Business Administration - Facilities Management (MBA)

    • Full or part time
      Part time & On campus available
    • Course fees
    • Course Disciplines
      Business & Management - Other Land Management Property Management Hospitality, Leisure, Sport, Tourism & Transport - Other
    • Course Start
    • Course Duration
      3 years part time
    • MBA Program Type

    Course Description

    Advance your career into senior management.

     Course summary

    • Study on a course recognised for its practice-based teaching and integration with modern business environments.
    • Develop your ability to successfully lead and manage organisations in an ever-changing and increasingly competitive environment.

    Designed for estates and facilities management professionals seeking rapid career progression, this course builds on your existing ability and challenges you to develop the executive leadership skills needed for senior management.

    Sheffield Business School accreditation

    Sheffield Business School is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), placing us in the top 5% of business schools globally.

    How you learn

    All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive.

    Our approach replicates the real world where strategic decisions will span multiple business areas, providing you with a richer and more realistic learning experience. Your taught sessions comprise of intensive study blocks in Sheffield, combined with self-managed study time, so that you can work comfortably with your existing commitments in the UK or overseas.

    You learn through

    • problem-solving using real and simulated case studies
    • self-directed study
    • discussions
    • workshops
    • group work

    The course is also accredited by the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM), meaning successful graduates gain an ILM Diploma in Leadership and Management.

    Applied learning

    To be a successful leader, you need to understand, implement and integrate the current fundamental concepts of facilities management and business, and have insights from differing professional perspectives. You gain this knowledge by studying four modules on facilities management and also core MBA subjects. These modules are integrated meaning that instead of studying finance or globalisation in isolation, you study finance together with globalisation, marketing and decision-making. Our approach replicates the real world where strategic decisions will span multiple business areas, providing you with a richer and more realistic learning experience.

    At the diploma stage of the course, you have the opportunity to complete psychometric tests, which can help you increase your critical self-awareness, better understand your leadership skills and identify areas for development. Additionally, you have the opportunity to work on a consultancy project that involves investigating a real issue within your own organisation, or one with which you are familiar.

    Over the course, we tailor assignments and projects to the needs of your organisation or your own areas of interest, which maximises the value of your studies. Your organisation also has the opportunity to provide input into your learning and contribute to your development.

    When you study an Executive MBA at Sheffield Hallam University you join a learning community of managers and leaders from across a range of professions and industry backgrounds. This provides you with excellent networking opportunities and you can benefit from seeing different perspectives and solutions to managerial challenges.

    Future careers

    If you are employed in estates or facilities management this qualification equips you with the knowledge and skills to improve your performance in your present job and progress more rapidly up the career ladder in areas such as property and premises management, estate management, facilities and general management.

    Completing the Executive MBA enhances your employability by demonstrating your potential for leadership within facilities management, and the ability to deliver solutions to complex operational issues, within an increasingly competitive environment.

    Our MBAs are highly valued by employers and previous graduates have gone on to develop successful careers in senior management.


    This course is fully accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). This course is accredited by the Institute of Leadership and Management and successful graduates can apply for membership of the Institute of Leadership and Management (all applications are subject to professional body approval and work experience). This course is accredited by the Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management (IWFM). Successful completion of the MBA gives you the formal professional certified membership (CIWFM). We are a recognised Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management (IWFM) centre and we offer a Postgraduate Certificate with a level 7 IWFM Diploma in Facilities Management.

    Where will I study?

    You study at City Campus through a structured mix of lectures, seminars and practical sessions as well as access to digital and online resources to support your learning.

    City Campus

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

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    Equipment and facilities

    As a blended learning student, you will attend blocks in our MBA suite, and also have access to a vast range of learning resources which are available online and can be accessed from home.

    Visit the Business Administration - Facilities Management (MBA) page on the Sheffield Hallam University web site for more details!

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    Entry Requirements

    You need either

    • a 2.2 degree or equivalent and two years managerial and operational experience or

    • significant managerial and operational experience

    Overseas applicants also need IELTS score of 6.5 with 6.0 in all skills or equivalent. If your English language skill is currently below this level, we recommend you complete a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve the required English level.

    Course Fees

    Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time study in 2022/23 is £15,085 for the course. For part-time study the fee will be calculated pro-rata each year based on the number of credits studied.

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