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Year of Entry 2020/21
BA (Honours)

Business Economics with Foundation Year

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


Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home/EU: 2020/21 fees are not yet confirmed. See fees and funding below.
International: £13,650 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? 64 UCAS Points
What is the UCAS code? A061
When do I start? September 2020
Placement available? Yes

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Course summary

  • Prepare for the degree with an extra foundation year at the start.
  • Develop your knowledge and skills in the study of economics and business.
  • Increase your employability through work-placements.

This is a challenging and coherent course which will provide you with an in-depth knowledge of business economics theory and practice, rooted in real world business and economics applications.

How you learn

The course is suitable if you don't meet the entry requirements for our BA (Hons) Business Economics 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.

Applied learning

Work placements

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. Our students have recently gained work placements with national and international organisations, including Adidas UK, Airbus UK, AXA, Bosch, Coca-Cola Enterprises, General Motors, Hay, IBM UK, Lloyds Banking Group, Marks & Spencer, Metropolitan Police, Microsoft, NHS, Royal Bank of Scotland, TNT Express, Vauxhall Motor and Walt Disney Company.

Live projects

Some modules will allow you to participate in projects in collaboration with companies or experienced professionals from a variety of sectors.

Field trips

You will have the option to engage in overseas study in semester 2 of your third year at one of our European, or international, partners.

Networking opportunities

You can join the student-led International Business and Economics Society to meet others and discuss and debate current events in the economy and business world. The society arranges social events and hosts guest lectures by academic experts and industry practitioners. We are proud of our links with our alumni and you will have numerous opportunities to network with them.


Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

  • business analysis
  • business development
  • business planning
  • consultancy
  • financial analysis
  • economic research
  • market regulation
  • market research and analysis
  • policy development
  • procurement
  • project management
  • supply chain management

Previous graduates of BA (Honours) Business Economics have gone on to work for

  • Cummins
  • Gist
  • Greencore Group
  • Lloyds Banking Group
  • IBM UK
  • Incisive Media
  • NSG Pilkington
  • PwC Consulting
  • Royal Mail
  • Turner and Townsend
  • Vauxhall Motors

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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Location

Howard Street
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S1 1WB

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Entry requirements

All students

UCAS points

  • 64

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.

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

GCSE

  • 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 in a science based subject. 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'.


Modules

The modules for 2020/21 may vary to those given below, which are for academic year 2019/20.

You can take an optional placement in year three.

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Contemporary Issues Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Introduction To Business Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
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: Business Economics Credits: 20 Assessment: Exam
Module: Foundations Of International Business Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Maths For Economics Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: People And Organisations In Context Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Professional Skills In Economics Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Customers And Markets Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Foreign Language Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Year 3

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Financial Fluency For Management Decision Making Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Intermediate Macroeconomics Credits: 20 Assessment: Exam
Module: Intermediate Microeconomics Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Management Competencies For Economics Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Multinational Enterprises And Foreign Direct Investment Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Foreign Language Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Introductory Statistics For Business Economics Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Planning Your Own Business Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Service And Retail Marketing Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Year 4

Compulsory modules
Module Credits
Module: Placement Year Credits: -

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Advanced Topics In Macroeconomics Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Economics Consultancy Project Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Industrial Economics Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: International Strategy Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Behavioural Economics Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Business In The European Economy Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Econometrics For Business And Economics Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Financial Performance Management Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Foreign Language Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Global Financial Markets Credits: 20 Assessment: Exam
Module: Global Supply Chain Management Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam

Fees and funding

Home/EU students

Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2020/2021 are regulated by the UK government and are yet to be confirmed. For an indication, our tuition fees for UK/EU students starting this course in 2019/20 are £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. 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 and management courses (PDF)

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