University of Essex Online

University of Essex Online

Business and Management

This degree offers an advanced qualification that is designed to equip you with a thorough understanding of modern management concepts and techniques. It prepares you to face the challenges of managing and working in a variety of organisations, both within Europe and internationally. You gain confidence in strategic areas including financial decision making, leadership in practice and managing across cultures. Studying for a business Masters qualification gives you the opportunity to expand your subject knowledge and build on the skills you have gained during your undergraduate studies. The benefits extend beyond improving your earning potential. Managers in today's knowledge-based economy need to be adaptable and flexible with strong analytical capabilities. Masters-level study can prepare you for this challenge as well as providing you with specialist subject knowledge in areas such as markets, finance, customers and operations.

Entry requirements

Academic entry route: An undergraduate degree from an approved institution equivalent to a UK Honours degree or a relevant professional qualification. If English is not your first language, IELTS (Academic) 6.5 or equivalent.

Work experience entry route: At least five years' senior level work experience. English language proficiency should be at a level equivalent to IELTS (Academic) 6.5.

Course modules

Core modules: management: principle and practices (20 credits); leadership in practice (20 credits); financial decision making (20 credits); economics for managers (20 credits); marketing: principles and practices (20 credits); business and management research report (60 credits). Optional modules: managing across cultures (10 credits); project management (10 credits); human resource management (10 credits); business strategy (10 credits).

Assessment methods

We adopt an assignment-based approach to assessment instead of exams. Assessment is based on a combination of written coursework and work on a dissertation or individual project. At the end of your studies, you submit a 3,500-4,500 Research Proposal followed by a 13,000-15,000 word Management Report.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc On-line study November 2018 GBP 10,608 per Whole course (Home/EU) 2 Years

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