Sheffield Hallam University

Sheffield Hallam University


The course builds on your existing ability and challenges you to develop the executive leadership skills needed for senior management within an education setting. Key Points: study specialist MBA modules within the context of educational leadership; develop your management and leadership skills through personalised one-to-one coaching and career guidance; apply the latest academic learning to the real issues and challenges your organisation faces during work-based projects; learn from peers who are leaders from a range of educational organisations who can provide new insights, perspectives and networking opportunities.

Entry requirements

Students require either: a 2.2 degree or equivalent and 2 years managerial and operational experience or significant managerial and operational experience. Overseas applicants also need IELTS score of 6.5 with 6.0 in all skills or equivalent. If your English language skill is currently below this level, we recommend you complete a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve the required English level. We assess all applications on merit and interview candidates to ensure suitability for the course. We recommend that you contact us for guidance before applying.

Course modules

Year 1: managing strategy; strategic marketing management and decision making; developing personal and professional leadership practice 1; year 2: strategic global human resource management and decision making; developing personal and professional leadership practice 2 (work-based consultancy project); year 3: research and consultancy methods; dissertation or organisational project; MBA options: managing financial resources; communication in the contemporary organisation; leadership and managing change; enterprise; business operations and process management; the digital organisation; educational leadership options: leadership of learning through the workforce; leadership of learning through data and institutional improvement strategies; leadership in partnerships and networks; educational leadership of change.

Assessment methods

Modules are assessed through portfolios which may be made up from a number of tasks.

Sponsorship information

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


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MBA (Executive) Part-time block-release £ 4,085 per Academic year (home fees) 3 years
MBA (Executive) Part-time block-release £ 4,635 per Academic year (overseas fees) 3 years

Campus details

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

Key information

Direct Admissions
Telephone number: 
0114 225 5555