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Event: Towards achieving sustainability in urban traffic management with CILT

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

On 4 October, experts from the Management School welcome the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport and a stellar speaker line-up to discuss a sustainable traffic management approach for UK cities.

Richard Bruce and Dr Erica Ballantyne are welcoming bookings for the event which will be held in Inox Dine (5th Floor, Sheffield University Students’ Union) from 10am-4pm. Guests include Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, former Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, and representatives from Siemens, Jaguar Land Rover, ITM Power, Sheffield City Council and South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive.

Together, they will discuss the challenge of planning a forward-looking transport management approach, covering key difficulties such as social acceptability, government affordability and air quality improvement targets.

Through the involvement of key practitioners and researchers, the seminar and workshop will examine issues such as the rise of omni-channel business, private car usage, a reluctance to use public transport, the lack of ‘joined up thinking’ from transport providers, and the rise in vehicle-based crime. The day will consider the enablers and tools available to help participants navigate the minefield.

Coffee on arrival. Light lunch and tea/coffee included.

To book: Complete this form or contact CILT’s membership services (Tel: 01536 740104/ – quote event code NER0306).

Cost: Member – £32.50/Non-member – £50/Student – £15

Professor Cullen takes on Presidency of BAFA

Thursday, May 1st, 2014


As of today (1 May), Professor John Cullen becomes President of the British Accounting and Finance Association (BAFA).

As the learned society for accounting and finance in the UK, the Association, which recently held its 50th annual conference at the London School of Economics, aims to advance knowledge and understanding of education and research in areas of accounting and finance, as well as promoting closer relations among academics, practitioners, policy makers and others who are interested in the development the sector. It plays an important role in representing the wider interests of accounting and finance in the Higher Education Sector and engages fully in consultations about policy issues and nomination of representatives for panels such as REF 2014.

Prof Cullen is excited about his two-year position as President, and he is determined to continue the excellent work undertaken by previous presidents in taking the learned society forward. He recognises that there are challenges ahead and realises that the role comes with a great deal of responsibility. He said: “We have a strong group of trustees, executive members, sub-committees and special interest groups and I am confident that we will be able to take BAFA further forward during the two years of my presidency and beyond.

“I am particularly keen to further embed the accounting and finance academic community, through BAFA, into the activities of the Academy of Social Sciences. I have been working on this relationship for the last couple of years and see the importance of accounting and finance as a discipline impacting on social science agendas. I see my time as President as the ideal time to engage further and build on this relationship.

“Accounting and Finance is the foundation for much business and management school education, and this highlights the importance of BAFA in a national and international context.”

BAFA is a very active organisation. Aside from the extremely popular annual conference, which this year welcomed 430 attendees from across the globe, and doctoral conference (120 attendees), it has a highly populated events calendar through the activities of the sub committees (Committee of Departments of Accounting and Finance [CDAF]; Conference of Professors of Accounting and Finance (CPAF) and the large number of special interest groups.

BAFA also publishes The British Accounting Review which is a top ranked academic journal in the field. Doctoral members are encouraged and subsidised, and BAFA is very well connected with a range of influential professional bodies such as CIMA, ICAEW, ACCA, CIPFA, CPA Australia, ICAS and CFA.

Success at Management School’s first Beta Gamma Sigma Induction Ceremony

Friday, January 25th, 2013

The Management School successfully held its first induction of new members into Beta Gamma Sigma on 10th January.

Beta Gamma Sigma, or BGS, is the international honour society serving business programmes accredited by AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Following accreditation from AACSB last year, the school gained eligibility to establish its own BGS Chapter here in Sheffield.

The school inducted its first 14 members into the BGS honour society and those that were able to attend were presented with their membership certificates by Dr Gary Simpson of Aston Business School, and BGS Inducting Officer. Professor Lenny Koh, Associate Dean for Alumni Affairs at the Management School was also presented with the BGS Chapter Charter on behalf of the School.

Becoming a member of BGS is something that Management School students should aim for.  It is the highest recognition a business student anywhere in the world can receive in a business programme accredited by AACSB International.

We look forward to welcoming more members into the Sheffield BGS Chapter at future induction ceremonies.

