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Year of Entry 2020/21
BA (Honours)

Business Studies

Develop a critical understanding of a wide range of national, international and global issues businesses face.


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What is the fee? Home/EU: £9,250 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
International: £13,650 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 UCAS Points
What is the UCAS code? N100
When do I start? September 2020
Placement year available? Yes

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Course summary

  • Find out which areas of business you're best at, and design your own path to your chosen career.
  • Become confident, inquisitive and empowered as you work autonomously but also develop relationships of teamwork and co-operation with others.
  • Develop the skills to succeed in the business world, and gain the confidence and qualities that employers really want.
  • Have the opportunity to work abroad — with Erasmus funding available for European placements.

No two students have the same experience on this course. The variety of optional modules means you create your own business studies degree, exploring which areas of business you want to work in and specialising in your areas of interest.

Student View

Watch student Jack Rowbotham talk about what it’s like to study on this course.

How you learn

Watch course leader Jules O'dor talk about this course

The course content is delivered using a variety of teaching techniques. You are assessed using a mixture of innovative coursework tasks and exams.

You learn through

  • traditional academic-led lectures
  • case-study based workshops
  • assimilation to create an experimental environment of learning

There are opportunities to study abroad at one of our partner universities with the possibility of funding through the Erasmus programme.

Course leaders and tutors

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Glyn Littlewood
Senior Lecturer

Applied learning

Work placements

You will be actively encouraged and supported to take up a placement year. You are offered the chance to undertake placements nationally and internationally. Many students do placements each year with corporations in New York, California, Florida, Dubai, Australia, Hong Kong, the Maldives and other destinations. You may also study a language and you are offered a chance to study in more than 40 European institutions for either a year or semester.

Networking opportunities

As a student at Sheffield Business School you benefit from being part of a vibrant community and you are part of the student-led Business and Management Society for peer support and networking opportunities. We also pay for you to be an associate member of the Chartered Management Institute during your course, giving you access to their networking events and helping you build up your LinkedIn contacts for when you start your career.


Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

  • multinational or domestic business organisation
  • public or charitable sectors

Previous graduates of this course have gone on to work for

  • Allianz
  • Bloomberg
  • L'Oreal
  • Centrica
  • Honda
  • Renault
  • Gripple (UK)
  • Cummins
  • Fujitsu
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • KentCounty Council
  • GE Money
  • IBM UK
  • Janssen Pharmaceuticals
  • Norwich Union
  • Pirelli
  • Royal Bank of Scotland
  • SAP
  • SSE
  • Telef?nica UK (O2)
  • Tesco
  • Westfield Health
Student success story
Lewis Bowen

On the day of his last university exam, business graduate Lewis Bowen started his company AIR, which produces environmentally friendly candles.

Lewis Bowen

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus

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
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S1 1WB

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Entry requirements

All students

UCAS points

  • 112

This must include at least 64 points from 2 A Levels or equivalent BTEC qualifications. For example:

  • BBC at A Level
  • DMM in BTEC Extended Diploma.
  • A combination of qualifications, which may include AS levels, EPQ and general studies

GCSE

  • English language or literature at grade C or 4
  • Maths at grade D or 3

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.

Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 at the point of enrolment.

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. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.

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 can take an optional placement in year three.

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Contemporary Organisations Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Customers And Markets Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Data Analysis For Business Decisions Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Enterprise Change And Creativity Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: People And Organisations In Context Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Foreign Language Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Global Business Environment Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Year 2

Compulsory modules
Module Credits
Module: Financial Fluency For Management Decision Making Credits: 20
Module: Leading Innovative Organisations Credits: 20
Module: Project Management And Development Credits: 20
Module: Responsible And Ethical Business Practice Credits: 20
Module: Strategic Planning (Shaping The Future) Credits: 20
Elective modules
Module Credits
Module: Applied Financial Management Credits: 20
Module: Business In Practice Credits: 20
Module: Business Law Credits: 20
Module: Essential It Skills For Business Credits: 20
Module: Foreign Language Credits: 20
Module: Leading And Managing Teams Credits: 20
Module: Managing International Business Credits: 20
Module: Planning Your Own Business Credits: 20
Module: Service And Retail Marketing Credits: 20

Year 3

Optional modules
Module Credits
Module: Placement Year Credits: -

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits
Module: Business Studies Project 1 Credits: 20
Module: Business Studies Project 2 Credits: 20
Module: Implementing Strategy And Change Credits: 20
Module: Leadership In Contemporary Organisations Credits: 20
Elective modules
Module Credits
Module: Business In The European Economy Credits: 20
Module: Business Operations And Project Management Credits: 20
Module: Consultancy Skills For Organisational Change Credits: 20
Module: Contemporary Issues In International Business Credits: 20
Module: Contemporary Issues In Marketing Credits: 20
Module: Customer Psychology Credits: 20
Module: Financial Fluency For Decision Making Credits: 20
Module: Financial Performance Management Credits: 20
Module: Foreign Language Credits: 20
Module: Managing For Success Credits: 20
Module: Managing The Digital Enterprise Credits: 20
Module: Sustainable And Responsible Business In The C21 - Contemporary Challenges Credits: 20

Fees and funding

Home/EU students

Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2020/21 is £9,250 per year. 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 students starting full-time study in 2020/21 is £13,650 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 and management courses (PDF)

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