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Business Studies

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

English language or literature at grade C or 4 Maths at grade D or 3

UCAS Tariff

112

This must include at least 64 points from 2 A Levels or equivalent BTEC qualifications. For example: BBC at A Level DMM in BTEC Extended Diploma. A combination of qualifications, which may include AS levels, EPQ and general studies

About this course


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

Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Other options

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2021

Subject

Business studies

**Course summary**
- Discover which areas of business you excel in and design your own path to your chosen career.

- Develop the key skills and confidence to help you succeed in the business world.

- Have the opportunity to work or study abroad – with the possibility of Erasmus funding available for European placements.

No two students have the same experience on this course. The variety of optional modules means you create your own business studies degree, exploring the areas of business you want to work in and specialising in your areas of interest. You’ll then graduate with the confidence and qualities that employers really want.

**How you learn**

The course is delivered using a variety of teaching techniques. You’re assessed using a mixture of innovative coursework tasks and exams.

You learn through

- traditional academic-led lectures

- case-study based workshops

- an experimental way of learning

**Applied learning**
**Work placements**

You’ll be actively encouraged and supported to take up a placement year – either nationally or internationally. Many students do a placement each year – gaining experience with corporations in locations such as New York, California, Florida, Dubai, Australia, Hong Kong and the Maldives. You can also study a language, and you’re offered a chance to study at a European university for either a year or semester – with the possibility of Erasmus funding being available to support costs for overseas study.

**Networking opportunities**

As a student in our Sheffield Business School, you’ll benefit from being part of a vibrant community – as well as the student-led Business and Management Society for peer support and networking opportunities. We also pay for you to be a Student Member of the Institute of Leadership and Management during your course – giving you access to their resources and networking events, and helping you build up your LinkedIn contacts for your career ahead.

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

Module: Contemporary Organisations Credits: 20
Module: Customers And Markets Credits: 20
Module: Data Analysis For Business Decisions Credits: 20
Module: Enterprise Change And Creativity Credits: 20
Module: People And Organisations In Context Credits: 20
Elective modules

Module: Foreign Language Credits: 20
Module: Global Business Environment Credits: 20
Year 2
Compulsory modules

Module: Financial Fluency For Management Decision Making Credits: 20
Module: Leading Innovative Organisations Credits: 20
Module: Project Management And Development Credits: 20
Module: Responsible And Ethical Business Practice Credits: 20
Module: Strategic Planning (Shaping The Future) Credits: 20
Elective modules

Module: Applied Financial Management Credits: 20
Module: Business In Practice Credits: 20
Module: Business Law Credits: 20
Module: Essential It Skills For Business Credits: 20
Module: Foreign Language Credits: 20
Module: Leading And Managing Teams Credits: 20
Module: Managing International Business Credits: 20
Module: Planning Your Own Business Credits: 20
Module: Service And Retail Marketing Credits: 20
Year 3
Optional modules

Module: Placement Year Credits: -
Final year
Compulsory modules

Module: Business Studies Project 1 Credits: 20
Module: Business Studies Project 2 Credits: 20
Module: Implementing Strategy And Change Credits: 20
Module: Leadership In Contemporary Organisations Credits: 20
Elective modules

Module: Business In The European Economy Credits: 20
Module: Business Operations And Project Management Credits: 20
Module: Consultancy Skills For Organisational Change Credits: 20
Module: Contemporary Issues In International Business Credits: 20
Module: Contemporary Issues In Marketing Credits: 20
Module: Customer Psychology Credits: 20
Module: Financial Fluency For Decision Making Credits: 20
Module: Financial Performance Management Credits: 20
Module: Foreign Language Credits: 20
Module: Managing For Success Credits: 20
Module: Managing The Digital Enterprise Credits: 20
Module: Sustainable And Responsible Business In The C21 - Contemporary Challenges Credits: 20

Assessment methods

• Coursework
• Examinations

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
£13,995
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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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.

87%
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

78%
Staff make the subject interesting
92%
Staff are good at explaining things
82%
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

87%
Library resources
92%
IT resources
90%
Course specific equipment and facilities
74%
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?

96%
UK students
4%
International students
64%
Male students
36%
Female students
82%
2:1 or above
12%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
E
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 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
38%
low
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

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.

£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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