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Year of Entry 2021/22
BA (Honours)

Business Studies with Foundation Year

Gain a degree in business studies, with an initial foundation year to prepare for the course.


Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home: £9,250 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
International/EU: £13,995 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
How long will I study? 4/5 Years
Where will I study? City Campus
What are the entry requirements? 64 UCAS Points
What is the UCAS code? A060
When do I start? September 2021
Placement year available? Yes

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Course summary

  • Prepare for the degree with an extra foundation year at the start.
  • Find out which areas of business you're best at, and design your own path to your chosen career.
  • Become confident, inquisitive and empowered as you work autonomously but also develop relationships of teamwork and cooperation with others.
  • Develop the skills to succeed in the business world, and gain the confidence and qualities that employers really want.

No two students have the same experience on this course. The variety of optional modules means you create your own business studies degree, exploring which areas of business you want to work in and specialising in your areas of interest.

Sheffield Business School accreditation

Sheffield Business School is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), placing us in the top 5% of business schools globally.

How you learn

The course is suitable if you don't meet the entry requirements for our BA (Hons) Business Studies course, or you want extra preparation before starting degree-level study. You share the first year with other Sheffield Business School foundation year students, then move on to the degree.

The course content is delivered using a variety of teaching techniques. You are assessed using a mixture of innovative coursework tasks and exams.

You learn through

  • traditional academic-led lectures
  • case-study based workshops
  • assimilation to create an experimental environment of learning

In the foundation year, you'll study wider business topics, while specialising in your chosen subject area. You'll learn useful skills such as academic writing, work in diverse teams and learn to utilise a wide variety of data sources. In doing so, you'll fully prepare yourself for undergraduate study.

Course leaders and tutors

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Applied learning

Work placements

You will be actively encouraged and supported to take up a placement year. You are offered the chance to undertake placements nationally and internationally. Many students do placements each year with corporations in New York, California, Florida, Dubai, Australia, Hong Kong, the Maldives and other destinations. You may also study a language and you are offered a chance to study in more than 40 European institutions for either a year or semester.

Networking opportunities

As a student at Sheffield Business School you benefit from being part of a vibrant community and you are part of the student-led Business and Management Society for peer support and networking opportunities. We also pay for you to be an associate member of the Chartered Management Institute during your course, giving you access to their networking events and helping you build up your LinkedIn contacts for when you start your career.


Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in:

  • multinational or domestic business organisation
  • public or charitable sectors

Previous graduates of this course have gone on to work for:

  • Allianz
  • Bloomberg
  • L'Oreal
  • Centrica
  • Honda
  • Renault
  • Gripple (UK)
  • Cummins
  • Fujitsu
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • KentCounty Council
  • GE Money
  • IBM UK
  • Janssen Pharmaceuticals
  • Norwich Union
  • Pirelli
  • Royal Bank of Scotland
  • SAP
  • SSE
  • Telefonica UK (O2)
  • Tesco
  • Westfield Health
Student success story
Lewis Bowen

On the day of his last university exam, business graduate Lewis Bowen started his company AIR, which produces environmentally friendly candles.

Lewis Bowen

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus through a structured mix of online lessons and face-to-face teaching with access to digital and online resources to support your learning.

City Campus

City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.

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Entry requirements

All students

UCAS points

  • 64

This must include at least 32 points from one A level or equivalent BTEC National qualifications excluding general studies For example:

  • CC at A Level
  • MPP in BTEC Extended Diploma.
  • A combination of qualifications, which may include AS levels and EPQ.

You can find information on making sense of UCAS tariff points here and use the UCAS tariff calculator to work out your points.

GCSE

  • English Language at grade C or 4 or equivalent
  • Maths at grade C or 4 or equivalent

• Access to HE Diploma from a QAA recognised Access to HE course. Normally we require 15 credits at level 2 and 45 at level 3. At least 15 level 3 credits must be at merit grade or above from a QAA-recognised Access to HE course, or an equivalent Access to HE certificate.

If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills, or equivalent. If your English language skill is currently below IELTS 6.0 we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English score.

Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 at the point of enrolment.

Additional information for EU/International students

If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.

For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.


Modules

Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.

You can take an optional placement in year three.

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Contemporary Issues Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Introduction To Business Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Organisation Management And Delivery 1 Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Organisation Management And Delivery 2 Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Self And Stakeholder Management Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: The Practice Of Business Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Year 2

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Contemporary Organisations Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Customers And Markets Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Data Analysis For Business Decisions Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Enterprise Change And Creativity Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: People And Organisations In Context Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Foreign Language Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Global Business Environment Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Year 3

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Business In Practice Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Finance For Business Performance Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Leading Innovative Organisations Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Responsible And Ethical Business Practice Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Strategic Planning (Shaping The Future) Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Applied Financial Management Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Business Law Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Essential It Skills For Business Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Foreign Language Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Leading And Managing Teams Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Managing International Business Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Planning Your Own Business Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Service And Retail Marketing Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Year 4

Optional modules
Module Credits
Module: Placement Year Credits: -

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Business Consultancy Project 1 Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Business Consultancy Project 2 Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Implementing Strategy And Change Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Leadership In Contemporary Organisations Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Business In The European Economy Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Business Operations And Project Management Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Consultancy Skills For Organisational Change Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Contemporary Issues In International Business Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Contemporary Issues In Marketing Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Customer Psychology Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Financial Fluency For Decision Making Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Financial Performance Management Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Foreign Language Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Managing For Success Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Managing The Digital Enterprise Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Sustainable And Responsible Business In The C21 - Contemporary Challenges Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Fees and funding

Home students

Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2021/22 is £9,250 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

International students

Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2021/22 is £13,995 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

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Additional course costs

This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

Additional costs for Business, management and enterprise courses (PDF)

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