16 months
4625 GBP/year
4625 GBP/year
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Gain fundamental management skills and an appreciation of the modern business world with this short online Business and Management course from University of Essex Online that introduces key business concepts.

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Available as the first step towards either of our full undergraduate business degrees, but also beneficial as a standalone qualification, you will study topics such as:

  • establishing effective working teams
  • marketing fundamentals and the impact on consumers
  • the economic environment within which businesses operate
  • financial and management accounting

This Business and Management course from University of Essex Online also includes an introduction to online learning and best practices for getting the most from your study opportunities. With engaging discussion forums, live Q&As and reflective journal entries, you will have a lot of ways to consolidate your learning and apply it to situations that arise within your own personal and professional life.

Your future

The skills and knowledge gained through this short course can be applied to virtually any career, as a good business acumen is an incredibly transferable skill. In particular, roles within finance, consultancy, human resource management, marketing, operations management and accounting are well-suited for our students, and of course general management positions.

If you wish to further improve your business skillset and knowledge, then progressing onto one of our full Bachelors degrees in management or marketing could prove to be a solid choice.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Effective Learning 
  • Business and Management Skills 
  • Fundamentals of Marketing 
  • Human Resource Management
  • Business Environment
  • Finance
  • Core Skills and Employability

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 16 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.
More details

University of Essex Online have regular intakes throughout the year – apply now and you could start your course soon! 


IELTS admission requirements IELTS


120 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS

Other requirements

General requirements

We believe that education should be accessible for everyone. That’s why we offer an open entry route – meaning you don’t need any prior academic or work experience in order to start studying with us. You will also need to meet our English language requirements.

You will need to pass your first assignment set within the first three weeks of the course in order to continue with your studies.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    4625 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6167 GBP for the full programme during 16 months.
  • National

    4625 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6167 GBP for the full programme during 16 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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