We designed this course for students with a non-business degree who wish to develop the knowledge and skills needed to begin or re-focus a career in international business and management.
Globalising markets are reshaping the way organisations are configured and the way that they conduct international business. Global competitiveness has become a major concern for organisations that increasingly need new knowledge and more specialised skills.
You develop your knowledge of global business and the main areas involved in business management. This includes understanding the global business environment and the company responses to this. You also examine the impact of risk on global companies.
You develop your understanding of the operational and strategic issues facing global businesses and the international management skills needed to evaluate global market opportunities. To help you to develop your practical skills in a real world setting, we offer work related activities that may include: business simulations; an international consultancy project; visits to companies and organisations; guest speakers.
Your dissertation, which is a major project, is usually on an issue of strategic importance geared to your interest. It is your chance to demonstrate your research and project management skills to employers.
Full time. September start – typically 1 year. September starters will also be offered a student-sourced 6 month work placement option, which will extend the course to 18 months. January start – typically 15 months but you can complete it in 12 months.
Modules -Principles of international business -Contemporary international management practice -Global marketing -Global human resource management -Global business strategy -Governing global risk -International consultancy project
Assessment Course work including: project work; written papers; presentations; time constrained assignments.
Other admission requirements
Overseas applicants from countries whose first language is not English must normally produce evidence of competence in English. An IELTS score of 6.0 with 5.5 in all skills (or equivalent) is the standard for non-native speakers of English. If your English language skill is currently below an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English level. If you do not meet the above criteria you can apply for the Graduate Diploma in Business and English. This is a pre-masters course that provides the opportunity to improve your English language skills and business knowledge. After passing this diploma we automatically offer you a place on one of our business and finance masters degrees.
Normally one of the following: a good honours degree from an approved degree awarding body, university or college, in a non-business area; professional qualification(s) by examination, recognised as being the equivalent of an honours degree and additional evidence to justify the equivalence of the qualification; a specified diploma that allows you to follow a course of study for a masters degree. See course description for further admission details.
Recipient: Sheffield Hallam University
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