Taught course


University of Sussex · Business and Management

Entry requirements

A first- or upper second-class undergraduate honours degree or equivalent professional qualification.

Months of entry


Course content

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. 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 2016 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 tab.

The core module Personal and Professional Development runs throughout the year. You also take:

Autumn term: you take four core modules Accounting and Finance • Change and Leadership • Global Business • Management, Innovation and Organisational Performance.

Spring term: you take three core modules Managing Complex Projects and Systems • Strategic Management • Research Methods. You also take two options, one from each list:

List A: Business in Context (Europe) • Information Systems and Management.

List B: Accounting, Organisations and Society • Business in Context (Asia) • Management of Intellectual Property.

Summer term: you continue the core module Personal and Professional Development and work on a research project.

Information for international students


Fees and funding

UK students
International students

The University of Sussex aims to attract the most talented students to postgraduate study and offers one of the most generous scholarship programmes of any UK university. For full details of our scholarships please visit:www.sussex.ac.uk/study/money/scholarships/pgt2016/

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Student Recruitment Services
+44 (0)1273 872668