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MBA Industrial Management

Take advantage of one of the few MBAs aimed at mid-career professionals wishing to make the move to senior management within industrial and manufacturing organisations. You examine the latest business thinking and gain expert knowledge of engineering and technology issues and theories to become an effective senior manager in this sector.

Course length 12-36 Month(s)
Location City Campus

Course description

This course is one of a very few aimed at mid-career professionals wishing to make the move to senior management within industrial and manufacturing organisations.

We designed it to provide the business expertise essential for senior managers by combining specific engineering subjects with managing technology and manufacturing systems.

You examine the latest business thinking and gain expert knowledge of engineering and technology issues and theories.

We combine topics such as • finance • marketing • management strategy with modern industrial issues such as • project and quality management • manufacturing effectiveness • advanced manufacturing technology • supply chain management.

This mix of subjects reflects the challenges faced by today’s traditional manufacturing organisations.

The course includes the SAP Production Planning e-academy (USCM4e). You also have the opportunity to sit the SAP certification at extra cost.

Sheffield Hallam University is a SAP Student Academy and a founding member of the SAP University Alliance.

Why study for an MBA?
The role of the engineer is changing and in an industrial company the engineer is likely to be the manager who has to implement new practices and technologies.

In this role you are likely to be the primary instigator of change in the organisation and for this you need specific skills and knowledge. It is important that you widen your knowledge and skills in management areas if you are to be and effective senior manager in a manufacturing industry.

This course complements your technical degree by completing your education in the wider areas of management that usually include subjects such as • finance • marketing • human resource management • lean operations • management strategy. It also enables you to progress quickly in your career – usually through fast track promotion into very senior management posts.

Professional recognition

This course is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) on behalf of the Engineering Council 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; and will need to have their first qualification individually assessed through the Individual Case Procedure if they wish to progress to CEng.

Entry requirements

2017 entry requirements

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

Course structure

Full time - September start - typically 12 or 18 months

Full time - January start - typically 12 or 18 months

Part time - September start - typically 36 months

Part time - January start - typically 36 months

Typical modules may include

Core modules

• sustainability, energy and environmental management • finance and marketing • lean operations and six sigma • project and quality management • manufacturing systems • management of strategy, change and innovation • advanced manufacturing technology • global supply chain and manufacturing strategy


• project and dissertation (60 credits)

Assessment By final examination, coursework and project reports


As an MBA graduate you will be well-versed in management knowledge, skills and techniques, as well as technical engineering abilities. Both your sponsoring company and you benefit from the knowledge you gain, both during and after the course.

An MBA gives you the confidence to apply your skills to develop strategies for growth for your employer, giving you a much sought after edge in your career progression.


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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 £10,600 for the course

Part-time study should be calculated pro rata.

Postgraduate loans of up to £10,000 are available across the majority of subject areas.

2017/18 academic year

Typically £10,770 for the course

Part-time study should be calculated pro rata

International student

2016/17 academic year

Typically £12,800 for the course

2017/18 academic year

Typically £13,550 for the course

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

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.

How to apply

Complete the application form available at www.shu.ac.uk/study/form

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