BSc (Hons) Business and Management Studies (with a Professional Placement Year)

University of Sussex Business School
4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
September 2023

About this program

BSc (Hons) Business and Management Studies (with a Professional Placement Year)

Join a Business School with innovative approaches to management,and research excellence in areas such as the future of work and the digital workplace. You’ll develop the skills and confidence to succeed in business and become a leader of tomorrow.

This course will fully prepare you fora management career while offering a wide range of options so you can tailor your degree to your career path. You have the opportunity to apply for a year in industry where you can put your knowledge into practice. We have a wide range of well-established partnerships with businesses including local, London-based, and international companies.

Whether you want to work in general or specialist management roles, marketing, social enterprise, human resources or start your own business, our flexible approach will boost your employability prospects.You also benefitfrom having an Academic Success Adviser who can help you with academic study skills including critical thinking, presenting, academic writing and note-making.On this degree you can also spend time enriching your experience by exploring different disciplines from across the university.

Admission requirements

UK requirements

Typical A-level offer: ABB-BBB

Contextual A-level offer: BBC-BCC

GCSEs: You must have GCSE (or equivalent) Mathematics, with at least grade 4 (or grade C). You should also have a broad range of GCSEs grade 9-4 (A*-C), including good grades in relevant subjects.

Extended Project Qualification: We take the EPQ into account when considering your application and it can be useful in the summer when your results are released if you have narrowly missed the conditions of your offer. We do not routinely include the EPQ in the conditions of your offer but we sometimes offer alternative conditions that include the EPQ

International requirements

International Baccalaureate

Typical offer 30 -32 points overall from the full IB Diploma.

European Baccalaureate

Typical offer Overall result of at least 75% to 77%.

Additional requirements

You must have a good level of Mathematics.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic)

6.0 overall, including at least5.5 in each component

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website

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Program content

Year 1

Autumn teaching

  • Digital, Data and Decision-Making Skills
  • Introduction to Business and Management
  • Introduction to Economics

Spring teaching

  • Introduction to Accounting, Management
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Principles of Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management

Year 2

Autumn teaching

  • Managing Operations
  • Managing Projects and Technologies for Business Students

Year 3

Autumn teaching

  • Research Methods for Managers
  • Strategy

Spring teaching

  • Corporate Social Responsibility, Sustainability and Business Ethics

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please visit the university website for more information.


Please visit the university website for more information about tuition fees



  • Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) for the purpose of exemption from some professional examinations through the Accredited degree accelerated route.

Career paths

Join the University of Sussex Business School and benefit from extensive career support and business connections, including mentoring by employers, networking, guest lecturers and development ofessential workplace skills.

You’ll develop the business skills for a range of careers, including marketing and retail management, social enterprise, and human resources – and be ready to join the next generation of business leaders.

Outside the classroom you can join our StartUp Sussex programme where you benefit from workshops from consultants in the Sussex Innovation Centre, guidance on developing business ideas, and the chance to win StartUp funding. You can also join the Business Society and join like-minded students who have an interest in business.

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