University of Sussex

University of Sussex

Business Administration

This course provides a broad, analytical and integrated study of business and management across the components of organisations (people, finance and operations) and their internal and external environments and relationships. It focuses on the application of acquired knowledge and skills to practical and strategic challenges within the management of public- and private-sector organisations. Year 1 is concerned with these major areas and the wider economic and cultural environments of global business and the management of innovation. Year 2 focuses on the management of operations, organisation of marketing, one elective module of choice, and MBA Final Project which is a management project, based on an issue of direct relevance to the students' own organisation.

Entry requirements

You will have at least 3 years management experience in a professional work environment, and will normally hold a 1st or 2nd Class undergraduate Honours Degree or equivalent professional qualification.

Course modules

Year 1: accounting and financial management; economic, social, political and cultural environment (understanding business environments); innovation and entrepreneurship; strategy and leadership; managing people and organisations. Year 2: managing operations and quality; marketing management. An optional module, options include: negotiations management; strategic information systems management; management accounting in action; supply chain management; project management; the MBA directed study module; the MBA final project.

Assessment methods

Assessment includes formal examinations/class tests, individual written work (for example an essay, assignment report or case analysis) and group work including written reports and/or presentations.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MBA Part-time - 3 years

Campus details

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

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