Book a place at one of our open days to see for yourself what we offer.
Academic and support staff will be available to answer your questions,
while a campus tour with our current students allows you to view our
facilities and accommodation.
Business as usual? Not at Essex. We’re on a mission to create ethical
economies, led by responsible leaders, driving business growth in
We’re a growing, ambitious and entrepreneurial community of more than
2,000 students, academics and practitioners from across the world. We’re
proud to be ranked in the UK’s top 20 (Chartered Association of Business
Schools) and provide an academically rigorous, highly-relevant business
education that equips students with the skills to tackle organisational
challenges in competitive, global environments.
We offer undergraduate
and postgraduate courses in management,
marketing, accounting, finance and entrepreneurship at our Colchester and
Southend Campuses, both just an hour from London.
Welcome from our Dean
Essex Business School is led by
Professor Geoffrey Wood, Dean and Professor of International Business.
Professor Wood is Editor in Chief of the British Journal of Management and
serves on the British Academy of Management (BAM) Council.
"Our University is one of the finest in the world for studying the social and
economic sciences, providing first-class business education and research. We’re
a mid-size school with a welcoming and supportive learning environment, so
you’re always more than a number to us. With EBS, you join a global, lifelong
family of students, staff, alumni and business partners, using creativity and
innovation to drive organisations forward and make them better places to do
Professor Geoffrey Wood, Dean of Essex Business
Our mission statement
Our mission is to provide our students with a distinctive and stimulating
business school education that is underpinned by innovative social scientific
research. We are ambitious, and believe in a culture of intelligent enquiry that
encourages both staff and students to take intellectual risks while maintaining
a strong sense of social responsibility. In doing so, we aim for our students to
graduate with the knowledge, skills and integrity to flourish in a global
marketplace, making a positive impact on both their employing organisations and
Committed to sustainable management
In the aftermath of the economic crisis, the world needs responsible business
leaders to drive sustainable growth. We’re taking a stand against reckless
managers who maximise short term returns and later wreck the organisations
they're entrusted with. At EBS, we give you the knowledge and skills to manage
effectively, so organisations can work better and compete in increasingly
challenging markets. We're proud to work in the UK's first zero carbon business
school building at our Colchester
and are committed to the UN Principles of
Responsible Management Education (PRME).
A challenging business education
You learn from practitioners and world-leading academics, working to solve
business challenges across the globe. Our courses combine academic thoroughness
with real-world issues, using creative and analytical teaching approaches to
explain the fundamentals of business and management. We teach you how to analyse
complex information, demonstrate clarity of thought and present arguments
concisely, so you gain the skills valued by employers and secure your dream
At EBS, you build a lifelong network of international contacts. You work with
students and staff from a range of cultures and nationalities and our teaching
explores business practices in both established and emerging economies. We help
you to develop a global mindset for an international business career.
Research that makes a global impact
Our eight research centres challenge
inequality and business injustices, such as tax avoidance and gender prejudice,
and explore important issues like accounting in emerging economies. We push the
boundaries of knowledge and question the status quo to help organisations
innovate and thrive. We’re in the UK’s top 25 for research excellence (REF,2014)
and 97% of our research submissions were assessed as of international quality (REF, 2014). EBS is part of the
University’s Faculty of Social Science, ranked fourth in the UK (REF, 2014), and
our research is informed by a broad range of social science theories. We’re home
to several leading journal editors and our work is frequently cited in the
national press, the Bank of England, the European Central Bank and the Federal
Working with business
We have strong connections with leading organisations in the public, private and
third sector. Our Advisory Board
features representatives from some of the world’s top brands, such as BP, Rolls
Royce and HSBC, helping to shape our curriculum to the needs of employers across
the world. You can
access our expertise through Knowledge Transfer Partnerships, consultancy,
student work placements and internships. The
Knowledge Gateway at our Colchester Campus is also an ideal place to locate
your business, with excellent transport links to London.
With our flexible undergraduate courses, you can enhance your career prospects with a placement or year abroad.
We use cutting-edge research and real-world business issues to give you a highly relevant, international business education.
Join our lively postgraduate community of more than 350 students and work with world-leading academics. Find your perfect
Masters or MBA course today and be part of a UK top 5 social sciences faculty (REF 2014).
The Essex MBA
Benefit from a unique, topical, robust and insightful programme with The Essex MBA,
which is founded on our guiding principles for twenty-first century business: entrepreneurship,
innovation, internationalisation and sustainability.
We have an international reputation for cutting-edge business research. Much of our research
addresses important current issues faced by commercial businesses, public sector bodies and not-for-profit organisations.