Taught course

Management and Finance

University of Sussex · Business and Management

Entry requirements

A first- or second-class undergraduate honours degree, normally having passed some modules in quantitative areas.

Months of entry


Course content

This MSc provides you with the essential skills and knowledge for a successful career in financial management, and develops the managerial and analytical skills required by employers in the private and public sectors. This course offers a broad training in management, together with an in-depth appreciation of the financial environment of contemporary business, with a wide range of opportunities in the second term to specialise in advanced topics in finance and management.


Modules are assessed by a variety of methods: coursework, essays, group and individual reports, presentations and unseen examinations.

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.

Autumn term: you take Corporate and International Finance • Institutions in the Global Financial Market • Investment. You also choose two from Accounting for Decision-Makers • Global Business • Marketing Management • Management Accounting and Control • Bank Financial Management • Management,
Innovation and Organisational Performance.

Spring term: you take Research Methods. You also take four options. You choose at least one from Banking and Financial Institutions • Corporate Governance • Entrepreneurial Finance • Financial Derivatives •Bank Risk Management • Money and Banking • Multinational Financial Management, and at
least two from Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility • Global Marketing Management • International Entrepreneurship • Information Systems and Management • International Human Resource Management • Strategic Management • Managing Complex Projects, Products and Systems.

In addition, you research and write a Business Analysis Report based around the analytical techniques in management and finance you have learned on the course.

A research methods module runs during the spring term providing preparation for the Business Analysis Report.

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
part time
24 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment75

Course contact details

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