BA (Honours) Business Management (1 year top-up)

Year of Entry 2025/26
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BA (Honours)

Business Management (1 year top-up)

Become a dynamic business management graduate – topping up your existing credits and qualifications while preparing to operate in diverse settings and contexts.

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    What is the fee?

    Home: See fees section below
    International/EU: £17,155 per year

  • Time

    How long will I study?

    1 Year

  • Location

    Where will I study?

    City Campus

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  • Date

    When do I start?

    September 2025

Course summary

  • 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.

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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. 

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 

Key Themes

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.  

Course Support

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

Shingairai Masango
Shingairai Masango
Yorkshire Accelerator Lead

Dr Shinga Masango is a senior lecturer in International Business at Sheffield Hallam University and the Yorkshire (Y) Accelerator Lead

Applied learning

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. 

Live Projects

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.  

Field Trips

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.  

Networking Opportunities

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.

Future careers

Graduates of business courses can perform a wide variety of roles, such as:

  • Management
  • Human resources 
  • Recruitment 
  • Academia 
  • Teaching 

Previous graduates have gone on to work for: 

  • The NHS 
  • BMW 
  • River Island 
  • Interflora 
  • HSBC 
  • 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.

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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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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.

Entry requirements

All students

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

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

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'.


Important notice: The structure of this course is periodically reviewed and enhanced to provide the best possible learning experience for our students and ensure ongoing compliance with any professional, statutory and regulatory body standards. Module structure, content, delivery and assessment may change, but we expect the focus of the course and the learning outcomes to remain as described above. Following any changes, updated module information will be published on this page.

Final year

Compulsory modules

Academic And Professional Excellence
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)
International Business Strategy And Practice
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)
International Management Research Project
Credits 40
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Responsible Global Business Management
Credits 40
Assessment Coursework(100%)

Fees and funding

Home students

Our tuition fees for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2025/26 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 2024/25 is £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/EU students starting full-time study in 2025/26 is £17,155 per year.

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Financial support for home/EU students

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, 334KB)

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


How do I apply?

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Why choose us?

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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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94% of our management graduates are in work or further study fifteen months after graduating

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Graduate from Sheffield Business School – rated in the top 6% globally for excellence in teaching and research

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