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MBA

Advance your career into senior management. Designed for existing managers and leaders seeking rapid career progression, our MBA combines professional skills development with real-world experience and personalised coaching. This ensures you gain the skills and knowledge to become an agile and resilient business leader. Your personal development is underpinned by academic and practical experience, which enables you to apply your learning with confidence to create innovative solutions to the challenges you'll face.

Course length 12-24 Month(s)
Location City Campus

Course description

The Sheffield Hallam MBA is designed to give you the skills, knowledge and experience to advance your career into senior management. Our MBA is tailored around you and your individual development needs.

Emphasis is given to the real-world tools and knowledge used to overcome the complex strategic and operational challenges faced in our global economy. This real-world focus gives you the ability and confidence to create innovative solutions to the challenges you'll face now and in the future.

To be a successful business leader, you need to understand, implement and integrate the current fundamental concepts of business and have insights from differing professional perspectives. You gain this knowledge on this course by studying core MBA subjects within four integrated core modules.

Completing an integrated module means that instead of studying a topic such as finance or globalisation in isolation, you study finance together with globalisation, 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 integrated core modules are complemented by further options that enable you to tailor your learning to your career goals, and a consultancy project that involves investigating a real issue within an organisation.

As you progress through the course, you apply your learning by problem-solving real or simulated case studies. This enables you to practice and assess the impact of decision making, identifying and dealing with links and tensions between different business areas. You enhance your leadership skills by encountering and managing these varying, often competing, perspectives on management issues.

During the course you
• build your skills in presenting, negotiation and influencing others
• create portfolios of work so you can evidence your learning and practical experience
• attend guest lectures from leading industry experts who provide unique insights into business and management
• develop shared learning, business contacts and networking opportunities through your placement experiences, peers, teaching staff and industry experts

Critical self-awareness and tailored coaching
At the beginning of the course, you take part in a two-day residential to introduce you to the competencies needed to complete the MBA. You work with an expert mentor to design a personal development programme. Your mentor also guides your progress, helping to ensure you gain the maximum benefit from the MBA and that you achieve your leadership goals.

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

Towards the end of the course, you can also choose to complete an industry placement lasting up to 12 months. We can help you to gain a placement by running CV and interview skills workshops, and a member of staff will provide support during your placement.

Professional recognition

This course is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute and successful graduates gain Chartered Manager status (subject to application).

To gain Chartered Management status you must also have three years of relevant work experience. The placement year option on this course counts towards the experience requirement.

If you only have two years of work experience before beginning the course and do not complete a placement, you will be eligible for Chartered Management status after a further year of work.

Entry requirements

2017 entry requirements

You need a 2.2 honours degree or equivalent and at least two years relevant managerial or 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 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

2018 entry requirements

You need a 2.2 honours degree or equivalent and at least two years relevant managerial or 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 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

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.

Course structure

Full time - January start - typically 15 months
Full time (placement option) - January start - typically 24 months

Full time - September start - typically 12 months
Full time (placement option) - September start - typically 24 months

Typical modules may include

Semester one modules

• strategic global human resource management and decision making* • leadership and change • business operations and process management • communication in contemporary organisations • developing personal and professional leadership practice 1 and 2*

Semester two modules

Core modules
• strategic marketing management and decision making* • managing strategy* • developing personal and professional leadership practice 3*

Options
Choose one from • international finance management • enterprise • the digital organisation

Semester three modules

• research and consultancy methods • dissertation or organisational project • developing personal and professional leadership practice 4*

Module descriptions – core modules

* Integrated modules have finance and globalisation built into the course content to replicate the real world business environment.

Developing personal and professional leadership practice 1,2, 3 and 4*
This module will help you to develop and enhance the qualities and transferrable skills necessary for your studies, career progression, professional and personal development. You will develop and practice the skills required to critically reflect on learning and on your ability to apply learning to real world complex issues within the work place; citing actions and barriers to implementation.

Strategic global human resource management and decision-making*
This module is designed to enhance your knowledge and develop your understanding of organisational behaviour and human resource management theory and practice.It will develop and expand your knowledge and perspective of the complexity of the interrelationships between people, organisations and the environment, in the contexts of contemporary international organisations.

Strategic marketing management and decision making*
This module will help you to understand what it means to be a marketing oriented organisation and how to develop marketing strategies that meet corporate objectives and deliver sustainable competitive advantage.

Managing strategy*
The module explores the theory of strategic management and financial concepts, in a range of industries, organisational and global contexts. You will develop the critical, theoretical and practical skills to examine past strategies and current positions, and develop proposals on how organisations might develop in the future with consideration of the global business environment.

Communication in the contemporary organisation
This module explores and develops critical perspectives on communication at personal and organisational levels recognising cultural contexts. The nature and importance of knowledge management in the organisation will be considered and links between these key areas critically analysed.

Leadership and change
This module will develop and expand your knowledge and understanding of the complexity of leadership and change, through real world diagnosis and application, and awareness of the diverse spectrum of related concepts, models and theories.

Business operations and process management
In most organisations, business operations make up around 80% of all activities. This module explores the theory of business operations and process management using a range of organisational contexts in a broad range of industries. You will develop the critical, theoretical and practical skills to be able to fully position the role of business operations and process management in the contemporary organisation. You will also be able to appreciate how they directly impact on the financial position and profitability of an organisation and how they are determined by and will influence organisational strategy.

Research methods
To provide you with a sound and wide ranging introduction to research methods, in order to underpin your dissertation.

Dissertation or organisational project
Undertake critical research and/or analyse specific business problems and provide new insights.

Module descriptions – options

The digital organisation
For most organisations the impact of the 'digital revolution' and the disruptive impact of the Internet would not have gone unnoticed. While some organisations have wholly embraced this revolution, others are yet to fully realise their potential in a changing digital world.

This module explores the theories developed around the impact of the digital revolution on organisations using a range of organisational contexts in a broad range of industries. You will develop the critical, theoretical and practical skills to be able to fully assess the impact of going digital on the contemporary organisation. You will also be able to appreciate how the digital agenda impacts on the financial position and profitability of an organisation and what new opportunities and challenges are to be faced by organisations.

Enterprise
This module aims to integrate learning from an enterprising perspective, building capacity to demonstrate practical application in an organisational context.

International financial management
This module explores the complexity of financial management in a global context. You develop the critical, theoretical and practical skills to understand the problems of managing finance in global multi-national organisations. You identify the problems of financial management and the financial solutions available to minimise risk and maximise shareholder wealth in such organisations.

Assessment Modules are assessed through portfolios which may be made up from a number of tasks.

Employability

The Sheffield Hallam MBA is designed to enhance your leadership capability and transform you into a business leader of the future.

This personal development is supported by practical experience and academic learning based around the real business world. Together this ensures that you have the skills, knowledge and experience that modern global organisations seek from their leaders.

Completing the MBA enhances your employability by demonstrating to organisations your potential for leadership and ability to deliver solutions to complex operational issues.

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.

Fees

Home / EU student

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)

2017/18 academic year

Typically £12,700 for the course including Chartered Management Institute membership

Postgraduate loans of up to £10,280 are available across the majority of subject areas.

2018/19 academic year

£13,800 for the course including Chartered Management Institute membership

International student

2017/18 academic year

Typically £15,400 for the course including Chartered Management Institute membership.

2018/19 academic year

£15,400 for the course including Chartered Management Institute membership

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 information

How to apply

Apply now by completing our online application form.

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