Course details

A Levels ABB Other entry requirements
UCAS code NT22
Duration 4 years
Fees and additional costs Home/EU students International students
Related subjects Management Japanese Studies East Asian Studies 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

This is a four-year dual honours course. Your time is split equally between the two subjects. You spend your third year in Japan, studying the language at a university there.

In the first year, you'll learn the basics of business management. You also study the Japanese language.

In the second year, you'll continue your Japanese studies. You'll also look at other core areas of business management including marketing, organisational behaviour and strategy.

Your third year, at a Japanese university, is an intensive year of language study. You return to Sheffield for your fourth year to complete your degree.

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 ABB
A Levels + additional qualifications BBB + B 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
  • BTEC Public Services (Uniformed) not accepted
  • No prior knowledge of Japanese required (up to A Level Japanese acceptable)
  • 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.

Sheffield University Management School website

School of East Asian Studies website

First year

Core modules:

Business Management in Context
Japanese Language 1A
Japanese Language 2A
Management Themes and Perspectives
Business Economics
Introduction to Behaviour at Work
Japanese Language 1B
Japanese Language 2B

Second year

Core modules:

Business Strategy
Essentials of Marketing
Japanese Language 3A
Japanese Language 4A
Organisational Behaviour
Japanese Language 3B
Japanese Language 4B

Third year

Core modules:

Japanese Year Abroad

Fourth year

Core modules:

Corporate Social Responsibility
Japanese Language 5

Optional modules:

Applications of Operations and Supply Chain Management
Consumer Psychology
Creativity and Innovation
Critical Perspectives in Work and Organisational Psychology
Digital Marketing
Industrial Relations
Integrated Marketing Communications
International Business
International Marketing
Language and Organisation
Managing complex projects
Socially-Responsible Marketing and Consumption
Strategy Practice
The Leisure Industry
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

Our undergraduate courses are based on world-leading research and taught by experts in a variety of settings, from lectures to smaller group seminars. You will be assessed through a combination of coursework and formal examinations. If you are learning a language you will be taught by native speakers in Chinese, Japanese and Korean in regular small group classes using custom made course material. You will be assessed on the core skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing. 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 25%
Independent study 75%
Placement 0%

Assessment
Exams/tests 46%
Coursework 48%
Practical 6%

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

School of East Asian Studies

Our courses are designed to immerse you in the languages and cultures of East Asian countries. You will be taught by native speakers in Chinese, Japanese and Korean in regular small group classes using custom made course material. To enhance your learning, we also have a modern virtual language lab, which enables you to learn using visual and audio aids.

Our courses are based on world-leading research and taught by experts whose work influences policy and informs public debate. Most of our staff publish in their specialist field and many of them have written books for major publishers such as Oxford University Press, Routledge and Macmillan.

Take one of our Chinese, Japanese or Korean studies degrees and spend a year studying at a leading university in your chosen country. Our partners are Nanjing University in China, six high ranking universities in South Korea including Yonsei University in Seoul and more than 25 Japanese universities including Tokyo, Kyoto and Waseda University.

School of East Asian Studies 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

"What I enjoy most is the variety: you can be moving from doing economy in China, cinema in Korea to business in Japan in the space of a single semester, so you can tailor it to your own interests."

Frankie Gurdon
School of East Asian Studies

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