The Sussex MBA

Take the next step in your career with an MBA from Sussex - a top 20 university. Become an effective business leader with ideas that matter, and gain the skills to put your ideas into practice.

Why study the MBA at Sussex? 

The Sussex MBA draws on our cutting edge research and is taught by leading academics and industry experts – so you’re ready to take on your next business challenge.

At Sussex, you:

  • apply what you've learned in the classroom to real business situations from day one  helping you to progress and perform effectively at senior level
  • learn alongside business professionals from a wide range of sectors in small, intensive workshops
  • benefit from interactive simulations and develop your skills in communication, collaboration and teamwork 
  • develop fresh ideas and new skills  you'll apply critical and contemporary views to business, political, economic and social issues
  • learn in a city with global connections  based in Brighton, there's great transport links to both Gatwick and Heathrow Airports, so you have easy access to Europe's business hubs.

"I have developed the tools and confidence to increase cross-functional collaboration at work. I've raised my profile which has helped me to secure roles with increased levels of responsibility."

Luis Sorela
Compliance Manager at American Express
Sussex MBA student

The logo for the Chartered Management Institute, HE partner for the Sussex MBAMembership with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI)

Students on the Sussex MBA benefit from automatic membership with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), the only chartered professional body in the UK dedicated to promoting the highest standards in management and leadership excellence.

Your membership gives you access to resources including career development, industry mentoring, curriculum enrichment and more. 

On graduation, you gain a CMI Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership. This qualification means you are widely recognised by employers as a manager with the ability to translate organisational strategy into effective performance. 

“The CMI Diploma is designed to link theory with practice, challenging students to apply a practical dimension to their learning and assessments.”

Jas Sandhu
Higher Education Relationship Manager, CMI

Tailored to suit you

You can study the MBA either part-time or full-time, so you can tailor the MBA around your interests and learn in a way that suits you. 


Our full-time MBA is a one-year programme and is ideal if you can take a year out from your job to focus on your studies.

Find out more about our full-time MBA 


Study our MBA part-time so you can fit your studies around your work. Delivered over two years, you can apply what you learn directly to your day job.

Find out more about our part-time MBA