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Course content

About the course

Accredited by the Association of MBAs and the Charted Management Institute

Multinational companies must overcome various challenges to do business across borders. On this course, you’ll develop your understanding of those challenges. Focusing on Europe and East Asia, you’ll look at the opportunities in these regions and the way business is done. You also have the option to study a language.

You can apply to do a project-based dissertation, working with an external organisation. Recent projects include researching the international student market in the UK for an immigration consultancy. You can also apply to spend summer at another leading university overseas.

Core modules

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

Examples of optional modules

Three of the following:

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

How we teach

We teach management from a truly global perspective, and our courses are based on pioneering research into the challenges faced by businesses everywhere. We use a combination of lectures, seminars, case studies, group work for collaborative learning, and web-based discussion groups. You'll be assessed through Individual assignments, group projects, end-of-semester examinations and a dissertation.

We’ll teach you how to identify opportunities, solve problems and inspire others. Many of our teaching staff are world-class researchers working in policy-relevant areas. Our courses are based on their research. We also bring in guest speakers from business, local government and industry. You can apply to carry out a project with an external organisation as part of your course. We also offer you the chance to spend the summer at another university overseas.

Your career

At Sheffield University Management School, we are committed to focusing on employability and our postgraduate students’ future career prospects. We have two specialist careers advisors in the School, dedicated to providing full-time career support throughout your course.

You will have many opportunities during your course to engage in personal and professional development. Our courses are designed to enable you to acquire the transferable skills essential for employment: communication, organisation, and the ability to deal with complex issues creatively and systematically.

Our dedicated Employability Hub acts as a key interface between students and employers. Its staff will help you access employability support, skills development and opportunities throughout your masters.

Our graduates work for companies such as Adidas, ASDA, Boots, ExxonMobil, HSBC, Morgan Stanley, Pepsico International, Sainsbury’s and Vodafone. Their job titles include Head of Business Enhancement, Management Consultant, Product Marketing Manager, Web Marketing Consultant and Campaign Manager.


Visit the MSc International Management page on the University of Sheffield website for more details!

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