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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: £7,500 or £8,780 for the course †
International: £13,250 or £14,750 for the course
How long will I study? 1 year/15 Months
Where will I study? City Campus
When do I start? September, January

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.


How you learn

This course aims to equip you with an understanding of the various pedagogical approaches you will encounter during your postgraduate studies.

You learn through

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

Course leaders and tutors

Dr. Rondy De Silva
Dr. Rondy De Silva
Senior Lecturer

Rondy de Silva a senior lecturer in International Business at the Sheffield Business School and also holds the role of International Recruitment Manager

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
Sheffield
S1 1WB

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Entry requirements

UK 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

Work experience route

If English is not your first language you will need an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum 6.0 in all skills.

Non work experience route

If English is not your first language you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum 5.5 in all skills.

If your English language skill is currently below the required level we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English level.

If you do not meet these criteria you can apply for the Graduate Certificate International Pre-Masters in Business and English. This is a pre-masters course that gives you the opportunity to improve your English language skills and business knowledge. After passing this diploma we automatically offer you a place on one of the masters degrees offered by Business and Finance.

EU and 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.


Modules

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Contemporary International Management Practice Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Dissertation Credits: 45.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Global Supply Chain Management Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: International Consultancy Project 2 Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: International Entrepreneurship Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Practical:
&:nbsp; 70%
30%
Module: International Financial Management Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: International Strategic Management Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Practical:
&:nbsp; 75%
25%
Module: Principles Of International Business Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Practical:
&:nbsp; 70%
30%
Module: Research Methods Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Export Management Sme's Perspective Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Generic Research Specialism Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Global Human Resource Management Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Global Marketing Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Managing Global Alliances Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Practical:
&:nbsp; 75%
25%

Fees and funding

Home/EU students

Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time study in 2018/19 is £7,500 for the course without work experience placement or £8,780 with work experience placement.

† If your course is studied over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with inflation and/or Government regulations. 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 2018/19 is £13,250 for the course without work experience placement or £14,750 with work experience placement.

We offer a range of scholarships and awards for international students. Find out more.

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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)

Legal information

Any offer of a place to study is subject to your acceptance of the University’s Terms and Conditions and Student Regulations.

 

How do I apply?

You apply for this course via our online application form.

If you require an alternate version of the application form, please email directadmissions@shu.ac.uk.

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