Industrial Management (MBA)

  • Full or part time
    On campus , Full time & Part time available
  • Course fees
  • Course Disciplines
    Business Management Studies
  • Course Start
    September, January
  • Course Duration
    16 months full-time; 36 months part-time
  • MBA Program Type

Course Description

The course is aimed at mid-career professionals wishing to make the move to senior management within industrial and manufacturing organisations.

  • Develop and enhance your technical and problem-solving skills in the area of industrial management
  • Learn current best practice in the theory and application of leading edge technologies, processes and systems in industrial management
  • Contribute to the process of personal and/or career development and lifelong learning in your chosen field
  • Maximise your employment and career potential as a graduate while providing industry, commerce and the public sector with someone who can demonstrate and apply technical aptitude and expertise in industrial management.

How you learn

Theoretical concepts and principles will be introduced in lectures and seminars, assisted by online learning material. Tutorial and practical activities will provide an opportunity to test and implement some of the theoretical ideas.

You learn through:

  • lectures
  • seminars
  • tutorials
  • laboratory sessions

Applied learning

The MBA Project can provide an opportunity for industrially commissioned or industrially based work at a high level. It is also worth noting that MBA projects carried out by part time students are typically of significant importance to their companies and can raise a student's profile in the organisation.

Within the constraints of the maximum length of the course, it is also possible to extend the project for a full-time student to work in an industrial or commercial setting (three months is sometimes short for training and specialist skills acquisition to an M level concurrent with acclimatisation to the industrial setting). If a full-time student finds employment with a company at the start of the project stage, they may be able to transition to part-time status, thus allowing one year for project completion.

You will attend a two-day workshop to prepare you for the disciplines required to carry out effective research and reporting of your work. You will be allocated a staff member as your project supervisor who will act as a mentor to assist you through the project.

Future careers

This course prepares you for a career as:

  • the primary instigator of change in an organisation
  • an effective senior manager in a manufacturing industry
  • a finance manager
  • marketing manager
  • human resources manager

It also enables you to progress quickly in your career; usually through fast-track promotion into very senior management posts.


This course is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and will meet, in part, the exemplifying academic benchmark requirements for registration as a Chartered Engineer. Accredited MSc graduates who also have a BEng (Hons) accredited for CEng will be able to show that they have satisfied the educational base for CEng registration.

It should be noted that graduates from an accredited MSc programme, who do not also have an appropriately accredited Honours degree, will not be regarded as having the exemplifying qualifications for professional registration as a Chartered Engineer with the Engineering Council; they will need to have their first qualification individually assessed through the Individual Case Procedure if they wish to progress to CEng.

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus.

City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.

City Campus map

Adsetts Library is located on our City Campus. It's open 24 hours a day, every day.

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Equipment and facilities

On this course you work with typical industrial software such as:

  • Arena
  • SupplyChainGuru
  • SAP with free access


Modules studied may differ depending on when you start your course.

Compulsory modules:

  • Advanced Manufacturing Technology - 15 credits - Coursework/Exam 
  • Finance And Marketing - 15 credits - Coursework 
  • Global Supply Chain And Manufacturing Strategy - 15 credits - Coursework/Exam 
  • Management Of Strategy Change And Innovation - 15 credits - Coursework 
  • Manufacturing Systems - 15 credits - Coursework/Exam 
  • MBA Industrial Management Project And Dissertation - 60 credits - Coursework 
  • Project And Quality Management - 15 credits - Coursework/Exam 
  • Sustainability, Energy And Environmental Management - 15 credits - Coursework/Exam 

How do I apply?

You apply for this course via our online application form.

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Visit the Industrial Management (MBA) page on the Sheffield Hallam University web site for more details!

Entry Requirements

Normally at least a second class honours degree from a British institution in a relevant engineering, science or management subject, or an equivalent qualification from the UK or overseas.

In addition, you should have at least two years of industrial experience.

We welcome applications from people with relevant professional and long industrial experience who do not have the above formal qualifications.

Overseas applicants from countries whose first language is not English must normally produce evidence of an IELTS score of 6.0 with 5.5 in all skills (or equivalent) is the standard for non-native speakers of English.

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