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Course summary

**Please note that the information provided relates to the current academic year and is subject to change without notice by Sheffield Hallam University. Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information.** Course summary

  • Learn the essential skills of business management and the role of IT
  • Increase your employability through industrial placements
  • Experience a strong sense of community and outreach through various student-led social initiatives
  • You will develop a solid background in the commercial applications of technology and gain good general business skills, enabling you to pursue a broad choice of careers.
  • How you learn*
All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive. This course offers a diverse approach towards teaching and learning. You will be taught by staff members with valuable industry experience in both business management and information technology. A wide range of methods are also applied to assessing your learning. This allows you to undertake modes of assessment that simulate typical industry practice within respected business and digital technology environments. You learn through
  • lectures, seminars and workshops
  • practical sessions
  • group and individual project-based learning
  • independent study
  • work placements
Applied learning Work placements You will have the opportunity to arrange a year-long work placement to start after your second year and before your third year. We highly recommend a placement year as it helps your personal and professional development through real-world experience, and enhances your career prospects once you graduate. During your placement year, you will receive personal and pastoral support from your allocated tutor. Previous students have taken placements with various organisations ranging from small and medium-sized enterprises to large multinational corporations such as IBM, BMW, DB Cargo, Boeing, DHL, Intel, Xerox, Disney, VW and Bentley. Live projects As part of your studies, you will be given the opportunity to work on projects alongside external clients. This is an excellent opportunity to put your learning into practice in a real-world setting and further develop your knowledge. These live projects are embedded into modules on all three years of the course and are specifically designed to aid your development through each academic year. In previous years our students have worked alongside local schools and community groups, charities and various businesses. Networking opportunities During your studies on the course, there will be many different networking opportunities available to you. Each year we host a careers fair at which you will have the chance to meet potential future employers to discuss the roles that they offer. This is an excellent opportunity to ask questions, seek advice and network with those already working in industry. Working in industry for 12 months during your placement year is another great way of making professional connections and setting up potential future employment opportunities. In addition, the course has developed a vibrant student community where we provide opportunities to get together outside of the classroom. For example, we have weekly sport social activities, pub socials, student-led walks in the nearby peak district and various other events alongside end-of-year celebrations.


Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances. Year 1 Employability And Work Based Learning Information Analysis For Business Information Systems Introduction To Digital Technology Managing And Understanding Customers Understanding Organisations Year 2 Database Administration And Security Employability And Project Based Learning Managing Business Finance Service Operation And Service Transition Elective modules Digital Marketing Information Management It Infrastructure And Emerging Technologies Managing And Developing People Year 3 Placement Year Final year Developing Strategies For Change Entrepreneurial Theory And Practice Professional Practice Relationship Marketing Management Elective modules Applied Business Intelligence Dissertation Innovative Multimedia Knowledge Management

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How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

We welcome applications from people of any age. There may be some flexibility in entry requirements provided you have other relevant learning or experience. This must show that you will benefit from and finish the course successfully. Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 or over at the point of enrolment.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

Additional entry requirements


Please note that the information provided on this web page relates to 2022 courses and is subject to change without notice by Sheffield Hallam University.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills or equivalent.

If your English language skill is currently below IELTS 6.0 we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English score.

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £15860 Year 1
International £15860 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please refer to our website for up-to-date information on costs and fees:

Sponsorship information

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.

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