University of Sussex

University of Sussex

International Management

The course is aimed at students intending to pursue a career working in an international enterprise, and those who wish to understand the complexities of doing business in the contemporary global business environment. The course adopts a broad perspective, looking at the business systems in place in different countries, how globalisation and integration are shaping the competitive environment, why and how firms engage in foreign trade and investment, and at various issues concerned with the strategy and management of international enterprises. The course also introduces you to certain key functional areas of international management: marketing, finance, and entrepreneurship. A distinctive feature of the course is the choice of options focusing on issues of particular importance in selected regions of the world such as Europe, East Asia, and emerging economies.

Entry requirements

A 1st or upper 2nd Class undergraduate honours degree or equivalent professional qualification.

Course modules

Autumn term: accounting for decision-makers; comparative business systems; international business; marketing management. Spring term: research methods for international management; 1 from: business in context (Asia); business in context (emerging economies); business in context (Europe). You also choose 3 from: corporate governance; corporate governance and social responsibility; globalisation and integration; global marketing management; international entrepreneurship; international human resource management; multinational financial management. Summer term: you carry out your research project.

Assessment methods

Modules are assessed by a combination of coursework, unseen tests, essays, extended essays and a research project.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 7,300 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 15,350 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MSc Part-time - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Sussex House Brighton BN1 9RH South East

Key information

Telephone number: 
01273 872668