Professional development

At Sheffield University Management School, we are only too aware of how important it is to stay ahead of your game and how quickly the business environment can change. The extra benefits you receive as a Management School alumnus are therefore designed to enhance your professional and personal development, and provide you with access to the Management School's range of expert resources.

Professional memberships

Some modules and programmes at Sheffield University Managment School are accredited by professional bodies. Students graduating from an accredited programme can gain professional recognition or membership upon graduation, or you can join the professional body upon graduation or during your studies. For the School’s full list of institution and programme accreditations visit our Accreditations and Rankings pages here.

Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS) is the international honour society serving business programmes accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Today, accreditation from AACSB ensures excellence across the school's critical areas including the school’s mission, operations, faculty qualifications and contributions and programmes.

Following accreditation from AACSB, Sheffield University Management School established the Sheffield BGS Chapter in January 2013.

Member eligibility

  • Undergraduate Level*: Students in the top 10% of their year at the point of graduation, according to their academic results, will be invited to Beta Gamma Sigma membership.
  • Masters Level and MBA*: Students in the top 20% of their year at the point of graduation, according to their academic results, will be invited to Beta Gamma Sigma membership.
  • Doctoral level (PhD): All those completing their doctoral requirements are eligible.

Eligible students will be contacted on or around graduation with information about BGS and how to accept membership into the chapter.

*applies to programmes accepted by AACSB International as a basis for the School’s accreditation.

Programmes and further study

If you are interested in continuing or furthering your studies, the Management School delivers a suite of Masters level programmes, Research programmes, The Sheffield MBA and Executive Education to enhance your specialist skills and knowledge. There are scholarships available to Sheffield alumni. More information about our full programme of study can be found on our Study With Us pages here.

Excel in three core challenges of modern business with the Sheffield MBA - entrepreneurship, leadership and consultancy – essential skills for the modern executive and the foundations of the Sheffield MBA. Placed in the QS Global rankings, acknowledged particularly for its superior research and employability offer, MBA teaching is based exclusively in the School's Executive Education suite, which offers an ideal environment for you to study, collaborate and socialise.

For more information about the Sheffield MBA Website here.

Our higher level degree apprenticeship programmes are accessible through the apprenticeship levy, with up to 100% of funding available to eligible organisations. These include:

  • Executive Masters in Business Administration (Advanced Manufacturing Management) (EMBA)
  • Executive Masters in Business Administration (EMBA)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering Competence
  • MSc in Management and Strategic Leadership

For further information on all of the above programmes visit our Apprenticeship Programmes Website here.

Our part-time programmes offer flexibility for your continuing professional development. These include:

  • Executive Masters in Business Administration (Advanced Manufacturing Management) (EMBA)
  • Executive Masters in Business Administration (EMBA)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Management for Engineers
  • MSc in Management and Strategic Leadership

For further information about the above programmes visit the Part-time masters level degree programmes pages here.

We offer open and closed short courses across a range of subject areas including finance for non-financial managers, organisation development, predictive analytics, creativity and leadership. Short courses can be co-designed to suit your organisational needs and we welcome registrations from individuals and groups. Courses include:

  • Introduction to Organisation Development
  • Financial Management for non-specialists
  • CLEAR IDEAS for Creativity and Innovation
  • Introduction to Predictive Analytics for Business

For further information please visit our Executive Education Short Courses pages here.

Are you looking to transform the way in which individuals or teams work? Do you want to drive change across your organisation? We can work with you to develop a bespoke programme to meet your needs.

Working in partnership with you, we can help to define your needs and design a tailor-made programme that reflects the challenges and opportunities faced by your organisation. We'll then deliver the programme in a way that suits you and your employees.

Our team of world-leading experts specialise in designing and delivering programmes on leadership development, complex projects, managing risk and change management.

Email the Executive Education team and one of our experts will call you to discuss your requirements: ExecutiveEducation@sheffield.ac.uk