Course details

A Levels AAB Other entry requirements
UCAS code NL21
Duration 3 years
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Related subjects Management Business Management Economics

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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

This is a dual honours course run by the Sheffield University Management School and the Department of Economics.

Your time is split equally between the two subjects. You'll get a good grounding in both, which opens up different career possibilities.

The mix of first-year topics usually includes information systems, marketing, operations management, economic analysis and economic policy.

In the second and third year you'll get into the core areas of business management, including corporate social responsibility, marketing, organisational behaviour and strategy. You'll also look at subjects such as macro and microeconomics.

There are plenty of opportunities for hands-on experience. You'll look at real-life case studies and you get the chance to do project work, on your own and as part of a team.

Accreditation
- Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

Modules: what you study and when

About dual honours and major/minor degrees

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

Our students usually select from a range of compulsory and optional modules to add up to 120 credits.

Some departments offer courses that don't feature optional modules whereas other courses are fully flexible.

You can find out more by:

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 64% tests/exams and 36% coursework. The learning and assessment percentages could vary depending on the modules you choose.

Learning
Scheduled teaching 16%
Independent study 84%
Placement 0%

Assessment
Exams/tests 64%
Coursework 36%
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

Department of Economics

We have an international reputation for practical and real-world economics. You'll be taught by some of the top economic experts in their field and you'll receive the latest cutting-edge teaching from people that care passionately about their subject. Our staff advise government departments in the UK such as the Department for Work and Pensions, the Department for Education and the Low Pay Commission. Their expertise helps shape government policies and aims to improve people's lives.

We're one of the few stand alone economics departments in the north of England. Our graduates are in demand by some of the country's top economics employers such as the Bank of England, PwC, IBM and HM Treasury. We're large enough to offer a wide variety of optional specialised modules, but small enough so that you will get to know your tutors personally and build life-long friendships with the other students on your course.

You'll be based in the heart of the campus. You will experience some of your teaching in our state-of-the-art classrooms in the same building as our staff offices. You'll also have your own social space with computer access.

Department of Economics 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 and Economics because it offers many different modules that allow me to experience different types of industry. The time is split equally between the two subjects, so you gain knowledge in two areas, and you meet double the amount of friends from both of your courses!"

Kornelia Drotarovska,
BA Business Management and Economics

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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Sheffield University Management School
Telephone +44 114 222 3349
Email management-admissions@sheffield.ac.uk

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