MSc International Management


Program Description

Managing on a global scale – this 12-month programme combines academic rigour with practical skills and unique research to give you a world-class international business education.

You’ll gain a critical understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing both multinationals and SMEs in a rapidly evolving and dynamic global economy. Sheffield University Management School combines its expertise with the university’s internationally-renowned School of East Asian Studies to give you an in-depth understanding of business styles and practice in East Asia, as well as traditional English-speaking, European and emerging markets.

The Course

This programme’s content is practical, so you’ll learn business skills and real-world solutions you can apply within the workplace from internationally-known experts in their field. Learning from a broad range of academics, you’ll gain a qualification ideally suited to prepare you for a role in a multinational or SME firm. This course will provide an excellent grounding in the challenges and opportunities of doing business across the world.

The MSc in International Management is taught full-time over two semesters followed by a project dissertation, through a combination of lectures, seminars, case studies and group work to develop intercultural collaboration. Learning is encouraged through web-based discussion groups. Students are assessed through individual assignments, group projects, examinations and their project/dissertation.


Core modules:

  • Marketing
  • International Business Strategy
  • European Business
  • International Human Resource Studies
  • International Management
  • Research Methods
  • Dissertation

Optional modules:

  • International Business and East Asia
  • Contemporary Chinese Business and Management
  • Concepts and Approaches in Intercultural Communication
  • Concepts and Approaches in Intercultural Communication
  • Entrepreneurial Economics
  • Corporate Entrepreneurship
  • Work and Organisation in East Asia
  • Negotiation and Intercultural Communication
  • Creating Entrepreneurial Ventures

You also have the option to undertake an organisational project, giving you real-world work experience within a company.

The course begins in September and lasts a full 12 months.

The Candidate

It is essential that you have the motivation to add an international dimension to your knowledge and the desire to gain a critical appreciation of international management principles and practice to succeed in this programme.

For overseas students, Sheffield University Management School’s standard English requirement is IELTS 6.5 with at least 6 in each part or equivalent.

The School

Sheffield University Management School is highly-acclaimed and stands in the top one percent of business schools in the world thanks to a prestigious Triple Crown accreditation (AMBA, EQUIS, AACSB). The School’s spectacular, architect-designed building is situated in leafy Broomhill, just 15 minutes’ walk from Sheffield city centre and 15 minutes’ drive from the Peak District, providing a very high quality of life.

We are research-led, dynamic and progressive. The School endeavours for every graduate to be work-ready in both theory and practice. Our world-class academics and renowned degrees and qualifications work very hard to ensure this.

A careers service is also on hand to support students and put you in touch with organisations. The employability hub acts as a key interface between management students and the external world. It is a dedicated service to help you to access employability support, skills development and opportunities in the following areas; postgraduate projects, internships, postgraduate international summer schools, professional body associations and jobs.


For further information on scholarships please visit the following website.

Last updated Aug 2018

About the School

The University of Sheffield is a truly international environment with nearly 25,000 students from 117 countries. With a history stretching back to 1879, it is one of the UK’s leading universities and, ... Read More

The University of Sheffield is a truly international environment with nearly 25,000 students from 117 countries. With a history stretching back to 1879, it is one of the UK’s leading universities and, as part of the Russell Group, is renowned for its research and teaching excellence. Read less