Business Studies with Foundation Year at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS

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Course summary

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

  • Gain knowledge of core business areas, such as strategy, leadership, management and financial performance.
  • Develop the skills you need for the business career you want.
  • Learn how to lead change and innovation ethically and responsibly.
  • Gain real-world experience in a diverse and exciting range of roles and sectors.
  • Join a global community where business leaders, researchers and students network and collaborate.
Our course produces talented business leaders, influencers and organisational change agents who can make a real difference in organisations. You will study at one of the few UK Universities with direct links to the Institute of Leadership and Management. Not only can you access a vast range of learning resources, but you will also gain Professional Membership status on top of your degree. If you don't meet the entry requirements for our BA (Hons) course, or you’d like extra preparation before starting degree-level study, we recommend you join the foundation course – which has been designed to encourage exploration and experimentation. 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. You can access placements, volunteering opportunities, training schemes, internships and work experience through our network of industry professionals and business leaders, such as IBM. Key Themes Learn how to adapt quickly to dynamic, versatile, and fast-paced working environments. Find out what it means to instil a culture of innovation and creativity within teams. And understand what it means to launch and maintain a successful enterprise. We will explore the significance of ethical, sustainable and responsible management practices to help us respond to contemporary business challenges. You will be encouraged to develop your network in our global community – where business leaders, researchers and students come together to solve problems. As the course progresses, you will have the opportunity to choose your own learning pathway, picking from a range of modules to shape your future. These will help you develop the skills you’re interested in and prepare for a career that’s right for you. 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 placements, internships and consultancy projects through our global network of leading businesses. Placements You can undertake a year-long placement nationally or internationally – preparing you for your future career while gaining industry contacts and an applied professional diploma to add to your CV. Previous placement years have taken place at organisations such as Microsoft, Enterprise Cars, Bosch, 3M and E-on. You can also study a language and potentially study at a European University for one semester – through the Turing Scheme. Live Projects A range of projects, business simulations and client-led tasks mean you can apply your knowledge to real-life scenarios, improving your analytical mindset, learning agility and critical thinking. Entrepreneurial Support We offer award-winning support for entrepreneurs – from free offices and studio space to expert workshops, freelance opportunities, and a vast business network ready for you to tap into. With the support of the Hallam i-Lab business hub, you’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with creatives, entrepreneurs and investors across Sheffield. Here, you can form lucrative business networks, brainstorm entrepreneurial ideas and even launch your own venture.


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. You will be able to complete a placement year as part of this course. See the modules table below for further information. Year 1 Compulsory modules Going Global People, Decisions And Behaviours Preparing For Success Sustainable Innovation Year 2 Compulsory modules Business Innovation And Creativity Contemporary Business Foundations Of Business Understanding People And Cultures Year 3 Compulsory modules Developing Your Impact As A Business Leader Leading And Managing Organisational Change Managing Business And Financial Performance Elective modules Business In Emerging Markets Developing Your Business Idea Experiential Marketing Events Foreign Language Managing And Developing People In Diverse Contexts Managing Operations And The Supply Chain Responsible Human Resource Management The Corporate Customer The Digital Customer Experience Year 4 Optional modules Placement Year Final year Compulsory modules Consultancy Project In Business Studies Responsible And Ethical Business Practice Strategy In The Global And Digital Environment Elective modules Consumer Psychology Contemporary Leadership In Context Dynamic Issues In International Business Employment Relations And Law Global, Ethical And Responsible Management Approaches Marketing In A Global Context

Assessment method

Coursework, Practical

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

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

We will offer flexibility on our usual entry requirements for clearing applicants. Please call us on 0330 024 6390 to discuss your options and apply.

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Additional entry requirements


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

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS 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.

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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

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2024/25 is £9,250 per year. These fees are regulated by the UK government and are therefore subject to changes in government policy. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200. Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2024/25 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 Studies with Foundation Year at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS