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Sheffield Hallam University

Business and Marketing with Foundation Year

UCAS Code: A076

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 exluding general studies For example: • CC at A Level • MPP in BTEC Extended Diploma. • A combination of qualifications, which may include AS levels and EPQ.

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About this course


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Course option

4.0years

Full-time including foundation year | 2020

Other options

5.0 years | Sandwich including foundation year | 2020

Subjects

Marketing

Business studies

**Course summary**
•Study your foundation year, then progress to a degree with industry accreditation from the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM).
•Understand marketing and its role in business and the wider domestic and global economy.
•Focus on your interests and gain valuable experience.

Develop your intellectual abilities and analytical skills. By the end of the course you will have gained skills in quantitative and qualitative information collection, analysis, synthesis and interpretation.

**How you learn**

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

The approaches taken vary between modules as appropriate for the subject material and the required learning outcomes.

You learn through
•formal lectures
•seminars
•problem solving exercises
•case studies
•individual and group presentations
•directed learning activities

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

In year four, you have the opportunity to apply the skills you've gained by taking a one-year paid work placement. This is a great way to improve your industry knowledge with real insight and experience. It also enables you to build an eye-catching CV to impress future employers, and many students find jobs with their placement companies after graduating.

Due to our strong relationships with regional, national and international employers, we can help you to secure a great placement opportunity and support you while you are there. Salaries of up to £22,000 are possible. If you study abroad, or do your work placement, in another European country there may be funding available through the Erasmus programme.

**Live projects**

We run a programme of guest lectures so that you can benefit from the insight and experiences of industry specialists from a range of organisations and backgrounds.

**Networking opportunities**

Prepare for your career through the marketing student society, which you gain automatic membership to as a new student. This gives you access to the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) and local branch master classes and activities.

We are one of the few universities in the UK to have a student society linked to the CIM. This is a student learning community that complements and enhances academic learning and links you to local professionals. CIM is the leading professional body for marketers worldwide and exists to develop the marketing profession, maintain professional standards and improve the skills of marketing practitioners.

Sheffield Hallam University has joined forces with CIM to give students the opportunity to gain professional qualifications through CIM Graduate Gateway. CIM qualifications are highly sought after by employers, and map alongside our own degrees which ensures we are equipping you with the best opportunities for a successful marketing career.

Modules

Year 1
Compulsory modules

Module: Contemporary Issues Credits: 20.00
Module: Introduction To Business Credits: 20.00
Module: Organisation Management And Delivery 1 Credits: 20.00
Module: Organisation Management And Delivery 2 Credits: 20.00
Module: Self And Stakeholder Management Credits: 20.00
Module: The Practice Of Business Credits: 20.00
Year 2
Compulsory modules

Module: Data Analysis For Business Decisions Credits: 20.00
Module: Marketing Research And Employability Credits: 20.00
Module: People And Organisations In Context Credits: 20.00
Module: Principles Of Marketing Credits: 20.00
Module: Understanding Enterprise And Creativity Credits: 20.00
Elective modules

Module: Foreign Language Credits: 20.00
Module: Global Business Environment Credits: 20.00
Year 3
Compulsory modules

Module: Financial Fluency For Management Decision Making Credits: 20.00
Module: Integrated Marketing Communications Credits: 20.00
Module: Strategic Approaches To Marketing Credits: 20.00
Module: Strategic Planning (Shaping The Future) Credits: 20.00
Elective modules

Module: Business Law Credits: 20.00
Module: Essential It Skills For Business Credits: 20.00
Module: Financial Management Applications Credits: 20.00
Module: Foreign Language Credits: 20.00
Module: Leading And Managing Teams Credits: 20.00
Module: Managing International Business Credits: 20.00
Module: Planning Your Own Business Credits: 20.00
Module: Sales And Business Skills Credits: 20.00
Module: Service And Retail Marketing Credits: 20.00
Final year
Compulsory modules

Module: Brand And Reputation Management Credits: 20.00
Module: Go-To-Market In The Digital Environment Credits: 20.00
Module: Implementing Strategy And Change Credits: 20.00
Module: Marketing In A Global Context Credits: 20.00
Module: Marketing Innovation And Creativity Credits: 20.00
Elective modules

Module: Business In The European Economy Credits: 20.00
Module: Business Operations And Project Management Credits: 20.00
Module: Consultancy Skills For Organisational Change Credits: 20.00
Module: Contemporary Issues In International Business Credits: 20.00
Module: Contemporary Issues In Marketing Credits: 20.00
Module: Customer Psychology Credits: 20.00
Module: Financial Fluency For Decision Making Credits: 20.00
Module: Financial Performance Management Credits: 20.00
Module: Foreign Language Credits: 20.00
Module: Leadership In Contemporary Organisations Credits: 20.00
Module: Managing For Success Credits: 20.00
Module: Managing The Digital Enterprise Credits: 20.00
Module: Sustainable And Responsible Business In The C21 - Contemporary Challenges Credits: 20.00

Assessment methods

Coursework
Exams
Practicals

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
Marketing
77%
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Business studies

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.

Marketing

Teaching and learning

82%
Staff make the subject interesting
90%
Staff are good at explaining things
79%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
87%
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

85%
Library resources
93%
IT resources
88%
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?

84%
UK students
16%
International students
45%
Male students
55%
Female students
80%
2:1 or above
7%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
C

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

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.

Marketing

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
97%
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Employed or in further education
84%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

55%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
5%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
5%
Other administrative occupations
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Want to join a fast-moving, diverse industry that's at the cutting edge of tech? Try marketing! A lot of the jobs are in London, but graduates don't just go to work in advertising agencies — all sorts of industries do their own marketing these days, and with the rise of digital and mobile technology, a lot of marketing is done in quite innovative ways using a wide range of methods. Common industries (apart from advertising and PR) include recruitment, online retail, higher education, banking and IT. A lot of jobs in this industry are handled through recruitment agencies, so if you get in touch with them early, that might give you a headstart for some of the jobs available. But be careful — unpaid working is not the norm in the marketing industry, but it is more common than in most sectors.

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.

What about your long term prospects?

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

Marketing

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.

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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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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