Business and Management

About the Department

The Department of Business and Management is a key component of the University of Sussex Business School. Our mission is to provide leading research and teaching that engages with the emerging agendas of all aspects of business and management while providing students with a sound education in core business disciplines.


The Department has nearly 100 academic staff, including some 50 faculty, organised into four subject areas:

We also have six research groups:


We work closely with other departments within the Business School, including Economics, with its strong reputation for development economics and international trade, and SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit, the internationally recognised centre for policy related research and work on climate change and innovation. These collaborations provide a unique inter-disciplinary approach to our subject.

Steve McGuire and other speakers at the launch of Rethinking Capitalism by SPRU academic Mariana Mazzucato

International outlook

The Business School attracts students from all over the world, enhancing the cultural dimension of the learning experience, and creating an international community. We also have many international links, collaborating with universities around the globe. Sussex is an inclusive, welcoming and truly international place to study.

A growing department

Our Department has ambitious plans for expansion. Faculty numbers are growing and our research-led courses are developing. We aim to recruit staff and students of outstanding quality, to deliver teaching and research of international excellence, and produce dynamic business leaders of the future.

Key contacts

Head of Department

Professor Sue Newell
+44 (0) 1273 678266

Course administration

Undergraduate Business and Management 
+44 (0) 1273 678270 (ext. 8270)

Postgraduate Business and Management (taught courses)
+44 (0) 1273 872984 (ext. 2984)

Postgraduate Research Support (research degrees)
+44 (0) 1273 678169 (ext. 8169)

School office
+44 (0) 1273 872668

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