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Sheffield Hallam University

Business Analytics with Foundation year

UCAS Code: A053

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


Access to HE Diploma

M:15

Access to HE course in a science based subject. Normally we require 15 credits at level 2 and 45 at level 3. 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.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

English Language at grade C or 4 or equivalent Maths at grade C or 4 or equivalent

UCAS Tariff

64

This must include at least 32 points from one A level or equivalent BTEC National qualifications excluding general studies For example: • CC at A Level • MPP in BTEC Extended Diploma. • A combination of qualifications, which may include AS levels and EPQ.

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

4.0years

Full-time including foundation year | 2020

Other options

5.0 years | Sandwich including foundation year | 2020

Subjects

Business studies

Business economics

- Prepare for the degree with an extra foundation year at the start.

- Learn to manage and interpret the results of analytical work to provide business insight.

- Apply knowledge in a variety of contexts including marketing, customer service, finance, retail, healthcare and social media.

- Study a language or specialist business subject in your elective module.

- Undertake a year-long paid work placement and optional semester abroad.

Understand, analyse and interpret data and information and present decision making options with conviction. Study areas including markets and customers, introductory investment appraisal and foundational statistics, all to help you make better decisions to develop profitable and sustainable businesses.

**How you learn**

The course is suitable if you don't meet the entry requirements for our BA (Hons) Business Analytics course, or you want extra preparation before starting degree-level study. You share the first year with other Sheffield Business School foundation year students, then move on to the degree.

Following a highly practical approach, your learning takes place in a wide variety of settings in order to cater to different learning styles and behaviours.

**You learn through:**

- live projects

- work placement

- semester abroad

- self-study and collaborative work

- analytical study and critical thinking

- presentations

- class discussions and problem-solving

In the foundation year, you'll study wider business topics, while specialising in your chosen subject area. You'll learn useful skills such as academic writing, work in diverse teams and learn to utilise a wide variety of data sources. In doing so, you'll fully prepare yourself for undergraduate study.

**Applied learning**
**Work placements**

You will have the opportunity to arrange a year-long work placement in between your third and fourth years. This gives you a real-world experience to prepare you for your future career with companies such as GSK, NHS, Microsoft, SAP and Virgin. Salaries of up to £30,000 are possible.

You also have the option to study abroad for a semester in you third year if you are successful in applying to the global mobility initiative, which allows you to choose from over 40 European destinations and 20 other international university partnerships under English instruction.

**Live projects**

With the support of academics you are asked to solve a real-world client decision problem through a consultancy assignment in your third year. You are prepared for this task as the assignment synthesises the learning from the previous three/four years' experience.

Modules

The modules for 2020/21 may vary to those given below, which are for academic year 2019/20.

Year 1
Compulsory modules
Contemporary Issues 20 credits
Introduction To Business 20 credits
Organisation Management And Delivery 1 20 credits
Organisation Management And Delivery 2 20 credits
Self And Stakeholder Management 20 credits
The Practice Of Business 20 credits
Year 2
Compulsory modules
Academic Skills For Business Analytics Professionals 20 credits
Customers And Markets 20 credits
Data Analysis For Business Decisions 20 credits
Management Science: An Introduction 20 credits
People And Organisations In Context 20 credits
Elective modules
Global Business Environment 20 credits
Year 3
Compulsory modules
Academic Skills And Professional Development In Business Analytics 20 credits
Data And Business Decisions 20 credits
Leading Innovative Organisations 20 credits
Performance Measurement And Operations 20 credits
Strategic Planning (Shaping The Future) 20 credits
Elective modules
Business Law 20 credits
Essential It Skills For Business 20 credits
Leading And Managing Teams 20 credits
Managing International Business 20 credits
Planning Your Own Business 20 credits
Service And Retail Marketing 20 credits
Year 4
Compulsory modules
Placement Year -
Final year
Compulsory modules
Applied Analytics 20 credits
Business Analytics Decision Making And Career Management 20 credits
Business Intelligence And Modelling 20 credits
Strategy, Ethics, Privacy And Social Responsibility 20 credits
Elective modules
Business In The European Economy 20 credits
Business Operations And Project Management 20 credits
Consultancy Skills For Organisational Change 20 credits
Contemporary Issues In International Business 20 credits
Contemporary Issues In Marketing 20 credits
Customer Psychology 20 credits
Financial Performance Management 20 credits
Leadership In Contemporary Organisations 20 credits
Managing For Success 20 credits
Sustainable And Responsible Business In The C21 - Contemporary Challenges 20 credits

Assessment methods

* Coursework
Exams

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£13,650
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Sheffield Hallam University

Department:

Faculty of Sheffield Business School

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

77%
med
Business studies
74%
low
Business economics

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Business studies

Teaching and learning

84%
Staff make the subject interesting
89%
Staff are good at explaining things
85%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
84%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

91%
Library resources
93%
IT resources
91%
Course specific equipment and facilities
78%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

84%
UK students
16%
International students
64%
Male students
36%
Female students
74%
2:1 or above
8%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
D

Economics

Teaching and learning

76%
Staff make the subject interesting
90%
Staff are good at explaining things
76%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
80%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

92%
Library resources
88%
IT resources
86%
Course specific equipment and facilities
76%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

95%
UK students
5%
International students
82%
Male students
18%
Female students
77%
2:1 or above
6%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
B

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Business studies

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£21,000
med
Average annual salary
94%
med
Employed or in further education
87%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

31%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
11%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
8%
Public services and other associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

The number of business studies graduates fell significantly last year after a long period of increase. But there were still more than 14,000 degrees awarded and this is the third most popular subject for new graduates. Because so many graduates get business studies degrees, you can find them everywhere in the economy, and very few jobs are completely out of reach for a good business studies graduate. Around 40% go into jobs in finance, sales, recruitment, management (particularly retail) or marketing. There is also a small (but well paid) group who take their technical skills into computing and IT. Thousands of graduates from this subject go into professional jobs every year, and average starting salaries are above the average for all subjects and particularly healthy in London where they top £25k. Graduates with good degree grades in business studies are much more likely to get good jobs, so don’t be complacent, and keep a close eye on your grades.

Economics

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£20,000
low
Average annual salary
95%
med
Employed or in further education
98%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

27%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
20%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
13%
Business, research and administrative professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

This is a degree in demand, as business increasingly needs workers who can examine and explain complex data. And yet the number of economics graduates fell by nearly 10% last year, which means demand is even greater. As so many economic grads go into banking and finance, it's not surprising that over half of all 2015's economics graduates who did go into work were working in London. And don't think it's just the finance industry that's interested in these graduates - there's a significant number who enter the IT industry to work with data as analysts and consultants. It's quite common for economics graduates to go into jobs such as accountancy and management consultancy which may require you to take more training and gain professional qualifications - so don’t assume you won’t have to take any more exams once you leave uni. And the incentive to take them, of course, is better pay, which will be on top of an already healthy average starting salary of over £30,000 for graduates working in the capital.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Business studies

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£21k

£21k

£24k

£24k

£26k

£26k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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