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Sheffield Hallam University

Business and Management with Foundation Year

UCAS Code: B010

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

Entry requirements


Access to HE Diploma

M:15,P:30

Access to HE course. 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

Subject

Business and management

Study your foundation year, then progress to the full degree.
Develop important business and management skills from the very first day.
Undertake applied projects and explore different ways of working.
This foundation year has been designed to enhance your knowledge of business and management in advance of undergraduate study. You'll study a range of topics, and apply your skills on rewarding projects and assignments. After completing your foundation, you'll have everything you need for full honours degree study, and progress directly onto the BA Business and Management course.

**How you learn**

The course is suitable if you don't meet the entry requirements for our BA (Hons) Business and Management 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.

You will learn in a supportive, challenging and exciting environment. You will be based in Sheffield Business School, a vibrant, dynamic setting with excellent facilities and located in the heart of the city.

**You learn through**

- lectures and seminars

- case studies

- presentations

- self-directed study

- work placements

- activities and events

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
Degree preparation**

After the foundation year, you will be ready to start the full degree. BA Business and Management is an engaging, challenging course where you will learn to excel in your field, under expert tutelage and with fantastic opportunities for progression, networking and work placements throughout.

**Placement opportunities**

You will have the opportunity to arrange a work placement in the second year of your full degree. This gives you a real-world experience to prepare you for your future career — improving your business acumen, self-management, contacts and interpersonal skills.

**Live projects**

On the BA degree, there are a range of projects, business simulations and client-led tasks that will allow you to apply your knowledge to real-life scenarios. You'll improve your analytical mindset, learning agility and critical thinking through these activities.

**Networking opportunities**

Your continued engagement and interaction with the business world will allow you many opportunities for networking throughout the honours degree. You'll work with others, improve your interpersonal skills and learn to build relationships.

Modules

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

Customers And Markets - 20 credits
Data Analysis For Business Decisions - 20 credits
Enterprise Change And Creativity - 20 credits
People And Organisations In Context - 20 credits
Principles And Functions Of Business - 20 credits
Elective modules

Foreign Language - 20 credits
Global Business Environment - 20 credits
Year 3
Compulsory modules
Module Credits
Business Research - 20 credits
Managing And Developing People - 20 credits
Elective modules
Group Work-Based Project - 60 credits
Learning Through The Workplace - 60 credits
Year 4
Compulsory modules

Placement Year
Final year
Compulsory modules

Contemporary Developments In Employee Relations And Employment Law - 20 credits
Implementing Strategy And Change - 20 credits
Management Project - 40 credits
Responsible Leadership And Ethics - 20 credits
Strategic Communications In The Digital World - 20 credits

Assessment methods

* Coursework

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


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Business and management

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

78%
UK students
22%
International students
52%
Male students
48%
Female students
71%
2:1 or above
7%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

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 and management

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
95%
med
Employed or in further education
78%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

32%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
12%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
6%
Business, research and administrative professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

As only a small number of students take courses in this subject area, there isn't much information on what graduates do when they finish, so bear that in mind when you review any stats. Management, finance and business roles are common, but it's a good idea to ask tutors what previous graduates taking specific courses went on to do when you're at an open day.

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