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The Essex MBA Scholarships and Discounts

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An MBA could be one of the best investments you will ever make. However, it’s also a big financial commitment. That’s why we offer a range of scholarships to help you to fund your MBA.

Essex MBA Dean’s award

At Essex Business School we are proud to make a huge £500,000 worth of fee discounts available for the Essex MBA. These are available to students funding their own MBA studies starting in October 2020, January 2021 and October 2021.

Both part-time and full-time MBA students are eligible. To earn an award you’ll have to impress during your MBA interview, the most important part of the application process.

Alternatively you may be invited to pitch a business idea during one of our Shark Tank events. We offered £52,000 worth of scholarships to attendees of our virtual shark tank event in April 2020.

Wherever your assessment takes place we’ll be assessing your:

  • academic merit
  • work experience (quality of work experience, not simply time served)
  • ideas on sustainable and entrepreneurial business
  • ability to communicate experience and ideas
  • plans for utilising the Essex MBA experience after the course

Find out more about eligibility and criteria for The Essex MBA Dean's Award.

Essex MBA Early Bird Discount

Essex Business School is offering £3,000 to students who attend their interview and accept their offer of a place on the full-time Essex MBA by the end of October 2020 (if your course starts in January 2021) or by the end of May 2021 (if your course starts in October 2021).

If you receive an MBA Dean’s Award scholarship offer worth less than 50% of the course fee then you can combine this with the Early Bird Discount. 

The award will be offered in the form of a tuition fee discount of £3,000.

Find out more about eligibility and criteria for The Essex MBA Early Bird Discount.

Essex loyalty discount

If you're an Essex alumni you can save up to 33% if you have received a First or Distinction in your undergraduate or Masters degree respectively.

We also offer a 10% discount if you previously studied at Essex on a study abroad programme for at least one term.

These loyalty discounts cannot be used in conjunction with the Essex MBA Early Bird Discount or Essex MBA Dean’s Award.

Find out more about our loyalty discounts.

Postgraduate loans

If you're a home or EU student and looking to study a Masters degree, you may be entitled to a government-backed loan of up to £11,222 for the 2020-21 academic year.

The loan has no subject restrictions (MBAs are included), isn't means tested (ie is not dependent on your or your family's income), and is available for full-time, part-time and distance learning courses.

Find out more about Postgraduate loans.

Other funding opportunities

Discover other funding opportunities from the University of Essex and beyond.

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