Key information

  • Duration: 1-year full time
  • Start date: September 2019
  • Apply by: 1 August (International), 1 September (UK/EU)

Enhance the study of international business with a solid grounding in the economic theory that explains business behavior both at the level of the firm and within the global macroeconomy.

You’ll find out about microeconomic principles relating to the theories of firms and consumers, and macroeconomic principles underpinning national and international economies.

You'll also learn about managerial economics and how firms try to optimize their human resources. You'll gain the skills – and have the opportunity – to undertake independent research in an area of business economics, which will expand your employment opportunities.

Full-time and part-time study

You can choose to study this course full time or part-time. Find the modules for the full-time course below.

For details about the part-time course structure, contact us at pgbmec@sussex.ac.uk

How will I study?

The course has a central emphasis on business. You benefit from the global reputation for international economics research and teaching at Sussex. The course comprises eight modules and a Business Economics Research Project.

You are assessed through:

  • unseen examinations
  • essays
  • a research project.

Modules

These modules are running in the academic year 2018/19. We also plan to offer them in future academic years. They may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.

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.

How much does it cost?

Fees

  • UK/EU students: £11,450 per year
  • Channel Islands and Isle of Man students: £11,450 per year
  • International students: £20,750 per year

Note that your fees may be subject to an increase on an annual basis.

Living costs

Find out typical living costs for studying at Sussex

How can I fund my course?

Postgraduate Masters loans

You can borrow up to £10,609 to help with fees and living costs if your course starts on or after 1 August 2018. Loans are available from the Student Loans Company if you’re from the UK or if you’re an EU national studying for a Masters.

Find out more about Postgraduate Masters Loans

Scholarships

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

Careers

This course is for you if you wish to pursue a management career in international business or the financial sector, and take up such roles as business or financial analyst.

Graduate destinations

100% of students from the Department of Economics were in work or further study six months after graduating. Recent University of Sussex Business School graduates have gone on to jobs including:

  • graduate econometrician, MediaCom
  • postdoctoral research economist, London School of Economics
  • economist, HMRC.

(HESA EPI, Destinations of Post Graduate Leavers of Higher Education 2017 survey)

Program taught in:
  • English (US)

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Last updated August 1, 2019
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