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Sheffield Hallam University

Business Studies with Foundation Year

UCAS Code: A060

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

Entry requirements


Access to HE Diploma

P:45

Access to HE Diploma - with 45 Level 3 credits

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English & Maths grade C or grade 4 or above. GCSE Equivalencies are accepted.

UCAS Tariff

48

48 UCAS points, including 24 points from one full A level, or equivalent, or an alternative qualification

100%
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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 studies

**Course summary**
•Prepare for the degree with an extra foundation year at the start.
•Find out which areas of business you're best at, and design your own path to your chosen career.
•Become confident, inquisitive and empowered as you work autonomously but also develop relationships of teamwork and cooperation with others.
•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.

**How you learn**

The course is suitable if you don't meet the entry requirements for our BA (Hons) Business Studies 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 course content is delivered using a variety of teaching techniques. You are assessed using a mixture of innovative coursework tasks and exams.

You learn through
•traditional academic-led lectures
•case-study based workshops
•assimilation to create an experimental environment of learning

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 be actively encouraged and supported to take up a placement year. You are offered the chance to undertake placements nationally and internationally. Many students do placements each year with corporations in New York, California, Florida, Dubai, Australia, Hong Kong, the Maldives and other destinations. You may also study a language and you are offered a chance to study in more than 40 European institutions for either a year or semester.

**Networking opportunities**
As a student at Sheffield Business School you benefit from being part of a vibrant community and you are part of the student-led Business and Management Society for peer support and networking opportunities. 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 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: Contemporary Organisations Credits: 20.00
Module: Customers And Markets Credits: 20.00
Module: Data Analysis For Business Decisions Credits: 20.00
Module: Enterprise Change And Creativity Credits: 20.00
Module: People And Organisations In Context 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: Leading Innovative Organisations Credits: 20.00
Module: Project Management And Development Credits: 20.00
Module: Responsible And Ethical Business Practice 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: Service And Retail Marketing Credits: 20.00
Final year
Compulsory modules

Module: Business Studies Project 1 Credits: 20.00
Module: Business Studies Project 2 Credits: 20.00
Module: Implementing Strategy And Change Credits: 20.00
Module: Leadership In Contemporary Organisations 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: 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

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.

76%
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
89%
Staff are good at explaining things
86%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
83%
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
94%
IT resources
92%
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.

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
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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.

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.

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£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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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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