MSc International Business Management (Work Experience)

Year of Entry 2024/25
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MSc

International Business Management (Work Experience)

Gain valuable work experience, knowledge and skills — ready to tackle the fast-paced world of international business.

Everything you need to know...

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    What is the fee?

    Home: £10,310 or £11,810 (with work experience) for the course
    International/EU: £17,205 or £18,705 (with work experience) for the course

  • Time

    How long will I study?

    2 Years

  • Location

    Where will I study?

    City Campus

  • Date

    When do I start?

    September 2024

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    Placement year available?

    Yes


Course summary

  • Gain useful skills and industry contacts through work experience.
  • Build knowledge and intellectual abilities through an academically rigorous course of study, informed by the latest developments.
  • Develop skills, competencies and personal attributes relevant to the international business manager.
  • Strengthen independent learning, personal responsibility and initiative and develop team working skills.
  • Refine abilities in problem solving, communication and the application of information technology.

This course is open to students who have an interest in developing and furthering their knowledge on international business to meet their career aspirations. Students who apply for this course normally have a 2:1 bachelor's degree or suitable work experience.

Accredited by
  • EFMD Accredited

Sheffield Hallam University is one of only seven universities in the world to have received EPAS accreditation for an MSc in International Business Management. EPAS is a world-renowned standard for the quality of business or management programmes which have an international perspective.



Sheffield Business School accreditation

Sheffield Business School is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), placing us in the top 6% of business schools globally.

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How you learn

All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive.

On this course, you'll learn to apply and critically challenge your understanding in practical contexts, particularly during real industry work experience.

Throughout the course you will enhance your employability skills, such as communications and team-working, which are vital for rapid career development.

You learn through

  • workshops
  • traditional formal lectures
  • supporting seminars
  • problem solving exercises
  • case studies
  • individual and group presentations
  • directed learning activities
  • direct engagement with industry

This course is delivered face-to-face over three semesters - teaching is scheduled based on the length of your course and the academic calendar.

Work experience is embedded midway through your course. Your dissertation module will be submitted upon completion of your placement.

Applied learning

Work placements

Work experience is embedded on this course, providing you with a great opportunity to develop your practical skills in the UK or abroad. It also allows you to gain vital industry contacts for your future career.

We help you gain a placement by running employability workshops and have a dedicated work experience team to support you.

Live projects

The course features an international consultancy project opportunity, supported by Venture Matrix, where you carry out assessed projects based on real-world business solutions for local organisations.

The project aims to enhance your business awareness and improve your employment prospects. The opportunity to visit and communicate regularly with a company will be particularly beneficial to international students from the point of view of business engagement and real-life practical experience.

Networking opportunities

You will have access to postgraduate career development initiatives provided by SBS, for example, leadership programmes, management skills workshops, CV writing, networking opportunities and career management activities led by the SBS careers team.


Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

  • business development
  • marketing
  • human resource management
  • project management consultancy
  • trade

Previous graduates of this course have gone on to work for

  • Phoenix Precision technology
  • Taiwan
  • QPC, Singapore
  • UBIFrance
  • Sika Ltd, China
  • Sheffield Forgemasters International, UK
  • ARGOS logistics, Shanghai
  • Nissan, UK
  • Brunei Shell petroleum, Brunei
  • Pryas Consulting, India
  • GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals, Netherlands

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus through a structured mix of lectures, seminars and practical sessions as well as access to digital and online resources to support your learning.

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City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.

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Entry requirements

All students

You normally need one of the following

• a good bachelors degree from an approved degree awarding body, university or college, in a business-related field

• professional qualification(s) by examination, recognised as being the equivalent of a bachelors degree in a business-related field with additional evidence to justify the equivalence of the qualification

• a specified diploma in a business-related field that, on satisfactory completion, allows you to follow a course of study for a masters degree

If English is not your first language you will need an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum 6.0 in all skills.

You may also be able to claim credit points which can reduce the amount of time it takes to complete your qualification at Sheffield Hallam. Find out more

Additional information for EU/International students

If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page.

For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.


Modules

Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.

You can take an optional placement in year two.

Year 1

Compulsory modules

Module
Credits
Assessment
Contemporary International Management Practice
Credits 15
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Dissertation
Credits 45
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Global Supply Chain Management
Credits 15
Assessment Coursework(100%)
International Consultancy Project 2
Credits 15
Assessment Coursework(100%)
International Entrepreneurship
Credits 15
Assessment Coursework(100%)
International Financial Management
Credits 15
Assessment Coursework(100%)
International Strategic Management
Credits 15
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Principles Of International Business
Credits 15
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Research Methods In International Business
Credits 15
Assessment Coursework(100%)

Elective modules

Module
Credits
Assessment
Export Management Sme's Perspective
Credits 15
Assessment Coursework(100%)
French And Research Specialism 1
Credits 15
Assessment Coursework(100%)
French And Research Specialism 2
Credits 15
Assessment Coursework(100%)
French And Research Specialism 3
Credits 15
Assessment Coursework(100%)
French And Research Specialism 4
Credits 15
Assessment Coursework(100%)
French And Research Specialism 5
Credits 15
Assessment Coursework(100%)
French And Research Specialism 6A
Credits 15
Assessment Coursework(100%)
German And Research Specialism 1
Credits 15
Assessment Coursework(100%)
German And Research Specialism 2
Credits 15
Assessment Coursework(100%)
German And Research Specialism 3
Credits 15
Assessment Coursework(100%)
German And Research Specialism 4
Credits 15
Assessment Coursework(100%)
German And Research Specialism 5
Credits 15
Assessment Coursework(100%)
German And Research Specialism 6A
Credits 15
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Global Human Resource Management
Credits 15
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Global Marketing
Credits 15
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Italian And Research Specialism 1
Credits 15
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Italian And Research Specialism 2
Credits 15
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Italian And Research Specialism 3
Credits 15
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Managing Global Alliances
Credits 15
Assessment Coursework(75%) , Practical(25%)
Spanish And Research Specialism 1
Credits 15
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Spanish And Research Specialism 2
Credits 15
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Spanish And Research Specialism 3
Credits 15
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Spanish And Research Specialism 4
Credits 15
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Spanish And Research Specialism 5
Credits 15
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Spanish And Research Specialism 6A
Credits 15
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Final year

Compulsory modules

Module
Credits
Assessment
Msc Placement
Credits -
Assessment

Fees and funding

Home students

Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time study in 2024/25 is £10,310 for the course without work experience placement or £11,810 with work experience placement.

If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

International students

Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2024/25 is £17,205 for the course without work experience placement or £18,705 with work experience placement.

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Additional course costs

This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

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Any offer of a place to study is subject to your acceptance of the University’s Terms and Conditions and Student Regulations.

 

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You apply for this course via our online application form.

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