University of Essex

University of Essex

Business Administration

An MBA is not just about the course or qualification; it is about your future. Whether your goal is to become an executive or an entrepreneur, the right MBA will accelerate your career. It must not only provide general business knowledge, but, also knowledge which is current and tackles the big issues facing organisations today and those they will encounter tomorrow. Our MBA will give you such knowledge and equip you with the skill set to apply this newly acquired knowledge in the workplace. We have limited the numbers on each cohort to ensure you have the individual attention you deserve to maximise the value of your investment in our course. We connect you to the latest developments in business practice by bringing senior executives from leading companies in to talk about contemporary business issues and to teach, particularly on our innovative 'Ensuring Employability' series of weekly workshops. In addition to fostering links with experienced business practitioners, our MBA has significant links with major institutions in the City of London, leading public sector institutions and non-governmental organisations, the last through our successful community advice project. The part-time MBA pathway is studied over 2 days a week for 2 years. If you are hoping to study over a longer time frame, we would be happy to accommodate this.

Entry requirements

Our applicants should have a 1st, 2.1 or 2.2 degree, or equivalent. You are also expected to have at least 3 years of relevant, professional work experience, post-graduation. 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 5 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. If English is not your 1st language, then we require IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. Each component must be at least IELTS 6 or equivalent.

Course modules

Core modules: MBA project; research methods and skills. Compulsory modules: Business strategy; innovation and entrepreneurship; international business environment; managerial accounting; managing for sustainability; people and organisations. Compulsory with options modules: Bank strategy and risk; business strategy; contemporary issues in human resource management; corporate finance; creating and growing a new business venture; creating and managing a new and entrepreneurial venture; developing business plans; ethical marketing; industry expert lectures in finance; industry expert lectures in finance; innovation and entrepreneurship; international business and strategy; international business environment; international environment of business; international human resource management; international marketing strategy and planning; managerial accounting; managing across cultures; managing for sustainability; people and organisations; research methods and skills; strategy and accounting; trading global financial markets.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MBA Full-time September 2016 GBP 17,500 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MBA Full-time September 2016 GBP 17,500 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MBA Full-time September 2016 GBP 17,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MBA Full-time September 2016 GBP 17,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MBA Full-time September 2016 GBP 17,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Southend Campus Southend SS1 1LW South East

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Graduate Administrator
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