My lecturers have been engaging, supportive and the outstanding depth of research that is incorporated into the syllabus is evident
Prospective students should consider the value of approaching mentors, lecturers, and all Management School staff for feedback, since Sheffield will honour that. International Management students should expect to take independence in coursework research and find enjoyment in proactive work to achieve the best possible work. Finally, I encourage adopting a mindset that views lectures as an opportunity for development and not necessity for attendance.
Advice for students considering your course?
Why did you choose your particular course?
Of all of SUMS’ postgraduate offerings, International Management stood out to me for its versatile modules. Including modules in both marketing and global marketing, I anticipated International Management would apply learnt business strategies to internationalising scenarios.
Choosing Sheffield University Management School
SUMS’ Triple accreditation status, Chartered Institute of Marketing affiliation, and the prospect of a company-based project dissertation were just a few of my personal draws to the management school.
Before studying a Masters
Prior to my postgraduate, I studied a BA Hons in Social Anthropology at the University of Essex. Quite the deviation, but one I am glad I pursued nonetheless.
Pursuing a Masters degree
As aforementioned, my study towards a BA Hons equipped me with niche, and interesting knowledge. Yet it did not suffice my desire to specialise in a particular subject area. In considering my postgraduate options, I regarded a masters degree in a new specialist area as a credible option for fulfilling such desires.
Concerns prior to study
I suppose my main concern was whether the quality of teaching would live up to the accolades that SUMS boast. Within only the first two weeks of study, however, all preconceptions of quality teaching were reaffirmed. My lecturers have been engaging, supportive and the outstanding depth of research that is incorporated into the syllabus is evident.
The Student Experience Office is a resource accessible to all SUMS students and one I have certainly made the most of for individual support. For any ongoing concerns, the SEO is an accessible service tailored to management students, and is supportive to all individuals needs, whether academic or personal.
My highlight of the course, so far, would be the PG University Business Challenge. Such a challenge is offered to postgraduate Management School students, whereby a team of four members have the opportunity to compete against management schools nationwide. Partaking in the preliminary trial involved teaming up with individuals in the Management School to combine specialist business areas. The competitive nature of the challenge itself, combined with the practical, real life simulation task was wholly enjoyable and is a fantastic opportunity for all SUMS students.
Favourite thing about Sheffield?
Sheffield is a city where the urban meets the peak district. Personally, it is this unique geographical space that remains a huge contributor to my happiness and contentment in Sheffield.
Skills developed on your degree?
Studying MSc International Management has improved and refined my: presentational skills, networking confidence, marketing with regional perspectives, and research methods. All of which have been supported by the initiatives of the employability hub, and the support of lecturers and my personal tutor.
Plans after graduation
After I graduate, I desire to take my degree and Chartered Institute of Marketing accreditation to explore International Marketing further, with scope to practise all learnt theory in my own entrepreneurial pursuits.
How do you think studying this masters will help you in your career?
I have confidence that studying International Management at masters level will open up a plethora of opportunities. However, it is the course content which should offer the greatest value, for example the diverse business skills achieved through modules in, but not limited to: strategy management, international human resource studies, marketing and entrepreneurial economies. In addition, semester two modules ‘International business’ and ‘European business’ should support international employability through advanced economic, cultural, and institutional understanding in relation to the business world.
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