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Master of Business Management MBM

Master of Business Management MBM

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Full time | Southend Campus | 1 year | OCT-22

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Full time


1 year

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Key information

Qualification type

MBM - Master of Business Management

Subject areas

Business Studies

Course type


Course Summary

Do you want a fast-paced career in management? Are you looking for a business master’s to develop your operational management skills and strategic knowledge?

During periods of economic uncertainty, such as the current COVID-19 pandemic, businesses require managers who are agile, collaborative and can deliver better outcomes in times of crisis. This Master of Business Management degree is a broad business and applied management Masters, which is designed to reflect the current business landscape and 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.

Our Master of 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.

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.

Study areas may include:

  • strategic management and leadership
  • financial decision making for managers, including financial and management accounting
  • supply chain and operations management
  • international marketing
  • human resources management, organisational learning, and collaboration
  • business research and consultancy
  • managerial economics
  • entrepreneurship

We help you to reach your leadership potential by developing your transferable skills in:

  • teamwork
  • negotiation
  • networking
  • problem-solving
  • project management
  • critical thinking
  • communication, including engaging with different stakeholders

During your course, you apply your business knowledge and strategic management skills to undertake a dissertation in an area of your choice.

This course is delivered by Essex Business School at our Southend Campus. Our School is home to an international community of students and staff, and, across our two campuses, our students join us from more than 40 different nationalities.

Your future

Our Master of Business Management (MBM) equips you with the essential analytic and problem-solving skills required to launch a successful career as a manager or consultant in the private or public sectors. Inspired by your studies, you may also decide to follow in the footsteps of our successful student entrepreneurs and launch your own business. Recent graduate start-ups include international business incubator 0100Ventures and entrepreneurship website SlovakSTARTUP.


This module develops your ability to conduct independent business and management research, using a range of methodologies for data collection and analysis. You learn how to plan, conduct and manage original research in an area of your choice and communicate your findings through a 12,000 word dissertation. The project gives you the chance to apply your business knowledge and strategic management skills.

Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

You need a 2:2 degree or international equivalent, in any discipline.

University information

The University of Essex is a hub of innovation and stereotype-breaking success. It offers students a fantastic academic experience, and a fresh way of thinking about some of the key challenges faced by society today. The university delivers an impressive selection of postgraduate courses at a number of levels, including master’s programmes, doctoral degrees, research positions and short courses for continued professional development. The...more