University of Essex

Postgraduate management degrees

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.

Managing in today's global economy requires creativity and holistic thinking. Studying at Essex Business School promotes critical reflection on the effects business management has on countries, cultures and individuals.

We're concerned with more than how organisations work and the best ways to manage them. We encourage you to push the boundaries of knowledge and become a leader who can help organisations to innovate and thrive.

You can choose to study courses that explore management theory in-depth at our Colchester Campus, or opt for a more practical postgraduate education at our Southend Campus . Whatever course you choose, you graduate from a UK top 20 business school for research power (Association of Business Schools) with a degree that equips you well for the world of work or to continue your studies at PhD level.

Our postgraduate management courses

We offer a wide range of management Masters degrees. Many are run in conjunction with other departments, providing you with the broadest understanding of management issues affecting both business and society. Some programmes are open to students without an undergraduate degree in business and our courses can be studied either full or part-time.

What our students say

After graduating with an undergraduate degree in English Literature, Christina Markou chose to stay at the University of Essex to study her Masters in Human Resource Management.

Expert staff

You’re taught by world-renowned academics and practitioners exploring the business and management issues affecting organisations right now. For example, Professor Philip Hancock’s work into interactive service and Christmas spending habits has been featured on BBC News. Dr Dian Holt is also leading a South African research partnership to tackle poverty through social enterprise and innovation.

Our management academics are active members of either the Centre for Work, Organisation and Society or the Management Science and Entrepreneurship Group and produce work that makes a global impact.

Our management research in one minute

  • Professor Philip Hancock

    Professor of Work and Organisation, Philip Hancock, talks about his research exploring the interface between business and popular culture.



Take a look at our Masters brochure

You can read more about our complete range of Masters courses in our latest brochure.