About Essex Business School
the business school for a new world...
We have been promoting high quality research and engaging teaching for over
22 years. Essex Business School brings together four core business disciplines -
Entrepreneurship and Global Strategy,
and Management, Marketing and
The School offers degrees in accounting, entrepreneurship, finance,
management, and marketing, and we have recently launched a flagship,
full-time MBA course. Teaching in the School is informed
by a broad range of social science theories and concepts, and these are applied
to some of the pressing issues facing organisations in the public and private
sector. We want to answer the questions being asked today, but also anticipating
the issues of tomorrow, in light of socio-economic change, global politics and
The School has an international reputation for high quality research across
the whole range of business subjects. We have four research centres in
Entrepreneurship and Global Strategy and
Management, Marketing and
Organisation. Together these centres
deliver cutting-edge research that addresses some of the most important issues
facing organisations and society today.
Brief History of Essex Business School
Previous to 2008, Essex Business School existed as the Department of
Accounting, Finance and Management, within the University of Essex.
1964 - University of Essex opens its doors
October 1988 - Department of Accounting and Financial
Management established as a spin-off from the Economics department to develop a
range of new teaching and research areas
August 1996 - Renamed Department of Accounting,
Finance and Management (AFM) to reflect the new programmes in Management
August 2005 - School of Entrepreneurship and Business
established in Southend (SEB) as a core element in the development of the
University's Southend campus
August 2006 - Renamed School of Accounting, Finance and
August 2008 - Essex Business School (EBS ) formed from the
merger of the School of Accounting, Finance and Management and the School of
Entrepreneurship and Business
Approach to Teaching
Students of today are leaders of tomorrow. Our goal is to
equip our students with the knowledge and skills to effectively respond to the
complex and ever-changing business issues, and understand the broader
implications of their actions as an individual and as a business. We focus not
only on the core business disciplines, but also on the wider social, ethical and
environmental implications to current business strategy and practice. This
teaching is set within our diverse, international faculty and student body.
Essex Business School is comprised of over 80 members of staff. Our academic
staff are made up of over 23 different countries from around the globe. Our
research covers areas as diverse as analysis of the financial implications of
bank bailouts to the effect of smells in the work environment.
Essex Business School has an international reputation for research
excellence. In the
2008 RAE, EBS was ranked 2nd overall in the
UK in Accounting and Finance subject area. We achieved a 5 rating in the
previous 2001 RAE. In 2008 the number of staff submitted to the RAE at 30.5ftes
was nearly double the number of research active staff in 2001. This growth in
staff has been accompanied by a shift of focus from primarily accounting-based
research to a spread across the four fields of academic activity.
The School is located on both the Colchester and Southend campuses.
The Essex MBA
We are looking for ambitious, innovative and far-sighted individuals to join us in shaping a new business agenda.
We encourage our MBA students to take a holistic approach to business, bringing together economic values with recognition of the social, ethical and environmental implications of business strategies and practices.
The Centre for Entrepreneurship Research is a well-established research centre at Essex Business School (EBS), University of Essex, one of the leading research institutions in the UK.
Find out how our Business and Management Training Centre can up-skill you and your workforce.
We provide professional training courses to businesses, organisations, and individuals, which are specifically designed
to improve the business skills of you and your workforce.