• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Designed for rebels with a cause, for people who want to challenge “why” and have the courage and energy to shape the world around them, the 100% online MBA offered at the University of Essex Online will set you up for success in the dynamic environments of the modern business world.

About

The MBA offered at the University of Essex Online encompasses a wide range of innovative modules covering a variety of crucial topics including entrepreneurship, managerial economics, business strategy, sustainable operations and many more.

Throughout these thought-provoking and challenging modules, students are given the opportunity to explore the impacts of internationalisation while also gaining the skills to lead in increasingly demanding marketplaces. 

The students are equipped with the right skillset and mentality to innovate in a disruptive business world by effectively responding to the global business challenges. The programme also supports and develops the entrepreneurial spirit, allowing each student to build sustainable, resilient business models.

Career prospects

The programme is dedicated to improving employability amongst the graduates, and the MBA programme is particularly focused towards career improvement and development. 

This course gives you the opportunity to improve your career prospects and leadership potential with a mix of industry-specific and transferable workplace skills.

An MBA qualification is an excellent investment in your future, providing you with the fundamental business and management skills necessary to be able to manage and lead in the dynamic environments of the modern business world.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • MBA Project  
  • Business Planning
  • Director’s Workshop
  • MBA Synchronous Attendance
  • Business Research
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Business Strategy
  • Marketing in a Global Economy
  • Sustainable Operations
  • International Business Environment
  • People and Organisations
  • Leadership and Business Performance
  • Strategic Online Marketing Management
  • Accounting and Managerial Finance
  • Managerial Economics

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date A student can apply at any time for this programme, there is no deadline.
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 48 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

    Studyportals Tip: The UK government has confirmed new English-language testing requirements for visa and immigration purposes. Learn more

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).

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.

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

    4872 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19500 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4872 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19500 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 48 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Funding

Scholarship applications are assessed on a merit basis. You will be asked to write a 500-word statement in support of your scholarship application and we will be looking for evidence of:
  • Academic ability
  • Professional experience and career progression
  • Ideas on sustainable and entrepreneurial business
  • Your ability to communicate experience and ideas
  • Your plan to utilise the University of Essex MBA experience after the course

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.

The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

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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