Management and Finance

Management and Finance

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

Academic English Skills aims to provide you with thorough training in the language and related academic skills which will enable you to best achieve your academic potential at University. These skills include the processes of academic writing, effective and extensive reading strategies, effective participation in seminars and delivery of presentations, and listening to and recording information effectively from lectures. You will also develop the accuracy and range of written and spoken language required to use language effectively and appropriately, with clarity and confidence in an academic context.
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 valid for 2017/18 intakes only and are subject to change.

Degree Programmes Award English Grade Semester 1 Semester 2
Anthropology MA 60% (60% writing, 50% other skills) 60% 60%
Anthropology of Development and Social Transformation MA 60% (60% writing, 50% other skills) 60% 60%
Art History MA 60% (60% writing, 50% other skills) 60% 60%
Banking and Finance MSc 60% (60% writing, 50% other skills) 60% 60%
Childhood and Youth Studies MA 70% overall with min.60% in each skill 60% 60%
Conflict, Security and Development MA 60% (60% writing, 50% other skills) 60% 60%
Contemporary History MA 60% (60% writing, 50% other skills) 60% 60%
Corporate and Financial Risk Management MSc 60% (60% writing, 50% other skills) 60% 60%
Corruption and Governance MA 60% (60% writing, 50% other skills) 60% 60%
Cultural and Creative Industries MA 60% (60% writing, 50% other skills) 60% 60%
Degree Programmes Award Overall Grade English Grade