MBA Master of Business Administration

University of Sussex Business School
1-2 years
Full time/part time
Scholarships available
January 2023

About this program

MBA Master of Business Administration

Become an effectivebusiness leader withideas that matter andthe skills to puttheminto practice. The Sussex MBA is built on four pillars to help you develop the leadership needed in today’s disrupted business environment:

  • digital work –themove to digital technologies and virtual work environments
  • innovation – develop new strategies to adapt to disrupted environments
  • resilience – ensure employee wellbeing and the sustainability of business models
  • policy – lobby and influence policy-makers at local, regional and national levels.

Guided by leading academics and industry experts, you’ll gain a range of management and leadership skills. You’ll develop your critical and strategic thinking, and learn to apply cutting-edge business theory in practice.

Students on our MBA come from all over the world and have experience in a range of industries. This diversity helps open up new ways of thinking. Through teamwork you’ll delve into cross-cutting themes in the world of business.

Our flexible study options allow you to fit the course around your work and personal life.

Admission requirements

UK requirements

Degree requirements

You should have a lower second-class (2.2) undergraduate honours degree or above.

Subject-specific requirements

You must have at least three years management experience in a professional work environment.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic)

Standard level (6.0 overall, including at least 5.5 in each component).

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

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Program content

Core modules

Autumn teaching

  • Economic, Social, Political and Cultural Environment - Understanding Business Environments
  • Managing Operations and Quality (MBA)
  • Managing People and Organisations
  • Marketing Management (MBA)

Spring teaching

  • Accounting and Financial Management (MBA)
  • Leadership and Personal Development

Summer teaching

  • Applied Research Methods
  • Strategy

Scholarships & funding

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


  • Home students: £23,000
  • Channel Islands and Isle of Man students: £23,000
  • International students: £23,000



  • Accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA).
  • Accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI)

Career paths

Our MBA is for you if you’re interested in mid-career development or want a general management qualification. MBA graduates are eligible for a Level 7 Strategic Management and Leadership Diploma from the Chartered Management Institute.

You’ll be able to:

  • understand different approaches to business administration
  • provide the leadership needed to manage in today’s disrupted business environment, particularly in the areas of digital work, innovation, resilience and policy
  • apply a critical evaluation of these approaches to current problems and/or new insights at the forefront of your field
  • apply these methods to make sound professional judgements, and to be able to communicate these clearly to specialist and non-specialist audiences
  • demonstrate originality, self-direction and autonomy in planning and implementing business administration in organisations.

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University of Sussex Business School

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University of Sussex Business School

9SL, Jubilee Building
BN19SN Falmer
United Kingdom

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