Taught course

Master of Business Administration (full-time)

University of Sussex · School of Business, Management and Economics

Entry requirements

You will have at least three years' management experience in a professional work environment, and will normally hold an undergraduate honours degree or equivalent professional qualification. Applicants must submit a CV detailing their management experience and, if you have sat the GMAT, it would be helpful if you could submit your scores (although GMAT is not expected at Sussex). Suitable applicants will also be interviewed as part of the selection process.

Months of entry


Course content

With a focus on practical application as well as theoretical knowledge, you’ll develop in a way that will take your career to new heights.

Under the guidance of experts with extensive business experience, you will:

  • develop your management and leadership skills
  • improve your understanding of the importance of creativity and innovation
  • learn effective strategies for presenting and selling your ideas.

Our MBA will help you to bring new skills and ideas to your business to compete more effectively within your business sector.

You’ll look at transformational skills – focusing on attitudes, behaviours and communication, and including creativity and innovation, negotiation, presentation, collaboration and teamwork, pro-active behaviour, critical thinking and problem-solving – alongside the more traditional management and leadership areas.

Key facts

  • Widen your knowledge and experience by engaging with fellow participants from a diverse range of backgrounds.
  • Learn from leading academics who are industry experts.
  • Study at the School of Business, Management and Economics, where we prepare you for a successful business career.

How will I study?

The full-time MBA is taught over one year and consists of eight taught modules (seven core modules plus one option) with an MBA Final Project or report.

Each module uses a blend of learning methods consisting of:

  • two two-day blocks of teaching time (Friday to Saturday)
  • focused discussion
  • web-supported independent study.
  • In between modules, you study independently and have the opportunity to work on real organisation projects.

Part of your assessment is based on the application of knowledge and skills to practical examples from your own working experience.

Other assessment includes:

  • formal examinations/class tests
  • individual written work (such as essays, assignment reports or case analyses) and
  • group work including written reports and/or presentations.

Information for international students

English language requirements

Higher level (IELTS 7.0, with not less than 6.5 in each section)

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English Language Support

Don’t have the English language level for your course? Find out more about our pre-sessional courses.

Additional information for international students

Please note that this course awards a professional qualification specifically for teaching in the UK.

Find out about international qualifications suitable for our Masters courses.

Visas and Immigration

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Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Postgraduate Masters Loans

Borrow up to £10,000 to contribute to your postgraduate study.

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Our aim is to ensure that every student who wants to study with us is able to despite financial barriers, so that we continue to attract talented and unique individuals.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

School of Business, Management and Economics
+44 (0)1273 873522