International Business at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS

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Course summary

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

  • Explore cross-cultural management, global supply chains and market entry strategies.
  • Take the opportunity to study abroad for a semester or year-long placement.
  • Gain experience with placements, internships, consultancy and global entrepreneurship.
  • Build an agile skill set fo working in international business environments.
Employers today are increasingly looking for graduates with an international perspective. Based in our Sheffield Business School, on this course you’ll join a global community where business leaders, researchers and 7,000 business students come together to solve problems and make the world better. You’ll gain valuable connections and the experience you need to develop a dynamic career. 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. You’ll be taught by teachers who are active in their field. Industry specialists have helped to shape the design of your course – helping you graduate with the skills employers are looking for. Our teaching strategies are grounded in contemporary academic research, with a strong emphasis on addressing the practical challenges faced by global, cross-cultural organisations. The course can feed into specialist training on export management from the International Trade Centre. 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 marketing. 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. You'll also acquire essential skills in project management, business analysis and leadership – learning how to present information and critically evaluate issues as you collaborate and problem-solve in teams. Applied learning We think the best way to learn something is to do it in the real world. This guides everything we do at Sheffield Business School. Work Placements You’ll have the opportunity to arrange a year-long work placement in between your second and third years. This gives you valuable work experience to prepare you for your future career – and allows you to graduate with an Applied Professional Diploma to add to your CV. Our students have recently gained work placements with national and international organisations, including Nissan, IBM, Microsoft and L’Oreal. Live Projects Through our partnerships with leading businesses and industry experts, we offer you valuable opportunities to gain hands-on work experience, build your network and acquire the essential skills demanded in the workplace. Alongside your course, you can also take part in specialist training on export management from the International Trade Centre. Networking Opportunities You can connect with employers through Careers Days and guest lectures – gaining valuable insights into the challenges that real-world businesses are facing. You may also be able to network with previous graduates who share their experiences while empathising with the stage you’re at in your career. We’ll also encourage you to take part in competitions, with prizes available for strong projects and inspirational students.


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 International Business Economic Environment For International Business Foundations Of Business Understanding People And Cultures Year 2 Compulsory modules Global Entrepreneurship Managing Across Borders Managing Business And Financial Performance Elective modules Business In Emerging Markets Foreign Language Managing And Developing People In Diverse Contexts The Digital Customer Experience Year 3 Optional modules Placement Year Final year Compulsory modules Advanced International Business Consultancy Project In International Business International Business Strategy And Practice Elective modules Contemporary Leadership In Context Dynamic Issues In International Business Marketing In A Global Context

Assessment method

Coursework, Practical

Professional bodies

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

  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

How to apply

Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

We will offer flexibility on our usual entry requirements for clearing applicants. Please call us on 0330 024 6390 to discuss your options and apply.

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Additional entry requirements


Please note that this information is subject to change without notice by Sheffield Hallam University.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6If 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.

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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

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

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:

Sponsorship information

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

International Business at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS