Businesses: Welcome to Sheffield University Management School.

Our expertise. Working with you to find sustainable and socially responsible business solutions.

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Can you provide a student placement opportunity?

Recruit a postgraduate intern to work with you for 100 hours.

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Partnerships that achieve more

Working with Sheffield University Management School is both easy and rewarding. Our approachable academics and flourishing students provide many opportunities for collaborative projects, benefitting your organisation, and helping to make a difference to society.

We encourage leaders from all business sectors to work with us. Opportunities to engage with our students and graduates include hosting a student project, providing an internship, meeting students on campus by delivering a guest lecture, and recruiting our talented alumni into your organisation. Our world-leading academics can provide you with expert knowledge and access to resources, to help you find solutions to your business issues, and collaborate on real impactful research.

Working with our students

Host a student project

Each year our Masters and MBA students undertake a research project, set by you as the host organisation, as part of their dissertation. Find out more about hosting a student project at the Management School.

Provide a student placement

A student placement is when a student takes employment in a job role (usually paid) during their study time at Sheffield. There are different types of placement opportunities to suit your business need.

On campus activity

Engaging with students on campus is a great way for you to expose your organisation to our students, and for you to speak to and get to know your potential future employees.

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.


Highly commended: How SUMS impressed AACSB

  From an intensive focus on careers, to impact on organisations and commitment to the mission and vision, Sheffield Uni...

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Reporting a positive start to the year: Management School contributes to Sheffield City Region economic survey

Analysis on survey data performed by experts at SUMS suggests that Sheffield City Region firms continued to show growth in bo...

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Sheffield women gain insight at IBM

In March, four Management School students joined a visit to tech giant IBM’s site in Hursley for a Women in Technology Insigh...

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Speakers for Accounting, Banking and Finance Careers Discovery Series

Speakers for the HR & People Development Careers Discovery Series

Host a Masters level student project


CRAFiC Away Day

ESRC Seminar Series Final Event: Big Data and Employee Well-Being

The Inaugural Alternative Accounts Europe Conference