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Year of Entry 2020/21
BA (Honours)

International Business (2 year top-up)

Develop your knowledge and understanding of the global business environment and the challenges and practicalities of doing business internationally.


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What is the fee? Home/EU: £9,250 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
International: £13,650 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
How long will I study? 2 / 3 Years
Where will I study? City Campus
What is the UCAS code? N1N1
When do I start? September 2020
Placement year available? Yes

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Course summary

  • Top up your existing foundation degree or other qualifications to full honours level
  • Develop specialist expertise in a range of key topics, while also studying general areas of business
  • Apply your knowledge through a real-world business consultancy project

Studying international business provides you with the knowledge, practical understanding and skills required to pursue a variety of careers in international business or management at large and small organisations. You develop specialist expertise in international business by studying key topics such as globalisation and emerging economics, multinational enterprises, cross-cultural management, international strategy, and global supply chains.

Student view
Jade Kiddy

‘My course is absolutely great. I’m gaining such a broad understanding of business and international affairs. My course leader is brilliant and a real advocate of accessible and interesting learning.’
Jade Kiddy, BA (Honours) International Business

How you learn

This course is based on the final two years of our BA (Honours) International Business and enables you to top up your current qualification to an honours degree. As well as developing your international business expertise, you gain and enhance the key skills that are valued by employers, such as research, analysis, critical thinking, report writing, team-working and delivering presentations. You also study more general areas of business, such as marketing, finance and organisational behaviour, and you have the option to study a foreign language.

You learn through

  • coursework
  • examinations
  • real-world projects

Course leaders and tutors

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Michael Crone
Senior Lecturer In International Business
Dr Paul Allan
Dr Paul Allan
Course Leader and Work Planner in International Business

Dr Paul Allan is a Course Leader and Work Planner working in International Business within the Sheffield Business School. Paul maintains a strong academic profile, h … Read more

Applied learning

This course is based on the final two years of our BA (Honours) International Business and enables you to top up your current qualification to an honours degree. As well as developing your international business expertise, you gain and enhance the key skills that are valued by employers, such as research, analysis, critical thinking, report writing, team-working, delivering presentations. You also study more general areas of business, such as marketing, finance and organisational behaviour, and you have the option to study a foreign language.

You learn through

  • coursework
  • examinations
  • real-world projects
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Future careers

  • account management
  • advertising
  • business analysis and developemnt
  • distribution and logistics management
  • events coordinating
  • management consultancy
  • marketing communication
  • market research analysis
  • project management
  • recruitment consultancy

Previous graduates of this course have gone on to work for

  • Allianz
  • Bloomberg
  • Centrica
  • Cisco
  • Cooperative Bank
  • Fujitsu
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • IBM UK
  • National Grid
  • Pirelli
  • Rolls Royce

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus

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Howard Street
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S1 1WB

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Entry requirements

All students

Typically you need:

• 120 year one credits with at least an overall merit from a relevant business HND, foundation degree or equivalent. Your qualification should include relevant international business-related content in year one

or

• 120 year one credits with a minimum overall mark of 55 per cent from a relevant business degree. Your qualification should include relevant international business-related content in year one

You can find information on making sense of UCAS tariff points here and use the UCAS tariff calculator to work out your points.

If English is not your first language you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 or above, with a minimum score of 5.5 in each skill. If your English language skill is currently below IELTS 6.0 we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English score.

We welcome applications from people of any age. There may be some flexibility in entry requirements provided you have other relevant learning or experience. This must show that you will benefit from and successfully finish the course.

Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 at the point of enrolment.

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.

You can take an optional placement in year 2.

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Academic And Professional Development Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: English For Business And Academic Purposes Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Financial Fluency For Management Decision Making Credits: 20 Assessment: Exam
Module: International Entrepreneurship Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Managing International Business Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Multinational Enterprises And Foreign Direct Investment Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
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Year 2

Optional modules
Module Credits
Module: Placement Year Credits: -

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Contemporary Issues In International Business Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Global Governance In International Business Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Global Supply Chain Management Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: International Business Consultancy Project Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: International Strategy Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Business In The European Economy Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Contemporary Issues In Marketing Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Foreign Language Credits: 10 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Global Financial Markets Credits: 20 Assessment: Exam

Fees and funding

Home/EU students

Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2020/21 is £9,250 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

† 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 students starting full-time study in 2020/21 is £13,650 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

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How tuition fees work, student loans and other financial support available.

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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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