Collaborations and Partnerships Sheffield Management

Working with others

Sheffield University Management School maintains and nurtures its international relationships with other universities, academics, organisations and our alumni. We also offer a number of student mobility/exchange opportunities, with some built into programmes such as our BA International Business Management course. Here we detail our current partnerships.

Teaching sheffield management internationalOur international teaching relationships

We have developed relationships with many prestigious universities throughout the world. These range from collaborative links that involve summer schools for our students to student exchange initiatives and jointly awarded programmes such as our MSc Global Marketing Management.

We put great emphasis on the potential for our students to gain an international educational experience whilst studying in Sheffield, so students applying for a programme at the Management School are not only provided with the opportunity to learn overseas through our summer schools, but we also subsidise the cost.

Some of the universities we collaborate with are Mannheim Business School, Linköping University, Austria W U, S.P. Jain Institute of Management and Research, Hong Kong Baptist University, SIM (the Singapore Institute of Management) and the Sino-British College.

Click here to discover our international programmes.

Our international corporate and organisational links

Business organisations sheffield managementWe have excellent ties with international businesses. Many members of the School's Advisory Board have international working experience, or work for leading global organisations. We also sustain relationships with our international network of alumni, which strengthens our global presence.

The School, and many of its academics, have an ongoing working relationship with Santander Universities. This partnership was established at the University of Sheffield level, with the principal aim of providing scholarships and funding to support international mobility for both staff and students. We have actively promoted the opportunities it offers across the university. The Santander relationship provides the university with an annual allocation of subsidised placement opportunities, allowing students to work in SMEs for 100 hours. Although these opportunities are not exclusive to Management School students, a number have been successful in securing them each year.

The School uses its membership of organisations such as the EFMD, AACSB, AMBA and ABS to support its quality improvement processes through participation in accreditation processes. Members of our senior management team attend, network and share experiences with other members of these organisations through various forums.

Click here to visit the Management Gateway, our business and organisation-facing website.

Our international academic relations

Consult the following table which demonstrates how we work with international partner universities on different levels:

Level Partner


Kobe University, Japan
Griffith University, Australia
EGADE Business School, Mexico
Kemmy Business School, Ireland (for 2017)
Beedie School of Business, Canada (for 2017)
Hong Kong Baptist University
International Labour Organisation, Switzerland


Nova School of Business and Economics, Portugal
Edith Cowan University, Australia
Universidade do Mundo, Portugal
Universidade Lusidada, Portugal
Rotterdam School of Management, Netherlands
University Arab Emirates
Institute of Technology- Delhi, Kharagpur, Bombay, India
Univeresity Padova, India
European Union
European Commission

Staff and Student Mobility

Staff mobility

University WITS, South Africa
University of Cape Town, South Africa
University of Turku, Finland
Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA
Ritsumeikan University, Japan
Griffith University, Australia
University of Texas, USA
International Labour Office
University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Poland,
University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy
University of Canterbury, Christ Church, New Zealand
Federal University of Paraiba, Brazil
University of Otago, New Zealand
CIRRELT, Montereal, Canada
ESMI, Germany
University of St Petersburg, Russia
Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia

Student mobility (Erasmus partners)

Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration [WU Wien], Austria
Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
University of Turku, Finland
Aalto University, Finland
Rennes Business School, France
BEM Bordeaux, France
EDHEC Nice, France
Mannheim University, Germany
University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy
University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Linköping University, Sweden
Lund University, Sweden

Student mobility (Study Abroad partners)

Griffith University, Australia
University of Queensland, Australia
Monash University, Australia
University of South Wales, Australia
University of Sydney, Australia
McGill University, Canada
McMaster University, Canada
The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Montana State University Bozeman, USA
University of Pittsburgh, USA

Student mobility (Summer School partners)

Maastricht University, the Netherlands
University of Mannheim, Germany
University of Munich, Germany
Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia,
ESADE, Spain


Sino-British College, Shanghai, China
National Cheng King University, Taiwan
University of Sheffield International College