The University of Essex is a public research university in Essex, England. It was established in 1963, welcomed its first students in 1964 and received its Royal Charter in 1965. Essex's motto, "Thought the harder, heart the keener", is adapted from the Anglo-Saxon poem The Battle of Maldon.
Students starting an online MBA with University of Essex Online in the 2018-2019 academic year may be eligible for an Executive Scholarship of up to £6,000 towards the tuition fees, reducing the full course fee to £13,008.
Studying online gives you the freedom to study when and where it suits you – at home, during your lunch hour or anywhere else you have internet access
All of our online courses have regular start dates throughout the year. Our academic year is organised into modules, typically with a one- or two-week break between modules and a structured three-week break for the Christmas period. Students will receive a course timetable during the application process.
Receiving the Executive Scholarship allows you to access a prestigious qualification for a very affordable price. As the course takes place 100% online and part-time, it's easy to fit studying around your work and family commitments.
You're in safe hands with us - we received a gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework 2018 and a 90% rating for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2018. The qualification you gain is recognised worldwide and is awarded by University of Essex, University of the Year 2018 (Times Higher Education Awards).
In order to satisfy the Academic Entry Route requirements for our MBA programme you must have the following qualifications as a minimum:
• A 1st, 2:1 or 2:2 undergraduate degree from an approved institution equivalent to a UK Honours degree.
• At least three years’ relevant, professional work experience, post-graduation.
If English is not your first language, IELTS (Academic) 6.5 or equivalent. If you do not hold an IELTS or equivalent qualification, we require students to pass a free online English test.
You don’t need to prove your knowledge of English if you’re a national of, or if you have completed a qualification equivalent to a UK degree in, any of these countries.
We recognise that you can gain skills in a wide variety of ways and that prior academic performance is not the only indicator of an applicant’s ability. Therefore, if you do not meet the minimum academic standards above, you may still be eligible to enrol via our Work Experience Entry Route.
If you are a non-standard applicant (which is typically an applicant who possesses an undergraduate degree below a 2:2 standard, or an applicant who does not possess an undergraduate degree at all) we require at least five years of relevant managerial experience. You will also be required to write an essay (2000 words) outlining a range of business situations which you have experienced and identifying what you have learnt from them.
Your application will be considered on an individual basis taking into account your motivation for doing the course, prior work experience and other relevant qualifications that demonstrate your ability to successfully complete the programme.
If you enrol on our MBA programme but decide that online learning isn’t for you, we will allow you to withdraw within 21 days of the start date stated on your offer letter. If you have paid an initial deposit up front, you will receive a full refund.
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:
To be considered for a scholarship, please contact our Admissions Team.