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- Develop your critical thinking and a global business mindset.
- Enhance your team-work and management skills to achieve business objectives.
- Understand and apply a variety of business management theories and principles.
- Build an agile skill set for working in dynamic business environments.
- Convert your business Foundation degree, HND or academic credits into a full Honours degree in one year.
Businesses need effective managers to ensure success in a competitive and challenging global business environment. Whether you work in a global organisation, a small or medium-sized business enterprise (SME), public sector or a not-for-profit organisation, this Business Management (1 year top-up) course helps you to become a successful business manager of the future.
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 teaching and learning on the business management top up course is informed by contemporary academic research. There is also significant collaboration with business organisations, industry practitioners and other external stakeholders – to equip you with the skills you’ll need in the workplace.
Tutors bring current insights into their modules by including insights from their own research and drawing on cutting-edge knowledge from the business and management field. By its very nature the course has a truly international perspective across all levels.
You learn through:
- Formal lectures
- Interactive seminars and workshops
- Problem solving exercises
- Simulations and learning games
- Case study discussions
- Small group discussions
- Class debates
- Individual and group presentations
This course brings together business insights that focus on international, sustainable and ethical business practices. You’ll explore the practical issues that global organisations face, and the digital solutions they use.
We select learning themes and materials to represent a diversity of global contexts and perspectives.
You'll focus on current real-world global challenges through problem-solving exercises. In some of the modules you study, you’ll also have opportunities for flexible and personalised learning – including the assessment tasks you undertake.
We’ll support your transition into level 6 study with guidance on how to present information, how to critically evaluate issues and how to work within teams. We also offer study skills support for international students.
Throughout your learning journey, you’ll receive:
- Access to our unique student support triangle to help with your personal, academic and career development.
- Access to our Skills Centre with one-to-ones, webinars and online resources.
- Free office and studio space, expert workshops, freelance opportunities and a vast business network ready for you to tap into.
- Career support for up to five years after graduating.
Course leaders and tutors
Dr Shinga Masango is a senior lecturer in International Business at Sheffield Hallam University and the Yorkshire (Y) Accelerator Lead
We think the best way to learn something is to do it in the real world. That means putting learning into practice through an applied project.
Assessments are rooted in the real-world contexts faced by businesses. Assessment formats include written reports, essays, individual and group presentations, self reflective tasks and in-class tests.
You’ll also complete an International Management Research Project. This introduces you to a range of relevant business and management themes, including leadership, finance, cross-cultural management and sustainable development – and allowing you to focus in depth on a particular topic.
We offer trips to a variety of organisations, including local SMEs and multinational firms with operations in the UK. These are great chances to see the types of environments you may be working within in the future.
You can connect with employers through Careers Days and guest lectures – gaining valuable insights into the challenges that real-world businesses are facing. You may also be able to network with previous graduates who share their experiences while empathising with the stage you’re at in your career.
We’ll also encourage you to take part in competitions, with prizes available for strong projects and inspirational students.
Graduates of business courses can perform a wide variety of roles, such as:
- Human resources
Previous graduates have gone on to work for:
- The NHS
- River Island
- The National Railway Museum
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.
City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.
Adsetts Library is located on our City Campus. It's open 24 hours a day, every day.Learn more
Equipment and facilities
You’ll study in world-class learning facilities, such as specialist labs, design studios, practice facilities, simulation environments, our award-winning enterprise centre and a 24/7 library.
You’ll have access to specialist equipment and resources, such as:
- Software applications including Microsoft Office
- Video making hardware and software via the library and AppsAnywhere
- Business gamification simulation equipment
- Meeting spaces for team working
- Access to networks to develop a business idea or starting your own business
As part of our campus masterplan, we’re developing a brand new, net-zero-ready building right at the heart of the city centre.
You’ll benefit from dedicated business facilities such as a business lounge, trading floor and languages hub, plus plenty of room to study in social learning spaces, seminar rooms and PC labs – all set in 400 square metres of stunning green space, where you can socialise, eat, relax and study.
Applicants normally need one of the following
• a foundation degree, HND or equivalent qualification in business and/or management, with an overall merit profile from year two modules
• 120 year one and 120 year two credits, with an overall mark of 55 per cent or above, from a relevant business degree or equivalent
We welcome applications from people of any age. There may be some flexibility in entry requirements provided you have other relevant learning or experience. This must show that you will benefit from and successfully finish the 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. 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.
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.
|Module: Academic And Professional Excellence||Credits: 20||
|Module: International Business Strategy And Practice||Credits: 20||
|Module: International Management Research Project||Credits: 40||
|Module: Responsible Global Business Management||Credits: 40||
Fees and funding
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.
Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2024/25 is £16,655 per year.
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, management and enterprise courses (PDF, 188.2KB)
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