Businesses: Welcome to the Gateway at Sheffield University Management School.

Engage on campus.

Meet our students and expose your organisation to your future employees.

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Recruit our students and graduates.

An internship, part-time or graduate role, can inject your organisation with fresh ideas and enthusiasm.

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Partnerships that achieve more

Working with Sheffield University Management School is both easy and rewarding. We encourage leaders from all business sectors to work with us, to benefit your organisation and help to make a difference to society.

Opportunities to engage with us include hosting student projects and internships, mentoring, delivering guest lectures, and recruiting our talented students and alumni into your organisation. Our world-leading academics can also provide you with expert knowledge and access to resources, to help you find solutions to your business issues. Find out more from the options below:

Working with our students

Student projects

Each year our Masters and MBA students undertake a research project as part of their dissertation, set by you as the host organisation.

Student placements

A student placement is when a student takes employment in a job role during their study time, either over a year or over a shorter period during the summer.

On campus

Engaging with students on campus is a great way to gain exposure of your organisation and to create a talent pipeline to your future employees.

Recruit students and graduates

Employing a Sheffield University Management School student or graduate can inject your organisation with fresh ideas and enthusiasm.

Examples: working with students

Over recent years we have welcomed many organisations to work with our students through guest talks, workshops, and events. Here are a few examples.

Further support: working with students

Alongside Sheffield University Management School, the University’s Careers services also supports businesses looking to work with students.

Working with our academics

Our expertise

Our academics work on complex multi-disciplinary issues across all areas of business, focusing on the themes of: Sustainability, Accounting and Finance, Enterprise, Marketing, Work Psychology, Logistics, and Employment Relations. Find out more in this section.


Working in collaboration with industry partners, toolkits and platforms have been designed at the Management School, to help organisations implement effective and positive change on their organisations and the economy. This section shows some of our latest toolkits available.


The case studies in this section showcase some of our academics’ most impactful work. Each case study illustrates how the school maximises the reach and significance of our research through a focused approach – therefore achieving widespread impact on organisations and society.


Download the SUMS Sustainable Cookbook

You can now view the free SUMS Sustainable Cookbook, featuring planet-friendly recipes from staff, students and alumni of She...

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Congratulations to our SUMS winter graduates of 2021!

Congratulations to all our new graduates of January 2021 and a chance to watch the virtual graduation event online....

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Introducing our Dean's List Winners, class of 2020

Read about the amazing achievements of our 2020 Dean’s List winners, accomplished amidst the COVID-19 pandemic....

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Host a Masters level student project

Provide a student internship or placement

eMentor Students


Developing Linguistic Reflexivity

PGT Dean's List Information Session - Summer

SUMS Virtual Graduation Celebration 2021: Accounting & Financial Mgt