Today's organisations need leaders who can make tough decisions and act responsibly in turbulent markets.
At Essex, you gain more than just a solid understanding of the fundamentals of business. As an Advanced Signatory of the UN’s Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME), we champion sustainable, responsible management so you can change organisations for the better.
We inspire you to be analytical and innovative, so you can solve business challenges for the good of organisations and society. You experience a research-led education from world-renowned academics. You explore the issues affecting our global economy and can undertake a work placement (except language courses) or study abroad year with most of our courses, so you can graduate with the knowledge and skills needed for a successful management career.
"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 and are thinking about the type of concepts we’re encountering and thinking about how they can be used to solve problems."
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. We encourage you to challenge the boundaries of knowledge and become leaders who can help both business and society to innovate and thrive.
We are home to world-renowned academics and practitioners, producing work with global impact. For example, Professor Philip Hancock’s research into interactive service and Christmas spending habits has been featured on BBC News. By using current research in our teaching, you explore the business and management issues affecting organisations right now and graduate with a degree that equips you for the world of work, or to continue your studies at PhD level.
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.
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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.