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
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.
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.
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
Semester one modules
Semester two modules
Semester three modules
Please view the website for module descriptions.
Modules are assessed through portfolios which may be made up from a number of tasks.
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.
The Sheffield Hallam Executive MBA is designed to give you the skills, knowledge and experience to advance your career into senior management. It is tailored around you and your individual development needs, and our approach ensures that you graduate with the skills and confidence to become an agile and resilient leader.
Your personal development is underpinned by practical experience. This enables you to apply your learning and demonstrate your capability for senior management.
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 business, 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 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 option modules that enable you to tailor your learning to your career needs. You also complete a consultancy project that involves investigating a real 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 business areas.
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
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.
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.
Three years – university-based study blocks
Each module involves a three-day study block and self-managed study time. You complete
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.
Year one modules
Year two modules
Year three modules
The choice of options offered will be dependent on student numbers and may include
Please https://www.shu.ac.uk/study-here/find-a-course/executive-mba for module descriptions
Modules are assessed through portfolios which may be made up from a number of tasks.
The Executive MBA is designed to enhance your leadership capability, 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. This ensures that you have the skills, knowledge and experience that modern organisations seek from their leaders.
Completing the Executive MBA enhances your employability, by demonstrating your potential for leadership and ability to deliver solutions to complex organisational issues.
The course is highly valued by employers and previous EMBA graduates have gone on to successful careers in senior management in a range of industries and professions.
Management of the natural environment is increasingly important in all sectors from business to public policy. This course will equip you to critically evaluate environmental issues and contribute to the economic and policy decision making process in organisations of any size.
This course provides students with the necessary up-to-date knowledge and understanding of environmental issues as they impact on the public, private and voluntary sectors. It also provides students with the ability and skills to critically appraise alternative environmental measures and develop the ability to identify and recommend suitable solutions for effective environmental management.
Core modules develop a range of knowledge and skills including environmental principles (such as the ecosystem services framework), economic and financial methods, and social, policy and governance viewpoints. Electives allow further development of economics and strategic thinking methods, or other skills including risk communication, environmental life cycle analysis and environmental auditing.
This course will equip you to critically evaluate environmental issues and contribute to the economic and policy decision making process in organisations of any size. It will give you the skills and experience required to monitor and critically evaluate business practice through the environmental auditing and other assessment methods, or to participate in economic and policy decision making.
This degree has been accredited by the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM).
This course comprises eight modules, an individual project and a group project.
Group projects, which run between February and April, enable you to put the skills and knowledge developed during the course modules into practice in an applied context while gaining transferable skills in project management, teamwork and independent research. Group projects are usually sponsored by industrial or public sector partners who provide particular problems linked to their businesses. Projects generally require the group to provide a solution to the operational problem. Potential future employers value this experience. The group projects are across the MSc courses in the environment programme, giving the added benefit of gaining new insights, ways of thinking, experience and skills from students with other backgrounds.
During the project you will develop a range of skills including learning how to establish team member roles and responsibilities, project management, and delivering technical presentations. At the end of the project, all groups submit a written report and deliver a presentation to the industrial partner. This presentation provides the opportunity to develop interpersonal and presentation skills within a professional environment. The project is assessed through a written report and an oral presentation by the group. In addition, a poster exhibition provides the opportunity to develop presentation skills and effectively handle questions about complex issues in a professional manner.
The individual research project allows you to delve deeper into a specific area of interest. As our academic research is so closely related to industry and public sector organisations, it is very common for our partners to put forward real-world problems or areas of development as potential research topics.
The individual research project component takes place between April/May and August for full-time students. For part-time students, it is common that their research projects are undertaken in collaboration with their place of work under academic supervision, given the approval of the Course Directors.
Individual research projects undertaken may involve a wide range of techniques from qualitative analysis to quantitative modelling.
Taught modules 40%, group project 20% (dissertation for part-time students), individual thesis project 40%
To help students in finding and securing appropriate funding we have created a funding finder where you can search for suitable sources of funding by filtering the results to suit your needs. Visit the funding finder.
Successful students develop diverse and rewarding careers in government ministries, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), environmental and business consultancies, public sector organisations such as environmental protection agencies, and the manufacturing and service industries in the private sector.
The international nature of the course means that career opportunities are not restricted to the UK. Cranfield graduates develop careers around the world.
We have been providing Masters level training for over 20 years. Our strong reputation and links with potential employers provide you with outstanding opportunities to secure interesting jobs and develop successful careers. The increasing interest in sustainability and corporate and social responsibility has also enhanced the career prospects of our graduates.
Cranfield's applied approach and close links with industry mean 93% of our graduates find jobs relevant to their degree or go on to further study within six months of graduation. Our careers team support you while you are studying and following graduation with workshops, careers fairs, vacancy information and one-to-one support.