Business & Professional English - Developing the International Manager

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Who is it for?

Our Developing the International Manager course is ideal for experienced executives, managers and professionals who wish to improve their Business and Management English language in a commercial context. Typically, participants have been working for some time and are already well established in their chosen careers.

Many of our participants come from leading international companies and organisations. So as part of the course you will be able to network with mature professionals from a range of different countries during your lessons and through our comprehensive social programme.

Some of the companies and organisations we have worked with over the last 10 years include:

  • Toyal Toyo Aluminium KK
  • Ono Pharmaceuticals
  • Tianjin Company
  • Hokuriku Electric Industry co., Ltd
  • WNT
  • Ceratizit Logistics
  • Grand National Assembly (GNA) Turkish Government
  • Ministry of the Interior (Turkish Parliament)
  • East China Normal University (Senior Administrators and International Staff)

Learning Business English has broadened my horizons globally. I no longer hesitate to speak in English.

Yoshiki Sasa, Asst. Manager, Toyo Aluminium KK Japan

What are the benefits?

You can expect to improve your Business and Professional English in the following ways:

  • communicate more confidently
  • speak more accurately and fluently
  • write more accurately and fluently
  • participate more successfully in meetings
  • improve your written English including emailing
  • expand your professional vocabulary
  • improve your understanding of grammar
  • socialise and network with greater confidence
  • work successfully in a cross-cultural environment

In addition to the advantages outlined above, you can expect to be able to manage meetings and negotiations more effectively, improve your presentation skills, expand your business vocabulary, use the telephone with greater confidence as well as being able to discuss management theory and leadership skills with greater confidence.

Course Outline

The course comprises 21 per week hours of small group tuition on our core programme and five hours of 1 to 1 tuition. For more details and information on the small group tuition we provide please follow the link below:

Business & Professional English Core Programme

Additional 1 to 1 tuition

Our 1 to 1 tuition is tailored to individual client needs and taught by an experienced trainer. The following 1 to 1 tuition is available:

  • Business English Communication (intensive)
  • English for Law and contracts
  • English for Human Resources
  • English for the Public Sector
  • English for Marketing
  • English for the pharmaceuticals industry
  • Technical English
  • Financial English
  • English for Senior Administrators
  • English for examinations (BEC, TOEFL, TOEIC, IELTS etc.)

The highlight of the course were the private lessons in the afternoon. Meetings in English are no longer a problem.

Martina Martschini, Online Marketing, WNT Deutschland

Individual tuition can cover one or more topics on the list above based on your experience and requirements.

Company visit

We feel that it is important for you to see how a company, often in a similar field to your own, operates within the UK. The visit usually begins with a presentation by a senior manager or MD, and concludes with a tour of the company and a Q&A session. We offer guided visits to a range of companies within Sheffield and the Yorkshire region.
For those who are working within the public sector we can arrange visits to publicly run institutions such as: The Sheffield Crown Courts, The Houses of parliament, Local Council Offices, Schools, Police and Fire Stations.
We will prepare you for these visits.

Tuition Fee

£690 per week in 2018-19 and £730 per week in 2019-20. This fee covers:

  • All tuition, materials and text books
  • Five hours of 1 to 1 tuition per week
  • Full report that includes our assessment of your competence and our trainer's recommendations for further study.
  • Comprehensive Social Programme
  • Company visit
  • Interactive Business and Management lecture every two weeks
  • Full enrolment as a student of The University of Sheffield. Benefits include discounted gym membership, swimming pool and use of sports facilities, reduced travel costs throughout the city, reductions at many restaurants and bars.

Course dates

The minimum enrolment period for the Business & Professional English Core Programme is two weeks. You can join on any Monday during our standard full-time term dates:

2018 - 19

Term 2 - Monday January 14th 2019 to Friday April 5th 2019

Term 3 - Monday April 29th 2019 to Friday June 7th 2019

2019 - 20

Term 1 - Monday September 30th 2019 to Friday December 20th 2019

Term 2 - Monday January 20th 2020 to Friday April 3rd 2020

Term 3 - Monday April 27th 2020 to Friday June 12th 2020

If you require a course outside of the dates listed above, we may be able to offer this. Please visit our Special & Bespoke Courses webpage for more information.


We can offer a range of accommodation options for all needs:
We have an excellent homestay scheme which caters for executive clients. The cost is £21 per night per person and includes bed, breakfast and evening meal, laundry service and inclusion into British family life.
If you would prefer more flexibility we can arrange self-catering accommodation in one of our University Halls of Residence for you. Please contact us for prices.
We can also recommend Hotels in the area that would be suitable for you. Prices vary with different types of accommodation.

Airport Transfer

We can arrange Airport Transfers for individuals or groups. This service costs £70 from Manchester Airport, and £200 from London Heathrow Airport each way. Please contact us for further information.

Get Further Information

You can contact Helen Johnstone, Business & Professional English Academic Director, with any enquiries you may have about our courses:

E-mail -
Phone - +44 (0)114 222 4921

How to Apply

Please complete our enquiry form:

Developing the International Manager Enquiry Form