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.
Our course is ideal for business professionals looking to challenge themselves to expand their knowledge and skills, and to advance their career.
Part-time study gives you the flexibility to complete your Essex MBA alongside employment or running your own business. You can opt for a two or three-year pathway and take two or three modules per term.
You will study a broad range of business functions, which includes strategic marketing, sustainable operations, accounting and finance.
You will have the option to attend our Director’s Workshops, which 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.
Your course begins with a 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.
We offer a range of learning styles to fit around your professional commitments. This course is available to study starting in January or October. As well as the part-time MBA, we offer a year-long full-time MBA and an online MBA that gives you complete freedom to study when and where it suits you.
We hope to foster your entrepreneurial spirit, so you can build sustainable, resilient business models that make sense to shareholders and the environment and respond to economic pressures, such as the COVID-19 pandemic. You explore the impact of internationalisation on businesses, suppliers and customers and gain the skills to lead in increasingly demanding marketplaces.
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Accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA).
TThe Essex MBA is accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA) making Essex Business School among the top 2% of business schools in the world. AMBA describes its accreditation as the “gold standard” for management training around the world and is highly respected by managers and leaders globally. The AMBA affiliation can add huge value to your MBA qualification.
Essex Business School is also in the process of applying for accreditation via Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
Why we're great.
Our world-class MBA tutors have both academic and extensive private sector experience and are at the cutting-edge of research in: business ethics and corporate social responsibility; organisation studies; leadership and strategy; finance and banking; risk management; and international management.
The course is led by our MBA Director, Professor of Management, Nicolas Forsans. An international business and corporate strategy specialist, Nicolas investigates the role of business in society and the impact of emerging business models built around digital technologies. Nicolas has 20+ years of experience teaching international business, responsible management and strategic management modules at all levels.
Nicolas has designed, developed and re-positioned various Masters, MBA and dual degree programmes, embedding innovation in programme design and delivery, securing world class, academic and professional accreditations while collaborating with business and the third sector to create experiential learning opportunities and securing enviable positions for those programmes in leading league tables.
The Essex MBA is taught at our Colchester Campus in the unique and inspiring Essex Business School, the first zero-carbon business school in the UK.
You benefit from exceptional facilities, including:
Studying with us on the Essex MBA is an excellent investment in your career and your future. We connect you with the latest developments in business by bringing in practitioners from leading companies to talk about contemporary business issues. Throughout your course, you benefit from our professional links, such as:
Read our alumni profiles to find out how our MBA students have benefited from their qualification.
Visit the Master of Business Administration: The Essex Executive MBA (2 Years Part-time) page on the University of Essex web site for more details!
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