University of Sussex

University of Sussex

Management and Entrepreneurship

People are increasingly likely to work within the small- and medium-sized enterprise (SME) sector and to start their own businesses, while those within the corporate, public and third sectors are increasingly expected to work in project-based venture teams. Entrepreneurial skills are essential for career success. This is an intensive course designed to give you an in-depth understanding of entrepreneurship, enterprise and small business in different organisational, sectoral and geographical contexts. It also helps you to build practical skills related to identification of opportunities and conceptualising, designing, managing and growing new ventures (eg writing an entrepreneurial business plan for a new venture).

Entry requirements

A 1st or upper 2nd Class undergraduate Honours Degree or equivalent professional qualification.

Course modules

Autumn term: design thinking for entrepreneurship; perspectives on entrepreneurship and small business; 2 from accounting for decision-makers; global business; marketing management. Spring term: new venture creation and simulation; 2 from corporate governance; entrepreneurial finance; information systems and management; international entrepreneurship; managing intellectual property. A research methods module runs in the spring term. Summer term: you choose either to carry out an independent research project or to work on a company-based project with the Sussex Innovation Centre

Assessment methods

Modules are assessed by a combination of coursework, essays, group and individual reports, and presentations. There are also unseen examinations.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,300 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,300 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,300 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,300 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 15,350 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Part-time October 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

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

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