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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 range of modules includes • implementing strategy and change • international business consultancy project • marketing in a global context • managing for success.

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.

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*

• implementing strategy and change • international business consultancy project

Optional modules

Choose two* from List A and two* from List B

List A
• marketing in a global context • brand and reputation management • marketing innovation and creativity • global governance in international business • managing the digital enterprise • contemporary issues in international business • international strategy • language**

List B
• developing people and organisations • leadership in contemporary organisations • managing for success • financial fluency for decision making • financial performance management • sustainable and responsible business in the 21st century • language**

* 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 choose one elective module from each of the above lists and study the following four core modules • implementing strategy and change • decision making and career development • academic and professional excellence • english for academic and business purposes.

**Only one language may be studied. Stage 1 study of a language is not permitted.

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• strategic management • operations planning and control • global marketing • leadership and organisations • financial information for business decisions • creating effective information systems

  • coursework
  • examinations


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.


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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

2016/17 academic year

Typically £12,500 a year

2017/18 academic year

Typically £12,750 a year

Additional course costs

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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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