Advance your career into senior management with the Sheffield Hallam University Executive MBA (Built Environment). Designed for professionals seeking rapid career progression, our Executive MBA builds on your existing ability and challenges you to develop the executive leadership skills needed for senior management within built environment organisations.
The Sheffield Hallam Executive MBA (Built Environment) is designed to give you the skills, knowledge and experience to advance your career into senior management.
This unique course encompasses aspects of housing, regeneration and construction and meets the needs of senior managers operating in today’s built environment sectors. The course focuses on developing leading edge knowledge and skill sets, improving your ability to successfully lead and manage organisations in an ever changing and increasingly competitive environment.
The course is ideal if you are a member of the senior leadership team in a built environment organisation, or aspire to be, and have a responsibility for finance, HR, systems and other resources, marketing or other business support functions.
It is designed for people who work in
• the commercial, not for profit and public sectors
• organisations involved in the design, development, construction and management of the built environment
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.
To be a successful leader, you need to understand, implement and integrate the current fundamental concepts of management, and have insights from differing professional perspectives. You gain this knowledge on our course by studying core MBA subjects within four integrated modules.
Completing an integrated module means that instead of studying a topic such as finance in isolation, you study finance together with 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.
The core MBA modules are complemented by a range of built environment modules that enable you to tailor the course content to your career needs. You also complete a dissertation/consultancy project that involves investigating a current major issue from within your organisation.
As you progress through the course you apply your learning by problem-solving real or simulated case studies. This helps you to identify and deal with links and tensions between different areas of an organisation.
You enhance your leadership skills by encountering and managing varying, often competing, perspectives on management issues. Case studies enable you to practice and assess the impact of real-time decision making, embedding and demonstrating the skills you need during your career.
You also have the opportunity to attend a European or international field trip to study international urban development perspectives and practice, and to work on collaborative interdisciplinary project.
During the course you
• build your skills in coaching, negotiating and influencing
• attend guest lectures from leading experts who provide unique insights into management within a built environment related setting
• create a portfolio of work so you can evidence your learning and development
Flexible course design
The course is designed to be flexible so that you can work comfortably with your existing commitments. We use university-based block study with self managed study time, so you can easily complete the course from anywhere within the UK or overseas. You can also study modules as and when it is suits you, enabling you to progress at a pace that meets your needs.
Multi-professional learning community
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. Within our Executive MBA programme we also run routes in business, education and psychology.
At the diploma stage of the course, you have the opportunity to complete psychometric testing, which can help you increase your critical self-awareness, better understand your skills and identify areas for development.
This course is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute and successful graduates gain Chartered Manager status (subject to application).
2017 entry requirements
You need either
• a 2.2 degree or equivalent and two years managerial and operational experience
• 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.
We assess all applications on merit and interview candidates to ensure suitability for the course. We recommend that you contact us for guidance before applying.
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 toclaim credit points which can reduce the amount of time it takes to complete your qualification at Sheffield Hallam. Find out more
International and European entry qualifications
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.
Three years – university-based study blocks
Each module involves a three-day study block and self-managed study time. You complete
• year one – four modules
• year two – three modules plus work-based project
• year three – one module plus dissertation or consultancy project
This flexible attendance means that the course has minimal impact on your work or personal time and you can be based anywhere in the UK or overseas.
If you would like to discuss the start date options, please email the course leader, Dr Steven Pattinson firstname.lastname@example.org
Typical modules may include
MBA core modules
Built environment core modules
MBA core modules
Built environment options
Choose one from • international contract procurement • global interdisciplinary perspectives and practice
MBA core modules
|Module descriptions – MBA||
Developing personal and professional leadership practice
Strategic marketing management and decision making
Strategic global human resource management and decision-making
Research and consultancy methods
Dissertation or consultancy project
|Module descriptions – built environment||
Leadership, partnership and change (core module)
Management information systems (core module)
Innovative value management
Strategic project management
Strategic property asset management
Contract procurement strategy
Global interdisciplinary perspectives and practice
|Assessment||Modules are assessed through portfolios which may be made up from a number of tasks.|
The Sheffield Hallam Executive MBA is designed to enhance your leadership capability. The course focus is on providing you with 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. Together this ensures that you have the skills, knowledge and experience that modern organisations in your sector seek from their leaders.
Completing the Executive MBA enhances your employability by demonstrating your potential for leadership within the built environment sector, and the ability to deliver solutions to complex operational issues, within an increasingly business-focused and competitive environment.
Our MBAs are highly valued by employers and previous graduates have gone on to develop successful careers in senior management.
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Please note tuition fees may increase in each subsequent academic year of your course, subject to government regulations on fee increases and in line with inflation. More information can be found in the ‘Tuition Fee Increases’ section of our Fees Regulations (PDF, 2.10 MB)
2016/17 academic year
Typically £12,500 (£4,170 per year) for the course including Chartered Management Institute membership.
Postgraduate loans of up to £10,000 are available across the majority of subject areas.
2017/18 academic year
Typically £12,700 (£4,235 per year) for the course including Chartered Management Institute membership
2016/17 academic year
Typically £14,300 for the course (£4,770 a year) including Chartered Management Institute membership.
2017/18 academic year
Typically £14,750 for the course (£4,915 a year) including Chartered Management Institute membership.
Additional course costs
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