Executive Education and the MBA

We are only too aware of how important it is to stay ahead of your game and how quickly the business environment can change. That's why we offer a range of flexible masters level programmes through our Executive Education suite and the MBA programme tailored to each student’s individual development needs and career aspirations. Pursuing any of these programmes will ensure you're taught within an internationally ranked, research-led Management School.

Executive Education programmes

Our suite of Executive Education programmes empower, inspire and inform people and organisations. We bring real-world expertise and intellectually rigorous practice to bear on the ambition of our learners, in a flexible range of masters level programmes and custom-designed courses built especially for your organisation.

Our Executive Education offer includes:

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering Competence
  • Executive Masters in Business Administration (EMBA)
  • Management and Strategic Leadership
  • Management for Engineers

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.

We offer open and closed short courses (typically 1-3 days) across a range of subject areas including finance for non-financial managers, organisation development, predictive analytics, creativity and leadership.

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

To contact our Executive Education team or to apply for any of the programmes listed above, please visit:

The MBA programme

Our highly selective MBA programme tailors each student’s journey to individual development needs and career aspirations. It’s an intimate learning experience within an internationally ranked, research-based Management School.

More about our MBA programme at Sheffield:

Sheffield University Management School is in the global elite of business schools worldwide due to Triple Crown accreditation from AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS – an honour that has been bestowed on fewer than 100 business schools worldwide. Only 24 universities are members of the UK’s prestigious Russell Group. We’re one of them. This means you will be taught by the Management School’s high calibre, research-active academics and benefit from cutting-edge knowledge. In recent years, we’ve been Times Higher Education’s UK University of the Year (2011) and UK Number 1 for Student Experience (2014-15). In 2015 we joined their prestigious list of the World’s Top 100 Universities.

We have strong relationships with a broad range of businesses and professional associations such as the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and Beta Gamma Sigma. Our professional links will provide you with easy access to a wide group of organisations and career opportunities.

Our rankings:

  • The 2020 QS World University rankings put Sheffield at 78th in the world, 13th in the UK and top in Yorkshire and the Humber.
  • The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019 position the University at 14th in the UK and 117th in the world.
  • We were ranked 14th in REF2014 (Research Excellence Framework, December 2014). Eighty-one per cent of our research is considered world leading or internationally excellent, and we are top five in the Russell Group for Research Impact.
  • The Sheffield MBA has been awarded Tier 1 status in the 2020 Global MBA rankings from CEO Magazine.
  • Corporate Knights 2019 Better World MBA Rankings Top 40

Using practical insight gained from our own research and case studies, our programmes tackle real-life business issues enabling you to suggest and apply your own practical business solutions. Further enriching your corporate exposure is a complete programme of evening and guest lectures, specialist networking events and opportunities throughout the year, delivered by experts and highly-acclaimed practitioners from our thriving network of alumni and business partners.

Sheffield University Management School is one of the University’s flagship buildings. With the latest teaching facilities, its own café and Employability Hub and outdoor space, there are many opportunities to expand on your studies outside of the lecture theatre.

You will be taught in an executive suite in the Management School building, which was refurbished in 2013. The suite features an executive lecture theatre, The Middleton, seating 80 people, fitted with contemporary communications technology including microphones and media sockets at each desk. It is also just a 10-15 minute walk from the heart of the university campus, the Information Commons and most university and private accommodation.

To contact the MBA team or to apply for the MBA programme, please visit: