MSc International Business Management

Year of Entry 2025/26
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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...

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    What is the fee?

    Home: £10,620 or £12,120 (with work experience) for the course
    International/EU: £17,725 or £19,225 (with work experience) for the course

  • Time

    How long will I study?

    1 Year / 15 Months

  • Location

    Where will I study?

    City Campus

  • Date

    When do I start?

    September 2025
    January 2026


Work Placement Route

For international students wishing to undertake a placement as part of this course, you must apply to MSc International Business Management (Work Experience) route. Transferring to the work experience route later will not be possible due to visa restrictions.

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.


Sheffield Business School accreditation

Sheffield Business School is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and has been awarded the Business School Impact System label by the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD).

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Olaoluwa Onaolapo, MSc International Business Management, 2022 Graduate

‘This course at Sheffield Business School not only imparted theoretical knowledge but also equipped me with practical skills and experiences crucial for my future career. The blend of classroom learning, real-world applications, and opportunities for research and networking has undoubtedly contributed to my confidence and readiness to embark on a successful career in the field of international business management. With this, I can juggle a career in business analysis and academic research in international business.’

Olaoluwa Onaolapo, MSc International Business Management, 2022 Graduate

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How you learn

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

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.

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

This course is delivered mostley face to face over three semesters - teaching is scheduled based on the length of your course and the academic calendar.

Course leaders and tutors

Cristina Lopez-Moreno
Cristina Lopez-Moreno
Senior Lecturer

Senior Lecturer

Applied learning

Work experience

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

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

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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

If English is not your first language you will need an IELTS score of 6.5 overall and a minimum of 6.0 in all skills, or a recognised equivalent.

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.

For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.


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

Modules

Important notice: The structure of this course is periodically reviewed and enhanced to provide the best possible learning experience for our students and ensure ongoing compliance with any professional, statutory and regulatory body standards. Module structure, content, delivery and assessment may change, but we expect the focus of the course and the learning outcomes to remain as described above. Following any changes, updated module information will be published on this page.

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

Final year

Compulsory modules

Module
Credits
Assessment
Contemporary International Management Practice
Credits 15
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Dissertation
Credits 45
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Global Supply Chain Management
Credits 15
Assessment Coursework(100%)
International Consultancy Project 2
Credits 15
Assessment Coursework(100%)
International Entrepreneurship
Credits 15
Assessment Coursework(100%)
International Financial Management
Credits 15
Assessment Coursework(100%)
International Strategic Management
Credits 15
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Principles Of International Business
Credits 15
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Research Methods In International Business
Credits 15
Assessment Coursework(100%)

Elective modules

Module
Credits
Assessment
Export Management Sme's Perspective
Credits 15
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Generic Research Specialism
Credits 15
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Global Human Resource Management
Credits 15
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Global Marketing
Credits 15
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Managing Global Alliances
Credits 15
Assessment Coursework(75%) , Practical(25%)

Fees and funding

Home students

Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time study in 2025/26 is £10,620 for the course without work experience placement or £12,120 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/EU students starting full-time study in 2025/26 is £17,725 for the course without work experience placement or £19,225 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.

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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.

You can also use the application form above to apply for future years of entry.

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