BA (Honours) International Business with Finance (1 year top-up)

Year of Entry 2024/25
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BA (Honours)

International Business with Finance (1 year top-up)

Become a specialist business and finance professional with a global perspective while topping up your existing qualification into a full honours degree.

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    What is the fee?

    Home: £9,250 per year
    International/EU: £16,655 per year

  • Time

    How long will I study?

    1 Year

  • Location

    Where will I study?

    City Campus

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  • Date

    When do I start?

    September 2024

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Course summary

  • Explore international business and finance in the context of current global events.
  • Understand established and future theory and practice in both business and finance.
  • Develop an agile skill set for working in the international business environment.
  • Take on an individual project to research an area of international business.
  • Convert your Business Foundation degree, HND or academic credits into a full Honours degree in one year.

Join a global community where business leaders, researchers and students network and collaborate at the Sheffield Business School. On this one-year BA International Business with Finance top-up course, you’ll develop specialised knowledge that fuses the complexities of international business with finance, markets and risk. You’ll graduate with a full honours degree and the skills for a wide range of global roles.

Sheffield Business School accreditation

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.

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 7,000 business students all come together to solve problems and make things better. 

Our academic experts are highly skilled professionals, bringing their cutting-edge knowledge and industry research into the classroom.

You learn through:

  • Lectures and seminars
  • Problem-solving exercises
  • Simulations and learning games
  • Dedicated tutor support
  • Guest lectures
  • Live consultancy projects
  • Group and individual presentations
  • Case study discussions
  • Small group discussions

Key Themes

On this course you’ll study the changing nature of the international business environment and how this impacts business processes, transactions and leadership. You’ll also focus on financial aspects such as markets, risk and the sources of finance. 

This coverage of two discipline areas will give you a broad focus for the sectors and roles in which you may later work. We’ll prepare you for the diversity and complexity which accompany a globally integrated and internationally focused business environment. 

On somel 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.

Course Support

We’ll support your transition into level 6 study with guidance on how to present information, how to critically evaluate issues and how to work within teams. We also offer study skills support for international students. 

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

Shingairai Masango
Shingairai Masango
Yorkshire Accelerator Lead

Dr Shinga Masango is a senior lecturer in International Business at Sheffield Hallam University and the Yorkshire (Y) Accelerator Lead

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. 

Live Projects

Through our partnerships with leading businesses and industry experts, we offer you valuable opportunities to gain hands-on work experience, build your network and acquire the essential skills demanded in the workplace. 

You’ll also gain skills by completing an International Management Research Project. From leadership and finance to cross-cultural management and sustainable development, you’ll take an in-depth focus on a particular theme of business and management.

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.

You can also join the student-led International Business Society or the Sheffield Hallam Finance and Banking Society to discuss and debate current events in the economic and business world. The society arranges social events and hosts guest lectures by academic experts and industry practitioners.

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

Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in a vast range of sectors and career paths, such as:

  • Business and market development; 
  • Market research 
  • Business analysis 
  • Marketing communications and advertising; purchasing
  • Logistics and supply chain management
  • Export coordination
  • Consultancy
  • Brand and management
  • 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

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.

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

  • Software applications including Microsoft Office 
  • Video making hardware and software via the library and AppsAnywhere 
  • Business gamification simulation equipment 
  • Meeting spaces for team working 
  • Access to networks to develop a business idea or starting your own business 

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.

Entry requirements

All students

Normally 120 credits at Level 4 and 120 credits at Level 5 (i.e. a total of 240 credits) from any business, international business or other relevant qualifications. Students will have normally studied a qualification with relevant content at Level 4 and Level 5. Students whose first language is not English will need to demonstrate the entry requirements of the course to which they apply as well as meet the English competence requirements of an overall IELTS score of 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each of the four skills); or equivalent.

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'.


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.

Final year

Compulsory modules

Academic And Professional Excellence
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)
International Business Strategy And Practice
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)
International Management Research Project
Credits 40
Assessment Coursework(100%)
International Strategic Financial Management
Credits 40
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.

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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Financial support for home/EU students

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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, 188.2KB)

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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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Why choose us?

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We are Gold rated in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) for the outstanding quality of our teaching and student outcomes

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94% of our management graduates are in work or further study fifteen months after graduating

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Graduate from Sheffield Business School – rated in the top 5% globally for excellence in teaching and research

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