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Year of Entry 2019/20
BA (Honours)

International Business with Foundation Year

Course full
Full-time Business and management

Gain a degree in international business, with an initial foundation year to prepare for the course.


This course is now full for 2019

Sorry, there are no places left on this course starting in 2019.

Please see our other undergraduate courses with places available.

 

Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home/EU: £9,250 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
International: £13,250 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
How long will I study? 4/5 Years
Where will I study? City Campus
What are the entry requirements? 48 UCAS points through Clearing
What is the UCAS code? A062
When do I start? September 2019
Placement year available? Yes

Course summary

  • Prepare for the degree with an extra foundation year at the start.
  • Develop specialist expertise by studying key international business topics.
  • Apply your knowledge and skills to real-life business projects.
  • Study a foreign language to improve your employability.

This course will provide you with the theoretical knowledge, practical understanding and skills required to pursue a variety of careers in international business or management in both large and small organisations.

How you learn

The course is suitable if you don't meet the entry requirements for our BA (Hons) International Business course, or you want extra preparation before starting degree-level study. You share the first year with other Sheffield Business School foundation year students, then move on to the degree.

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.

In the foundation year, you'll study wider business topics, while specialising in your chosen subject area. You'll learn useful skills such as academic writing, work in diverse teams and learn to utilise a wide variety of data sources. In doing so, you'll fully prepare yourself for undergraduate study.

Course leaders and tutors

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Michael Crone
Senior Lecturer In International Business

Applied learning

Work placements

You will have the opportunity to arrange a year-long work placement between your third and fourth years. This gives you real-world experience to prepare you for your future career. Due to our strong relationships with regional, national and international employers, we can help you to secure a great placement opportunity and support you while you are there, and salaries of up to £22,000 are possible. If you study abroad or do your work placement in another European country there may be funding available through the Erasmus programme.

Previous students have gained work placements with organisations including

  • Carlsberg UK
  • Experian
  • GE Capital Solutions
  • IBM UK
  • Janssen Pharmaceuticals
  • Lloyds Banking Group
  • Metropolitan Police
  • Microsoft UK
  • Nestle UK
  • Nissan Motors
  • Unilever
  • Vauxhall Motors
  • Walt Disney Company
  • If you do not take a work placement, you can still gain valuable work experience through an international consultancy project during your final year.

    Networking opportunities

    You have an academic and professional adviser to support your progress and help you develop your academic skills. You can also join the student-led International Business and Economics Society to meet others and discuss and debate current events in the economy and business world. The society arranges social events and hosts guest lectures by academic experts and industry practitioners.


    Future careers

    This course prepares you for a career as an

    • account manager
    • advertising executive
    • business analyst
    • business developer
    • buyer
    • distribution manager
    • events coordinator
    • logistics manager
    • management consultant
    • marketing communication executive
    • market research analyst
    • press executive
    • project manager
    • product manager
    • recruitment consultant
    • retail manager
    • sales director

    Previous graduates of this course have gone on to work for

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

    Where will I study?

    You study at City Campus

    City Campus

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

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    Location

    Howard Street
    Sheffield
    S1 1WB

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    Entry requirements

    All students

    GCSEs Maths at grade D or 3 and English Language or Literature grade D or 3.

    48 UCAS points, including 24 points from one full A level, or equivalent, or an alternative qualification such as an Access 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

    The modules for 2019/20 may vary to those given below, which are for academic year 2018/19

    You can take an optional placement in year three.

    Year 1

    Compulsory modules
    Module Credits Assessment
    Module: Contemporary Issues Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
    Module: Introduction To Business Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
    Module: Organisation Management And Delivery 1 Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
    Module: Organisation Management And Delivery 2 Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
    Module: Self And Stakeholder Management Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
    Module: The Practice Of Business Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

    Year 2

    Compulsory modules
    Module Credits Assessment
    Module: Data Analysis For Business Decisions Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
    Module: Economics For Business Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
    Exam
    Module: Foundations Of International Business Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
    Exam
    Module: People And Organisations In Context Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
    Exam
    Module: Professional Skills For International Business Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
    Elective modules
    Module Credits Assessment
    Module: Customers And Markets Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
    Exam
    Module: Foreign Language Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

    Year 3

    Compulsory modules
    Module Credits
    Module: Cross Cultural Management Competencies Credits: 20
    Module: Financial Fluency For Management Decision Making Credits: 20
    Module: International Entrepreneurship Credits: 20
    Module: Managing International Business Credits: 20
    Module: Multinational Enterprises And Foreign Direct Investment Credits: 20
    Elective modules
    Module Credits
    Module: Business In Practice Credits: 20
    Module: Business Law Credits: 20
    Module: Foreign Language Credits: 20
    Module: Planning Your Own Business Credits: 20
    Module: Service And Retail Marketing Credits: 20

    Year 4

    Compulsory 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: 20 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 2019/20 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 2019/20 is £13,250 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

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    Financial support for home/EU students

    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.

    Additional costs for Business and management courses (PDF)

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