MBA
2 years part time
Start in September 2017 or choose a start date that suits you

Master of Business Administration (part time)

Get ready to take on your next business challenge – the Sussex MBA draws on our cutting-edge research and is taught by leading academics and industry experts.

This course will help you bring new skills and ideas to your business to compete more effectively. You'll learn to apply critical and contemporary views to business, political, economic and social issues.  

You'll have the opportunity to go on a study visit abroad, for example to Germany, Italy, India or Japan. These study visits – subsidised by the School of Business, Management and Economics – combine company visits, academic lectures and cultural experiences. We also offer company visits and guest lectures within the UK.

I liked the emphasis on business ethics and developing interpersonal skills, and the course structure offered a lot of flexibility to manage work commitments with study.”Luis Sorela
Compliance Manager, World Service EMEA, American Express

Key facts

How will I study?

The part-time MBA is taught over two years and consists of eight taught modules (seven core modules plus one option) with an MBA Final Project or report.

Owing to its modular structure the start date is flexible. The part-time course allows you to balance study with work, family and other commitments.

Each module uses a blend of learning methods consisting of:

  • two two-day blocks of teaching time (Friday to Saturday)
  • focused discussion
  • web-supported independent study.

In between modules, you study independently and have the opportunity to work on real organisation projects.

Part of your assessment is based on the application of knowledge and skills to practical examples from your own working experience. Other assessment includes:

  • formal examinations/class tests
  • individual written work (such as essays, assignment reports or case analyses) and
  • group work including written reports and/ or presentations.

What will I study?

  • Module list – year 1

    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.

    • Economic, Social, Political and Cultural Environment - Understanding Business Environments

      15 credits
      Autumn Teaching, Year 1

      Understanding external business environments is a fundamental first step in identifying opportunities for businesses. This involves: identifying external factors shaping organisations' abilities to offer products or services and capture value from these; broad scanning of contexts for relevant and reliable information on those different factors; careful analysis of that information to derive useful knowledge of environments, and the implications this raises for the design of the business models organisations intend to implement.

      In the context of a world where many organisations are increasingly looking internationally or even globally for their suppliers, collaborators, and customers the influences at regional, national and international levels become increasingly important to identify. The module will explore how economic, social, political, and cultural environments shape the external environment for organisations whether they are developing/supplying products or services, locally or internationally.

      Topics include: frameworks for mapping the external environment (such as LoNGPEST, and the National Systems of Innovation framework); different sources of information useful for the analysis of the external environment (spanning academic, commercial and policy domains); and theory and tools for analysing information on the external environment (including ways of understanding markets, risks, regulations, and competition).

    • Strategy and Leadership

      15 credits
      Autumn Teaching, Year 1

      This module, which is intended as an integrative and summative component of the programme, explores various aspects of the strategic planning process, including environmental scanning, strategy formulation & implementation, and strategy evaluation & control. Through case study analysis, it explores how leading firms use strategy to gain competitive advantage, and how they relate strategy and leadership in a wide range of different organisations and contexts.
      Leadership practices are not restricted to those in formal leadership positions but happen across all functions and levels, necessitating the development of new concepts and frameworks and a more inclusive approach. Core leadership functions include communication, motivation and the creative construction of goals and options. Realising these in practice often involves skilled negotiation whether formal or informal, internal or external. The module introduces fundamental concepts and skills in negotiation, and the challenge of developing negotiating capabilities in a modern organisational context.

    • Accounting and Financial Management (MBA)

      15 credits
      Spring Teaching, Year 1

      This module is designed for non-financial managers to understand Accounting and Financial reporting and analysis within the context of a business environment.
      The assessed coursework output from the module is a Business Financial Analysis Report. You will research and write up a study which should incorporate an appraisal of financial performance, including comparisons, together with an assessment of value.

      Acquiring relevant skills and techniques will be enable you to draw conclusions regarding the performance and evaluation of competitive firms or comparable units. Sponsored participants may wish to examine the competitive performance and valuation of their own organization as part of this module.

