Sheffield Hallam University

Sheffield Hallam University

International Business Management

This course focuses on managing international organisations in a rapidly changing, global, business environment; it is for those who have previously studied a business-related subject and/or have business work experience; students are equipped with the necessary skills to work at a managerial level in an international organisation and to work effectively in more than 1 country; they have the opportunity to develop cultural intelligence and work in multicultural teams; studies involve a mixture of knowledge-based learning such as understanding the dynamics of business in different parts of the world and skills-based learning including work experience; students gain: knowledge and understanding of how businesses work in different regions of the world; practical techniques to support international management, such as country evaluation, methods of international market entry, market development planning and strategic analysis; international management skills including multicultural group work, making decisions in different cultural environments and leadership skills for international management; knowledge of the role of the internet and e-commerce as tools for international managers; an understanding of the management of global alliances and the development of international trade and investment policies; 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 students the chance to develop their practical skills in a real world setting; the dissertation, which is a major project, is usually on an issue of strategic importance geared to the student's interest; it can be based on a live issue identified by an international company.

Entry requirements

Normally 1 of the following: a good Bachelor's 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 Bachelor's 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 students to follow a course of study for a Master's degree; overseas applicants from countries whose 1st language is not English must normally produce evidence of competence in English; an IELTS score of 6.0 with 5.5 in all skills (or equivalent) is the standard for non-native speakers of English.

Course modules

Core modules: global business environment; international management competencies; global business strategy; global supply chain management; managing global alliances; international consultancy project.

Assessment methods


Sponsorship information

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to international students who study this course.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,200 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 12,400 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,200 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,200 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,200 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Campus Sheffield S1 1WB Yorkshire and the Humber

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Sheffield Business School
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0114 225 2820