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Business and management studies is the study of economics and management. It covers all aspects of businesses and business processes and combines other subject areas, including:
By studying these different areas you will gain a good understanding of how businesses work, the management skills to help with the running of businesses and the knowledge to set up your own.
Studying business and management at university has a number of benefits:
You will gain key communication skills from studying business and management at university that will help advance your career. You will learn how to effectively communicate in the business world, through a range of different techniques, that will help you succeed in a global environment. From creating assignments and important documents, to developing your presentation skills, you will improve both your written and spoken communication skills.
You will also acquire other transferable skills, useful for your career, such as:
With the range of skills and breadth of knowledge you will gain from studying business and management, you will gain a complete view of how a business really works. From studying how they are formed, how they operate and how they make money, you will learn how to start your own business venture and make it successful.
With business and management studies, you can often combine your degree with another subject, to create an education experience tailored to your own interests. Once you graduate from university, you will have the skills necessary to pursue job opportunities related to your interests.
Studying business and management studies provides a pathway to a wide range of opportunities. You will have the knowledge and skills to work a number of different industries, different job roles and different departments within an organisation – whether you are employed or run your own business.
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You can study Business and Management Studies at Sussex through one of our pathway programmes. At the International Study Centre you can prepare to study for a business and management-related degree and develop the key academic, study and English language skills you will need at university.
The International Foundation Year in Business, Media and Social Sciences is a pathway for an undergraduate degree at Sussex. It is for students who require English language and academic support before going on to a business and management-related degree at the University.
Studying the International Year One in Business and Management is equivalent to the first year of an undergraduate degree. It will prepare you to go straight into the second year of a business related undergraduate degree at Sussex, offering a fast and direct route for those who did not meet the entry requirements to begin their degree.
The Pre-Masters Programme in Business, Media and Social Sciences aims to prepare you for a postgraduate degree at the University of Sussex. Gaining a Masters degree from a high-ranking university such as Sussex is a great way to stand out in the competitive graduate employment market.
There are a variety of degrees you can study at the University of Sussex once you have completed the relevant pathway at the International Study Centre.
If you choose to study a business-related degree at Sussex, you will be part of the innovative University of Sussex Business School. You will benefit from top of the range facilities including:
The University of Sussex Business School is ranked 77th in the world, out of over 700 business schools, and 10th in the UK for Business and Economics (Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject 2021). By studying Business and Management at Sussex, you will be in a fantastic position for future career success. The Business School is also ranked among the top five in the UK for international outlook (Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject 2021), meaning you will join a multicultural community taught by academics experienced in delivering lectures to a diverse audience.
Studying Business and Management at Sussex will allow you to develop key career skills and confidence with the opportunity for a professional placement that will see you working in industry for a year.
Sussex is ranked 8th in the UK for Graduate Prospects in Business and Management (The Complete University Guide 2022), so you can expect to benefit from extensive career support that takes a flexible approach to help boost your employability prospects.
Outside the classroom you will be able to join the University’s StartUp Sussex programme. You can receive guidance on developing business ideas, access to workshops and even the chance to receive funding for your own startup. You can also join the University’s Business Society, where you can meet and network with fellow business students.
The University of Sussex Business School is a member of the Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS), and the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD).
Hai Anh (Alice) travelled from Vietnam to study Business and Management Studies at the University of Sussex. She talks about her experience during her placement year and putting her knowledge into practice
A degree in Business and Management Studies will give you access to a variety of job opportunities. Thanks to the transferrable skills you can learn and develop, you will be a desirable asset to any organisation.
After graduation, there are a wide range of strong career prospects, with roles including:
“The School of Business, Management and Economics building is pretty awesome with advanced technology devices and first-class expertise, and the campus is really beautiful.”
from China studied International Year One Business and Management