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Course summary

Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information. Course summary:

  • Develop your critical thinking and a global business mindset.
  • Enhance your team-work and management skills to achieve business objectives.
  • Understand and apply a variety of business management theories and principles.
  • Build an agile skill set for working in dynamic business environments.
  • Convert your business Foundation degree, HND or academic credits into a full Honours degree in one year.
Businesses need effective managers to ensure success in a competitive and challenging global business environment. Whether you work in a global organisation, a small or medium-sized business enterprise (SME), public sector or a not-for-profit organisation, this Business Management (1 year top-up) course helps you to become a successful business manager of the future.  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. The teaching and learning on the business management top up course is informed by contemporary academic research. There is also significant collaboration with business organisations, industry practitioners and other external stakeholders – to equip you with the skills you’ll need in the workplace. Tutors bring current insights into their modules by including insights from their own research and drawing on cutting-edge knowledge from the business and management field. By its very nature the course has a truly international perspective across all levels. You learn through:
  • Formal lectures
  • Interactive seminars and workshops
  • Problem solving exercises
  • Simulations and learning games
  • Case study discussions
  • Small group discussions
  • Class debates
  • Individual and group presentations
Key Themes This course brings together business insights that focus on international, sustainable and ethical business practices. You’ll explore the practical issues that global organisations face, and the digital solutions they use. We select learning themes and materials to represent a diversity of global contexts and perspectives.    You'll focus on current real-world global challenges through problem-solving exercises. In some of the modules you study, you’ll also have opportunities for flexible and personalised learning – including the assessment tasks you undertake. Course Support We’ll support your transition into level 6 study with guidance on how to present information, how to critically evaluate issues and how to work within teams. We also offer study skills support for international students. Throughout your learning journey, you’ll receive:
  • Access to our unique student support triangle to help with your personal, academic and career development.
  • Access to our Skills Centre with one-to-ones, webinars and online resources.
  • Free office and studio space, expert workshops, freelance opportunities and a vast business network ready for you to tap into.
  • Career support for up to five years after graduating.
Applied learning We think the best way to learn something is to do it in the real world. That means putting learning into practice through an applied project. Live Projects Assessments are rooted in the real-world contexts faced by businesses. Assessment formats include written reports, essays, individual and group presentations, self reflective tasks and in-class tests. Field Trips We offer trips to a variety of organisations, including local SMEs and multinational firms with operations in the UK. These are great chances to see the types of environments you may be working within in the future.


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. Compulsory modules Academic And Professional Excellence International Business Strategy And Practice International Management Research Project Responsible Global Business Management

Assessment method

Coursework, Exam

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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 successfully finish the course.

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Please note that this information is subject to change without notice by Sheffield Hallam University.

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill.

If English is not your first language you need an IELTS score of 6.0 or above, with a minimum score of 5.5 in each skill. 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.

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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 £16655 Year 1
International £16655 Year 1

Additional fee information

Our tuition fees for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2024/2025 are regulated by the UK government and are yet to be confirmed. For an indication, our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2023/2024 is £9,250 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200. Our tuition fees for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2023/24 is £16,655 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200. 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.

Business Management (top-up) at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS