Essex Business School

United KingdomNicolas Forsans, Director of The Essex MBA

At Essex Business School we champion responsible, ethical, and sustainable business.  From global corporations and the public sector, to SMEs, family businesses and start-ups, we’re interested in real-world business challenges.

We aim to teach leadership with integrity through our world-class research and teaching. We train our students to think critically about business and they are encouraged to make a positive impact on society, put simply we support them to do business better.

When you join our School we want you to learn that you have the power to shape your future world with the actions you take in the workplace.  To use business as a power for good. We demonstrate these values through our teaching and research and through our environment, our home in Colchester is the UK’s first zero carbon business school building!

Nicolas Forsans, Director of The Essex MBA 

Our teaching and research is delivered across two campuses, Colchester and Southend, and we offer five broad subject groups: accounting, finance, management, marketing, and entrepreneurship. Our diverse community is made up of over 2000 students and academics. Many of our courses are professionally accredited – giving your career a head-start by allowing you to move into a professional role faster.   

The Essex MBA

Our flagship programme The Essex MBA is designed for talented and ambitious individuals seeking to advance their careers. They possess an entrepreneurial spirit which will be cultivated at Essex. Our MBAs are impatient to achieve lasting positive change for themselves and those around them. We aim to inspire them to create the world they want to live in.

We recognise that potential MBA students come from all walks of life and from all professional backgrounds. Whatever your experience and whatever your goals, The Essex MBA will give you the tools you need to elevate yourself and advance your career. Our MBAs are immersed in real business from day one with guest speakers, case studies and simulation projects.

Located for innovation

Based at our Colchester campus in our stunning zero-carbon building, it’s a perfect location to location to live, learn and work – with dedicated MBA facilities, modern lecture theatres and a beautiful winter garden your home at Essex is truly inspiring. We are favourably positioned right next to the University’s Innovation Centre – a hub for entrepreneurial growth.  We work closely with the Innovation Centre to inspire student entrepreneurs though workshops and start up support.

Essex Business School in figures

  • One full-time and part-time MBA programme and 24 masters programmes
  • Top 200 for Business and Economics in THE World University Rankings by Subject 2022
  • 100% of our business and management research environment is world-leading or internationally excellent (REF, 2021)
  • We are the number 1 university in the UK for Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs), the flagship Innovate UK programme
  • The Essex MBA is accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA) making Essex Business School among the top 2% of business schools in the world
Contact: (MBA) (Masters study)
Essex Business School
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