Management and Finance

Management and Finance

You will study the core modules listed below, as well as some subject-specific modules.

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.
The aim of this module is to develop your academic skills to enable you to produce researched competent work of a level 5 standard. This encompasses communication skills (writing, speaking, listening, and reading), reasoning and critical thinking skills and research methodologies. It will also support you in becoming competent and confident when using research technologies, such as the library online database, and also relevant databases and resources for your subject area, such as Mintel. During this module you will select and gain experience of using an appropriate referencing tool, such as Zotero or Mendeley. This module is also designed to develop skills that will transfer to the world of employment.
The core aim of this module is to enable you to develop a clear understanding of what a modern day business environment comprises of, how different actors and institutions act and react in a globalised world taking examples of leading businesses (both success and failure cases) across countries. We will introduce some key fundamental business theories and models along with core Economics concepts,, and then move towards new generation issues including corporate social responsibility, impact entrepreneurship, understanding strategic business decisions, and how firms evaluate their current position (both domestic and international) in an industry considering change as a constant element in the business world.
Following on from the Business Environment module, the central aim of this module is to introduce you to the broad concepts of organisational structure, leadership, culture, understanding teams and groups, recruitment and selection in organisations with a strong focus on the underlying theoretical underpinnings of the same.
The main aim of the Finance, Investment & Quantitative Methods module is to introduce students to concepts relating to financing and investment decision making and to equip them with common mathematical techniques for managerial decision-making. You will learn about relevant theories and how they are applied in practice.
The aim of this module is to introduce and develop the skills relating to research and writing a literature review. It will be based around lecture input and independent study. This will provide the opportunity for you to work with an individual supervisor for guidance. The module will offer you the opportunity to develop your understanding of the process of research, as well as providing experience in summarising and synthesising relevant literature.
The aim of this module is to provide an understanding of key concepts and issues within the strategy of organisations with an emphasis of a critically evaluative approach to application. This module will develop the learning undertaken during the ‘Introduction to Business and Management’ module focusing on organisational strategy.

* Core module for one-semester course only.
† Subject-specific modules for both the one and two semester course.
‡ Subject-specific module for one semester course only.

Your degree at Sussex

This course can lead to one of the postgraduate degrees listed below (subject to meeting the grades outlined). The degrees and grades listed are subject to change.

Degree Programmes Award English Grade Semester 1 Semester 2
Banking and Finance MSc 60% 50% 60%
Corporate and Financial Risk Management MSc 60% 50% 60%
Entrepreneurship & Innovation MSc 60% 50% 60%
Global Supply Chain and Logistics Management MSc 60% 50% 60%
Human Resource Management MSc 60% 50% 60%
International Accounting and Corporate Governance MSc 60% 50% 60%
International Business Economics MSc 60% 50% 60%
International Finance and Economics MSc 60% 50% 60%
International Management MSc 60% 50% 60%
International Marketing MSc 60% 50% 60%
Management MSc 60% 50% 60%
Management and Finance MSc 60% 50% 60%
Management of Information Technology MSc 60% 50% 60%
Project Management MSc 60% 50% 60%
Strategic Innovation Management MSc 60% 50% 60%