Normally you should • have an MBA, or masters qualification in a relevant area • be pursuing, or have pursued, a significant career in professional or business areas that fall within the research interests of Sheffield Business School • display evidence of your potential to develop work of doctoral standard Applicants whose first language is not English must show evidence of • IELTS 7.0 overall with no element under 6.5 • TOEFL ibt test with an overall score of 100 with a minimum of 23 in listening, 23 in reading, 26 in writing and 22 in speaking Exceptionally, we may consider applicants without a masters degree who • have a good first degree in an appropriate discipline • have at least three years’ management or professional experience that reflects the research interests of Sheffield Business School • can demonstrate continued development/education since graduation You also need to talk to the course or programme leader to ensure that • you meet the admissions criteria • you have the potential ability to complete the course successfully within four years • you can demonstrate intellectual curiosity, a capacity for critical analysis of issues, and the ability to abstract and formulate underlying principles in a systematic way • your proposed area of research is appropriate to the programme
Months of entry
This research-based doctorate is ideal for those people who are enthusiastic about learning and want to make a difference to the way that management and professional practice is developed in their specialism. Studying for a business doctorate allows you to develop evidence-based research and a full doctoral thesis, equivalent to a PhD, whilst continuing to pursue a career as a senior professional or manager.
• Contribute to the latest evidence-based professional thinking.
• Improve your ability to reflect on complex problems and consider them from a range of viewpoints.
• Develop expertise in your area of professional specialism.
• Critically appraise your own insights as a manager or senior professional.
Information for international students
Please visit our website at http://www.shu.ac.uk/international
Fees and funding
Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to international students who study this course. Visit http://www.shu.ac.uk/international/scholarships-bursaries to find out more.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Sheffield Busienss School
- +44 (0)114 225 5555