University of Sussex

University of Sussex


This is an exciting course for those seeking to enter the growing field of management, or for those who are looking for a career change. The course is open to applicants from all backgrounds but is primarily targeted at students who have not previously studied business and management. The course provides the broad-ranging management knowledge, and intellectual and practical skills that contemporary managers need to deal effectively with the challenges of an increasingly complex business environment. You learn to challenge preconceptions and to remove subject/functional boundaries in order to handle strategic situations holistically. You are given an opportunity to develop the ability to analyse, synthesise and solve complex unstructured business and management problems. This course offers an environment for effective and collaborative learning and encourages you to take responsibility for your own learning through the use of student-centred approaches. In addition, your studies benefit from company visits, simulations, case studies and a guest lecture series featuring international speakers and industry leaders.

Entry requirements

A 1st or upper 2nd Class undergraduate Honours Degree or equivalent professional qualification. You are strongly advised to submit your application by 31 March.

Course modules

Autumn term: 4 core modules: accounting and finance; change and leadership; global business; management, innovation and organisational performance.
Spring term: 3 core modules: managing complex projects and systems; strategic management; research methods. You also take 2 options, one from each list:
List A: critical perspectives on management, organisations and innovation; business in context (Europe). List B: business in context (Asia); management of intellectual property. Summer term: you take the core module personal and professional development and work on a research project.

Assessment methods

Modules are assessed by a combination of briefing papers, reports, essays, group presentations, group project reports, unseen exams, and a research project or management consultancy project.


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

Campus details

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

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