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MBA Global MBA

Year of Entry 2024/25

Global MBA

Full-time MBA

Advance your career by gaining the skills, knowledge and experience to move into senior management.

Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home: £16,165 for the course
International/EU: £19,765 for the course
How long will I study? 1 Year / 15 Months / 17 Months / 2 Years
Where will I study? City Campus
When do I start? September 2024
January 2025
Placement year available? Yes

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

  • Learn how to understand and integrate concepts of business and people management in the micro/meso/macro context.
  • Build your skills in presenting, negotiation and influencing others.
  • Increase your employability through work placements and live projects.
  • Create a portfolio of work so you can evidence your learning and development.

This course focuses on developing your skills, knowledge and experience to advance your career into senior management. With personalised mentoring, you’ll graduate with the skills and confidence to become an agile and resilient global business leader.

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 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. 

To be a successful global business leader, you need insights from differing professional and industrial perspectives. You’ll gain this knowledge and experience by studying fundamental subjects within 9 integrated modules – consisting of 8 core modules and 1 elective module. Our approach replicates the real-world experience – where strategic decisions are made – and provides you with a rich, relevant and realistic learning experience.

  • lectures and seminars
  • problem-solving using real and simulated case studies
  • group work
  • thematic workshops
  • scenario-stimulated discussions
  • live consultancy project
  • industrial visits and field trips
  • independent study
  • optional work placements

On this course, you’ll have the opportunity to strengthen your business acumen and gain work-related experience through study block, live projects, and networking opportunities. At the beginning you’ll take part in a two-day study block to introduce you to the competencies needed to complete the MBA. You’ll work with an expert mentor to design a personal development programme. They’ll guide your progress – helping you to gain the maximum benefit from the MBA and to achieve your leadership goals.

You will be supported in your learning journey through a number of key areas. These include

  • 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, where you can get help with planning and structuring your assignments
  • industry-specific employability activities such as live consultancy projects, learning in simulated environments and networking opportunities

This course is delivered face-to-face over three semesters - teaching is scheduled based on the length of your course and the academic calendar.

Course leaders and tutors

Cindy Wang-Cowham
Cindy Wang-Cowham

Senior Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management

Applied learning

Live projects 

You’ll gain essential practical and project management experience during a two-week work-based consultancy project. This enables you to consolidate all of your learning – putting it into practice by completing a real or simulated project for an organisation in the UK.

Networking opportunities

During the course you’ll be able to attend guest lectures from leading industry experts who provide unique insights into business and management. You’ll also be able to develop shared learning, business contacts and networking opportunities through your placement experiences, peers, teaching staff and industry experts.

Optional work placement

Towards the end of the course, you can also choose to complete an industry placement lasting up to 12 months. We’ll help you to gain a placement by running CV and interview skills workshops. And if you’re successful in gaining a placement, we’ll; provide support while you’re on the placement.

Future careers

The MBA is designed to enhance your leadership capability – providing you with the support to identify your strengths and weaknesses – and delivers the necessary development to enable you to advance your career. This personal development is supported by practical experience and real-world academic learning. This ensures you have the skills, knowledge and experience that modern organisations seek from their leaders. 

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

This course prepares you for a career in 

  • HRM (Global/Local)
  • marketing
  • finance
  • consultancy

Previous graduates of this course have gone on to work for

  • Tata Consultancy
  • UBS
  • NHS
  • Clipper

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.

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

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Equipment and facilities

Most of our teaching is delivered in class – equipped with modern teaching facilities to enable a range of activities in lectures, seminars and workshops.  

We’ve invested over £100m in new facilities to help you study how and when you want. This means 24-hour libraries and study spaces designed by our students.

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'.


Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.

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
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Developing Personal And Professional Leadership Practice Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Dissertation/Consultancy Project Credits: 45 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Global Challenges Credits: 30 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Leadership And Change (Ft) Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Managing Strategy (Ft) Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Research And Consultancy Methods (Ft) Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Strategic Global Hrm And Decision Making (Ft) Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Strategic Marketing Management And Decision Making (Ft) Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Business Operations And Process Management (Ft) Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Communication And Digital Organisation Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Enterprise (Ft) Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: International Financial Management (Ft) Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Mba Global Legal Strategy Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits
Module: 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.

Additional costs for MBA courses (PDF, 191.2KB)

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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