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 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
  • Comparative Business Systems
  • International Business
  • Marketing Management
  • Research Methods (International Management)
  • Research Project (International Management)


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
  • Corporate Governance
  • Global Marketing
  • Globalisation & Integration: A Long Run Perspective
  • International Entrepreneurship
  • International Human Resource Management
  • Multinational Financial Management
  • 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
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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/international-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
part time
24 months


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

Course contact details

Student Recruitment Services
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