Entry requirements

A lower second-class (2.2) undergraduate honours degree or above with at least an average mark of 55%, normally with evidence of ability in mathematics or quantitative related areas. Equivalent professional qualifications will also be considered.

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 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 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.

Core Modules

  • Accounting for Decision Makers in Management and Finance
  • Business Analysis Report
  • Corporate and International Finance
  • Institutions in the Global Financial Market
  • Leading and Managing People
  • Personal and Professional Development for Management and Finance


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

  • Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Business Communication Skills
  • Business Strategy
  • Corporate Governance
  • Entrepreneurial Finance
  • Financial Crises and Bank Regulation
  • Financial Derivatives for Managers
  • Financial Risk Management (PG)
  • Global Marketing
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Intercultural Business Communication
  • International Entrepreneurship
  • International Human Resource Management
  • Investments
  • Leading and Managing People
  • Management of Risk
  • Management, Innovation and Organisational Performance
  • Managing Accounting and Control (for Management and Finance)
  • Managing Complex Projects, Products and Systems
  • Managing Operations and Quality (Spring)
  • Managing Virtual Projects
  • Marketing
  • Money and Banking
  • Multinational Financial Management
  • Personal and Professional Development for Management and Finance
  • Research Methods (Finance, Accounting and Banking)

Information for international students

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

Fees and funding

UK students
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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-and-finance-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
part time
24 months


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

Course contact details

Student Recruitment Services
+44 (0)1273 872668