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Year of Entry 2021/22
BA (Honours)

Business and Financial Management with Foundation Year

Gain a degree in business and financial management, 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? A054
When do I start? September 2021
Placement year available? Yes

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Course summary

  • Study your foundation year, then progress to a degree with industry accreditation from the Institute of Financial Accountants (IFA).
  • Develop specialist financial knowledge in areas such as global financial markets, risk management and corporate governance.
  • Learn how to understand, interpret and critically evaluate financial information, as well as build skills in business management vital for careers in management at senior levels and beyond.

The overall aim is to give you a sound training in business and to focus on the importance of finance and financial markets in helping to build successful, profitable and sustainable businesses.

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 and Financial Management 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 takes a highly practical approach to learning and teaching. For this reason learning takes place in a wide variety of settings.

You learn through

  • engaging with real-world business problems
  • presenting to business entrepreneurs and owners
  • one-on-one coaching with tutors
  • collaborative team working on live projects

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

Dr Karen Quine
Dr Karen Quine

Karen joined Sheffield Hallam University in 2012 where her teaching and research interest focus upon Strategic Management and Change. Karen Quine has been teaching H … Read more

Applied learning

Work placements

You will have the opportunity to arrange a year-long work placement in between your third and fourth years. This gives you a real-world experience to prepare you for your future career.

Live projects

You meet business entrepreneurs with real-world business problems and under the guidance of tutors are expected to study and propose workable solutions to the client organisations.


Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

  • audit and assurance roles
  • financial graduate schemes
  • customer insight and operations

Previous graduates of BA (Honours) Business and Financial Management have gone on to work for

  • Price Waterhouse Coopers (PWC)
  • Boots Alliance Financial
  • Enterprise plc

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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Equipment and facilities

On this course you work with

  • various technologies in order to bring something of the real-world into the classroom
  • a virtual learning environment
  • various software applications
  • Bloomberg trading suite
  • the Business School's subscription service
  • other digital resources

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: Customers And Markets Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Developing Professional And Academic Skills Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Practical
Module: Financial Analysis For Business Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Introduction To Financial Management 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
Module: Principles Of Business Management In The Sports Industry Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Year 3

Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Applied Financial Management Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Business Law Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Data Science Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Foreign Language Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Fraud Analytics Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Practical
Module: Leading Innovative Organisations 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: Consultancy Project Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Corporate Governance Regulations And Ethics Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Global Financial Markets Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Mergers And Acquisitions Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Strategy Projects And People Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Customer Psychology Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Financial Performance Management Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Foreign Language 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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