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Year of Entry 2021/22
BA (Honours)

Business Studies

Develop a critical understanding of a wide range of national, international and global issues businesses face.


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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? 3 / 4 Years
Where will I study? City Campus
What are the entry requirements? 112 UCAS Points
What is the UCAS code? N100
When do I start? September 2021
Placement year available? Yes

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Course summary

  • Discover which areas of business you excel in and design your own path to your chosen career.
  • Develop the key skills and confidence to help you succeed in the business world.
  • Have the opportunity to work or study abroad – with the possibility of Erasmus funding available for European placements. 

No two students have the same experience on this course. The variety of optional modules means you create your own business studies degree, exploring the areas of business you want to work in and specialising in your areas of interest. You’ll then graduate with the confidence and qualities that employers really want.

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.

Student View

Watch student Jack Rowbotham talk about what it’s like to study on this course.

How you learn

Watch course leader Jules O'dor talk about this course

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

You learn through

  • traditional academic-led lectures
  • case-study based workshops
  • an experimental way of learning

Course leaders and tutors

Julius O'Dor
Julius O'Dor
Subject Group Leader: Strategic Management, Enterprise and Organisational Change

An experienced and professional senior manager/ director and educator with many years of experience working across the public and private sectors both in the deliver … Read more

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Glyn Littlewood
Senior Lecturer

Applied learning

Work placements

You’ll be actively encouraged and supported to take up a placement year – either nationally or internationally. Many students do a placement each year – gaining experience with corporations in locations such as New York, California, Florida, Dubai, Australia, Hong Kong and the Maldives. You can also study a language, and you’re offered a chance to study at a European university for either a year or semester – with the possibility of Erasmus funding being available to support costs for overseas study.

Networking opportunities

As a student in our Sheffield Business School, you’ll benefit from being part of a vibrant community – as well as the student-led Business and Management Society for peer support and networking opportunities. We also pay for you to be a Student Member of the Institute of Leadership and Management during your course – giving you access to their resources and networking events, and helping you build up your LinkedIn contacts for your career ahead.


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
  • Telef?nica 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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Location

Howard Street
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S1 1WB

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Entry requirements

All students

UCAS points

  • 112

This must include at least 64 points from 2 A Levels or equivalent BTEC qualifications. For example:

  • BBC at A Level
  • DMM in BTEC Extended Diploma.
  • A combination of qualifications, which may include AS levels, EPQ and general studies

GCSE

  • English language or literature at grade C or 4
  • Maths at grade D or 3

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

• Access - an Access to HE Diploma with at least 45 credits at level 3 and 15 credits at level 2. 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 you do not have any of the qualifications above but have relevant experience you are welcome to discuss potential opportunities with the admissions tutor.

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 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 2

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 3

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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Financial support for home/EU students

How tuition fees work, student loans and other financial support available.

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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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