Aim higher - we will deliver on your aspirations

At Sheffield University Management School, we are committed to focusing on employability and our postgraduate students’ future career prospects. We have two specialist careers advisors in the School, dedicated to providing full-time career support throughout your programme. The University Careers Service is also an excellent resource – you can find out more on their web pages:

Our Management Gateway also has a lot of information of careers and opportunities available to students at Sheffield University Management School through our corporate partners and contacts. Visit the opportunities pages to find out more.

Your professional development

You will have many opportunities during your course to engage in personal and professional development. Our programmes are designed to enable you to acquire the transferable skills essential for employment: communication, organisation, the ability to deal with complex issues creatively and systematically; and the conceptual understanding required to evaluate current scholarship and research techniques.

Our Summer School programme enables you to study abroad and gain different cultural insights on your subject. It is also an opportunity to experience another culture, make new friends and develop as a person. The School offers a generous subsidy to support students’ participation as well as providing assistance with travel arrangements. Alternatively, our corporate partnerships mean you can undertake work placements and build links with some of the UK's biggest organisations across a range of sectors. These include Rolls-Royce, DLA Piper, South Yorkshire Police, the Department of Work and Pensions, PwC, Business in the Community, KPMG, Deloitte and Museums Sheffield.

View current student opportunities on the Management Gateway.

    The reputation of the University of Sheffield and the School makes us an attractive recruiting ground for many UK and international employers. We provide engagement opportunities with potential employers through business networking events, guest lectures, employer presentations and careers fairs, and specialist, employer-led workshops to enable you to develop your employability skills. Our external relations team also runs a ground-breaking Careers Discovery Series bringing together employers, professional bodies, alumni and students in dedicated events throughout the year, each event focusing on a key area such as finance; banking and accounting; self-employment and management consulting; human resources and people management; marketing and logistics, supply chain management and manufacturing. Relationships with a wide range of professional bodies means students can be fast-tracked through professional qualifications as well as gaining additional access to advice, guidance and development opportunities available from these organisations.

    To find out what some of our graduates are doing now, you can follow their career paths on the university’s Case Studies pages. You can also view our Postgraduate Testimonials for graduates' reflections on their time at the Management School, and the Your Postgraduate Experience pages for more information about studying in Sheffield.

    Employability Hub

    The Employability Hub

    Sheffield University Management School is the only department in the university to have its own, dedicated Employability Hub. This service is a significant resource for management students and could be a big step forward for the preparations you make in advance of graduation – it will be on hand to support students and put you in touch with organisations.

    The Employability Hub acts as a key interface between management students and the external world. Its staff will help you access employability support, skills development and opportunities in the following areas at any time throughout the year:

    • Postgraduate projects and Postgraduate International Summer Schools
    • Internships – finding jobs and securing work experience
    • Accessing information from professional bodies
    • Career planning and developing your employability profile
    • Writing persuasive CVs and applications, plus advice on how to succeed at interviews
    • Making the most of careers events, recruitment fairs and employer presentations, on campus and further afield, that give you the chance to meet recruiters face to face