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Year of Entry 2020/21
BA (Honours)

Business and Finance (2 year top-up)

Top up your existing credits and qualifications, while preparing for the fast-paced world of business.

Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home/EU: £9,250 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
International: £13,650 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
How long will I study? 2 / 3 Years
Where will I study? City Campus
What is the UCAS code? NN13
When do I start? September 2020
Placement year available? Yes

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Course summary

  • Convert your business-related Foundation, HND or academic credits into an honours degree.
  • Acquire the skills needed for working in fast-paced organisations and industries.
  • Grow as a professional, and learn the quick-thinking and creativity you need to stand out.
  • Work under the tutelage of experienced specialists from the commercial world and academia.
  • Develop enterprising ideas for real businesses with live projects and practical work.

Business and Enterprise Management is about preparation for the commercial world, with employability and experience as its emphasis. You'll learn how to apply the principles of enterprise in real-world settings, graduating with valuable practical and theoretical skills.

How you learn

This top up degree is based around the final year of the main Business and Enterprise Management degree. You'll attain a solid theoretical grounding alongside worthwhile practical experience - working individually and collaboratively on everything from live projects to problem solving tasks. You'll be assessed largely on practical aspects of the course that are applicable to the real-world working environment.

You learn through

  • consultancy projects
  • project reports
  • formal presentations to peers and businesses
  • reflective journals
  • fully considered business plans
  • critical analysis of change management projects
  • in-class discussion and debate
  • field trips
  • group tasks
  • business simulation and case study analysis.

Course leaders and tutors

Beverly Mowthorpe
Beverly Mowthorpe

Senior Lecturer in Management Accounting, across all years of our undergraduate degree. I am also the personal tutor to all of the Chinese students on the Accounting … Read more

Applied learning

Live projects

Throughout the course, you'll undertake live projects with real businesses and clients. These involve consultations, presentations, and challenges, and each give important real-world experience.

Field trips

There are field trips organised throughout the course, allowing you to witness real business practice and environments.

Networking opportunities

Sheffield Hallam benefits from a highly active Enterprise Society, which is run by students and includes a range of enterprising events often linking in with real entrepreneurs.

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Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

  • starting your own business
  • private, public or not-for-profit sector positions
  • management roles
  • graduate roles
  • recruitment
  • academia or teaching

Previous graduates of this course have gained the following roles

  • learning and development consultant at Nicholas Associates
  • sales negotiator at Hamptons International
  • founder and owner of 'Slaaw' healthfood outlets
  • purchaser at Bayer Crop Science
  • technical support consultant at NOW Pensions

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus

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

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Equipment and facilities

On this course you work with

  • business simulation games
  • presentation equipment

Entry requirements

All students

Typically you need

• 120 year one credits with at least an overall merit from a business, finance or accounting HND, foundation degree or equivalent


• 120 year one credits with a minimum overall mark of 55 per cent from a business, finance or accounting degree

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

If English is not your first language you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 or above, with a minimum score of 5.5 in each skill. 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.

We welcome applications from people of any age. There may be some flexibility in entry requirements provided you have other relevant learning or experience. This must show that you will benefit from and successfully finish the course.

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'.


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: Academic And Professional Development Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Financial Fluency For Management Decision Making Credits: 20 Assessment: Exam
Module: Strategic Planning (Shaping The Future) Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Applied Financial Management Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Foreign Language Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Global Investment Banking Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Leading Innovative Organisations Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Planning Your Own Business Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Principles Of Investment Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Responsible And Ethical Business Practice Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Risk Management Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Year 2

Optional modules
Module Credits
Module: Placement Year Credits: -

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits
Module: Decision Making And Career Management Credits: 20
Module: Implementing Strategy And Change Credits: 20
Elective modules
Module Credits
Module: Corporate Governance Regulations And Ethics Credits: 20
Module: Financial Fluency For Decision Making Credits: 20
Module: Foreign Language Credits: 20
Module: Global Financial Markets Credits: 20
Module: Leadership In Contemporary Organisations Credits: 20
Module: Managing The Digital Enterprise Credits: 20
Module: Performance Management And Analysis Credits: 20
Module: Risk Management And Investment Credits: 20

Fees and funding

Home/EU students

Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2020/21 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 students starting full-time study in 2020/21 is £13,650 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

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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 Accounting, banking and finance courses (PDF)

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