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Management and Finance

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Why study management and finance at Sussex?

  • Degrees at Sussex are taught by world-renowned faculty with a strong background in relevant areas of research.
  • Research at Sussex was highly rated in the latest Research Assessment Exercise (RAE), carried out in 2008.
  • Degrees at Sussex offer a choice between practice and research-oriented study opportunities.

The Pre-Masters in Management and Finance is offered as a full-time two semester or one semester course. The Two semester course is suitable for students with the equivalent of IELTS 5.5 and has start dates in September and January of each academic year. The one semester course is suitable for students with the equivalent of IELTS 6.0 IELTS or above and has start dates in January and May. 

The table below highlights the different modules in each semester. 

2 Semester course

Core Modules Subject-specific Modules
Semester 1 English and Skills for University Study 1 (ESUS 1) Business Environment
Academic and Employability Skills for Management and Finance Finance, Investment and Quantitative Methods
Semester 2 English and Skills for University Study 2 (ESUS 2) Business Management
Research Skills for Management and Finance Strategy

1 Semester course

Core Modules Subject-specific Modules
Semester 2 English and Skills for University Study 2 (ESUS 2) Business Management
Finance, Investment and Quantitative Methods
Research Skills for Management and Finance Strategy


Module information

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 and Employability Skills for Management and Finance
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.

Business Environment
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.

Business Management
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.

Finance, Investment and Quantitative Methods
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.

Research Skills for Management & Finance
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.

Strategy
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.

Leading to degrees in...

Pre-Masters in Management and Finance can lead to of one of the following postgraduate degrees, subject to meeting the grades outlined below:

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%
These degrees and grades are subject to change.

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Semester dates

September 2016 start:

Semester 1:
12/09/2016 - 16/12/2016

Please note: not all routes are available at each start date. See the Study plan options.

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.