Course details

A Levels ABB Other entry requirements
UCAS code N200
Duration 3 years
Fee Look up tuition fee and additional costs
Related subjects Management Business Management

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Undergraduate Admissions
Sheffield University Management School
Telephone +44 (0)114 222 3376
Email management-admissions@sheffield.ac.uk
Website sheffield.ac.uk/management/study/undergraduate

Sheffield University Management School

Triple Crown accredited
AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS

Course description

In the first year we teach you the basics of business management including behaviour at work, accounting, quantitative methods, marketing, strategic management, business ethics and economics.

This course offers a huge amount of flexibility after your first year which means you can really tailor the course to what you are most interested in. Modules include organisational behaviour, strategy, operations management, law, statistics, business intelligence, human resources, corporate governance, entrepreneurship, digital marketing, industrial relations, consumer psychology, creativity and innovation, and decision sciences. You can choose to specialise in a particular area of business, or keep your options open with a wide range of subjects.

Students can apply to spend a semester abroad through the University's Erasmus+ scheme.

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 ABB
A Levels + Extended Project Qualification BBB + A in a relevant EPQ
International Baccalaureate 33
BTEC DDD in a relevant subject
Cambridge Pre-U D3 M2 M2
Scottish Highers AAABB
Welsh Baccalaureate + 2 A Levels B + AB
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 C/4; 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:

Business Strategy
Essentials of Marketing
Organisational Behaviour
Principles of Operations Management

Optional modules:

Business Intelligence
Business Statistics
Career Management Theory and Practice
Corporate Governance
Enterprise and Entrepreneurship
Human Resource Management
Law for Management
Leadership and Teamwork
Managing Organisational Change & Learning
Research Methods

Third year

Core modules:

Corporate Social Responsibility

Optional modules:

Applications of Operations and Supply Chain Management
Consumer Psychology
Creativity and Innovation
Critical Perspectives in Work and Organisational Psychology
Decision Sciences and Optimisation
Digital Marketing
Entrepreneurship and Human Resource Management
Industrial Relations
Integrated Marketing Communications
International Business
International Marketing
Language and Organisation
Management Project
Managing complex projects
New Venture Creation
Socially-Responsible Marketing and Consumption
Strategy Practice
The Leisure Industry
Work and Employment in the Twenty-First Century
Work-Related Health & Well-Being

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

These figures give an indication of how you'll learn and be assessed. They're a combined average of all the years of the course. The learning and assessment percentages could vary depending on the modules you choose.

Learning
Scheduled teaching 14%
Independent study 86%
Placement 0%

Assessment
Exams/tests 40%
Coursework 60%
Practical 0%

Sheffield University Management School

We have been awarded Triple Crown accreditation from three major accreditation bodies - AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS.

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.

Our courses are very practice-orientated, so guest lectures are a regular fixture. We've introduced cutting-edge technologies into our learning and teaching, including software such as PeerWise and Aropa.

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.

At the heart of our building is our Employability Hub. Here you can book appointments with our in-house careers advisors and sign up for workshops on topics from CV writing to interview techniques. In the Hub you can look for internships, placements (either short term or a year in industry), part-time roles and volunteering opportunities. You'll get advice from our dedicated team on how to apply.

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

Accounting and financial management
Employers recognise and value the practical work-ready skills that our students develop. Recent graduates are working for Barclays, Deloitte, Grant Thornton, KPMG and Santander.

Many students pursue traditional accounting roles, but an increasing number are working in banking, finance, audit, assurance and consultancy.

Business management
At the Management School, we work with businesses and organisations to ensure the content of our courses is up-to-date and relevant, and that the skills and experience students gain meet the demands of future employers.

Career development support and advice is delivered from our Employability Hub - a dedicated service for Management School students. We're not just here to help you look for a job in your final year of study. We offer a huge array of development opportunities and support from day one to make sure you're making the most of your time at Sheffield, identifying and working on any skills gaps, gaining practical experience and understanding what you want to do when you graduate. Recent graduates are working for Amazon, Barclays, Deloitte, E.ON, the National Audit Office, Unilever and Virgin Media. The flexibility of our courses means a huge range of career options is possible and employers recognise and value the practical work-ready skills that our students develop.

Student profile



"We've got a really good mix of lecturers and seminar tutors. All of them have industry experience and you've got the best academics from around the world. If you're learning about entrepreneurship, for example, you're learning from people who've done it themselves; they've started up businesses, they've helped other businesses, you've got ex-consultants."

Matt Kempson
Sheffield University Management School

You can add a placement year (sometimes called a year in industry) to your course after you arrive at Sheffield. Placements are taken 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.

Placements are a great opportunity for you to gain professional experience and to apply what you’ve learnt from your course to an organisation. Previous students have undertaken placements at Accenture, PwC, L’Oréal, Disney, Rolls-Royce, Microsoft, Santander and Marks and Spencer, as well as less well-known companies.

You'll be paid a salary - on average £13,000-£20,000. While it's up to you to apply for a placement (the placement isn't guaranteed), we'll do everything we can to help.

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Sheffield University Management School
Telephone +44 (0)114 222 3376
Email management-admissions@sheffield.ac.uk

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