Duration: 1-year full time, 2 years part-time
Start date: September 2021
Apply by: 1 August 2021 (international), 1 September 2021 (UK)
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The globalised business world is ever-changing and challenging. On this course, you’ll develop an understanding of how globalisation shapes business decisions. You’ll gain the confidence to manage organisations and make reliable decisions in an international context.
On this MSc, you’ll:
Learn about the economic, cultural, legal and political differences in the international business environment;
Study critical business processes and managerial functions such as accounting and marketing;
Explore socially responsible and sustainable management practices and why they are essential for businesses to succeed;
Gain skills in qualitative and quantitative research methods, and apply them in your own research projects.
You have the opportunity to tailor your degree to your interests. Options you can choose from range from international marketing to globalisation and integration, to international human resource management, and to innovation for sustainability.
You’re taught by lecturers, together with internationally recognised researchers whose expertise informs their teaching. Some of our lecturers have worked in industry and bring real-world experience into the learning environment. We combine research- and practice-based learning, giving you the opportunity to develop essential skills, knowledge and expertise for a successful career.
The University of Sussex Business School is accredited by EQUIS, the most comprehensive institutional accreditation system for business and management schools. Accreditation ensures rigorous quality control, benchmarking against international standards and is acknowledged worldwide.
We’ll make all reasonable efforts to provide you with the courses, services and facilities described in this prospectus. However, we may need to make changes due to significant disruption, for example in response to COVID-19.
"This MSc gave me an opportunity to enhance my knowledge and intellectual skills. This gave me confidence and a chance to prove my analytical capabilities in the multinational world."
International Management MSc, Business Analyst, Unilever Pakistan
You should have a lower second-class (2.2) undergraduate honours degree or above (including an average mark of at least 57%).
Your qualification can be on any subject. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.
English language requirements
IELTS (Academic): Standard level (6.0 overall, including at least 5.5 in each component).
English language support
If you don’t meet the English language requirements for your degree, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course.
Admissions information for applicants
How to apply
You apply to Sussex using our postgraduate application system.
Yes. You must submit a personal statement as part of your application.
Full-time and part-time study
Choose to study this course full time or part-time, to fit around your work and personal life. Modules for the full-time course are listed below.
The part-time option may be suitable if you wish to gain professional experience alongside studying or want more time to develop research interests. You’ll also make friends and connections across two course cohorts.
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
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. This list gives you a flavour of our options, which are kept under review and may change, for example in response to student feedback or the latest research.
While it’s our aim for students to take their preferred combinations of options, this can’t be guaranteed and will be subject to timetabling. Options may be grouped and if so, students will be able to choose a set number of options from the selection available in any particular group.
Ethics and Organisations: Responsibility and Justice
Globalisation and Integration
Innovation for Sustainability
International Human Resource Management
The Business Context in Emerging Economies
The Business Context in Europe
Fees and scholarships
Home students: £12,450 per year for full-time students
The Channel Islands and Isle of Man students: £12,450 per year for full-time students
International students: £22,500 per year for full-time students.
If you’re a self-funded international student, you’re required to pay a tuition fee deposit.
How can I fund my course?
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.
Working while you study
Our Careers and Employability Centre can help you find part-time work while you study.
This course is ideal for you if you’re a business graduate and want to improve your professional skills to become an attractive prospect for global employers.
The MSc is also for you if you’re a graduate with a non-business background and would like to gain essential knowledge and skills in management, business administration, marketing, accounting and sustainability.
Around the world, our International Management graduates work in:
Banking and financial services