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Master of Business Management (MBM)

Master of Business Management (MBM)

Key information

Qualification type

MBM - Master of Business Management

Subject areas

Management Studies / Science

Course type


Course Summary

Our MSc Business Management (MBM) provides knowledge of the main functional areas within organisations, their structure and processes and the changing environments they operate in. We develop your quantitative skills in analysing financial data, so you can make informed decisions to solve complex business challenges. This is a broad business and applied management Masters degree, designed to give you the edge in applying for well-paid managerial positions. It is open to those without a degree in business, as well as those already in work, but without the necessary experience to undertake an MBA. You learn how to formulate strategies to meet performance objectives, as well as how to manage and allocate resources to sustain competitive advantage. You explore how to run business operations effectively in cross-cultural settings and explore the process of creating your own entrepreneurial venture. Our MSc Business Management (MBM) equips you with essential analytic and problem solving skills so you can launch a successful career as a manager or consultant in the private or public sectors. You may also decide to follow in the footsteps of our successful student entrepreneurs and launch your own business. We have a dedicated employability team within our department, in addition to the University of Essex Employability and Careers Centre.

Different course options

Full time | Southend Campus | 1 year | OCT

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



This module explores how organisations manage their product range and operations to best align supply with demand in a global environment, categorised by expanding product variety, increasing outsourcing, and continuous advances in business analytics. You explore areas such as industry competition, resource allocation, organisational learning and competitive dynamics. Matching the ability to supply a product or service with customer demand is vital for any organisation. Excess supply can lead to wastage and increased costs, but too little can irritate customers and result in lost revenue. Supply chain management is a complex and challenging task, but, done right, it can create significant competitive advantage.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have a 2:2 degree in any discipline.