This course enables you to gain the skills and knowledge required by quality professionals who need to understand and manage quality from a strategic business perspective. It develops a distinctive blend of technical and business skills enabling you to become a quality management practitioner operating effectively in the industry, commerce and public sector.
The course is for:
-Business and management graduates who are looking to increase their knowledge and skills prior to starting a career in quality management.
-Business professionals with a solid understanding of core business and management concepts wanting to deepen their knowledge and skills in quality management.
-Qualified professionals wishing to work in quality management, where new global quality regulations, legislation and environmental factors have created a strong demand for quality management.
You learn how to use processes and techniques that deliver better organisational systems, prioritise innovation and ensure customer-focused outcomes. These result in more robust, sustainable and cost effective organisations. You can apply these skills by taking part in consultancy projects with employers while studying on the course.
The course gives you a strong foundation in quality theories and proficiency in using different techniques and tools for achieving business excellence. It also develops your understanding of the theoretical concepts that underpin the approaches and their application in the real world.
You benefit from the European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM) certification, membership of the American Society for Quality (ASQ) and on completing your masters you can apply for membership of the Chartered Quality Institute (CQI).
Opportunities for PhD research are available for those interested in a career in academia.
For more information, see the website: https://www.shu.ac.uk/study-here/find-a-course/mscpgdippgcert-quality-management
Full time – typically 12 months.
Semester One – Postgraduate Certificate
-Operations and performance management
-Methods of enquiry: research and consultancy in finance
-Information strategies for a global economy
-Fundamentals of quality
Semester Two – Postgraduate Diploma
-E-supply chain management
-Statistical process control and six sigma
-European foundation quality management assessor
-Leadership and strategies for change
Semester Three – MSc
Assessment: coursework, examination, dissertation.
Other admission requirements
If you do not meet the above criteria you can apply for the Graduate Diploma in Business and English. After passing this diploma we automatically offer you a place on one of our business-related masters degrees. Overseas applicants from countries whose first language is not English must normally produce evidence of competence in English. A TOEFL test minimum mark, paper-based 550, computer-based 213, internet-based 79 or an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills, is the standard for non-native speakers of English.
You normally need one of the following: a good honours degree; a recognised postgraduate qualification or an equivalent recognised professional qualification in a relevant subject such as business management, IT and computing, finance, accounting, economics, banking, law, natural sciences. We consider applicants without these relevant academic qualifications individually, based on their personal, professional and work experience and other formal qualifications. See course description for further admission details.