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Master of Business Administration: The Essex Executive MBA

Master of Business Administration: The Essex Executive MBA

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Qualification type

MBA - Master of Business Administration

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Course Summary

The Essex MBA seeks to develop socially responsible entrepreneurs delivering sustainable business. Our students are talented, ambitious and full of energy. They possess an entrepreneurial spirit that we do our best to foster. Our MBAs aspire to achieve lasting positive change for themselves and those around them. We aim to inspire them to create the world they want to live in.

You will study a broad range of business functions, known as the MBA Essentials, which includes strategic marketing, sustainable operations, accounting and finance.

We hope to foster your entrepreneurial spirit, so you can build sustainable, resilient business models that make sense to shareholders and the environment. You explore the impact of internationalisation on businesses, suppliers and customers and gain the skills to lead in increasingly demanding marketplaces.

Part-time study gives you the flexibility to complete your Essex MBA alongside employment or running your own business. You opt for a two or three-year pathway and take two or three one-week modules per term.

The Essex MBA is accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA). Less than 2% of business schools can boast this accolade for their MBA and the AMBA affiliation can add huge value to your MBA qualification.

The Essex MBA is accredited by CMI (the Chartered Management Institute). This means that, upon successful completion of the programme, you receive a Level 7 CMI Qualification in Strategic Management and Leadership in addition to your MBA. The CMI is dedicated to promoting the highest standards in management and leadership excellence and is the only awarding body able to award Chartered Manager status.

Different course options

Part time | Colchester Campus | 2 years | 08-OCT-20

Study mode

Part time


2 years

Start date



This module takes the student through a journey which is designed to empower them to take a critical and practical approach to the challenges of transforming large and small organisations across the public sector. The module will chart the journey from approaches to transformation, the role of customer insight, the imperative to deliver efficient customer journeys, the role of technology, the need for fresh organisational and people deployment models through to developing compelling and evidence based business cases for change which respond to the pressing financial and service challenges facing the public sector. This module will be delivered in the context of political, social, technological and economic change at an international, national and local level and address the four key themes of environmental change, sustainability, innovation and entrepreneurship and economic and social development.
BE851-7-AT-CO: Business Research
Developing a Business Plan
Supply Chain Management

Tuition fees

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


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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.