Course details

A Levels AAB Other entry requirements
UCAS code N120
Duration 3 years
Fees and additional costs Home/EU students International students
Related subjects Management Business Management

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Undergraduate Admissions
Sheffield University Management School
Telephone +44 114 222 3349
Email management-admissions@sheffield.ac.uk
Website sheffield.ac.uk/management/undergraduate

Sheffield University Management School

Triple Crown accredited
AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS

Course description

Our BA combines rigorous academic study with practical skills. The course is unique in structure: most courses with a year abroad last four years - we deliver ours in three. We've carefully chosen our partner universities so that the quality of education you receive on the year abroad is the same high quality that you get at Sheffield and - crucially - counts towards your final degree classification.

Year one modules give you a comprehensive understanding of core business, including behaviour at work, quantitative methods, marketing, strategic management, business ethics and economics. Your study includes skills-based modules that cover essential accounting and decision-making techniques.

In the second year, you'll build a keen understanding of global business with the opportunity to study abroad at one of our partner institutions. You'll study abroad through the Erasmus or Study Abroad programmes.

We have partners in Australia, Canada, Europe, Hong Kong, New Zealand and the USA, and no matter where you spend your year abroad, all the teaching is in English. All modules at partner institutions are approved by Sheffield University Management School. View partner universities on the Sheffield University Management School website.

In order to meet the requirements for the study abroad aspect of this course, students must pass the first year with an average grade of 60 per cent, with no failed modules on the first attempt. At Sheffield, we believe this is what you should be aiming for anyway. Students who don't achieve this transfer to our BA Business Management course and stay in Sheffield for the second year.

View partner universities on the Sheffield University Management School website.

For the third year of the course, students return to Sheffield and continue their business management studies with a strong international focus. Working closely with the University of Sheffield's prestigious School of East Asian Studies, specialist modules such as Work and Society in Japan are available, alongside three core modules which will challenge and enhance your now established international expertise.

Placement years
You can add a placement year (sometimes called a year in industry) to your degree after you arrive in Sheffield. Placements take place between your second and final year of study, and we add 'Degree with Employment Experience' to your course title to reflect your time in the workplace.

Sheffield University Management School placements.

Modules: what you study and when

Financial help from the University - bursaries

If you're a UK student, you could be entitled to a University bursary. A bursary is the same as a grant - you don't have to pay it back.

How our bursary scheme works

Entry requirements

Qualification Grades
A Levels AAB
A Levels + additional qualifications ABB + A in a relevant EPQ; ABB + A in Core Maths
International Baccalaureate 34
BTEC DDD in a relevant subject
Scottish Highers AAAAB
Welsh Baccalaureate + 2 A Levels B + AA
Access to HE Entry requirements for mature students
Other qualifications Other UK qualifications
Other EU/international qualifications
Other requirements
  • GCSE Maths grade 6 or grade B
  • You must demonstrate that your English is good enough for you to successfully complete your course. For this course we require: GCSE English Language at grade 4/C; IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component; or an alternative acceptable English language qualification
  • Equivalent English language qualifications
  • Access Sheffield - find out if you're eligible for additional consideration or an alternative offer
If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the department

Modules - what you study and when

The modules listed below are examples from the last academic year. There may be some changes before you start your course. For the very latest module information, check with the department direct.

Course information on Sheffield University Management School website

First year

Core modules:

Accounting and Finance for Managers
Business Management in Context
Management Themes and Perspectives
Business Economics
Futures First: Professional Self Management
Introduction to Behaviour at Work

Optional modules:

Analysis for Decision Making A
Analysis for Decision Making B
Business Challenges

Second year

Core modules:

Study Abroad 1
Study Abroad 2
Study Abroad 3
Study Abroad 4
Study Abroad 5
Study Abroad 6

Third year

Optional modules:

Consumer Psychology
Corporate Social Responsibility
Creativity and Innovation
Critical Perspectives in Work and Organisational Psychology
Digital Marketing
Extended Essay in International Business
Industrial Relations
Integrated Marketing Communications
International Business
International Marketing
New Venture Creation
Socially-Responsible Marketing and Consumption
Strategy Practice

The content of our courses is reviewed annually to make sure it's up-to-date and relevant. Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn. This is in response to discoveries through our world-leading research; funding changes; professional accreditation requirements; student or employer feedback; outcomes of reviews; and variations in staff or student numbers.

