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 Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 6,200 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 12,400 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

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

Key information

Sheffield Business School
Telephone number: 
0114 225 2820