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Course summary

Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information. Course summary:

  • Explore international business management in the context of current global events.
  • Understand established and future business management theory and practice.
  • Develop an agile skill set for working in international business environments.
  • Complete an applied international research project in an area you’re interested in.
  • Convert your Business Foundation degree, HND or academic credits into a full Honours degree in one year.
On this one-year level 6 top-up course, you’ll gain a degree, specialist management skills and practical international business knowledge. With a real-world business focus, you’ll enhance your skills in leadership and digital solutions, as well as your awareness of the ethical challenges international organisations are facing. When you graduate you’ll be ready to become a global business manager. 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. Your learning is informed by contemporary research in business and management. There’s significant collaboration with businesses and industry practitioners, equipping you with the skills you’ll need for global workplaces. Experts bring current research into the classroom by including insights from their own research and drawing on cutting-edge knowledge from the business and management field. By its very nature the course has a truly international perspective across all levels. You learn through:
  • Formal lectures
  • Interactive seminars and workshops
  • Problem solving exercises
  • Simulations and learning games
  • Case study discussions
  • Small group discussions
  • Class debates
  • Individual and group presentations
Key Themes In international business, organisations navigate different national contexts in a range of increasingly significant ways. You’ll explore international trade, cross-border investment, international entrepreneurship, global sourcing, offshoring and international strategy. These aspects are often associated with multinationals, but also involve smaller firms and entrepreneurial ventures. You’ll study the changing nature of the international business environment and how this impacts business processes, transactions and leadership. We’ll prepare you for the diversity and complexity which accompany a globally integrated and internationally focused business environment. Course Support We’ll support your transition into level 6 study with guidance on how to present information, how to critically evaluate issues and how to work within teams. We also offer study skills support for international students. Throughout your learning journey, you’ll experience a range of dedicated support, such as:
  • Access to our unique student support triangle to help with your personal, academic and career development
  • Access to our Skills Centre with one-to-ones, webinars and online resources
  • Free office and studio space, expert workshops, freelance opportunities and a vast business network ready for you to tap into
  • Career support for up to five years after graduating
Applied learning You’ll develop your employability skills throughout the course by applying your knowledge to international business challenges. Live Projects You’ll gain skills by completing an International Management Research Project. From leadership and finance to cross-cultural management and sustainable development, you’ll take an in-depth focus on a particular theme of international business and management.


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. Compulsory modules Academic And Professional Excellence Advanced International Business International Business Strategy And Practice International Management Research Project

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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IELTS (Academic)6English competence requirements of an overall IELTS score of 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each of the four skills); or equivalent.

Students whose first language is not English will need to demonstrate the entry requirements of the course to which they apply as well as meet the English competence requirements of an overall IELTS score of 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each of the four skills); or equivalent.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £16655 Year 1
International £16655 Year 1

Additional fee information

Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2024/25 is £9,250 per year. These fees are regulated by the UK government and are therefore subject to changes in government policy. 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 2024/25 is £16,655 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200. Please refer to our website for up-to-date information on costs and fees:

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

International Business with Management (top-up) at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS