Business and management

Today's organisations need leaders who can make tough decisions and act responsibly in turbulent markets.

Business and management
At Essex, we inspire you to be analytical and innovative, so you can solve business challenges for the good of organisations and society. 

In our courses, you’ll study business with a real-world focus and experience a research-led education from world-renowned academics, meaning you’ll benefit from the latest thinking in an ever-changing industry.

You’ll explore the current issues affecting our global economy and gain a rich understanding of how organisations function and thrive, enabling you to graduate with the knowledge and skills needed for the future you desire. Whether your aiming to launch your own business or to climb the career ladder – the opportunities for an Essex business and management graduate are endless. 

Why study here?

Dr Stephen Murphy, Lecturer in MAnagement and Marketing at Essex Business School, sits in the winter garden.
"My lectures are about engaging students and allowing them to encounter the material in practical ways, this means that within the classroom a lot of what we do is about developing group exercises, discussion points and debates so we’re not just learning the material, we’re experiencing the material first hand and are thinking about the type of concepts we’re encountering and thinking about how they can be used to solve problems."

Meet our students

Managing in today's global economy requires creativity, holistic thinking and a clear strategy.

At Essex, you explore more than just how organisations work and the best ways to manage them. Our Masters programmes promote critical reflection on the roles organisations have within different countries and cultures, as well as the impact they can have upon individuals. 

You’ll be working alongside our world-renowned academics and practitioners, who are producing work with a global impact. We’ll nurture your ambition, encourage you to challenge the boundaries of knowledge and empower you to address the current issues organisations face independently. You’ll graduate with a degree that equips you with the understanding and skill to become a leader who can help both business and society to innovate and thrive.

Why study here?
  • We don't just prepare you for a successful career; we help you shape the world you want to live in.
  • Whether you're new to studying business or are looking to extend your knowledge in a specialist programme, we've got the course for you.
  • Be taught by internationally recognised social scientists and management experts.
Today’s managers face dwindling consumer confidence, difficulties retaining talent and demand for greater social and environmental responsibility. Could your research help them to navigate these challenges? 

At Essex, you can join the next generation of social science researchers shaping theory, policy and practice in the fields of management studies and business analytics. By studying for your PhD with us, you benefit from working in an academically rigorous and professionally supportive environment at a business school ranked 25th in the UK for research excellence (REF 2014).

You can choose to undertake research in a number of areas, including human resource management, international management, marketing and brand management and work and organisation studies. Throughout, our supervisors will support the development of your research expertise and professional skills. With more than 100 doctoral students, totalling around 40 nationalities, Essex Business School is the place to launch your international research career.

Our Research Groups

Our Research Centre

Why study here?
  • Join our vibrant research community and challenge conventional business thinking to shape the organisations of the future.
  • We also have courses for those without a Masters degree or limited research training.
  • At Essex Business School, you can hear from scholars from around the world at regular networking seminars.
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Following the impact of the pandemic, we made changes to our teaching and assessment to ensure our current students could continue with their studies uninterrupted and safely. These changes included courses being taught through blended delivery, normally including some face-to-face teaching, online provision, or a combination of both across the year.

The teaching and assessment methods listed on each course page show what is currently planned for 2021 entry; changes may be necessary if, by the beginning of this course, we need to adapt the way we’re delivering them due to the external environment, and to allow you to continue to receive the best education possible safely and seamlessly.