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What we stand for

Sheffield University Management School is a leading business school with a world-class reputation for high quality teaching, ground-breaking research and cutting-edge thinking.

Through the distinctiveness of our graduates, excellence of our staff, intellectually rigorous research and network of international partners, we seek to inform the practice of management and to make a difference to our community – locally and internationally.

Our Mission and Vision are a focus for continuous improvement and development:

Mission and Vision

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Our programmes provide:

  • The theoretical and practical skills needed for challenging real-world situations
  • The latest in business and management thinking
  • A good understanding of the field of study, including wider social issues, corporate social responsibility and ethical decision making
  • Academic stimulation and challenge
  • Skills you can use in the workplace, or in further academic study

A large number of our esteemed academic staff are leading international experts. They are research-active and their knowledge informs the course content to make sure students have a high quality learning experience, informed by the latest developments in the subject and drawing on the best original research from the leaders in the field. This means that our study programmes are at the cutting edge of thinking and practice.

We work with our students to develop your skills and learning. The learning environment will be stimulating and intellectually challenging; in return, we want our student to engage with the academic content, be conscientious and take an independent approach to study.

Students receive regular and constructive feedback – written and oral – with guidelines to help them improve work. Staff will make written comments on examination scripts, and our students benefit from access to these.

What thr course will teach you at Sheffield

Students: Helping you to succeed, personal development and career development

  • We’ll provide you with the academic framework and personal support to fulfil your potential and pursue a successful career
  • You’ll be assigned a personal tutor on arrival who will support you throughout your course. Their role is to give you academic advice as well as pastoral support if needed. For help with individual modules, you can apply to the module leader
  • Staff-student committees provides a forum where you can raise any issues of concern
  • We are committed to providing whatever support you may need – academic, pastoral or career – so that you can both enjoy and benefit from studying with us. The Employability Hub, based within Sheffield University Management School, acts as a key interface between students and employers supporting access to student projects, internships, postgraduate international summer schools, professional bodies and jobs
  • Our comprehensive professional services staff, including those in the Student Experience Office, work towards making your life at Sheffield University Management School happy and fruitful

Personal development

Through your studies at the Sheffield University Management School you will develop into a confident, well-rounded individual with a range of knowledge, skills and attributes, including effective critical thinking, leadership and team working abilities that will equip you to follow your chosen career or undertake further study.

A range of opportunities are available to help you enhance your personal and professional portfolio:

  • You’ll benefit from access to an extensive network of private and public sector organisations
  • Enhance your employability skills by spending a period of time on an industrial placement
  • Voluntary work. You can join our active Enactus group, and participate in entrepreneurial activities while making a contribution to the community
  • Selected programmes enable you to study at a partner institution in Europe, the USA, Canada, Australia or China and develop your international outlook, knowledge and cultural understanding. Our BA International Business Management includes a year of study abroad.

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Students at Sheffield University Management School benefit from our dedicated careers support and acquire a set of strong skills to help secure future employment. The research and transferable skills acquired on your course are highly valued by employers.

Many graduates go on to employment in high profile organisations, such as Procter & Gamble and Unilever, in fields such as accountancy, finance, human resource management, marketing and public relations. Others have joined graduate schemes with companies such as Rolls-Royce or have moved on to further study at Masters or PhD level.

Accounting and Financial Management graduates can receive exemptions from the foundation examinations of the leading professional accounting bodies, provided they pass the required combination of options.

At undergraduate level, you can graduate with a ‘degree with employment experience’ by taking a year in industry. The External Relations team at Sheffield University Management School will support you in securing a placement that is right for you.

Our community

Our multidisciplinary teaching and research environment is lively and varied – students are made to feel welcome and become part of the school’s culture. Academic staff offer a schedule of times when they are available for consultation – or you can contact them directly to arrange an appointment. Management School staff are accessible and friendly, taking pride in the quality of support they provide to facilitate student learning.

Sheffield University Management School is one of the largest departments in the University of Sheffield, where you will meet students from all over the world. During induction week, you can attend a series of introductory meetings and social events. You’ll meet staff and other students, find out about university procedures and facilities and societies that you may wish to join.

AIESEC is an international, non-political student-led society which offers further training and links with the business community. The Student Industrial Society (SIS) and Management Society (ManSoc) are also very popular with students at the school.