University of Essex

Welcome to Essex Business School

Undergraduate courses

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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.

We're champions of responsible management and sustainable business. We use creativity and innovation to drive organisations forward and make them better places to do business.

We’re a growing, ambitious and international community of more than 2,000 researchers, students and entrepreneurs, ranked in the UK's top 20 (Chartered Association of Business Schools). Our undergraduate and postgraduate courses equip you to research, question and challenge assumptions. You learn from world-leading academics and practitioners, solving real-world business challenges.

If you have the drive and determination to make a difference, your voice will be heard. We help you to take control of your career and create ideas, products and services with real value. Business as usual? Not at Essex.

Why choose us?

  • 84% of our undergraduates were in graduate level work/study within six months of graduating (DLHE 2015)
  • Ranked in the UK's top 25 for research excellence (REF 2014)
  • Learn business fundamentals in a supportive environment
  • Awarded Q-Step Affiliate status to develop quantitative skills
  • Professionally accredited courses
  • Ranked in the UK’s top 20 for finance (NSS, 2016)

Masters courses

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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).

PhD study

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Benefit from world-class supervision, a range of funding opportunities and a stimulating research environment. Find out about PhD study and join a school ranked in the UK’s top 25 for research excellence (REF 2014).

Enhance your career

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We equip you with skills for the modern workplace. Whether you’re seeking graduate employment or starting your own business, we offer bespoke careers advice and a range of employability options to enhance your CV.