College of Business, Technology and Engineering

The College of Business, Technology and Engineering comprise the departments of Computing; Engineering and Mathematics, as well as Sheffield Business School. Our mission is to deliver a broad range of education and research that is informed, influenced and enriched by our relationships with industry, business and the wider stakeholder community. We pride ourselves on the relevance of our work and we place employability and social A group of people standing outside a Sheffield Business Schoolresponsibility at the strategic core of all that we do.

Sheffield Business School (SBS) is made up of Finance, Accounting and Business Systems; Management, and Service Sector Management. SBS is Britain’s largest modern business school and is the UK’s most recent Business School to be awarded AACSB accreditation putting the UK’s largest Business School amongst the top 5% of providers globally.

Finance, Accounting and Business Systems

Home to more than 1,600 students and 60 full or part time academics, the Department of Finance Accounting and Business Systems (FABS) is a progressive and innovative department that has at its core, the creation of a high-quality student and staff experience, involving significant employer and professional body collaboration. Specialising in accounting, banking, economics, supply chain management and business systems courses, Department staff deliver education to undergraduate, postgraduate, doctoral, and higher degree apprenticeship students.

A group of people sitting around a tableOur staff actively teach and support students by taking a learner-centred approach to learning, teaching and assessment and contribute to curriculum development and delivery, research and other forms of scholarly activity as part of our multi-disciplinary team. We have a global focus, with international recruitment and the development of transnational education an important strand of our work, with key strategic relationships in Botswana at Botswana Accountancy College and VTC in Hong Kong.

Our values and culture revolve around collegiality and a commitment to the enhancement of all aspects of our work, including a thirst for enquiry and knowledge creation. Professional development, research and knowledge exchange are actively supported and strongly encouraged.

 Find out more about what our academics get up to in our Staff Profiles.


The Department of Management is home to around 3,500 students and over 100 staff.  It is a progressive and innovative department, that has at its core the creation of a high-quality student and staff experience. One of our main priorities is to create highly employable graduates with the latest knowledge and real-world skills to maximise A room with a table and chairstheir future potential.  We are committed to working in the areas of Business Engagement and Apprenticeship delivery.

The department has strong relationships with a large and diverse range of global, national and local companies as well as professional bodies including the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, Chartered Institute of Marketing, Institute of Leadership and Management as well

The department has a strong international focus with a global reach. International recruitment and the development of transnational education is an important strand of work and the department has strategic relationships with Botswana Accountancy College, Sino British College and VTC in Hong Kong. The department also benefits from a ten-year relationship with La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia.

Find out more about what our academics get up to in our Staff Profiles.

Dr Paul Stokes“I have worked at Sheffield Hallam for most of my career. I’ve had a variety of roles and positions, course leader, Subject Group Leader, Research and Innovation Portfolio Lead. I have taught on courses for the University in Switzerland, Hong Kong and France as well as leading a number of corporate programmes in organisations such as Shell and Diageo”. Dr Paul Stokes

Service Sector Management

The Department of Service Sector Management has three subject groups of Tourism and Hospitality, Events, as well as Food and Nutrition. The department has more than 1,200 students, including a large percentage of international students.

Recent developments in the department’s portfolio include degree apprenticeships, global mobility opportunities, as well as integration of language options for students. Undergraduate hospitality and tourism provision has recently been awarded a five year EFMD accreditation, one of only three universities in the world to achieve this. The department also has its own state of the art kitchens and a training restaurant.

The department has an active doctoral community - with over 25 doctoral students supervised in the department - alongside an active research and scholarly community focusing on REF outputs, case study development, books, conference papers, industry reports and consultancy.

Find out more about what our academics get up to in our Staff Profiles.


The Department of Computing consists of five subject groups covering Computer Science and Software Engineering, Cyber Security and Computer Networks, Digital Analytics and Technologies, Games & Artificial Intelligence, and Smart Computing. Our courses have been developed alongside professional organisations and in consultation with practicing computing and IT professionals. Most of our undergraduate courses are accredited by the British Computer Society (BCS) and several courses have additional, specialist professional accreditations.

The department has a tradition of supporting interdisciplinary research, with staff in computing collaborating in areas such as healthcare, games design, cultural heritage applications, IT and International Development and the Centre of Excellence in Terrorism, Resilience, Intelligence and Organized Crime Research (CENTRIC). Applications from candidates with a strong interest in interdisciplinary research and knowledge exchange are encouraged.

Research in the department is organised in terms of research groups in Networking, Security, Software Engineering, Smart Interactive Technologies, Gaming, Data Intelligence, People & Technology, Conceptual Structures, and Technology Enhanced Learning. New members of staff will be encouraged to join one or more of the research groups and to work with colleagues to develop both capability and capacity.

Find out more about what our academics get up to in our Staff Profiles.

Engineering and Mathematics

Two people looking at a computer screenThe Department of Engineering and Mathematics is one of the UK’s leading providers of industrially focused engineering, maths and physics education. We have a vibrant and comprehensive portfolio, strong student recruitment and some of the best teaching, learning and research facilities – benefitting from over £24m of infrastructure investment in the past three years.

We work in partnership with a number of leading organisations including AMEY PLC, British Steel, JCB, HSBC, McLaren and Network Rail.

In the Research Excellence Framework 2014, 56% of our engineering research submission was rated internationally excellent or world-leading. One of our key strategic aims is to build on this research excellence, in addition to our other aims around innovative technical education and business engagement.

Whether you’re an academic or industry practitioner, your ability to inspire, motivate and connect with a wide range of people will mean you can engage with both our students and our industry partners - to promote employability and learning in a real-world context.

Find out more about what our academics get up to in our Staff Profiles.

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