Course details

A Levels ABB Other entry requirements
UCAS code N200
Duration 3 years
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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

Business Management

Triple Crown accredited
(AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS)

No 1 in the north for graduate employment
The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020

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.

With your core knowledge base founded in year one, you'll have the confidence to start thinking about employability and your career, even at this early stage.

This course offers a huge amount of flexibility after your first year, which means you can really tailor the course to your career aspirations. Modules vary from the creative to the technical but all are relevant to the modern workplace and are taught by leaders in their fields.

Topics include international marketing, organisational psychology, 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.

We teach many modules through case studies, so you benefit from the subject matter being put in a real-world context. We also have strong relationships with businesses and alumni. This means you'll have the opportunity to learn from, and network with, professionals in a range of sectors.

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 + additional qualifications BBB + A in a relevant EPQ; BBB + A in Core Maths
International Baccalaureate 33
BTEC DDD in a relevant subject
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 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
Futures First: Professional Self Management
Management Themes and Perspectives
Business Economics
Introduction to Behaviour at Work

Optional modules:

Analysis for Decision Making A
Analysis for Decision Making B

Second year

Core modules:

Business Strategy
Essentials of Marketing
Organisational Behaviour
Principles of Operations Management

Optional modules:

Business Intelligence
Business Statistics
Corporate Governance
Enterprise and Entrepreneurship
Human Resource Management
Law for Management
Leadership and Teamwork

Third year

Core modules:

Corporate Social Responsibility
Digital Marketing
International Business

Optional modules:

Critical Perspectives in Work and Organisational Psychology
Decision Sciences and Optimisation
International Marketing
Managing complex projects
New Venture Creation
Socially-Responsible Marketing and Consumption
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

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 40% exams/tests to 60% coursework. 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 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



"I chose to study BA Business Management due to the diversity of modules, which offered me the chance to develop a broad knowledge of various business concepts and theories. I believe that in the current business environment, a wide range of business acumen is crucial for success. Also, the variety of modules has allowed me to have a greater understanding of what line of business I would like to pursue."

Titus Kuhora
Sheffield University Management School

Read more about Titus’s experience

Placement years can be taken between the second and final year of your degree. You’ll choose whether you want to do this after you begin your course with us. We'll add 'Degree with Employment Experience' to the end of your degree title to reflect your time spent in industry.

All of our undergraduate courses offer the flexibility to add a placement year.

A placement year is an excellent opportunity to apply what you’ve learnt in your course and gain invaluable workplace experience. You'll develop a range of transferable skills and become more commercially aware.

You'll be paid a salary – on average £13,000 - £25,000. Some big corporates are starting to see it as an extended selection process for their graduate training schemes.

Previous students have undertaken placements at Accenture, Aldi, Boots, BMW, L'Oreal, IBM, Morgan Stanley, PwC, Rolls-Royce, Marks and Spencer, Microsoft, Nissan and Walt Disney, as well as less well-known companies.

Sheffield University Management School placements

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