    • Innovation and Entrepreneurship (MBA)

      15 credits
      Spring Teaching, Year 1

      This module aims to equip you with the knowledge to understand and the skills to manage innovation at the operational and strategic levels. The management of innovation is inherently interdisciplinary and multi-functional, so we aim here to provide an integrative approach to the management of innovation. Specifically, we aim to integrate the management of market, technological and organizational change to improve the competitiveness of firms and effectiveness of other organisations. The module argues that the process of innovation management is essentially generic, although organisation, technological and market specific factors will constrain choices and actions. The module provides you with a broader understanding of the entrepreneurial process and the development of new ventures. Conceptual foundations are matched with practical training to enable you to formulate and explore entrepreneurial ideas and opportunities.

    • Managing People and Organisations

      15 credits
      Summer Teaching, Year 1

      The module is delivered over two three-day blocks. The first block is designed to equip you with relevant conceptual tools and theoretical frameworks. The second drills down into some specific managerial challenges which you have experienced, or will experience, at some stage in your career.

      The module is designed to support your learning and development as a reflective and critical practitioner. The focus throughout will be on learning through reflection in order to challenge, critique and exercise independent judgement on organisatonal issues.

      There will be opportunities (in Assessment 1 and formative activities) for collaborative learning with and through other module members and to explore managerial practices in a diverse range of organisational settings. Assessment 2 builds on this and gives you the opportunity to 'drill into' a specific and anticipated managerial challenge and to generate solutions and assess it as a platform for professional development.

      We will discuss issues of professionalism and ethics within your current managerial context and anticipate (and enhance) career development. Thus, the module should be relevant to current and future needs and equip you with the analytical skills which will enable you to progress both within the MBA programme and in your subsequent career trajectories.

      The module should be relevant to current and future needs and equip you with the analytical skills which will enable you to progress both within the MBA programme and in your subsequent career trajectory.

    Options

    Alongside your core modules, you can choose options to broaden your horizons and tailor your course to your interests.

    • MBA Directed Study Autumn Teaching

      15 credits
      Autumn Teaching, Year 1

      Directed study is an opportunity for you to plan independent reading and research under the direction of a subject expert.

      This module aims to develop your understanding and critical thinking about a specific subject.

      You must identify a supervising member of staff and get their agreement before enrolling in a Directed Study module.

      You should ideally demonstrate a strong need to know, or interest in, your chosen subject if you want to do a Directed Study module. It is for those who can work independently, focusing efforts on a specialised topic, and who can write well.

      You can only do one module of Directed Study for the MBA and cannot enrol in one as an add-on to an existing course.

    • MBA Directed Study Spring Teaching

      15 credits
      Spring Teaching, Year 1

      Directed study is an opportunity for you to plan independent reading and research under the direction of a subject expert.

      This module aims to develop your understanding and critical thinking about a specific subject.

      You must identify a supervising member of staff and get their agreement before enrolling in a Directed Study module.

      You should ideally demonstrate a strong need to know, or interest in, your chosen subject if you want to do a Directed Study module. It is for those who can work independently, focusing efforts on a specialised topic, and who can write well.

      You can only do one module of Directed Study for the MBA and cannot enrol in one as an add-on to an existing course.

    • MBA Directed Study Summer Teaching

      15 credits
      Summer Teaching, Year 1

      Directed study is an opportunity for you to plan independent reading and research under the direction of a subject expert.

      This module aims to develop your understanding and critical thinking about a specific subject.

      You must identify a supervising member of staff and get their agreement before enrolling in a Directed Study module.

      You should ideally demonstrate a strong need to know, or interest in, your chosen subject if you want to do a Directed Study module. It is for those who can work independently, focusing efforts on a specialised topic, and who can write well.

      You can only do one module of Directed Study for the MBA and cannot enrol in one as an add-on to an existing course.

    • MBA Directed Study Summer Vacation

      15 credits
      Summer Vacation, Year 1

      Directed study is an opportunity for you to plan independent reading and research under the direction of a subject expert.

      This module aims to develop your understanding and critical thinking about a specific subject.

