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This degree is designed for those wishing to develop careers as leaders or managers in technology-led organisations. The MSc in Engineering Business Management focuses on key value-adding activities such as: marketing; product and process development; operations, logistics and supply chain management; and exploitation of competitive technology. The skills and techniques introduced in this course give new impetus to businesses and help individuals to get the best from themselves, their team and their company. This course is an IET Accredited Programme and can also lead to membership of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply, subject to suitable project and choice of modules.
The course is modular - each student takes a combination of core and elective
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2:2 undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in the Sciences, Engineering, Business or a relevant subject. English Language Requirement: IELTS 6.5 (or IELTS 6.0 + pre-sessional)
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Vignesh Gandhiram came to WMG in 2011 after gaining a first-class bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering in India.
“I wanted to develop my business and management skills,” said Vignesh when we asked why he chose to study for an MSc. “I had developed a high level of technical engineering knowledge in my first degree and the next step was to build on that.”
So why did choose at WMG? “I wanted a short-term course, no longer than a year and Warwick’s reputation and ranking stood out. The Engineering Business Management MSc also seemed really interesting, particularly the fact that it covers so many key business areas.”
Vignesh arrived at Warwick in September 2011. “It all felt very new to me, but the induction week helps you find your feet. I liked the international atmosphere too and the chance to make friends with people from all across the world.”
Describing the programme as “very intensive”, Vignesh’s course saw him study ten modules during his year. “It was definitely challenging but really interesting; each module stretched my capabilities and helped me to see subjects in a completely new way.
“One of the best things was the chance to interact with tutors who have real experience in industry. They know exactly what challenges businesses face, and bring such real life scenarios into the teaching. Combined with the projects and business simulations, this gave the whole programme a strong ‘real world’ flavour.”
During his year, Vignesh acted as a Student Ambassador, helping new and prospective students find their way around WMG. “That was good fun,” he said. “I enjoyed the opportunity to represent the University.
For his dissertation project, Vignesh worked with Telefonica (O2) to develop a competitive consumer quarterly tariff refresh process. “That in itself was a good learning experience,” he commented. “It had a very practical focus and I worked with a number of people within the company.
As we spoke, he had recently joined Autotech Controls Limited, a leading automation company in the UK as a Controls Engineer. “What I learned at WMG and the further research I carried out on my project certainly helped me to gain this role,” he said. “It’s a really big opportunity for me, and I’m already putting into practice a lot of the skills I gained. I’d say that my MSc is the ideal foundation on which I can build a great future.”
This course at WMG gave me a chance to take my engineering background to another level. I liked the unique structure of the course, which emphasises the practical application of theory.
It was very hard at first. Right from the first week, there was a lot of work to do and we were putting in some long hours. We also had to get used to a new type of learning that forced us to really think about things for ourselves and formulate our own conclusions, rather than just being fed the information.
I was aiming to see ‘the bigger picture’ in terms of how technology businesses function. The modules themselves cover a huge variety of different areas. From people management and strategic marketing through to financial analysis, logistics and product design, the programme brought the engineering and business areas together into one cohesive whole.
That theme continued when it came to selecting a subject for my dissertation. After talking with my Project Supervisor, I chose to work on a project entitled ‘Decision Making Process Supporting Supplier Selection for Hardware in the Loop Testing Equipment’. This combined my background in electrical engineering with the business-focused areas of key decision-making and suppliers.
During my project, I worked closely with WMG’s International Automotive Research Centre. My Supervisor Gunwant Dhadyalla was also based at the Centre and he helped me a lot. He arranged a number of interviews with people from a range of companies including Jaguar Land Rover. It was a great opportunity to discuss key business areas with professionals who are working at the front-line of current developments. In fact, it was someone at Jaguar Land Rover who first suggested that my dissertation should be published, which I am now planning to do.
I graduated with distinction, while my dissertation gained a commendation and a departmental prize. My external assessor was Dr Rebecca Cain, who offered me a fully funded PhD with her team at WMG’s Digital Lab working within the Experiential Engineering Group - the broad focus of which is to involve end users in the design process decision making.
I'm very glad to stay with WMG. The facilities here are terrific. Just as important, the people are all friendly and very supportive. It’s a lovely campus too and a nice place to be. Actually it’s become like a second home for me!
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