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.


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Last updated August 2, 2018
This course is Campus based
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Sep 2019
12 months
12,650 GBP
GBP for home/EU students and 22,450 GBP for international students
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