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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 receives CPD accreditation

University of Essex Online today announces the CPD accreditation of four Certificate of Continuing Education courses. These courses can now be used towards Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points whilst improving skills and career targets. CPD describes the learning activities that professionals undertake to develop and improve their skills. It enables employers to ensure that staff learning is conscious and proactive..... Read more

Annika McDonald 26th Jan 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

"My son's future will be bright" - How one mum is juggling parenthood and online study!

As a parent you probably feel like you never have a moment to yourself. But having children shouldn’t stop you achieving something amazing in 2018. Did you know we have lots of students who choose to study online whilst juggling parenthood and a job? Yes, we think they must be superheroes too! One of those students is Jenny* a single.... Read more

Annika McDonald 05th 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