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Year of Entry 2020/21

Industrial Management

Full-time MBA

Gain the business expertise essential for senior managers by combining specific engineering subjects with management of technology and manufacturing systems.

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What is the fee? Home/EU: £12,580 for the course
International: £15,450 for the course
How long will I study? 16 Months
Where will I study? City Campus
When do I start? September 2020
January 2021

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Course summary

  • 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.

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

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.

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How you learn

Your lecturer's view
Watch lecturer Professor Sameh Saad talk about this course.

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

Course leaders and tutors

Professor Sameh Saad
Professor Sameh Saad
Chair in Enterprise Modelling and Management

Professor Saad graduated with an honours degree in Production Engineering, MSc in Industrial Engineering and a PhD in Manufacturing Engineering from University of No … Read more

Applied learning

Work placements

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.

Live projects

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 through a structured mix of online lessons and face-to-face teaching with 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

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

  • Arena
  • SupplyChainGuru
  • SAP with free access

Entry requirements

All students

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 competence in English. An IELTS score of 6.0 with 5.5 in all skills (or equivalent) is the standard for non-native speakers of English. If your English language skill is currently below an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English level.

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. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.

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.

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Advanced Manufacturing Technology Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Finance And Marketing Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Global Supply Chain And Manufacturing Strategy Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Lean Operations And Six Sigma Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Management Of Strategy Change And Innovation Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Manufacturing Systems Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Mba Industrial Management Project And Dissertation Credits: 60 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Project And Quality Management Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Sustainability, Energy And Environmental Management Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework

Fees and funding

Home students

Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time study in 2020/21 is £12,580 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 students starting full-time study in 2020/21 is £15,450 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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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. If you require an alternate version of the application form, please email

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