Taught course

The Essex Executive MBA

University of Essex · Essex Business School

Entry requirements

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


Course content

Executive study gives you the flexibility to complete your Essex MBA alongside employment or running your own business. You opt for a two or three year pathway and take two or three one week modules per term (plus an induction week in your first term).

You experience an international MBA with regional entrepreneurial spirit. Whether you want to be an executive or entrepreneur, we can accelerate your career by developing your capacity to innovate, think and act strategically.

The course focuses on innovative entrepreneurship and sustainable global business. You learn in the South of England at our Colchester Campus, just an hour from London, in a region with a strong track record of sustainable start-ups.

You study amongst students from across the world, who bring a wealth of business expertise into the classroom. You experience a collaborative learning environment where you learn as much from your classmates as you do from faculty.

You study a broad range of business topics and learn the fundamentals of management and leadership. We foster your entrepreneurial spirit, so you can build sustainable, resilient business models that make sense to shareholders and the environment. You explore the impacts of internationalisation on businesses, suppliers and customers and gain the skills to lead in increasingly demanding marketplaces.

You join Essex Business School, which is placed in the top 25 in the UK for research excellence (REF 2014). Our MBA scholarship can offer you up to a £5,000 discount if you're funding your own studies and our Alumni Loyalty Discount gives you a fee discount of up to 33% if you've previously completed another course at Essex (in most cases, these scholarships and discounts can't be combined and so you can only receive one).

Although we aim to get you through our Executive MBA at your optimal pace, we acknowledge unplanned commitments occur and therefore we allow the flexibility to compete the programme in up to five years.

We also offer a full-time MBA taught over one year.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MBA
    part time
    60 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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