BA (Honours) Business Management with Psychology

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BA (Honours)

Business Management with Psychology

Combine business management with psychology to lead effective teams and global organisations with a clear understanding of human behaviour.

Everything you need to know...

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    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)

  • Time

    How long will I study?

    3 / 4 Years

  • Location

    Where will I study?

    City Campus

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    What are the entry requirements?

    112-120 UCAS points

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    What is the UCAS code?

    B002

  • Date

    When do I start?

    September 2024

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    Placement year available?

    Yes


Course summary

  • Learn the business management foundations that make iconic brands successful.
  • Apply psychological theory to management practice for inclusive leadership and consumer strategies.
  • Explore future challenges posed by cultural, digital and technological change. 
  • Put learning into practice through placements, internships and real-world research.
  • Join a hub of entrepreneurs and business leaders in our award-winning enterprise centre.

This BA (Hons) Business Management with Psychology course is for those who are fascinated by human behaviour and want to lead teams, manage organisations or start their own venture.


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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.

Based in our Sheffield Business School, you’ll join a global community where business leaders, researchers and business students all come together to solve problems and make things better. 

Our academics are highly skilled professionals, bringing their industry expertise, research and cutting-edge knowledge into your classroom. They’ll encourage your curiosity, courage and ambition – emphasising learning as a collaborative process while developing an entrepreneurial, global and inclusive mindset.

You learn through:

  • On-campus lectures, seminars and tutorials 
  • Digital learning platforms
  • Industry visits and field trips
  • Independent study
  • Live consultancy projects
  • Practice-based learning and group work 
  • Simulated work environments
  • Problem-solving workshops
  • Digital skills development

Course Topics

Given the fast pace of change, this course explores a wide range of future-facing challenges. You’ll begin by exploring the foundations of business management, studying business models from a broad variety of sectors. You’ll also discover how to champion environmental, social and ethical practices – examining the future challenges posed by cultural, digital and technological change. 

As the course progresses, you’ll be introduced to psychological principles, learning how to apply these in a business management context. You’ll examine what drives us, from brain physiology to social groups, as well as our individual differences in personality and motivation.

Through this, you’ll learn how to understand and support teams, building a brand culture where everyone can thrive – both as individuals and as a team. You’ll also learn how to nurture resilience within yourself, becoming a confident leader who’s able to influence others and drive change.

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.
  • 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

Janette Hurst
Janette Hurst
Senior Lecturer, Course Leader - BA Business and Management

Janette Hurst is a Senior Lecturer in the Organisational Behavior and Human Resource Management Subject Group in the 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 real-world consultancy projects through our global network of leading businesses.

Placements

You’ll have the opportunity to arrange a year-long work placement between your second and third years. Gaining real-world experience, you’ll develop your personal and professional skills while enhancing your career prospects when you graduate. 

Previous graduates from Sheffield Business School have taken on placements at prestigious organisations, such as IBM, Microsoft, Lloyds Banking, Bentley and The NHS.

You’ll also have summer and winter school opportunities in a variety of locations. Recently, these have included France, Germany, Spain and Morocco. You might even be eligible to study abroad for a semester at one of our partner universities in Europe, the US, Australia and beyond.

Live Projects

We work with industrial advisers to make sure the design of the curriculum is aligned with the needs of industry. You’ll work on a range of client-based projects – from the public services sector to private sector SMEs and large corporate organisations – applying your learning to real-world projects.

You can also work with our business programme, Venture Matrix, winner of the National Enterprise Educators Award.

Networking Opportunities

As our course has strong links with a range of employers, we’re able to hold employer-specific events to give you opportunities to enhance your placement and graduate career prospects.


Future careers

Previous graduates from the Sheffield Business School have gone on to work for: 

  • Rolls-Royce
  • National Grid 
  • IBM 
  • Clipper 
  • Tesco
  • McLaren 
  • Cooperative Bank
  • Caterpillar
  • Asda
  • BMW
  • The Royal Bank of Scotland

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

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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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.

You’ll have access to specialist equipment, including:

  • Video-making hardware
  • A suite of creative software on AppsAnywhere 
  • Business gamification simulation equipment 
  • Laptops and computer labs

As part of our campus masterplan, we’re developing a brand new, net-zero-ready building right at the heart of the city centre. Here, 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

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

GCSE

  • English Language at grade C or 4
  • Maths at grade C or 4

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.

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.

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'.


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 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
Contemporary Business Management
Credits 40
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Foundations Of Business
Credits 40
Assessment Coursework(80%) , Practical(20%)
The Business Management Professional 
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Understanding People And Cultures
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Year 2

Compulsory modules

Module
Credits
Assessment
Applied Business Management Practices
Credits 40
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Managing Business And Financial Performance
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Social And Positive Psychology
Credits 40
Assessment Coursework(100%)

Elective modules

Module
Credits
Assessment
Developing Your Business Idea
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Foreign Language (French,Spanish,Italian,Chinese)
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Managing Operations And The Supply Chain
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Responsible Human Resource Management
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Year 3

Optional modules

Module
Credits
Assessment
Placement Year
Credits -
Assessment
Final year

Compulsory modules

Module
Credits
Assessment
Consultancy Project In Business Management  
Credits 40
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Psychology Of Marketing And Management
Credits 40
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Strategy In The Global And Digital Environment
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)

Elective modules

Module
Credits
Assessment
Contemporary Leadership In Context
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Dynamic Issues In International Business
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Employment Relations And Law
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)

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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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, 346.1KB)

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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