International College

Study business management 

Business is one of the biggest influences on the world today. Study business management at the University of Sheffield and learn about the big decisions that build or break companies.

What is business management?

Business management is the study of how to generate profit. You will learn how to create and refine products and services that are attractive to consumers and other businesses. There are a number of specialties within business, including accountancy, finance, marketing and human resources management.

Business management at the University of Sheffield

Sheffield University Management School is among the global elite of business schools, having been awarded Triple Crown accreditation by the three most influential accreditation bodies - AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB.

The research produced by the faculty is ranked as internationally excellent (REF 2014) and aimed at making a positive difference to society.

Business degree options at the University of Sheffield

Management School rankings

81% of research
is considered world leading or internationally excellent
Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014


Triple Crown Accredited
by AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS


97% of UK graduates
were in employment within six months of qualifying


Degree preparation at the International College

The University of Sheffield International College offers specialist university preparation for international students. On our pathway programmes, you will study key subject modules to prepare you for your degree, while also building confidence in your English language and study skills. Whether you are aiming for undergraduate or postgraduate study, you will have the confidence to succeed once you progress to the University of Sheffield.

Your pathways to studying at the University of Sheffield:

Why study business?

Business is a broad field that will help you develop a broad range of transferrable skills for your career. Some of the benefits include:

Studying business, you will learn to work as part of a team, develop your leadership skills and build confidence in presenting ideas.

Business is all about coming up with solutions to maximise profit, within the confines of time and budget.

Project managers are at the centre of all good businesses. Learn how to make sure projects are completed on time and manage the expectations of stakeholders.

Business career prospects

When you graduate from the Sheffield University Management School, you’ll have an exciting choice of career or further study options. Sheffield is in the top 15 of universities targeted by top employers (High Fliers Graduate Market Research 2018).

Business careers include:

  • accountant
  • management consultant
  • actuary
  • entrepreneur
  • business analyst
  • project manager
  • stockbroker.

Related careers include:

  • marketing executive
  • human resources officer
  • retail manager
  • sales executive
  • UX researcher.

Born in China. Made in Sheffield.

International student Jennifer in the library at University of Sheffield

I like the teaching style here. We have a large population in China, so in each room, even in university, we have lots of people, so the teacher cannot take responsibility of each of you. You have to study by yourself, but here the teacher tells you have to work in a group, so this is what's important.

Andy from China

Studied Pre-Masters in Business, Social Sciences and Humanities

Progressed to MSc Finance and Accounting