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

Year of Entry 2024/25
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BA (Honours)

International Business with Management (1 year top-up)

Become a dynamic management professional who specialises in international business, topping up your existing credits and qualifications while preparing to operate in diverse global settings.

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What is the fee? Home: £9,250 per year
International/EU: £16,655 per year
How long will I study? 1 Year
Where will I study? City Campus
What is the UCAS code? D003
When do I start? September 2024

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Course summary

  • Explore international business management in the context of current global events.
  • Understand established and future business management theory and practice.
  • Develop an agile skill set for working in international business environments.
  • Complete an applied international research project in an area you’re interested in.
  • Convert your Business Foundation degree, HND or academic credits into a full Honours degree in one year.

On this one-year level 6 top-up course, you’ll gain a degree, specialist management skills and practical international business knowledge. With a real-world business focus, you’ll enhance your skills in leadership and digital solutions, as well as your awareness of the ethical challenges international organisations are facing. When you graduate you’ll be ready to become a global business manager.

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. 

Your learning is informed by contemporary research in business and management. There’s significant collaboration with businesses and industry practitioners, equipping you with the skills you’ll need for global workplaces.

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

You learn through: 

  • Formal lectures 
  • Interactive seminars and workshops
  • Problem solving exercises
  • Simulations and learning games
  • Case study discussions
  • Small group discussions
  • Class debates
  • Individual and group presentations

Key Themes

In international business, organisations navigate different national contexts in a range of increasingly significant ways. You’ll explore international trade, cross-border investment, international entrepreneurship, global sourcing, offshoring and international strategy. These aspects are often associated with multinationals, but also involve smaller firms and entrepreneurial ventures.

You’ll study the changing nature of the international business environment and how this impacts business processes, transactions and leadership. We’ll prepare you for the diversity and complexity which accompany a globally integrated and internationally focused business environment.   

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

You’ll develop your employability skills throughout the course by applying your knowledge to international business challenges.  

Live Projects

You’ll 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 international 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. 

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

Future careers

International business graduates can perform a wide variety of roles, including:

  • 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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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.

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Academic And Professional Excellence Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Advanced International Business Credits: 40 Assessment: Coursework
Module: International Business Strategy And Practice Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: International Management Research Project Credits: 40 Assessment: Coursework

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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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)

Legal information

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

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We guarantee to find you an affordable place to live that’s close to campus and comes with all bills included

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95% of our UK graduates are in work or further study 15 months after graduating (2020/21 Graduate Outcomes Survey)

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