      You must identify a supervising member of staff and get their agreement before enrolling in a Directed Study module.

      You should ideally demonstrate a strong need to know, or interest in, your chosen subject if you want to do a Directed Study module. It is for those who can work independently, focusing efforts on a specialised topic, and who can write well.

      You can only do one module of Directed Study for the MBA and cannot enrol in one as an add-on to an existing course.

  • Module list – year 2

    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.

    • Managing Operations and Quality (MBA)

      15 credits
      Autumn Teaching, Year 2

      This module provides you with an understanding of how the fundamental principles of operations management can support the improvement of management performance in both public and private organisations. These principles may be applied equally to both manufacturing and service operations. You will develop an understanding of the systemic and interactive nature of operations and quality management problems and their relationship to the external environment, through the application of quantitative and qualitative analytical skills, utilising guided problem-based activities and case study analysis. You will explore quality management processes: the ideas, theories and tools that are central to organizational development, change management, and the performance improvements that are generally desired for individuals, teams and organisations. You will also analyse and apply methods used to measure organisational performance other than financial output or profit including focusing on the essential activities, resources and other factors that impact on outputs.

    • Marketing Management (MBA)

      15 credits
      Autumn Teaching, Year 2

      Today's markets are characterised by unprecedented customers' demands for superior value in the products and services they purchase, accelerating pace of technological change, and ever-fiercer competition, posing extreme challenges to incumbent, and upstart, enterprises alike. In the face of complexity and radical market changes, marketing, the implementation of market-driven strategies, and the pursuit of market-driving innovations, constitute major determinants of organisational success.

      This module aims to provide you with a comprehensive knowledge of the role of marketing and marketing management functions in the modern organization and the key concepts and tools to guide effective marketing analysis, planning and implementation. The impact of marketing activities and the contribution of the marketing function to organisational performance in the dynamic, globally competitive markets of today will be addressed.

      The module will also focus on what being market-oriented means, in practice, to organisations operating in manufacturing and service industries, as well as in profit and non-profit enterprises. You will be introduced to the theories, concepts, models, techniques and current best-practices for formulating and implementing marketing strategies and actions.

      Marketing decision-making should not take place in a vacuum. The module will familiarise you with the components of market analysis and strategy development with respect to the organisation, its customers, competitors and collaborators. There will be more indepth coverage of marketing implementation and control issues through the concept of the integrated marketing mix: the product/service offering and customer service, promotions/communications, pricing and channels.

      Specific learning objectives include:

      • developing knowledge and comprehension of key theories, concepts and models (tools) in marketing to guide the formulation of marketing strategies, marketing plans and actions;
      • developing the skills to critically analyse marketing situations facing organisations;
      • gaining understanding of marketing decision options and refining decision-making and analytical skills; and
      • developing written and oral presentational skills relating to marketing case studies.

    Options

    Alongside your core modules, you can choose options to broaden your horizons and tailor your course to your interests.

    • MBA Directed Study Autumn Teaching

      15 credits
      Autumn Teaching, Year 2

      Directed study is an opportunity for you to plan independent reading and research under the direction of a subject expert.

      This module aims to develop your understanding and critical thinking about a specific subject.

      You must identify a supervising member of staff and get their agreement before enrolling in a Directed Study module.

      You should ideally demonstrate a strong need to know, or interest in, your chosen subject if you want to do a Directed Study module. It is for those who can work independently, focusing efforts on a specialised topic, and who can write well.

      You can only do one module of Directed Study for the MBA and cannot enrol in one as an add-on to an existing course.

    • Management of Negotiation (MBA)

      15 credits
      Spring Teaching, Year 2

      This module equips you with the knowledge, understanding and skills to manage the negotiation process at the tactical and strategic levels. Managing negotiations is inherently interdisciplinary and multi-functional, therefore the approach in integrative. Organisations, behavioural and psychological elements are studied together, with the objective of improving the effectiveness of negotiations.

