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Course summary

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

  • Learn the business management foundations that make iconic brands successful.
  • Specialise in law to manage legal, ethical, regulatory and political challenges in business.
  • Apply legal practice to areas such as HR management, property and commercial law.
  • Explore the future challenges posed by cultural, digital and technological change.
  • Put your learning into practice through placements, internships and real-world research.
  • Prepare for the degree with an extra foundation year at the start.
Join a hub of entrepreneurs and business leaders in our award-winning enterprise centre. Together, you’ll explore the legal side of business, managing governance and policy in organisations. 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 this foundation year course, which covers core topics on people, behaviours and business. 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. Based in our Sheffield Business School, you’ll join a global community where business leaders, researchers and business students all come together to solve problems and make things better. Our academics are highly skilled professionals, and many bring business management and legal expertise into their modules by including insights from their own research and drawing on cutting-edge knowledge. You learn through:
  • On-campus lectures, seminars and tutorials
  • Digital learning platforms
  • Industry visits and field trips
  • Independent study
  • Live consultancy projects
  • Practice-based learning and group work
  • Simulated work environments
  • Problem-solving workshops
  • Course Topics
You’ll study the foundations of business management, including business models from a broad variety of sectors. You’ll learn how to manage and respond to contemporary challenges – from the economic to the ethical – at local, national and global levels. You’ll graduate with skills in a wide range of business management activities, a hugely valuable specialism in law, and the real-world experience to develop your career. As the course progresses, you’ll learn how to integrate the principles of business management and law – from HR management to property and commercial law. You’ll develop your team-working skills and knowledge of how managers work to achieve organisational objectives across financial performance, business law, strategy and much more. Not only will you explore a broad range of theories and concepts, you’ll apply these in real-world business contexts, experiencing the changing nature of global business first-hand. You’ll understand how organisations work, the environments they operate in and the future considerations they have to keep in mind to ensure their success. Course Support Throughout your learning journey, you’ll experience a range of dedicated support, such as:
  • 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 in our award-winning enterprise centre.
  • Career support for up to five years after graduating.
Applied learning We’ll prepare you for a position in industry or commerce as a technically-literate business professional. When you graduate, you’ll be able to demonstrate acumen in business management and methods of implementation.


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 Contemporary Business Management Foundations Of Business The Business Management Professional Understanding People And Cultures Year 3 Compulsory modules Applied Business Management Practices Business Law Managing Business And Financial Performance Elective modules Business In Emerging Markets Developing Your Business Idea Foreign Language (French,Spanish,Italian,Chinese) Responsible Human Resource Management Year 4 Optional modules Placement Year Final year Compulsory modules Company And Employment Law Consultancy Project In Business Management   Strategy In The Global And Digital Environment Elective modules Dynamic Issues In International Business 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

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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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 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.

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

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 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 Management with Law with Foundation Year at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS