Business, management and finance (2016 entry)

Subject overview

  • Our range of courses builds on Sussex’s strong foundation of interdisciplinary study, encompassing corporate risk management, entrepreneurship, international finance, and international and innovation management.
  • Our teaching is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills to compete effectively in the fast-paced world of work. We tailor our taught courses to meet current and future employer demands, and will continue to adapt to the changing employment market.
  • Our courses offer a choice between practice and research-oriented study opportunities. They have been developed drawing on the expertise and input of experienced practitioners from industry and professional bodies. These experts complement our own expertise in research, and help to enrich your
    learning experience.
  • The School of Business, Management and Economics houses SPRU – Science Policy Research Unit, which is ranked second only to Harvard in terms of research impact on innovation studies (Research Policy, 2012).

Programmes

  • PhD in Accounting
  • PhD in Finance
  • PhD in Management
  • PhD in Technology and Innovation Management
  • MPhil in Accounting
  • MPhil in Finance
  • MPhil in Management
  • MPhil in Technology and Innovation Management

MPhil, PhD in Finance 

The Department of Business and Management has expertise in finance and banking. 

MPhil, PhD in Management 

The Department of Business and Management has expertise in accounting, marketing, international business, strategy, organisational behaviour, entrepreneurship, human resource management, supply chain management and operations management. 

MPhil, PhD in Technology and Innovation Management

You are based in SPRU – Science Policy Research Unit, the longest-established and largest academic centre studying science, technology and innovation in the world.

Research training 

Although all our MPhil and PhD degrees are assessed by thesis, you are also expected to attend statistics and research methods modules. Other modules may also be recommended to fill gaps in your knowledge.

The University’s Doctoral School runs a wide range of training courses covering the needs of students throughout all phases of their studies.

Entry requirements

MPhil in Finance

UK entrance requirements

A Masters degree. Long-term work experience in a related area may be considered as a suitable alternative

Overseas entrance requirements

If you are an international student and wish to find out if you have the necessary qualifications for this degree, please refer to Overseas qualifications.

English language requirements

IELTS 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each section.

For more information, refer to What qualifications do I need?

Additional entry information

Note that it is possible to begin this degree in September or January.

MPhil in Management

UK entrance requirements

A Masters degree. Long-term work experience in a related area may be considered as a suitable alternative.

Overseas entrance requirements

If you are an international student and wish to find out if you have the necessary qualifications for this degree, please refer to Overseas qualifications.

English language requirements

IELTS 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each section.

For more information, refer to What qualifications do I need?

Additional entry information

Note that it is only possible to begin this degree in September.

MPhil in Technology and Innovation Management

UK entrance requirements

Normally a Masters degree in a field related to science and technology policy, or several years of equivalent professional experience.

Overseas entrance requirements

If you are an international student and wish to find out if you have the necessary qualifications for this degree, please refer to Overseas qualifications.

English language requirements

IELTS 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each section.

For more information, refer to What qualifications do I need?

Additional entry information

Note that it is only possible to begin this degree in September.

PhD in Finance

UK entrance requirements

A Masters degree. Long-term work experience in a related area may be considered as a suitable alternative

Overseas entrance requirements

If you are an international student and wish to find out if you have the necessary qualifications for this degree, please refer to Overseas qualifications.

English language requirements

IELTS 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each section.

For more information, refer to What qualifications do I need?

Additional entry information

Note that it is possible to begin this degree in September or January.

PhD in Management

UK entrance requirements

A Masters degree. Long-term work experience in a related area may be considered as a suitable alternative.

Overseas entrance requirements

If you are an international student and wish to find out if you have the necessary qualifications for this degree, please refer to Overseas qualifications.

English language requirements

IELTS 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each section.

For more information, refer to What qualifications do I need?

Additional entry information

Note that it is only possible to begin this degree in September.

PhD in Technology and Innovation Management

UK entrance requirements

Normally a Masters degree in a field related to science and technology policy, or several years of equivalent professional experience.

Overseas entrance requirements

If you are an international student and wish to find out if you have the necessary qualifications for this degree, please refer to Overseas qualifications.

English language requirements

IELTS 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each section.

For more information, refer to What qualifications do I need?

Additional entry information

Note that it is only possible to begin this degree in September.

Visas and immigration

Find out more about Visas and immigration.