      The principal argument is that the main techniques are common to all negotiations, however organisational, behavioural and psychological considerations constrain choices and actions in specific contexts. The module provides you with a broad understanding of the negotiation process and the development of negotiating strategies and tactics across a range of contexts. Conceptual foundations are studied and combined with role play and live scenario building (including video feedback), enabling you to formulate and explore ideas, and providing opportunities to extend your negotiating skills.

    • MBA Directed Study Spring Teaching

      15 credits
      Spring Teaching, Year 2

      Directed study is an opportunity for you to plan independent reading and research under the direction of a subject expert.

      This module aims to develop your understanding and critical thinking about a specific subject.

      You must identify a supervising member of staff and get their agreement before enrolling in a Directed Study module.

      You should ideally demonstrate a strong need to know, or interest in, your chosen subject if you want to do a Directed Study module. It is for those who can work independently, focusing efforts on a specialised topic, and who can write well.

      You can only do one module of Directed Study for the MBA and cannot enrol in one as an add-on to an existing course.

    • Project Management (MBA)

      15 credits
      Spring Teaching, Year 2

      Learn key project management skills. In this module, you learn how to: 

      • define a project - looking at the business case, stakeholders, and project life-cycle
      • manage people, including teams, leadership and resource management
      • implement a project plan including governance, project risk management and project tracking and analysis
      • manage the conclusion of a project, including handover, post-project review and benefits realisation.
    • Strategic Information Systems Management

      15 credits
      Spring Teaching, Year 2

      In today's globally networked and volatile business environment, a key means of achieving business success comes from the ability to respond to new business opportunities before your rivals. There is a trend towards adopting corporate wide information systems such as Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP). Decisions must be made regarding strategic options such as outsourcing, cloud computing, emerging (and potentially disruptive) technologies. Effective strategy formulation and implementation are therefore essential. This module introduces the student to the concepts and processes of using information technology/information systems (IT/IS) to transform a company and gain competitive success. It provides the student with an awareness and understanding of Strategic Information Systems Planning (SISP), and the strategic analysis and implementation issues associated with the introduction of new technology.

      We also take a critical approach to the strategic use of IT and question the real value of IT to organisations and how this is measured. This module examines, at a relatively high level, current research issues and themes which relate to the strategic use and management of information systems in organisations.

      The aim throughout the module is to broaden your business and IT/IS perspectives; acquiring the practical skills required to develop and implement IT strategies; and on stressing the use of information and 'systems' as a strategic weapon. Emphasis is placed on the importance of frameworks for Information Systems management, the alignment of IT and business strategies, re-structuring business processes (eg BPR/BPO), IT/IS SMART outsourcing, Cloud Computing) and current trends in information systems management (including organisational analysis and IT evaluation/scorecards and benefitis realisation). You will be encouraged to study and comment on the relevance of these topics through discussion and critical review based on your professional practice.

      Since this is a postgraduate-level the module is organised as a seminar (or series of seminars), and not merely as a series of lectures. This approach assumes that the lecturer, you and your fellow students can work together in a collaborative fashion. The role of the lecturer in this environment is to establish a framework and put together a set of materials for discussion, and to create the conditions suitable for learning. The underlying assumption is that we are all co-producers in learning.

      Running the module as a workshop means that you and your fellow students are expected to participate and contribute equally to the discussion. It is assumed that you will have read and thought about the assigned materials before class and come prepared to contribute to the class discussion. The classes are intended to be a forum for critically reviewing and discussing the set readings; you are expected to participate fully in this process. Additionally, you are strongly advised to read more widely such as additional articles from any recognised journal in IS.

    • Strategic Management Accounting

      15 credits
      Spring Teaching, Year 2

      In this module, you explore strategic management accounting issues.

      You discuss contemporary issues in management accounting in practice during the course of this module - and you write an individual report on one of these issues encountered at your current or a former employer.

      You explore relevant academic literature and case studies with some guidance - and draw from these to analyse the practical issue(s) that you have identified.

