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Year of Entry 2020/21
BA (Honours)

Business Economics

Course in clearing
Full-time Business, management and enterprise

Learn how to apply economic theory to the real world of business.


Places available in clearing

Apply for a place on this course starting in 2020. Whether you have your results or not, apply online or by calling 0330 024 6390 today.

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Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home/EU: £9,250 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
International: £13,650 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? 80 UCAS points through Clearing
What is the UCAS code? L100
When do I start? September 2020
Placement year available? Yes

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Course summary

  • Develop your knowledge and skills in the study of economics and business.
  • Increase your employability through work-placements.
  • Have the opportunity to work abroad — with the possibility of Erasmus funding being available for European 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.

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How you learn

Watch course leader Konstantinos Lagos talk about this course.


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

There are opportunities to study abroad at one of our partner universities with the possibility of funding through the Erasmus programme (subject to the UK’s continued participation in the Erasmus programme following the Brexit transition period).

Course leaders and tutors

Dr Konstantinos Lagos
Dr Konstantinos Lagos
Senior Lecturer

I teach on both undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Sheffield Business School, while being the course leader for the undergraduate BA in Business Economics cou … Read more

Applied learning

Work placements

You will have the opportunity to arrange a year-long work placement in between your second and third 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 second 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 this course 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
Sheffield
S1 1WB

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Entry requirements

All students

80 UCAS points, including 48 points from two A levels or equivalent, or an alternative qualification such as an Access course.

If you don't meet these criteria you may be qualified for our BA Business Economics with Foundation Year.

Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 at the point of enrolment.

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.

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 can take an optional placement in year three.

Year 1

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

Year 2

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Applied Professional Skills Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Financial Fluency For Management Decision Making Credits: 20 Assessment: Exam
Module: Intermediate Macroeconomics Credits: 20 Assessment: Exam
Module: Intermediate Microeconomics Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Multinational Enterprises And Foreign Direct Investment Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Alternative Perspectives In Economics Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
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 3

Optional modules
Module Credits
Module: Placement Year Credits: -

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Advanced Topics In Macroeconomics Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Consultancy Project Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Industrial Economics Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: International Strategy Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
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
Module: Foreign Language Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Global Financial Markets Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
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 2020/21 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 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, management and enterprise courses (PDF)

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