BA (Honours) Business and Management

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Year of Entry 2024/25
BA (Honours)

Business and Management

Kick-start your career and gain a fresh perspective on business on this diverse, vibrant course.

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What is the fee? Home: See fees section below
International/EU: £16,655 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
How long will I study? 3 / 4 Years
Where will I study? City Campus
What are the entry requirements? 112-120 UCAS points
What is the UCAS code? A097
When do I start? September 2024
Placement year available? Yes

Course summary

  • Increase your understanding of the business environment and economy.
  • Attain the skills needed to become a responsible, effective leader.
  • Benefit from stimulating and diverse learning methods.
  • Learn, grow and network on international placement opportunities.

On this course you'll gain a multidisciplinary business awareness – considering individuals, organisations and the global context in which they operate. You’ll apply the solid theoretical base you develop in lectures to real-life projects and placements. You'll graduate with the experience and skills you need to impress employers and kickstart your career.

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.

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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.

This course enables you to become a reflective, adaptable business practitioner. Through a range of learning methods, you’ll learn to problem-solve, collaborate, research and scrutinise — ensuring that you have every tool at your disposal for the business world.

Throughout, you'll work with and be supported by an expert team of lecturers, tutors and researchers.

You learn through

  • lectures and seminars
  • problem and enquiry based learning
  • case studies
  • group activities, learning and reflection
  • roleplay and business simulations
  • individual tutor support
  • social learning tools
  • client-led projects
  • independent work based research project
  • work-based learning including placements and fellowships

Course leaders and tutors

Janette Hurst
Janette Hurst
Senior Lecturer, Course Leader - BA Business and Management

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

Applied learning

The course prepares you for future career readiness. This includes working with national and/or local organisations at every level of your course – helping you develop your employability, personal graduate attributes and digital skills.

Work placements

You will have the opportunity to arrange a work placement in the second half of your second year of your 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

Throughout the course, 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 course. You'll work with others, improve your interpersonal skills and learn to build relationships.

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Watch course leader Janette Hurst talk about this course.

Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

  • management in public, private or third-sector organisations
  • chartered management
  • project management
  • business advice
  • business analysis
  • data analysis
  • chartered analysis

Previous graduates of this course 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 lectures, seminars and practical sessions as well as access to digital and online resources to support your learning.

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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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Entry requirements

All students

UCAS points

  • 112-120

This must include at least 48 points from 2 A Levels or equivalent BTEC qualifications. For example:

  • BBC-BBB at A Level
  • DDM in BTEC Extended Diploma.
  • Merit overall from a T level qualification.  
  • A combination of qualifications, which may include AS levels, EPQ and general studies


  • English Language at grade C or 4
  • Maths at grade D or 4

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

• Access - an Access to HE Diploma with at least 45 credits at level 3 and 15 credits at level 2. 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 you do not have any of the qualifications above but have relevant experience you are welcome to discuss potential opportunities with the admissions tutor.


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.

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.

Important notice: The structure for this course is currently being reviewed and enhanced to provide the best possible learning experience for our students. Module structure, content, delivery and assessment are all likely to change, but we expect the focus of the course and the learning outcomes to remain as described above. Once the changes have been confirmed, updated module information will be published on this page.

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 Business Management Credits: 40 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Foundations Of Business Credits: 40 Assessment: Coursework
Module: The Business Management Professional  Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Understanding People And Cultures Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Year 2

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Applied Business Management Practices Credits: 40 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Change Management In A Global And Digital World Credits: 40 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Managing Business And Financial Performance Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Business In Emerging Markets Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Developing Your Business Idea Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Experiential Marketing Events Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Foreign Language Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Managing And Developing People In Diverse Contexts Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Managing Operations And The Supply Chain Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Responsible Human Resource Management Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: The Corporate Customer Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: The Digital Customer Experience Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Year 3

Optional modules
Module Credits
Module: Placement Year Credits: -

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Consultancy Project In Business Management   Credits: 40 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Responsible Global Business Management Credits: 40 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Strategy In The Global And Digital Environment Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Consumer Psychology  Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Contemporary Leadership In Context Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Dynamic Issues In International Business Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Employment Relations And Law Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Global, Ethical And Responsible Management Approaches Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Marketing In A Global Context Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Fees and funding

Home students

Our tuition fees for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2024/2025 are regulated by the UK government and are yet to be confirmed. For an indication, our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2023/2024 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.

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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 Business, management and enterprise courses (PDF, 188.2KB)

Legal information

Any offer of a place to study is subject to your acceptance of the University’s Terms and Conditions and Student Regulations.


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We are Gold rated in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) for the outstanding quality of our teaching and student outcomes

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We guarantee to find you an affordable place to live that’s close to campus and comes with all bills included

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95% of our UK graduates are in work or further study 15 months after graduating (2020/21 Graduate Outcomes Survey)

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