      Previous examples of strategic management accounting issues studied in this module include:

      • the impact of changing business environment on organisations and management accounting practices
      • performance management and strategy
      • the balanced scorecard
      • contracting in the public sector
      • value chain analysis
      • just-in-time techniques
      • target costing
      • corporate, social and environmental issues.
    • Strategic Supply Chain Management

      15 credits
      Spring Teaching, Year 2

      The module introduces you to the nature and scope of issues relating to Strategic Operations Management within private and public sector operations in both service and manufacturing environments. In essence, this module focuses on the strategic view of an operation and the decisions that influence the configuration of its resources. This focus builds upon the models and concepts delivered on the Managing Quality and Operations module and is intended to provide you with the ability to take an overview of operations and processes and to make decisions regarding the viability of operations within the ever-changing operating landscape.

      Summary Outline:

      1. Positioning Operations within the competitive landscape
      2. Examining Strategic Operations Management models and tools
      3. Critical appraisal of the 'resource' and 'market' perspectives of operations strategy
      4. Configuring operational resources within a global context (capacity, procurement and outsourcing decisions)
      5. Exploring the content and process of operations strategy
      6. Managing the supply chain and developing effective supplier relationships
      7. Establishing and monitoring 'fit', 'sustainability' and 'risk'
      8. Implementing Operations strategy
      9. Module summary
    • MBA Directed Study Summer Teaching

      15 credits
      Summer Teaching, Year 2

      Directed study is an opportunity for you to plan independent reading and research under the direction of a subject expert.

      This module aims to develop your understanding and critical thinking about a specific subject.

      You must identify a supervising member of staff and get their agreement before enrolling in a Directed Study module.

      You should ideally demonstrate a strong need to know, or interest in, your chosen subject if you want to do a Directed Study module. It is for those who can work independently, focusing efforts on a specialised topic, and who can write well.

      You can only do one module of Directed Study for the MBA and cannot enrol in one as an add-on to an existing course.

    • MBA Directed Study Summer Vacation

      15 credits
      Summer Vacation, Year 2

      Directed study is an opportunity for you to plan independent reading and research under the direction of a subject expert.

      This module aims to develop your understanding and critical thinking about a specific subject.

      You must identify a supervising member of staff and get their agreement before enrolling in a Directed Study module.

      You should ideally demonstrate a strong need to know, or interest in, your chosen subject if you want to do a Directed Study module. It is for those who can work independently, focusing efforts on a specialised topic, and who can write well.

      You can only do one module of Directed Study for the MBA and cannot enrol in one as an add-on to an existing course.

Students talk about their experiences of the Sussex MBA and its impact on their careers

Entry requirements

You will have at least three years' management experience in a professional work environment, and will normally hold an undergraduate honours degree or equivalent professional qualification. Applicants must submit a CV detailing their management experience and, if you have sat the GMAT, it would be helpful if you could submit your scores (although GMAT is not expected at Sussex). Suitable applicants will also be interviewed as part of the selection process.

This part-time MBA is not open to students who require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK as the visa only permits study on full-time courses. Students who need a visa may be eligible to apply for our full-time MBA - please see the entry for the full-time course in our prospectus.

If you wish to start the part-time course in September you should apply using our online application system. If you wish to join the part-time course at another entry point please submit your application direct to the School of Business, Management and Economics using the MBA application form.

For more information, please contact the School of Business, Management and Economics, University of Sussex, Brighton BN1 9SL; telephone +44 (0)1273 872668; or email bmec@sussex.ac.uk.

English language requirements

Standard level (IELTS 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each section)

Find out about other English language qualifications we accept.

English language support

Don’t have the English language level for your course? Find out more about our pre-sessional courses.

Additional information for international students

We welcome applications from all over the world. Find out about international qualifications suitable for our Masters courses.

Visas and immigration

Find out how to apply for a student visa


Fees and scholarships

How much does it cost?

Fees

Home: £19,000

EU: £19,000

Channel Islands and Isle of Man: £19,000

Overseas: £19,000

The fee shown is for the full two years of the MBA for students starting in the academic year 2017.

How can I fund my course?

Postgraduate Masters loans

Borrow up to £10,280 to contribute to your postgraduate study.

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.

