MBA (Master of Business Administration)

    • Full or part time
      Full time & On campus available
    • Course fees
    • Course Disciplines
      Economics Accounting Financial Management Management Studies Business Business & Management - Other Organisational Development Strategic Management
    • Course Start
    • Course Duration
      1 year full time
    • MBA Program Type

    Course Description

    Triple Crown accreditation means we meet the high standards of three of the world’s most prestigious accreditation bodies: AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB.

    Experiential learning is at the heart of the Sheffield MBA. Our programme is designed to provide unique 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 MBA programme is diverse and tailored to each student’s journey, individual development needs and career aspirations. Our world-class academics will inspire and challenge you to apply your learning to live organisational issues.

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

    Triple Crown accreditation means we meet the high standards of three of the world’s most prestigious accreditation bodies.


    This course is accredited by the Association of MBAs, EQUIS, AACSB, the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).

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    A selection of modules are available each year - some examples are below. There may be changes before you start your course. From May of the year of entry, formal programme regulations will be available in our Programme Regulations Finder.

    Semester One

    Core modules:

    • Marketing Consultancy Challenge
    • The Intelligent Organisation
    • Managing Organisational Behaviour
    • Global Managerial Economics
    • Accounting and Financial Management
    • Operations Management
    • Career Accelerator Programme

    Semester Two

    Core modules:

    • Individual MBA Challenge
    • Internationalisation Challenge
    • New Venture Creation Challenge
    • Effective and Responsible Leadership
    • Strategic Management
    • Career Accelerator Programme

    You will select 2 of the 4 elective modules:

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


    1 year full-time


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


    • Formal examinations
    • Individual and group assignments and presentations
    • Project report


    We have an international reputation for practical and real-world economics.

    We are a leading business school with Triple Crown accreditation (AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS). These awards have been achieved through the outstanding quality of our programmes, research output, support for students and alumni, and links with industry. We have a world-class reputation for high quality teaching, ground-breaking research and cutting-edge thinking.

    You’ll be part of a dynamic and engaging business school that puts you and your future at the heart of everything it does. We balance a rigorous academic foundation with practical skills to ensure you are ready for the world of work.

    We want you to develop skills so you can apply course content in a company setting. Our close links with organisations keep us in tune with the changing demands of the workplace. We know what employers are looking for.

    You'll learn from experts - many are former industry professionals and they work closely with businesses. Because our academics are world-leading researchers, your education will draw on the most current management theories.

    We want you to engage with the academic content, be conscientious and take an independent approach to study. We want you to be informed, innovative and proactive and do everything we can to support and enhance your career, steering you in the right direction with all the knowledge and skills you require.

    You'll benefit from tailored on-site and online professional careers support, dedicated skills sessions and events with experts from world-leading organisations and professional bodies. These activities will help guide your personal and professional development to help you secure your dream placement, internship or graduate role.

    Visit the MBA (Master of Business Administration) page on the University of Sheffield web site for more details!

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    Sheffield MBA Scholarship Scheme - 0 Awards

    Scholarships will be awarded to candidates who can demonstrate outstanding academic achievement, career progression, and potential to contribute to the MBA programme.You do not need to complete a separate application for the scholarship. All candidates who are offered a place on the full-time MBA will automatically be considered for our MBA scholarship.Please read our guidance before you submit your MBA application: will award scholarships throughout the year in line with the staged admissions dates.All eligible candidates will be assessed for a scholarship during the stage the MBA application has been submitted within.You will receive an offer to study the Sheffield MBA before you are made a scholarship offer.All scholarship decisions will be made after the ‘decisions returned’ deadline for each stage and candidates will be notified if they have been awarded a scholarship within 2 weeks of this date.Candidates must accept their scholarship and pay the deposit within the deadline given for the stage in which the application has been made.View the MBA staged admissions dates:

    Value of Scholarship(s)

    We are offering a limited number of scholarships worth £10,000 each for Home and International students starting their MBA Programme in 2023.


    As part of the application process, the admissions team will assess the application, including the personal statement. Candidates will be also assessed by their performance at their interview with the MBA admissions team.- Applicants to the scholarship are required to hold any offer to study the Sheffield MBA, conditional or unconditional.
    - Applicants who have been offered a place through the exceptions process cannot be considered for a scholarship.

    Application Procedure

    We will assess the application form, including the personal statement and use this together with your performance at the interview with our MBA admissions team, to award an overall score.

    When assessing your application, we will give regard to how you addressed the following questions (200 words per question) in your personal statement:

    Why you want to join Sheffield MBA and any other information you want to include in support of your application.
    How do you think you stand out based on your professional experience and any other notable achievements?
    How will you contribute to the Sheffield MBA?
    How will you benefit from our focus on consultancy, entrepreneurship and leadership?
    What are your career aspirations and how will The Sheffield MBA help you achieve those?

    All candidates' scores will be reviewed together once the ‘decisions returned’ deadline has passed for each stage by the MBA admissions panel.

    All recommendations will be passed to the MBA Programme Director for final approval.

    Further Information

    Entry Requirements

    Minimum 2.1 undergraduate honours degree.
    At least three years’ full time postgraduate work experience. This should include appropriate management experience and show good career progression.

    Your application may be considered if you do not meet the academic requirement but have significant professional and/or management experience.

    You will be invited to attend an interview if your application is successful at the initial review stage. If you are unable to attend the interview in person we will arrange with you for this to be online.

    Please read our guidance before making your application: View Website

    Course Fees

    Home (2022 annual fee) : £28,500
    Overseas (2022 annual fee) : £28,500

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