BA (Honours) Business Management

Year of Entry 2024/25
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BA (Honours)

Business Management

Course in clearing Full-time Business, management and enterprise

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

Places available in clearing

Apply for a place on this course starting in 2024. Get started with our online form, or call 0330 024 6390.

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We are unable to accept applications from international students through clearing. Please complete our international application form instead.


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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  • Date

    When do I start?

    September 2024

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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 6% 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.

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.


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.

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At Sheffield Hallam you’ll have access to UEFA licensed football coaching from UNIPRO Football Academy. This programme is delivered independently of your degree at an additional cost.
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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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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 January 2025, 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.

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Entry requirements

All students

We will offer flexibility on our usual entry requirements for clearing applicants. Please call us on 0330 024 6390 to discuss your options and apply.

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.

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

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

Applied Business Management Practices
Credits 40
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Change Management In A Global And Digital World
Credits 40
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Managing Business And Financial Performance
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)

Elective modules

Business In Emerging Markets
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Developing Your Business Idea
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Experiential Marketing Events
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Foreign Language (French, Spanish, Italian)
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(50%) , Practical(50%)
Managing And Developing People In Diverse Contexts
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%)
The Corporate Customer
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)
The Digital Customer Experience
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Year 3

Optional modules

Placement Year
Credits -
Final year

Compulsory modules

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

Elective modules

Consumer Psychology 
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)
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%)
Global, Ethical And Responsible Management Approaches
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Marketing In A Global Context
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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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.

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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.


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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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