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BA (Honours) Business Management (top up)

This top-up business degree is ideal if you want to advance your knowledge, skills, ability and career prospects in business. It enables you to convert your business-related foundation degree, HND or degree credits into an honours degree in business management.

Course length 1 Year
Location City Campus
UCAS N200 Course code

Course description

This course is ideal for anyone wishing to advance their knowledge, skills, ability and career prospects in business. It enables you to convert your business-related foundation degree, HND or degree credits into an honours degree in business management. The January route is aimed at students whose first language is not necessarily English. It is geared to provide support and employablility skills within this context.

There are both September and January start dates, depending on your availability. The range of modules for the September start include • implementing strategy and change • international business consultancy project • marketing in a global context • managing for success.

The January start date provides students with a comprehensive industry-relevant education. It aims to develop you into a professional who has both the capability and positive attitude to lead tomorrow's business world. As such, modules include • academic and professional excellence • English for Academic and Business Purposes. Additional modules cover leadership, strategy, marketing and financial management.

As well as the personal, analytical and communication skills that many university courses develop, you gain skills in • problem solving • decision making • negotiation • research • project management. These skills are needed in all organisations.

Entry requirements

2017 entry requirements

Applicants normally need one of the following
• a foundation degree, HND or equivalent qualification in business and/or management, with an overall merit profile from year two modules
• 120 year one and 120 year two credits, with an overall mark of 55 per cent or above, from a relevant business degree or equivalent

We welcome applications from people of any age. There may be some flexibility in entry requirements provided you have other relevant learning or experience. This must show that you will benefit from and successfully finish the course.

If English is not your first language you need an IELTS score of 6.0 or above, with a minimum score of 5.5 in each skill. 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.

2018 entry requirements

Applicants normally need one of the following

• a foundation degree, HND or equivalent qualification in business and/or management, with an overall merit profile from year two modules

• 120 year one and 120 year two credits, with an overall mark of 55 per cent or above, from a relevant business degree or equivalent

You can find information on making sense of UCAS tariff points here and use the UCAS tariff calculator to work out your points.

We welcome applications from people of any age. There may be some flexibility in entry requirements provided you have other relevant learning or experience. This must show that you will benefit from and successfully finish the course.

If English is not your first language you need an IELTS score of 6.0 or above, with a minimum score of 5.5 in each skill. 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.

International and European entry qualifications

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.

Course structure

One year full-time

Typical modules may include

Core modules (September start)

• implementing strategy and change • international business consultancy project

Elective modules

Choose TWO Electives from the following

• one language (only one language can be studied per year and no Stage 1) • sustainable and responsible business in the 21st century • managing the digital enterprise • financial fluency for decision making • leadership in contemporary organisations

Specialist pathways

Select ONE pathway, each contains two modules.

Enterprise Management and International Business Pathway
• critical and contemporary issues in enterprise • global supply chain management

Human Resources Pathway
• leadership in contemporary organisations • managing for success

Marketing Pathway
• marketing in a global context • marketing innovation and creativity

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If your offer to join the course requires you to obtain IELTS and you achieve lower than 6.5 overall, and 6.0 in all four skills then you will have no elective choices and will study the following three core modules

• implementing strategy and change • academic and professional excellence • english for business and academic purposes

Plus

Elective Modules
Choose ONE Elective from the following

• one language (only one language can be studied per year and no Stage 1) • sustainable and responsible business in the 21st century • managing the digital enterprise • financial fluency for decision making • leadership in contemporary organisations

Plus

Specialist Pathways
Select ONE pathway, each contains two modules.

Enterprise Management and International Business Pathway
• critical and contemporary issues in enterprise • global supply chain management

Human Resources Pathway
• leadership in contemporary organisations • managing for success

Core modules (January start)

• academic and professional excellence • english for academic and business purposes • marketing in a global context • leadership in contemporary organizations • implementing strategy and change • financial fluency for decision making

Assessment
  • coursework
  • examinations

Employability

Our graduates have found careers with organisations such as • NHS • Interflora • River Island • HSBC • National Railway Museum • BMW.

You can also go on to postgraduate study.

Fees

Home / EU student

Please note tuition fees may increase in each subsequent academic year of your course, subject to government regulations on fee increases and in line with inflation. More information can be found in the ‘Tuition Fee Increases’ section of our Fees Regulations (PDF, 2.10 MB)

For the course fee and further information on scholarships and bursaries please visit our fees and funding pages.

International student

2017/18 academic year

Typically £12,750 a year

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 information

How to apply

You apply for this course through UCAS.

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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