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News: University of Essex Online launches new MBA programme for September 2017

University of Essex Online today announces the launch of its new MBA programme for September 2017, a 100% online and part-time programme and subject to validation by University of Essex.

This highly-regarded postgraduate course has been designed for students with an entrepreneurial spirit who wish to run their own business, accelerate their career or advance to a leadership role. Replacing the previous online MBA run since 2013 by University of Essex Online, this new programme has been completely updated and overhauled; the course covers topics at the cutting edge of the business world and utilises the very latest learning technology.

The course provides students with in-depth knowledge of a number of key business areas including research, strategy, marketing, entrepreneurship and more. Students also develop an understanding of areas of business including managerial economics, strategic online marketing management and many more.

Online MBA students will acquire a wide range of senior-level and executive business skills, including management techniques, leadership qualities and economics. The programme also supports and develops the entrepreneurial spirit, allowing each student to build sustainable, resilient business models.

Liz Kirrane, Head of Postgraduate Business for University of Essex Online, said: “The launch of our new MBA programme is an exciting step for University of Essex Online. The new modules cover a wide range of cutting-edge and specialised topics that will appeal to anyone wishing to progress their career in almost any industry. My team and I have worked hard in partnership with the world-class team at Essex Business School to create an exciting and thought-provoking syllabus for our learners, and we can’t wait to tutor our first class.”

The first intake for the programme will be in September 2017, with more planned at regular intervals throughout the year. UK students will also be able to apply for a postgraduate student loan to assist with funding their course.

Students at University of Essex Online study entirely online using a virtual learning platform, receiving high-quality resources and support from experienced tutors. This online programme allows students around the world to discuss and debate key issues within business, discover the impacts of internationalisation and build working and social relationships with fellow professionals.

David Dixon, Academic Director for University of Essex Online said: “This new online MBA programme is an exciting addition to the growing suite of postgraduate programmes offered by University of Essex Online. We are looking forward to welcoming new students onto the course.”

Upon completion of their online MBA, graduates will be invited to attend a graduation ceremony at the University of Essex campus in Colchester.

For more info, visit the MBA page.


About University of Essex Online

University of Essex Online offers undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses online to both UK and international students, enabling them to benefit from a flexible approach to study while maintaining the quality and support of a top UK university. Courses are delivered by Kaplan Open Learning (Essex) Limited, an experienced online learning provider.

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Caroline Bluemel
Head of Marketing
University of Essex Online

T: 0113 388 8499