, ethical and sustainable business.  From global corporations and the public sector, to SMEs, family businesses and start-ups, we’re interested in real-world business challenges.

Through our world-class research and teaching, we train you to think critically about business and encourage you to make a positive impact on society.  We want you to learn that you have the power to shape your future world with the actions you take in the workplace.  To use business as a power for good.

Across our two campuses in Colchester and Southend, we offer five broad subject groups: accounting, finance, management, marketing and entrepreneurship.  Many of our courses are professionally accredited - giving your career a head start by allowing you to move into a professional role faster.   

Where will business at Essex take you?

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Our mission

Our mission is to offer a transformative education and research excellence that has a positive impact on business and society.

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Essex Open Days are a chance for you to see where you might be calling home. Chat with students and staff, tour our campuses and accommodation, listen to talks from academics and join a taster lecture.

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Professor Claudia Girardone, Dean of Essex Business School
"Our students are the next generation of organisation leaders. We want to prepare them to do better business by joining a stimulating and supportive learning environment and leaving with a socially conscious ethos that supports sustainable growth."
Professor Claudia Girardone DEAN OF ESSEX BUSINESS SCHOOL

Why choose us?

We are in the top 150 for Business and Economics in THE World University Rankings by Subject 2023
Our zero-carbon business school in Colchester reflects our commitment to sustainable business
Benefit from professional exam exemptions through our accredited courses
We are a signatory of the UN Principles of Responsible Management Education
Our partnership with the University’s Innovation Centre creates tomorrow’s entrepreneurs
Join our world-leading business and management research environment
Top 150 for Business and Economics in THE World University Rankings by Subject 2023
Our Essex Business School is the UK's first zero-carbon business school building.
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Contact Essex Business School 
Current Colchester student enquiries
Colchester Campus, University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, CO4 3SQ
Telephone: 01206 873911
Current Southend student enquiries
Southend Campus, University of Essex, Elmer Approach, Southend-on-Sea, SS1 1LW
Telephone: 01702328488

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