Meet the MBA team
Meet a few of our MBA lecturers and read about the modules that they teach.
Our MBA is taught by some of Sheffield University Management School’s over 100 academics, the majority of whom are at the forefront of their fields, producing world-leading research and contributing to advances within their area of expertise. Our research informs our courses, so students are taught the latest thinking.
The module leaders and modules listed are indicative and may change before the start of the course.
MBA Programme Director
- Semester 1 Module Leaders
Sumon Bhaumik leads the module Global Managerial Economics.
"This module focuses on the analysis of factors that affect strategic decisions and performance of firms from an economic perspective. There is particular emphasis on decision-making under uncertainty, and the lectures cover topics such as economic growth and factors influencing product demand, the important of formal and informal institutions, the role of transactions costs in influencing key strategic decisions of firms, contracting in an environment of asymmetric information, strategic interactions among firms in the product market, and the nature of dynamic capabilities. The lectures about the theoretical issues are supplemented by the use of case studies about actual companies." - Professor Sumon Bhaumik
Penny Dick leads the module Managing Behaviour at Work.
"This module is aimed at helping students think about the everyday routine problems that managers typically encounter, from communication errors to demotivated staff. On the module, we look at these issues from a variety of perspectives with the focus on understanding the multiplicity and complexity of the influences that might explain such behaviours.
The teaching team encourages students to use the ideas we discuss to think about and frame their own experiences as managers and employees and how such ideas might be used to create healthier and more fulfilling workplaces. The module is therefore highly interactive which what we really love about teaching it, because it enables us to get to know the students, their experiences and how they think." - Professor Penny Dick
Sabrina Thornton leads the Marketing Consultancy Challenge.
"We explore contemporary marketing challenges using a range of theories and frameworks. Students work in consulting teams and relish the challenge of dealing with their clients' marketing issues. I enjoy working with each team to navigate through the process of tackling the challenge and providing their clients with useful marketing solutions." - Dr Sabrina Thornton
Terrence Perera leads the module The Intelligent Organisation.
"Information is now the most important asset in any organisation. The Intelligent Organisation module introduces how information and new technologies are deployed to digitally transform businesses. It is essential that business executives are aware of frameworks, tools and techniques at their disposal to direct and realise such transformation. Case studies, recent academic research outputs and guidance from professional bodies provide practical and innovative implementations in a range of industries. The Intelligent Organisation, there, is an indispensable module for future business executives." - Dr Terrence Perera
- Semester 2 Module Leaders
Dr Stephen Allen teaches the module Responsible and Effective Leadership.
"Students can expect to be challenged to reflect on what leadership means to them in the different contexts in which they will work. The class sessions are workshop based with activities which involved applying and critiquing competing perspectives on what responsible and effective leadership entails. The module is underpinned by students completing a personal reflective portfolio of tasks related to each class session from which they will create plans for further developing their leadership." - Dr Stephen Allen
Paul McGuinness leads the module Corporate Finance.
"This course has a strong applied orientation. It addresses major corporate finance issues relevant to decision-making at the board and top management team levels. Focus areas include capital fundraising, cash and working capital management, dividend and share repurchase policies, corporate hedging strategies and the management of leverage/gearing. The course's teaching stresses an interactive learning approach with attention on corporate practice and the role of theory in understanding relevant applications." - Professor Paul McGuinness
Edward Yates leads the module Human Resource Management.
"In this module, students can expect to learn for fundamentals of HR, including history and context, and they will connect HR theory with practice. Students will understand HR topics such as recruitment, retention, pay, promotion, skills and training, workforce development and employee voice. They will develop the skills that will allow them to advance and thrive in a high level strategic HR position.
I enjoy working with a good team of academics and support staff, whilst teaching energetic, informed and experienced students from around the world who are keen to learn." - Dr Edward Yates
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