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Understanding the key skill of effective communication

Our online courses aren't just a fantastic way to learn a new subject. Did you know that you can also gain many skills you didn't expect to learn? Our programmes give you the opportunity to gain transferable skills along with your degree. These skills include time management, researching, organisation, problem solving plus many more. This week our Business tutor David.... Read more

Annika McDonald 15th Mar 2019

What are you wondering about studying an MBA?

Many people have heard of the prestigious qualification, and for people who are hoping to improve their standing and career prospects within the business field, it’s a popular choice. But what is an MBA, really? Is it the right study option for you? How does it help to improve your career prospects? What’s the difference between an MBA and an.... Read more

Becky Ladley 22nd Feb 2019

Our academic team talk about why they love their subjects!

It's the season of love so we've got together our academic staff to find out exactly what it is about their subjects that makes them tick and why they think you should considering falling in love with those subjects too! So if you are buzzing about business, crazy about criminology, passionate about psychology or just in love with learning then.... Read more

Annika McDonald 14th Feb 2019

How to find your 'lightbulb moment' with business finance

Does the thought of balancing books give you the sweats? Do you worry about taking on that business finance module when maths wasn't your favourite subject at school? Well fear not because our Business tutor David James is here to explain why you don't need to be a mathematical genius to conquer finance in business:     David will be.... Read more

Annika McDonald 08th Feb 2019

Your guide to business planning for 2019

How important is business planning and why is it needed? What challenges can we expect to see in the world of business in 2019? If you have always wanted to know about this fascinating area of the business process then you're in luck! In this month's guest vlog business tutor David James explores the ever changing discipline of business planning:.... Read more

Annika McDonald 11th Jan 2019

David James gives his end of year advice for online students

It's the start of a new month and December brings with it the start of the festive period across many parts of the world. It's also a time when we find ourselves looking back at the months that have gone as the year draws to close. 2018 has been an interesting year in the world in general but also within.... Read more

Annika McDonald 07th Dec 2018

CertHEs: we’re launching TEN new courses!

It’s pretty rare that we launch more than three or four new courses at the same time. But today we’re excited to announce that we are launching CertHEs in each of our undergraduate subjects. A CertHE, short for Certificate of Higher Education, is equivalent to the first year of a full-time Bachelors degree (120 credits of study). These online short.... Read more

Annika McDonald 09th Nov 2018

A day in the life of a University of Essex Online tutor

Would you get up at 4am for a job you love? Because that is exactly what guest blogger and business tutor David James does! In this vlog he shares what a day in the life of a University of Essex Online tutor is like:      David will be returning with another vlog in December! Want to know more.... Read more

Annika McDonald 02nd Nov 2018

What business course should I study?

Business is our biggest subject, with over 800 current business students from 95 different countries, and eighteen different courses to choose from. Undergraduate, postgraduate, short course, marketing, management, finance, HR, project management, MBA… the options are endless! But with so many choices to pick from, how do you know which of our many different courses you should be studying? Today.... Read more

Becky Ladley 19th Oct 2018

Our refreshed MBA for 2018-19

We’re excited to announce some changes to our MBA for the 2018-19 academic year. These changes will ensure our students experience an academically rigorous MBA, tailored to the needs of industry, whilst aligning the programme to the AMBA standards.   Director’s Workshops Our brand new module, Director’s Workshops, brings industry leaders and outstanding speakers before our entire MBA student population.... Read more

Becky Ladley 15th Aug 2018

How studying online helped Julie land her dream role as a CEO

When Julie,36 from Scarborough, started studying her MSc in Business and Management she had no idea where it would take her. Having grown in confidence through learning new skills she decided to apply for a chief executive officer role… and she got it. We caught up with Julie to find out about her first few weeks in her new job:.... Read more

Annika McDonald 08th Jun 2018

Introducing University of Essex Online Taster Courses!

Today we are excited to announce the launch of the first UoEO taster course! We’ve taken a lecture from one of our postgraduate business models and are making it available to you completely free of charge. If you’ve been thinking about starting one of our courses but would like to know if the format of teaching works for you, this.... Read more

Becky Ladley 18th May 2018

Have you got what it takes to complete an online MBA?

