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BSc (Honours) Business and ICT

Combine business acumen with technological expertise to prepare for your career in management.

Course length 3-4 Year(s)
Location City Campus
UCAS NJ19 Course code

Course description

Become a leader of people and projects by completing a degree that consistently receives excellent ratings in the National Student Survey. You develop a solid background in the commercial applications of technology and gain good general business skills, enabling you to pursue a broad choice of careers.

Technical excellence

You join a department that is a SAS Student Academy and the UK’s first Centre of Excellence for SAP solutions. Our expertise will help you learn to manage and develop the technological solutions of the future. You also have the opportunity to gain certification in industry standard qualifications such as Prince 2®, to complement your degree. You cover topics that help you build computer infrastructure, manage data, build social media solutions.

Business excellence

Our offer to you is a unique blend of support that combines the business acumen of Sheffield Business School and the technical competence of the Department of Computing. You learn the fundamentals of business management and have the opportunity to develop skills including teamwork, communication, problem solving and creativity across a vibrant and innovative teaching programme. Your experience is enhanced by guest speakers and other industry experts.

Links to industry

Our business engagement and employability programme, the Venture Matrix™, enables you to work with real companies throughout your degree. We ensure that you have the knowhow to secure a great placement year in industry.

Course community

Emphasis is placed on you having a great student experience. Your working environment is modern and sophisticated, after a recent £3m IT upgrade. During the first two years of study you work in the same small seminar group, so that you make friends on your course from day one. We have a good gender balance. Our current students regularly create events and activities to help you get to know each other. You can also expect to gain life experiences from your peers through an active mentoring programme.

Awards

Dedicated tutors on this course have won student-nominated inspirational teaching awards. The Venture Matrix™ programme won the prestigious National Enterprise Educator's award and our students have also won the IBM Universities Business Challenge.

Placements and work experience

You can learn to apply your studies in the workplace on a paid national or international placement with organisations such as • IBM • BMW • Mercedes-Benz • Xerox • Texas Instruments. These placements are a great opportunity to gain experience and new skills, and they may lead to a job after graduation. You can also earn up to £22,000.

If you are doing your work placement in another European country there may be funding available through the Erasmus programme.

Key areas of study

Key areas include • general business and management • technology and its commercial implications • business development • employment.

Entry requirements

2017 entry requirements

GCSE English language and mathematics at grade C or grade 4 or above, plus one of the following

• 112 UCAS points including at least 64 points from two A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications. We accept AS levels. We accept General Studies

Or

• 96 UCAS points from three A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications. We accept General Studies.

New UCAS tariff points system for courses starting from September 2017. This is significantly different to the current points system and uses an alternative method of calculation. You can find information about these changes on the UCAS website 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 must have an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills or equivalent. 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.

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 finish the course successfully.

2018 entry requirements

GCSE English language and mathematics at grade C or grade 4 or above, plus one of the following

• 112 UCAS points including at least 64 points from two A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications. We accept AS levels. We accept General Studies

Or

• 96 UCAS points from three A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications. We accept General Studies.

New UCAS tariff points system for courses starting from September 2017. This is significantly different to the current points system and uses an alternative method of calculation. You can find information about these changes on the UCAS website 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 must have an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills or equivalent. 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.

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 finish the course successfully.

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

Four years full-time (including one year work placement) or three years full-time

Typical modules may include

Year one modules

• understanding organisations • managing and understanding customers • information analysis • introduction to ICT • information systems • entrepreneurial theory and practice 1

Year two core modules

• managing for performance • ICT infrastructures and emerging technologies • databases • entrepreneurial theory and practice 2

Year two options

• information management • managing business finance • foreign language • digital marketing

Year three

• work placement

Final year core modules

• developing strategies for change • entrepreneurial theory and practice 3 • professional practice/studies

Final year options

• dissertation • strategic communication • knowledge management • marketing, planning and management • applied business intelligence • innovative multimedia • employee relations

Assessment
  • real world client projects
  • case studies
  • group, self and peer assessment
  • presentations
  • examinations
  • project work
  • coursework
  • reports

Employability

The knowledge you gain enables you to select a career in many different fields. Previous graduates have become • marketing managers • network IT managers • buyers • production controllers • planners • product managers • human resource managers • management accountants • public relations consultants • business analysts.

They have found careers with companies such as • BT • Intel • IBM • Xerox • Sony • Nissan • Ford • BMW • Goldman Sachs • Bank of America • Royal Sun Alliance. Others have started their own businesses.

Fees

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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 £12,250 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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