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Sheffield Hallam University

Business Studies

UCAS Code: N100

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

Entry requirements


Access to HE Diploma

M:15

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

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Normally, five GCSEs at grade C or grade 4 or above including English language and mathematics.

UCAS Tariff

112

• 112 UCAS Points, including at least 64 points from two A Levels or equivalent BTEC National Qualifications We accept AS levels and general studies. Where an applicant has not taken AS Level qualifications we may make a lower offer.

94%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


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

Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Other options

4 years | Sandwich | 2018

Subject

Business studies

On this course you develop the skills to succeed in the business world, and gain the confidence and qualities that employers really want.

No two students have the same experience on this course. The variety of optional modules means you create your own business studies degree, exploring which areas of business you want to work in and specialising in your areas of interest.

During your first year you study the core areas of business. These give you knowledge in the key areas of • finance • human resources • international business • marketing • operations management • business environment.

Each year the number of optional modules increases, allowing you the freedom to pursue your interests. You choose from options including • a foreign language • contemporary issues in marketing • operational project management • managing the digital enterprise • financial performance management.

You develop key skills and knowledge for business, including the ability to • analyse business issues • present your opinions and make recommendations • work independently and as part of a team • manage people and projects. You also gain skills in • problem-solving • creative thinking • team-working • communication • leadership and management.

**Placements and work experience**

In your third year, you apply what you have learned with a one-year paid work placement, earning a salary between £14,000 and £26,000. The placement is your chance to apply your academic knowledge in the work environment – and, in the process, improve your career prospects. It can even lead to the offer of a permanent job with your placement employer.

Previous placement students have worked • in PR for Canon's headquarters, dealing with the media and helping to organise National Photography Week • managing a sales territory for Schweppes Coca-Cola • as trainee manager at Aldi • on the sales team at IBM • creating marketing collateral for manufacturer Cummins.

There are also opportunities to work abroad – recently our students have taken placements at Walt Disney in Florida and HotelBeds in Mallorca. If you study abroad, or do your work placement, in another European country there may be funding available through the Erasmus programme.

**Expertise**

Our tutors have significant experience in business management. They regularly run leadership training for directors and senior managers in organisations such as Nestlé, SIG and the Post Office, so you receive the very latest thinking in business.

You can apply to take part in the Common Purpose leadership scheme, where you network with leaders and role models from the world of business. We arrange guest lectures and seminars from relevant and credible professionals, who come and talk about the projects they are working on.

We also pay for you to be an associate member of the Chartered Management Institute during your course, giving you access to their networking events and helping you build up your LinkedIn contacts for when you start your career.

Modules

**Year one core modules**- • data analysis for business decisions • people and organisations in context • customers and markets • contemporary organisations • enterprise change and creativity
**Year one options**- one from • global business environment • foreign language

**Year two core modules**- • strategic planning (shaping the future) • financial fluency for management decision making • leading innovative organisations • responsibile and ethical practice • business project management.
**Year two options**- one from • managing international business • planning your own business • business law • services and retail marketing • essential IT skills for business • performance measurement and operations • leading and managing teams • foreign language

**Year three**- • optional paid work placement

**Final year core modules**- • implementing strategy and change • research and enquiry • leadership in contemporary organisations • business studies project
**Final year options**- Two from a wide range of modules including • consultancy skills for organisational change • financial performance management • contemporary issues in marketing • individual customer psychology • managing the digital enterprise • operational project management • sustainable and responsible business in the c21 - contemporay challenges • contemporary issues in international business • business in the european economy • financial fluency for decision-making • managing for success • foreign language

Assessment methods

• Coursework
• Examinations

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£12,750
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.

The Uni


Course location:

Sheffield Hallam University

Department:

Single tier structure

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.

74%
med
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.

Business studies

Teaching and learning

80%
Staff make the subject interesting
87%
Staff are good at explaining things
85%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
79%
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

88%
Library resources
95%
IT resources
92%
Course specific equipment and facilities
67%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

77%
UK students
23%
International students
61%
Male students
39%
Female students
66%
2:1 or above
7%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
B
300

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.

£19,000
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Average annual salary
94%
med
Employed or in further education
84%
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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

39%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
9%
Other administrative occupations
6%
Managers and directors in retail and wholesale
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.

Business and management

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

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£18k

£21k

£21k

£25k

£25k

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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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

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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