Taught course

Business Administration

University of Sheffield · Management School

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 and at least three years' relevant full-time work experience.

If you don’t have a degree, we may accept an approved professional qualification.

Months of entry


Course content

About the course

Experiential learning is at the heart of the Sheffield MBA. Our intentionally small programme is designed to provide intimate learning experiences that maximise the potential of each individual as part of a close-knit community. At Sheffield you are not viewed as a number but as an ambitious individual with unique attributes ready to take on the challenge of reaching your full potential.

Our highly selective MBA programme tailors each student’s journey to individual development needs and career aspirations. It’s an intimate learning experience within an internationally ranked, research-based Management School.

We understand that the challenges of the 21st century require globally minded individuals who can adapt to rapidly changing environments, understand situations to problems and then lead their organisations forward. To this end we have designed our MBA programme around three core pillars of consultancy, entrepreneurship and leadership.

Your career

Our graduates work for companies such as Adidas, ASDA, Boots, ExxonMobil, HSBC, Morgan Stanley, Pepsico International, Sainsbury’s and Vodafone. Their job titles include Head of Business Enhancement, Management Consultant, Product Marketing Manager, Web Marketing Consultant and Campaign Manager.

An MBA can help you change direction or progress faster within your organisation. A specialist MSc can take you into a particular field of management such as human resources, finance or marketing. You might be inspired to set up a company of your own.

How we teach

We teach management from a truly global perspective, and our courses are based on pioneering research into the challenges faced by businesses everywhere.

We’ll teach you how to identify opportunities, solve problems and inspire others. Many of our teaching staff are world-class researchers working in policy-relevant areas. Our courses are based on their research.

We bring in guest speakers from business, local government and industry. You can apply to carry out a project with an external organisation as part of your course. We also offer you the chance to spend the summer at another university overseas.

The perfect learning environment

Sheffield University Management School moved to a newly refurbished building in 2013. Close to the Students’ Union, Sheffield city centre and the Peak District, these high-quality facilities are designed to stimulate study and the exchange of ideas.


The School is Triple Crown accredited, placing it in the top one per cent of business schools globally. Courses are also accredited by EQUIS and AACSB, as well as specialist institutions including the Chartered Management Institute, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, the British Psychological Society, the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, the Chartered Institute of Marketing, the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply, and the Institute of Consulting. For more about accreditation see our website.

Core modules

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Managing Organisational Behaviour
  • Operations Management
  • Global Managerial Economics
  • Marketing Consultancy Challenge
  • The Intelligent Organisation
  • Effective and Responsible Leadership
  • Internationalisation Challenge
  • New Venture Creation Challenge
  • Strategic Management
  • Individual MBA Challenge

Examples of optional modules

Two of the following:

  • Strategic Management Accounting
  • Corporate Finance
  • Human Resource Management
  • Risk and Crisis Management


Three-hour teaching periods with lectures, seminars and guest speakers. Industrial visits and projects.


Formal examinations, individual and group assignments and presentations, project report.

Information for international students

Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Tutor
+44 (0)114 222 3376