MBA Global MBA

Year of Entry 2024/25


Global MBA

Full-time MBA

Develop your leadership and strategic skills with a Global MBA, learning from industry experts to navigate global organisations towards future opportunities and growth.


Everything you need to know...

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    What is the fee?

    Home: £16,165 for the course
    International/EU: £19,765 for the course

  • Time

    How long will I study?

    1 Year / 2 Years

  • Location

    Where will I study?

    City Campus

  • Date

    When do I start?

    September 2024
    January 2025

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    Placement year available?


Work Placement Route

For international students wishing to undertake a placement as part of this course, you must apply to the work experience route. Transferring to the work experience route later will not be possible due to visa restrictions.

Course summary

  • Study core business skills in management, leadership, communication and analysis.
  • Explore the leading business models of iconic global brands.
  • Gain practical experience with an optional placement, case studies and real-world projects.
  • Investigate and challenge the decisions that make organisations successful.
  • Join an international community of business leaders and students in our award-winning enterprise centre.

Our Global MBA programme explores the theory and best practice of successful business management. It’s an MBA of choice for individuals looking to develop themselves to be the global leaders and managers of tomorrow – a transformational experience that builds self-confidence, challenges your thinking and boosts your leadership abilities.

Accredited by
  • Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM)

This course is accredited by ILM and upon successful completion of the MBA you will also receive an ILM Level 7 Diploma in Leadership and Management.  You will also be able to showcase this ‘dual achievement’ though you very own Digital Badge, which will display detailed information of both your degree and ILM achievements.

As ILM have a partnership with the Institute of Leadership and Management you will be entitled to activate one year of ‘Student Membership’ to the Institute and access a variety of digital resources to support you with programme completion. Successful graduates can apply for full professional membership of the Institute of Leadership and Management (all applications are subject to professional body approval and work experience).

Sheffield Business School accreditation

Sheffield Business School is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), placing us in the top 6% 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.  

Based in our Sheffield Business School, you’ll join a global community where business leaders, researchers and business students all come together to solve problems and make things better.

You’ll be taught by industry experts, who bring their industry experience and insights from cutting-edge research into the classroom. Through our relationships with leading local and global brands, you’ll have the opportunity to access placements, volunteering programmes, training schemes, internships and work experience. 

You learn through:

  • Formal teaching
  • Applied problem-solving
  • Real and simulated case studies
  • Class discussion
  • Presentations
  • Group work
  • Guest speakers
  • Networking opportunities
  • Independent study

Course Topics

To be a successful global business leader, you need insights from differing professional and sector perspectives. On this MBA programme, you’ll study alongside people from a range of industries and sectors, which enables you to share ideas and experiences

You’ll gain knowledge, skills and expertise across marketing, strategy, leadership, people, finance, operations and business research. You can also develop specialist knowledge in areas such as sustainability, internationalisation, disruptive technology, EDI and crisis response.

You’ll also develop your personal and professional abilities as you engage with reflective practice to develop your self-awareness alongside career planning.  

Course Support

Throughout your learning journey, you’ll experience a range of dedicated support, such as:

  • Access to our unique student support triangle to help with your personal, academic and career development.
  • Access to our Skills Centre with one-to-ones, webinars and online resources.
  • A network of entrepreneurs and business leaders in our award-winning enterprise hub.
  • Support with finding placement opportunities with leading businesses.
  • Career support for up to five years after graduating.

Course leaders and tutors

Cindy Wang-Cowham
Cindy Wang-Cowham

Senior Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management

Applied learning

We think the best way to learn something is to do it in the real world. That means putting learning into practice on placements, internships and real-world consultancy projects – arranged through our global network of leading businesses.


You’ll have the opportunity to arrange a year-long work placement before you commence your final investigation moduleand third years. This gives you valuable work experience to prepare you for your future career – as well as an opportunity to complete your Applied Business Investigation based on an organisation you have worked with. 

Live Projects

We bring the 'real' business world into your learning experience through the use of live case studies. Together, we’ll analyse organisations, explore the challenges they face and discover what makes them successful. 

You’ll also have the opportunity to work with leading businesses on client-sponsored projects that are aligned to your professional interests and ambitions.

Networking Opportunities

During the course you’ll be able to develop shared learning, business contacts and networking opportunities through your workplace experiences, peers, teaching staff and industry experts. 

You’ll also be encouraged to attend networking events from leading organisations, such as The Institute of Leadership.

Field Trips

We aim to organise company visits where you can experience the real-world application of taught concepts. 

You’ll also be able to attend guest lectures from business leaders and senior managers who provide unique insights into business and management. 

Future careers

The course is highly valued by employers and previous MBA graduates who have gone on to develop successful careers in management – in a wide range of opportunities across the world.  

This course prepares you for a career in management fields such as: 

  • Human resource management (global/local) 
  • Marketing 
  • Finance 
  • Consultancy 

Previous graduates of this course have gone on to work for: 

  • Amazon
  • Clipper 
  • Tata Consultancy 
  • The NHS 
  • UBS 
  • Local SMEs
  • International organisations

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

You’ll engage in learning across our Extended Campus which includes flexible physical and digital spaces to support applied learning, working, teaching and collaborating. On campus in Sheffield, our Business School will be your home space – with areas to meet peers, complete course activities and meet staff and employers. 

A variety of physical small and large group teaching settings will be used. Digital learning will be used alongside on-campus learning, including our Virtual Learning Environment, digital media, online teaching and collaboration tools.

Entry requirements

All students

You need a 2.2 honours degree or equivalent.

If English is not your first language you will need an IELTS score of 6.5 overall and a minimum of 6.0 in all skills, or a recognised 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.

We assess applications on merit and we can advise you about this process before you apply. If you are unsure whether you meet these requirements then we recommend that you contact us for guidance.

If you do not have such academic qualifications we may consider your application individually, based on your personal, professional and work experience, and other formal qualifications. You may also be able to claim credit points which can reduce the amount of time it takes to complete your qualification at Sheffield Hallam. Find out more

Additional information for EU/International students

If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page.

For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.

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


Important notice: The structure of this course is periodically reviewed and enhanced to provide the best possible learning experience for our students and ensure ongoing compliance with any professional, statutory and regulatory body standards. Module structure, content, delivery and assessment may change, but we expect the focus of the course and the learning outcomes to remain as described above. Following any changes, updated module information will be published on this page.

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

You will be able to complete a placement year as part of this course. See the modules table below for further information.

Year 1

Compulsory modules

Global Finance And Operations Management
Credits 30
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Leadership, Change And Responsible People Practice
Credits 30
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Strategy And Marketing For A Changing World
Credits 30
Assessment Coursework(100%)

Elective modules

Digitalisation Of Business Processes
Credits 30
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Enterprise And Entrepreneurship
Credits 30
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Global Business In Emerging Markets
Credits 30
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Final year

Compulsory modules

Mba Applied Business Investigation
Credits 60
Msc Placement
Credits -

Fees and funding

Home students

Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time study in 2024/25 is £16,165 for the course.

If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

International students

Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2024/25 is £19,765 for the course.

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Additional course costs

This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

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Legal information

Any offer of a place to study is subject to your acceptance of the University’s Terms and Conditions and Student Regulations.


How do I apply?

You apply for this course via our online application form.

You can also use the application form above to apply for future years of entry.

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We are Gold rated in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) for the outstanding quality of our teaching and student outcomes

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We guarantee to find you an affordable place to live that’s close to campus and comes with all bills included

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95% of our UK graduates are in work or further study 15 months after graduating (2020/21 Graduate Outcomes Survey)

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