MBA (Master of Business Administration)

Sheffield University Management School, Faculty of Social Sciences

Triple Crown accreditation means we meet the high standards of three of the world's most prestigious accreditation bodies: AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB. This puts us in the top one per cent of business schools worldwide.

We teach business management from a truly global perspective. Our staff and students come from all over the world. And our courses are based on pioneering research into the challenges faced by businesses everywhere.

About the course

Accredited by the Association of MBAs, EQUIS, AACSB, the Chartered Management Institute and the Institute of Consulting

The Sheffield MBA is about not doing the expected thing. It's about thinking differently, aiming higher, asking for more. It's about the extraordinary career you always wanted.

The Sheffield MBA, which blends world-class research with hands-on experience, is based on three big challenges: leadership, entrepreneurship and consultancy.

Throughout the course, you'll act as a consultant to a company, applying what you learn to real-world scenarios. Our business development team and staff from our employability hub will introduce you to potential clients and help you find the right match, based on your background and interests.

Going back to full-time study is a bold move. But with Sheffield the potential rewards are huge. Our MBA is designed to prepare you for leadership. It will challenge you to think creatively and make the most of every opportunity.

Our world-leading experts can teach you the techniques and methods you need to be a truly inspiring leader.

Core modules

  • Management Consultancy
  • Managerial Economics
  • Accounting and Financial Management
  • Managing Organisational Behaviour
  • Operations Management
  • Enterprise Information Systems
  • Essentials of Marketing Practice
  • Strategic Management
  • Strategic Management Accounting
  • Management Inquiry
  • Leadership for Organisational Performance
  • New Venture Planning
  • Project Dissertation

Optional modules

Optional modules include:

  • International Business
  • Corporate Finance
  • Human Resource Management
  • Risk and Crisis Management


  • Three-hour teaching periods with lectures, seminars and guest speakers
  • Industrial visits
  • Projects


  • Individual and group assignments and presentations
  • Formal exams
  • Project report

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Rob Globke, postgraduate in the School of Managment

Key facts

Course duration

  • 1 year full-time
  • 2 years part-time

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 and at least three years' relevant full-time work experience. If you don't have a degree, we may accept an approved professional qualification.

English language requirements

Overall IELTS grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Entry requirements for international students

Fees and funding

Financial information for postgraduate taught courses

Your career

An MBA from Sheffield can help you change direction or progress faster within your organisation. It could also inspire you to go it alone. Our graduates work for companies such as Adidas, ASDA, Boots, ExxonMobil, HSBC, Morgan Stanley, Pepsico International, Sainsbury's and Vodafone. Their job titles include Head of Business Enhancement, Management Consultant, Product Marketing Manager, Web Marketing Consultant and Campaign Manager

How we teach

We'll teach you how to identify opportunities, solve problems and inspire others. Many of our teaching staff are world-class researchers working in policy-relevant areas. Our courses are based on their research.

We bring in guest speakers from business, local government and industry. You can apply to carry out a project with an external organisation as part of your course. We also offer you the chance to spend the summer at another university overseas.

Triple Crown accreditation

The School is Triple Crown accredited, placing it in the top one per cent of business schools globally. Courses are also accredited by EQUIS and AACSB, as well as specialist institutions including the Chartered Management Institute, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, the British Psychological Society, the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, the Chartered Institute of Marketing, the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply, and the Institute of Consulting.

MBA graduates qualify for the Executive Diploma in Strategic Management.

The perfect learning environment

The Management School moved to a newly-refurbished building in 2013. Close to the Students' Union, Sheffield city centre and the Peak District, these high-quality facilities are designed to stimulate study and the exchange of ideas.

Apply now

You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It is a quick and easy process.

Postgraduate Online Application Form

Any questions?

If you'd like to know more about any aspect of our courses, contact us:

T: +44 (0)114 222 3376