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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