Essex Business School

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Change how the world does business

Our courses aim to teach business with integrity. They challenge you to become independent thinkers, problem solvers and ethical leaders. We encourage you to question and interrogate, not just so you gain the skills employers want, but so you can transform organisations for the better.

Our community of students and staff are diverse, joining us from around the globe. Whilst our experiences may differ, our passions are shared. We're dedicated to supporting you to achieve your full academic potential so you enter the world of work with a wealth of exciting prospects.

What you can study

Explore our subject areas and find out more about which courses you could study with us.

So, what do we have to offer?

Hands-on business experience

We want our students to understand that exciting business prospects can be found in a variety of organisations. That’s why we welcome guest speakers into our classrooms from huge multi-nationals, such as HSBC, to dynamic local businesses, such as Footprint Digital.

You will work on real business case studies, feed into live consultancy projects and even take part in business simulations. If you really want to put your skills into practice, you have the option to do a placement year between your second and final years at Essex Business School.

We champion responsible management

Sustainable business practice is in our DNA. So much so that we built our home at the Colchester campus on truly sustainable foundations, it’s the UK’s first zero carbon business school building.

You’ll also find the themes of responsible management and sustainable international business practice are threaded through all our courses. We want to empower you to think critically about business and to graduate with a commitment to doing business better.

Research-led teaching that matters

Our academics are experts in their fields and are at the forefront of contemporary research. It’s not uncommon for our students to see their lecturers on the news or read their articles online.

This is all fed into our teaching meaning our students themselves become expert in topical business issues. This is hugely valuable to your future employers and leaves you at a great advantage when you finish at University and are looking for that perfect graduate role.

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Discover where a degree from Essex Business School could take you

Your degree in accounting, entrepreneurship, finance and banking, management or marketing is just the start of your journey. Find out where your degree could take you, whether it's subverting boardrooms, new thinking in finance, becoming CEO of your own business, an outstanding accountant or the creative and strategy behind the next big product launch. Our graduates are changing business for good.

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