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Course summary

**Please note that the information provided relates to the current academic year and is subject to change without notice by Sheffield Hallam University. Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information.** Course summary

  • Prepare for the degree with an extra foundation year at the start.
  • Develop specialist expertise by studying key international business topics.
  • Apply your knowledge and skills to real-life business projects.
  • Study a foreign language to improve your employability.
This course will provide you with the theoretical knowledge, practical understanding and skills required to pursue a variety of careers in international business or management in both large and small organisations. How you learn: 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. The course is suitable if you don't meet the entry requirements for our BA (Hons) International Business course, or you want extra preparation before starting degree-level study. You share the first year with other Sheffield Business School foundation year students, then move on to the degree. Our large and diverse teaching team combines practical industry experience and academic research expertise. This enables us to offer a course that blends real-world understanding and relevance with advanced subject knowledge and a truly international perspective. In the foundation year, you'll study wider business topics, while specialising in your chosen subject area. You'll learn useful skills such as academic writing, work in diverse teams and learn to utilise a wide variety of data sources. In doing so, you'll fully prepare yourself for undergraduate study. Applied learning - Work placements You will have the opportunity to arrange a year-long work placement between your third and fourth years. This gives you real-world experience to prepare you for your future career. Due to our strong relationships with regional, national and international employers, we can help you to secure a great placement opportunity and support you while you are there, and salaries of up to £22,000 are possible. If you study abroad or do your work placement in another European country there may be funding available through the Erasmus+ programme (until 2023) or the Turing Scheme. Previous students have gained work placements with organisations including:
  • Carlsberg UK
  • Experian
  • GE Capital Solutions
  • IBM UK
  • Janssen Pharmaceuticals
  • Lloyds Banking Group
  • Metropolitan Police
  • Microsoft UK
  • Nestle UK
  • Nissan Motors
  • Unilever
  • Vauxhall Motors
  • Walt Disney Company
If you do not take a work placement, you can still gain valuable work experience through an international consultancy project during your final year. Networking opportunities You have an academic and professional adviser to support your progress and help you develop your academic skills. You can also join the student-led International Business and Economics Society to meet others and discuss and debate current events in the economy and business world. The society arranges social events and hosts guest lectures by academic experts and industry practitioners.

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. You will be able to complete a placement year as part of this course. See the modules table below for further information. Year 1 - Compulsory modules Contemporary Issues In Marketing 20 Foreign Language 20 Global Financial Markets 20 Uls French Stage 6B 20 Uls Spanish Stage 6B 20 Academic And Professional Excellence (Pdp) 20 Contemporary Issues In International Business 20 Corporate Finance 20 International Business Research Project 20 Risk Management And Investment 20 Strategic Issues In Banking 20 Contemporary Issues 20 Introduction To Business 20 Organisation Management And Delivery 1 20 Organisation Management And Delivery 2 20 Self And Stakeholder Management 20 The Practice Of Business 20 Year 2 Data Analysis For Business Decisions 20 Economics For Business 20 Foundations Of International Business 20 People And Organisations In Context 20 Professional Skills For International Business 20 Customers And Markets 20 Foreign Language 20 Year 3 Cross Cultural Management Competencies 20 Finance For Business Performance 20 International Entrepreneurship 20 Managing International Business 20 Multinational Enterprises And Foreign Direct Investment 20 Business Law 20 Foreign Language 20 Language And Specialist Cultural Studies 20 Planning Your Own Business 20 Service And Retail Marketing 20 Year 4 Placement Year - Final year Contemporary Issues In International Business 20 Global Governance In International Business 20 Global Supply Chain Management 20 International Business Consultancy Project 20 International Strategy 20 Business In The European Economy 20 Contemporary Issues In Marketing 20 Foreign Language 20 Global Financial Markets 20

Assessment method

Coursework, Exams, Practical

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • AACSB International

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
A062
Institution code:
S21
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation
  • Year 1

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills, or equivalent. If your English language skill is currently below IELTS 6.0 we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English score. Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 or over at the point of enrolment.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.shu.ac.uk/courses/business-and-management/ba-honours-international-business-with-foundation-year/

Additional entry requirements

Other

Please note that the information provided on this web page relates to 2022 courses and is subject to change without notice by Sheffield Hallam University.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills or equivalent.

If your English language skill is currently below IELTS 6.0 we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English score.

https://www.shu.ac.uk/courses/business-and-management/ba-honours-international-business-with-foundation-year/full-time/2022

https://www.shu.ac.uk/courses/business-and-management/ba-honours-international-business-with-foundation-year/full-time/2022


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £15859 Year 1
International £15859 Year 1

Additional fee information

Our tuition fees for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2023/2024 are regulated by the UK government and are yet to be confirmed. For an indication, our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2022/2023 is £9,250 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200. Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2023/24 is £15,860 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

Sponsorship information

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

International Business with Foundation Year at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS