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Masters of the ice

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

Sheffield Management School  Steelers StarsProfessor John Cullen and Business Development Manager Merryn McGregor caught up with Management students and Sheffield Steelers stars during a recent training session.

The partnership between the University of Sheffield and the Sheffield Steelers gives players of the team a chance to combine their high standards of sporting talent with academic excellence, by providing the opportunity to study for a post graduate qualification at the Management School, whilst playing ice hockey.

Left to right:  Matt Stephenson, MSc Management;  Drew Fata, MBA;  Steven Goertzen, MBA;  James Jorgensen, MSc Management and John DeCaro, MSc Management.

Further information

More details about the MSc programmes at the Management School can be found at: http://www.shef.ac.uk/management/msc

Visit the Sheffield Steelers site at: http://www.sheffieldsteelersihc.co.uk/

New Msc Entrepreneurship grounded in workplace experience

Monday, October 29th, 2012

With the technology sector remaining one of the most popular fields to work in, the benefits of taking a postgraduate course with links to the sector in place cannot be underestimated.

A recent Daily Telegraph article discussed how further study can help a career in the technology sector. Dr Tim Vorley spoke about the benefits of the links The Management School has in place for the MSc Entrepreneurship which is launching in 2013-14. “One of the strengths of this programme is our links with University of Sheffield Enterprise (USE), which has a strong tradition of supporting student start-ups. USE has launched an incubator this year for Sheffield students and alumni and this will be open to students on the MSc”.

The idea behind the incubator is to provide space for students who have set up their own businesses to develop their ideas. Philip Moehring of Seedcamp, Europe’s leading micro-seed investment fund and mentoring program, warned that firms in the sector often  have fewer than 10 employees and many who work in technology investment  have built their own start-ups making it rare for anyone to enter without relevant work experience. With the lack of career path possibilities from a junior level in the technology sector, the MSc in Entrepreneurship, along with the Incubator, gives students the opportunities to build a career. The course develops entrepreneurial skills through a student project, which could lead to starting up a business enterprise.

Dr. Vorley explained how the course will look at the different options when it comes to funding, from venture capital and private equity to commercial banks. “It looks at the life cycle of the business, from seed funding for the development to venture capital funding for rapid and mature growth.”

The Management School MSc in Entrepreneurship has been designed to provide alternative pathways for those who wish to develop knowledge of entrepreneurship and through the Careers service will be put in touch with a .wide range of employers; these connections can then be used as the first step to building a career in the sector.

For further information see:

http://www.shef.ac.uk/management/msc/courses/entrepreneurship

Free Taster Sessions: International Business Growth Catalyst

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

The Consultancy Academy is working with the University of Sheffield Management School on a new programme called the International Business Growth Catalyst.

This programme is a 6 month programme targeted at small and medium sized businesses who are looking to take advantage of International Growth. We would like to take this opportunity to invite you to one of our free taster sessions.

The details for the events are:

Date:  Tuesday 18 September
Time:  4.00pm-5.30pm
Location:  The University of Sheffield HRI (Humanities Research Institute) Conference Facilities, 34 Gell Street, Sheffield, S3 7QY

And

Date:  Thursday 20 September
Time: 4.00pm-5.30pm
Location: Doncaster Racecourse, Conference Suite, Leger Way, Doncaster, DN2 6BB

These events are designed for you to get a feel for the programme and also the individuals delivering it.  Furthermore all attendees will qualify for the introductory offer of £995 for the full programme.

To book:

Please confirm your place by email rachel@consultancyacademy.com or phone 01948 840499 highlighting which event you would like to attend.  Spaces are strictly limited and on a first come first served basis.

For further information about The Consultancy Academy visit: http://www.consultancyacademy.com

Postgraduate end of year social event

Friday, July 13th, 2012

Management School Postgraduate staff and students enjoyed a relaxing evening celebrating the end of the academic year on Friday 6th July at the ICOSS centre.

MSc, MBA and PhD students were invited to attend this special evening to network with fellow students and staff, and join in the celebration of all of the hard work of the staff, students, alumni and friends of the school over the past year.

The evening also provided a chance for students to get to know about alumni benefits and services available to them after completing their studies,  and information about how they can continue their relationship with the school by joining the alumni network. Professor Lenny Koh, Associate Dean of Alumni Relations, welcomed guests and gave a short talk about the recent achievements and developments at the Management School, and how alumni can keep in touch with the School and University.

PG end of year social 2012

See more photos from the evening at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/59267356@N02/sets/72157630555810308/with/7561322190/

You can find more information about Alumni Relations at the Management School at: http://www.shef.ac.uk/management/alumni

Sheffield Success in Shanghai

Friday, May 18th, 2012

Alumni from across The University of Sheffield and the Management School recently enjoyed an exclusive reception hosted at the Sino-British College (SBC) in Shanghai on 7th May.

Around 30 guests gathered for the reception in the English Tearoom on Campus at SBC, which is located right at the heart of the French Quarter of Shanghai. The Tearoom has recently been renovated and is popular with Management Students as an events venue and a great place to experience a taste of British culture.

As one of the core UK partner universities of the Sino-British College in Shanghai, the University of Sheffield launched a new Business Management degree at SBC in December 2010, with the presence of Professor Keith Burnett, FRS, Vice-Chancellor of the University. This has been seen as a milestone in the partnership between Sheffield and SBC/USST for international higher educational cooperation. The THES world university ranking in recent years confirms that the University of Sheffield ranks much higher than other UK universities that are running major Sino-British JV institutions in mainland China.

The reception began with a welcome from Professor Keith Burnett who gave an update on the recent achievements and developments at The University and Management School and thanked alumni for their continuing support.  Professor Ian Gow OBE, Principal and CEO of SBC and himself an alumnus of The University of Sheffield continued with a short speech welcoming guests to SBC.  Guests then had the chance to meet fellow alumni and speak with partners and colleagues from the University and SBC. Five SBC students who are currently studying the Sheffield Business Management degree served at the event as student volunteers. Guests were impressed by their highly proficient English and communicative skills and also the quality of services they delivered.  The reception was also attended by the Registrar of The University of Sheffield, Dr Philip Harvey; Professor Lenny Koh, Associate Dean for Alumni Affairs Management School; Mr Ian Proctor, Head of Business Development and External Relations Affairs Management School; Professor Bradley Barnes, Associate Dean for Internationalisation Management School.

Alumni Reception Shanghai May 2012 Alumni Reception Shanghai May 2012

Professor Ian Gow said: “As a former Sheffield graduate, and former Chairman of the School of Management and Pro-Vice Chancellor of Sheffield, I am delighted to see the great progress that the School of Management is making and especially its recent AACSB approval making the School of Management one of the very few business schools in the United Kingdom or indeed Europe, holding the coveted triple accreditation in the field of business and management. We are absolutely delighted to host this first alumni event for Sheffield School of Management on our campus in central Shanghai, especially during the inaugural year of the new Sheffield Business and Management degree being delivered at SBC. In three years time, SBC students will be completing the Sheffield degree here and becoming Sheffield alumni. We are also delighted to welcome back the Vice Chancellor Professor Keith Burnett, and Dr Philip Harvey, the very first NCUK Registrar to visit our campus.”

The University of Sheffield has a long established relationship with China and it has been welcoming students for many decades. The Management School is proud to be a part of this collaborative partnership and is very much looking forward to working more closely with our partners in China in the future. “Alumni Relations at the Management School are continuing to develop.  We are dedicated to building our alumni networks and delivering a range of valuable social and professional networking events, and creating a vibrant alumni community that all of our alumni members are proud to be a part of. The reception in Shanghai was a great opportunity to re-introduce alumni and partners in China into the work of The University of Sheffield and the Management School,” said Professor Lenny Koh.

Alumni Reception Shanghai May 2012

The Management School will be hosting a programme of alumni networking events over the coming year and looks forward to further developing our collaborative work with our partners, alumni and supporters in China.

You can see more photos of the Shanghai Alumni reception at:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/59267356@N02/sets/72157629737889300/

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Alumni reception in Beijing

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

The University of Sheffield Management School was delighted to be able run alumni networking events in China earlier in May.

Over 30 guests, alumni and local business people, met in the elegant surroundings at The Regent Beijing hotel, China, to join in this exclusive alumni reception. The event was hosted by Professor Lenny Koh, Associate Dean for Alumni Relations at the Management School and the guest speaker for the evening was Ms Sun Cuihua, Deputy Director of Climate Change Department, National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC).  Ms Cuihua spoke of recent initiatives and her commitment to managing and analysing the impact of climate change. The reception was also attended by Mr Ian Proctor, Head of Business Development and External Relations at the Management School.

The reception was a great opportunity for alumni from the Management School and across the University to make new contacts with each other and meet business people from around Beijing. The School is committed to continuing to build relationships with alumni and offer a range of social and business networking events both in the UK and internationally. The reception enabled the School to strengthen relationships in Beijing and to re-engage alumni in the work of the School and University.

Alumni Reception Beijing May 2012

You can see more photos of past alumni events at:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/59267356@N02/

The Management School hosts a programme of alumni networking events throughout the year. For further information about alumni relations at the Management School see:
http://www.shef.ac.uk/management/alumni or email mgtalumni@sheffield.ac.uk

Guest lecture from Management School alumnus Richard Bruce: Part 2

Friday, May 4th, 2012

Management School alumnus Richard Bruce will deliver the second of two guest lectures; ‘FMCG/Food Supplier: Multiple retailer relations – is it all bad news?’ on the 9th of May, at 3pm in the Mappin Building, Lecture Theatre 09.

Richard Bruce, FRSA, is an Advanced Visiting Fellow at the Management School and graduated from the School with a MBA in Business Administration in 1991. He has extensive experience in supply chain management working with food and drink manufacturers, food retailers, and farmers and growers.

Register now:

To book your place please click here – register now as places are limited.

We hope you can join us.

Alumni meet up in Mumbai

Friday, April 20th, 2012

The University of Sheffield Management School was pleased to attend an informal alumni gathering in Mumbai India, in April.

Alumni and guests gathered for evening drinks and dinner at the Taj Lands End hotel in Mumbai, hosted by Professor Lenny Koh, Associate Dean for Alumni Relations at the Management School. The evening was also attended my Mr Ian Proctor, Head of Business Development and External Relations and Professor Bradley Barnes, Associate Dean for Internationalisation at the Management School.

The evening was a great opportunity for alumni to reminisce and share stories of their time at Sheffield. It also provided the chance for alumni to network with local business people and even make a few new contacts.

The Management School has strong ties with our alumni who are based in India, and are always looking into ways to further strengthen our international alumni relations. The School is also looking forward to the Summer student exchange programme, that was agreed last year, with  S.P. Jain Center for Management in Mumbai.

Alumni India April 2012

You can see more photos of past alumni events at:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/59267356@N02/

The Management School hosts a programme of alumni networking events throughout the year.  For further information about alumni relations at the Management School see:
http://www.shef.ac.uk/management/alumni or email mgtalumni@sheffield.ac.uk

Sir Peter Middleton shares expert advice

Friday, March 9th, 2012

The Management School was delighted to welcome Sir Peter Middleton, GCB, to deliver a guest talk to MBA and postgraduate students and staff on 1st March 2012

Sir Peter is currently the UK Chairman of Marsh & McLennan companies, Chairman of Marsh Ltd, Chairman of Mercer Ltd, and Chairman of the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution and the Chancellor of The University of Sheffield. He is also  an alumnus of the University (BA Economics 1955). Sir Peter was invited to share his expertise and knowledge on the topic of ‘Leading and managing business and organisation in the age of uncertainty’, followed by a Q&A session.

Guest lecture by Sir Peter Middleton 1st March 2012

Dr John Paul Kawalek, Director of the MBA, said: “It was great to have someone with such a career profile as Sir Peter to come and give a talk to our MBA students. The MBA programme is about getting great thinking into practice, and getting somebody who is a successful business leader, alumnus of the Management School and Chancellor of the University, coming to talk to our students was a real privilege and inspiration. His talk was about ‘Leading and managing business and organisation in the age of uncertainty’. This is of course hugely topical and one that is highly relevant to our MBA students. They were able to listen and ask questions directly about his first-hand experiences and the lessons he has learnt throughout his career. Sir Peter was able to share his point of view and he encouraged students to think about the challenges they may face in business, and how to use their skills and knowledge to deal with such situations. I would like to invite Sir Peter to talk to future cohorts, and to play a role in preparing our MBA students for practice.”

The school’s programme of guest lectures and talks are one of the ways in which students have the opportunity to meet and talk to such successful business leaders and alumni as Sir Peter, and are able to listen to their invaluable first-hand experiences in their field of business expertise.

“I greatly enjoyed the rare privilege to attend Sir Peter Middleton’s talk recently as part of my MBA degree at the Management School. He managed to convey in a very down to earth manner some of the key lessons, acquired through his extensive experience in leading and managing businesses. Obviously, we as MBA students are keen to absorb such concentrated knowledge from the leading business experts, which is not otherwise easily accessible. A Q&A session followed the talk and I was not surprised to see how many colleagues were able to identify themes of particular interest and relevance to their previous and prospective business experience. I feel that Sir Peter’s lecture has contributed overall to my MBA, in that it has given me an upgraded view on how to approach business critical situations and specifically the way we should think about them.” Said Lyubo Mishkov MBA student 2011-2012.
Guest lecture by Sir Peter Middleton 1st March 2012

“It was a great pleasure to be asked to deliver a talk to Management School students as part of their postgraduate programme, and it was an offer I was delighted to accept. During the Q&A session I was pleased to be asked my opinion and advice on various business issues, which demonstrated to me the student group’s clear grasp of not only the skills and knowledge required to lead in business, but their awareness of the challenges that any business may face. Such issues are of course at the forefront of today’s economy, but it was pleasing to see that the students saw the relevance of my experiences to their own experiences of today. This was a great opportunity and I hope to continue my involvement in similar activities with the Management School in the future. ” Said Sir Peter Middleton, GCB, UK Chairman of Marsh & McLennan companies, alumnus and Chancellor of The University of Sheffield.

The Management School runs a series of expert and guest lectures throughout the year and is look forward to working with Sir Peter and other experts and alumni in the future.

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Sir Peter Middleton guest lecture and Q&A session on ‘Leading and managing business and organisation in the age of uncertainty’ 1st March 2012

Monday, February 27th, 2012

We are delighted to announce that Sir Peter Middleton, GCB, will be hosting a guest lecture on the 1st of March on ‘Leading and managing business and organisation in the age of uncertainty’ followed by a Q&A session. Management School staff and students are invited to attend this exclusive talk.

Please register your interest by contacting Jody White at jody.white@sheffield.ac.uk or +44 (0) 114 222 3382, as places are limited.

Date: Thursday 1st March 2012
Time: 3.30pm start – Talk followed by Q&A session. 4.30pm finish.
Venue: Dovedale, Ranmoor Village

Sir Peter Middleton, GCB, is currently the UK Chairman of Marsh & McLennan companies, Chairman of Marsh Ltd, Chairman of Mercer Ltd, and Chairman of the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution and the Chancellor of The University of Sheffield and himself a Management School alumnus (BA Economics 1955). He is the former Chairman of Camelot Group PLC, and a former Director, Chairman and Deputy Chairman of United Utilities. He was also Group Chairman of Barclays Bank PLC from April 1999 to August 2004.

Sir Peter joined Barclays in 1991 as Group Deputy Chairman and Executive Chairman of BZW. He became Chairman of Barclays Capital following the reorganisation of BZW in 1997 and was appointed Barclays Group Chairman in 1999. During this time he was also a Board member of Bass PLC from 1992-2001 and General Accident (later CGU) from 1992-1995.

During his extensive and successful career, Sir Peter spent nearly 30 years as an adviser at the Treasury, working closely with nine chancellors and was Permanent Secretary from 1983 to 1991. He was also President of the British Bankers Association from 2004-2006 and a member of the National Institute for Economic Research from 1996-2007.

We are extremely pleased to have Sir Peter host this exclusive guest lecture and we look forward to sharing his expertise and knowledge with you.