Entry requirements

A lower second-class (2.2) undergraduate honours degree or above with at least an average mark of 55%, or equivalent professional qualification.

Months of entry


Course content

To deal effectively with the challenges of an increasingly complex business environment, managers need both intellectual and practical skills.

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. It also offers you the opportunity to attend a range of career-enhancing events and provides you with access to potential employers. In addition, your studies benefit from company visits, simulations, case studies and a guest lecture series featuring international speakers and industry leaders.


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

Course Structure

We continue to develop and update our modules for 2017 entry to ensure you have the best student experience. In addition to the course structure below, you may find it helpful to refer to the Modules list. Modules may be subject to change.

Core Modules

Core modules are taken by all students on the course. They give you a solid grounding in your chosen subject and prepare you to explore the topics that interest you most.

  • Accounting for Decision Makers
  • Change and Leadership
  • Global Business
  • Personal and Professional Development
  • Research Methods (Management)
  • Research Project (Management)
  • Strategic Management - Business Management Course


Alongside your core modules, you can choose options to broaden your horizons and tailor your course to your interests.

  • Accounting, Organisations and Society
  • Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Business Communication Skills
  • Global Marketing
  • Information and Communication Technology Policy and Strategy
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Intercultural Business Communication
  • International Entrepreneurship
  • International Human Resource Management
  • Management of Negotiation
  • Management, Innovation and Organisational Performance
  • Managing Intellectual Property
  • Managing Knowledge
  • Managing Operations and Quality (Spring)
  • Managing Virtual Projects
  • Marketing
  • The Business Context in East Asia
  • The Business Context in Emerging Economies
  • The Business Context in Europe

Information for international students

Please visit: International qualifications for Masters courses or Fees and Scholarships.

Fees and funding

UK students
Please see our website
International students
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Please visit our website for latest fees information: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/masters/2017/business-management-and-economics/management-msc

The University of Sussex aims to attract the most talented students to postgraduate study. For full details of our scholarships please visit: Masters Scholarships

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Student Recruitment Services
+44 (0)1273 872668