Management School furthering careers of local professionals

The University of Sheffield's Management School is helping local managers improve their range of professional skills with an exciting executive programme. The new Executive MBA (EMBA) will be showcased at the first of a series of open evenings at the University from 6.30 to 8.00pm on Wednesday 9 April 2008.

The EMBA is designed for management professionals from the private, public and voluntary sectors, who want to progress their careers and gain in-depth management knowledge. Taught using multiple approaches to learning, the programme will appeal to people from a wide range of backgrounds and industries and is specifically designed to fit around a full-time job. Delegates do not need to put their careers on hold while they study and can apply the theories they learn to the daily business issues they are dealing with in their own workplace.

The EMBA is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), so students are awarded two prestigious qualifications from one programme – the University of Sheffield Executive MBA and the CMI Executive Diploma in Strategic Management.

Professor Keith Glaister, Dean of the University's Management School, said: "The Executive MBA complements the University's already strong links with local organisations. The Management School's proven track-record for teaching and learning coupled with the chance to gain two prestigious qualifications, means this course is sure to provide many managers with the skills needed to develop their careers."

John Hudson, Director of Enterprise and Skills at Creative Sheffield, who has completed the University of Sheffield EMBA, said: "The course was of great benefit to me and my organisation. It gave me the opportunity to mix with a range of private sector people from different backgrounds. The flexible structure meant that I didn't have to spend too much time away from the office and I used my dissertation as a major research project for work."

Notes for Editors: To find out more about the course and/or the open evening, visit www.sheffield.ac.uk/emba or call Debra Maxwell on 0114 2223378.

For further information please contact: Lindsey Bird, Media Relations Officer on 0114 2225338 or email l.bird@sheffield.ac.uk