Advance your career into senior management with the Sheffield Hallam University Executive MBA (Facilities Management). Designed for facilities management 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.
The Sheffield Hallam Executive MBA (Facilities Management) is designed for estates and facilities managers who want to improve their skills, leadership, knowledge and experience to advance their career into senior management.
This unique 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. It meets the needs of people who manage in-sourced or out-sourced facilities for their own organisation or provide facilities management services to other organisations.
The philosophy behind the course is that in any organisation facilities management is a distinct discipline that supports the core business relationship between people, process and place.
Integrated MBA study with specialist facilities management modules
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 span multiple business areas, providing you with a richer and more realistic learning experience.
The core MBA modules are complemented by a range of specialist facilities management modules such as • delivering strategic facilities management • strategic property asset management • strategic project management.
This supports the development of your leadership and management skills. By transferring what you learn from the course, you can raise the profile of facilities management and the contribution it makes to the effectiveness of your organisation.
Projects tailored to your organisation's needs
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.
You also complete a dissertation/consultancy project that involves investigating a current major issue from within your organisation.
Applied learning through case studies
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.
During the course you can
• build your skills in coaching, negotiating and influencing
• attend guest lectures from leading experts who provide unique insights into management within a facilities management 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, built environment, 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 fully accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). It is also accredited by the Chartered Management Institute and successful graduates gain Chartered Manager status (subject to application).
This course is accredited by the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM). Successful completion of the MBA gives you the formal professional certified membership (CBIFM).
We are a recognised British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) centre and we offer a Postgraduate Certificate with a level 7 BIFM Diploma in Facilities Management.
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 to claim 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.
Typical modules may include
• delivering strategic facilities management • strategic project management • strategic property asset management • leadership, partnership and change within facilities management
• strategic marketing management and decision making • managing strategy • developing personal and professional leadership practice • strategic global human resource management and decision-making
• research and consultancy methods • dissertation or consultancy project
|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 – facilities management||
Delivering strategic facilities management
Leadership, partnership and change within fm
Strategic project management
Strategic property asset management
|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.
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, 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 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
Postgraduate loans of up to £10,000 are available across the majority of subject areas.
2017/18 academic year
Typically £12,700 for the course (£4,235 a year) including Chartered Management Institute membership and British Institute of Facilities Management membership
Postgraduate loans of up to £10,280 are available across the majority of subject areas.
2017/18 academic year
Typically £14,750 for the course (£4,915 a year) including Chartered Management Institute membership and British Institute of Facilities Management membership.
Additional course costs
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