Chancellor's Masters Scholarship (2017)

Open to students with a 1st class from a UK university or excellent grades from an EU university and offered a F/T place on a Sussex Masters in 2017

Application deadline:

1 August 2017

Find out more about the Chancellor's Masters Scholarship

Postgraduate Economics Scholarship for African students. (2017)

The scholarship is for a student from a sub-Saharan African country studying for either the Development Economics MSc or the Economics MSc

Application deadline:

1 July 2017

Find out more about the Postgraduate Economics Scholarship for African students.

SPRU 50th Anniversary Scholarship (2017)

Five £10,000 scholarships for outstanding applicants who have accepted a place on one of SPRU’s five MSc courses.

Application deadline:

1 July 2017

Find out more about the SPRU 50th Anniversary Scholarship

St. Kovachev Scholarship for International Marketing MSc (2017)

The scholarship is for a UK/EU student studying for the International Marketing MSc.

Application deadline:

1 July 2017

Find out more about the St. Kovachev Scholarship for International Marketing MSc

St. Kovachev Scholarship in Economics MSc or International Business Economics MSc (2017)

The scholarship is for a UK/EU student studying for the Economics MSc or International Business Economics MSc

Application deadline:

1 July 2017

Find out more about the St. Kovachev Scholarship in Economics MSc or International Business Economics MSc

Sussex Graduate Scholarship (2017)

Open to Sussex students who graduate with a first or upper second-class degree and offered a full-time place on a Sussex Masters course in 2017

Application deadline:

1 August 2017

Find out more about the Sussex Graduate Scholarship

Sussex India Scholarships (2017)

Sussex India Scholarships are worth £3,500 and are for overseas fee paying students from India commencing Masters study in September 2017.

Application deadline:

1 August 2017

Find out more about the Sussex India Scholarships

Sussex Malaysia Scholarships (2017)

Sussex Malaysia Scholarships are worth £3,500 and are for overseas fee paying students from Malaysia commencing Masters study in September 2017.

Application deadline:

1 August 2017

Find out more about the Sussex Malaysia Scholarships

Sussex MBA Scholarship (2017)

The Sussex MBA Scholarship is available on a competitive basis to UK, EU and international applicants who have been offered a place on The Sussex MBA.

Find out more about the Sussex MBA Scholarship

Sussex Nigeria Scholarships (2017)

Sussex Nigeria Scholarships are worth £3,500 or £5,000 and are for overseas fee paying students from Nigeria commencing a Masters in September 2017.

Application deadline:

1 August 2017

Find out more about the Sussex Nigeria Scholarships

Sussex Pakistan Scholarships (2017)

Sussex Pakistan Scholarships are worth £3,500 and are for overseas fee paying students from Pakistan commencing Masters study in September 2017.

Application deadline:

1 August 2017

Find out more about the Sussex Pakistan Scholarships

The Hornsey Scholarship (2017)

A £10,000 award for an outstanding student on the MSc in International Accounting and Corporate Governance.

Application deadline:

31 July 2017

Find out more about the The Hornsey Scholarship

How Masters scholarships make studying more affordable

Living costs

Find out typical living costs for studying at Sussex.


Faculty

Meet the faculty teaching and supervising on your course.

  • Faculty profiles

    Prof Katie Bailey
    Professor Of Management
    K.Bailey@sussex.ac.uk

    Research interests: Change Management, employee engagement, gender and employment, HRM in the public sector, Human resource management, knowledge-intensive firms, meaningful work, strategic human resource management

    View profile

    Ms Lisa Blatch
    Senior Teaching Fellow in Strategy
    L.Blatch@sussex.ac.uk

    View profile

    Prof Constantin Blome
    Professor Of Operations Management
    C.Blome@sussex.ac.uk

    Research interests: Manufacturing Procurement, Operations Management, Operations Strategy, Outsourcing, Procurement, Public Procurement, Risk management, Supply Chain Innovation, Supply Chain Management, Sustainability: Environmental

    View profile

    Dr Des Doran
    Senior Lecturer in Operations & Supply Chain Management
    D.Doran@sussex.ac.uk

