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Why study business and management at Sussex?

  • In the 2013 National Student Survey, students rated business, management and finance at Sussex in the top 5 among comparable UK institutions for access to specialised equipment, facilities or rooms. 
  • You will benefit from studying within an area that is a strong priority for Sussex. The £30 million school brings together activity in business, management and economics.

Core modules

English and Skills for University Study 1 and 2
Over these two modules, you will develop your English communication skills and learn a range of study skills, including writing and reading strategies, presentation and seminar participation, organisation of time and materials, meeting deadlines and responding to feedback. When you have completed these modules, you will be able to take notes and write essays in English. You should also have the confidence to give presentations, answer follow-up questions and contribute to seminar discussions.

Academic Skills and Employability for Business, Management and Economics
The aim of this module is to facilitate and develop your study skills to enable you to successfully complete a Foundation course at the University of Sussex International Study Centre and to progress to further undergraduate study. Emphasis will be placed on the transferability of skills and their application to ongoing study and employability. This module also aims to develop subject-related specific skills and abilities that will prepare you for further study in your chosen discipline and future employment.

Business Finance
This module aims to develop your understanding of the importance of managing finance to business success and survival. You will learn to understand that business finance is of interest to a range of stakeholders and be able to generate accurate and creative solutions to business problems and issues. You will acquire a range of relevant business and generic skills, including decision making, problem solving and the quantification and management of information.

Business Organisation and the Law
This module aims to develop your understanding of organisations and their ability to meet society’s needs and wants. You will learn to understand that business behaviour can be studied from different perspectives and be able to generate enterprising and creative solutions to business problems and issues. You will acquire a range of relevant business and generic skills, including decision making and problem solving.

Business Strategy
In this module you will develop a critical understanding of organisations and their ability to meet society’s needs and wants. You will learn to understand that business behaviour can be studied from a range of perspectives and how to generate enterprising and creative solutions to business problems and issues. You will acquire a range of relevant business and generic skills, including decision making, problem solving, the challenging of assumptions and the quantification and management of information.

Core Mathematics
The aim of this module is to provide you with opportunities to develop, practice and demonstrate mathematical skills relevant to an undergraduate degree course in business, computing or humanities at the University of Sussex. This module will enable you to apply these concepts and skills to situations relevant to areas of future study.

Principles of Economics 1
The aim of this module is for you to gain an introduction to the principle, concepts and models of micro-economic analysis providing a framework upon which further economic analysis can be developed. You will be able to apply your knowledge base as well as learn basic skills relating to data analysis and evaluation of economics issues.

Principles of Economics 2
The main aim of this module is for you to gain an introduction to the principles, concepts and models of macroeconomic analysis providing a framework upon which further economic analysis can be developed. You will be able to apply their knowledge base as well as learn basic skills relating to data analysis and evaluation of economics issues. 

Leading to degrees in...

International Foundation Year in Business, Management and Economics can lead to one of the following degrees, subject to meeting the grades outlined below:

Degree Programmes Award English Grade Semester 1 Semester 2
Accounting and Finance BSc (Hons) 60% 50% 50%
Accounting and Finance (with a professional placement year) BSc (Hons) 60% 50% 50%
Business and Management Studies BSc (Hons) 60% 50% 50%
Business and Management Studies (with a professional placement year) BSc (Hons) 60% 50% 50%
Economics BA (Hons) 60% 50% 50%
Economics BSc (Hons) 60% 50% 50%
Economics (with a professional placement year) BA (Hons) 60% 50% 50%
Economics (with a professional placement year) BSc (Hons) 60% 50% 50%
Economics and Finance BSc (Hons) 60% 50% 50%
Economics and International Development BA (Hons) 60% 50% 50%
Economics and International Relations BA (Hons) 60% 50% 50%
Economics and Management Studies BA (Hons) 60% 50% 50%
Economics and Politics BA (Hons) 60% 50% 50%
Finance BSc (Hons) 60% 50% 50%
Finance (with a professional placement year) BSc (Hons) 60% 50% 50%
Finance and Business BSc (Hons) 60% 50% 50%
International Business BSc (Hons) 60% 50% 50%
International Business (with a professional placement year) BSc (Hons) 60% 50% 50%
Marketing and Management BSc (Hons) 60% 50% 50%
Marketing and Management (with a professional placement year) BSc (Hons) 60% 50% 50%

These degrees and grades are subject to change.

Semester dates

September 2016 start

Semester 1: 
12/09/2016 - 16/12/2016

Semester 2:
16/01/2017 - 05/05/2017

January 2017 start

Semester 1:
16/01/2017 - 21/04/2017

Semester 2:
08/05/2017 - 11/08/2017


Entry dates:
September or January

Need to improve your English?

At the ISC we offer a range of courses to help you improve your English language skills. Our English Language Programme and English for Pre-Masters courses start in June and September.