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We offer a range of executive education courses and continuing professional development. Plus you can partner with us on higher and degree apprenticeship schemes. 


Our executive education courses are two to four days, and led by world-leaders in their field, who are conducting life-changing business research that has real impact on global issues.

Executive education and CPD

Essex Business School offers a range of executive education short courses on topics such as management and leadership, innovation, sales and customer account management and business strategy.

We also offer a broad range of continuing professional development (CPD) courses for professionals working in related fields across education, health and social care professionals at our Colchester and Southend Campuses. Delivered by highly acclaimed academics, practitioners and clinicians, these range from one-day workshops, to short courses, summer schools and credit-bearing modules.

Degree and higher apprenticeships

Our degree and higher apprenticeships combine on-the-job training and academic study, so whether you're an employer who needs to develop skilled and qualified employees or a prospective apprentice who wants a head-start in the workplace, we'll guide you through your options.


The Degree Apprenticeship MBA

Working with businesses local to Essex and the East of England, the Essex Degree Apprenticeship MBA harnesses the entrepreneurial nature of the region to develop innovative business leaders and pro-active managers for your organisation.

Businesses and organisations are able to utilise their Apprenticeship Levy through the Essex Degree Apprenticeship MBA to provide top level professional development and accreditation for managers and directors.

The Essex MBA is accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA). Less than 2% of business schools can boast this accolade for their MBA and the AMBA affiliation can add huge value to an MBA qualification.

Mentoring opportunities

As a business, offering a portion of your time as a mentor gives you an opportunity to be part of our mentoring programme, supporting our students by providing employability-enhancing opportunities. Mentoring is one of the most effective methods of promoting student success within higher education, and we'd like you to take part.