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Year of Entry 2021/22
MSc

International Business and Human Resource Management

Tackle the complexities of global HR and international business on this challenging multidisciplinary course.


Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home: £9,340 for the course
International/EU: £14,460 for the course
How long will I study? 1 Year
Where will I study? City Campus
When do I start? September 2021

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Course summary

  • Gain useful practical experience and solid theoretical expertise.
  • Develop the skills you need to pursue an exciting career.
  • Engage and network with real organisations via a live consultancy project.
  • Strengthen your independent learning, personal responsibility and initiative.
  • Attain the teamworking skills you need to successfully collaborate and communicate with others.

On this course, you'll approach your studies from a global perspective, and think about how business and HR is conducted across cultures and borders. Upon graduation, you'll be ready to apply for a range of exciting careers across the globe.

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Sheffield Business School is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), placing us in the top 5% of business schools globally.

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How you learn

Watch lecturer Dr Rondy De Silva talk about International Business at Sheffield Hallam University.

Studying a range of topics through different learning methods, you’ll think about how international organisations approach human resource management.

You study international business topics such as globalisation, multinational enterprises, cross-cultural management, international strategy, and global supply chains. In terms of the course’s HR strand, you’ll look at areas such as human resource contexts and strategies, and international employee relations.

Our large and diverse teaching team combines practical industry experience and academic research expertise. This enables us to offer a course that blends real-world understanding and relevance with advanced subject knowledge and a truly international perspective.

You learn through

  • lectures
  • seminars
  • workshops
  • live projects
  • simulations
  • peer learning
  • independent study

Course leaders and tutors

Dr. Rondy De Silva
Dr. Rondy De Silva
Senior Lecturer

Rondy de Silva a senior lecturer in International Business at the Sheffield Business School and also holds the role of International Recruitment Manager

Applied learning

Live projects

The course features an international consultancy project opportunity, supported by Venture Matrix, in which you carry out assessed projects based on real-world business solutions for local, national or global 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-world experience.

There are also business simulations throughout the course. These opportunities give you the chance to develop your practical skills in a real world setting.

Networking opportunities

We have a dynamic, student-led HR Network, which provides excellent opportunities for sharing experience with alumni, sponsors, business leaders, human resource managers and consultants.

Field trips

There are field trips and site visits on the course to demonstrate the business environment, and allow for useful real-world experiences and insight.


Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in :

  • account management
  • advertising
  • business development
  • retail buying
  • consultancy
  • marketing
  • human resource management
  • logistics management
  • management consultancy
  • market research analysis
  • product management
  • project management
  • retail management

Previous graduates of similar courses, such as MSc Human Resource Management have gone on to work for :

  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Tesco
  • HSBC
  • Bluebell Hospice
  • Cleveland Constabulary
  • First Mainline
  • various public sector organisations
  • Royal Mail
  • Carrefour
  • Lenovo
  • International Hilton Hotels

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus through a structured mix of online lessons and face-to-face teaching with access to digital and online resources to support your learning.

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Entry requirements

All students

Good degree (minimum second class honours) or international equivalent, normally in a business-related subject

If English is not your first language you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 overall and a minimum of 5.5 in all skills, or a recognised equivalent.

Work experience will be considered. Exceptionally, candidates with insufficient academic qualifications but extensive relevant employment and managerial experience will be considered for admission to the course, if, in the opinion of the course leader, there is sufficient evidence to indicate that the individual has the potential to successfully complete the chosen course of study. 

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. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.

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.

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Comparative Approaches To International Employee Relations Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Practical
Module: Contemporary International Management Practice Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Dissertation: International Human Resource Management Credits: 45 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Global Supply Chain Management Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: International Consultancy Project 2 Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: International Strategic Management Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Principles Of International Business Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Research Methods Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: The Context Of Human Resource Management Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Information And Financial Management For Hr Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Organisational Ethics And Corporate Social Responsibility Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework

Fees and funding

Home students

Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time study in 2021/22 is £9,340 for the course.

† 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 2021/22 is £14,460 for the course.

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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.

Additional costs for Business, management and enterprise courses (PDF)

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How do I apply?

You apply for this course via our online application form.

Apply for September 2021

You can also use the application form above to apply for future years of entry. If you require an alternate version of the application form, please email directadmissions@shu.ac.uk.

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