Taught course

International Management

University of Sussex · School of Business, Management and Economics

Entry requirements

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

Months of entry


Course content

This MSc is aimed at students intending to pursue a career working in an international enterprise, and those who wish to understand the complexities of doing business in the contemporary global business environment.

The course adopts a broad perspective, looking at the business systems in place in different countries, how globalisation and integration are shaping the competitive environment, why and how firms engage in foreign trade and investment, and at various issues concerned with the strategy and management of international enterprises.

This MSc also introduces you to certain key functional areas of international management: marketing, finance, and entrepreneurship. A distinctive feature of the course is the choice of options focusing on issues of particular importance in selected regions of the world such as Europe, East Asia, and emerging economies.


Modules are assessed by a combination of coursework, unseen tests, essays, extended essays 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.

Autumn term: you take Accounting for Decision-Makers • Comparative Business Systems • International Business • Marketing Management.

Spring term: you take Research Methods for International Management and one from Business in Context (Asia) • Business in Context (Emerging Economies) • Business in Context (Europe). You also choose three from Corporate Governance • Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility • Globalisation and Integration • Global Marketing Management • International Entrepreneurship • International Human Resource Management • Multinational Financial Management.

Summer term: you carry out your 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
part time
24 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment50

Course contact details

Student Recruitment Services
+44 (0)1273 872668