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Sheffield Hallam University

Business and Enterprise Management with Foundation Year

UCAS Code: A058

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

Entry requirements


Access to HE Diploma

M:15

Access to HE Diploma from a QAA recognised 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


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Course option

4.0years

Full-time including foundation year | 2021

Other options

5.0 years | Sandwich including foundation year | 2021

Subject

Business and management

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

- Bolster your ideas with a solid grounding of business theory.

- Learn from enterprising leaders, innovators and experts.

- Apply your skills on a paid placement year, or embark on the Placement Year Enterprise Scheme.

- Collaborate with others, and enjoy extensive extracurricular activity.

Release your inner entrepreneur with a course focused on creativity, and make your mark in the world of business. Focus not only on theoretical grounding and technical analysis, but also business acumen and creativity in the modern world. You'll graduate with confidence and empowerment, ready to join a great company or go it alone.

**How you learn**
The course is suitable if you don't meet the entry requirements for our BA (Hons) Business and Enterprise 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 work with real businesses and develop solutions while continually building your own profile with hands-on experience and industry interaction. You tailor your learning through specialist and elective modules taught by experts from the world of business and academia, in state-of-the-art facilities.

You learn through
- lectures and seminars

- in-class discussions and debates

- field trips

- group tasks

- individual projects

- digital learning platforms

- case studies

- formal presentations to peers and businesses

- fully considered business plans

- reflective journals

- project reports

- gamification

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, and useful industry contacts. Previous placement years have taken place at organisations such as 3M, BAE Systems, Hoya Lens UK, Microsoft, River Island Clothing and Asda.

There is also an opportunity to receive support in running your own business during this time. The Placement Year Enterprise Scheme allows you to receive a bursary from the University's Research and Innovation Office, alongside useful advice and facilities in the business centre. This support is also available for up to five years upon graduating.

**Field trips**

There are field trips that take place throughout the course.

**Networking opportunities**

With frequent guest speakers, a placement year and a close relationship with the local business community and our alumni, there are ample networking opportunities throughout the course. There is also extensive extracurricular activity in this field, particularly from the highly active, student-run Enterprise Society.

Modules

Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.

You can take an optional placement in year three.

Year 1-
Compulsory modules-
Contemporary Issues 20
Introduction To Business 20
Organisation Management And Delivery 1 20
Organisation Management And Delivery 2 20
Self And Stakeholder Management 20
The Practice Of Business 20
Year 2-
Compulsory modules-
Customers And Markets 20
Data Analysis For Business Decisions 20
Enterprise In Action One 20
People And Organisations In Context 20
ExamPerspectives In Enterprise And Creativity 20
Elective modules-
Foreign Language 20
Global Business Environment 20
Year 3-
Compulsory modules-
Enterprise In Action Two - Learning By Doing 20
Enterprise Theory And Practice 20
Financial Fluency For Management Decision Making 20
Skills For Enterprise 20
Strategic Planning (Shaping The Future) 20
Elective modules-
Applied Financial Management 20
Business In Practice 20
Business Law 20
Essential It Skills For Business 20
Foreign Language 20
Leading And Managing Teams 20
Managing International Business 20
Planning Your Own Business 20
Service And Retail Marketing 20
Final year-
Compulsory modules-
Consultancy Skills For Organisational Change In Enterprise (Pdp) 20
Creative Problem Solving 20
Critical And Contemporary Issues In Enterprise 20
Enterprise In Action Three - Making A Difference 20
Implementing Strategy And Change 20
Elective modules-
Business In The European Economy 20
Business Operations And Project Management 20
Contemporary Issues In International Business 20
Contemporary Issues In Marketing 20
Customer Psychology 20
Financial Fluency For Decision Making 20
Financial Performance Management 20
Foreign Language 20
Leadership In Contemporary Organisations 20
Managing For Success 20
Managing The Digital Enterprise 20
Sustainable And Responsible Business In The C21 - Contemporary Challenges 20

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
International
£13,995
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:

Sheffield Hallam University

TEF rating:
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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

88%
UK students
12%
International students
53%
Male students
47%
Female students
71%
2:1 or above
9%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
C

After graduation


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Business and management

What are graduates doing after six months?

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£21,000
med
Average annual salary
95%
med
Employed or in further education
44%
low
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

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