University of Essex Online MSc in Business and Management
Studying for a business Masters qualification gives you the opportunity to expand your subject knowledge and build on the skills you have gained during your undergraduate studies. The benefits extend beyond improving your earning potential. Managers in today’s knowledge-based economy need to be adaptable and flexible with strong analytical capabilities. Masters-level study can prepare you for this challenge as well as providing you with specialist subject knowledge in areas such as markets, finance, customers and operations.
If you have not previously studied for a Bachelors degree in business or related subjects, our MSc Business and Management course will provide grounding for a range of specialist careers including marketing, accounting, project management and human resources.
- Economics for Managers
- Project Management
- Management: Principle and Practices
- Financial Decision Making
- Business and Management Research Report
Working professionals who wish to advance their career with a Masters qualification.
Associated career paths
If you’re looking to enhance your professional career, online study is one of the most cost-effective, convenient and flexible ways to get a Masters degree regardless of geographical location, work or personal commitments.
University of Essex Online is dedicated to improving employability amongst our graduates. Our online courses give you the opportunity to improve your career prospects and earning potential with a mix of key skills that are directly transferrable to the workplace.
University of Essex Online have also partnered with the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) to offer you the unique opportunity to earn a professional qualification whilst you study for your Masters degree – the Level 7 Award in Strategic Leadership.
Unlike a traditional university environment, University of Essex Online degree courses utilise a Virtual Learning Environment. The system is designed to track and manage the learning process in real-time and provides you with immediate access to your learning materials wherever you are.
This learning platform allows both students and tutors to actively take part in real-time conversations and you can listen to, and view, live lectures and seminars over the internet. Studying is carried out entirely online and the programme of study can fit around your work and personal commitments.
You are supported throughout your business and management course by a dedicated Student Adviser and have the opportunity to regularly interact with fellow students and your tutor.
Applicants normally have an Upper Second Class Bachelors degree in a relevant or appropriate subject, or the equivalent from an internationally recognised institution.
We recognise that many people have a wealth of valuable skills and knowledge developed at work or through training. If you don't meet the above entry requirements, but believe you have the potential to succeed in postgraduate studies, we'll consider your application on its individual merits.
If English is not your first language, then we require IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.
Career paths available
A postgraduate qualification is a major achievement and greatly valued by employers. Recent surveys show that higher degree graduates are more likely to obtain jobs at professional or managerial level and less likely to be unemployed. For some jobs, a postgraduate qualification may be essential, for others it offers a competitive edge.
The specialist knowledge and understanding you will gain could open up rewarding careers in business management, banking, insurance, accountancy, finance, marketing, sales, retail and human resources.You will also be well equipped to start your own businesses or work as an independent consultant in the future.
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University of Essex Online
University of Essex Online courses are delivered by Kaplan Open Learning, an experienced online learning provider. The University of Essex and Kaplan Learning started working together in 2007 with the aim of combining Kaplan’s global expertise in online learning with the strong traditions of quality in UK higher education established by the University of Essex.
Stafford is a Resource Centre for UK Universities in the Middle East and Levant and was the very first provider of Distance Learning education to be established in Dubai in 1993. Stafford, has partnered with University of Essex to provide Master level programmes in the Middle-East and also offer courses in various disciplines including Diplomas, Certificates, Bachelors, executive MBA and Doctorates.
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Last updated April 8, 2016