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Year of Entry 2021/22
BA (Honours)

International Business with Foundation Year

Course in clearing
Full-time Business, management and enterprise

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


Places available in clearing

Apply for a place on this course starting in 2021. Call us now on 0330 024 6390.

Find out how you'll learn this year.

 

Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home: £9,250 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
International/EU: £13,995 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 2021
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.

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.

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

Dr Karen Quine
Dr Karen Quine

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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 (until 2023) or the Turing Scheme.

 

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.

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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 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

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

If English is not your first language you need an IELTS score of 6.0 or above, with a minimum score of 5.5 in each skill.

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 will be able to complete a placement year as part of this course. See the modules table below for further information.

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Contemporary Issues Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Introduction To Business Credits: 20 Assessment: Practical
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
Module: Foundations Of International Business Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
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 Assessment
Module: Cross Cultural Management Competencies Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Finance For Business Performance Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
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
Exam
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Business Law Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Foreign Language Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Planning Your Own Business Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Service And Retail Marketing Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Year 4

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
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
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: Coursework
Exam

Fees and funding

Home students

Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2021/22 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/EU students starting full-time study in 2021/22 is £13,995 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

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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, 267.5KB)

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