    Research interests: Logistics, Operations Management, Production Management, Supply Chain Management

    View profile

    Mr Francis Eames
    Teaching Fellow in Strategy
    F.Eames@sussex.ac.uk

    View profile

    Dr Benjamin Everly
    Lecturer In Organisational Behaviour
    B.Everly@sussex.ac.uk

    Research interests: Diversity management, gender and management, Intergroup relations, Race and gender equality

    View profile

    Ms Isabel Fischer
    Senior Teaching Fellow in Organisational Behaviour
    I.Fischer@sussex.ac.uk

    View profile

    Dr Michael Hopkins
    Senior Lecturer
    M.M.Hopkins@sussex.ac.uk

    Research interests: biotechnology, diagnostics, Financing Innovation, Healthcare, Hidden Innovation, Innovation Systems, Intellectual Property, Managing Change, pharmaceuticals, Regulation of Technology, Science and technology policy, Science And Technology Studies, Scientometrics, Technology Strategy

    View profile

    Prof Iqbal Khadaroo
    Professor of Accounting
    I.Khadaroo@sussex.ac.uk

    Research interests: accountability, governance, performance management, public policy, Public Procurement, public sector accounting, Sustainable development

    View profile

    Prof Emmanuel Mamatzakis
    Professor of Finance
    E.Mamatzakis@sussex.ac.uk

    Research interests: Corporate finance, corporate governance, Finance, Financial accounting, Financial Crisis in Greece, Financial Econometrics, Financial Management, Financial Markets, Financial stability, Public finances

    View profile

    Prof Steven McGuire
    Professor of Business and Public Policy
    S.Mcguire@sussex.ac.uk

    View profile

    Dr Mohammad Moeini Aghkariz
    Lecturer in Information Systems
    M.Moeini@sussex.ac.uk

    Research interests: Information Systems, Information technology, Project Management, qualitative research methods, Quantitative methods, Risk management, SAP

    View profile

    Mr Rene Moolenaar
    Senior Teaching Fellow
    R.Moolenaar@sussex.ac.uk

    View profile

    Mr Royston Morgan
    Associate Faculty
    R.E.C.Morgan@sussex.ac.uk

    View profile

    Prof Susan Newell
    Professor of Information Systems
    Sue.Newell@sussex.ac.uk

    View profile

    Prof Lutz Preuss
    Professor of Strategy
    L.Preuss@sussex.ac.uk

    View profile

    Dr Josh Siepel
    Senior Lecturer in Management
    J.Siepel@sussex.ac.uk

    Research interests: Design Innovation, Economics, Entrepreneurship, entrepreneurship policy, Financing Innovation, Firm growth, Innovation Creativity and Design, Innovation policy issues, skills and employment, Small Business Policy, SMEs; SME finance; SME public policy

    View profile

Participants will be challenged in real-life and highly interactive simulations, case studies, role plays, and presentations.”Professor Constantin Blome
Professor of Operations Management

Careers

Graduate destinations

95% of students from the Department of Business and Management were in work or further study six months after graduating. Our graduates have gone on to jobs including:

  • business executive, Nespresso 
  • e-commerce coordinator, Hilton Hotels and Resorts 
  • contract manager for international affairs, Kharkov State Aircraft Manufacturing Company.

(HESA EPI, Destinations of Post Graduate Leavers from Higher Education Survey 2015)

Your future career

Our MBA is for you if you’re interested in mid-career development or want a general management qualification.

You’ll be able to:

  • understand different approaches to business administration
  • apply a critical evaluation of these approaches to current problems and/or new insights at the forefront of your field
  • apply these methods to make sound professional judgements, and to be able to communicate these clearly to specialist and non-specialist audiences
  • demonstrate originality, self-direction and autonomy in planning and implementing business administration in organisations.

Working while you study

Our Careers and Employability Centre can help you find part-time work while you study. Find out more about career development and part-time work

“The MBA was transformative – I’ve developed the skills and confidence to devise a strategy, implement a business plan and start my own business.” Andrew McKechnie
Consultant
McKechnie Aviation Ltd