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Our MRes Management and Organisation is designed for those wishing to follow a career in research and/or academia. It is ideal if you hope to progress to doctoral studies in the field of management, for example by studying for a PhD.

We equip you with the skills and knowledge to appreciate the depth and breadth of management and organisational theories and techniques and apply these within a social science context. The content of our course is a direct response to requirements for, and suggested improvements in, research training laid down by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

You deepen your thinking about management and organisations and develop a broader understanding of the changing role and contemporary perception of management.

You develop knowledge and understanding of:
-Research skills, including both quantitative and qualitative approaches
-Theoretical stances underpinning different approaches to research
-How to design a research proposal, including construction of research questions and/or hypotheses
-Management of a research project

You study at Essex Business School, ranked in the top 25 in the UK for research excellence and intensity (REF, 2014). More than 90% of our research submissions were assessed as of international quality and 75% of our research was deemed world leading or internationally excellent in the 2014 REF. We are an internationally diverse school, with our current Masters students joining us from more than 40 countries.

Our MRes Management and Organisation is also available to study part-time and you may be eligible for scholarships and discounts. Postgraduate loans for Masters courses are now available from the Student Loans Company, worth up to £10,000, for students from the UK and EU.

Our expert staff

Our expert staff are a combination of leading academics and practitioners at the forefront of management research. The Dean of Essex Business School, Professor Geoffrey Wood, is Editor in Chief of the British Journal of Management and serves on the British Academy of Management Council.

Benefit from the very latest thinking in:
-Business ethics
-Corporate social responsibility
-Organisation studies
-Leadership and strategy
-Finance and banking
-Risk management
-International management

We address the important issues faced by commercial businesses, public sector bodies and not-for-profit organisations using social science theories and concepts.

Essex Business School is also home to the Centre for Work, Organisation and Society, which holds research seminars throughout the year.

Specialist facilities

We’re proud of our stunning business school building, built with sustainability as the guiding principle.

As well as being the first zero carbon business school in the UK, the building provides superb working facilities for our community of students and staff. It includes:
-A virtual trading floor with Bloomberg Financial Market terminals
-A fully staffed student services helpdesk
-A lush winter garden, which contributes to the building’s own micro-climate
-Group working and networking areas
-Bonds café
-Study skills workshops and advice

Your future

Our MRes puts you in a particularly strong position to succeed in a research degree, such as a PhD.

In 2014, 87% of all of our Masters leavers were in work or further study within six months of graduating.

Our employability team and the University’s Employability and Careers Centre are here to support you in your career decisions and provide information on further work experience, internships, placements, and voluntary opportunities.

Example structure

-Management and Organisational Behaviour
-Research Evaluation Projects
-Philosophy of Management and Accounting
-Advanced Qualitative Research Methods: Empirical Explorations of the Contemporary Workplace
-Research Methods in Management and Marketing
-Managing for Ethics and Sustainability
-Dissertation

Visit the Management and Organisation - MRes page on the University of Essex website for more details!

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