Everything you need to know...
- Study your foundation year, then progress to the full degree.
- Develop important business and management skills from the very first day.
- Undertake applied projects and explore different ways of working.
This foundation year has been designed to enhance your knowledge of business and management in advance of undergraduate study. You'll study a range of topics, and apply your skills on rewarding projects and assignments. After completing your foundation, you'll have everything you need for full honours degree study, and progress directly onto the BA Business and Management course.
How you learn
The course is suitable if you don't meet the entry requirements for our BA (Hons) Business and 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.
You will learn in a supportive, challenging and exciting environment. You will be based in Sheffield Business School, a vibrant, dynamic setting with excellent facilities and located in the heart of the city.
You learn through
- lectures and seminars
- case studies
- self-directed study
- work placements
- activities and events
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.
After the foundation year, you will be ready to start the full degree. BA Business and Management is an engaging, challenging course where you will learn to excel in your field, under expert tutelage and with fantastic opportunities for progression, networking and work placements throughout.
You will have the opportunity to arrange a work placement in the second year of your full degree. This gives you a real-world experience to prepare you for your future career — improving your business acumen, self-management, contacts and interpersonal skills.
On the BA degree, there are a range of projects, business simulations and client-led tasks that will allow you to apply your knowledge to real-life scenarios. You'll improve your analytical mindset, learning agility and critical thinking through these activities.
Your continued engagement and interaction with the business world will allow you many opportunities for networking throughout the honours degree. You'll work with others, improve your interpersonal skills and learn to build relationships.
After completing your foundation year and full undergraduate degree, you’ll be prepared for a career as a
- business adviser
- business analyst
- data analyst
- chartered analyst
- chartered manager
- project manager
Previous graduates of BA Business and Management have gone on to work for
- Gripple (UK)
- Kent County Council
- GE Money
- IBM UK
- Janssen Pharmaceuticals
- Norwich Union
- Royal Bank of Scotland
- Telefonica UK (O2)
- Westfield Health
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
GCSE Maths and GCSE English at grade C or grade 4.
48 UCAS points, including 24 points from one full A level, or equivalent, or an alternative qualification such as an Access course.
Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 at the point of enrolment.
Additional information for EU/International students
This course is not open to international students who require a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK. If you are an international applicant but do not require a Tier 4 (General) student visa, contact our Admissions Team to find out whether you’re eligible to apply.
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: Customers And Markets||Credits: 20|
|Module: Data Analysis For Business Decisions||Credits: 20|
|Module: Enterprise Change And Creativity||Credits: 20|
|Module: People And Organisations In Context||Credits: 20|
|Module: Principles And Functions Of Business||Credits: 20|
|Module: Foreign Language||Credits: 20|
|Module: Global Business Environment||Credits: 20|
|Module: Business Research||Credits: 20|
|Module: Managing And Developing People||Credits: 20|
|Module: Group Work-Based Project||Credits: 60|
|Module: Learning Through The Workplace||Credits: 60|
|Module: Placement Year||Credits: -|
|Module: Contemporary Developments In Employee Relations And Employment Law||Credits: 20|
|Module: Implementing Strategy And Change||Credits: 20|
|Module: Management Project||Credits: 40|
|Module: Responsible Leadership And Ethics||Credits: 20|
|Module: Strategic Communications In The Digital World||Credits: 20|
Financial support for home/EU students
How tuition fees work, student loans and other financial support available.
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 and management courses (PDF)
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