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Year of Entry 2020/21
MSc

International Business Management

Further develop knowledge, skills and competencies relevant and transferable to companies that have international aspects to their operations.


Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home/EU: £8,240 or £9,065 (with work experience) for the course
International: £13,905 or £15,450 (with work experience) for the course
How long will I study? 1 Year / 15 Months
Where will I study? City Campus
When do I start? September 2020
January 2021

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Course summary

  • Build knowledge and intellectual abilities through an academically rigorous course of study, informed by the latest developments.
  • Develop skills, competencies and personal attributes relevant to the international business manager.
  • Strengthen independent learning, personal responsibility and initiative and develop team working skills.
  • Refine abilities in problem solving, communication and the application of information technology.

This course is open to students who have an interest in developing and furthering their knowledge on international business to meet their career aspirations. Students who apply for this course normally have a 2:1 bachelor's degree or suitable work experience.

Graduate View
Tarek at Graduation

‘This course provides you with a strong foundation from which to understand the operations of business on a global scale. As part of my dissertation project, I interviewed key political and business figures in Yemen. I was consequently invited to partake in a parliamentary discussion with British MPs about Yemen's civil war. This lead to an opportunity to work for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.’

Tarek Al-Yafei, MSc International Business Management, 2018 graduate


How you learn

Watch lecturer Dr Rondy De Silva talk about International Business at Sheffield Hallam University.

You learn through

  • work experience
  • workshops
  • traditional formal lectures
  • supporting seminars
  • problem solving exercises
  • case studies
  • individual and group presentations
  • directed learning activities
  • direct engagement with industry

Applied learning

Work placements

The work experience part of the course includes: business simulations, an international consultancy project, visits to companies and organisations and guest speakers. These opportunities give you the chance to develop your practical skills in a real world setting.

Live projects

The course features an international consultancy project opportunity, supported by Venture Matrix, where you carry out assessed projects based on real-world business solutions for local organisations.

The project aims to enhance your business awareness and improve your employment prospects. The opportunity to visit and communicate regularly with a company will be particularly beneficial to international students from the point of view of business engagement and real-life practical experience.

Networking opportunities

You will have access to postgraduate career development initiatives provided by SBS, for example, leadership programmes, management skills workshops, CV writing, networking opportunities and career management activities led by the SBS careers team.


Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

  • business development
  • marketing
  • human resource management
  • project management consultancy
  • trade
  • Some students return home to apply their expertise in family firms.
  • A small number of the highest academic achievers may continue their education through PhD study.

Previous graduates of this course have gone on to work for

  • Phoenix Precision technology
  • Taiwan
  • QPC, Singapore
  • UBIFrance
  • Sika Ltd, China
  • Sheffield Forgemasters International, UK
  • ARGOS logistics, Shanghai
  • Nissan, UK
  • Brunei Shell petroleum, Brunei
  • Pryas Consulting, India
  • GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals, Netherlands

Accreditation

Sheffield Hallam University is one of only seven universities in the world to have received EPAS accreditation for an MSc in International Business Management. EPAS is a world-renowned standard for the quality of business or management programmes which have an international perspective.

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
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S1 1WB

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Entry requirements

All students

You normally need one of the following

• a good bachelors degree from an approved degree awarding body, university or college, in a business-related field

• professional qualification(s) by examination, recognised as being the equivalent of a bachelors degree in a business-related field with additional evidence to justify the equivalence of the qualification

• a specified diploma in a business-related field that, on satisfactory completion, allows you to follow a course of study for a masters degree

You may also be able to claim credit points which can reduce the amount of time it takes to complete your qualification at Sheffield Hallam. Find out more

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.

Modules studied may differ depending on when you start your course.

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Contemporary International Management Practice Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Dissertation Credits: 45 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Global Supply Chain Management Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: International Consultancy Project 2 Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: International Entrepreneurship Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: International Financial Management Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: International Strategic Management Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Principles Of International Business Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Research Methods In International Business Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Generic Research Specialism Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Global Human Resource Management Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Global Marketing Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Managing Global Alliances Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Practical

Fees and funding

Home/EU students

Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time study in 2020/21 is £8,240 for the course without work experience placement or £9,065 with work experience placement.

† 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 2020/21 is £13,905 for the course without work experience placement or £15,450 with work experience placement.

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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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How do I apply?

You apply for this course via our online application form.

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