The Essex MBA seeks to develop socially responsible entrepreneurs delivering sustainable business. Our students are talented, ambitious and full of energy. They possess an entrepreneurial spirit that we do our best to foster. Our MBAs aspire to achieve lasting positive change for themselves and those around them. We aim to inspire them to create the world they want to live in.
You will study a broad range of business functions, known as the MBA Essentials, which includes strategic marketing, sustainable operations, accounting and finance.
We hope to foster your entrepreneurial spirit, so you can build sustainable, resilient business models that make sense to shareholders and the environment. You explore the impact of internationalisation on businesses, suppliers and customers and gain the skills to lead in increasingly demanding marketplaces.
Our Director’s Workshops are integral to The Essex MBA and run as one and two-day workshops at key stages of the programme. The sessions may include company visits, trips to business incubators and presentations from industry practitioners, as well as our specialist academics. The Director’s Workshops give you the opportunity to relate current business issues to content taught in your modules and develop your professional skills. Recent examples include sessions on personal branding, new business creation, business ethics, risk management, big data for small businesses, value proposition development and company visits to the likes of Adnams PLC, Cambridge Science Park and HSBC.
The Essex MBA is accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA). Less than 2% of business schools can boast this accolade for their MBA and the AMBA affiliation can add huge value to your MBA qualification.
The Essex MBA is accredited by CMI (the Chartered Management Institute). This means that, upon successful completion of the programme, you receive a Level 7 CMI Qualification in Strategic Management and Leadership in addition to your MBA. The CMI is dedicated to promoting the highest standards in management and leadership excellence and is the only awarding body able to award Chartered Manager status.
Essex Business School is also in the process of applying for accreditation via Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
Your course begins with one week of activities to develop your networking, team work and adaptive thinking skills. It ends with a Capstone, where you choose to complete a dissertation, comprehensive business plan or consultancy project that can be tailored to your professional experience or goals.
Our MBA is taught at Essex Business School, which is located at the heart of the Knowledge Gateway, the research and technology park on our Colchester Campus. The Knowledge Gateway also incorporates Parkside Office Village, an SME hotspot, and the Innovation Centre, which is home to the University’s Start-Up Hub.
We offer a range of learning styles to fit around your professional commitments. As well as the year-long full-time MBA, we offer a part-time MBA so you can opt for a two or three-year pathway and complete your MBA alongside your existing employment or own business. We also run a part-time Degree Apprenticeship MBA funded through your employer’s apprenticeship levy and an online MBA that gives you complete freedom to study when and where it suits you.
Accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA).
Accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).
Studying with us on the Essex MBA is an excellent investment in your future career. We connect you with the latest developments in business by bringing in practitioners from leading companies to talk about contemporary business issues as well as experts in the MBA graduate jobs market. Throughout your course, you benefit from our professional links, such as:
Our MBA students have gained posts in a range of businesses, including large corporations, and have used their qualification as the catalyst to start their own businesses. Read our alumni profiles to find out more.
Visit the Master of Business Administration: The Essex MBA page on the University of Essex web site for more details!
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