MSc Management


Program Description

The world’s best organisations need people like you at the top, and our MSc in Management can get you there.

In an age where there are so many specialists of different kinds, there is a need for graduates who see the whole picture, not just from one functional perspective. Every organisation needs generalists, whether as managers of multi-disciplinary teams, as directors of business operations, or working at board level as chief executives or presidents.

Our MSc Management will take you out of your comfort zone. General management isn’t easy, but our graduates leave work-ready and prepared for leading teams on an international stage. Your dream job, in any discipline, can be achieved with a year spent on this ambitious, highly regarded Masters programme.

Our MSc in Management has been accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA). This prestigious accolade means that you can be confident you will receive a qualification with international recognition and value. The programme is backed by world-class research and taught to the highest academic standards, with an emphasis on real-world skills for real-world situations – it is dedicated to producing individuals who will make an impact.

Challenge yourself to work hard, and we will provide you with all the knowledge necessary for a fruitful career in management, with knowledge and skills which are portable across different business sectors.

The Programme

Taught full-time over two semesters, followed by a dissertation, students are educated through a series of lectures, seminars, case studies, group work for collaborative learning and web-based discussion groups. Assessment is through individual assignments, group projects, examinations and a dissertation.

You also have two opportunities to undertake an organisational project, giving you real-world work experience within a company. Firstly, the Company Project module involves working in teams on a real client’s problem. Secondly, Sheffield University Management School makes available, during the dissertation period and on a competitive basis, company-based projects (usually for individual students).
The programme 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.


Core modules:

  • Managing People in Organisations
  • Accounting and Financial Management
  • Marketing
  • Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • Management and Organisational Theory
  • Strategic Management
  • Company Project
  • Managerial Economics
  • Management Inquiry
  • Dissertation

The Candidate

This is a conversion Masters, which means that we will accept students from any disciplinary background. Since this programme began, students from Bachelors programmes in IT, engineering, history, communication studies, aviation, biomedical sciences, archaeology, sociology, English language and literature, and many more, have transformed their careers and successfully converted to fulfilling employment in executive and managerial roles.

You will be planning a career in management and hope to gain knowledge and a critical appreciation of management principles and practices. You will have a 2:1 honours degree, or an approved professional qualification. 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 percent of business schools in the world, thanks to its 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.


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Last updated Aug 2018

About the School

The University of Sheffield is a truly international environment with nearly 25,000 students from 117 countries. With a history stretching back to 1879, it is one of the UK’s leading universities and, ... Read More

The University of Sheffield is a truly international environment with nearly 25,000 students from 117 countries. With a history stretching back to 1879, it is one of the UK’s leading universities and, as part of the Russell Group, is renowned for its research and teaching excellence. Read less