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Year of Entry 2021/22
BA (Honours)

Business and Management with Foundation Year

Course in clearing
Full-time Business, management and enterprise

Gain a degree in business and management, with an initial foundation year to prepare for the course.


Places available in clearing

Apply for a place on this course starting in 2021. Call us now on 0330 024 6390.

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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? 48 UCAS points through Clearing
What is the UCAS code? B010
When do I start? September 2021
Placement year available? Yes

Course summary

  • 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.

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

All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive.

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
  • presentations
  • 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.

Course leaders and tutors

Janette Hurst
Janette Hurst
Senior Lecturer

Janette Hurst is a Senior Lecturer in the Organisational Behavior and Human Resource Management Subject Group in the Department of Management.

Applied learning

Degree preparation

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.

Placement opportunities

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.

Live projects

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.

Networking opportunities

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.

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Future careers

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

  • Allianz
  • Bloomberg
  • L'Oreal
  • Centrica
  • Honda
  • Renault
  • Gripple (UK)
  • Cummins
  • Fujitsu
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Kent County Council
  • GE Money
  • IBM UK
  • Janssen Pharmaceuticals
  • Norwich Union
  • Pirelli
  • Royal Bank of Scotland
  • SAP
  • SSE
  • Telefonica UK (O2)
  • Tesco
  • Westfield Health

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.

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Entry requirements

All students

48 UCAS points, including 24 points from one full A level, or equivalent, or an alternative qualification such as an Access course.

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.

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 will be able to complete a placement year as part of this course. See the modules table below for further information.

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Contemporary Issues Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Introduction To Business Credits: 20 Assessment: Practical
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: Data Analysis For Business Decisions Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Enterprise Change And Creativity Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: People And Organisations In Context Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Principles And Functions Of Business Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Foreign Language Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Global Business Environment Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Year 3

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Business Research Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Finance For Business Performance Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Managing And Developing People Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Professional Skills And Reflective Practice Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Client-Led Group Work-Based Project Credits: 40 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Learning Through The Workplace Credits: 40 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Study Abroad Module 3 Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Year 4

Optional modules
Module Credits
Module: Placement Year Credits: -

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Contemporary Developments In Employee Relations And Employment Law Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Implementing Strategy And Change Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Individual Management Project Credits: 40 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Responsible Leadership And Ethics Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Strategic Communications In The Digital World 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, 267.5KB)

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