MSc Leadership and Management

Sheffield University Management School

Program Description
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MSc Leadership and Management

Sheffield University Management School

You can become an engaging leader.
Sheffield University Management School’s MSc in Leadership and Management is available as a one year full-time programme, or two year part-time programme. Our team of world-class academics will focus on developing your leadership skills and teach you how to be at the helm in today’s challenging times as an effective, engaging leader.

Exploring established theories of leadership is a key element of this programme, but students also explore cutting edge research at the school in areas such as positive organisational behaviour, authentic and entrepreneurial leadership.

Our teaching focuses on the practical skills and knowledge which are critical to effective performance in the contemporary workplace.

The Course

Our programme content is designed to closely reflect the real-world business environment, focusing on the applied skills and expertise sought by today’s employers. It has three distinct features: Focusing on skill-building and action learning (two dedicated modules, case study and teamwork); Focus on practical relevance (guest speakers and site visits to leading companies/organisations); Focus on research excellence and research-led teaching (insight from the world-renowned Institute of Work Psychology).

The full-time programme comprises nine modules over two semesters, followed by a dissertation over the summer. Part-time students cover an average of two modules per semester over a two year period. You learn through a series of lectures, seminars, case studies and group work.
You can tailor your course to be in line with your interests and ambitions with three optional modules. Assessment is through individual assignments, group projects, examinations and a project/dissertation.

You also have the option to undertake an organisational project, giving you real-world work experience within a company.
The full-time course begins in September and lasts over a full 12 months. Students who successfully complete the first semester but do not proceed receive the PG Certificate. Those who pass both semesters’ modules but do not complete the dissertation receive the Diploma.

Semester 1

  • Research Methods
  • Managing People in Organisations
  • Foundations of Leadership and Teamwork

and one of the following;

  • Accounting and Financial Management
  • Marketing

Semester 2

  • Research Methods
  • Strategic Management
  • Advanced Topics in Leadership
  • Leading in Challenging Times
  • Creating Entrepreneurial Ventures

and two of the following;

  • International Human Resource Studies
  • International Management
  • Negotiation and Intercultural Communication

Semester 3

  • Dissertation

The Candidate

Whether you are looking to develop your skills for promotion or have ambitions in leadership and people management, the MSc in Leadership and Management is aimed at current and future managers who are looking to develop their leadership skills.

You will have a 2:1 honours degree in any subject, or an approved professional qualification, combined with a desire to learn about the principles and practices of management. Prior management experience is desirable, but not essential.

For overseas students, Sheffield University Management School’s standard English requirement is IELTS 6.5 with at least 6 in each part, or equivalent..

The School

Sheffield University Management School is proud to be in the top one per cent of business schools in the world thanks to a prestigious Triple Crown accreditation (AMBA, EQUIS, AACSB). The School’s spectacular, architect-designed building is situated in leafy Broomhill, just 15 minutes’ walk from the city centre and 15 minutes’ drive from the Peak District, providing a very high quality of life for you.

We are research-led, dynamic and progressive. The School endeavours for every graduate to be work-ready in both theory and practice. Our world-class academics and renowned degrees and qualifications work very hard to ensure this.

A dedicated careers service is also on hand to support students and put you in touch with organisations. The employability hub acts as a key interface between Management students and the external world. It is a dedicated service to help you to access employability support, skills development and opportunities in the following areas; postgraduate projects, internships, postgraduate international summer schools, professional body associations and jobs.

The IWP evolved from the Social and Applied Psychology Unit, established by the Medical Research Council in 1968. It is a centre of excellence, boasting a reputation for world-class academics and research, and forms part of the Sheffield University Management School.


For further information on scholarships please visit the following website.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated April 7, 2017
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
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1 - 2 years
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10,970 GBP
United Kingdom - Sheffield, England
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20,470 GBP for non-EU