Duration: 1-year full time
Start date: September 2021
Apply by: 1 August 2021 (international), 1 September 2021 (UK)
Top 10 in the UK for Business and Economics (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020)
Top 15 in the UK for Economics and Business (US News & World Report Best Global Universities 2021)
3rd in the UK for annual research income in 2015-2019 (Chartered Association of Business Schools)
Learn about key perspectives for success in managing organisations.
Management is the lifeblood of any organisation. Understanding the processes through which organisations develop, transform and achieve results is the core of management studies. Our MSc challenges your way of thinking – and teaches you to handle strategic situations holistically.
You’ll be based at the University of Sussex Business School. The School collaborates across disciplines to shape global issues in business, management and society, making an impact on policy, practice and people. Our strength is in managing innovation at the interface of business and society while focusing on sustainable strategies and policies.
We’ll help you to become a business leader who can deliver innovative solutions to business problems. You’ll develop essential personal and professional skills, including:
Critical thinking.rt teaching and learning facilities. We produce leading research that impacts policy and practice.
The University of Sussex Business School is accredited by EQUIS, the most comprehensive institutional accreditation system for business and management schools. Accreditation ensures a 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.
"Combining this course with my previous degree in engineering will help me achieve my future ambitions."
You should have a lower second-class (2.2) undergraduate honours degree or above.
Your qualification should be in a subject which has a basic coverage of accounting and finance. Candidates with degrees in economics, business or management will also be considered on a case by case basis. 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.
We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2021/22. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to COVID-19, or due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. It may not be possible to take some module combinations due to timetabling constraints. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.
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
Global Business Environment
Organisational Behaviour, Leadership and Change
Personal and Professional Development and Employability
Academic Writing, Research Design and Methods
Business Analysis and Consulting
Strategic Management (Business & Management)
Research Project (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.
Business Communication Skills
Managing Organisations and Innovation
Ethics and Organisations: Responsibility and Justice
Intercultural Communication in the Workplace
Managing Human Resources
Managing Operations and Quality (Spring)
Marketing Management and Practice
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.
Career planning is an integral part of this MSc. We offer guidance in thinking about your career objectives and help you present yourself to potential employers with confidence. You also attend a series of guest lectures and events with access to potential employers
This course opens up a wide range of career opportunities in strategic or operational management across private, public and not-for-profit sectors. This could include roles such as:
Managing human resources.
Problem-solving is at the core of your learning experience on this course. One of the dissertation options offers small groups of students the opportunity to prepare a consultancy project for a business.
"The teamwork, leadership and critical thinking skills that I developed through the course have already been invaluable in my current position.”
Human Resources Consultant, Allstate Insurance