MSc Leadership and Management

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

This course combines cutting-edge theory with skills training to produce effective, engaging leaders. Whether you want to lead a team or a multinational company, we can help you achieve your goals.

Drawing on expertise from the management school and from our world-class Institute of Work Psychology (IWP), we'll show you how to develop strategy, motivate people and nurture innovation.

This course is designed to reflect the business environment and the focus is on skills-building and action learning.

There are two modules dedicated to real-world case studies and teamwork and we invite guest speakers from business and industry and organise field trips to leading companies.

You can also apply to do a project-based dissertation, working with an external organisation.

Core modules

  • Managing People in Organisations
  • Foundations of Leadership and Teamwork
  • Research Methods
  • Strategic Management
  • Advanced Topics in Leadership - Leading in Challenging Times
  • Creating Entrepreneurial Ventures
  • Dissertation

Optional modules

One of the following:

  • Accounting and Financial Management
  • Marketing
  • Personnel Selection and Development

Two of the following:

  • International Management
  • Cultural Leadership and Management
  • International Human Resource Studies
  • Negotiation and Intercultural Communication


  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Case studies
  • Group work for collaborative learning
  • Web-based discussion groups


  • Individual assignments
  • Group projects
  • End-of-semester exams
  • Dissertation

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Rob Globke, postgraduate in the School of Managment

Key facts

Course duration

1 year full-time

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 or 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

Our graduates are creative, disciplined individuals who make a difference wherever they go. They're employed by companies such as Sainsbury's, ASDA, Boots, Pepsico International and Adidas. Their job titles include Management Consultant, Web Marketing Consultant and Campaign Manager.

A specialist MSc can take you into a particular field of management such as human resources, finance or leisure. You might be inspired to set up a company of your own.

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.

Courses at the Institute of Work Psychology (IWP)

The IWP is an international centre for research in occupational and organisational psychology. As part of the Management School, its taught programmes are ideal for students who are considering careers in business consultancy, human resource management or organisational research. Based near campus, the centre brings together staff from various University departments, including the Management School, to work with private and public sector organisations.

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