MBA

Essex Business School – University of Essex

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The Essex MBA is an international course with regional entrepreneurial spirit. Whether you want to run your own business, or advance to a leadership role, we can accelerate your career by developing your capacity to innovate, think and act strategically.

Our MBA focuses on innovative entrepreneurship and sustainable global business. Located in the South of England, just an hour from London, you learn in a region with a strong track record of sustainable start-ups, amongst students from across the world.

Our diverse cohort brings 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 and visiting speakers.

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.

Your course begins with a week of activities to develop your networking, team work and adaptive thinking skills. It ends with an MBA project, where you chose to complete a dissertation or comprehensive business plan.

Our Director’s Workshops give you the opportunity to relate current business issues to content taught in your modules and develop your academic and professional skills. The sessions may include company visits, trips to business incubators and presentations from external speakers, as well as our academics. Recent examples include sessions on personal branding, new business creation, business ethics, big data for small businesses and company visits to the likes of Adnams PLC, Cambridge Science Park and HSBC.

Entry requirements

UK 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.

International & EU entry requirements

We accept a wide range of qualifications from applicants studying in the EU and other countries. Get in touch with any questions you may have about the qualifications we accept. Remember to tell us about the qualifications you have already completed or are currently taking.

English language requirements

IELTS 6.5 overall with a minimum component score of 6.0

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