Sheffield Hallam University

Sheffield Hallam University

Business Administration

This programme allows students to develop evidence-based research and a full doctoral thesis, equivalent to a PhD, whilst continuing to pursue a career as a senior professional or manager. It is ideal for those people who want to make a difference to the way that management and professional practice is developed in their specialism. Students contribute to the latest evidence-based professional thinking; improve their ability to reflect on complex problems and consider them from a range of viewpoints; critically appraise their own insights as a manager or senior professional.

Entry requirements

Normally an MBA, or Master's qualification in a relevant area; be pursuing, or have pursued, a significant career in professional or business areas that fall within the research interests of Sheffield Business School; display evidence of your potential to develop work of doctoral standard. For applicants whose 1st language is not English: IELTS 7.0 overall with no element under 6.5; or TOEFL internet-based test with an overall score of 100, with a minimum of 23 in listening, 23 in reading, 26 in writing and 22 in speaking. Exceptionally, applicants without a Master�s degree may be considered who: have a good 1st degree in an appropriate discipline; and have at least 3 years� management or professional experience; and can demonstrate continued development/education since graduation.

Course modules

Year 1: philosophies of research in business and management; leadership and organisation; year 2: contemporary issues in organisation and management; research design and execution; years 3 and 4: fieldwork and thesis.

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment and a detailed research proposal. We assess your research through your thesis.

Sponsorship information

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to international students who study this course.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
Doctoral Programme Part-time £ 6,890 per Academic year (home fees) 6 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Campus Sheffield S1 1WB Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

Course Advice and Information
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0114 225 5555