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Year of Entry 2020/21
BA (Honours)

Business and Finance (1 year top-up)

Enhance your career prospects with an honours degree, developing your knowledge of business and finance.

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What is the fee? Home/EU: £9,250 per year
International: £13,650 per year
How long will I study? 1 Year
Where will I study? City Campus
What is the UCAS code? N123
When do I start? September 2020

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Course summary

  • Improve your knowledge, skills and career prospects and convert your existing qualification into an honours degree
  • Learn through projects and case studies related to real life organisations, scenarios and current affairs
  • Build your analytical, communication and teamwork skills through a range of individual and group presentations

This course is suitable if you have a foundation degree, HND or equivalent in accounting, finance or business. Develop your skills in problem solving, decision making, numerical calculations and analysis, negotiation, research and project management to further your career or for personal fulfilment.

How you learn

You learn through:

  • lectures
  • examinations
  • essays
  • calculations
  • individual and group presentations
  • individual and group projects
  • in-class tests

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

We emphasise developing practical skills and business understanding alongside academic knowledge. The range of modules on offer therefore includes implementing strategy and change, decision making and career management, financial performance management and managing the digital enterprise.

You learn through:

  • lectures
  • examinations
  • essays
  • calculations
  • individual and group presentations
  • individual and group projects
  • in-class tests
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Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

  • accounting
  • finance
  • marketing
  • general management

Past graduates have gone on to graduate training schemes in companies such as

  • BP
  • BMW
  • Honda

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus

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

Applicants normally need one from

• a foundation degree, HND or equivalent qualification in finance or accounting, business and finance or business and accounting, with an overall merit profile from year two modules

• 120 year one and 120 year two credits, with an overall mark of 55 per cent or above, from a relevant degree or equivalent

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 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.

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.

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.

† 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.

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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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How do I apply?

You can apply for this course through UCAS.

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