For further information about BGS at the Management School visit:

Dr Gary Simpson of Aston Business School presents Professor Lenny Koh with the Sheffield BGS Chapter Charter
Professor Lenny Koh presents Sophie Edwards, BA Hons in Business Management, with her Beta Gamma Sigma membership certificate

Management School Achieves Triple Accreditation

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

The Management School has won the coveted status of Triple Crown by achieving awards from the three largest and most influential business school accreditation associations. Management School Students

Following the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accreditation, the Management School joins the top one per cent of centres across the world – 57 globally and just 14 in the UK – to be awarded by the Association of MBAs (AMBA), European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) and the AACSB.

Professor Keith Glaister, Dean of the Management School, said: “We are privileged to join this prestigious international group. It is a symbol of the highest quality and another example of the fantastic achievements being made at the Management School.

“We strive to be a world-class centre delivering cutting-edge research and offering excellent learning and teaching.  The accreditations recognise the progress we have made in recent years.   We are now better placed to serve, and anticipate, the needs of the business community regionally, nationally and internationally.

“It is an exciting time in the school. We have invested £11.5 million in the refurbishment of the Crookesmoor building to create world-class teaching, learning and business engagement space. With our investment in staff for specific roles in marketing, student experience, business development, alumni and careers activities and new branding, we’re building a dynamic new future.”

Together, the awards show students, parents and employers that we are providing a top-quality education and world class graduates.

To achieve AACSB accreditation, our many programmes underwent a meticulous internal review and evaluation process, including a strategic plan to satisfy 21 stringent quality standards relating to management of resources, interactions of faculty and students, as well as a commitment to continuous improvement and achievement of learning goals in degree programs.

This latest recognition follows on from February’s award by EQUIS, which was the result of a rigorous three year application process.

As part of this, we undertook a lengthy self evaluation in conjunction with a mentor provided by EQUIS and as part of the process submitted a 120 page report focusing on nine EQUIS standards, including chapters on students, the faculty, contribution to the community and internationalisation. The application culminated in a three day visit and involved staff, students, alumni and the Vice Chancellor, as well as centres including Corporate Information and Computing Services, the library, and careers.

Professor Glaister added: “This was a demanding process requiring hard work and enthusiasm from every member of staff. I’m delighted by the positive response from colleagues within the school and across the university. We’re very proud to have joined some of the best business schools worldwide.”

For more about our international and professional accreditations visit:

Reverse logistics tool reduces losses on retail returns.

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

The Chartered Institute of Management Accounting (CIMA) and The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) have just launched a Global Joint Venture called Chartered Global Management Accountants (CGMA), a new professional designation for Management Accountants. The CGMA is designed to elevate management accounting and further emphasise its importance for businesses worldwide.

The Management School’s Reverse Logistics Toolkit, developed in collaboration with Cranfield University, is one of only twelve toolkits selected to feature on the CGMA website.

As a significant percentage of products are returned by customers, reverse logistics has become an area that retailers and manufacturers cannot ignore. Reverse logistics is a broad area and the tool focuses on the management of retail returns. In particular the tool views the management of the reverse logistics process from a holistic supply chain approach rather than simply starting after the point of sale.

Despite the fact that managing returns incurs substantial costs through logistics, inventory and disposal, many companies have inadequate processes for dealing with them. The improved management of returns can have a significant impact on bottom line performance.

It can also have a significant impact on environmental concerns, since reverse logistics operations involve transportation and, therefore, CO2 emissions. The tool enables companies to audit their returns management activities and identify where opportunities exist to reduce costs and waste and improve customer service.

Chartered Global Management Accountants can play an important role in this area by using their analytical skills to highlight the financial benefits to be gained from making improvements to reverse logistics processes and by recognising the importance of supply chain accounting and inter-organisational accounting. Techniques such as quality costing and transparent performance measurement systems have a significant role to play. Many of the diagnostic and performance aspects of the tool are based on activities taking place across organisational boundaries with particular emphasis on relationships with suppliers and customers.

The tool covers cost and performance management, avoidance of product returns, process management, the physical network, inventory management, information and communication technology, material handling, containers, sustainable distribution and compliance with legislation.

For more information about the Management School’s Logistics and Supply Chain Management research, please see

For more information regarding the Reverse Logistics Tool, please contact Professor John Cullen at

Partnership is a positive step for marketing students

Monday, March 26th, 2012

The University of Sheffield has joined forces with The Chartered Institute of Marketing to add real value to its marketing masters courses, putting their students positively ahead on the career ladder.


