• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
Harness your entrepreneurial spirit and prepare to make waves. Developed with the world-class team at Essex Business School, the MBA programme at the University of Essex Online will help you develop the knowledge, self-confidence and skills to lead within the dynamic environments of the modern business world.

About

You will take part in interactive Director’s Workshops, which bring industry leaders and outstanding speakers before our entire MBA student population for a week-long engaging experience. 

This is a unique opportunity for students to apply their knowledge to a variety of commercial scenarios and explore real-world business challenges from different perspectives.

Experiential learning is at the core of the MBA programme at the University of Essex Online. The interactive real-time synchronous attendance events deliver a wealth of reflection and learning opportunities for our students as they collaborate in groups of different sizes and composition. 

These real-time interactions allow students to contribute, share and reflect upon experiences and insights drawn from the different industrial, geographical and cultural perspectives represented in the global MBA community.

You will also benefit from your classmates’ expertise and experiences, alongside the course content, with our in-depth discussion forums. Subject tutors will be available during enlightening Q&A sessions and virtual office hours, while our range of assessment techniques allow you to demonstrate your diverse skillset and understanding of the business areas.

Throughout this course, you’ll explore a broad range of topics including:

  • different approaches to leadership and their impact on culture and business performance
  • the global flows of resources, ideas, knowledge and people as features of global enterprise
  • the effect that operations have on the sustainability of an organisation
  • international marketing strategy and planning
  • the three critical components of entrepreneurship
  • accounting and finance techniques and their application in organisations
  • work team effectiveness and motivation

Your future

An MBA sets you up for success in the dynamic environments of the modern business world. Whether you are seeking a senior position within an organisation or hoping to start up your own company, the skills and knowledge you develop will be useful in roles that manage finance, human resources, corporate strategy, marketing and sales management, research and development and management consultancy, among many others.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Business Planning
  • Director’s Workshop
  • MBA Synchronous Attendance
  • Business Research
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Business Strategy
  • Marketing in a Global Economy
  • Sustainable Operations

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Schedule IELTS

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class
Recommended score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of Upper Second Class or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

A 1st, 2:1 or 2:2 undergraduate degree from an approved institution equivalent to a UK Honours degree

Work Experience

At least 3 year(s) of work experience are required.

Relevant, professional work experience, post-graduation

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    6756 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13500 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6756 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13500 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
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Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

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