Studying for an online MBA is extremely rewarding, both professionally and personally. However, it’s also a big investment of time and money. Here at University of Essex Online we understand that it’s natural to feel unsure about taking on such a big commitment, so we’ve created a short quiz so you can work out whether an online MBA is the.... Read more

Caroline Bluemel 23rd Mar 2018

Spotlight on…. BSc (Hons) Business Psychology

Let’s take a closer look at one of our brand-new courses in psychology. What is it? Our new degree takes an in-depth look at the fascinating world of business psychology, where you'll focus on real life situations in order to gain an understanding of the psychological behaviours of people in business or organisation contexts. In this course you will immerse.... Read more

Annika McDonald 16th Feb 2018

University of Essex Online launches two new psychology programmes

University of Essex Online today announces the launch of two new psychology programmes: BSc (Hons) Business Psychology and BSc (Hons) Criminal Psychology. These courses are 100% online and part-time and are to be validated by the University of Essex. During the two internationally-focused programmes, students will explore the rapidly-expanding fields of business psychology and criminal psychology while also developing a.... Read more

Annika McDonald 12th Jan 2018

Don’t leave your business potential unlocked!

Do you have a business foundation degree that’s going to waste? We understand, sometimes life gets in the way. But it’s never too late to turn that foundation course into a full degree! If you’ve completed a business-related foundation-level degree (or HND, or equivalent) then we can help you to unlock your potential and gain that additional Bachelors-level qualification. We’re.... Read more

Annika McDonald 01st Dec 2017

Test your MBA knowledge

An MBA qualification is a world-recognised qualification, and a great way to boost your career and salary expectations. Are you considering starting an MBA course? Test your knowledge of this exciting programme... Online Form - University of Essex Online - MBA quiz HTML Form Generator Read more

Caroline Bluemel 20th Oct 2017

Which business pathway is right for me?

Here at University of Essex Online, we offer four distinct and exciting “MSc Business” pathways: MSc Business and Management, MSc Business with Finance, MSc Business with Human Resources and MSc Business with Marketing. All of these programmes offer a unique opportunity to refine your skills in a key area of modern business. Not sure which pathway to follow? We advise.... Read more

Caroline Bluemel 13th Oct 2017

Can you study for an MBA without a degree?

An MBA is a challenging yet extremely rewarding postgraduate programme. However, many people still believe that an MBA is only open to those who already hold a degree. This isn’t the case though! Learn more…   How it works Although entry requirements vary from institution to institution, many universities state that they require MBA students to hold a Bachelors degree..... Read more

Caroline Bluemel 09th Jun 2017

Become your own boss

Many people would like to be their own boss. This could be motivated by the desire to control their own work hours, to work from home whilst raising a family or simply to build something from scratch. Whatever the driving force behind the aspiration, what is universally true is that achieving this goal is hard work. As Steve Jobs famously.... Read more

Caroline Bluemel 05th May 2017

Ten reasons to study for an MBA

An MBA is a highly recognised and respected qualification. However, there’s no denying that it requires a lot of hard work. The advantages to achieving an MBA far outweigh the effort though, as this week’s blog explains… 1. Acquire new skills and new perspectives The main motive for undertaking any education is the desire to learn something new. And an.... Read more

Caroline Bluemel 28th Apr 2017

Interview with our Head of Undergraduate Business, Katy Lever

This week, we're interviewing our Head of Undergraduate Business, Katy Lever. Katy graduated from the University of Leeds and went on to complete her PG Cert in Education by distance learning at Edge Hill University. She has since started studying on the University of Essex Online MBA course alongside her full-time role, and her interests include operations management and business.... Read more

Caroline Bluemel 04th Nov 2016

How to secure your first management job

Managers are the driving force of a company and are often the key to an organisation’s success. The responsibility of driving results rests on their shoulders and this is what makes it one of the most challenging (yet rewarding!) careers. If you’ve got your sights set on becoming a manager, the trickiest part is often finding your first management role..... Read more

Caroline Bluemel 27th May 2016

Business Management or Business and Marketing?

So you know you want to do a business degree, but are struggling to choose between management and marketing… don’t worry, you’re not alone; this is a common problem for many potential business students. Here are a few steps that will help you choose which pathway best suits you.   Career aspirations Ask yourself what you want to do when.... Read more

Caroline Bluemel 06th May 2016

How an MBA helps career growth

A Master of Business Administration (MBA) is an advanced qualification for anyone wanting to build on their professional opportunities and grow their career. Its specialised pathway helps students to develop skills in key business-related areas such as people management, project delivery and reporting. An MBA also teaches valuable networking and communication skills, enabling students to develop personal and professional networks..... Read more

Caroline Bluemel 24th Jul 2015

What is the difference between an MBA and MSc in Business?

An MBA and MSc are both ‘Masters’ level qualifications which are granted to students who have demonstrated a high-level of knowledge in their field of study, but despite the name, don't necessarily involve administration or science.  Although both awards are postgraduate courses, there are differences between them in terms of eligibility, focus and personal development. If you are interested in.... Read more

Caroline Bluemel 03rd Jul 2015