The partnership, which was formed in September 2011 at the start of their programme, saw 70 students on the MSc in Marketing Management Practice and MSc in International Management & Marketing enrolled into CIM membership as part of their induction.  This gives them access to all the CIM member benefits across the institute’s vast knowledge base and network, including being able to attend CIM events for free and start to engage with the local marketing community.  The initiative, masterminded by Professor Bradley Barnes, Head of the Strategy & Marketing Division at Sheffield University Management School, and Diane Earles, Regional Director of The Chartered Institute of Marketing, is the first of its kind in Yorkshire.

“At a time when competition is so strong for graduate jobs, we are glad that we can help these students develop their marketing network and skills,” said Diane, “They are going to need all the support they can get and as the professional body for marketing we are happy to work with The University of Sheffield to get them started as early as possible on the right path.”


Professor Barnes added “It is excellent that the Management School of Sheffield University and the CIM have combined their resources to pioneer this opportunity for Sheffield students to progressively work towards full membership and Chartered status on the back of our Masters’ Marketing Degree Programmes. We are the first Management or Business School globally to engage with the CIM in this type of initiative and develop this unique offering for our students.”


All students that complete the course will automatically be awarded associate membership of the institute and be able to have ACIM after their names, which is the first step on the path to becoming a coveted Chartered Marketer.

Additional support given by CIM includes ‘Careers in Marketing’ and ‘Getting the most out of your Professional Body’ talks, being able to attend events held by CIM South Yorkshire on topics ranging from Online Marketing Practices to local marketing success stories and the chance to win a CIM top student award.  Dr Caroline Oates, Programme Director, MSc MMP commented  “Our unique relationship with the CIM offers our students an insight into the issues with which marketers are dealing every day, and we can see students successfully incorporating this knowledge into their coursework and exam essays.”


Those students that are making the most of this partnership are:


Laura Davies MSc MMP
Being a member of the CIM is a great opportunity to get into the world of marketing whether you are a student or a professional. The resources available through the CIM are extremely useful and the events provide a relaxed atmosphere whereby you feel able to ask questions or make comments during or afterwards. Becoming a member of the CIM when you begin the course, is definitely a highlight of choosing Sheffield University for my studies”.

Zahra Shah MSc MMP
“CIM events provide a great opportunity for networking in a relaxed friendly atmosphere and the lectures provide useful insights into contemporary marketing issues.”

Rodrigo Afonso MSc MMP
“The talks are really useful in understanding how the theory learnt at University can be applied to business.”

Mark Pereira MSc MMP
“I have found the resources made available to me through membership of the Chartered Institute of Marketing to be invaluable to my education as a postgraduate, and am proud to be registered on the CPD programme.”
Plans are already in place to continue this successful arrangement for the next intake of students on the same masters courses later this year.

Pictures from the recent CIM event that university of sheffield students attended and Diane Earles – Regional Director at CIM, Nicki Newman – Lecturer at University of Sheffield, Dawn Southgate – Head of Information at CIM and Dr Caroline Oates – Programme Director at University of Sheffield, courtesy of Resonant Aesthetics.


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About The Chartered Institute of Marketing

The Chartered Institute of Marketing is the leading international professional marketing body with some 41,000 members worldwide. First established in 1911 it has for almost a century defined the marketing standards that operate in the UK and is the global champion of best marketing practice. The Institute exists to develop the marketing profession, maintain professional standards and improve the skills of marketing practitioners, enabling them to deliver exceptional results for their organisations. It does this by providing membership, qualifications and training to marketing professionals and businesses around the world. Visit for more information.


About our Centenary

With the completion of a century in winning professional recognition and status for the marketing professional The Chartered Institute of Marketing will continue throughout its next century as the marketer’s lifelong career partner, and the champion of marketing excellence in all aspects of business and commerce. Events and celebrations planned during the centenary year will provide marketers with an opportunity to show off the positive power of marketing and demonstrate the beneficial contribution that marketing provides to both an organisation’s bottom line and long-term future.



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Dr Naoko Komori joins the Editorial Board of Accounting History

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

The Management School would like to congratulate Dr Naoko Komori, Lecturer in Accounting, on her recent membership on the Editorial Board of Accounting History, effective from July 2011.

Earlier this year in March, Naoko was also invited to deliver the lecture ‘Rethinking Mrs Watanabe: changes and constraints in the relationship between Japanese women and accounting / finance under the influence of globalization‘ for the Japan Foundation Fellows Lecture in London.  The flyer for this lecture can be  downloaded here.