BA (Honours) International Business (European Partnership Programme)

Year of Entry 2024/25
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BA (Honours)

International Business (European Partnership Programme)

Course in clearing Full-time Business, management and enterprise

Immerse yourself in international business and global opportunities by studying in the UK, France and Spain to gain three separate degree awards.

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Apply for a place on this course starting in 2024. Get started with our online form, or call 0330 024 6390.

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We are unable to accept applications from international students through clearing. Please complete our international application form instead.


Everything you need to know...

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    What is the fee?

    Home: See fees section below
    International/EU: £16,655 per year

  • Time

    How long will I study?

    4 Years

  • Location

    Where will I study?

    City Campus

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  • Date

    When do I start?

    September 2024

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Course summary

  • Broaden your cultural awareness by living and learning in Paris, Barcelona and Sheffield.
  • Understand established and developing theory and practice in international business.
  • Explore cross-cultural management, global entrepreneurship and market entry strategies.
  • Develop an agile skill set for working in international business environments.
  • Study in the UK, France and Spain, and gain three separate degree awards. 

This challenging course is for those who love to explore new cultures, discover global business opportunities and make a difference in the world. By studying key international business concepts in three separate countries, you’ll gain three separate degree awards and an instant advantage wherever you choose to start your career.

Take a unique opportunity to study at three prestige AACSB-accredited business schools in three different European cities.

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.

Based in the Sheffield Business School, you’ll join a global community where business leaders, researchers and business students all come together to solve problems and make things better. 

You’ll have the opportunity to spend a semester in Paris at IÉSEG School of Management  during your first and second years, followed by a full year in Barcelona at IQS School of Management in your third year. You’ll gain first hand exposure to diverse cultural and business environments, deepening your understanding of French and Spanish culture and practices.

This structured approach ensures you receive a comprehensive understanding of international business dynamics, equipping you with the knowledge and skills needed to excel in today's interconnected and dynamic global marketplace.

Expert tutors bring current research into their modules by including insights from their own research and drawing on cutting-edge knowledge from the wider international business field. By its very nature, the course has a truly international perspective across all levels.

You learn through:

  • Lectures and seminars
  • Interactive workshops
  • Small group supervision meetings
  • Individual drop in meetings
  • Guest lectures
  • Digitally enabled learning
  • Problem-solving exercises
  • Simulations and learning games
  • Case study discussions
  • Class debates, individual and group presentations

Key themes

The themes and learning materials on the course are selected to represent a diversity of global contexts and perspectives. Informed by contemporary academic research in international business, you’ll focus on the applied and practical issues organisations face, including the digital solutions they use.

You’ll collaborate with business organisations and industry practitioners, equipping you with the skills you’ll need in the workplace.

On several key modules, you’ll have opportunities to tailor your learning experience, including the flexibility to choose assessment tasks that align with your preferences and goals.

The assessment is rooted in the real-world contexts faced by firms. There is a variety of assessment formats used such as written reports, essays, individual/group presentations, self-reflective tasks, exams, and in-class tests. 

Course Support

Throughout your learning journey, you’ll experience a range of dedicated support, such as:

  • Access to our unique student support triangle to help with your personal, academic and career development.
  • Access to our Skills Centre with one-to-ones, webinars and online resources.
  • Free office and studio space, expert workshops, freelance opportunities and a vast business network ready for you to tap into.
  • Career support for up to five years after graduating.

Course leaders and tutors

Giulio L Giusti
Giulio L Giusti
Senior Lecturer in Modern Languages & European Cinema

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Applied learning

We think the best way to learn something is to do it in the real world. This guides everything we do at Sheffield Business School – and is an ethos we share with our European partners.


You’ll have the opportunity to undertake a work placement in the UK before your fourth year of study. This gives you valuable work experience to prepare you for your future career.

We have a dedicated support team who will help and support you to arrange your work placement. 

Study Abroad

We’ll encourage and support you to study abroad in France and Spain at our partner institutions to help embed and expand your understanding, fostering a truly global perspective essential for success in today's global business landscape.

Live projects

Some modules include applied project work, where you’ll work with external clients, organisations, business practitioners and other partners.

You’ll also develop your entrepreneurial awareness as part of the course. This includes focusing on practical issues such as networking, business modelling and financing – as well as commercialising entrepreneurial ideas.

