International Summer School

Meet the world in one place at Essex

We are excited to be running the International Summer School from 8-19 July 2024!

With Essex’s International Summer School you’ll have the chance to study fascinating undergraduate modules with our expert academics, explore England and make new friends from all over the world. For two weeks you’ll call our beautiful Colchester campus home, alongside teaching, excursions, and free time. If you’re impatient to get out and have an authentic British experience, if you want to see first-hand what it’s like to study in a UK university, or if you want to deepen your understanding of your subject (or try something new) – welcome home.

Applications for the International Summer School are now open!

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For all other queries please email studyabroad@essex.ac.uk

Design your summer programme your way, with a range of exciting modules available to you. Pick two if you want to maximise your academic experience, or if you’re after more cultural immersion, opt for a single module. 

Applications for the International Summer School are now open!

For all other queries please email: studyabroad@essex.ac.uk

Module descriptions

Business Analytics

Business analytics represents a massive opportunity for business leaders, managers, and entrepreneurs in modern globalised economies. In today’s technology-led business world, the nature of data has moved from static spreadsheets to highly interactive dynamic representations from multiple sources, which provide rich insights on markets, firms, competitors, consumers, and networks. Sophisticated analytical tools can run advanced and rigorous analyses on static or dynamic data and provide much deeper insights about the world.

The module aims to provide the students with the following:

  • appreciation of how business analytics can equip decision-makers with critical tools and technologies, enabling them to use freely available information for their benefit.
  • awareness of what tools and technologies exist which can be used to harness the power of analytics on data sets of varying sizes and content.
  • essential analytical skills in handling, analysing and manipulating data to generate insights about businesses, markets, consumers and competitors.

Indicative Programme

Lecture (2.5 hours) Content
Introduction to Business Analytics 
Descriptive Analytics - Data Management  
Data Visualization Tools 
Predictive Analytics - Statistical Inference and Regression 
Regression Analysis 
Forecasting Techniques 
7 Prescriptive Analysis – Linear Optimization 
8 Linear Optimization and sensitivity analysis 
9 Non-linear Optimization 
10 Artificial Intelligence, Analytics and the Future Ahead

Teaching team

Dr Debabrata Ghosh is a Reader in the Strategy, Operations and Entrepreneurship Group (SOE) and the Director of Executive Education at Essex Business School. Dr Ghosh’s research interests lie in the areas of supply chain analytics, sustainable operations, supply contracts, emerging economies, game-theoretic applications in operations and OM-Marketing interface models.

Dr Sahar Validi is a Senior Lecturer in Business Analytics. Her research interests, teaching and research experience, and publications lie in an interdisciplinary and overlapped area between Operational Research (OR) and Supply Chain and Logistics Management and are heavily influenced by Digital Transformation.

*Please note that the the delivery of this module is dependent on a minimum of 10 students.

Social programme

Get to know Essex and the UK with exciting activities and excursions, included in the programme price:

  • Welcome bbq
  • Colchester walking tour and free time
  • Potluck cooking night
  • Warner Bros studio tour
  • London day trip
  • Farewell ceremony

Why Essex?

  • Our safe and inclusive campus is a great place to discover studying in the UK, and we’ll give you dedicated academic and pastoral support. 
  • We’re a global community - we are Top 15 for international outlook (Times Higher Education, World University Rankings 2024). Students from more than 140 countries call us home!
  • You’re never far away from London – Colchester is less than an hour away from the capital by train, meaning you’ll be enjoying the bright city lights in no time!

Entry Requirements

  • Students must be in good academic standing
  • All applicants must be over 18 at the time of the International Summer School.
  • IELTS 5.5 or equivalent (other equivalent qualifications accepted)

Summer School fees

Programme  Fees for partners Fees for non-partners
Inclusive programme (1 module)  £1,750  £2,000 

Applications close 31 May 2024

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Applications for the International Summer school our now open.

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International Summer School team
Telephone: 01206 873913