BA (Honours) Business Management

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BA (Honours)

Business Management

Master the fundamentals of business management, commercial acumen and leadership – gaining hands-on experience and Professional Membership with the Institute of Leadership and Management.

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? A097
When do I start? September 2024
Placement year available? Yes

Course summary

  • Study the business management strategies that make iconic brands successful. 
  • Specialise in routes such as entrepreneurship, global business and sustainability. 
  • Embrace the future challenges of cultural, digital and technological change. 
  • Explore opportunities to learn a new language, start a venture or join a student society.
  • Apply your learning to placements, internships, real-world consultancy and opportunities to study abroad.
  • Join an international community of business leaders, researchers and students.

Given the fast pace of change, the course explores a wide range of modern market challenges and the strategies you’ll need to create a thriving business. You’ll learn to drive positive change in an organisation, to develop collaborative teams who optimise business performance – plus how to assess markets, analyse business performance and realise lucrative opportunities.


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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 study at our Sheffield Business School, rated in the top 5% globally for excellence in teaching and research. Here, 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 cutting-edge knowledge and industry research into the classroom.

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
  • Peer-to-peer feedback
  • Problem-solving workshops
  • Class debates
  • Presentations

Key Themes

Throughout this course you’ll learn how to lead businesses, manage teams or hone your business specialism. You’ll innovate and make a positive impact.

You’ll study business models from a broad variety of sectors – championing environmental, social and ethical practices while exploring the future challenges posed by cultural, digital and technological change. 

Real-world global application is deeply rooted throughout the course, helping you build your skills as an effective team player as you work to solve business challenges. 

As the course progresses, you’ll have the opportunity to specialise in an area of interest by choosing from a range of optional modules. And throughout the course, we’ll support your curiosity, courage and ambition by emphasising learning as a collaborative process – with an entrepreneurial, global and inclusive mindset, alongside the digital skills you need to get ahead.

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 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

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 on placements, internships and real-world consultancy projects – arranged through our global network of leading businesses.

Placements

You’ll have the opportunity to arrange a year-long work placement in between your second and third years. This gives you valuable work experience to prepare you for your future career – as well as an Applied Professional Diploma to add to your CV. 

Previous students have been on placement at leading businesses and institutes, such as Lloyds Banking Group, Schlumberger, Transdev, Crowne Plaza Royal Victoria, Department for Education, CLAAS UK, and The NHS.

Live Projects

As part of your studies, you’ll take on projects set by external organisations, allowing you to apply your learning to the real world, build your business network and take your first step on your chosen career ladder.

You’ll complete a consultancy project where you’ll help a business research a real-world opportunity or challenge – presenting your insights while linking theory to practice.

Field Trips

You’ll have the opportunity to visit leading local businesses and global brands with industry field trips throughout your course.

You can also hear exclusive talks from global brands and local businesses – discovering first-hand insights about how to create, lead and manage an effective business.

Entrepreneurial Support

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

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


Future careers

The course prepares you for a career in a vast range of sectors and career paths, such as:

  • Manager, director or executive roles
  • Business consultancy
  • Growth leadership
  • Teaching or lecturing
  • Entrepreneurship 

Previous graduates of this course have gone on to work at prestigious local and global brands, including:

  • IBM
  • McLaren
  • National Grid
  • Rolls-Royce
  • Royal Bank
  • Cooperative Bank
  • Asda
  • BMW
  • Caterpillar
  • Clipper

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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Howard Street
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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.

Gain access to specialist equipment, such as:

  • Video-making hardware
  • A suite of creative software on AppsAnywhere 
  • Business gamification simulation equipment 
  • Laptops and computer labs
  • Marketing intelligence platforms such as Mintel and EuroMonitor
  • Social media management platforms
  • LinkedIn Learning

From Autumn 2024, you’ll study in 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

UCAS points

  • 112-120

This must include at least 48 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 D 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 you do not have any of the qualifications above but have relevant experience you are welcome to discuss potential opportunities with the admissions tutor.

 

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
Module: Contemporary Business Management Credits: 40 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Foundations Of Business Credits: 40 Assessment: Coursework
Practical
Module: The Business Management Professional  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: Change Management In A Global And Digital World Credits: 40 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Managing Business And Financial Performance Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Business In Emerging Markets Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Developing Your Business Idea Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Experiential Marketing Events Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
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: Responsible Human Resource Management Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: The Corporate Customer Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: The Digital Customer Experience 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: Responsible Global Business Management Credits: 40 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Strategy In The Global And Digital Environment Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Consumer Psychology  Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Contemporary Leadership In Context Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Dynamic Issues In International Business Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
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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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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