Essex Online MBA accredited by AMBA


10th Jan 2020


Business, News

We are excited to announce our 100% online and part-time MBA programme has been accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA), a leading authoritative body in postgraduate business education.

This highly prestigious accreditation is widely recognised as the global standard for MBA programmes and is currently held by just 2% of the world’s business schools. As one of the only 100% online MBAs accredited by AMBA, this provides recognition of our commitment to both outstanding teaching and excellent student employability and progression.


What is AMBA?

For more than 50 years, the Association of MBAs, or AMBA, have been the leading impartial authority on postgraduate management education. It is the most international accreditation body of its kind – seeking out the best business degrees in more than 75 countries.

Accreditation by the Association of MBAs (AMBA) is bestowed upon educational programmes of the highest international quality, with under 300 institutions worldwide currently holding accreditation. Their assessment criteria ensure only the highest calibre programmes, which demonstrate the best standards in teaching, curriculum and student interaction, achieve accreditation.


What is the benefit for our MBA students?

Let’s start with the career benefits. An MBA already sets you apart as a candidate – possessing an AMBA accredited MBA puts you in the top 2% of candidates with MBAs. This will make you a highly attractive candidate to top employers who seek out those with an MBA on their CV.

As an Essex Online MBA graduate, you will automatically become a member of AMBA. This means you will join their global community of over 35,000 student and alumni members across over 150 countries. You will have unprecedented networking opportunities with fellow MBAs, access to leading employers, career advice and continued learning.

AMBA hopes to build a network of responsible and sustainable management across the world. You will not only be a business leader, but also a thought leader, championing best practices internationally.

The accreditation is also conferred onto students who are currently studying towards or have already completed our online MBA.


What can I expect from the MBA?

Our world-class MBA, one of very few online MBAs accredited by AMBA, combines cutting-edge technology with expert teaching. At the heart of our experiential programme are our interactive Director’s Workshops. These bring the entire MBA student population together with industry experts for a week of discussions and collaboration around a specific topic. These real-time synchronous events help you to have a very tangible MBA experience, similar to that of campus-based students, and you will have plenty of opportunity to contribute and share experiences with your peers based around the world.

The online nature of this course means that it’s easy to study wherever you are in the world. You will have access to the learning materials 24/7, and you will be assessed in a variety of ways allowing you to demonstrate your understanding of the course content in multiple different formats.

Throughout the course you will explore a range of essential topics, including business research, entrepreneurship and marketing in a global economy. The culmination of your studies will be an MBA Project where you will explore the business issue of your choice – conducting your own research and drawing conclusions that you can apply directly to your work.


Is there funding assistance available?

Yes! Firstly, many students living in England may be eligible for a government-backed student loan. We offer a range of payment options for students, including a simple monthly payment plan or a discount for paying your tuition fee upfront.

We also offer two scholarships. Our Academic Scholarship is awarded on a merit basis students with an outstanding academic track record. And our Executive Scholarship of up to £6,000 is available to all students starting their studies in the 2019/2020 academic year. Contact our Admissions team if you would like more information about either of these scholarships or our payment options.


What do current students say?

We have plenty of student testimonials available, and here’s a video from our 2019 Top Postgraduate Business Graduate, Gavin Park.


How can I find out more?

Simply download a prospectus to find out more about the course content, or submit an application to get the ball rolling.