These skills are supported by a live consultancy project, where you’ll liaise with a client company and deliver a group project to their brief.

Field trips

We offer trips to a variety of organisations, including local small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and multinationals with operations in the UK. These are great chances to see the types of environments you may be working within in the future.

Networking opportunities

You can connect with employers through Careers Days and guest lectures – gaining valuable insights into the challenges that real-world businesses are facing. You may also be able to network with previous graduates who share their experiences while empathising with the stage you’re at in your career.

We’ll also encourage you to take part in competitions, with prizes available for strong projects and inspirational students.

Future careers

Graduates of International Business can perform a wide variety of interesting roles, such as:

  • Business and market development
  • Market research
  • Business analysis
  • Marketing communications and advertising
  • Purchasing, logistics/distribution and supply chain management
  • Export coordination
  • Consultancy
  • Account, brand, product and project management

Previous international business graduates have gone on to work for:

  • Allianz
  • Bloomberg
  • Centrica
  • Cisco
  • Cooperative Bank
  • Experian
  • Fujitsu
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • GE Money
  • IBM UK
  • Janssen Pharmaceuticals
  • National Grid
  • Norwich Union
  • Pirelli
  • Rolls-Royce
  • Royal Bank of Scotland
  • SAP
  • SSE
  • Telefónica UK (O2)
  • Tesco

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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Equipment and facilities

In Sheffield, you’ll study in world-class learning facilities, such as specialist labs, design studios, practice facilities, simulation environments, our award-winning enterprise centre and a 24/7 library.

Our partner institutions in France and Spain are: 

  • IÉSEG School of Management in Paris
  • IQS School of Management in Barcelona

You’ll have access to specialist equipment and resources, such as:

  • Software to develop entrepreneurial ideas, such as Sandpit
  • Business gamification simulation equipment 
  • Access to networks to develop a business idea or start your own busines.

As part of our campus masterplan, we’re developing a brand new, net-zero-ready building right at the heart of the city centre. 

You’ll benefit from dedicated business facilities such as a business lounge, trading floor and languages hub, plus plenty of room to study in social learning spaces, seminar rooms and PC labs – all set in 400 square metres of stunning green space, where you can socialise, eat, relax and study.

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Entry requirements

All students

We will offer flexibility on our usual entry requirements for clearing applicants. Please call us on 0330 024 6390 to discuss your options and apply.

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'.


Important notice: The structure of this course is periodically reviewed and enhanced to provide the best possible learning experience for our students and ensure ongoing compliance with any professional, statutory and regulatory body standards. Module structure, content, delivery and assessment may change, but we expect the focus of the course and the learning outcomes to remain as described above. Following any changes, updated module information will be published on this page.

Year 1

Compulsory modules

Economic Environment For International Business
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Foundations Of Business
Credits 40
Assessment Coursework(80%) , Practical(20%)
International Business Study Abroad Paris
Credits 60
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Year 2

Compulsory modules

Global Entrepreneurship
Credits 40
Assessment Coursework(100%)
International Business Study Abroad Paris
Credits 60
Assessment Coursework(100%)

Elective modules

Business In Emerging Markets
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Managing And Developing People In Diverse Contexts
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)
The Digital Customer Experience
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Year 3

Compulsory modules

International Business European Partnership Programme - Internship
Credits -
Assessment Coursework(100%)
International Business Study Abroad Barcelona
Credits 120
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Final year

Compulsory modules

Advanced International Business
Credits 40
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Consultancy Project In International Business
Credits 40
Assessment Coursework(100%)
International Business Strategy And Practice
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)

Elective modules

Contemporary Leadership In Context
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Dynamic Issues In International Business
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Marketing In A Global Context
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)

Fees and funding

Home students

Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2024/25 is £9,250 per year. These fees are regulated by the UK government and are therefore subject to changes in government policy. During your year of study abroad in Year 3 you will pay a reduced fee of £1,385. The tuition fee displayed above is for the full course. If the full course is more than one year in duration, the fee will be divided into annual payments which will then be rounded. This may mean the total fee you pay is slightly higher than the fee stated above. If you take a break in study or have to re-take part of the course, you may also be charged an additional fee and will be notified of this at the time.

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 £16,655 per year.

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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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