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Sheffield Hallam University

International Business

UCAS Code: N124
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) years full-time 2018
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) years full-time, sandwich 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Business studies
Student score
74% MED
% employed or in further study
94% MED
Average graduate salary
£22k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

UCAS tariff points

• 120 UCAS Points, including at least 64 points from two A Levels or equivalent BTEC National Qualifications We accept AS levels and general studies. Where an applicant has not taken AS Level qualifications we may make a lower offer.

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers


Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support


Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

Studying international business provides you with the theoretical knowledge, practical understanding and skills required to pursue a variety of careers in international business or management in both large and small organisations. Our large and diverse teaching team combines practical industry experience and academic research expertise. This enables us to offer a course that blends real-world understanding and relevance with advanced subject knowledge and a truly international perspective. You develop specialist expertise by studying key international business topics such as • globalisation • multinational enterprises • cross-cultural management • international entrepreneurship • international strategy • global supply chains. You also study more general areas of business, such as marketing, finance and organisational behaviour, and you have the option to study a foreign language. As well as developing your international business expertise, you gain and enhance the key skills that are valued by employers, such as • research • analysis • critical thinking • report writing • team-working • delivering presentations. You apply your knowledge and skills through a real-life business consultancy project during your final year. Work placements in the UK and overseas In year three, you have the opportunity to apply the skills you’ve gained by taking a one-year paid work placement. This is a great way to improve your industry knowledge with real insight and experience. It also enables you to build an eye-catching CV to impress future employers, and many students find jobs with their placement companies after graduating. Due to our strong relationships with regional, national and international employers, we can help you to secure a great placement opportunity and support you while you are there. Salaries of up to £22,000 are possible. If you study abroad, or do your work placement, in another European country there may be funding available through the Erasmus programme. Previous students have gained work placements with organisations including • Carlsberg UK • Experian • GE Capital Solutions • IBM UK • Janssen Pharmaceuticals • Lloyds Banking Group • Metropolitan Police • Microsoft UK • Nestlé UK • Nissan Motors • Unilever • Vauxhall Motors • Walt Disney Company. If you do not take a work placement, you can still gain valuable work experience through an international consultancy project during your final year.


**Year one core modules**• foundations of international business • professional skills for international business • economics for business • people and organisations in context • data analysis for business decisions **Year one options** choose one from • customers and markets • foreign language **Year two core modules** • multinational enterprises and foreign direct investment • cross-cultural management competencies • managing international businesss • international entrepreneurship • financial fluency for management decision-making **Year two options** choose one from • business law • service and retail marketing • planning your own business • foreign language **Year three** • optional work placement **Final year core modules** • international strategy • contemporary issues in international business • global governance of international business • global supply chain management • international business consultancy project **Final year options**• business in the European economy • global financial markets • contmporary issues in marketing • foreign language

Sheffield Hallam University

Adsetts Learning Centre

Sheffield has all the excitement of a major city but the friendliness of a small town. The university and students' union work together to enhance the student experience; your employability is at the top of our agenda. We have lots of societies, sports clubs and volunteering opportunities, plus the largest number of students in Britain on courses with a year's paid work placement.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 81%
Student score 74% MED
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Staff value students' opinions



Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
23% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
39% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
9% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
300 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
66% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
7% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 94% MED
Average graduate salary £22k MED
Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals


Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals


Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
The number of business studies graduates fell significantly last year after a long period of increase. But there were still more than 14,000 degrees awarded and this is the third most popular subject for new graduates. Because so many graduates get business studies degrees, you can find them everywhere in the economy, and very few jobs are completely out of reach for a good business studies graduate. Around 40% go into jobs in finance, sales, recruitment, management (particularly retail) or marketing. There is also a small (but well paid) group who take their technical skills into computing and IT. Thousands of graduates from this subject go into professional jobs every year, and average starting salaries are above the average for all subjects and particularly healthy in London where they top £25k. Graduates with good degree grades in business studies are much more likely to get good jobs, so don’t be complacent, and keep a close eye on your grades.
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