Online MBA (Master of Business Administration)

Delivered 100% online and part-time, so you can fit studying around your existing work and family commitments

University of Essex Online


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Online, self-paced
2 Years
Level 7 Master's degree
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Developed in collaboration with the world-class team at Essex Business School, this online MBA programme unites cutting-edge learning technology with expertise from industry leaders.


Level 7 Master's degree
Awarded by University of Essex

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Studying with a varied and senior-level cohort, students will study a broad range of business themes, management techniques and leadership qualities.

The programme includes a variety of exciting modules covering a range of industry-specific topics including entrepreneurship, managerial economics, business strategy, sustainable operations and more.

Throughout these challenging and advanced modules, students are given the chance to explore the effects of internationalisation while also gaining the skills to lead in increasingly demanding marketplaces.

The course also promotes the entrepreneurial spirit, allowing each student to build sustainable, strong business models.

Who is this course for?

This 100% online and part-time MBA course is designed for students seeking to develop their business expertise and gain access to new career opportunities. Each component of the programme targets key areas in business, including people management, business operations, project delivery and management reporting. You will also have extensive opportunities to develop your interpersonal skills and network with peers in the business community.


At University of Essex Online, we believe that everyone should be able to access education. That’s why we take both academic and work-based experience into account when deciding if a student is eligible for a course. All of our potential students are assessed individually by a dedicated admissions team who will determine whether they are right for either our academic, open or work experience entry route onto our courses.

Career path

This programme gives you the chance to improve your career and leadership potential with a mix of industry-specific and transferable workplace skills.

An MBA qualification is a highly-regarded qualification and an excellent investment in your future career. You will develop the essential business and management skills necessary to be able to manage and lead in the modern business world.

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What does study method mean?

Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

What are CPD hours/points?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as ABC Awards and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.


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