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University of Essex: Master of Business Management (MBM)

Institution University of Essex View institution profile
Department Essex Business School
Study type Taught


Do you want a fast-paced career in management? Are you looking for a business Masters to develop your operational management skills and strategic knowledge?

During periods of economic uncertainty, such as the current COVID-19 pandemic, businesses require managers who are agile, collaborative and can deliver better outcomes in times of crisis. This Master of Business Management degree is a broad business and applied management Masters, which is designed to reflect the current business landscape and give you the edge in applying for well-paid managerial positions. It is open to those without a degree in business, as well as those already in work, but without the necessary experience to undertake an MBA.

Our Master of Business Management (MBM) provides knowledge of the main functional areas within organisations, their structure and processes and the changing environments they operate in. We develop your quantitative skills in analysing financial data, so you can make informed decisions to solve complex business challenges.

You learn how to formulate strategies to meet performance objectives, as well as how to manage and allocate resources to sustain competitive advantage. You explore how to run business operations effectively in cross-cultural settings and explore the process of creating your own entrepreneurial venture.

Study areas may include:

  • strategic management and leadership

  • financial decision making for managers, including financial and management accounting

  • supply chain and operations management

  • international marketing

  • human resources management, organisational learning and collaboration

  • business research and consultancy

  • managerial economics

  • entrepreneurship

We help you to reach your leadership potential by developing your transferable skills in:

  • teamwork

  • negotiation

  • networking

  • problem-solving

  • project management

  • critical thinking

  • communication, including engaging with different stakeholders

During your course, you apply your business knowledge and strategic management skills to undertake a dissertation in an area of your choice.

This course is available with an October and a January start.

This course is delivered by Essex Business School at our Southend Campus. Our School is home to an international community of students and staff and, across our two campuses, our students join us from more than 40 different nationalities.

This course is available to study starting in January or October, and can be studied on a full or part-time basis. You may be eligible for scholarships and discounts, including those for students joining us from overseas.


University of Essex

We Are Essex. Are you? Join the University of Essex, one of the top 30 universities in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2024).

As an Essex postgraduate you’ll have the freedom to challenge, ask the difficult questions and take intellectual risk. You’re taught and supported by world-leading academics in our research-intensive environment that will enable you to make a difference. You’ll be among Nobel Prize-winners, award-winning directors, presidents, astronauts and over 100,000 other alumni who have gone on to shape the world.

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