BA (Honours) Business Management and Enterprise

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BA (Honours)

Business Management and Enterprise

Become an entrepreneur with innovative business ideas – or a successful manager with the skills to create effective business solutions in global organisations.

Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home: £9,250 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
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? BB03
When do I start? September 2024
Placement year available? Yes

Course summary

  • Gain knowledge of entrepreneurial strategy, business innovation and creative solutions.
  • Join a dynamic hub of entrepreneurs to explore your own enterprise ideas.
  • Develop the entrepreneurial mindset to pitch, sell and lead agile businesses.
  • Gain real-world experience with industry experts, mentors and investors.
  • Take the option to launch your own venture in our award-winning enterprise centre.
  • Study at one of the few UK universities with a double-accredited degree.

Based in our Sheffield Business School, you’ll join a global community where business leaders, researchers and business students come together to solve real-world problems.

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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.

You’ll be taught by award-winning teachers and industry experts, who bring their experience and research into the classroom. The course is designed by industry specialists and leading institutes – helping you graduate with the skills employers are looking for. 

Through our network of industry professionals and business leaders, you’ll have access to a diverse range of placements, volunteering opportunities, training schemes, internships and work experience. 

You learn through:

  • Lectures and seminars
  • One-to-one tutor support
  • Experiential learning in industry
  • Real business change and consultancy projects
  • Reflective practice and career planning
  • Digital platforms and resources
  • Opportunities for work-based placements and projects

Key Themes

This is a future-facing course which explores contemporary growth sectors and develops the digital skills that tomorrow’s leaders need. You’ll build your knowledge of business management, enterprise and entrepreneurship theories, while challenging established practices and exploring new innovations.

Studying concepts such as design thinking, negotiation, influencing and communication, you’ll develop your problem-solving skills to address shortfalls and mitigate risks. You’ll learn how to collaborate with others to instil a culture of innovation and creativity within organisations.  

Through real-life projects, you’ll respond to modern challenges, learning how to champion environmental and social issues to influence positive change. Whether you’d like to launch your own business or contribute to the success of other organisations – you’ll be encouraged to develop the entrepreneurial mindset you need to scope, plan and develop enterprises and business solutions.

Course Support

Throughout your learning journey, you’ll experience a range of dedicated support, such as:

  • 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.
  • Extracurricular opportunities, such as society leadership, course representation and volunteering.
  • Free access to 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

Dean Maragh
Dean Maragh
Senior Lecturer

Lecturer, Strategic Management, Department of Management

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 placements, internships and consultancy projects through our global network of leading businesses.


As an enterprising person, you can work for yourself as your placement, developing an idea or working on your existing business.

Or you can undertake up to a year-long placement in an organisation – either internationally or nationally – preparing you for your future career while gaining industry contacts. Whether working for yourself or in a company you can earn the Applied Professional Diploma to add to your CV. Previous placement years have taken place at organisations such as IBM, Bentley, Pricecheck and Bosch. You can also use this time to develop your own venture with support from our award-winning enterprise centre.

You can also study a language and potentially study at one of the many international universities we partner with for one semester in your second year – through our Study Abroad scheme.

Real-Life Projects

A range of projects, business simulations and client-led tasks mean you can apply your knowledge to real-life scenarios, improving your analytical mindset, learning agility and critical thinking. Previous students have gained experience with organisations such as IBM, Gripple, local start-ups and SMEs.

Networking Opportunities

You’ll engage and interact with entrepreneurs and business professionals. Working with others, to improve your interpersonal skills and learn to build relationships. 

Collaborating on enterprise projects with other students and academic staff, you’ll learn to lead and work with others to develop your business ideas. Previous student enterprises have been shared on local and national news.

Field Trips

You can take industry field trips to visit leading local businesses and global brands throughout your course.

Organisations like these also provide exclusive talks – helping you gain first-hand insights into creating, leading and managing an effective business.

Entrepreneurial Support

With the support of the Hallam i-Lab business hub, you can collaborate with creatives, entrepreneurs and investors across Sheffield. Here, you can form lucrative business networks, brainstorm entrepreneurial ideas and even launch your own venture.

We also offer award-winning support for entrepreneurs – from free offices and studio space to expert workshops, freelance opportunities, and a vast business network ready for you to tap into.

Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Business ownership
  • Business management
  • Business consultancy
  • Change and project leadership
  • Supply chain and operations direction

Previous graduates have gone on to work for:

  • Aston Martin
  • Gripple (UK) 
  • GlaxoSmithKline 
  • IBM UK 
  • Lidl
  • LinkedIn
  • Microsoft
  • NHS
  • Toyota
  • Vodafone 

Many of our students have also created their own successful enterprises.

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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Equipment and facilities

You’ll study in world-class learning facilities, such as specialist labs, design studios, practice facilities, simulation environments, our iLab enterprise hub and a 24/7 library.

Gain access to specialist equipment, such as:

  • Video-making hardware via the library
  • Professional software such as Adobe apps through our digital library
  • Business gamification simulation equipment 
  • Networks to develop a business idea or start your own business

Entry requirements

All students

UCAS points

  • 112-120

This must include at least 64 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 or literature at grade C or 4
  • Maths at grade D or 3

GCSE equivalents

  • Level 2 Literacy or Functional Skills Level 2 English
  • Level 2 Numeracy or Functional Skills Level 2 Maths

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.

• entry with prior credit - we consider applications for direct entry to the final year from those holding Higher National Diplomas or equivalent qualifications

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.

We welcome applications from people of any age. We may be flexible in our normal offer if you can show a commitment to succeed and have the relevant skills and experience. This must show that you will benefit from and finish the course successfully.

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.

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: Introduction To Enterprise, Innovation And Creativity 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: Designing The Enterprise Credits: 40 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Managing Business And Financial Performance Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Foreign Language (French,Spanish,Italian,Chinese) 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: The Corporate Customer 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: Leading Innovative Enterprises Credits: 40 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Strategy In The Global And Digital Environment Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
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 fee for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2024/25 is £9,250 per year. These fees are regulated by the UK government and are therefore subject to changes in government policy. 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/EU students starting full-time study in 2024/25 is £16,655 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

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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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