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A 2:2 degree. You are also expected to have at least three years of relevant, professional work experience, post-graduation, at the time of application.
If you are a non-standard applicant (which is typically an applicant who possesses an undergraduate degree below a 2:2 standard, or an applicant who does not possess an undergraduate degree at all) we require at least five years of relevant managerial experience. You will also be required to write an essay (2000 words) outlining a range of business situations which you have experienced and identifying what you have learnt from them.
Months of entry
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.
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 this 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.
Fees and funding
At Essex Business School we are proud to make a huge £500,000 worth of fee discounts available for the Essex MBA.
The Essex MBA Dean’s Award
Essex Business School is offering tuition fee discounts to students funding their own MBA studies. The School is able to offer fee discounts between 10% - 100% of tuition fee value.
These are available to students funding their own part-time or full-time MBA studies. To earn an award you’ll have to impress during your MBA interview, the most important part of the application process..
Find out more about eligibility and criteria for The Essex MBA Dean's Award.
Essex MBA Early Bird Discount
Essex Business School is offering £3,000 to students starting their course in January 2021 who attend an interview with the MBA Director and accept their offer of a place on the full-time Essex MBA by the end of October 2020.
If you receive an MBA Dean’s Award scholarship offer worth less than 50% of the course fee then you can combine this with the Early Bird Discount.
The award will be offered in the form of a tuition fee discount of £3,000.
Find out more about eligibility and criteria for The Essex MBA Early Bird Discount.
EU students commencing their course in the 2020-21 academic year will be liable for the Home/UK fee.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time12 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
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