For more information about the admissions process at Sussex

For pre-application enquiries:

Student Recruitment Services
T +44 (0)1273 876787
E pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk

For post-application enquiries:

Postgraduate Admissions,
University of Sussex,
Sussex House, Falmer,
Brighton BN1 9RH, UK
T +44 (0)1273 877773
F +44 (0)1273 678545
E pg.applicants@sussex.ac.uk 

Fees and funding

Fees

MPhil in Finance fees

Home UK/EU students: £4,1211
Overseas students: £14,8002

1 The fee shown is for the academic year 2016.
2 The fee shown is for the academic year 2016.

PhD in Finance fees

Home UK/EU students: £4,1211
Overseas students: £14,8002

1 The fee shown is for the academic year 2016.
2 The fee shown is for the academic year 2016.

MPhil in Management fees

Home UK/EU students: £4,1211
Overseas students: £14,8002

1 The fee shown is for the academic year 2016.
2 The fee shown is for the academic year 2016.

PhD in Management fees

Home UK/EU students: £4,1211
Overseas students: £14,8002

1 The fee shown is for the academic year 2016.
2 The fee shown is for the academic year 2016.

MPhil in Technology and Innovation Management fees

Home UK/EU students: £4,1211
Channel Island and Isle of Man students: £4,1212
Overseas students: £14,8003

1 The fee shown is for the academic year 2016.
2 The fee shown is for the academic year 2016.
3 The fee shown is for the academic year 2016.

PhD in Technology and Innovation Management fees

Home UK/EU students: £4,1211
Channel Island and Isle of Man students: £4,1212
Overseas students: £14,8003

1 The fee shown is for the academic year 2016.
2 The fee shown is for the academic year 2016.
3 The fee shown is for the academic year 2016.

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Scholarships

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Faculty interests

Prof Carol Alexander
Professor of Finance
C.Alexander@sussex.ac.uk

Research interests: Algebra, Applied Statistics, Decision Analysis, Evolutionary Game Theory, Exchange Trading, Finance, Financial Markets, Financial Mathematics, Financial Modelling, Game Theory, Hedge Funds, Mathematical Statistics, Mathematics, Real Options, Risk Analysis, Statistical Methodology, Statistical Modelling, Stochastic Analysis, Stochastic Processes, Volatility Analysis

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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

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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

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Dr Ingo Borchert
Senior Lecturer in Economics
I.Borchert@sussex.ac.uk

Research interests: Brexit, Foreign direct investment, International Trade, Service sector integration, Trade in services, Trade liberalization, Trade policy

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Dr Achilleas Boukis
Lecturer In Marketing
A.Boukis@sussex.ac.uk

Research interests: Consumer branding, Innovation Management, internal branding, Service Encounter, Services Marketing

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Dr Odul Bozkurt
Senior Lecturer in International Human Resource Management
O.Bozkurt@sussex.ac.uk

Research interests: employment studies, globalization and work, Green Economy, international human resource management, Japan, repair work, retail employment, skills and employment, social class and employment, Sociology of work and organizations, UK retailing, vintage sector

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Dr Michael Coulon
Senior Lecturer in Finance
M.Coulon@sussex.ac.uk

Research interests: Commodities, Energy, Environmental policy, Finance, Financial Mathematics, Financial Modelling

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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

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Dr Bertram Duering
Reader in Mathematics
B.During@sussex.ac.uk

Research interests: Applied Mathematics, Financial Mathematics, Modelling, Numerical Analysis, Optimal Control, Partial Differential Equations

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Mr Robert Eastwood
Tutorial Fellow
R.K.Eastwood@sussex.ac.uk

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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

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Dr Sonja Fagernas
Senior Lecturer in Economics
S.A.E.Fagernas@sussex.ac.uk

Research interests: Development Economics, Economics of Education, Law and economics, public policy

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Dr Dimitrios Gounopoulos
Visiting Senior Research Fellow
D.Gounopoulos@sussex.ac.uk

Research interests: Bond Issues, Capital Structure, Commodities, Dividend Policy, Earnings Management, Educations of CEOs, Executive Compensation, Finance, Gold - Precious Metals - Industrial Metals, Initial Public Offering, International Accounting Issues, Pension Funds, Political Connections

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Dr Bruce Hearn
Senior Lecturer in Accounting & Finance
B.A.Hearn@sussex.ac.uk

Research interests: Corporate finance, corporate governance, Finance, Financial Management

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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

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Prof Ranko Jelic
Professor of Finance
R.Jelic@sussex.ac.uk

Research interests: Corporate finance, European corporate bonds, Management Buyouts, Private equity, Privatisation

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Dr Max Jensen
Senior Lecturer In Mathematics
M.Jensen@sussex.ac.uk

Research interests: Financial Mathematics, Numerical Analysis, Optimal Control, Partial Differential Equations

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Dr Andreas Kaeck
Reader In Finance
A.Kaeck@sussex.ac.uk

Research interests: Asset Pricing, Derivatives, Finance, Financial Econometrics, Risk management, Volatility Analysis

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Dr Norifumi Kawai
Senior Lecturer in International Business
N.Kawai@sussex.ac.uk

Research interests: corporate social responsibility, expatriate management, global strategy, managerial economics, strategic human resource management

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Dr Marv Khammash
Lecturer in Marketing
M.Khammash@sussex.ac.uk

Research interests: consumer activism, Consumer behaviour, Consumer health, Consumer studies, digital identities, Digital Marketing, digital media, ethical consumption, Forecast Models, ICT and Digital Technologies, Internet of things, Marketing, Marketing Research, Mobile Apps, online identity, Peer to Peer Computing, Pharmaceutical marketing, Piracy, Psychosocial methods, Social networking, technology foresight

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Dr Andreas Kornelakis
Visiting Senior Research Fellow
A.Kornelakis@sussex.ac.uk

Research interests: Banking Sector, Collective Bargaining, Comparative Studies, Employee Voice, Europe, Flexibility, Human resource management, Labour relations, Pay Determination, Pay Systems, Political economy, Telecommunications, Work

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Dr Julie Litchfield
Senior Lecturer in Economics
J.A.Litchfield@sussex.ac.uk

Research interests: Applied Economics, Conflict and violence, Development Economics, Migration, Poverty

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Dr Michelle Luke
Reader in Organisational Behaviour
M.A.Luke@sussex.ac.uk

Research interests: Organisational behaviour, Organisational psychology, Psychology, Social psychology

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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

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Dr Monica Masucci
Lecturer In Strategy and Entrepreneurship
M.Masucci@sussex.ac.uk

Research interests: Strategy and entrepreneurship

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Prof Andy Mckay
Professor of Development Economics
A.Mckay@sussex.ac.uk

Research interests: Africa, Inequality, labour, Poverty, Structural change and economic growth, vietnam

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Dr Piera Morlacchi
Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship and Organisation Studies
P.Morlacchi@sussex.ac.uk

Research interests: Artificial Intelligence, Complex adaptive systems and networks, Design Creativity and Innovation, Entrepreneurship, ethnography, Health Entrepreneurship, health technologies, nonprofit organization (NPO), organization studies, public policy, Science And Technology Studies, Social Innovation and Sustainability, Sociology of Work and Organization

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

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Dr Mike Osborne
Senior Lecturer in Accounting & Finance
M.J.Osborne@sussex.ac.uk

Research interests: Capital budgeting, Corporate finance, Finance, Fixed income mathematics, Interest rates, Investment appraisal, Project analysis, Retail finance, Time value of money

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Dr Nikolaos Papanikolaou
Lecturer in Banking and Finance
N.Papanikolaou@sussex.ac.uk

Research interests: Applied Econometrics, Applied Economics, Applied microeconomics, Bank accounting, bank regulation, Corporate culture, Economic Growth, european political economy, Financial accounting, Financial Econometrics, Financial Markets, Financial stability, International Accounting Issues, Monetary Economics, Systemic risk

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Dr Dimitra Petrakaki
Reader in Information Systems
D.Petrakaki@sussex.ac.uk

Research interests: Information Systems, Information technology and organisational change, Organisational theory, Science And Technology Studies, Sociology, sociology of health, sociology of technology

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Dr Matias Ramirez
Senior Lecturer in Management
Matias.Ramirez@sussex.ac.uk

Research interests: Land Use

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Prof Barry Reilly
Professor of Econometrics
B.M.Reilly@sussex.ac.uk

Research interests: Applied Econometrics, Development Economics, Economics of Sport, Labour economics

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Dr Maria Restuccia
Lecturer In Marketing
M.Restuccia@sussex.ac.uk

Research interests: Marketing, Marketing Research, New Product Development, Policy, Arts Management & Creative Industries

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Dr Carlos Sato
Lecturer in Management
C.E.Y.Sato@sussex.ac.uk

Research interests: Major Projects Studies, Project Management, Technological Change, Technology and Innovation Management

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Prof Enrico Scalas
Professor Of Statistics & Probability
E.Scalas@sussex.ac.uk

Research interests: Econophysics, Financial Mathematics, Mathematical Statistics, Monte Carlo simulations, Probability Theory, Statistical Mechanics, Stochastic Processes

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Dr Vikrant Shirodkar
Senior Lecturer in International Business
V.Shirodkar@sussex.ac.uk

