Responsible management

Our students gain the knowledge and awareness to become managers and business leaders who can make the world a better place.

We instil principles of ethics, responsibility and sustainability in all of our courses. With expert academics, research-informed teaching and excellent rates of graduate employability, studying in our department prepares you to deal with contemporary global issues in management.

Digit Centre

The Digital Futures at Work Research Centre (Digit) studies the way that digital technologies are reshaping work and the impact on employers, workers and their representatives, job seekers and governments.

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Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME)

Social responsibility and sustainability are important to us. We incorporate the six United Nations Principles for Responsible Management into the Business School's administration, teaching, research and engagement activities. We collaborate across disciplines to shape global issues in business, management and society, making an impact on policy, practice and people.

“Taking an MBA teaches that you are not alone in the search for change.” Dr Zahira Jaser
Deputy Director of the Sussex MBA
The incorporation of ethics and corporate social responsibility into my degree was an awakening experience for me. The invaluable lessons I learned have given me a sense of hope and purpose for a better future for all, where I want to play an active role.” ANDREA PITTA
Business and Management BSc


Research in our department explores a diverse range of topics, including tackling gender and race discrimination, promoting sustainability across supply chain networks, and exploring gaps in employee engagement, voice and skills, and the effect on organisational performance.

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I found it enlightening to study in such a diverse group, whether nationality or career background and experience. I also found the faculty diversity to be very stimulating, with plenty of challenges and further learning opportunity.”MBA ALUMNA AND MAGISTRATE

ASPIRE mentoring scheme

ASPIRE is a mentoring initiative to connect students with staff volunteer mentors. While all staff and students can participate, the scheme particularly encourages staff and students from a BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) background to apply.

“I’m motivated by being a catalyst for change within my family. I’m a first-generation student, so take a lot of pride in knowing that I’m paving the way for my siblings and cousins.” Marley Ahmed
Business and Management Studies BSc student and ASPIRE mentee

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