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.

I was attracted by the small class sizes and combination of the interactive teaching programme and research project within an organisation to provide real-world work experience.

Jessica Pickard, postgraduate student in Sheffield University Management School

About the course

Course description

This course is designed to reflect the business environment. There are two modules dedicated to real-world case studies and teamwork. 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.

With the benefit of world-class insight from the IWP, you’ll develop the skills you need to be an effective leader, someone who can develop strategy, motivate people and nurture innovation.

Rob Globke, postgraduate in the School of Management

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

Examples of 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, and web-based discussion groups.


Individual assignments, group projects, end-of-semester examinations and a dissertation.

Course duration

1 year full-time

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 or an approved professional qualification.

English language requirements

Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in all components.

Entry requirements for international students

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If you'd like to know more about any aspect of our courses, contact us:

T: +44 (0)114 222 3376

The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.