Research interests: Corporate Political Activity, corporate social responsibility, Emerging Markets, International business, lobbying

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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

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Prof Chris Storey
Professor of Marketing
C.D.Storey@sussex.ac.uk

Research interests: Buyer-Seller Relationships, innovation, Marketing, New Product Development, Services Marketing

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Prof David Storey
Professor of Enterprise
D.J.Storey@sussex.ac.uk

Research interests: Gamblers Ruin, SMEs; SME finance; SME public policy

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Prof Roger Strange
Professor of International Business
R.N.Strange@sussex.ac.uk

Research interests: corporate governance, Foreign direct investment, International business, MNE location, Outsourcing

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Mr Chris Sykes
Director of International Summer School
C.Sykes@sussex.ac.uk

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Dr Puay Tang
Senior Lecturer
P.Tang@sussex.ac.uk

Research interests: academic entrepreneurship, evaluation of publicly funded investments, research impact assessment, University-industry links

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Dr Qi Tang
Reader in Mathematics
Q.Tang@sussex.ac.uk

Research interests: Stochastic integral-differential equations

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Dr Shqiponja Telhaj
Senior Lecturer in Economics
S.Telhaj@sussex.ac.uk

Research interests: Applied microeconomics, Economics of Education, Labour economics

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Dr Shova Thapa Karki
Lecturer in Entrepreneurship and Sustainability
S.Thapa-Karki@sussex.ac.uk

Research interests: Biodiversity and Conservation, Conflict and resources, Green Management, Peri-urban sustainability, Social-ecological resilience, Sustainability: Environmental, Sustainable Entrepreneurship

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Prof Joseph Tidd
Professor of Science & Technology Policy Research
J.Tidd@sussex.ac.uk

Research interests: Industrial Innovation, Innovation Management, New Product Development

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Prof Hans Van Der Heijden
Professor Of Accounting
H.Vanderheijden@sussex.ac.uk

Research interests: Accounting, Accounting Education, Accounting Information Systems, Enterprise Systems, Information Systems, SAP, Software Development

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Dr Jie Wen
Lecturer in Finance
J.Wen@sussex.ac.uk

Research interests: Corporate finance, financial market microstructure, Financial regulation

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Dr Mirela Xheneti
Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship & Small Business
M.Xheneti@sussex.ac.uk

Research interests: Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurship in the Informal Economy, Institutional Entrepreneurship, Small Business Growth, Small Business Policy, Transition Economies

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Dr Biao Yang
Senior Lecturer in Operations Management
Biao.Yang@sussex.ac.uk

Research interests: Inventory models, Operations Management, Production Management, Supply Chain Management

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Dr Yong Yang
Senior Lecturer in Strategy
Yong.Yang@sussex.ac.uk

Research interests: Foreign direct investment, global strategy, International business, MNE location, Strategic management

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Dr Xiaoxiang Zhang
Lecturer in Finance
Xiaoxiang.Zhang@sussex.ac.uk

Research interests: Asset Pricing, Corporate finance, corporate governance, Finance, Financial Management, financial market microstructure, information disclosure and efficiency, Microstructure analysis, Stock market liquidity

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Careers and perspectives

MPhil, PhD in Finance 

Apart from an academic career, a research degree in finance prepares you for working in a variety of financial institutions. The career destinations of our PhD graduates include senior portfolio manager at Cambridge Strategy, proprietary trader for Millenium Capital, VP commodities quant research at JP Morgan, head
of quant research for a Central Bank, EMEA head of risk for Citibank, algorithmic trader for Goldman Sachs, and quant analyst at HSBC.

MPhil, PhD in Management 

We have good links with business organisations, and emphasis is given to strengthening your skills and competencies for employment. You are prepared for a range of career opportunities in the academic, business or public-sector arenas.

MPhil, PhD in Technology and Innovation Management 

Our research degrees have been developed drawing on the expertise and input of experienced practitioners from industry and professional bodies in order for you to acquire the knowledge and skills to compete effectively in the fast-paced world of work. Many SPRU PhD graduates have also gone onto successful
careers in academia at leading institutions worldwide.

To find out more, visit Careers and alumni

Research training

The University’s Doctoral School runs a wide range of training courses covering the needs of students throughout all phases of their studies.

Visit the Doctoral School website

Visit Stages of doctoral study

School and contacts

Contact us

School of Business, 
Management and Economics, 
University of Sussex, Falmer, 
Brighton BN1 9SL, UK 
T +44 (0)1273 872668 
E bmec@sussex.ac.uk 

Visit the Department of Business and Management

Visit the Department of Economics

Visit SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit

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