Our one year full time MBA is designed to prepare you for leadership roles in organisations. The Sheffield MBA prioritises hands-on experience; we want to ensure that all our graduates have genuine experience of applying business theory within a dynamic workplace. Our experienced Business Development team provide introductions to a range of UK-based clients. As the programme progresses they will support you in developing exceptional client relationships and in helping you to apply your MBA in tackling real workplace issues. As you work through each module of the Sheffield MBA programme, you will apply learning from each module to your client – developing your understanding and gaining consultancy experience.
You’ll also join our worldwide network of MBA Alumni giving you access to social and business networking opportunities and careers support. You’ll study at the newly refurbished Management School building (opens Easter 2013) which is located in attractive gardens 10 minutes from the Students Union at the heart of the Campus. Find out more at http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/management/about/new_facilities
The programme is supported by a carefully designed CPD programme which is there to help you realise your career ambitions. The programme combines life coaching with careers guidance and soft skills such as interview technique, presentation skills and CV workshops. Careers support is delivered by a dedicated team from a new employability centre within the School but also draws on the skills of external life coaches where beneficial. During your studies you will also have access to a social programme that will help you get to know your fellow delegates, unwind and have some fun!
Here is a Sheffield MBA 13 point decision matrix that you can use whilst thinking about your choice of MBA. We believe that no other School has an offer like ours:
- Grow your practical skills with a client company
All MBA students are given the opportunity to work in an organisation in the UK. The University provides the client company, and students and organisations are encouraged to use this as a stepping stone into employment.
- Become a ‘Chartered Manager’
Our programme enables you to become a 'Chartered Manager' immediately after completing your MBA . The combination of an MBA and a Chartered Manager qualification from the CMI (Chartered Management Institute) will boost your CV and make you an attractive candidate for a wide range of job opportunities. Please note that the MBA programme has been approved and accredited by The Chartered Institute of Marketing to meet the entry criteria for the Professional Certificate in Marketing.
- Study overseas at a top international business school
We provide a heavily- subsidised opportunity for you to spend some time studying business overseas. We have strong relationships with a range of top Business Schools both in Europe and further afield. Currently these include Mannheim , Germany, Vienna , Austria, Linkoping in Sweden and SP Jain in Mumbai and Dubai. This programme is under development and we hope to add more options for 2013-4.
- Gain from tailored careers support & professional development
We take your Continuous Professional Development (CPD) extremely seriously. All Sheffield MBA students are offered a programme which includes the 'soft skills’ that you need to succeed. This includes everything from how to conduct yourself in a board meeting to how to run an interview. You’ll also receive guidance on specifics such as ‘making small talk', 'networking to success' ‘building client rapport’, and loads more. All these are essential skills that will help ensure you fulfil your potential in a contemporary business environment.
- Benefit from networking and Business Engagement opportunities
MBA Students have the opportunity to network with business leaders and School alumni via our HSBC sponsored Expert Lecture series. The School has close links with the international Entrepreneurs festival ('MADE') in Sheffield, and organises a series of company visits. These are all opportunities to meet and engage with the business community and gather the kind of contacts that are going to help secure job offers for the future.
- Join one of the top 1% of Business Schools worldwide
The University of Sheffield Management School is in the top 1% of business schools worldwide. We have triple accreditation from - AMBA, EQUIS, AACSB – an honour that has been bestowed on only 58 Schools worldwide. These accreditations are difficult to achieve and are only gained after exhaustive peer review across a range of criteria. They are a badge of excellence in terms of our programmes, the student experience we offer, our alumni service and our business engagement activities. We are very proud to belong to this elite group. Find out more at http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/management/accreditation
- Link up with key Professional Associations
We have strong relationships with a broad range of Professional Associations including the Association of MBAs (AMBA), the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), the Institute of Consulting (IC) and Beta Gamma Sigma. Membership to this elite group is through AACSB and is the highest recognition a business student can receive.
- Study in state-of-the-art learning and teaching facilities
The Sheffield MBA is taught in a brand new executive suite in the new Management School. The learning environment is of exceptional quality with the latest in ICT. It adjoins high quality business engagement space which we use to host events and for interaction with the business community. The School is conveniently located for our award-winning accommodation at the Ridge and the Edge. Find out more http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/accommodation/prospective/postgrad
- Join in our lively programme of social events
We run an attractive programme of social events, visits to historic Chatsworth House in nearby Derbyshire, hiking in the wild areas of the Peak District National Park, and socials with our International Executive MBA's from Greece. These are great fun, invigorating and stimulating and a great way to get to know your fellow MBAs and make some friendships that you will keep for life.
- Enjoy life in a modern city, close to a beautiful National Park
Sheffield is a wonderful city to live in – inexpensive with good transport links, easy access to beautiful countryside and with a reputation as the safest city in UK. You will enjoy the local culture in this vibrant, friendly and modern city.
- An international experience
The Sheffield MBA is very much a community; you will meet people from many other parts of the world. On the 2012 MBA cohort we have representatives from 10 different countries, making this a truly international experience.
- Focus on consultancy, entrepreneurship and leadership
No other MBA offers 'Consultancy, Entrepreneurship and Leadership' as a central focus to drive learning. We believe that our programme creates the kind of individuals that the world needs right now – great problem-solvers, great wealth creators and great visionaries.
- Join a top School at a top University
Sheffield is a Russell Group University, and ' UK Times Higher Education University of the Year 2011'. The University of Sheffield continues to gain accolades to add to its status as a heavyweight amongst Universities.
It is possible to study the MBA on a part time basis. If you are interested in this option, please contact us on : email@example.com