In the event of any change we'll consult and inform students in good time and take reasonable steps to minimise disruption.

Learning and assessment

Lectures introduce you to the main ideas and concepts of a particular subject. Seminars are held in smaller groups, usually 15-30 people. You'll often be given reading or be asked to prepare work in advance. You’ll be expected to contribute to discussions and group work during the seminar. We use a range of assessment methods including, exams, online texts, presentations and course work. A typical split would be 28% exams/tests to 72% coursework. The learning and assessment percentages could vary depending on the modules you choose, and the figures in your second year abroad will vary between institutions.

Learning
Scheduled teaching 10%
Independent study 57%
Placement 33%

Assessment
Exams/tests 28%
Coursework 72%
Practical 0%

Sheffield University Management School

We are a leading business school with Triple Crown accreditation (AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS). We have a world-class reputation for high quality teaching, ground-breaking research and cutting-edge thinking.

We balance a rigorous academic foundation with practical skills to ensure you are ready for the world of work.

We want you to develop skills so you can apply course content in a company setting. Our degrees combine real-world application with the most contemporary business thinking, and because our academics are world-leading researchers, your education will draw on the most current management theories.

We want you to be informed, innovative and proactive and do everything we can to support and enhance your career, steering you in the right direction with all the knowledge and skills you require. We want you to engage with the academic content, be conscientious and take an independent approach to study.

At the heart of our building is our Futures First Employability Hub. Here you can book appointments with our in-house careers team and sign up for workshops on everything from writing your CV to interview techniques. The Hub also provides information and professional support on internships, placements (both short and long-term), part-time roles and volunteering opportunities.

Through our links with employers you'll also have the chance to take part in drop-in Q & A sessions and workshops delivered by experts from world-leading organisations.

Sheffield University Management School website

What our graduates do

We have a dedicated Employability Hub where you can access careers support, find job or placement opportunities, and develop essential skills through workshops with industry experts. You're supported throughout your course and for up to three years after you graduate. We work with businesses and organisations to ensure the content of our courses are up-to-date and relevant, and that the skills and experience you'll gain meet the demands of future employers.

Sheffield University Management School careers

Accounting and financial management
Many of our graduates work in traditional accounting roles as trainee chartered accountants or management accountants, but a growing number work in audit, insurance, banking, investment and consultancy roles. Recent graduates are working for Barclays, British Airways, Ernst & Young, HSBC, Grant Thornton, KPMG and Santander.

Business management
The flexibility of our courses means a huge range of career options are available. Employers recognise and value the practical, work-ready skills that our students develop. Recent graduates are working for Amazon, Asda, Danone, Deloitte, E.ON, Glaxosmithkline, Unilever and Virgin Media.

Student profile


"The main reason I chose to study at Sheffield University Management School was the uniqueness of the International Business Management course. I liked the opportunity it gave me to study abroad in my second year, as well as having the option to also complete a placement year."

Elise McDonald,
BA International Business Management with Employment Experience

Read more about Elise’s experience

In the second year, you'll acquire a keen understanding of global business through the opportunity to study abroad at one of our partner institutions in Europe, the USA, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, or Asia.

Wherever you study, the second year will be taught in English and all modules are approved by the Sheffield University Management School. Module content varies by partner university but you are required to take modules covering marketing, human resources, organisational behaviour and strategy. You pay a reduced fee to Sheffield for the year abroad but no fees are paid to the partner university.

To qualify for the year abroad you must pass your first year with an average grade of at least 60% at the first attempt with no fails. We hold briefing sessions, information talks and a study abroad fair in the first semester of year one – this is your opportunity to identify where you want to apply to study in your second year.

Applications for partners outside Europe take place in semester one and applications for partners in Europe in semester two. If you don’t achieve the grades required you'll switch over to the BA Business Management course and spend your second year in Sheffield.

View partner universities on the Sheffield University Management School website.

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Sheffield University Management School
Telephone +44 114 222 3349
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