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International: £13,650 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
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- Prepare for the degree with an extra foundation year at the start.
- Learn to manage and interpret the results of analytical work to provide business insight.
- Apply knowledge in a variety of contexts including marketing, customer service, finance, retail, healthcare and social media.
- Study a language or specialist business subject in your elective module.
- Undertake a year-long paid work placement and optional semester abroad.
Understand, analyse and interpret data and information and present decision making options with conviction. Study areas including markets and customers, introductory investment appraisal and foundational statistics, all to help you make better decisions to develop profitable and sustainable businesses.
How you learn
The course is suitable if you don't meet the entry requirements for our BA (Hons) Business Analytics 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.
Following a highly practical approach, your learning takes place in a wide variety of settings in order to cater to different learning styles and behaviours.
You learn through:
- live projects
- work placement
- semester abroad
- self-study and collaborative work
- analytical study and critical thinking
- class discussions and problem-solving
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
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 with companies such as GSK, NHS, Microsoft, SAP and Virgin. Salaries of up to Â£30,000 are possible.
You also have the option to study abroad for a semester in you third year if you are successful in applying to the global mobility initiative, which allows you to choose from over 40 European destinations and 20 other international university partnerships under English instruction.
With the support of academics you are asked to solve a real-world client decision problem through a consultancy assignment in your third year. You are prepared for this task as the assignment synthesises the learning from the previous three/four years' experience.
This course prepares you for a career as a
- senior data insight analyst
- data analyst
- customer insight manager
- marketing insight manager
- big data analyst
- data research and collection officer
- business intelligence analyst
- marketing manager
- business analyst
Previous graduates of this course have gone on to work for
- Virgin Media
Where will I study?
You study at City Campus
City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.City Campus map
Adsetts Library is located on our City Campus. It's open 24 hours a day, every day.Learn more
Equipment and facilities
On this course you work with
- software applications including Microsoft Office Specialist
- Bloomberg trading suite
- simulation and software and database technologies
- additional digital resources
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.
- 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'.
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.
|Module: Contemporary Issues||Credits: 20||
|Module: Introduction To Business||Credits: 20||
|Module: Organisation Management And Delivery 1||Credits: 20||
|Module: Organisation Management And Delivery 2||Credits: 20||
|Module: Self And Stakeholder Management||Credits: 20||
|Module: The Practice Of Business||Credits: 20||
|Module: Business Statistics||Credits: 20|
|Module: Data Analysis For Business Decisions||Credits: 20|
|Module: Developing Professional And Academic Skills||Credits: 20|
|Module: People And Organisations In Context||Credits: 20|
|Module: Requirements Management||Credits: 20|
|Module: Foreign Language||Credits: 20|
|Module: Global Business Environment||Credits: 20|
|Module: Academic Skills And Professional Development In Business Analytics||Credits: 20|
|Module: Academic Skills For Professional Development||Credits: 20|
|Module: Applied Financial Management||Credits: 20|
|Module: Data And Business Decisions||Credits: 20|
|Module: Leading Innovative Organisations||Credits: 20|
|Module: Performance Measurement And Operations||Credits: 20|
|Module: Business Law||Credits: 20|
|Module: Essential It Skills For Business||Credits: 20|
|Module: Foreign Language||Credits: 20|
|Module: Leading And Managing Teams||Credits: 20|
|Module: Managing International Business||Credits: 20|
|Module: Planning Your Own Business||Credits: 20|
|Module: Service And Retail Marketing||Credits: 20|
|Module: Placement Year||Credits: -|
|Module: Applied Analytics||Credits: 20|
|Module: Business Intelligence And Modelling||Credits: 20|
|Module: Consultancy Project||Credits: 20|
|Module: Strategy, Ethics, Privacy And Social Responsibility||Credits: 20|
|Module: Strategy Projects And People||Credits: 20|
|Module: Business In The European Economy||Credits: 20|
|Module: Business Operations And Project Management||Credits: 20|
|Module: Consultancy Skills For Organisational Change||Credits: 20|
|Module: Contemporary Issues In International Business||Credits: 20|
|Module: Contemporary Issues In Marketing||Credits: 20|
|Module: Customer Psychology||Credits: 20|
|Module: Financial Fluency For Decision Making||Credits: 20|
|Module: Financial Performance Management||Credits: 20|
|Module: Foreign Language||Credits: 20|
|Module: Leadership In Contemporary Organisations||Credits: 20|
|Module: Managing For Success||Credits: 20|
|Module: Managing The Digital Enterprise||Credits: 20|
|Module: Sustainable And Responsible Business In The C21 - Contemporary Challenges||Credits: 20|
Fees and funding
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.
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.
Financial support for home/EU students
How tuition fees work, student loans and other financial support available.
Additional course costs
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